Carpe Diem Liveaboard

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Join us for a tour of the beautiful Maldives Atolls on the MV Carpe Diem. One of our more popular boats, she is a 35m long motorised liveaboard safari yacht, and built in the Maldives specifically for diving tours. Massive, modern and sleek, she is a whopping 10m wide, and with 10 well-appointed and comfortable cabins spread over 3 decks, up to 20 divers can be accommodated, in supreme comfort and luxury. Repeat clients call it ‘home’, as indeed it is, and you can expect top-notch, friendly and expert care, by our long-serving crew.

Carpe Diem

The MV Carpe Diem Liveaboard

Our spacious cabins are all equipped with a TV, MP3 & DVD player, individual A/C, a safe, and clean en-suite bathrooms. The lower deck has 6 standard cabins with portholes; 4 with queen size beds, and 2 with a double bed and single bunk. The main deck has 2 cabins with queen sized beds, and large windows with great sea views, also ideal for single occupancy. On the upper deck is a deluxe cabin with a queen size bed, and 3 big windows with superb views, and a fantastic 20sq.m suite, with a king size bed, TV, DVD & MP3 player, a big wardrobe for storage, and 5 large windows with stunning views of the Atolls.

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The hub of the Carpe Diem is on the main deck where you’ll find a large air-conditioned saloon, where the dive briefings take place. Amenities include hot & cold beverage station, lots of comfy seating areas, a flat screen TV, audio system and a well-stocked library. Our on-board chef serves up local and international al fresco buffets on the upper-deck, and there is a large partly-shaded sun-deck to enjoy cocktails, work on your tan, and watch the beautiful sunsets.

The accompanying dhoni tender is where our experienced dive guides will assist with 3 daily dives during your tour. Rebreather-friendly and with nitrox, she is fully equipped with all safety and emergency equipment, 3 compressors, diving kits, rinse tanks, charging stations, camera table, hot showers and toilets. Non-Divers are welcome and will be offered free snorkelling gear and use of a fast dinghy to reach the best spots. Please note: Open Water certification (or equivalent) divers are welcome on board. However, due to the nature of the diving in the Maldives, you will be required to complete the Advanced Open Water certification on board (local charges apply).


  • Well-loved liveaboard for up to 20 divers.
  • Choice of standard, deluxe and suite cabin options
  • Local and international al fresco dining, with on-board chef.
  • Diving dhoni and speedboat tender vessels, with 3 dive guides

Camera Facilities

  • TV, Audio and photography station
  • Rinse tanks & Charging points


The MV Carpe Diem can welcome 20 guests aboard with 10 cozy cabins split over its 3 decks. Each of the 10 cabins has en-suite facilities complete with a hot water shower and all feature individual climate control capabilities. Power outlets are the same as the 3 pin UK configuration and the voltage is 220V.

Details of the different cabins are outlined below:

1 Suite Cabin (Upper Deck)

The upper deck suite cabin has a king size bed, ample storage and boasts 5 large windows perfect for sea views. The room also has a flat screen TV with a DVD/MP3 player.

1 Deluxe Cabin (Upper Deck)

The deluxe cabin, located right opposite the suite cabin, has a queen size bed and 3 windows with stunning sea views. The room also has a TV and MP3/DVD player.

2 High Standard Cabins (Upper and Main Decks)

Each of these cabins boasts a queen size bed, TV and DVD/MP3 player. One High Standard Cabin is situated on the main deck whilst the other cabin is on the upper deck.

6 Standard Cabins (Lower Deck)

All the standard cabins have portholes and are found on the boat’s lower deck.

Four cabins have a queen bed with a single bed above it in a bunk-bed style. The remaining two cabins have a bunk bed and a separate twin bed, however they are only available as twin sharing rooms.

Steven, New Zealand September 15, 2017

The Carpe Diem trip we experienced was nothing short of 5 stars.

Every aspect of liveaboard life was considered and the staff members went out of their way to make sure each and every guest was happy and comfortable. It’s clear that the staff members love what they do and take pride in the boat they work on, as it really was a fantastic experience.

The diving was well-organized and hassle-free thanks to the spacious diving dhoni.

The underwater scenes were sensational – some of the clearest water I’ve ever dived in with a wide variety of colourful and tropical fish.

I would highly recommend the Carpe Diem to all my friends, family and fellow divers.


Alexia, Italy September 15, 2017

We travelled aboard the Carpe Diem in May and were amazed at the stunning surroundings and the top-class crew.

The boat itself is well-maintained and perfectly equipped with everything you need for diving including a large dive dhoni which makes diving prep that much easier.

The rooms onboard were surprisingly luxurious and the common areas were perfect for socializing and enjoying the wide variety of meals we were served.

All in all it was a perfect trip!

Recommended for: Beautiful boat and comfortable cabins


Rob, Canada September 21, 2017

We’re both pretty experienced divers, and we decided to try a liveaboard, for more diverse diving – and we sure got that!

Arriving in Male, our rep picked us up, took us to a pier where a small boat took us 5 mins out to join the other divers on the Carpe Diem.

Wow, she is gorgeous with fantastic rooms, great food, (There is a surcharge for alcohol/soft drinks, but not too expensive), and they have a really nice crew.

A bell summons everybody to the important dive briefings (3 per day) and meals. Transfers to the dive dhoni were quick and easy, with spectacular diving, we also did one night dive, and had a BBQ on a deserted island – nice!


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