Carpe Diem - Luxury Liveaboard Maldives Diving

MV Carpe Diem

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Carpe Diem Liveaboard Maldives
Maldives Maldives
Type: Liveaboard
Departs from: Male
No. of guests: 20
Prices from: 1,940 USD
1,746 USD
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MV Carpe Diem has some of the best Maldives scuba tours and is one of the most popular Maldives liveaboard diving boats available. Built in 2008 to a specification best suited for guests’ needs, the boat is just the right size, has the best facilities & range of cabins, and rates are very competitive. At 35m. in length and taking no more than 20 diving guests, Carpe Diem ticks all the right boxes for anyone wanting the best diving Diving Maldives liveaboard experience.

Starting with the boat’s cabins, there are 10 in total, on three decks. All are air conditioned and have en suite private bathrooms. Most cabins are located on the boat’s lower deck, and these comprise of twin/double beds, so are ideal for couples, friends or solo travellers. In the summer of 2016, Carpe Diem underwent a dry-dock refurbishment, focussing mainly on making these lower deck cabins even more comfortable and therefore even better value. On Carpe Diem’s main deck there are two more standard cabins. These have large windows, a TV, and a double bed. Finally, on the upper deck of Carpe Diem, there are the deluxe double-bed cabin and the master suite. Both are fitted with large double beds, and offer plenty of space, natural daylight and wonderful views of the Indian Ocean and The Maldives’ islands pristine beaches.

Carpe Diem’s communal areas include an air-conditioned lounge/saloons and dining room, as well as a wide choice of places to eat, drink, socialize or sunbathe. There is always a place for each of the twenty guests to either gather in groups or find some privacy. This includes on sofas, sun beds, and dinner tables. Space on the boat is maximised by the use of a tender vessel (known as a ‘dhoni’) to take divers to each dive spot and pick them up again. Therefore, with the equipment on the dhoni, every square metre of Carpe Diem luxury liveaboard is designed to be used for luxurious enjoyment of The Maldives Archipelago. There is the usual TV DVD set up for guests to enjoy a movie, but more commonly used for showing the day’s underwater videos or photos. The library is permanently stocked with a wide range of interesting books and novels – in a selection of languages. Time flies by on the boat’s week-long diving cruises of the Maldives’ best diving areas, with the schedule designed to be at the best islands at any given time of the month or year.

Diving the Maldives from Carpe Diem is safe & enjoyable, mainly due to the experienced crew’s ability to choose the best itinerary & dive spots and take good care of its guests. Nitrox is available, and courses are as well. Most dive trips sail from and back to Male’ but a few start and/or finish elsewhere in The Maldives.

All in all Carpe Diem is one of the best Maldives diving liveaboards due to its great balance of comfort, safety, facilities and value. It’s good to book early, because the best places are often sold out quickly months in advance.

Prices & Schedule

MV Carpe Diem Diver Prices Overview 2024 / 2025
DestinationsDuration Standard twin/double Main deck standard double Upper deck deluxe double Master
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( 18 Dives)
7D / 7N Standard twin/double1,940 USD Main deck standard double2,050 USD Upper deck deluxe double2,270 USD Master2,390 USD
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( 27 Dives)
10D / 10N Standard twin/double2,790 USD Main deck standard double2,900 USD Upper deck deluxe double3,120 USD Master3,240 USD
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( 30 Dives)
11D / 11N Standard twin/double3,050 USD Main deck standard double3,160 USD Upper deck deluxe double3,380 USD Master3,500 USD
MV Carpe Diem Special Offers Coming Up
10% discount (conditions apply)
We have lots of discounts for this boat. Please see schedule for details
Included In The Price
Transfers to & from the airport
Transfers to and from local hotels
Tea / coffee
Drinking water
Weights & weightbelts
Standard tanks
Dive master services
Soap & Shampoo
Luggage storage
Not Included In The Price
Dive equipment
National park fees
Dive computer
Alcoholic drinks
Dive insurance
Larger tanks
Tips / Gratuities
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Booking / Enquiry

There are a few Maldives diving itineraries for Carpe Diem guests with some of the best diving Maldives has got. Most depart from and return to Male’, while a few use other ports, such as Ari. Please check the schedule carefully or ask us before you book your flights.

The itineraries below are the most-common for each trip, but these can sometimes be changed for a number of reasons. Small changes are made due to weather & sea conditions, special marine life sightings, overcrowded dive sites, local-authorities' instructions, and the needs & requests of the paying guests. The safety & comfort of all guests is most important at all times.

Itinerary Name (click the itinerary name to open) Days / Nights Number of dives
North Male Atoll, Rasdhoo Atoll, North Ari Atoll, South Ari Atoll, Vaavu Atoll, South Male Atoll 7 Days / 7 Nights 18 Dives

Facilites, Layout and Specifications

Facilities Available with MV Carpe Diem
Nitrox Available
En Suite Available
Air con
TV in Cabin
Courses Available
Free Pickup
All Cabins En Suite
AV Entertainment
Vegetarian Food Available
Double Beds Available
Shaded Sundeck
Available to Charter
MV Carpe Diem Layout


MV Carpe Diem Specifications
Built: 2008.
Length: 35 Metres.
Width: 10 Metres.
Number of Guests: 20.
Fuel Tank Capacity: 7000 Litres.
Engine: Doosan Daewood Diesel Engine 650 Hp.
Generators: 2 x Doosan Daewood Marine Soundproof, 50 Hz, 380V, 45KW.
Electric Voltage: 220 / 50 Hz, 24 hrs / day.
HP Compressors: 2 x MCH 16 Coltri Sub (530 L/min, 18CFM), Bauer M320.
Fresh Water capacity: 5000 Litres
Water Maker: 16000 litres/day (2 x Osmotic Treatment Plants – Wasco Atlantic 400).
Safety equipment: Smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, life jackets, emergency alarm.
Nitrox Gen: Coltri Sub LP320, Nuvair Membrane.
FA Oxygen on board 10,500 Litres.


If you are looking at doing a course onboard a Maldives liveaboard then there are a wide range of courses available on Carpe Diem. These include from ‘Introductory Dives’ for those who have never dived before to speciality courses for experienced divers who want the best diving conditions to take the next step. Referral Open Water courses are popular for guests who have completed the theory online. Advanced and Nitrox courses are the most popular on Carpe Diem. Please let us know well in advance of any courses you are interested in, so that we can prepare materials, staff and any equipment before your arrival.

Courses Prices
Referesher / Scuba Review
(1 Dive)
60 USD
Discover Scuba Diving
(1 Dive)
1 dive for non cert. diver
Including: Equipment
100 USD
Nitrox Course
(2 Dives)
Theory Lessons
Including: Manual, Certificate
170 USD
Manta Speciality
(2 Dives)
Theory Lessons
Including: Certificate
170 USD
Digital Underwater Photography
(2 Dives)
Theory Lessons
Including: Certificate
170 USD
Night Photography
(2 Dives)
Theory Lessons
Including: Certificate
170 USD
Deep Diving
(2 Dives)
Theory Lessons
Including: Certificate
170 USD
Wreck Diving
(2 Dives)
Theory Lessons
Including: Certificate
170 USD
Scuba Diver Upgrade
(2 Dives)
2 Theory Lessons
Including: Equipment, Certificate
250 USD
Open Water Referral
(4 Dives)
Including: Logbook, Certificate
250 USD
Adventure Diver Course
(3 Dives)
Theory Lessons
Including: Certificate
250 USD
Adventure OW Diver Course
(5 Dives)
Theory Lessons
Including: Manual, Certificate
350 USD
Scuba Diver Course
(5 Dives)
3 Theory Lessons
Including: Equipment, Certificate, Manual, Logbook
400 USD
Open Water Diver Course
(4 Dives)
5 Theory Lessons
Including: Equipment, Certificate, Manual, Logbook
550 USD

Transfer details

Most Maldives Liveaboards offer transfers and through Carpe Diem there are free scheduled transfers from Male’ International Airport on departure day and back again after the cruise. These transfers are at set times, to coincide with most guests’ flights. Please let us know your travel plans so that we can assist with the most convenient transfer for you.

Booking / Enquiry

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