Carpe Novo - Luxury Maldives Scuba Diving Cruises Yacht

MV Carpe Novo

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Carpe Novo Maldives liveaboard diving
Maldives Maldives
Type: Liveaboard
Departs from: Baa / Male
No. of guests: 22
Prices from: 2,480 USD
2,232 USD
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Carpe Novo is a 43m. diving yacht launched in 2016 to offer the best Maldives dive cruises for discerning guests. Purpose built by an experienced team of master ship builders, Carpe Novo is able to offer the best in luxury at very competitive rates. Just 22 lucky guests stay in a range of cabins, all of which are spacious and have private bathrooms. The boat is the third in the Carpe fleet, using the team’s experience to create the perfect Maldives diving yacht.

Like most other Maldives liveaboards, Carpe Novo has cabins on three decks. However, unlike the others, there are two single suites on the main deck for solo guests. The other cabins are 6 on the lower deck and 4 on the upper deck. The lower deck standard cabins (twins & doubles) are anything but ‘standard’ due to their size & facilities such as flat-screen TV, mini safe, wardrobe and of course air conditioning & en suite private bathroom. The main deck solo suites have a queen-size bed and large windows in addition to the standard facilities. Carpe Novo’s upper deck is home to 4 king-size double-bed suite cabins, two of which that can be separated to make a twin share. The luxury and ocean views of these suites ensures that they sell out quickly for every trip.

Communal areas on Carpe Novo are many & varied, and there’s always somewhere for guests to relax alone, or in small or larger groups. These areas include an air-conditioned lounge and dining room on main deck, as well as outdoor seating and dining areas on the upper deck to enjoy the wonderful views and sea breeze over dinner or a drink. Many Maldives yacht guests like to sunbathe, read, or stargaze, and this is possible from the many comfortable sun loungers on the boat’s large sundeck in addition to the huge shaded seating area at the top of the boat.

To ensure that every part of the boat is used to offer space & comfort, Carpe Novo diving guests are transported to and from each dive site in the large (20m.) tender support vessel, known as a dhoni. Not only does this free up space on the main boat, it enables divers to be dropped off at exact locations and picked up efficiently. High-quality diving equipment is available for hire, as well as Nitrox and larger tanks. The boat’s schedule and itineraries are designed to offer the very best Maldives scuba diving cruises at any time or year, with the organisers’ & captain’s experience and local knowledge. Several trip types are available and are one week or 11 days in length. The diving is so good that many guests want to spend as long as possible in the water, but then the on-board luxury & service is also so good that some find it difficult to leave. One thing is for certain, and that is Carpe Novo is the next step forward in luxury Maldives scuba diving safaris for no more than 22 very lucky guests each trip.

Prices & Schedule

MV Carpe Novo Diver Prices Overview 2024 / 2025
DestinationsDuration Standard Main deck single Suite
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( 18 Dives)
7D / 7N Standard2,480 USD Main deck single3,880 USD Suite2,710 USD
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7D / 7N Standard2,480 USD Main deck single3,880 USD Suite2,710 USD
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7D / 7N Standard2,480 USD Main deck single3,880 USD Suite2,710 USD
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( 27 Dives)
10D / 10N Standard4,000 USD Main deck single5,400 USD Suite4,230 USD
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10D / 10N Standard3,450 USD Main deck single4,850 USD Suite3,680 USD
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10D / 10N Standard4,000 USD Main deck single5,400 USD Suite4,230 USD
MV Carpe Novo Special Offers Coming Up
10% discount
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 Novo guests. Most depart from and return to Male’, while a few use other ports, such as Huvadhoo. Please check the schedule carefully or ask us before you book your flights. Unlike most other Maldives scuba liveaboard boats, Carpe Novo offers special itineraries to ‘get away from the crowds’ while exploring new locations. There are also cruises which focus on other water sports, although most are for scuba diving.

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 Novo
Nitrox Available
En Suite Available
Air con
TV in Cabin
Courses Available
Free Pickup
Single cabins available
All Cabins En Suite
AV Entertainment
Vegetarian Food Available
Double Beds Available
Shaded Sundeck
Available to Charter
MV Carpe Novo Layout


MV Carpe Novo Specifications
Built: 2016.
Length: 43 Metres.
Width: 11 Metres.
Number of Guests: 22.
Fuel Tank Capacity: 2 x Tanks of 6,000 liters per Tank (Total 12 tons).
Engine: Doosan Daewood Marine Diesel (Model No: V1 80219), HP 800.
Generators: 2 x Zenith Isuzu 65 KW Marine-Gen set / 1 x Zenith Isuzu 25 KW Marine-Gen set.
Electric Voltage: 220 / 50 Hz, 3 Phase, 24 hrs / day.
HP Compressors: L&W.
Fresh Water capacity: 13,000 Liters (10 Tons).
Water Maker: 1 x WASCO Desalinator 700Liters / hr. 15 tons / day. 1 x WASCO Desalinator 900 Liters / hr. 18 tons / day.
Safety equipment: Smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, life jackets, emergency alarm.
Nitrox Gen: Nitrox L&W Membrane System.
FA Oxygen on board 10,500 Litres.


There is a wide range of courses available on Carpe Novo. 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 Novo. 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

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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MV Carpe Novo Reviews

Read real reviews from people who have dived with MV Carpe Novo
Laura  MV Carpe Novo
Nationality: British
Dived: 21 April 2024
Boat rating: 10/10
I had such an incredible week on Carpe Novo on the 21st April to 28th April (Best of Maldives , Male to Male). I have had many amazing experiences on my travels over the years but this was the best. Exceptional diving with varied marine life (so so many sharks, rays, and lots of Micro too). We even had close encounters with tiger sharks and bull sharks which were on my hit list. 😍. The manta night dive was also one to re member 😍. The other divers on the boat were all more experienced than me (some with 30 years of diving) and they agreed that some of the dives were the best they have ever done. The crew were fantastic, always helpful and smiling. Special shout out to Mazine our dive guide who always made me feel safe and comfortable underwater. Some recognition for Hussein as he was always so helpful pre and post dives. The food was excellent throughout the trip 👌🏽. Compliments to the chef and assistants. The boat was big and spacious. Loved the top deck for chilling between dives. The whole experience completely exceeded my expectations. I hope you enjoy your trip on Carpe Novo as much as I did .☺️
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