MV Carpe Vita - Maldives Luxury Liveaboard Scuba Dive Yacht

MV Carpe Vita

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Carpe Vita Dive Boat liveaboard Maldives
Maldives Maldives
Type: Liveaboard
Departs from: Baa / Male
No. of guests: 20
Prices from: 2,150 USD
1,935 USD
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Carpe Vita is very much the diver’s choice of Maldives liveaboard boats. While luxury is high and the value unbeatable, there is more diving to be enjoyed on Carpe Vita than on comparable vessels. Up to three dives per day ensures that all twenty of the lucky guests can get to enjoy some of the best diving conditions in the world, then relax & socialise on one of the best Maldives dive yachts. Due to the focus on diving at the best Maldives locations at any given time of the month or year, guests tend to be more experienced divers than on other boats, and Advanced certification is necessary, although this can be completed on board.

At a length of 38m., Carpe Vita is a large diving yacht, and easily has enough space for its 20 guests, whether they want to spend time in their private cabin or out on deck. The boat was built in 2011 by a team of expert shipbuilders and overseen by a successful and experienced team of divers. This new project was necessary due to the success & popularity of its sister ship, Carpe Diem, which was fully booked months in advance. Instead of modifying an existing boat to accommodate more guests, the Carpe Diem team built this brand new dive yacht.

Carpe Vita has three decks, and each has air-conditioned cabins for the guests in three levels of luxury & price. On the boat’s lower deck are 6 standard cabins, which each has a double and a single bed but accommodates no more than two guests. This configuration allows for couples, friends or solo travellers to sleep in comfort. The cabins are clean and well appointed. They have private en suite bathrooms, individually-controlled air conditioners, a porthole, plenty of storage space, and a flat-screen television. The superior cabins are on the main deck of Carpe Vita, and although in our pictures they are shown with large double beds, these can be separated to act as two singles. These cabins have the same features as the standard cabins plus more space and full-size windows so that guests can enjoy the stunning views of the Maldives atolls. The upper deck is home to two cabins for the luckiest guests on the boat. These suites are even more spacious than the superior cabins, and their huge bathrooms have a separate bathtub & shower cubicle and twin wash basins. The best views are also guaranteed from the large windows in both the bedrooms and bathrooms. Like the superior cabins, the king-size suite beds can be separated to make two large singles.

After up to 3 dives per day guests are certain to be hungry, and Carpe Vita’s chef and kitchen team are more than up to the task of ensuring that everyone enjoys three meals per day, plus snacks. The delicious food is local and western cuisine and served in style. Carpe Vita guests should not expect to lose any weight during their wonderful Maldives diving cruise! 

Communal areas of Carpe Vita include a huge air-conditioned indoor saloon/lounge, two outdoor dining areas (which of course can be protected from the elements), and lots of places to sit quietly or sunbathe. This is particularly the case on Carpe Vita’s uppermost deck, which has sun loungers, shaded sofas and a Jacuzzi. Even after 3 dives per day, guests still want to get back in the water – making the Jacuzzi very popular.

Due to the large size of Carpe Vita and its designers wanting to maximise space & comfort on board, the diving is done from its support vessel, known locally as a dhoni. This tender is itself 20m long and has lots of space for divers to gear up & move around, freshwater showers and a toilet. In addition, there are several exits & ladders on the dhoni to ensure that every dive starts and finishes safely & smoothly.
All in all, for guests who want to enjoy the best diving at The Maldives, luxurious cruises at affordable rates, and a drink or two with their evening meal, Carpe Vita is unbeatable. The experienced staff & crew add to the feeling of safety, service & professionalism.

Prices & Schedule

MV Carpe Vita Diver Prices Overview 2024 / 2025
DestinationsDuration Standard Superior Suite
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7D / 7N Standard2,170 USD Superior2,390 USD Suite2,620 USD
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7D / 7N Standard2,150 USD Superior2,370 USD Suite2,600 USD
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7D / 7N Standard2,170 USD Superior2,390 USD Suite2,620 USD
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10D / 10N Standard3,070 USD Superior3,290 USD Suite3,520 USD
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10D / 10N Standard3,770 USD Superior3,990 USD Suite4,220 USD
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10D / 10N Standard3,600 USD Superior3,820 USD Suite4,050 USD
MV Carpe Vita 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 Vita guests. 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 Vita
Nitrox Available
En Suite Available
Air con
Courses Available
Free Pickup
All Cabins En Suite
AV Entertainment
Vegetarian Food Available
Double Beds Available
Shaded Sundeck
Available to Charter
MV Carpe Vita Layout


MV Carpe Vita Specifications
Built: 2011.
Length: 38.2 Metres.
Width: 10.36 Metres.
Number of Guests: 20.
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 52KW Marine-Gen set. 1 x Zenith Isuzu 16KW Marine-Gen set.
Electric Voltage: 220 / 50 Hz, 3 Phase, 24 hrs / day.
HP Compressors: 2 x L&W 420 electric.
Fresh Water capacity: 10,000 Liters (10 Tons).
Water Maker: 1 x WASCO Desalinator 400 Liters / hr. 10 tons / day. 1 x WASCO Desalinator 600 Liters / hr. 15 tons / day.
Safety equipment: Smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, life jackets, emergency alarm.
Nitrox Gen: Nitrox L&W.
FA Oxygen on board 10,500 Litres.


There is a wide range of courses available on Carpe Vita. 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. Please note that although Open Water divers are welcome on board, the dive sites visited by Carpe Vita are more often deep, and OW divers would need to take the AOW course on board.

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
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.

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