Carpe Diem

The Carpe Diem is the first boat we started operating in 2008 and the reason for the start of the company Carpe Diem Maldives Pvt. Ltd. The Carpe Diem was built in the Maldives fully out of wood by Amir Mansoor who is also the owner of the boat. The boat has 10 cabins divided over 3 decks and can cater for a maximum of 20 people. The boat is accompanied by a diving dhoni (tender) and a small speedboat (dingy). The Carpe Diem caters for scuba diving trips, surfing trips, fishing trips or tailor made cruises for exclusive groups.

Our local dive team of 3 with their abundance of experience can cater for any experience level diver and is able to ensure that everyone of any nationality has a lasting wonderful diving experience. On dedicated scuba diving trips the Carpe Diem offers standard 3 dives a day.

What makes the Carpe Diem further stand out is the service provided by a dedicated crew, some of which have been with the company for a many years. Clients that have come back described it as “coming home”.

The MV Carpe Diem is a 35 m long motor safari yacht with a wooden hull. It has 3 decks plus a sundeck.

 

The MV Carpe Diem is a 35 m long motor safari yacht with a wooden hull. It has 3 decks plus a sundeck.

The lower deck provides for

  • 6 standard cabins
  • 2 separate staff cabins
  • the engine room crew quarters
 

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The main briefing area and lounge area, with a coffee / tea table offering you coffee/tea and drinking water 24 hours a day. It also has a wide flat screen TV, DVD/MP3 player.

Outside of the lounge area there is another sitting area in the shade with comfortable cushions, where you could have your afternoon tea while cruising and taking in the beautiful colours of the Indian Ocean.

Furthermore the main deck has two comfortable Double cabins, the kitchen, laundry room and another open air sitting area at the back of the boat.

 
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From the outside as well as from the inside a staircase will lead you to the upper deck and bridge area with a C-shape sofa/reading area, in house library, the suite and deluxe cabins, an office and the dive rental equipment room.

The main open air dining and bar area is located at the back of the boat where you will be served semi buffet meals prepared by our fine dining chef

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From the dining area a staircase ultimately leads you to a 115 sqm sun deck, which is partially shaded and has a sitting area in the middle and some lounge chairs to catch that nice tan.

Floorplan

Cabins and Floor Plan

The Carpe Diem has 10 comfortable cabins of different standards divided over 3 decks. The different cabin types are suite (1), deluxe (1), double (2) 
and standard (6). All cabins have individually controlled AC, safety deposit boxes, life jackets and their own private bathroom with toilet and hot water shower. The electricity voltage on board is of 220V and the plugs are of 3 pins UK type.

Crew

The Carpe Diem team will take care of your perfect holiday. We have some of the best best divers from the Maldives in our team. You will enjoy the cooking qualities of our experienced chef.  A Dutch management that speak five languages. This team will do everything to ensure you have an unforgettable time during your stay on the Carpe Diem.

Click on the sections below to open all details about our crew.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

General technical details

Built :2008
Port of Registration :Male’   / Republic of Maldives
Length (m) :35
Width (m) :10
Maximum Guests :20
No. of Cabins :10   (1 Suite, 1 Deluxe, 2 High Standard,  4  Standard, 2 twin   sharing Standard)
No. of Bathrooms :13
Air-Condition :In   any enclosed area of the Boat and in each Cabin
No.of Crew :10   + 3 on the diving dhoni
Engine :Doosan   Daewood Diesel Engine 650 Hp
Fuel Tank Capacity :7,000   litres
Navigation :GPS,   Sounder
Communication :VHF   Radio, Internet, GSM
Generators :2   x Doosan Daewood Marine Soundproof, 50 Hz, 380V, 45KW
Electric Voltage :220   / 50 Hz, 24 hrs / day
Fresh Water capacity5,000   Litres
Water Maker :16000   litres/day (2 x Osmotic Treatment Plants – Wasco   Atlantic 400)
Safety equipmentSmoke  detectors, fire extinguishers, life jackets, emergency alarm
Laundry Service :YES   but not for clients
Diving Dhoni :YES
Nitrox on Board ?YES
HP Compressors :2   x MCH 16 Coltri Sub (530 L/min, 18CFM), Bauer M320
Nitrox Gen :Coltri   Sub LP320, Nuvair Membrane
FA Oxygen on board :YES,   10,500 Liters
Dive Gear Rental :YES, Scuba Pro
Diving School :YES, PADI
Extra Activities :Fishing, wave surfing

Cabin specifications

CABINSNO. OF CABINSMAX. PAXDECK LOCATION
Suite   (S)12Upper   Deck
Deluxe   (DLX)12Upper   Deck
High   Standard (HSTD)24Main   Deck
Standard   (STD)612Lower   Deck
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SCHEDULE & ITINERARY

Trip Start
Trip End
Nights
Embark-Disembark
Route
Remarks Rates (USD)
Booking
30 Dec 2019
07 Jan 2020
Male
Male
Standard
Double
Deluxe
$1,668
$1,711
$1,920
30 Nov 2019
07 Dec 2019
Male
Male
Standard
Double
Deluxe
Suite
$1,665
$1,700
$1,910
$2,015
23 Nov 2019
30 Nov 2019
Male
Male
Standard
Double
Deluxe
Suite
$1,859
$1,890
$2,142
$2,237

POLICY

 

The Carpe Diem takes full charter, half charter as well as individual booking requests. A tentative schedule can be found separately, which is updated on a regular basis.

The Carpe Diem will have 7 and 10 night cruises. The cruises normally leave every Saturday unless in the event of 10 day cruises departure days might change.

Check in time will be at 12.30 pm. In case of early arrival, guests will be met by our representatives and will have the option to wait at the airport or arrangements could be made to use the facilities of the nearby airport hotel which offers different packages until check-in time for the boat. Check out time will be latest by 8 am on the day of departure.

Winter rates will run from November 2019 on till May, 2020 and summer from May onwards till November 2019 and 2020. Rates for surf of fishing charters are available upon request.

 

Individual bookings
Upper deck Suite room features individually controlled air-conditioning systems, as well as a king bed, walk through closet, large windows, flat panel TV, private en-suite bathroom with shower.
Season
8 days/7 nights
11 days/10 nights
   
November 2015/May 2016$2,485$3,550
May/October 2016$2,015$2,875
November 2016/May 2017$2,485$3,550
 
Upper deck Deluxe room features individually controlled air-conditioning systems, as well as a queen double bed, hanging closet, large windows, flat panel TV, private en-suite bathroom with shower.
Season
8 days/7 nights
11 days/10 nights
   
November 2015/May 2016$2,380$3,400
May/October 2016$1,910$2,725
November 2016/May 2017$2,380$3,400
 
Main deck Double rooms, each have queen beds, dresser, hanging closet, large windows, flat panel TV, individually controlled air-conditioning and private en-suite bathroom with shower. Cabins can be taken for couples or single occupancy.
Season
8 days/7 nights
11 days/10 nights
   
November 2015/May 2016$2,100/2,380 (single occupancy)$3,000/3,400 (single occupancy)
May/October 2016$1,700/1,910 (single occupancy)$2,425 / 2,725 (single occupancy)
November 2016/May 2017$2,100/ 2,380 (single occupancy)$3,000/3,400 (single occupancy)
 
Cabin deck Standard rooms, each have queen beds and a separate bunk bed, dresser, hanging closet, portholes, individually controlled air-conditioning and private en-suite bathroom with shower.
Season
8 days/7 nights
11 days/10 nights
   
November 2015/May 2016$2,065$2,950
May/October 2016 $1,665$2,379
November 2016/May 2017$2,065$2,950
 
 
Crazy insane last minute special

Dates:  January 9 till 16 of 2016

Discount: 500 USD p/p

Normal rate: 2065 USD p/p for 7 nights

Discounted rate: 1565 USD p/p for 7 nights

Offer will last as long as there are spaces available, so don’t miss this opportunity!

 

  • 7 nights or 10 nights aboard the vessel
  • 3 meals daily, plus between-dive snacks
  • drinking water, coffee (instant) and tea
  • 3 dives daily (except for on day of arrival and day before departure) including one or two night dives
  • Use of tanks, weights and belts
  • Airport transfers on the days of embarkation/disembarkation
  • GST 12%

 

  • Rental, instruction, nitrox and retail charges
  • Green tax of 6 USD p/p per night
  • Special trips marked with a star in the schedule will have an additional fuel surcharge and/or a domestic flight
  • Crew gratuities
  • Trip cancellation and dive insurance

 

For every group of 5 paying guests you will get 1 space free of charge in a standard cabin. A group of 12 will ultimately pay for only 10 people! Free space is limited to a maximum of 2 free per departure unless otherwise specified.

Please contact us for further information on booking and cancellation terms, as well as group charter terms and rates.

Cancellation policy

 

 

 

For bookings cancelled between 6 and 3 months before commencement of the trip, the 30% deposit will be non refundable. For cancellations within 90 days of commencement of a trip, the cancellation fee will be 100%.

All information is subject to change without notice.