Carpe Novo

The Carpe Novo is our newest 2016 boat and started operations March 26, 2016. The Carpe Novo is another upgraded sistership of the Carpe Diem and has been built in the Maldives by the same person, Amir Mansoor who built the Carpe Diem and the Carpe Vita. The Carpe Novo is bigger than the Carpe Diem and even slightly bigger than the Carpe Vita, catering for a maximum of 22 people in 12 cabins divided over 3 decks thus providing more space. The Carpe Novo like her two “sisters” caters for dedicated scuba diving, wave surfing and fishing trips for both individuals as well as groups.

The Carpe Novo like the Carpe Diem and The Carpe Vita provides 3 dives per day as standard.  From May 2019-Dec 2019 Nitrox will be offered free of charge for nitrox qualified divers.

The MV Carpe Novo is a 42 m long motor safari yacht with a wooden hull. It has 3 decks plus a sundeck.

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From the outside as well as from the inside a staircase will lead you to the upper deck.

There you will find

  • Open air restaurant
  • Bar
  • 4 junior suites
  • Bridge area
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From the upper deck restaurant area a staircase will lead you to the sun deck. On the sun deck you will find plenty of sunbeds and a shaded sitting area, which is also excellent for having your sunset drinks.

Cabins and Floor Plan

The Carpe Novo has 12 comfortable cabins of different standards divided over 3 decks. The different cabin types are junior suite (4), single suites (2) and standard (6). All cabins have individually controlled AC, safety deposit boxes, life jackets and TV screens connected to central media system and their own private bathrooms. The electricity voltage on board is of 220V and the plugs are of multinational type


The Carpe Novo team will take care of your perfect holiday. We have some of the 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. The team will do everything to ensure you will have an unforgettable time during your stay on the Carpe Novo.


General technical details

Built :2016
Port of Registration :Male’ / Republic of Maldives
Length (m) :43 (140 feet)
Width (m) :11 (36 feet)
Maximum Guests :22
No. of Cabins :12 (4 Junior Suites, 2 Single suites, 6 Standard)
No. of Bathrooms :15
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 Marine Diesel (Model No: V1 80219), HP 800
Fuel Tank Capacity :2 x Tanks of 6,000 liters per Tank (Total 12 tons)
Navigation :GPS, Sounder
Communication :VHF Radio, Internet, GSM
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
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 equipmentSmoke detectors, fire extinguishers, life jackets, emergency alarm
Laundry Service :NO
Diving Dhoni :YES (L: 61 feet/ W: 20 feet)
Nitrox on Board ?YES
HP Compressors :L&W
Nitrox Gen :Nitrox L&W Membrane System
FA Oxygen on board :YES, 10,500 Liters
Dive Gear Rental :YES – Scubapro brand
Diving School :YES – PADI

Cabin specifications

Junior Suite (S)48Upper Deck
Single Suite (SS)22Main Deck
Standard (STD)612Lower Deck


Trip Start
Trip End
Remarks Rates (USD)
30 Dec 2019
07 Jan 2020
30 Nov 2019
07 Dec 2019
23 Nov 2019
30 Nov 2019



The Carpe Novo 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 Novo caters for 7 and 10 night cruises. The cruises normally leave every Saturday unless in the event of 10 night cruises departure days might change.

Check in time will be at 2.30 . 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 for an extra charge of 72 USD p/p until check-in time for the boat. Check out time will be latest by 8.00 am on the day of departure.

Winter rates run from November 2018 till May 2019 and November 2019 till May 2020. Summer rates run from May till November in 2019 and 2020. Rates for surf of fishing charters are available upon request.


Individual bookings
Upper deck Junior suites
 feature individually-controlled air conditioning systems, as well as a king size (California) or two single beds, chair/desk/dresser, hanging closet, large windows, flat panel TV connected to central media system, private ensuite bathroom with dual sinks and separate shower Staterooms Whale shark, Manta, Turtle and Dolphin.
8 days/7 nights
11 days/10 nights
November 2018/April 28, 2019$2,596$3,590
April 28/November  2019$2,163$2,999
November 2019/May 2020$2,740$3,840
Main Deck Single suites, each have a queen size bed, desk/chair, dresser, hanging closet, large windows, individually-controlled air conditioning, TV connected to central media system, private ensuite bathroom with shower. Staterooms Sting ray and Eagle ray.
8 days/7 nights
11 days/10 nights
October 30, 2018/April 28, 2019$2,596$3,590
April 28/November 2019$2,163$2,999
November/ May 2020$2,740$3,840
Lower deck Standard rooms, each room provides individually-controlled air conditioning, one queen and one single bed, desk/chair, dresser, hanging closet, TV connected to central media system, private ensuite bathroom and shower. Staterooms Shark, Nurse shark, Barracuda, Octopus, Frog fish and Napoleon of which Frog fish and Octopus only suitable for people sharing.
8 days/7 nights
11 days/10 nights
October 30, 2018/April 28, 2019$2,296$3,290
April 28/November 2019$1,863$2,699
November/May 2020$2,540$3,640


Book within a month of departure and enjoy 10% discount as last minute booking

Book 6 months up to 12 months in advance and enjoy 10% discount as early bird booking

Book more than 12 months in advance and enjoy 15% discount as extra early bird booking.

These discounts can not be combined with our group offers of pay for 5 and get the 6th person for free!


  • 7 nights or 10 nights aboard the vessel
  • 3 meals daily, plus between-dive snacks
  • Drinking water, coffee/tea
  • 3 dives daily (except for on day of arrival and day before departure) including one or two night dives
  • Use of (Nitrox) tanks, weights and belts (Nitrox free as of May 2019 onwards)
  • Airport transfers on the days of embarkation/disembarkation
  • GST 12%


  • Rental, instruction and retail charges
  • Green tax of 6 USD p/p per night
  • Domestic flights, park fees or fuel surcharges if required
  • Crew gratuities (we suggest 100 USD p/p or more)
  • 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.




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%.

Carpe Diem Maldives Pvt. Ltd. does not offer refunds in the event of personal injury, airplane delay, mechanical breakdowns, weather, sickness, strikes, war, criminal acts, quarantine, acts of god, if another guest requires immediate evacuation and the vessel must return to port or any other event beyond its actual control. Guests are strongly advised to have valid dive medical, travel and cancellation insurances.

All information is subject to change without notice.