Carpe Vita

Introducing our second boat, the Carpe Vita, the upgraded sistership of the Carpe Diem. The Carpe Vita meaning “Seize Life” was built in the Maldives by the same person, Amir Mansoor, as the Carpe Diem. The Carpe Vita started operations in 2011. The Carpe Vita with her 38 meters in length is bigger than the Carpe Diem, but still catering for a maximum of 20 people. With 10 cabins divided over 3 decks providing a lot more space. The Carpe Vita like the Carpe Diem caters for dedicated scuba diving, wave surfing ,fishing and tailor made trips for both individuals as well as groups.

The Carpe Vita provides standard 3 dives per day on her dedicated scuba diving trips.  From May 2019 – December 2019 Nitrox is free of charge for nitrox qualified divers.

 

        

The MV Carpe Vita is a luxury 38 m long motor safari yacht with a wooden hull. Like the Carpe Diem she has a total of 10 cabins divided over 3 decks and can cater for a maximum of 20 divers.

The lower deck has

  • 6 standard cabins
  • 1 Directors cabin + 1 dive team cabin
  • The engine room
  • Crew compartment

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AC acclimatised lounge/restaurant area, with a coffee / tea /buffet table offering you coffee/tea throughout the day. It also has a wide flat screen TV, DVD/MP3 player, in house sound system, library and comfortable sitting area with plug points for laptop use.

Outside in front 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.

  • The gallery and a spacious cold room
  • Linen storage room
  • Dive rental storage area
  • Business centre with internet and all business centre facilities.
  • Camera table
  • Camera recharging table
  • Common toilet
  • A platform at the back of the main deck with two fresh water showers
  • Two comfortable superior rooms

 

   

From the outside as well as from the inside a staircase will lead you to the upper deck and bridge area with

  • Bridge area with sofa seating area to accompany the captain while driving the boat
  • Outside shaded sitting area in front of the bridge with fabulous view
  • Our beautiful and very spacious two VIP Suite rooms.
  • Main open air dining area and bar where you will be served semi buffet meals prepared by our fine dining chef while enjoying our fine selection of (non) alcoholic beverages. 
 

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

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Cabins and Floor Plan

The Carpe Vita has 10 comfortable cabins of different standards divided over 3 decks. The different cabin types are VIP suite (2), Superior (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 Vita team will take care of your perfect holiday. We have some of the best divers from the Maldives in our team. You will enjoy a range of high quality meals from our experienced chef.  We have Dutch management that speaks five languages to assist with any questions. The team will do everything for you to ensure you have an unforgettable time during your stay on the Carpe Vita.

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TECHNICAL DETAILS

General technical details

Built :2011
Port of Registration :Male’ / Republic of Maldives
Length (m) :38.2 (127 feet)
Width (m) :10.36 (34 feet)
Maximum Guests :20
No. of Cabins :10 (2 Suite, 2 Deluxe, 6 Standard)
No. of Bathrooms :13
Air-Condition :In any enclosed area of the Boat and in each Cabin
No.ofCrew :10 + 3 on the divingdhoni
Engine :DoosanDaewoodMarine 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 52KW Marine-Gen set

1 x Zenith Isuzu 16KW Marine-Gen set

Electric Voltage :220 / 50 Hz, 3 Phase, 24hrs/ day
Fresh Water capacity :10,000 Liters (10 Tons)
Water Maker :

1 x WASCODesalinator400 Liters / hr. 10 tons / day

1 x WASCODesalinator600 Liters / hr. 15 tons / day

Safety equipmentSmoke detectors, fire extinguishers, life jackets, emergency alarm
Laundry Service :YES
DivingDhoni:YES (L: 61 feet/ W: 20 feet)
Nitrox onBoard ?YES
HP Compressors :2 x L&W 420 electric
Nitrox Gen :Nitrox L&W
FA Oxygen on board :YES, 10,500 Liters
Dive Gear Rental :YES –Scubaprobrand
Diving School :YES

Cabin specifications

CABINSNO. OF CABINSMAX. PAXDECK LOCATION
VIP Suite (S)24Upper Deck
Deluxe (DLX)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 Vita takes full charter, half charter as well as individual booking requests.  Tentative schedules can be found separately, and are updated regularly.

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

Check in time will be approximately 2.00 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 for an extra charge of 72 USD p/p until check-in time for the boat. Check out time will be latest by 8 am on the day of departure.

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

Individual bookings

Individual bookings
Upper deck VIP rooms features individually controlled air conditioning systems, as well as a king size (Canadian) or super single beds, dresser, hanging closets, large windows, flat panel TV/HD player, private ensuite bathroom with dual sinks, separate shower and bath. Staterooms 1&2
Season8 days/7 nights11 days/10 nights
   
November 2018/April 28, 2019$3,140$4,335
April 28/November  2019$2,199$3,099
November 2019/May 2020$2,699$3,685
 
Main deck Superiorrooms,eachhave a king size bed which can be divided in two super singles and desk, dresser, hanging closet, large windows, individually controlled air conditioning systems, flat panel TV/HD player, privateensuitebathroom with shower. Staterooms 3&4
Season8 days/7 nights11 days/10 nights
   
November 2018/April 28, 2019$2,940$4,135
April 28/November 2019$1,999 ($2249 single occupancy)$2.899 ($3.215 single occupancy)
November 2019/ May 2020$2,499 ($3,125 single occupancy)$3,485 ($4,355 single occupancy)
 
Lower deck Standard rooms: each room provides individually controlled air conditioning, one queen bed and one super single bed, desk/chair, dresser, hanging closet, TV/HD player, portholes, privateensuitebathroom with shower. Staterooms 5,6,7,8,9 & 10
Season8 days/7 nights11 days/10 nights
   
November 2018/April 28, 2019$2,740$3,935
April 28, 2019/November 2019$1,799$2,699
November 2019/May 2020$2,299$3,285

 

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!

 

Packages Include (till May 2019):

  • 7 nights or 10 nights aboard the vessel
  • 3 meals daily, plus between-dive snacks
  • Up to 4 dives daily (except for on day of arrival and day before departure) including one or two night dives
  • Use of tanks, weights and belts
  • Non alcoholic beverages and 2 glasses or beer or wine with dinner
  • Airport transfers on the days of embarkation/disembarkation
  • Domestic flights to and from DRV or VAM as of summer 2018 onwards
  • GST 12%

 

Packages Do Not Include (till May 2019):

  • Rental, instruction, nitrox and retail charges
  • Green tax of 6 USD p/p per night
  • Possible fuel surcharge if required
  • Crew gratuities
  • Extra alcoholic beverages
  • Trip cancellation and dive insurance

 

Packages Do Not Include (from May 2019 onwards):

  • Rental, instruction and retail charges
  • Green tax of 6 USD p/p per night
  • Possible fuel surcharge and or domestic flights if required
  • Crew gratuities (we suggest 100 USD p/p or more for 7 night trip)
  • Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages
  • 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.