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Carpe Vita Explorer - Liveaboard


The Carpe Vita Explorer Liveaboard takes in the best diving spots of the Maldives and offers a variety of North and South itineraries. From its Male base the Carpe Vita Explorer comfortably accommodates 20 guests in 10 very large double staterooms, all of which have private en-suite facilities configured to accommodate a couple or two singles.

The top deck is the sun deck, which offers both shaded and sun areas with a jacuzzi for relaxing and taking in the beautiful scenery of the Maldives. The upper deck includes the outdoor dining area, fully equipped bar and small lounge area. The large main deck area contains the air-conditioned indoor dining and lounge area, TV, seating with a library area, a comfortable seating area, camera charging station and large camera table. There are two sets of stairs accessing the swim platform, where two in-water ladders hang for easy access to and from the water for a refreshing swim after a great day of Maldives diving.The Carpe Vita Explorer is also equipped with a specially designed 61-foot diving dhoni, which will cater for all your diving needs.

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. MV Carpe Vita Explorer Liveaboard Features include; The galley 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,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 Suite rooms.

Agent Liveaboard verdict: Departing from Male the Carpe Vita Explorer is a fantastic, brand new, luxury liveaboard offering the best Maldives itineraries around.

Days aboard Carpe Vita generally involve a cold breakfast from 6:00 am followed by a first morning dive, Full breakfast, second morning dive, lunch  around 12:00 pm, two afternoon dives and  dinner at 6:30 or 7:00 pm.  On the day or days when night dives are offered, dinner is typically around 8:00 pm.

Please note also that these itineraries are examples only, and will change depending on weather and logistics at the Captain's discretion. 

North & South Male & Ari Atolls

11 day Itinerary November - April
Sunday: Male. Guests board vessel around 12 noon; lunch will be served around 1 pm; Captain's briefing, documents; check out dive. Approximately 1-1/2 hr crossing from port to North Male.
Monday: North Male, 1 dive; North Ari, 3 dives. Approximately 3 hr crossing from North Male to North Ari and approximately a 2 hr crossing time between site in North Ari. Night spent anchored.
Tuesday-Wednesday: North Ari, 4 dives daily. Night spent anchored.
Thursday: North Ari, 1 dive; South Ari, 3 dives. Night spent anchored.
Friday-Saturday: South Ari, 4 dives. Nighttime crossing to Vaavu, approximately 3 ½ hr (as weather permits).
Sunday: Vaavu, 4 dives.
Monday: Vaavu, 3 dives; South Male, 1 dive. Approximately 2 ½ hr crossing from Vaavu to South Male after third dive.
Tuesday: South Male, 1 dive. May have additional dives based on guest flight schedules and the 24 hour requirement before flying.
Wednesday: Depart the vessel by 8 am. Due to the necessity of readying the vessel for our next cruise, we must strictly enforce the 8 am departure.

North Male & Ari, Baa & Raa Atolls

11 day Itinerary May - October
Sunday: Male. Guests board vessel around 12 noon; lunch will be served around 1 pm; Captain's briefing, documents; check out dive.  Cross to North Male from port approximately 2 ½ hr. 1 dive. Nighttime crossing to Baa Atoll, approximately 4 hr (as weather permits).
Monday-Tuesday: Baa, 4 dives daily, Nights spent anchored.
Wednesday: Baa, 1 dive; Raa, 3 dives. Night spent anchored.
Thursday: Raa, 1 dive; Baa, 3 dives. Night spent anchored.
Friday: Raa, 2 dive; North Ari, 2 dives. Approximately 3 ½ hr crossing from Raa to North Ari after second dive. Night spent anchored.
Saturday- Sunday: North Ari. 4 dives daily. Nights spent anchored.
Monday: North Ari, 2 dives; South Ari, 1 dive; North Ari, 1 dive. Approximately 3 ½ hr crossing from North Ari to South Male. Night spent anchored.
Tuesday: North Male, 1 dive. May have additional dives based on guest flight schedules and the 24 hour requirement before flying.
Wednesday: Depart the vessel by 8 am. Due to the necessity of readying the vessel for our next cruise, we must strictly enforce the 8 am departure.

North & South Male & Ari Atolls

8 day Itinerary November - April
Sunday: Male. Guests board vessel around 12 noon; lunch will be served around 1pm; Captain's briefing, documents; check out dive. Approximately 1-1/2 hr crossing from port to North Male.
Monday: North Male, 1 dive; North Ari, 3 dives. Approximately 3 hrs. crossing from North Male to North Ari and approximately a 2 hr crossing time between site in North Ari. Night spent anchored.
Tuesday: North Ari, 4 dives. Night spent anchored.
Thursday: South Ari, 4 dives. Nighttime crossing to South Male, approximately 4 ½ hr (as weather permits).
Friday: South Male, 4 dives.  Night spent anchored.
Saturday: South Male, 1 dive. May have additional dives based on guest flight schedules and the 24 hour requirement before flying.
Sunday: Depart the vessel by 8 am. Due to the necessity of readying the vessel for our next cruise, we must strictly enforce the 8 am departure.

North Male & Ari, Baa & Raa Atolls

8 day Itinerary May - October
Sunday: Male. Guests board vessel around 12 noon; lunch will be served around 1 pm; Captain's briefing, documents; check out dive.  Cross to North Male from port approximately 2 ½ hr. 1 dive. Nighttime crossing to Baa Atoll, approximately 4 hr (as weather permits).
Monday-Tuesday: Baa, 4 dives daily. Nights spent anchored.
Wednesday: Baa, 1 dive; Raa, 3 dives. Night spent anchored.
Thursday: Raa, 1 dive; Baa, 3 dives. Night spent anchored.
Friday: Baa, 2 dives; North Male, 2 dives.  Crossing from Baa to Male approximately 4 ½ hr Night spent anchored.
Sunday: Depart the vessel by 8 am. Due to the necessity of readying the vessel for our next cruise, we must strictly enforce the 8 am departure. 

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Carpe Vita Liveaboard - 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, seperate shower and bath. Staterooms 1&2
Dates 7 Days 10 Days  
Jan-Apr 2013 $2,905 $3,995
 
May-Oct 2013 $2,600 $3,600  
Nov 2013-May 2014 $2,905 $3,995
 

Carpe Vita Liveaboard - Main deck Superior rooms,each have 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, private ensuite bathroom with shower. Staterooms 3&4

Dates
7 Days 10 Days  
Jan-Apr 2013 $2,705 $3,795
 
May-Oct 2013 $2,400 $3,400  
Nov 2013-May 2014 $2,705 $3,795  

Carpe Vita Liveaboard - 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, private ensuite bathroom with shower. Staterooms 5,6,7,8,9 & 10

Dates
7 Days 10 Days  
Jan-Apr 2013 $2,505 $3,595
 
May-Oct 2013 $2,200 $3,200  
Nov 2013-May 2014 $2,505 $3,595  

Carpe Vita Liveaboard Packages Include:

  • 7 nights or 10 nights aboard the vessel
  • Accommodation in Air-conditioned cabins
  • 3 meals daily, plus between-dive snacks
  • 2 Glasses of wine or Beer at dinner time
  • Up to 3 dives daily and one night dive
  • Use of tanks, weights and belts
  • BBQ on a desert Island
  • Airport transfers on the days of embarkation/disembarkation
  • Drinking water
  • 8% GST

Carpe Vita Liveaboard Packages Do Not Include:

  • Fuel Surcharge at $100 for 7 nights and $150 for 10 nights
  • Bed tax of 56 USD p/p for a 7 night trip and 80 USD p/p on 10 night trip
  • Special trips marked with a star in the schedule will have a higher fuel surcharge
  • Rental, instruction, nitrox and retail charges
  • Crew gratuities
  • Trip cancellation & Dive insurance
  • Additional alcoholic beverages

    Carpe Vita Activities & Services:

    • Scuba Diving Equipment Rental
    • Scuba Diving Nitrox Tanks
    • Scuba Diving DAN Insurance available on board at 15 Euros per person
    • Discover Scuba for none divers and a full range of PADI Scuba Diving Courses

Group Policy: 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.
All information is subject to change without notice.

Check in time will be between 2.30 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 for an extra charge of 59 USD p/p until check-in time for the boat. Check out time will be latest by 8 am on the day of departure.

 


Carpe Vita Liveaboard Diving Schedule Maldives 2013-2014


October 2013
Departs Return Nights Port Maldives Route
09 Oct 19 Oct 10 Male North Male / Baa / Raa North Ari
20 Oct 27 Oct 7 Male North Male / Baa / Raa
27 Oct 03 Nov 7 Male North Male / Ari / South Male

November 2013
Departs Return Nights Port Maldives Route
03 Nov 13 Nov 10 Male North Male / Rasdhoo / Baa / Lhaviyani / Noonu
14 Nov 24 Nov 10 Male North Male / Ari / Felidhu / South Male
24 Nov 01 Dec 7 Male North Male / Ari / South Male

December 2013
Departs Return Nights Port Maldives Route
01 Dec 08 Dec 7 Male North Male / Ari / South Male
08 Dec 15 Dec 7 Male North Male / Ari / South Male
22 Dec 29 Dec 7 Male North Male / South Male / Vaavu / Meemu / S.Ari
29 Dec 05 Jan 7 Male North Male / Ari / South Male

January 2014
Departs Return Nights Port Maldives Route
05 Jan 12 Jan 7 Male North Male / Rasdhoo / Ari / South Male
12 Jan 19 Jan 7 Male North Male / Rasdhoo / Ari / South Male
19 Jan 26 Jan 7 Male North Male / Rasdhoo / Ari / South Male
26 Jan 02 Feb 7 Male North Male / Rasdhoo / Ari / South Male

February 2014
Departs Return Nights Port Maldives Route
02 Feb 13 Feb 11 Male S. Male / S. Ari / Meemu /Thaa / Laamu / Huvadhoo
13 Feb 20 Feb 7 Male Gan / Fualmullah / Huvadhoo
20 Feb 02 Mar 10 Male Huvadhoo / Laamu / Thaa / Meemu / S. Ari / N. Male

March 2014
Departs Return Nights Port Maldives Route
02 Mar 09 Mar 7 Male North Male / Rasdhoo / Ari / South Male
09 Mar 16 Mar 7 Male N. Male / S. Male / Felidhu / S.Ari / N. Male
23 Mar 30 Mar 7 Male North Male / Rasdhoo / Ari / South Male

April 2014
Departs Return Nights Port Maldives Route
06 Apr 13 Apr 7 Male North Male / Rasdhoo / Ari / South Male
13 Apr 20 Apr 7 Male North Male / South Ari / Meemu / Felidhu / S. Male
20 Apr 27 Apr 7 Male North Male / Rasdhoo / Ari / South Male
27 Apr 04 May 7 Male North Male / South Ari / Meemu / Felidhu / S. Male

May 2014
Departs Return Nights Port Maldives Route
04 May 14 May 10 Male N. Male / Rasdhoo / Ari / Meemu / Felidhu / N. Male
14 May 21 May 7 Male North Male / South Ari / Meemu / Felidhu / S. Male
21 May 31 May 10 Male N. Male / Rasdhoo / Ari / Meemu / Felidhu / N. Male
31 May 30 Jun     Dry Dock
24 Jun 1 Jul 7/8 Male North Male / Baa / Raa

July 2014
Departs Return Nights Port Maldives Route
01 Jul 11 Jul 10 Male North Male / Rasdhoo / Ari / Meemu
11 Jul 18 Jul 7 Male North Male / Rasdhoo / Ari / South Male
18 Jul 28 Jul 10 Male N. Male / Rasdhoo / Ari / Meemu / Felidhu / N. Male
28 Jul 04 Aug 7 Male North Male / Rasdhoo / Ari / South Male

August 2014
Departs Return Nights Port Maldives Route
04 Aug 14 Aug 10 Male North Male / North Ari / Rasdhoo / Baa / Raa
14 Aug 21 Aug 7 Male North Male / Rasdhoo / Ari / South Male
21 Aug 31 Aug 10 Male North Male / North Ari / Rasdhoo / Baa / Raa
31 Aug 07 Sep 7 Male North Male / Rasdhoo / Ari / South Male

September 2014
Departs Return Nights Port Maldives Route
07 Sep 17 Sep 10 Male North Male / North Ari / Rasdhoo / Baa / Raa
17 Sep 24 Sep 7 Male North Male / Rasdhoo / Ari / South Male
24 Sep 04 Oct 10 Male North Male / North Ari / Rasdhoo / Baa / Raa

October 2014
Departs Return Nights Port Maldives Route
05 Oct 12 Oct 7 Male North Male / North Ari / Rasdhoo / Baa / Raa
12 Oct 19 Oct 7 Male North Male / North Ari / Rasdhoo / Baa / Raa
19 Oct 26 Oct 7 Male North Male / North Ari / Rasdhoo / Baa / Raa
26 Oct 02 Nov 7 Male North Male / North Ari / Rasdhoo / Baa / Raa

November 2014
Departs Return Nights Port Maldives Route
02 Nov 12 Nov 10 Male N. Male / Rasdhoo / Baa / Raa / Lhaviyani / Noonu
13 Nov 23 Nov 10 Male N. Male / Rasdhoo / Ari / Meemu / Felidhu / N. Male
23 Nov 30 Nov 7 Male North Male / Rasdhoo / Ari / South Male Atoll

December 2014
Departs Return Nights Port Maldives Route
03 Dec 13 Dec 10 Male N. Male / Rasdhoo / Baa / Raa / Lhaviyani / Noonu
14 Dec 21 Dec 7/8 Male North Male / Rasdhoo / Ari / South Male Atoll
Specifications
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.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 52KW Marine-Gen set
1 x Zenith Isuzu 16KW Marine-Gen set
Electric Voltage: 220 / 50 Hz, 3 Phase, 24 hrs / day
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
Laudry Service: YES
Diving Dhoni: YES (L: 61 feet/ W: 20 feet)
Nitrox on Board: 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 Information
  • Suites x 2 Upper Deck
  • Deluxe x 2 Main Deck
  • Standard x 6 Lower Deck
  • 20 max paasengers

Boat Layout




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