M/V Carpe Vita Liveaboard Review

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M/V Carpe Vita dive boat review

The MV Carpe Vita is the sister vessel to the MV Carpe Diem. It is owned and operated by Carpe Diem Maldives Pvt. Ltd who are based in Male, Maldives.

A modern vessel, the Carpe Vita was built by Amir Mansoor and launched in 2011. This diving boat is designed and fitted for the comfort and safety of all it’s guests. A modern design and surroundings offering a light, airy atmosphere.

You can check out the availability and prices for this Boat here.

Boat layout

At 38m long and 10m beam, the M/V Carpe Vita is slightly larger than it’s direct rivals; at 2-5m longer than MV Honours Legacy, MV Fun Azul and MY Conte Max.

MV Carpe Vita has 3 deck levels which, over 10 cabins, accommodate 20 guests.


carpe-vita-liveaboard-layoutThere are 2 Suites (Upper Deck), 2 Superior cabins (Main Deck) and 6 standard cabins (Lower Deck). As expected at this level, there are individually adjustable air conditioning controls for each cabin, private bathrooms, TVs with HD media facilities and safety deposit boxes in each cabins.

cabin-carpe-vita-liveaboardAs usual, the scuba diving is conducted from a traditional 61ft/20m Dhoni accompanying the M/V Carpe Vita. The dhoni is equipped with 2 compressors and is able to supply Nitrox for those divers qualified in enriched air diving wishing to extend bottom time and make the most of their time in the ocean.


Maldives Itineraries

One of the key features of this liveaboard is the choice of 5 itineraries. Below you can see a diagram of one of the classic 7 night Itinerary: North Male & Ari, Baa & Raa Atolls.

carpe-vita-liveaboard-itinerary-maldivesAlso available are 10 night itineraries, Deep South Shark itineraries, Far North Exploration trips and Summer Manta Ray Identification trips. Check dates and availability to get just the diving your looking for.

As an example, for those interested in marine life, during the Manta ID trip customers will be able to participate in a Manta diver specialty course developed by specialist Dr Kitchen-Wheeler and recognized by PADI. And, even those not joining the courses are welcome to participate in a workshop learning how to identify and how to assist the research – which is being supported by IUCN in the Maldives.


Food onboard Carpe Vita

The food onboard is prepared by their Sri Lankan Chef “Chandana”. He is assisted by a local chef, the menu covers a range of different international cuisines. Flexibility is the key-word and the team are able to adapt to most dietary requirements on request.
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Full safety equipment is onboard, Scubabpro rental equipment is available on request and, for those wishing to continue their education, there are fully qualified instructors onboard happy to help you take the next step in your diving.

With regard to budgeting for this vessel, pricing for a 7 night trip of ranges from USD2,320-3,040 depending on the season.

Where does this liveaboard dive boat go?

Check out the fabulous places where this dive boat travels to.
Note: some destinations may not be listed below, please enquire for more details.

destination of the month


Great Drift Dives, amazing place for underwater photography. Good chance of spotting Manta Rays and Whale Sharks!

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4 liveaboard reviews for “M/V Carpe Vita”

  1. MY wife and I just came back from 2 back to back 10 day trips aboard the M/V Carpe Vita. The diving in the Maldives is not for beginners , strong currents. I cannot say enough good things about the crew and the food….this is no rough type of dive boat but rather luxury above the rest. They take safety very serious and their dive briefings are taken seriously also. We took one trip north and another south saw Mantas and Whale Sharks as well as everything in between. Also the dive boat, Dohni as they are called is just as important as the mother ship. Carpe Vita has the best and one of the newest.

  2. Just Returned (feb 2019) from trip #3 on the M/V Carpe Vita and it was great. The food is very good and the staff are tops. Diving the Maldives is not for first timers because of heavy currents. But few places (if any) can top the abundance of marine life, especially the quantity of fish. The coral is coming back and looking great. Not all dive boats (they are called safari boats in the Maldives) offer 4 dives a day, and some boats cater to Spa treatments as well as scuba diving. Carpe Vita carries 20 divers only, some boats crowd more people thus divers to dive guides is not as favorable as The Carpe Vita. This crew has been together for some time and they are firing on all cylinders…..Tops.

    • Hi Marc!
      I simply wanted to say thank you for reading Divezone and for taking the time to leave your review about the Carpe Vita and the Maldives in general as well (which is on the Maldives page!). That’s much appreciated and surely helps other divers plan their adventures out there! Plus, it’s great to hear that you’ve had a great time diving the Maldives!

      Best and safe bubbles, always!

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