The Maldives Carpe Diem liveaboard – Overall review rating 9.1 out of 10 and 4.5 stars
If you’re set on scuba diving the Maldives, your next decision is whether you do resort based diving vs scuba dive from a liveaboard. But as you’re reading this Carpe Diem liveaboard review, it’s possibly safe to assume you intend to dive from a liveaboard.
Maldives Carpe Diem liveaboard review: A review of the Maldives Carpe Diem liveaboard reveals a 35 metre (115 feet) custom-built boat for scuba divers. Sleeps 20 divers over 10 luxury cabins with en-suites and air-con. Western and local food served buffet style indoors and alfresco with a saloon and bar. Dive trips of 8 days 7 nights to 12 days 11 nights.
The chance to see whale sharks, manta rays, eagle rays and turtles.
Features of Maldives Carpe Diem liveaboard
The features that are included with your stay on the Maldives Carpe Diem One liveaboard are as follows:
- The Maldives Carpe Diem liveaboard is 35 metres (115 feet) in length.
- Designed for up to 20 divers across 10 luxurious cabins.
- Cabins have private en-suite bathrooms and air conditioning.
- Daily housekeeping.
- Warm water showers.
- A sun deck for those sun-worshippers who like to relax and enjoy sunbathing in-between dives.
- Food includes western style and local food and is served buffet fashion.
- Specific dietary requirements can be catered for including vegetarian options.
- Indoor air conditioned saloon with bar and a choice of indoor or outdoor alfresco dinning.
- Paid for internet.
- Non-divers are welcome.
- Free nitrox available.
- Scuba diving facilities include: DIN adaptors, separate rinse for underwater cameras and equipment and scuba gear rentals.
- Other leisure activities on board include fishing, Stand-Up-Paddle Board and there’s a Jet Ski.
Maldives Carpe Diem scuba diving
On this scuba diving liveaboard, you’ll be in the hands of experienced and professional crew.
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Table of Maldives liveaboards
This list of Maldives liveaboards is in descending customer rating order, followed by Scuba Diving Luxury Rating (SDE Lux Rating, see below), so the liveaboards with the highest customer rating and the best SDE lux rating will be at the top of the list. If you want to change the list order, use the “Sort by” dropdown below.
|Liveaboard main photo||Discover Liveaboard||Customer Review (Max 10)||SDE Lux Rating %||Flexible Booking||Dive Courses||Dietary Requirements||Nitrox||Gear Rental|
|Review Link: MV Scubaspa Yang; Booking Link: MV Scubaspa Yang||9.6||85%||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Review Link: MV Emperor Explorer; Booking Link: MV Emperor Explorer||9.6||63%||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Review Link: MV Theia; Booking Link: MV Theia||9.5||85%||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Review Link: MY Princess Dhonkamana; Booking Link: MY Princess Dhonkamana||9.5||79%||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Review Link: MV Scubaspa Ying; Booking Link: MV Scubaspa Ying||9.4||87%||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Review Link: MV Sachika; Booking Link: MV Sachika||9.4||83%||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Review Link: MV Emperor Serenity; Booking Link: MV Emperor Serenity||9.4||60%||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Review Link: MV Soleil 2; Booking Link: MV Soleil 2||9.3||96%||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Review Link: MV Emperor Atoll; Booking Link: MV Emperor Atoll||9.3||77%||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Review Link: MV Azalea; Booking Link: MV Azalea||9.3||77%||NO||YES||YES||YES||YES|
The Scuba Diving Earth Luxury Rating (SDE Lux Rating) is explained on each liveaboard review when you click the “Discover Liveaboard” link, and is my own Liveaboard Luxury Rating I’ve assigned to all liveaboards. Choosing between liveaboards is helped by customer scores, and if you get stuck choosing between two or three liveaboards, where each one has a high customer score out of 10, you can use the SDE Luxury Rating to help narrow down your choice.
Think about it like using Booking.com when searching for the best hotel. Booking.com also use a customer score where each customer rates hotels out of 10. This is similar to the liveaboard customer rating, which is also rated out of 10. But let’s say you only like to stay in hotels rated 8 and above on Booking.com, but you also want the hotel to have WIFI or parking, or to have a swimming pool etc. The features each hotel has is usually secondary to the score out of 10.
Scuba diving options on the Maldives Carpe Diem liveaboard:
Examples of the dive itineraries on the Carpe Diem liveaboard.
- North Male – Ari – (Thaa) – Meemu – Vaavu – South Male – 11 days 10 nights trip. 27 dives in total. Advanced Open Water – 100 minimum logged dives required.
- North Male – Ari – Vaavu – South Male – 8 days 7 nights trip. 17 dives in total. Advanced Open Water – 100 minimum logged dives required.
- North Male – Lhaviyani – Baa – Raa – Noonu – North Ari – South Ari – 11 days 10 nights trip. 24 dives in total. Advanced Open Water – 100 minimum logged dives required.
On most of these trips divers will see a variety of marine life. This includes nudibranchs, moray eels, large schools of reef fish, eagle rays, various shark species, turtles, manta rays and whale sharks.
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Maldives Carpe Diem liveaboard review by customers
Scuba divers that have stayed on the Maldives Carpe Diem liveaboard comments include: Great dives and value! The dive sites were challenging yet fun to dive the crew made the trip totally memorable good food; The best diving experience ever; The crew did everything possible to make the trip special; We realised a dream to snorkel with whale sharks.
Here’s a review by a customer who rated the Maldives Carpe Diem liveaboard 10 out of 10 and 5 stars:
Awesome Dive trip! “The Crew of Carpe Diem were outstanding in every aspect. The were so capable and took such care of all the divers. They found us every marine animal we hoped to see and were professional but so friendly. They couldn’t do enough to make our vacation the best dive experience I’ve ever had. The boat Is beautiful, well equipped and so luxurious, havlnd the tender to dive from is such a pleasure and the Whale sharks and Mantas were everything I had hoped for. If you looking for an unsurpassed dive experience, go with Carpe Diem and her phenomenal crew!” Recommended for: The crew, the boat amenities and the Mantas.Christian G, United States
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