The Maldives Carpe Vita liveaboard – Overall review rating 9.4 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 Vita liveaboard review, it’s possibly safe to assume you intend to dive from a liveaboard.
Maldives Carpe Vita liveaboard review: A review of the Maldives Carpe Vita liveaboard reveals a 39 metre (127 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 11 days 10 nights.
A great chance to see whale sharks, manta rays, eagle rays, turtles and also wrecks.
Features of Maldives Carpe Vita liveaboard
The features that are included with your stay on the Maldives Carpe Vita liveaboard are as follows:
- The Maldives Carpe Vita liveaboard is 39 metres (127 feet) in length.
- Designed for up to 20 divers across 10 luxurious cabins.
- Cabins have private en-suite bathrooms, air conditioning and TVs.
- Daily housekeeping and laundry service.
- 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 and there’s a free glass of wine with dinner.
- 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 includes fishing.
- Jacuzzi/hot tub on board.
Maldives Carpe Vita scuba diving
The diving from the spacious Maldives Carpe Vita liveaboard is highly rated and she was custom-built for scuba diving. She is the sister liveaboard to the highly rated Carpe Novo and Carpe Diem liveaboards.
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 Rating Out of 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 Vita liveaboard:
Examples of the dive itineraries on the Carpe Vita liveaboard.
- North Male – South Ari – Meemu – Vaavu – South Male (Male – Male) – 8 days 7 nights trip. 17 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 – Baa – Raa – Baa – Rasdhoo – Ari – Vaavu – South Male (Male-Male) – 11 days 10 nights trip. 27 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, Napoleon Wrasse, moray eels, large schools of reef fish, eagle rays, various shark species including grey reef and white tip sharks, turtles, manta rays and whale sharks.
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Maldives Carpe Vita liveaboard review by customers
Scuba divers that have stayed on the Maldives Carpe Vita liveaboard review comments include: Comfortable boat and beautiful dives; Lots of nurse sharks, white tip sharks, grey reef sharks, Mantas, sting rays, turtles; We had a great time with wonderful dives, great food and friendly staff; Dive with mantas, sharks and eagle rays. As well as snorkeling with whale sharks.
Here’s a review by a customer who rated the Maldives Carpe Vita liveaboard 10 out of 10 and 5 stars:
Amazing experience. “We were incredibly impressed by the setup on this liveaboard. The dive boat is spacious and supports 20 people comfortably. We were part of a dive group of 5 and the smallest on our boat was 4 and most was 6. They have 11.5L, 13.5L tanks (free) and 15L for those who need it at a premium. The gear provided was well maintained. Our standard room was spacious and clean with a good en suite. The communal areas of the boat are also spacious and there was coffee and snacks available at all times. Food was great and they even regularly caught fresh fish off the edge of the boat which was eaten the same day for dinner. This was my first, however, my colleagues said how this would spoil future liveaboards. I definitely recommend this option. For transparency, we got in early and paid around $2100 and found it to be good value for money.” Recommended for: Mantas, Whalesharks and spacious roomsTom M, United Kingdom
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