Maldives Liveaboards Carpe Novo vs Carpe Vita vs Carpe Diem

Comparison of Maldives Liveaboards Carpe Novo vs Carpe Vita vs Carpe Diem
Comparison of Maldives Liveaboards Carpe Novo vs Carpe Vita vs Carpe Diem – image is Carpe Vita and courtesy of Liveaboard.com

If you are looking to compare Maldives liveaboards Carpe Novo vs Carpe Vita vs Carpe Diem, this article includes the following tables to help you with this comparison:

  1. Basic booking details.
  2. Diving benefits.
  3. Boat benefits.
  4. Onboard food.
  5. Onboard drink.
  6. Cabin luxury.
  7. Onboard non-diving sports.
  8. Tech diver features.

The best way to dive anywhere in the world is by a scuba diving liveaboard. You can check the latest and best deals on liveaboards using Liveaboard.com below, which opens in a new window:

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If you want to see all the information comparing Carpe Novo vs Carpe Vita vs Carpe Diem Liveaboards, this is contained in the following table. But if you prefer to see this broken down into separate tables, please scroll.

Discover LiveaboardReview Link: MV Carpe Vita; Booking Link: MV Carpe VitaReview Link: MV Carpe Diem; Booking Link: MV Carpe DiemReview Link: MV Carpe Novo; Booking Link: MV Carpe Novo
Customer Review (Max 10)9.29.19.1
Scale ratingis rated 'Superb'is rated 'Superb'is rated 'Superb'
SDE Lux Rating %73%71%69%
Flexible BookingYESYESYES
Dietary RequirementsYESYESYES
Welcome cocktailsNONONO
NitroxYESYESYES
Gear RentalYESYESYES
Dive CoursesYESYESYES
Dive deckYESYESYES
Shaded dive areaNOYESYES
DIN AdaptersYESYESYES
Rinse hosesYESNONO
Length39m/128f35m/115f43m/141f
Max Guests/Cabins/Baths20/10/1320/10/1322/12/12
Tenders for divingYESYESYES
Airconditioned saloonYESYESYES
Audio & entertainmentYESYESYES
InternetYESYESYES
Vegan OptionsNONONO
Vegetarian OptionsYESYESYES
Meal OptionsAl Fresco Dining, Full-board OptionAl Fresco Dining, Full-board OptionAl Fresco Dining, Full-board Option
Buffet styleYESYESYES
Fine cuisineNONOYES
Local foodYESYESYES
Western style foodYESYESYES
SnacksYESYESYES
BarYESYESYES
Beer availableYESYESYES
Wine availableYESYESYES
Fine winesYESYESNO
Free wine with dinnerYESNONO
Free soft drinksNONONO
Aircon CabinsYESYESYES
Ensuite CabinsYESYESYES
Cabin BalconiesNONONO
Daily housekeepingYESYESYES
TV in cabinYESNONO
Family cabinsNONONO
FishingYESYESNO
Jet skiingNOYESNO
KayaksNONONO
Snorkel equipmentNONONO
Stand-up paddle boardsNOYESNO
WakeboardingNONONO
Water skiingNONONO
Rebreather supportNONONO
Sidemount divingNONONO
Tech divingNONONO

Carpe Novo vs Carpe Vita vs Carpe Diem Liveaboard – basic booking details

The following table compares the basic booking details of Maldives Carpe Novo vs Carpe Vita vs Carpe Diem Liveaboard:

Discover LiveaboardReview Link: MV Carpe Vita; Booking Link: MV Carpe VitaReview Link: MV Carpe Diem; Booking Link: MV Carpe DiemReview Link: MV Carpe Novo; Booking Link: MV Carpe Novo
Customer Review (Max 10)9.29.19.1
Scale ratingis rated 'Superb'is rated 'Superb'is rated 'Superb'
SDE Lux Rating %73%71%69%
Flexible BookingYESYESYES
Dietary RequirementsYESYESYES
Welcome cocktailsNONONO

Carpe Novo vs Carpe Vita vs Carpe Diem Liveaboard – diving benefits

The following table compares the diving benefits of Maldives Carpe Novo vs Carpe Vita vs Carpe Diem Liveaboard:

Discover LiveaboardReview Link: MV Carpe Vita; Booking Link: MV Carpe VitaReview Link: MV Carpe Diem; Booking Link: MV Carpe DiemReview Link: MV Carpe Novo; Booking Link: MV Carpe Novo
NitroxYESYESYES
Gear RentalYESYESYES
Dive CoursesYESYESYES
Dive deckYESYESYES
Shaded dive areaNOYESYES
DIN AdaptersYESYESYES
Rinse hosesYESNONO
Private dive guide (DB)NONONO

Carpe Novo vs Carpe Vita vs Carpe Diem Liveaboard – boat benefits

The following table compares the boat benefits of Maldives Carpe Novo vs Carpe Vita vs Carpe Diem Liveaboard:

Discover LiveaboardReview Link: MV Carpe Vita; Booking Link: MV Carpe VitaReview Link: MV Carpe Diem; Booking Link: MV Carpe DiemReview Link: MV Carpe Novo; Booking Link: MV Carpe Novo
Length39m/128f35m/115f43m/141f
Max Guests/Cabins/Baths20/10/1320/10/1322/12/12
Tenders for divingYESYESYES
Airconditioned saloonYESYESYES
Audio & entertainmentYESYESYES
InternetYESYESYES

Carpe Novo vs Carpe Vita vs Carpe Diem Liveaboard – onboard food

The following table compares the onboard food of Maldives Carpe Novo vs Carpe Vita vs Carpe Diem Liveaboard:

Discover LiveaboardReview Link: MV Carpe Vita; Booking Link: MV Carpe VitaReview Link: MV Carpe Diem; Booking Link: MV Carpe DiemReview Link: MV Carpe Novo; Booking Link: MV Carpe Novo
Vegan OptionsNONONO
Vegetarian OptionsYESYESYES
Meal OptionsAl Fresco Dining, Full-board OptionAl Fresco Dining, Full-board OptionAl Fresco Dining, Full-board Option
Buffet styleYESYESYES
Fine cuisineNONOYES
Local foodYESYESYES
Western style foodYESYESYES
SnacksYESYESYES

Carpe Novo vs Carpe Vita vs Carpe Diem Liveaboard – onboard drink

The following table compares the onboard drink of Maldives Carpe Novo vs Carpe Vita vs Carpe Diem Liveaboard:

Discover LiveaboardReview Link: MV Carpe Vita; Booking Link: MV Carpe VitaReview Link: MV Carpe Diem; Booking Link: MV Carpe DiemReview Link: MV Carpe Novo; Booking Link: MV Carpe Novo
BarYESYESYES
Beer availableYESYESYES
Wine availableYESYESYES
Fine winesYESYESNO
Free wine with dinnerYESNONO
Free soft drinksNONONO

Carpe Novo vs Carpe Vita vs Carpe Diem Liveaboard – cabin luxury

The following table compares the cabin luxury of Maldives Carpe Novo vs Carpe Vita vs Carpe Diem Liveaboard:

Discover LiveaboardReview Link: MV Carpe Vita; Booking Link: MV Carpe VitaReview Link: MV Carpe Diem; Booking Link: MV Carpe DiemReview Link: MV Carpe Novo; Booking Link: MV Carpe Novo
Aircon CabinsYESYESYES
Ensuite CabinsYESYESYES
Cabin BalconiesNONONO
Daily housekeepingYESYESYES
TV in cabinYESNONO
Family cabinsNONONO

Carpe Novo vs Carpe Vita vs Carpe Diem Liveaboard – onboard non-diving sports

The following table compares the onboard non-diving sports of Maldives Carpe Novo vs Carpe Vita vs Carpe Diem Liveaboard:

Discover LiveaboardReview Link: MV Carpe Vita; Booking Link: MV Carpe VitaReview Link: MV Carpe Diem; Booking Link: MV Carpe DiemReview Link: MV Carpe Novo; Booking Link: MV Carpe Novo
FishingYESYESNO
Jet skiingNOYESNO
KayaksNONONO
Snorkel equipmentNONONO
Stand-up paddle boardsNOYESNO
WakeboardingNONONO
Water skiingNONONO

Carpe Novo vs Carpe Vita vs Carpe Diem Liveaboard – tech diver features

The following table compares the onboard tech diver features of Maldives Carpe Novo vs Carpe Vita vs Carpe Diem Liveaboard:

Discover LiveaboardReview Link: MV Carpe Vita; Booking Link: MV Carpe VitaReview Link: MV Carpe Diem; Booking Link: MV Carpe DiemReview Link: MV Carpe Novo; Booking Link: MV Carpe Novo
Rebreather supportNONONO
Sidemount divingNONONO
Tech divingNONONO

What is SDE Lux Rating %

The column headed “SDE Lux Rating %” is my own Liveaboard Luxury Rating which I’ve assigned to all liveaboards. To discover how the rating is calculated for your chosen liveaboard dive boat, click the liveaboard name link in the “Discover Liveaboard” column above (also this is explained in more detail below).

To help you to choose the right diving liveaboard for you, the “Scuba Diving Earth Liveaboard Luxury Rating” (SDE Lux Rating) means you can compare each liveaboard with other liveaboards on a like-for-like basis. This makes choosing the right liveaboard much easier.

The maximum rating for any liveaboard is 100%, and this rating is split between the 6 features listed below:

  1. Diver benefits: A higher ‘diver benefits‘ score means there are more features specifically for scuba divers. These include onboard nitrox, dive courses, gear rental etc.
  2. Liveaboard design features: The higher the ‘liveaboard design features‘ score, the more the dive boat has been designed with scuba divers in mind. This includes whether the dive boat was custom built for divers, if it has charging stations, outside showers etc.
  3. Cabin luxury: A high score in ‘cabin luxury‘ means the cabins on the liveaboard offer better features. These might include ensuite cabins, air-conditioning, daily housekeeping, seaviews, TVs etc.
  4. Onboard comfort: A high score in ‘onboard comfort‘ means there are more onboard features to make your dive trip feel more luxurious. These include what towels are provided on the liveaboard (always important for travelling light), complimentary toiletries, crew ratios etc.
  5. Food luxury: If you are a foodie then ‘food luxury‘ will be important to you, as a high score on this rating will mean there’s more on offer. These might include the type of food served onboard, the dietary requirements catered for, vegan food, vegetarian food, buffet style, fine dining etc.
  6. Drink luxury: If you like a drink in the evenings you may look for a higher score in ‘drink luxury‘ score, but this score also includes drinking water and soft drinks too.

The “SDE Luxury Rating Total” is calculated by adding the totals from each of the above features and benefits. The higher the SDE Luxury Rating, the more features and benefits the liveaboard has, which leads on nicely to how to use the SDE Luxury Rating.

How to use the SDE Luxury Rating score

When choosing the liveaboard dive boat for you, your decision is helped by customer scores, which is how the liveaboards in the above table are sorted in descending order.

If you are stuck choosing between two or three of these liveaboards, where each one has a high customer score out of 10 and that have itineraries you like, use the SDE Luxury Rating score to help narrow down your choice.

Think about it like using Booking.com when searching for the best hotel to stay at. 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 9 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 secondary to the score out of 10.

In the case of liveaboards, the SDE Lux Rating system can also be used as a secondary tool in the same way to help you determine which liveaboard offers the best features to suit you.

Each of the liveaboards linked-to from the above table will be individually scored. Which means that if cabin luxury is important to you, focus on this score to help you choose your liveaboard. But if diver benefits are your top priority, use this score first, and so on.

I hope you enjoyed this article about comparison of Maldives Liveaboards Carpe Novo vs Carpe Vita vs Carpe Diem

If this article hasn’t answered all of your questions. If you have more questions either about snorkelling or scuba diving (or specifically about comparison of Maldives Liveaboards Carpe Novo vs Carpe Vita vs Carpe Diem), please comment below with your questions.

There will also be many more articles about scuba and scuba diving safety tips (and on snorkelling too) for you to read and learn about this fabulous sport.

Maldives Liveaboards Carpe Novo vs Carpe Vita vs Carpe Diem

Article written by Russell Bowyer who has been a scuba diver since diving on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia in 1989. After his first dive he trained as a BSAC diver in the UK. He attained his Diver Leader certification with BSAC. He then went on to become a scuba diving instructor, teaching others how to dive and was voted as Diving Officer and Treasurer for the Saffron Walden BSAC club too. Russell has dived all over the world, including the UK, on liveaboards in the Red Sea, the Caribbean, South Africa and the USA. Russell is experienced in all dive types, including drift diving, deep dives that involved decompression stops and recreational dives too.

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