Carpe Novo Liveaboard

Carpe Novo Liveaboard

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Carpe Novo the most recently launched by Carpe Diem Fleet boat, that was built in 2016. This is already the third boat of this fleet, designed by the same yacht builders, awarded as a Leading liveaboard brand of the year in 2016 and  2015.

Boat Interior

Carpe Novo can accommodate 22 passengers on three decks. There are three types of cabins on board. All are supplied with individually controlled air-conditioning, safes for the personal belongings. Junior suites are located on upper deck, this room has a queen bed, some of the cabins has converted beds. There 2 single cabins on the main deck and also 2 standard cabins, that you can book for 2 or share with another diver.

Carpe Novo has a comfortable outdoor and indoor areas. boats passengers can use entertainment system, watch TV in lounge zone or enjoy gorgeous Maldivians sunsets from an open-air area. Plus, there is a sundeck with the shaded and unshaded parts for those who prefers to get some tan in between diving.

Dive Deck

Carpe Novo dive deck has storage facilities for the gear. Divers with certain certification can use nitrox for filling tanks. Boat has an L W membrane system. Safety Carpe Novo has necessary facilities to ensure safety on board. Boat equipped with fire extinguishers, life jackets, emergency alarm

Special Facilities for Photographers

Carpe Nova has special facilities to help divers to maintain their photo equipment. There is a separate room with good lights and big camera table. Maldives is a true paradise for photo enthusiasts. Here they can dive with big mantas, whale sharks, explore coral reefs and blue lagoons.


Carpe Novo itineraries include diving in North Male, Vaavu, Meemu and other Maldivian atolls. Divers can choose 7 or 10 nights trips if they want to dedicate more time to explore the underwater world of this marvelous destination. Also, Carpe Novo one of the few yachts that can offer trips to the Deep South of Maldives. This itinerary includes diving on Foammulah and Huvadhoo Atolls that known for its stunning coral reefs, channels and currents. One of the dive sites of Meemu Atoll is Medhufushi Thila. It’s a marvelous reef, great place to see mantas.

When to Go

Diving at Maldives is possible through the year. Mantas and sharks, hammerheads and turtles can be found all year round. Time from May to November is considered as the best time to visit Maldives.

Carpe Novo is a perfect choice who wants to dive at Deep South Maldives atolls. this boat combines modern design, comfort, and experience of Carpe Diem's Fleet

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Free Nitrox for all Departures from May 2019 untill the End of the Year

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CabinsView deck plan

Standard Сabin

Standard Сabin

Lower Deck
Double Bed + Twin Bed
Max occupancy
2 Guests
Ensuite Bathroom
Ensuite Bathroom
Number of Cabins
6 Cabins
A total of 6 standard cabins (Turtle, Dolphin, Barracuda, Octopus, Frogfish and Napoleon) are located on the cabin deck below the main deck. 4 cabins (Turtle, Dolphin, Barracuda and Napoleon) have one queen size bed and a single bed and the two front cabins (Frogfish and Octopus) have two single beds. All cabins have a smart TV connected to the central media system, desk, private ensuite bathrooms with showers. All standard cabins have portholes
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Junior Suite

Junior Suite

Upper Deck
Twin / Double (Convirtable)
Max occupancy
2 Guests
Ensuite Bathroom
Ensuite Bathroom
Number of Cabins
4 Cabins
The 4 junior suite cabins (Whale shark, Hammerhead, Tiger shark and Thresher shark cabins) have king size (200 x 200 cm) beds which in the Whale shark and Tiger shark cabins can be separated in two single beds (90 x 200 cm), wide flat screen TV connected to central media system, desk, hanging closet, windows throughout the side of the cabin, bathroom with sink dual cabinets and a spacious shower
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Single Suite

Single Suite

Main Deck
Single Bed
Max occupancy
1 Guest
Ensuite Bathroom
Ensuite Bathroom
Number of Cabins
2 Cabins
The two single suites cabins (Eagle ray and Manta ray), located on the main deck have queen size beds (150 x 200 cm) and desk, TV connected to central media system, hanging closet, large windows, private ensuite bathroom and shower
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Boat specification

  • Fleet nameCarpe Diem Maldives
  • Year built2016
  • Length43
  • Width11
  • Capacity21
  • MaterialWood
  • LanguagesEnglish
  • Handicapped FriendlyNo
  • Number of cabins12
  • EnginesDoosan Daewood Marine Diesel (Model №: V1 80219), HP 800
  • Generator2 x Zenith Isuzu 65 KW Marine-Gen set, 1x Zenith Isizu 25 KW Marine-Gen set
  • CompressorsHP compressors L&W
  • TendersDiving dhoni L: 61 feet / W: 20 feet
  • Power plugs onboard250/50 Hz, 3 phase, 24 hrs per day
  • Freshwater maker1 x WASCO Desalinator 700 ltr/hr 15 tons/day
    1 x WASCO Desalinator 900 ltr/hr 18 tons/day
  • On-board payment methodsCash
  • Water capacity13000


10 + 3 on diving dhoni

Onboard Facilities

  • Laundry Service
  • Massage
  • Onboard Kayaks
  • Audio & Video Entertainment
  • Air Conditioned Saloon
  • Sun Deck
  • Sun Loungers
  • Open Air Saloon
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Bar
  • Child Friendly
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • SPA
  • Land Excursions
  • Fishing

Cabin Facilities

  • TV in Cabins
  • Air Conditioning
  • En-Suite Cabins
  • Wall Fan
  • Lockable Storage
  • Towels
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries

Food & drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Dietary Restrictions
  • Buffet Style
  • Alcoholic Beverages and Spirits
  • A La Carte
  • Hot & Soft Drinks and Cold
  • Snacks All Day

Photography Facilities

  • Camera & Photography Station
  • Separate Rinsing Tanks for U/W Camera
  • Camera Table
  • Special Storage for U/W Camera
  • Charging Stations

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Diving and Safety

  • Radar
  • GPS Tracking
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Life Rafts
  • Life Jackets
  • Fire Fighting Equipment
  • Emergency Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Sounder
  • Satellite Phone
  • Bilge Pump Alarm
  • Searchlight
  • EPIRB (emergency position indicating radio beacon)
  • Emergency Flares
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Life Rings

Diving Facilities

  • Warm Water Showers
  • Rebreather Support
  • Compressors
  • Rinse Hosts
  • Tenders for Diving
  • Tech Diving
  • Dive Deck
  • DIN Adaptors
  • Personal Storage Space

Reviews about Carpe Novo

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Not badVerified review

Diving was hit and miss, understandable at this time of year. Dive guides were talkative amongst themselves but not so much to the divers in English
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Beautiful boat, very nice crew, and beautiful divingVerified review

It was our first time diving in the Maldives. We came to see Mantas, and we were not disappointed: we have seen 10s of them on different dive site. The Carpe Novo was very spacious. The cabin was nice, the bathroom was very large. The large dive boat is very convenient (not an inflatable type of small boat to get to the dive site as it was on other live aboard). It was easy and comfortable to get setup on for the dive, and getting back in after the dive: much better than expected. You leave your dive equipment on the dive boat, which is extremely convenient. The food was good, including fresh fish caught from the boat. But one person in our party was eating gluten free, and even though that had been specified early on, the food shopping had not been done accordingly. We were told that people eating gluten free typically pack their own pasta and bread in their suitcase. :-/ If so, it would have been nice to be informed about that pre-boarding. All that being said, that was a great experience. I would happily book another trip on Carpe Novo.
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Amazing time on Carpe Novo Verified review

I dove for a week on the Carpe Novo in August and cannot say enough about it. I cannot think of one bad or even neutral thing to say about the experience. The boat is new this year, so it is very clean, modern, and comfortable. There is a part of the boat to suit anyone's needs for sun, shade, air con, social or private time. The food was amazing, with enough variety to suit anyone's taste. The crew worked hard to make everything run smoothly. They were well organized for dives, with equipment and tanks always ready. The dive guides were professional, friendly, and knowledgeable. The dives were incredible, to include an amazing manta cleaning station with no less than 9 rays at the same time and a night dive with so many nurse sharks! Healthy reefs and lots of variety of fish to be seen and photograph. I highly recommend this live aboard and most definitely plan to return some day soon! You will not be disappointed. Cheers!
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