Ship name

Carpe Diem

Surfing & Scuba Diving-Nitrox on Board

Max Pax: 24
Number of Crew: 13
Length: 35 Meters
Max Cruising Speed: 525 Nautical Miles
Type: Triple Deck + Sun Deck


Welcome to MV Carpe Diem, a unique liveaboard holiday offering you all activities and surroundings starting with the letter S while touring the beautiful atolls of the Maldives, making it an S-holiday!

Imagine enjoying the beautiful Maldivian Sun, Sea, Sand and Stars while ‘Seizing the day’ mostly Scuba diving and when not scuba diving trying out Salsa dancing in the evenings or do a round of Skiing on our Jetski/Waterski, enjoying the Sea breeze while ‘wind’ Surfing, catching your own fish while Sunset fishing in the traditional Maldivian way or simply Snorkelling, Swimming, Sightseeing, Sunbathing and Sleeping! Cruising in the Maldives has never been so diverse and complete with all these activities offered on our new boat resulting in an unforgettable holiday.


Carpe Diem has 10 comfortable cabins of different standards divided over 3 decks. The different cabin types are:
suite (1)
deluxe (1)
high standard (2)
standard (6)

All cabins have individually controlled AC, safety deposit boxes and their own private bathroom with toilet and hot water shower. The electricity voltage on board is of 220V and the plugs are of 3 pins US type. All the cabins have a name instead of a number starting with a S to stay within the S-holiday concept of the Carpe Diem Suite The very spacious suite, our SUN cabin, with over 20 m2 in size is located at the upper deck. The suite has a king size bed, a wide flat screen TV plus DVD/MP3 player, mini fridge and an ample closet plus storage space. The 5 windows give a beautiful view to the sea.

Deluxe Cabin ( 3 Cabins )
King Size Bed , Flat TV , Safe Box , En-Suit Toilet and Shower on the upper deck is another big cabin, the STAR cabin, with a queen size double bed, flat screen TV plus DVD/MP3 player and 3 windows overlooking Maldives blue waters

High Standard
The Carpe Diem has two high standard cabins, SEA and SAND, which are a little smaller than the deluxe cabin on the upper deck and located on the main deck with queen size double beds and TV plus DVD/MP3 players

Standard Cabin ( 6 cabins )
A total of 6 standard cabins, SALSA, SCUBA, SURF, SMILE, SHELL and SKI are located on the cabin deck below the main deck. 4 of these standard cabins are very spacious having a queen double bed and bunk bed and therefore can take triple occupancy. The 2 other standard cabins each have a twin bed and bunk bed and can only take double occupancy. All standard cabins have portholes.


Salsa dancing
As part of your 7 day trip, the Carpe Diem crew will be organizing a Latin night introducing you to Salsa dancing by means of a basic salsa workshop. Salsa has been proclaimed by an article in the Economist of March 2008 as the biggest international dance craze since rock and roll in the 1950’s. Salsa dance instruction DVD’s are part of our in house movie collection. In case you would like a complete basic salsa course during your S-holiday or improve the salsa skills you may already have, we request you to book this in advance. An instructor trained by our affiliated professional dance school in Male will then be present during your stay and make you dance the night away. Rates will depend on amount of people and hours of classes

Carpe Diem S-Holiday Spa is a Special Small comfortable Space where your inner beauty will Shine. Our expert therapist will take care of your body, mind and soul through natural treatments. Treatments available are our signature ‘Seize the day massage’, Sports massages, Specific Thai massages, Shooting Foot reflex massages, Soft Aromatherapy massages, Special deep tissue, Scalp massages, Slimming massages … apart from several facials and your traditional manicure/pedicure.Calm your mind and draw in the serenity of your surroundings and leave the troubles of the world behind.

Just before sunset our experienced crew, who started their lives working on fishing boats will show you the traditional Maldivian fishing techniques. Their knowledge about how to find the appropriate sites with an abundance of fish, will guarantee you catching your first Maldivian fish and a picture worth a special place in your S-holiday photo album! Our Chef will be more than happy to prepare the catch of the day for your next splendid dinner!

Apart from diving, the MV Carpe Diem offers their guests more S-activities on the water. Imagine ‘seizing the end of the afternoon’ by a fun joy ride on our Jet ski (the Jet ski can hold 3 persons) cruising at your own speed. For the more sporty and adventurous types you can try out how to water ski or just simply hold on to our O-ring behind the jet ski and take in the beautiful surroundings and colours of the Maldives.

Activities :
Jet Ski 30 minutes
Water Ski 20 minutes
Water Mono - Ski 20 minutes
O-Ring 20 minutes


High quality food will be served on Carpe Diem Live aboard. You will enjoy the excellent variety of our fine dining Chef for European and International Cuisine and our Experienced Local Chef for a delicious variety of Maldivian, Thai and Indian cuisine. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in a comfortable area with a splendid view.

Our wine menu is designed to ensure that you enjoy the best the New World wineries have to offer as well as the elegance and charm of the Old World châteaux.

Consequently our wine portfolio is structured to complement the uniqueness of all the local and contemporary culinary creations. We make it the hallmark of our 'cellar' that a wine only earns inclusion if it reflects genuine authenticity, a distinctive personality and a true sense of place or ‘terroir’. One of the primary objectives of our wine list is to showcase the New World's emerging icons as well as to reveal some of its best kept viticultural secrets. If our range has a distinctive character, it is that it is more classic than contemporary. That said, modern-day pioneers determined to reinvent the glories of the past most definitely have a place in our collection.

In addition to the above, our selection of world-class cocktails offer you an array of tantalizing aromas and flavors that will get you dancing into the early morning hours.


We offer:
• 55 feet (18 meters) new diving dhoni built by the same company as the Carpe Diem itself with the best facilities, including hot water shower/ toilet, 2 fresh water showers at the back and a fresh water tank for cameras. All the diving equipment will be installed on the dhoni, giving more space to the Carpe Diem itself plus enhanced safety. Additional benefits will be fast and safe transfers to the dive sites and extra comfort for putting on your gear. Nitrox (EANx) breathing mixtures are available and prepared with the best quality equipment available on the market (Nuvair ® Membranes, Coltrisub and a Bauer Compressors);

• First Aid and Oxygen Tank on board;

• Very experienced PADI Instructor (more than 5000 dives) and Dive Master (more than 2000 dives). Guide/Divers ratio 1:8;

• Important rules for your Scuba Diving experience (compulsory safety equipment required, dive insurance coverage required, mandatory dive briefings, check dives FOC); • Dive Insurance available on board; • PADI Dive Centre able to cater for beginners (from PADI Discover Scuba Diving up to several PADI Specialty Courses), as well as for very experienced divers ;

• Dive gear rental services as well as SONY quality underwater video-cameras and cameras.

PADI Discover Scuba Diving
The PADI Discover Scuba Diving program introduces people to scuba diving in a highly supervised and relaxed manner. It dispels common misconceptions about scuba diving by letting individuals try it out and experience it for themselves. Under the guidance of a PADI professional, new divers learn basic safety concepts, how to put on equipment, swim around in a safe environment and discover a totally new world, the beautiful and peaceful underwater world.

On MV Carpe Diem the PADI Discover Scuba Diving program is conducted at an open water dive site to give you a real life experience of what Scuba Diving is all about. This experience might get you ‘hooked’ for live on diving and on exploring further the wonders of the underwater sea life.

After trying scuba diving, many will choose to pursue certification by enrolling in a PADI Open Water Diver course, for which the new divers will earn credit (they will have had the first Confined Water Dive done).


Our S-holiday package would not be complete without the possibility of catering for the surfers during the Surfing season. As the season is almost over for this year, the Carpe Diem will be ready for the Surfing season next year and offer itineraries specially chosen for an excellent Surfing experience, possibly with some Salsa dancing in the evenings……?!

What is the sum of 8 and 8?