All the information you need to thoroughly enjoy an incredible scuba diving vacation onboard the Carpe Vita in the Maldives is right here.
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The M/V Carpe Vita comfortably accommodates 20 passengers in 10 very large double staterooms, all of which have private bathroom facilities and can be configured to accommodate a couple or two singles. The staterooms are located on three of the vessel’s four decks:
Topmost deck: Sun deck, offering both shaded and full-sun areas for relaxation as well as a hot tub.
Upper deck: Dining area, the bar, staterooms 1 & 2, a small lounge area and the bridge.
Main deck: Air-conditioned dining and lounge area, TV viewing area with DVD/CD music system, forward outdoor seating area, common restroom, staterooms 3 & 4, galley, camera charging station and a large camera table. There are two sets of stairs accessing the swim platform where two in-water ladders hang for easy access to and from the water for a refreshing swim when the vessel is at anchor.
Lower deck: Staterooms 5-10, accessed via stairs from the main deck.
The Carpe Vita is also equipped with a telephone for incoming and outgoing calls worldwide (additional charges apply). Cellular phone and internet access is available when in proximity to some of the islands if your phone is so equipped. Internet cards and cellular phone cards are available for purchase on board. There are two computers for guest use as well as USB connections for a personal computers. Internet access is available at an hourly charge. The vessel’s location does determine reliability of access to the internet. HD media players along with a small selection of movies and music are available for guest use in each stateroom.
Check out some sample itineraries. The vessel’s itineraries are designed to take advantage of the changing conditions and to take divers to the best diving areas for the different seasons. Depending on the time of year and weather, currents can be from moderate to very strong and itineraries often include channel diving. The visibility is usually at its peak in December and January — sometimes well over 100 feet (30 meters)!
Mantas can be seen throughout the year with the best feeding-station encounters typically during the May to November timeframe. Whale sharks are also seen most every month of the year, with the highest concentration seen in the monsoon transition months of April, May, October and November. The water temperatures remain a toasty 80-85º F (27-29˚C) throughout the year. Most divers are comfortable with a 3mm wetsuit.
- 7 nights/8 days or 10 nights/11 days aboard vessel
- 3 meals daily, plus snacks
- Up to 3 dives daily (weather and itinerary permitting)
- Use of tanks(11.5L/80CF or 13.5L/100CF) with DIN & YOKE compatibilities
- Air fills, weights and belts
- Airport transfers on the days of embarkation/ disembarkation
- Non-alcoholic beverages and 2 glasses of beer or wine with dinner
- Maldivian GST (General Service Tax)
Packages do not include:
- Rental, instruction and retail charges
- Crew gratuities
- Dive accident insurance (required)
- Trip cancellation & dive insurance (recommended)
- Port/hotel taxes
- Airport departure tax
- Fuel surcharge
- Hanifaru Snorkeling Permit
You will also need to budget for the following items: Airline ticket to and from vessel, Dive accident insurance, dive rental equipment if required, courses taken while aboard, retail items purchased aboard, crew gratuity (usuallly 10-15% of trip cost but is at the discretion of the guest), Port & hotel taxes, per-person, per-night fee payable on board and personal expenses. Ask us to put together a package for you! Got a question we haven’t answered? Give us a call! 1-888-995-DIVE (3483)