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Maldives liveaboard Carpe Novo

Diving in the Maldives is a truly unique experience!  It is the best year-round diving destination in the Indian Ocean. Who doesn’t like to see Manta Rays and lots of them? Top it with some Whale Sharks and a beautiful vivid reef underneath where you can find small colorful creatures hiding among the corals, like the Ghost Pipe Fish and tiny Flatworms and you will not want to get out of the warm and clear water!

Join us on October 20-27, 2018 on a 7-night dive trip aboard the Carpe Novo Liveaboard – the newest member of the Explorer Ventures Fleet! The Carpe Novo only began service in March 2016! This is a new 22-passenger, 140-foot wooden-hull safari yacht. Staffed by a crew of 13, the most experienced and qualified in the Maldives that will provide you with the best experience possible.

Deluxe main deck staterooms – $2163 USD
Comfortable lower deck staterooms – $1863 USD 

Early Bird Special (Hurry up – ending Oct 1st!) – $200 Discount!! 

To reserve your spot Click Here!


The October 20-27, 2018 group is now full! If you would like to join a waiting list, fill your details below and we’ll keep you posted on any cancellations or in the event of a 2nd group becoming available.

  • October 20 – 27 , 2018

  • $2163 USD deluxe and comfortable main deck staterooms, large windows, flat panel TV/HD player, all cabins have private ensuite bathrooms.
  • $1863 USD lower deck staterooms, one queen and one twin bed or two twin beds, port holes, flat panel TV/HD player all cabins have private ensuite bathrooms.
  • Early Bird Special – $200 discount on both accommodation types.
  • Price based on double occupancy. (Single occupancy fee available per request)
7 nights accommodation aboard the Carpe Novo Explorer.
All meals and snacks.
Coffee and Tea.
3 incredible dives per day.
Tanks & weights.
Round-trip transfer from the airport to the boat.
Photography workshop for those interested.
Dive equipment.
Government Green tax – $6 USD per person, per day.
Alcoholic beverages and soda.
Payment Details
  • $650 – Required upon booking to secure your spot.
  • $650 – By October 11th, 2017.
  • Full balance is due by July 4th, 2018.
  • If paid via credit card, an additional 3% credit card fee will be charged.


Underwater Photo Pro, Ran Mor of Mozaik Underwater Cameras will be leading the trip and will offer an UW photo workshop for those interested. During the trip, you will get a chance try out new gear – perhaps a different camera /housing, a strobe or a wet lens, and test it on one of the many Mantas or Sharks you are bound to see under the water!

We secured the best route for our group! Our trip will follow the special Central Route, starting at Baa Atoll and ending in Male. This itinerary offers the opportunity to spend more time with Whale Sharks and Mantas. For the photographers among you, this route promises the best variety of marine life and water conditions to get the best photos! This is good news for the non-photographers as well of course. This will require a short one-way local flight from Male to Baa Atoll. The cost will be approx $165 USD (the final price will be confirmed closer to date).

Would you like to know more about Diving in the Maldives? CLICK HERE


Saturday - Saturday

  • Flight from Male to Baa Atoll.
  • Transfer from the airport to the port.
  • Boarding the vessel – Carpe Novo.
  • 7 nights aboard.
  • 3 incredible dives a day!
  • Includes all meal and drinks.
  • Including tanks and weight.
  • Ran’s personal UW photography guidance during the trip is offered to those interested – including 3 lessons and personal assistance.

Saturday: Departure

  • Check out from the vessel – Carpe Novo.
  • Transfer from the port to the airport in Male.

The M/V Carpe Novo Explorer, began service in March 2016!  This new modern vessel, sister ship of Carpe Vita Explorer and Carpe Diem, is the newest member of the Explorer Ventures Fleet expanding our itinerary offerings to include longer trips to more remote areas in the Maldives. This new 22-passenger, 140-foot wooden-hull safari yacht, along with her 60-foot custom matching dhoni (dive tender), was built by one of the Maldives most accomplished boat builders. It provides guests with an exceptional yachting experience, hotel-style staterooms and unmatched open-air comfort!

When you board the vessel you’ll be on the main deck where you’ll find an indoor salon that includes a lounge and TV area. This inviting area features a large flat screen TV, DVD/MP3 player, sound system, sitting/library area including tables and refrigerators.

Just forward of the salon area there is an outdoor shaded sitting area complete with comfortable cushioned benches. This is a peaceful place where you can sip your afternoon tea while the vessel is cruising and take in the beautiful colors of the Indian Ocean. The main deck also includes a galley equipped with spacious commercial refrigerators/freezers; the office, common restroom, dive equipment rental/storage area and the swim platform aft (with two fresh water showers). There is also a specialized camera table in the outdoor area and a power charging station at the entrance.

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