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The luxurious Carpe Novo operates exceptional dive trips and marine encounters throughout the year to the central and southern atolls of the Maldives.

The 43 metre wooden hulled liveaboard is the most spacious and luxurious of the three boats in the exclusive Carpe Diem fleet, built by owner and fourth generation boat maker Amir Mansoor.

She accommodates up to 22 passengers in 12 cabins, spread across three decks. The four junior suite cabins on the upper deck offer ample space and are furnished with king beds (two of which can be split into twin beds) and large windows. The main deck features two single suites with a queen bed and large windows. Six standard cabins are located on the lower deck, four of which feature a queen bed with bunk and two of which have twin beds; all with porthole windows. All cabins are air-conditioned, are furnished with a TV and HD multi-media player, desk, storage space and have an en-suite shower/bathroom.

On board facilities include a comfortable lounge, galley, camera and equipment room on the main deck (where the dive briefings occur), open air dining and bar area at the rear of the upper deck and a partially shaded sun deck at the top of the boat. The crew of 13 includes three dedicated to diving operations. The electricity is 220V and plug sockets on board are multinational.

The Carpe Novo offers seven and ten night itineraries throughout the year, predominantly to the central and southern atolls, departing Malé on a Saturday. Getting to the boat may include a domestic flight. Up to three dives a day are offered on each itinerary from the custom built dhoni and Nitrox is available.

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Dive trips

This liveaboard is featured in the following itineraries:

Best of Maldives Liveaboard

Dedicated departures available!

The Best of Maldives itineraries are a firm favourite amongst divers of all abilities, with a choice of vessels and durations. Highlights include manta cleaning stations, whale shark encounters and mesmerising drift dives.

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 9 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £1,975 pp
  • Trip type: Liveaboard Group trip

Maldives Dive Safari

Explore world-class dive sites from the comfort of a liveaboard, followed by a few days relaxation in a resort on North Malé Atoll. Highlights include manta ray and whale shark encounters in the central atolls.

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 13 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £2,795 pp
  • Trip type: Liveaboard trip

Baa & Raa Atolls Liveaboard

Visit these legendary Maldivian atolls by liveaboard between August and October, when they become a playground for feeding manta rays and whale sharks, putting on a spectacular show for visitors at Hanifaru Bay.

  • When to go: Aug-Oct
  • Duration inc. flights: 9 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £3,095 pp
  • Trip type: Liveaboard trip

Discover Maldives & Sri Lanka

Designed to ensure a captivating mix of underwater highlights and enchanting topside experiences, discover the Maldives and Sri Lanka on a twin-centre holiday like no other, available throughout the year.

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 16 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £3,625 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Southern Maldives Liveaboard

Escape the crowds to the southern Maldives for an exceptional liveaboard experience with an air of discovery and plenty of shark encounters, including grey reef, hammerhead and silky.

  • When to go: Jan-Mar
  • Duration inc. flights: 10 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £2,995 pp
  • Trip type: Liveaboard trip