vision and values
Carpe Diem Maldives Pvt. Ltd. celebrates life and enables a contemporary travelling lifestyle, offering equal doses of playfulness, simplicity and excitement, together with discovery, customer-centric adventure and delivered with professional experience. We are an award-winning hospitality group with three high-end liveaboard cruise vessels and an upscale 115 pool-villa private island resort in Raa Atoll, northern Maldives.
With our reputation for excellence in adventure and safari cruises in the Maldives, we now bring you a resort with a social personality. Located on the cusp of Raa and Baa atolls, Carpe Diem Beach Resort & Spa aims to deliver the same level of excellence our cruise guests have enjoyed for a decade. With the expansion into resorts our guests have a wider array of choices – go diving or surfing on a luxury cruise for a week or more, or stay in once place with a soft, white-sand beach, spa and a multitude of dining options where like-minded travellers meet… Even better, do both!
Since 2008, Carpe Diem Maldives Pvt. Ltd. has been growing to create dive and surf experiences with the mission of experiencing the excitement and anticipation of the Maldivian waters. From our first boat in the Indian Ocean, Carpe Diem Maldives has grown to become a collection of three unique liveaboard dive and surf cruises, delivered by a team of passionately dedicated hosts welcoming discerning, curious travellers. We are the only liveaboard operator in the Maldives to offer diving adventures with a team of all-Maldivian Dive Masters.
As one of the Maldives leading tour operators, and with the expansion into resorts, Carpe Diem Maldives becomes the only hospitality brand in the Maldives to offer year round liveaboard cruises and resort stays, with combined options possible. Our vibrant new resort and collection of activities brings a fresh approach to holidays in this sparkling destination in the Indian Ocean.
Carpe Diem Maldives Pvt. Ltd.
Carpe Diem Maldives Pvt. Ltd.
Seize the Day!
The origins of Carpe Diem Maldives Pvt. Ltd. are rooted in our first boat, Carpe Diem, that we started operating with in 2008. Built in The Maldives by Amir Mansoor, the MV Carpe Diem is a 35 m long motor safari yacht with a wooden hull. 10 cabins are dispersed over 3 decks and can cater for a maximum of 20 people.
The boat is accompanied by a diving dhoni (tender) and a small speedboat (dingy). The Carpe Diem caters for scuba diving trips, surfing trips, fishing trips or tailor made cruises for exclusive groups.
It has 3 decks plus a sundeck.
We needed another boat!
Demand for diving trips in The Maldives was rising, so Carpe Vita meaning “Seize Life” was also built in The Maldives by our company and at our owner’s boatyard in Raa Atoll. Slightly longer than the Carpe Diem, the MV Carpe Vita is a luxury 38 m long motor safari yacht with a wooden hull.
We kept to the same format of 10 cabins dispersed over 3 decks and catering for a maximum of 20 divers. The added bonus of Carpe Vita is the Jacuzzi on the upper deck. With two boats in our fleet, we also expanded our offering to include wave surfing, fishing and tailor-made trips for individuals and private charter groups.
The Carpe Vita provides standard 4 dives a day on her dedicated scuba diving trips and offers some different itineraries from the Carpe Diem.
We needed a bigger boat!
Our newest boat Carpe Novo started operations March 26, 2016. In-keeping with tradition of Carpe Diem and Carpe Vita, this vessel was also built in The Maldives by Amir Mansoor’s boatyard. The MV Carpe Novo is larger than the Carpe Diem and even slightly larger than the Carpe Vita, catering for a maximum of 21 people in 11 cabins dispersed over 3 decks.
The Carpe Novo like her two “sisters” caters for dedicated scuba diving, wave surfing and fishing trips for individuals as well as private charter groups.
The Carpe Novo, like the Carpe Diem, provides a standard 3 dives a day on her dedicated scuba diving trips. Carpe Vita is the only one of our three vessels that offers 4 dives a day.
Carpe Diem Beach Resort & Spa
Carpe Diem Beach Resort & Spa
It’s time to have our own resort.
Taking our experience and guest feedback over 10 years, we’ve designed a resort with travellers' needs in mind. The private island Carpe Diem Beach Resort & Spa opens in November 2018 in Raa Atoll, northern Maldives. With the emphasis on an activity-driven atmosphere, the resort’s tagline ‘Social by Nature’ reflects an easygoing travellers’ finesse against the backdrop of a healthy house reef and a significantly large lagoon.
The 115 private pool villas at Carpe Diem Beach Resort & Spa have sliding doors leading on to a large deck with a shaded seating area and a sun-drenched plunge pool. Ten accommodation choices offer a vibrant addition to this revered Indian Ocean destination. Introducing a new room category to the Maldives market, 5 of our Over Water Pool Villas are dedicated to solo travellers looking to share twin bed accommodation, omitting the need for a single supplement. A full-board stay for all guests at Carpe Diem Beach Resort & Spa includes house wines and beer, as well as access to an inflatable water park in the private lagoon.
Seize the day with Carpe Diem Cruises to experience the thrill and natural beauty of diving underwater in one of the world's best scuba diving destinations. Year round, the Maldives has an abundance of dive sites with one inspiring dive encounter after another.
If you’re on a mission to live life to the full, seek the exceptional, thrive in the new, and in equal measure, enjoy the comforts of a little luxury while you discover everything this Indian Ocean destination has to offer, then Carpe Diem Cruises is for you.
With our three cruise vessels, we connect the modern traveller to places, people & stories that will long be remembered. Immerse yourself in the beautiful shoals of butterflyfish and oriental sweetlips;
drift into the deep blue with white tips, hammerheads, manta rays and whalesharks; ride the currents along coral-filled overhangs with eagle rays, giant napoleans and blue marlin; or spot an octopus amidst the rocks.
Descend at dusk to watch nurse sharks feed on plankton or snorkel with the annual migration of manta rays in Hanifaru Bay, a UNESCO protected marine biosphere. We believe great scuba diving, wave surfing, fishing and tailor made trips needn’t cost a fortune. Adventure, excitement and fun await you in the Maldives with Carpe Diem Cruises.
The friendly service of our crew is just one reason guests return time and again for another underwater adventure cruise. Needless to say, the Carpe Diem Cruises have scooped the Maldives Travel Awards for the Leading Liveaboard Brand year on year.
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An incredible, nature-packed adventure cruise over 7 or 10 nights exploring the Maldives atolls on board Carpe Diem. This is original boat the company began its operations with in 2008, inviting ocean explorers to enjoy 10 cabins spread out over 3 decks and catering for a maximum of 20 guests.
Ideal for scuba diving, surfing, fishing or private charter trips, the Carpe Diem is accompanied by a diving dhoni (tender) and a small speedboat (dingy). Local dive masters on board share their abundance of experience for all levels of divers. On dedicated scuba diving trips the Carpe Diem offers standard 3 dives a day. When it’s time to adopt a slower pace, the boat’s sundeck is the perfect spot to soak up the sun surrounded by the turquoise shades of the Maldivian waters.
The friendly service of our crew is just one reason guests return time and again for another Carpe Diem adventure cruise, ensuring a luxurious stay to fulfill their Maldivian dreams. Needless to say, the Carpe Diem Cruises have scooped the Maldives Travel Awards for the Leadling Liveaboard Brand year on year.
The Carpe Diem vessel is a 35 m long motor safari yacht with a wooden hull. Built in 2008, it has 3 decks plus a sundeck.
The Carpe Diem vessel is a 38 m long motor safari yacht with a wooden hull. Built in 2011, it has 3 decks plus a sundeck.
Dive into the Maldivian jewel-blue ocean with an incredible adventure cruise on Carpe Vita. Exploring the depths of northern, central and southern Maldivian atolls since 2011, Carpe Vita seizes life in every essence of the dedicated divers mind offering 4 dives a day.
With slightly more space than Carpe Diem, a maximum of 20 guests enjoy 10 cabins spread out over 3 decks, Carpe Vita caters for avid scuba diving, wave surfing, fishing and tailor made trips for both individuals as well as groups. When not enjoying the ocean water, the sundeck is the perfect place to work on a suntan and hop in a Jacuzzi!
The friendly service of our crew is just one reason guests return time and again for another Carpe Vita adventure cruise, ensuring a luxurious stay to nourish their adrenaline filled Maldivian dreams. Needless to say, the Carpe Diem Cruises have scooped the Maldives Travel Awards for the Leadling Liveaboard Brand year on year.
A luxury bucket-list diving or surfing, cruising and relaxing holiday in the Maldives on Carpe Novo. This latest and largest of boats within Carpe Diem Maldives took to the waters in March 2016, inviting ocean adventurers to enjoy 11 cabins spread out over 3 decks and catering for a maximum of 21 guests.
Whether you’re a solo diver, a couple, family or friends travelling to the Maldives, our local dive masters take you to the best sites for that time of year. Our fully escorted, excitement-packed dives are in harmony with nature to include manta rays and whale shark sites, early morning dives in search of a hammerhead and night dives at feeding stations for nurse sharks and much more.
Carpe Novo is accompanied by a diving dhoni (tender) and a small speedboat (dingy). On board is a purpose built camera equipment room and on dedicated scuba diving trips the Carpe Novo offers standard 3 dives a day. When not underwater, the boat’s sundeck with a Jacuzzi is the perfect spot to work on your suntan and admire the endless view filled with turquoise hues of the Maldivian waters.
There’s no better way to explore the various Maldives atolls than with a Carpe Novo trip that encompasses so much of what this captivating country has to offer. It all starts with a late afternoon dive to test your skills and equipment, followed by an evening getting to know fellow passengers over dinner. Three meals a day are served as a buffet and enjoyed on our open deck long tables, where tales of expeditions are exchanged and friendships made.
The Carpe Diem vessel is a 40 m long motor safari yacht with a wooden hull. Built in 2016, it has 3 decks plus a sundeck.
The friendly service of our crew is just one of the many reasons guests return time and again for another Carpe Novo adventure cruise. Needless to say, the Carpe Diem Cruises have scooped the Maldives Travel Awards for the Leading Liveaboard Brand year on year. Experience an unexpected element of luxury to your Maldivian dream of an adventure cruise with Carpe Novo.