CARPE DIEM I 31 AGO - 07 SEP 2019 I CENTRAL ATOLLS I 7 NIGHTS I MALDIVES

CARPE DIEM I 31 AGO - 07 SEP 2019 I CENTRAL ATOLLS I 7 NIGHTS I MALDIVES
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Spacious state cabins, a modern interior and fine dining. Enjoy salsa dancing, spa visits, water skiing, surfing and snorkelling on this incredibly accommodating dive yacht. Dive from dhoni, Nitrox and WIFI available.



HIGHLIGHTS

  • This boat starts every thursday
  • 16 - 17 Dives
  • Languages spoken: English
  • The Carpe Diem offers year round dive cruises in the Central Maldives
  • Mantas, sharks, whale sharks, tiny shrimp, nudibranchs, ghost pipe fish
  • Kudarah Thila, Manta Point, Maaya Thila, Fish Head and Machafushi wreck
  • Beginner’s dives and snorkelers welcome
  • Free Nitrox
  • A platform at the back of the main deck with two fresh water showers and a jet ski
  • A studio with internet, a shop and all business centre facilities.

SERVICES ON BOARD

  • Dives from dhoni
  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves Tanks With Din Valves 15L Tanks Available Nitrox (free) Rental Equipment ($) Courses($)
  • Battery Charging Station Warm-Water Showers Fish Id And Diving Books Spacious Dive Deck
  • Air-Conditioning Wi-Fi ($) Lounge/TV Area UK (3 Pin) Power Sockets Power Socket Adapters
  • Movies
  • Snorkeling Windsurfing Land excursions
  • Visa Mastercard Amex Cash
  • Buffet Vegetarian Food
  • Alcohol and soft drinks available to purchase on board
  • Fire Alarm Fire Extinguisher
  • Life Jackets Life Rafts
  • Emergency Oxygen Kit Emergency Positioning Radio Beacon
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OUR BOAT

Cruising in the Maldives has never been so much fun, the Carpe Diem offers Scuba Diving in crystal clear azure waters with a dedicated crew to help make your cruise the Dive Holiday experience of a lifetime. The Carpe Diem was the first boat of the fleet and started operating in 2008 and the reason for the start of the company Carpe Diem Maldives Pvt. Ltd. The Carpe Diem was built in the Maldives fully out of wood by Amir Mansoor who is also the owner of the boat. The boat has 10 Cabins divided 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.

Carpe Diem combines superb service, exceptional diving and on board comfort at affordable prices. If it is Mantas, Whalesharks and speedy Drift Dives you are looking for, then jump aboard Carpe Diem for a voyage through the beautiful Maldives. World famous dive sites await, all from the comfort and convenience of this superb Maldivian liveaboard.

CABINS

Carpe Diem sleeps 20 Divers in 10 cabins. No matter which cabin you chose, all have individual air conditioning, in-room safe and en-suite bathrooms. The standard cabins are located below deck. 4 have a Queen double with a separate Single bed. There are a further 2 Twin/Bunk bed only cabins. There are 2 Main Deck cabins with a Queen double bed and glorious views. These are ideal for Single Occupancy as well as Couples. There is a TV and DVD player in each cabin. Moving upstairs, you find the Deluxe Star cabin. This is one of the larger cabins on board with a Queen size bed and large windows. Or for an extra special upgrade option, the Suite is perfect. This is a massive cabin on the Upper Deck with a King size bed and masses of storage space. The sea views are exceptional as well as the creature comforts!

AMENITIES

On the Main Deck you will find a large Saloon area with tea, coffee and drinking water. This is the hub of the boat, where briefings are given. There is a large flat screen and audio system. Outside of the lounge is an outdoor seating area. All meals are also served al fresco in the dedicated Dining Area on the Upper Deck. Head right upstairs to the Sun Deck to soak up the views, work on your tan or just relax in the shade with a good book from the boat's library. Please be aware, Open Water certification (or equivalent) Divers are welcome on board. However, due to the nature of the diving in the Maldives, you will be required to complete the Advanced Open Water certification on board (local charges apply).

FOOD ON BOARD

On board the Carpe Diem liveaboard you can expect a wide menu consisting of dishes from a range of genres including Maldivian, Thai, Chinese and Italian, as well as International fare and the occasional BBQ. There are always plenty of fresh ingredients used, including fresh fruit, vegetables and seafood. The air-conditioned Restaurant and open-air dining areas offer 3 main dishes per sitting, buffet with waitress service. Coffee, tea and drinking water and fruit are provided free of charge, Soft drinks, fruit juices, milk shakes, mineral water and beer are available for purchase and there is a large cocktail and wine list. The dining service begins with afternoon snacks and evening dinner on the first evening of the cruise. Special dietary requirements can be catered for with advance notice.

LOWER DECK STANDARD CABIN- 1 QUEEN AND 1 BUNK

- #SALSA, #SCUBA, #SURF, SMILE, #SNORKEL AND #SKI SALSA, SCUBA, SURF, SMILE, SNORKEL 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 (SALSA, SCUBA, SURF and SKI); the 2 other standard cabins (SMILE and SNORKEL) each have a single bed and single bunk bed and can only take twin sharing occupancy. All standard cabins have portholes. All cabins have individually controlled AC, safety deposit boxes and their own private bathroom with toilet and hot water shower. Hair Dryers available on request. The electricity voltage on board is of 220V and the plugs are of 3 pins UK type.

  • Size: 10 m²
  • Beds: 1 Queen and 1 Bunk
  • Max occupancy: 2
  • Shareable: Yes
  • Private bathroom: Yes
  • Air Conditioning: Yes

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SUITE CABIN - UPPER DECK

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 and an ample closet plus storage space. The 5 windows give a beautiful view to the sea. All cabins have individually controlled AC, safety deposit boxes and their own private bathroom with toilet and hot water shower. Hair Dryers available on request. The electricity voltage on board is of 220V and the plugs are of 3 pins UK type.

  • Size: 20 m²
  • Beds: 1 King
  • Max occupancy: 2
  • Shareable: No
  • Private bathroom: Yes
  • Air Conditioning: Yes

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DELUXE CABIN - UPPER DECK

#STAR Opposite the suite 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. All cabins have individually controlled AC, safety deposit boxes and their own private bathroom with toilet and hot water shower. Hair Dryers available on request. The electricity voltage on board is of 220V and the plugs are of 3 pins UK type.

  • Size: 12 m²
  • Beds: 1 Queen Max occupancy: 2
  • Shareable: No
  • Private bathroom: Yes
  • Air Conditioning: Yes

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DOUBLE CABIN - MAIN DECK

#SEA & #SAND The Carpe Diem has two double cabins, SEA and SAND located on the main deck, which are a little smaller than the deluxe cabin on the upper deck and standard cabins on the lower deck. They have queen size double beds and window view. Further amenities TV plus DVD/MP3 players. All cabins have individually controlled AC, safety deposit boxes and their own private bathroom with toilet and hot water shower. Hair Dryers available on request. The electricity voltage on board is of 220V and the plugs are of 3 pins UK type.

  • Size: 10 m²
  • Beds: 1 Queen
  • Max occupancy: 2
  • Shareable: No
  • Private bathroom: Yes
  • Air Conditioning: Yes

MOST RELEVANT INFORMATION

  • The trip begins in Male and ends in Male
  • The closest airport is Male Intl (MLE)
  • Pickup time at the airport is around 12:30.
  • Give yourself enough time to go through immigration and pickup your bags.
  • The crew will meet you at the info/help desk in the arrival at the check in

EMBARKATION AND DEPARTURE

  • You can check in on the boat as of 13:00
  • The boat departs Male in the afternoon on the same day
  • The vessel is equipped with UK (3 pin) power sockets, Power socket adapters
  • Accepted payment methods on board: VISA, Mastercard, AMEX, Cash
  • Towels and soap are included

ARRIVAL AND DISEMBARKATION

  • Your last dives will be from the second to the last day of the morning.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure that you respect the 24 hours of the flight schedule after your last dive!
  • The ship docks at Male in the afternoon from the second to the last day.
  • The departure and disembarkation is around 10:00 on the last day.

EXTRA INFORMATION

  • You will be met upon arrival by a representative of Carpe Diem Maldives, who can be identified by a crew polo or t-shirt and sign board with the Carpe Diem Maldives logo
  • If you already stay in Male you will be met at the airport help desk at 12:30
  • Usually the vessel is moored offshore and there will be a check dive on day 1
  • The wireless router on board works on 3G basis. The internet connection will be good enough to read emails but not fast enough for large downloads. Connection speed depends on location of the boat

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Approx. 16 – 18 dives, 100+ dives recommended
  • Open Water Or AOWD with no restriction on minimum dives. Strongly recommend experience in deep dives (up to 30 m), current and night dives in order to be able to participate in all the dives offered during an itinerary.
  • Our dive instructor on board is responsible for everyone’s safety and can ask people to sit a certain dive out if he believes they are not experienced enough for a particular dive.
  • It is also possible for AOWD courses to be done on board, we just need advance notification to ensure the appropriately qualified crew is onboard to train the guest.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • This 7 days Maldives dive safari takes you to some of the highlights of the Central Atolls, including the North and South Male Atolls, Rasdhoo Atoll and more.
  • Drift diving in the current swept channels rewards divers with opportunities to encounter large pelagics. Big fish sightings, including grey reef shark, napoleon wrasse, spotted eagle ray, manta rays, whale sharks and hammerhead shark
  • Full range of underwater adventure, meaning there is something for everyone. Diving here is like jumping into the most populated aquarium imaginable.
  • Good photo opportunities but it can be very challenging on itineraries with strong current, especially with a large housing with strobes
  • Expert dive guides on board

PROGRAM

DAY 1

  • Safety Briefing, Crew Introduction, Necessary Dive Paperwork, Cabin allocation and ship orientation will take place before departing the Harbour.
  • During the journey to our first dive site for a check dive, please take this opportunity to familiarize yourselves with the vessel and make yourself comfortable.
  • Please Note: This is a sample itinerary and nº of dives, dive sites, etc. may be subject to change due to weather conditions and other unforseeable factors

DAY 2 - 6

  • This is the place to go for big and plentiful marine life and a top-side view of picture-perfect deserted islands This area’s underwater treasures were the first-discovered and remain some of the best-loved. You can find everything here whale sharks, reef sharks, mantas, coral, swarms of fish, and macro-critters- and it’s all within spitting distance of the international airport on Male. There’s hardly anywhere else in the world where you can step off your plane and plunge into world-class diving so easily. North Male Atoll dive sites are well-preserved. Coral cover here is better than South Male and Ari. Perhaps its most famous dive site is Manta Point, a cleaning station for the winged giants that receives so many visits you might actually lose count! Manta-viewing opportunities like this owe their thanks to the tiny blue cleaner wrasse, a roughly 10 centimeters long fish which eats parasites living on mantas’ skin and in their mouths, a service so beneficial to the mantas’ health that they virtually wait in line to get it. South Male built the Maldives’ reputation for big fish… and fast currents. You’re likely to see white-tip, gray reef sharks, Napoleon Wrasse, huge groupers, jacks, and other reef fish like sweetlips and snapper. Vaavu Atoll with undeveloped and pristine atmosphere, plentiful of sharks, white-tip and gray reef sharks, rays, and plenty of other fish can be seen. Also famous for much-loved night dive with nurse sharks and stingrays Vaavu Atoll is also notable for manta sightings, and for its photogenic, varied topography of caves and overhangs which dot the kandu walls Sites such as Fish Head in North Ari Atoll where you often find grey reef sharks; Faafu where you should watch out for whale sharks; and Dhiyamigili Corner where you may come across hammerheads early in the morning, all offer something for divers no matter your experience level. The most renowned underwater treasures Rasdhoo Atoll with many Scalloped Hammerhead sharks. But Rasdhoo doesn’t only offer hammerheads. Its topography is quite varied, with a fun mix of thilas, kandus, and walls, and the local marine life includes mantas, eagle rays, Napoleon wrasse, a wide variety of reef sharks, and tuna.

DAY 7

  • 2 dives in the morning depending on guest flight schedules Sometimes this may vary however depending on the itinerary.
  • If the boat still has to cross a long distance then only 1 dive will be offered.

DAY 8

  • Breakfast onboard before check out and disembark

INCLUDED

  • Full board, including water, tea, coffee, snacks between meals and after dives
  • Dive guides
  • Night dives
  • Transfer to/from the airport (round-trip)
  • Evening workshops on marine ecology, coral reef, marine life and photography
  • On-board marine biologist
  • 12% Maldivian government sales tax (GST)

NOT INCLUDED

  • Green fees: USD 42 (USD 6 per night)
  • Private dive guide
  • Wifi (USD 15 per trip)
  • Tips for the crew (recommended)
  • Package full set rental gear (BCD, regulator, wetsuit, ABC and dive computer) (220 USD per trip)
  • Rental equipment
  • Courses
  • Soft drinks, alcohol 

CANCELLATION POLICY

What happens if I need to cancel my reservation?

Your reservation request is free and you can cancel it at any time within the first 72 hours. During this time, you can easily find matching flights and get answers from our reservation team for any other questions you may have. Once you have confirmed and paid for your reservation, the following cancellation policy will apply:

  • 35% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 97 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 97 days prior to arrival
  • All payments are not refundable or transferable.

In case of cancellation, the refund will be transferred to your bank account, credit card or PayPal account within 10 business days

BEFORE TRAVELLING

  • Make sure you meet the country's requirements corresponding to your nationality
  • Make sure your passport is valid at least six months after the date you plan to visit the country
  • Diving insurance is mandatory for divers of all ages on all of our trips: bring your certificate as proof
  • It is strongly recommended to have travel insurance that is appropriate for the type of diving holidays you are going to do
  • Check the electrical standards (such as which plugs are used) in your destination country before travelling and bring the appropriate adaptor if necessary.
  • The itinerary and the number of dives are indicative and are subject to weather conditions and conditions: safety is always first
  • All divers must provide their diving certification card
  • Diving computers are compulsory
  • Local rates, fuel surcharges, distance rates, port fees, etc. may change without notice due to changes in government policy, changes in the price of oil, etc. The changes are beyond our control and the increases must be paid if the boat requests them. We will endeavor to inform you of any changes as soon as possible. A change in these rates does not entitle you to cancel the trip.

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