CARPE VITA I BEST OF MALDIVAS I 2019 I 7 NIGHTS

CARPE VITA I BEST OF MALDIVAS I 2019 I 7 NIGHTS
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A beautiful vessel with highly trained and dedicated staff onboard. Choose buffet or a la carte dining. 3 types of en-suite cabin available. Dives from dhonis. Nitrox available. WIFI available.



HIGHLIGHTS

  • Languages spoken: English
  • Diving in the best locations of the Central and Southern Maldives
  • Manta cleaning stations, whale sharks, hammerhead, reef, thresher & tiger sharks
  • Special manta itineraries in collaboration with Mantamatcher.org
  • Non divers, Snorkellers welcome
  • Nitrox free
  • Jacuzzi on the sun deck
  • One of the few boats offering 3-4 dives per day
  • Internet, nitrox, dive courses, rental equipment available

SERVICES ON BOARD

  • Dives from dhoni
  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves Tanks With Din Valves Din/Int Adapters 15L Tanks Available
  • Nitrox (free) Rental Equipment ($) Courses($)
  • Battery Charging Station Fish Id And Diving Books Spacious Dive Deck 
  • Air-Conditioning Wi-Fi ($) Lounge/TV Area UK (3 Pin) Power Sockets Power Socket Adapters
  • Movies Karaoke
  • Snorkeling
  • Buffet A La Carte Fine Cuisine Vegetarian Food
  • Alcohol and soft drinks available to purchase
  • Payments on board - Visa Mastercard Cash
  • Emergency Oxygen Kit Emergency Positioning Radio Beacon
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Deaperture: 08/09/2019
Arrival: 15/09/2019
Spaces available: 15
Deaperture: 15/09/2019
Arrival: 22/09/2019
Spaces available: 15
Deaperture: 22/09/2019
Arrival: 29/09/2019
Spaces available: 15
Deaperture: 29/09/2019
Arrival: 06/10/2019
Spaces available: 15
Deaperture: 06/10/2019
Arrival: 13/10/2019
Spaces available: 15
Deaperture: 13/10/2019
Arrival: 20/10/2019
Spaces available: 4
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Arrival: 27/10/2019
Spaces available: 15
Deaperture Arrival Spaces available
08/09/2019 15/09/2019 15
15/09/2019 22/09/2019 15
22/09/2019 29/09/2019 15
29/09/2019 06/10/2019 15
06/10/2019 13/10/2019 15
13/10/2019 20/10/2019 4
20/10/2019 27/10/2019 15

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OUR BOAT

The M/V Carpe Vita Explorer, began service in February 2011 as a very luxurious addition to the Explorer Ventures Fleet. This 20-passenger, 125-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 and luxurious yachting experience, large, hotel-style Staterooms, Jacuzzi and unmatched open-air comfort! To ensure your Dive Safari Holiday becomes a memorable experience, every aspect of MV Carpe Vita Explorer's design, itinerary and menu have received detailed attention. The diving, the leisure activities, the luxury and comfort found aboard the MV Carpe Vita Explorer easily compare to those of any hotel on land.

The MV Carpe Vita Explorer is a beautiful Yacht, set to discover the fascinating Underwater World of the Maldives. The MV Carpe Vita Explorer's itineraries were arranged so the dive sites can be visited at the perfect time. Moreover, it differentiates itself from other liveaboards by providing the best in personalized accommodation, services and facilities.

CABINS

The MV Carpe Vita Explorer has 3 types of cabins. VIP Suites on the Upper Deck, and 2 types of Stateroom on the Main and Lower Decks. The boat is equipped with air-conditioning.

AMENITIES

For entertainment and activities as well as great diving, the MV Carpe Vita Explorer offers karaoke, movies, audio-video entertainment and fish identification sessions.

FOOD ON BOARD

On the MV Carpe Vita Explorer evening meals and lunches usually consist of vegetables, rice, pasta, soup, chicken, beef or fish with occasional local specialties offered as additional options. Breakfast is the usual fare of eggs, beef bacon, pancakes, French toast, potatoes, cereal and fruits. If you have any dietary restrictions or requests, please indicate them on your application form. Please note that specific brands of drinks, dressings and foods are often unavailable in the Maldives and that it can be very difficult for us to find low-fat, gluten-free or soy products, fresh fruit, shellfish and other items common elsewhere. Pork and pork products are not served aboard. While we will do our best to accommodate your requests, please be realistic and consider bringing some of your own foods if the lack thereof may constitute a health risk. All soft drinks, packaged juices, filter coffee, tea and water are included. Two glasses of beer or wine during the evening meal are included in your package price. Due to the difficulty of importing alcohol into the Maldives, additional beer or wine or freshly made juices or any hard liquor will be added to your onboard bill.

STANDARD CABINS - LOWER DECK #5 - 10

Each room located on the cabin deck below the main deck, provides individually-controlled air conditioning, one queen size and a super single bed, desk/chair, dresser, flat panel TV, port holes and private en-suite bathroom and shower.

  • Size:  -
  • Beds:  1 Queen + 1 Twin
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  Yes
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes

VIP SUITE - UPPER DECK #1 & 2

1 & 2 spacious VIP suite cabins feature individually-controlled air conditioning systems, as well as a king size (California) beds which can be separated in two super single beds (39 inches), sitting area, large windows, desk/chair, dresser, 2 hanging closets, flat panel TV/DVD/HD player, private en-suite bathroom with dual sinks and shower & tub.

  • Size: -
  • Beds: 1 king or 2 twin beds
  • Max occupancy: 2
  • Shareable: Yes
  • Private bathroom: Yes
  • Air Conditioning: Yes

SUPERIOR CABIN - MAIN DECK # 3 & 4

Staterooms 3 & 4 on the main deck have king size beds which can be separated in two super single beds and desk/chair/dresser, flat panel TV, individually-controlled air conditioning, hanging closet, large windows, private ensuite bathroom and shower cubicle

  • Size: -
  • Beds: 1 king or 2 twin beds
  • Max occupancy: 2
  • Shareable: Yes
  • 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)

EMBARKATION AND DEPARTURE

  • Pickup time at the airport is around 14:30.
  • Give yourself enough time to go through immigration and pickup your bags
  • You can check in on the boat as of 15:00
  • 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, Cash 
  • DIN/INT adaptors are available on board
  • Towels and soap are included

ARRIVAL AND DISEMBARKATION

  • Your last dives will be on the second to last day in the morning
  • It is your responsibility to ensure you respect the 24 hour no-fly time after your last dive!
  • The boat docks back in Male in the afternoon on the second to last day
  • Check out and disembarkation is around 08:00 on the last day.
  • Transfer back to the airport

EXTRA INFORMATION 

  • You will be met upon arrival by a representative of Carpe Vita, 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 14:30
  • 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. 17 – 18 dives 100+ dives recommended, Open Water Or AOWD
  • 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.
  • The 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.
  • This itinerary takes you to a selection the most fantastic dive sites in the Central Atolls: North Male Atoll, South Male Atoll, Ari Atoll, Felidhoo (Vaavu) Atoll. It was the first area of the Maldives discovered by dive tourism, and its channels, pinnacles, sharks, and mantas have never lost their appeal.
  • Experience thrilling shark dives in some of the best areas to see hammerheads and grey reef sharks.
  • Hundreds of isolated and deserted Islands offer an enormous playground for divers to explore.
  • Eagle Rays, Napoleon Wrasses, lots of pelagic fishes such as the Giant Trevally or the Barracuda, the magnificent Manta Rays and the very rare Whale Shark!
  • The best location for big pelagic fishes is the Ari Atoll
  • The water is very clear around Maldives and you can expect a visibility ranging from 20 to 40 meters. That combined with the amazing marine life, makes it an excellent destination for Underwater Photography.

TRAVEL 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.
  • Check out dive

DAYS 2 - 6

  • Dive the best sites around 
  • North Male, Ari, Vaavu and South Male

DAY 7

  • 2 dives maximum depending on guest flight schedules and the 24 hour requirement before flying.

DAY 8

  • Breakfast and check out

INCLUDED

  • Full board, including water, tea, coffee, juices, snacks between meals and after dives.
  • Soft drinks & 2 x glasses of wine/beer with dinner
  • Dive guides
  • Nitrox
  • Night dives
  • Scheduled airport meet and greet; transfer (Male-boat-Male)

NOT INCLUDED

  • Green fees:USD 42 (USD 6 Per night)
  • Hanifaru Bay Snorkeling Permit (only if visited on your trip): USD 20
  • 12% GST on any onboard purchases and charges (Nitrox, rental equipment, etc.)
  • Scheduled domestic airport meet and greet with transfer to/from the boat (according to the flights booked by the operator)
  • Wifi (USD 15 per trip)
  • Tips for the crew (recommended)
  • Full set rental equipment including computer (250 USD per trip)
  • Rental equipment
  • Courses
  • Alcohol soft drinks

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:

  • Full refund will be provided if you cancel more than 365 days prior to arrival
  • 10% of the undiscounted trip price (= full price before discount) will be charged if you cancel between 365 and 240 days prior to arrival
  • 20% of the undiscounted trip price (= full price before discount) will be charged if you cancel between 240 and 180 days prior to arrival
  • 30% of the undiscounted trip price (= full price before discount) will be charged if you cancel between 180 and 90 days prior to arrival
  • 100% of the undiscounted trip price (= full price before discount) will be charged if you cancel less than 90 days prior to arrival

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 endeavour 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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