Carpe Diem

Launched in 2008, the Carpe Diem is the first boat 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 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.

The local dive team of 3 with their abundance of experience can cater for any experience level diver and is able to ensure that everyone of any nationality has a lasting wonderful diving experience. On dedicated scuba diving trips the Carpe Diem offers standard 3 dives a day.

What makes the Carpe Diem further stand out is the service provided by a dedicated crew, some of which have been with the company for many years. Clients that have come back described it as “coming home”.


General technical details

Built : 2008
Port of Registration : Male’   / Republic of Maldives
Length (m) : 35
Width (m) : 10
Maximum Guests : 20
No. of Cabins : 10   (1 Suite, 1 Deluxe, 2 High Standard,  4  Standard, 2 twin   sharing Standard)
No. of Bathrooms : 13
Air-Condition : In   any enclosed area of the Boat and in each Cabin
No.of Crew : 10   + 3 on the diving dhoni
Engine : Doosan   Daewood Diesel Engine 650 Hp
Fuel Tank Capacity : 7,000   litres
Navigation : GPS,   Sounder
Communication : VHF   Radio, Internet, GSM
Generators : 2   x Doosan Daewood Marine Soundproof, 50 Hz, 380V, 45KW
Electric Voltage : 220   / 50 Hz, 24 hrs / day
Fresh Water capacity 5,000   Litres
Water Maker : 16000   litres/day (2 x Osmotic Treatment Plants – Wasco   Atlantic 400)
Safety equipment Smoke  detectors, fire extinguishers, life jackets, emergency alarm
Laundry Service : YES   but not for clients
Diving Dhoni : YES
Nitrox on Board ? YES
HP Compressors : 2   x MCH 16 Coltri Sub (530 L/min, 18CFM), Bauer M320
Nitrox Gen : Coltri   Sub LP320, Nuvair Membrane
FA Oxygen on board : YES,   10,500 Liters
Dive Gear Rental : YES, Scuba Pro
Diving School : YES, PADI
Extra Activities : Fishing, wave surfing

Coral Reef CPR, in partnership with Carpe Diem Maldives, has removed over 10,600 starfish from reefs in the Maldives since 2015. In the 2018 “Rescue a Reef” expeditions, divers on the trips can expect a hands-on role in eliminating the starfish from badly infested reefs. Divers on board these expeditions will assist the Coral Reef CPR scientists in collecting valuable data on the behaviors of the starfish and their genetic make-up. This will help us understand why the outbreaks occur, where they originate from and what we can do to prevent a recurrence.

In addition to the COTS removal from reefs, we will also visit a number of unique reef environments, including submerged farus and giris to explore the invertebrate life as and also collect valuable data on the diverse and colorful reef fish communities and larger megafauna such as sharks, manta rays and turtles. During these dives and COTS removal dives, we will conduct quantitative transects to measure the health of the reefs and patterns of recovery following the 2016 bleaching event.

Working in buddy teams to remove the COTS from the reef, divers will be assisting Coral Reef CPR scientists in all aspects of research, including reef assessment surveys, collection of samples, and removal of crown of thorns starfish, cushion stars and coral eating snails. Across each of the one-week trips, divers will be trained in reef conservation methods and survey approaches, and learn about coral reefs and the vibrant and diverse life found on reefs through nightly workshops and discussions. Joining these “Rescue a Reef” expeditions will provide divers with an opportunity to be part of a team who are saving thousands of hectares of reef and preventing the potential for future outbreaks.

Rescue a Reef: Crown of Thorns Starfish Removal with Coral Reef CPR

2018 Expedition dates: May 19 May 26 / July 15 July 22 / Sept 8 – Sept 15

​The Great Megafauna Migration: Track whale sharks, mantas and turtles across the Maldives.
Expedition date: May 26 June 2

To see a video on the Carpe fleet click HERE


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