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Carpe Novo Liveaboard

The MV Carpe Novo is the NEW sistership to the MV Carpe Diem and MV Carpe Vita liveaboards, launched in March 2016. The Carpe Novo is a 43m luxury liveaboard, with 12 cabins decorated in a modern motif, all with ensuite bathrooms and individually controlled air conditioning. The Carpe Novo can accommodate up to 22 guests in 4 Junior suites, 2 Single suites and 6 Standard cabins.

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The topmost deck of Carpe Novo is the sun deck which offers both shaded and full-sun areas for relaxation. The upper deck includes the al-fresco dining area, the bar, the Junior suites, a small lounge area and the bridge. The large main deck contains the air-conditioned lounge and leisure area, TV viewing area with DVD/CD music system, forward outdoor seating area, common restroom, the Single suites, galley, a dedicated camera room with charging station and tables. There are two sets of stairs accessing the swim platform where one in-water ladder hangs for easy access to and from the water for a refreshing swim when the vessel is at anchor. The Standard cabins are located on the lower deck, accessed via stairs from the main deck. HD media players along with a small selection of movies and music are available for guest use in each cabin and there is also a wireless internet connection throughout the vessel (charges apply). The Carpe Novo is ideally sized and equipped for divers. Three dives are conducted daily from a spacious dhoni, fully equipped with a bathroom, hot-water showers and air and nitrox compressors.

Junior suites
The 4 Junior suites, located on the upper deck have king size (California) beds, a wide flat screen TV connected to central media system, desk/chair/dresser, two hanging closets, windows throughout the side of the cabin, bathroom with large sink and a spacious shower. In two of the Junior suites it is possible to separate the king size bed into two separate beds.

Carpe Novo Junior suite

Single suites
The 2 Single suites, located on the main deck have queen size beds and desk/chair, TV connected to central media system, hanging closet, large windows, private ensuite bathroom and shower.

Carpe Novo Single suite

Standard cabins
A total of 6 Standard cabins are located on the cabin deck below the main deck. Four cabins have one queen size bed and a single bed and the two front cabins have two single beds. All cabins have a smart TV connected to central media system, desk, private ensuite bathrooms with showers. All standard cabins have portholes.

Carpe Novo Standard cabin

Maldives 7 and 10 night itineraries
The MV Carpe Novo offers 10 night and 7 night itineraries which change depending on the season. Each trip offers a unique dive itinerary based on the seasons, current and pelagic migration patterns. Atolls visited include Male, Ari, Rasdhoo, Raa, Baa, Noonu, Lhaviyani, Felidhoo, Meemu, Thaa, Laamu, Huvadhoo, Fuvahmulah and Addu. Cruises are often centred around Ari atoll with an extension to either the South (Felidhoo, Meemu, Thaa and Laamu) or to the North (Baa, Raa, Noonu and Lhaviyani). The Southern extensions are mostly known for their channel dives to see lots of sharks, including Whale Sharks, Hammerheads, Silvertips, Silkies, Tiger Sharks and Grey Reef Sharks. This is particularly true for trips that venture to the most Southern atolls of Huvadhoo, Fuvahmulah and Addu. Fuvahmulah atoll (a.k.a. Foammulah atoll) has been identified as a nursery for Tiger Sharks and these sharks are now regularly spotted around Fuvahmulah. The Southern channel dives are for experienced divers who enjoy the currents required to see the big pelagics. The Northern extension to Baa, Lhaviyani and Noonu atolls concentrate more on a large variety of fish and good coral life. These dives are mostly pinnacle dives and have less current.

Prices include: Cabin accommodation on Carpe Novo with up to 3 dives per day, free Nitrox, tanks/weights/weight belts, all meals, snacks, 16% GST, 10% service charge, and return transfers between local airport and the vessel on the day of embarkation and disembarkation.

Green Tax: 6 USD/night