CNEX1-aThe M/V Carpe Novo Explorer, began service in March 2016!  This new modern vessel, sister ship of Carpe Vita Explorer and Carpe Diem, is the newest member of the Explorer Ventures Fleet expanding our itinerary offerings to include longer trips to more remote areas in the Maldives. This new 22-passenger, 140-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 yachting experience, hotel-style staterooms and unmatched open-air comfort!

Welcome Aboard

When you board the vessel you’ll be on the main deck where you’ll find an indoor salon that includes a lounge and TV area. This inviting area features a large flat screen TV, DVD/MP3 player, sound system, sitting/library area including tables and refrigerators.

Just forward of the salon area there is an outdoor shaded sitting area complete with comfortable cushioned benches. This is a peaceful place where you can sip your afternoon tea while the vessel is cruising and take in the beautiful colors of the Indian Ocean. The main deck also includes a galley equipped with spacious commercial refrigerators/freezers; the office, common restroom, dive equipment rental/storage area and the swim platform aft (with two fresh water showers). There is also a specialized camera table in the outdoor area and a power charging station at the entrance. Single Occupancy Staterooms 5 & 6 are found on this deck as well.

Amenities Include

From the main deck, you can access the upper deck via indoor or outdoor staircases. The upper deck includes staterooms 1- 4 (the Junior Suites), the bridge and an aft al-fresco dining area with a fully equipped main bar offering you a wide variety of spirits, wines, liquors, cocktails and beer. In the restaurant you will be served buffet style meals prepared by our fine dining chef. There is a stairway from the upper deck to the beautiful Sun deck where you can choose a chaise in the sun or in the ample shaded area.

Also from the main deck, you can take a stairway downstairs to access the large lower deck staterooms (number 7-12). All 12 cabins offer a private bath and shower, separately controlled air-conditioning and plenty of storage space.

Our Cruises

The Carpe Novo Explorer offers 11/10-night, 7-night and specialty itineraries which change depending on the season. Each offers a unique dive itinerary based on the seasons, current and pelagic migration patterns.

Staffed by a crew of 13, the Carpe Novo Explorer is ideally sized and equipped for divers. Three dives are conducted daily directly from a 60-foot dhoni, which is fully equipped with a bathroom, hot-water showers and air and nitrox compressors. The vessel is well-stocked with quality diving gear for those who choose not to bring all or some of their own. The crew, one of the most experience and qualified in the Maldives, is ready to take you on an adventure to one of the most amazing diving destinations in the world, whether you are a first-time or repeat visitor!

Vessel Specifications
Vessel: M/V Carpe Novo Explorer
Registry: Republic of the Maldives
Boatmaker/Owner: Carpe Diem Maldives Pvt. Ltd.
Built: 2016
Length: 43 M (140 feet)
Beam: 11 M (36 feet)
Draft: 3 M (9 feet)
Superstructure: Wood
Hull & Decking: Wood
Cruise Speed:  12 knots
Main Engines: Doosan Daewood Marine Diesel, HP 800
Generators - 2 Zenith Isuzu 65 KW Marine Gen-set, 1 Zenith Isuzu 25 KW Marine Gen-set
Ship's Electricity - 220 V
Fresh Water - 1 Wasco Desalinator 700ltrs/hr, 15 tons/day, 1 Wasco Desalinator 900ltrs/hr, 18 tons/day
Accommodations - 22 passengers in 12 air-conditioned staterooms with private bathroom and shower; 10 crew.

The Carpe Novo Explorer offers 12 comfortable cabins divided over 3 decks. All cabins have individually controlled Air Conditioning, safety deposit boxes, flat panel TV connected to a central media system and their own private bathrooms. The electricity voltage is 220V and the plugs are multinational type. Click here for a picture of the electrical plug.

Sun Deck
The partially covered sundeck offers plenty of room to soak up the sun or enjoy the shade.

Upper Deck
The upper deck features a large dining area with comfortable lounge chairs, and provides access via an outside walkway to the front deck area. Four Junior Suites are located midship.
Junior Suites 1- 4 feature individually-controlled air conditioning systems, hanging closet, desk, large windows, flat panel TV/HD player, private ensuite bathroom with sink, dual cabinets and spacious shower. Junior Suites 1 & 4 provide a king bed or 2 super single beds. Junior Suites 2 & 3 provide a king bed.

Main Deck
The main deck provide a large air-conditioned lounge area, boutique area, an entertainment center with TV/DVD, stereo area and two staterooms.
Main Deck Single Staterooms 5 & 6 on the main deck each have a queen bed, desk, flat panel TV/HD player, hanging closet, large windows, individually-controlled air conditioning, and private ensuite bathroom and shower.

Lower Deck
Carpe Novo Explorer Lower DeckThe lower deck of the vessel holds staterooms 7-12. Staterooms 11-12 provide individually-controlled air conditioning, two twin beds, flat panel TV/HD player, desk, hanging closet, port holes, private ensuite bathroom and shower. Staterooms 7-10 provide individually-controlled air conditioning, one queen and one twin beds, flat panel TV/HD player, desk, hanging closet, port holes, private ensuite bathroom and shower. Also located on the lower deck are the engine room and crew cabins.

Dhoni Specifications:
All diving is done from a custom-designed 60 foot diving dhoni (tender). The dhoni has ample space for all divers, cameras and gear. There are individual gear bins for each diver, separate camera and wetsuit rinse tanks and two hot-water showers aboard. Both the air and nitrox compressors are on the dhoni as well

Vessel: M/V Carpe Novo Explorer Diving Dhoni
Registry: Republic of the Maldives
Boatmaker/Owner: Carpe Diem Maldives Pvt. Ltd.
Built: 2010
Length: 18 M (60 Feet)
Beam: 6.1 M (20 feet)
Draft: 1.5 M (5 feet)
Superstructure: Wood
Hull & Decking: Wood
Cruise Speed: 11 Knots
Main Engines: Doosan Daewoo Marine Diesel, 118KW (160ps)
Safety Equipment: Life vests, fire suppression systems, emergency lighting
Ship's Electricity: 1 Zenith Isuzu 32 KW Marine Gen-set
Fresh Water: 1 Wasco Desalinator 400ltrs/hr, 10 tons/day, 1 Wasco Desalinator 600ltrs/hr, 15 tons/day; 10 ton capacity
Accommodations: 22 divers; 3 crew.
Diving Equipment: Available for rent