DSC_0023The 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, hot tub 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/restaurant 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 a buffet table 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. Staterooms 3 & 4 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 & 2 (the VIP 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 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 or take a relaxing soak in the Jacuzzi.

Also from the main deck, you can take a stairway downstairs to access the large lower deck staterooms (numbers 5-10). All 10 cabins offer a private bath and shower, separately controlled air-conditioning and plenty of storage space. The 2 upper deck cabins are very large with a king bed or two super singles and study area; the 2 main deck cabins can also accommodate 2 individual with two super singles or a couple in 1 king bed; the 6 lower deck cabins offer a queen bed and a twin bed.

Our Cruises

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

Staffed by a crew of 13, the Carpe Vita Explorer is ideally sized and equipped for divers. Up to four 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 dhoni is well-stocked with quality diving gear for those who choose not to bring all or some of their gear. The crew, one of the most experienced 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: M/V Carpe Vita Explorer
Registry: Republic of the Maldives
Boatmaker/Owner: Carpe Diem Maldives Pvt. Ltd.
Built: 2010
Length: 38.2 M (125 feet)
Beam: 10.36 M (34 feet)
Draft: 2.90 M (9.5 feet)
Superstructure: Wood
Hull & Decking: Wood
Cruise Speed: 13 knots cruising speed
Main Engines: Doosan Daewoo Marine Diesel, 603KW (820ps)
Generators - 2 Zenith Isuzu 52 KW Marine Gen-set, 1 Zenith Isuzu 16 KW Marine Gen-set
Ship's Electricity - 220 V
Fresh Water - 1 Wasco Desalinator 400ltrs/hr, 10 tons/day, 1 Wasco Desalinator 600ltrs/hr, 15 tons/day
Accommodations - 20 passengers in 10 air-conditioned staterooms with private bathroom and shower; 14 crew.

Sun Deck

Sun Deck

The partially covered sundeck offers plenty of room to soak up the sun or enjoy the shade. The deck also holds a hot tub and ample lounge area.

Upper Deck

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. Two VIP suites are located midship.

VIP suites 1 & 2 feature individually-controlled air conditioning systems, as well as a king or 2 super single beds, sitting area, large windows, desk/chair, dresser, 2 hanging closets, flat panel TV/DVD/HD player, private ensuite bathroom with dual sinks and shower & tub.

Main Deck 

Main Deck

The main deck provide a large air-conditioned lounge area, boutique area, an entertainment center with TV/DVD, stereo area and two large staterooms.

Staterooms 3 & 4 on the main deck each have a king bed or 2 super single beds and desk/chair, flat panel TV, dresser, hanging closet, large windows, individually-controlled air conditioning, and private ensuite bathroom and shower.

Lower Deck 

Lower Deck

The lower deck of the vessel holds staterooms 5-10. Each room provides individually-controlled air conditioning, one queen and one twin beds, flat panel TV, desk/chair, dresser, port holes and private ensuite bathroom and shower. Also located on the lower deck is the engine room, and crew cabins.

Dhoni Specifications

Carpe Vita Dhoni

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 Vita Explorer Diving Dhoni
Registry: Republic of the Maldives
Boatmaker/Owner: Carpe Diem Maldives Pvt. Ltd.
Built: 2010
Length: 18 M (60 feet)
Beam: 6.09 M (20 feet)
Draft: 1.52 M (5 feet)
Superstructure: Wood
Hull & Decking: Wood
Cruise Speed: 11 knots cruising speed
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 - 20 divers; 3 crew.
Diving Equipment: Available for rent