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Dive Review of Carpe Novo in

Carpe Novo: "Not the best", Mar, 2023,

by Paul Salembier, ON, CA ( 1 report with 1 Helpful vote). Report 12404 has 1 Helpful vote.

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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 1 stars
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Comments If you were an extremely fit smoker, you might have enjoyed this trip. I'm not, and I didnít.

First, the positives. Like its sister ship the Carpe Vita (on which I've been twice), the Carpe Novo is large for a liveaboard, and the rooms below deck are large. Our room, the first room at the bottom of the stairs below the main deck, had a queen size bed and a single bed, side by side, and a large bathroom with two sinks and a walk-in shower. There were also 2 cupboards and a narrow built-in desk on the far wall.

Another plus was the sun deck, which had about 12 comfortable lounge chairs, plus generous built-in bench seating under a hard cover, so you could find shade if you wanted it. The boat also had a dedicated camera room, big enough for about 6 large cameras.

There were some things about the boat I found somewhat concerning Ė small things that were broken and that went unfixed. The first thing I notice was the coffee pot. The lid was broken (and seem ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Hawaii, Great Barrier Reef, Indonesia, Palau, Fiji, Cozumel, Cuba, Red Sea, Madagascar, St. Lucia, etc.
Closest Airport Male Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather windy, dry Seas currents
Water Temp 81-84°F / 27-29°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility - Ft/ - M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Onboard dedicated camera room, but no fan and smoky (smokers' table right outside the door) ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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