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Dive Review of Carpe Vita Explorer in
Maldives

Carpe Vita Explorer, Dec, 2013,

by Ken Yee, MA, US ( 1 report). Report 7472.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 2 stars Food 2 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity 3 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 3 stars
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Challenging diving in heavy currents with some negative entries and use of reef hooks for most shark specific encounters. Wish we had a little more opportunity to look for small critters. Humpback whale sighting was a very rare treat. One whale shark snorkel. Three dives had mantas - one with a squadron, one with a couple at a cleaning station and one night dive off the stern with the boat's lights for assistance. If you suffer from mold allergies, think twice about carpe vita. We had to sleep outside of our room 4 of 7 nights because of all the mold. Also do not expect much advice on flights or add on side trips if booking through explorer ventures.
Websites Carpe Vita Explorer   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Caribbean, Hawaii, Socorro Island, Bermuda, North Carolina
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather windy, rainy, cloudy Seas choppy, surge, currents
Water Temp 81-83°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50-60 Ft/ 15-18 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions depth & time
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins 1 or Whale Sharks 1 or
Turtles > 2 Whales 1 or
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments not photographers
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