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Dive Review of Carpe Vita in

Carpe Vita: "Excellent", Aug, 2014,

by Judith Haynie, CA, US ( 1 report). Report 7998.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Carpe Vitae is a luxurious live aboard. The 138 foot boat was completed in January 2011 and is in pristine condition. Maximum number of guests is 20. There are two Superior cabins located on the top or third deck. Two Suite cabins mid deck and 6 Standard cabins lower deck. I was lucky to stay 10 days in the Superior cabin which was huge. The cabins I saw on the lower deck were all good size. There are 10 people aboard the Carpe Vitae who take excellent care of their guests. The food is wonderfully prepared by a master chef. Great Cuisine! We had an excellent Barman who assisted with meals and evening beverages when diving was done.
The 61 foot dive boat which accommodates 20 divers easily, has nitrox filling aboard and like the Cape Vitae is in pristine condition. The dive boat has a terrific crew of 3 who assist the 4-5 dive masters with all guests. Two hot showers are available at the back of the boat for use after dives. Up to 4 dives a day can be made in 82-84 degree water. Manta Ray, Whale Sharks, and abundant fish life are there to see. It's a divers paradise, and the boats, Carpe Vitae live aboard, and it's little sister Carpe Vitae dive boat or Dohni as it is called are beautiful boats with great crew. I hope to return again soon!
Websites Carpe Vita   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Fiji, Palau, Chuuk, Little Cayman, Saba, Belize, Mexico, Baja, Curacao, Bonaire, Philippines, others

Closest Airport Male,Maldives Getting There Emarites thru Dubai

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, choppy, currents, no currents
Water Temp 82-83°F / 28-28°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 60-80 Ft/ 18-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions All dives could be an hour long if desired. If divers returned earlier they might be accompanied by a standby dive master. No dives more than 100 feet.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins None Whale Sharks 1 or 2
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 5 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Camera tables were available at the back of the Carpe Vita live aboard. Two camera tanks were available on the Dive Boat. About 13 photographers on our dive boat with cameras of all sizes and all were very pleased with the facilities.
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By report author: Judith Haynie in CA, US at Jan 13, 2015 18:36 EST  
We were on a 10 day trip. Manta's were spotted on different days so most likely you will see Manta Rays on 7 as well as 10 day trips.
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