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Dive Review of Carpe Vita in
Maldives

Carpe Vita: "Mostly good Diving, great boat", Nov, 2017,

by Linda Dunn, CA, US ( 2 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 9992 has 1 Helpful vote.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Maldives was on our list and the Diving was very good in some spots. But no one warned us that you canít take any liquor - the authorities took ours away at the airport. The liveaboard Carpe Vita is luxury on the water. Getting there from the U.S. was quite the ordeal. The islands are a true tropical paradise, almost as beautiful as Tahiti and thereís so much ocean that we were able to find some privacy. There are quite a few other boats but itís still way better than the crowds in the Caribbean. Mantas and whale shark were the highlights. Crew is great, service top notch. There were 17 divers, all American which we found unusual due to the distance. Diving off the dhoni was very comfortable and there was plenty of room.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Solomons, Fiji, Tahiti, Sulawesi, Malapascua, Sipadan, Red Sea, Caribbean, Raja Ampat, Palau, Borneo
Closest Airport Male Getting There Fly through Singapore or Dubai

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy, cloudy Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 83-84°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 2
Water Visibility 30-70 Ft/ 9-21 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 99 feet supposedly
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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