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Dive Review of EXPLORER VENTURES Carpe Vita/Carpe Vita in
Maldives/male, Baa, Raa, Ari atolls

EXPLORER VENTURES Carpe Vita/Carpe Vita: "Great liveaboard diving in the Maldives", Nov, 2017,

by Graham McGregor, Kilmacolm, GB (Top Contributor Top Contributor 30 reports with 4 Helpful votes). Report 10032.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Galapagos; Palau; Sipadan; Truk; Malapascua; Komodo; Ticao Island; Maldives; Red Sea; Caribbean; Cuba; Hawaii; Florida; Cozumel; Spain, Seychelles, Mauritius, Oman
Closest Airport Male Getting There Straightforward flights from UK visa Dubai

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy Seas calm, currents, no currents
Water Temp 25 to 29 Celsius Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 10 to 30 Meters

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Dives guided with 30m maximum depth limit
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks > 2
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 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 N/A
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling 5 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 4 stars
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Comments We are a group of 6 experienced divers who have been on several liveaboards including two previous Maldives trips. Carpe Vita is one of the best liveaboards we have been on. It is a large boat, with ample room for the 20 divers in 10 cabins. We had 15 divers on our trip and there was always room for personal space if needed. The cabins are really spacious for a liveabors with side by side beds in each cabin - generally a double and a single. The bathrooms are also spacious with toilet sink and separate shower. There was ample hot water. There is a large lounge where the the dive briefings took place. There was space outside on three decks where you could relax and sunbathe. There is a hot tub on one deck although I didn't use it.

All dining is on the rear of the upper deck and all guests are seated at one long table. We enjoyed that as it encouraged mixing with other guests. We had 4 Americans, an Australian, a Belgian and the rest from the UK. All were experienced divers and good c ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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