Maldives Private Luxury Charter
‘MY Carpe Vita’
Book a private charter for you and your partner or bring the whole family and some friends. It’s your home away from home so kids can come along too, it is up to you who you share this unique experience with.
The Carpe Vita, the upgraded sistership of the Carpe Diem. The Carpe Vita meaning “Seize Life” was built in the Maldives by the same person, Amir Mansoor, as the Carpe Diem. The Carpe Vita has undergone a complete interior make over in 2018. The Carpe Vita with her 38 meters in length is bigger than the Carpe Diem, but still catering for a maximum of 20 people. With 10 cabins divided over 3 decks providing a lot more space. The Carpe Vita like the Carpe Diem caters for dedicated scuba diving, wave surfing, fishing and tailor made trips for both individuals as well as groups.
Scattered across the equator in the middle of the Indian Ocean, the gem like islands of the Maldives depict the rare vision of a tropical paradise. Palm fringed islands with pristine beaches, turquoise lagoons, crystal clear warm water and stunning coral reefs with abundant varieties of marine life and hosting a massive variety of world class waves that are now accessible to the travelling surfer.
There are over 1,192 islands in the Maldives Republic, measuring 820 km’s north to south and 120 km’s east to west, the closest neighbors are India and Sri Lanka.
With dive masters and an instructor on board you will have the opportunity to complete a dive course in paradise or the freedom to dive to your limits. Carpe Diem is also setup with Nitrox diving facilities. If diving isn’t your thing then one of the dive team can take you on a guided snorkelling tour.
Although the Maldives is known for the stunning beaches and azure waters that typify the tropical idyll, its life beneath the water’s surface, which is becoming ever more respected by scuba divers in the know. The Maldives islands have some good coral reefs, but it’s the abundance of marine life throughout the country that sets it apart from other dive destinations. The water temperatures remain 27 to 28 degrees Celsius throughout the year.
All of our vessels are accompanied by spacious diving Dhoni (tenders), which are equipped with the latest to meet the ever-growing demands of the divers today. The Dhoni have Nitrox membrane systems providing 32%, a toilet, hot water shower, fresh water showers and camera rinsing tank.
The Carpe Diem and the Carpe Novo provide standard up to 3 dives a day versus the Carpe Vita with up to 4 dives a day.
Snorkelers are welcome too, apart from some dedicated snorkel trips; the motor yachts all have a small speed boat (dingy) available for snorkelers to go snorkelling with our crew when the divers are out diving. For private charters, itineraries and activities will be completely tailored for you.
Surfing and Paddling
2x inflatable JP Australia paddle boards are available onboard, additional boards can be organised prior to departure. Paddle around stunning lagoons and across those beautiful turquoise waters.
Got a surf board or stand up, the crew and local surf guide will make sure you are never too far away from those postcard worthy waves you’ve always dreamed of.
During the last decade, surfing in the Maldives has attracted many surfers from all over the world. The same swells hitting Indonesia deliver the goods to the Maldives except that the latitude is a little higher and the SE exposure has less energy.
There are three main surfing areas;
- The North and South Male Atoll, the surf season runs from April to October during the South-West Monsoons. The bigger swells run from May to August with 2 to 8 ft waves on offer all season.
- Central Atoll standard waves are long and clean with size varying between 2 and 8ft as well. During southern hemisphere winter (April-October), it’s pretty much never flat.
- Southern Atolls right at the southern point of the Maldives are best for surf from February to April and from September to November, there are always waves in the area but the winds become very strong at other times of the year.
Fishing has always been the lifeblood of island nations and the Maldives is no different, this place has been dubbed the ‘fishiest’ places on the planet. Pelagic species are often the favourite target although there are a lot of reef and shallow water species that will give you a run for your money like Bonefish, Barracuda, Groper, Snapper and the king of fish, the Giant Trevally. You will need some heavy duty gear to get the big GT’s found out here onto the boat.
Cruising the deep waters along the outside of the reef Yellow fin Tuna, Dogtooth Tuna, Dolphin Fish, Wahoo, Sail Fish and Marlin all cruise these waters. With the freedom to fish off all three boats along with experienced fishing guides make sure you bring plenty of your favourite lures.
7 night, 8 day or 10 nights, 11 day options
Departing centrally located Male you have easy access to North and South Male as well as the Central Atolls. Picture perfect paradise abounds, beautiful islands, sandy beaches, untouched reefs and protected seas perfect for cruising.
With no set itinerary the crew are at your service ready to fulfil your requirements, whether it’s relaxed cruising island to island, looking for the best dive or snorkelling locations, maybe you want to fish or surf. What ever you want to do we are at your service. Standard charter distances cover North Male Atoll and South Male Atoll to Meemu. Additional fuel surcharge of $2200USD to go as far as North as Baa Atoll and as far South as Laamu Atoll.
Luxury Motor Yacht – Carpe Vita
Have a look inside the Carpe Vita
Introducing the Carpe Vita, the upgraded sistership of the Carpe Diem. The Carpe Vita meaning “Seize Life” was built in the Maldives by the same person, Amir Mansoor, as the Carpe Diem. In 2018 the Carpe Vita has had a complete make over. The Carpe Vita with her 38 meters in length is bigger than the Carpe Diem, but still catering for a maximum of 20 people. With 10 cabins divided over 3 decks providing a lot more space. The Carpe Vita like the Carpe Diem caters for dedicated scuba diving, wave surfing ,fishing and tailor made trips for both individuals as well as private groups or families.
Carpe Vita cabins
The Carpe Vita has 10 comfortable cabins of different standards divided over 3 decks. The different cabin types are VIP suite (2), Superior (2) and standard (6).
All Cabins have individually controlled A/C, safety deposit boxes and en-suite bathroom with hot water showers and toilet.
Power on board is 220V with UK 3 pin types.
Internet available on-board.
A total of 6 standard cabins, nos. 5 – 10 are located on the cabin deck below the main deck. All cabins have one queen size bed and a super single bed, desk/chair, dresser, private ensuite bathrooms with showers. All standard cabins have portholes.
The two superior cabins (nos. 3 and 4), located on the main deck have king size beds which can be separated in two super single beds and desk/chair/dresser, hanging closet, large windows, private ensuite bathroom and shower cubicle.
The two spacious VIP suite cabins (nos. 1 and 2) have king size (California) beds which can be separated in two super single beds (39 inches), a wide flat screen TV plus DVD/HD player, desk/chair/dresser, two hanging closets, windows throughout the side of the cabin, bathroom with dual sink, bath tub and separate shower cubicle.
FLAT WATER PADDLE BOARDING
The flat water paddling in the lagoons and around the Islands is just picturesque, the perfect activity for non surfers this will entertain for hours and give you a fitness work out at the same time.
The boat does not have these aboard but hire can be arranged in Male by the boat prior to your arrival.Please ask us if you would like us to arrange this for you. Contact Us Here
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING ?
Pack your favourite swimwear and most comfortable clothes, dress for the tropics and get ready to relax. If you are into surfing or SUP’ing you need to bring! It’ll have to be around 9’2 max with some airlines claiming up to 9’8. Check with your chosen airline before booking your flights.
Your favourite mask and snorkel, water tee’s, rash vests, reef booties, sun protection are all a good idea.
If you are into fishing you will need to bring your own gear unless yo are happy to fish Maldivian style with hand lines.
Any items of a personal nature.
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MEALS & DINING
All meals, snacks, filtered water, tea & coffee are included
Our well experienced chef and has been with the company for years. He knows how to make those buffets special, extra tasty and of high standard. He is assisted by a local chef to add some local flavor to the menu. The menu covers a wide range of different international cuisines blended together for you to enjoy. With prior notice, special dietary requests can be catered for as well as any special occasion packages like birthday celebrations, anniversaries to name a few.
Not included: Alcoholic beverages – a selection of beer, wine, spirits can be purchased on board.
From the dining area a staircase ultimately leads you to a spacious sun deck, which is partially shaded and has a Jacuzzi and a sitting area in the middle and some lounge chairs to catch that nice tan.
With book in one hand and a cocktail in the other this is the perfect place for some quiet rest & relaxation.
DIVING & SNORKELLING MALDIVES
All of our vessels are accompanied by spacious diving dhonis (tenders) which are equipped with the latest to meet the ever growing demands of the divers today. The dhonis have Nitrox membrane systems providing 32%, a toilet, hot water shower, fresh water showers and camera rinsing tank.
Snorkelers are welcome too, apart from some dedicated snorkel trips, the boats all have a small speed boat (dingy) available for snorkelers to go snorkeling with our crew when the divers are out diving.
You will need to pay for the rental gear on board of the boat.
GETTING THERE WITH STAND UP PADDLE BOARDS.
You have a few options but if it’s Surfboards and Surf SUP’s you want to bring then we recommend flying with Singapore Airlines or Air Asia to Male who will both takes boards up to 9’6 at no extra charge.
Singapore Airlines leave regularly from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane – Male via Singapore from $1200AUD return. Singapore Airlines have a generous standard allowance with up to 30kg / 9’6 max length in economy. Don’t go over the limit though, you can not pre purchase additional luggage and excess is charged at $42USD per kilo.
Air Asia leave regularly from Sydney and Melbourne via Kuala Lumpur from $600AUD return. Pre purchased additional sporting allowance available making it easier to bring multiple boards.
From the United States
The easiest way to get there is through Dubai on Emirates who take boards up to 10′
Emirates Airlines fly regularly from Los Angeles – Dubai – Male, the shortest route takes about 27hrs including stops from $1200USD. *Emirates from the United States will allow boards up to 300cm / 10′.
Boarding & Departure times
Arrival notes: Meet your crew at Male airport at 2pm on day one. The meeting point is in front of Burger King (Male airport is small so this is easy to see) group transfer to Hulemale where we will board the vessel around 3pm. Complete welcome briefing, documents.
Departure notes: Departing the vessel at Male airport around 8 am. Due to the necessity of readying the vessel for our next cruise, we must strictly enforce this early departure. We will have you back at the airport by 9am on day 8.
Private transfers out of these times can be arranged at an additional cost.
Board storage at Male Airport
If you arrive early in Male there is no need to drag your boards around. Just walk left out of the arrivals door and you will see the bag storage room in the left hand corner next to the toilets. Its easy to find about a 20m walk. $12US per bag to store for the day.
Upon arrival at Male airport
Light weight clothing is best. Prepare for hot & humid conditions. To respect the Muslim culture women should dress modest covering shoulders & knees.
If you have time to spare the local ferry to the bustling Male City, approx $1US each way. The ferry ticket booth is infront of the Coffee Club/Burger King.
Alternatively you can take a 15min bus ride around to Hulemale it is much quieter. There are nice restaurants & cafes along the beach. Note there is no bikinis on this beach.
Hulhule Island Hotel just by the airport you can purchase a pool pass (bikini friendly) and have a swim and relax, something to eat. There is a frequent free shuttle to the hotel from the front of the airport.
Local mobile sim cards can be purchased at the airport if you want to stay connected.
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Regular flights with Emirates depart Male (Maldives) to Nairobi (Kenya) via Dubai or QATAR Male – Nairobi via Doha
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Dates are upon request and subject to availability.
Low season April 29 – Nov 4 From $33,180USD
High season Nov 5 – April 28 From $48,980USD
7 Night Private Charter for 12 guests
Private charter based on 12 guests.
Additional guest up to maximum 20, from $2555USD per person.
- Full private charter
- The Carpe Vita has 10 comfortable cabins of different standards divided over 3 decks. The different cabin types are VIP suite (2), Superior (2) and standard (6). All cabins have individually controlled AC, safety deposit boxes and their own private bathroom with toilet and hot water shower.
- Air conditioning in all enclosed areas.
- Full board meals, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
- Drinking water + drinking bottle with logo
- Tea and coffee (instant) available 24h.
- Surfing during day time with dingy and diving dhoni available in Central atolls up till including Meemu
- Snorkelling equipment
- BBQ on a deserted island
- Airport Transfer, Meet and Assist.
- GST (12% ) (Rates will be adjusted in case GST were to change)
- Local surf guide
- Alcoholic drinks, soft drinks
- Internet, available upon request
- Diving Equipment & Fees
6 USD p/p per night Green Tax
GST on all services sold on board
Crew gratuities. We suggest 100 to 150 USD per client on a 10 night trip