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Mv Carpe diem

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Carpe Diem liveaboard , Carpe Diem - Maldives liveaboardthe sister ship of the stunning Carpe Vita offering you a unique liveaboard holiday with a myriad of activities in the surroundings of the beautiful atolls of the Maldives. Cruising in the Maldives has never been so diverse and fun with all these activities offered on our brand new boat giving you a dream holiday of a lifetime. We offer Scuba diving, Carpe Diem's suitesalsa dancing, surfing, sunbathing, snorkelling, fishing and swimming in crystal clear azure waters. MV Carpe Diem is a totally new 35 m long motor safari yacht with a wooden hull, designed and built in the Madives and completed in 2008. Carpe Diem caters to 20 guests in 10 air conditioned cabins (1 Suite,1 Deluxe, 2 High Standard and 6 Standard) - Carpe diem photos - Video of Carpe Diem coming soon.

The Maldives

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The Maldives, Map of the Maldivesofficially the Republic of Maldives, is an island country consisting of a group of atolls stretching south of India's Lakshadweep islands between Minicoy Island and the Chagos Archipelago, and about seven hundred kilometres (435 mi) south-west of Sri Lanka in the Laccadive Sea of Indian Ocean. The twenty-six atolls of Maldives encompass a territory featuring 1,192 islets, of which two hundred islands are inhabited.
The original inhabitants were Buddhist, probably since Ashoka's period,in the 3rd century BC. Islam was introduced in 1153. The Maldives then came under the influence of the Portuguese (1558) and the Dutch (1654) seaborne empires. In 1887 it became a British protectorate. In 1965, the Maldives obtained independence from Britain (originally under the name "Maldive Islands"), and in 1968 the Sultanate was replaced by a Republic.
The Maldives is the smallest Asian country in terms of both population and area; it is the smallest predominantly Muslim nation in the world. With an average ground level of 1.5 metres (4 ft 11 in) above sea level, it is also the country with the lowest highest point in the world, at 2.3 metres (7 ft 7 in).

Carpe diem - Schedule

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Trip Start
Trip End
Nights
Route
07-Jun-14
14-Jun-14
7
North Male – Rasdhoo – Ari – South Male - Price
14-Jun-14
21-Jun-14
7
North Male – Rasdhoo – Ari – South Male - Price
21-Jun-14
21-Jul-14
30
DRY DOCK
21-Jul-14
31-Jul-14
10
North Male – Baa – Raa – Rasdhoo – Ari – South Male - Price
02-Aug-14
09-Aug-14
7
North Male – Ari – Vaavu – South Male - Price
09-Aug-14
16-Aug-14
7
North Male – Baa – Raa – Rasdhoo – Ari - Price
16-Aug-14
23-Aug-14
7
Ari – Rasdhoo – Baa – Raa- North Male - Price
23-Aug-14
30-Aug-14
7
North Male – Baa – Raa – Rasdhoo – Ari - Price
30-Aug-14
06-Sep-14
7
Ari – Rasdhoo – Baa – Raa- North Male - Price
06-Sep-14
13-Aug-14
7
North Male – Rasdhoo – Ari – South Male - Price
13-Sep-14
20-Sep-14
7
North Male – Rasdhoo – Ari – South Male - Price
20-Sep-14
27-Sep-14
7
North Male – Rasdhoo – Ari – South Male - Price
27-Sep-14
04-Oct-14
7
North Male – Rasdhoo – Ari – South Male - Price
04-Oct-14
11-Oct-14
7
North Male – Rasdhoo – Ari – South Male - Price
11-Oct-14
18-Oct-14
7
North Male – Ari – Vaavu – South Male - Price
18-Oct-14
25-Oct-14
7
North Male – Rasdhoo – Ari – South Male - Price
25-Oct-14
01-Nov-14
7
North Male – Rasdhoo – Ari – South Male - Price
01-Nov-14
08-Nov-14
7
North Male – South Ari – Meemu – Vaavu – South Male - Price
08-Nov-14
15-Nov-14
7
North Male – Ari – Vaavu – South Male - Price
15-Nov-14
22-Nov-14
7
North Male – South Ari – Meemu – Vaavu – South Male - Price
22-Nov-14
29-Nov-14
7
North Male – Ari – Vaavu- South Male - Price
29-Nov-14
06-Dec-14
7
North Male – Rasdhoo – Ari – South Male - Price
06-Dec-14
13-Dec-14
7
North Male – Ari – Vaavu – South Male - Price
13-Dec-14
20-Dec-14
7
North Male – South Ari – Meemu – Vaavu – South Male - Price
20-Dec-14
27-Dec-14
7
North Male – Rasdhoo – Ari – South Male - Price
27-Dec-14
03-Jan-15
7
North Male – South Ari – Meemu – Vaavu – South Male - Price
03-Jan-15
10-Jan-15
7
North Male –South Male – Vaavu – Meemu – South Male - Price
10-Jan-15
17-Jan-15
7
North Male -Rasdhoo – Ari – South Male - Price
17-Jan-15
24-Jan-15
7
 
North Male –South Male – Vaavu – Meemu – South Ari - Price
24-Jan-15
04-Feb-15
11
 
North Male –South Male – Vaavu – Meemu – Thaa – Laamu – Huvadhoo – Foamulah – Gan - Price
04-Feb-15
11-Feb-15
7
Gan – Foamulah – Huvadhoo - Price
11-Feb-15
18-Feb-15
7
 
Huvadhoo – Foamulah – Gan - Price
18-Feb-15
28-Feb-15
10
Gan – Foamulah – Huvadhoo – Laamu – Thaa – Meemu – Vaavu – South Male - Price
28-Feb-15
07-Mar-15
7
North Male -Rasdhoo – Ari – South Male - Price
07-Mar-15
14-Mar-15
7
North Male – Rasdhoo – Ari – Vaavu – South Male - Price
14-Mar-15
21-Mar-15
7
North Male – South Male – South Ari – Meemu – Vaavu – South Male - Price
21-Mar-15
02-Apr-15
12
North Male – South Male – South Ari – Meemu – Thaa – Laamu – Huvadhoo – Foammulah – Addu - Price
02-Apr-15
12-Apr-15
10
Addu – Foammulah – Huvadhoo – Laamu – Thaa – Meemu – Vaavu – South Male – North Male - Price
13-Apr-15
20-Apr-15
7
North Male – Rasdhoo – Ari – Vaavu – South Male - Price
20-Apr-15
27-Apr-15
7
North Male – South Male – South Ari – Meemu – Vaavu – South Male - Price

Carpe diem - Itinerary

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For your flight arrival times ideally you should aim to arrive around noon or before on the day of departure as due to a same day turn around of the boat the guests from the trip before will be departing in the morning at 8am. The rest of the morning the boat will be being cleaned and prepared for boarding from 12pm. You can arrive on the day of departure as late as midnight as normally the boat will not leave the Male area on the first day except for on special trips. Whatever time you arrive on the day of departure you will be met off your flight at the arrivals area by the boat representatives and taken to the boat, about 10 minutes from the airport.
If you would like to arrive the day before it is possible to stay in the airport hotel - http://www.hih.com.mv/ which is on the same island as the airport (Hulhule island) or stay on Male for the night where we recommend the Holiday Inn - http://www.holidayinn.com/hotels/us/en/male/mleam/hoteldetail or the Marble Inn - http://www.marble.mv/ . Your hotel will then deliver you back to the airport the following day (the day of departure) by noon where you will be met by the boats representatives and taken directly to the ship.

Carpe Diem runs 7, 10 and 14 night cruises. The cruises leave every Sunday or in Carpe Diemthe case of 2 consecutive 10 day trips on Sundays and Wednesdays.
There are 3 guided dives per day (depending on your arrival time in Malé, weather conditions and 24-hours no diving before fly safety rule, 1 check dive on day of arrival around 4 pm after finishing paperwork (if you arrive later they you loose this dive, followed by 5 days of 3 dives a day and a maximum of 2 dives on the day before departure – normal total 18) including one night dive. The boat can be boarded any time after 12pm on the day of departure and will not depart until the afternoon so you can arrive anytime before then. Upon arrival you will be met at the arrivals area in the airport by Carpe Diems representative and transported to the boat free of charge.
Check in time will be at noon. In case of early arrival guests will be met by our representatives at the airport and will have the option to wait at the airport or arrangements could be made to use the facilities of the nearby airport hotel for a small extra charge until check-in time for the boat. Check out time will be latest by 8 am on the day of departure.On your return to Male on the 2nd you will depart the boat at 8am.and on your departure you will taken back to the departures at the airport to meet you outgoing plane. This is included in the price.
High season will run from November 1, 2009 till April 30, 2010. Low season lasts from May 1 till November 1, 2009.

 Manta rays are a highlight of Carpe Diem's itinerariesCarpe Diem 8 day/7 nights Southern Cruise

This cruise will take you to the most popular dive sites in South Male Atoll and Ari Atoll, weather conditions permitting of course. This route is renowned for spotting big pelagics like Mantas, Sharks and Whale sharks. Famous dive sites included in our itinerary are Kudarah Thila, Manta Point, Maaya Thila and Fish head which are well known for this.

Carpe Diem 15 day/14 nights Cruise


This cruise will take you tothe beautiful dives sites of North and South Male Atoll, North and South Ari Atoll apart from Rasdhoo and Felidhu Atoll. Not only are you likely to see Mantas, Sharks and Whale sharks but there is a good possibility for spotting Hammerhead sharks as well.

Different routings upon request
Although the above mentioned itineraries are our so called classical dive routes followed by most of the safari boats in the Maldives, theWhale shark - Carpe Diem Carpe Diem is flexible and will adjust the route depending on the main activity and interest of the group like in case of fishing groups or surf groups. Apart from that the Carpe Diem can take special requests for different itineraries like North Male, Baa and Raa Atoll or South Male and Felidhu Atoll. Even trips to Gaafu Thaalu or Alifu or the equator down south are possible with guests taking a domestic flight to join the boat or leave the boat. Depending on the length of the routings there might be an extra surcharge for the fuel cost.
No matter which trip route you choose all the cruises are spectacular fun and during which, if not a certified diver yet, you could learn how to dive or improve your diving skills by adding more advanced/expert courses at our PADI diving centre on board. When fishing we guarantee you experienced staff, the best fishing spots and opportunities and when simply cruising a unique combination of activities.

Carpe diem - Specifications and layout

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Built:

Sep . 2008

Port of registration/ flag:

Malé / Republic of Maldives

Length (m):

35

Width (m):

10

Maximum Guests

24

No. of Cabins:

10 Cabins  (1 Suite,1 Deluxe, 2 High Standard , 6 Standard)

No. of Bathrooms:

11

Nitrox on Board?

Yes Nitrox on Board

Number of crew:

13

Engine:

Doosan Daewoo Diesel Engine 650 Hp

Fuel capacity:

7,000 litres

Fresh water capacity:

5,000 litres

Water maker:

16000 litres/day (2 Osmotic Treatment Plants - Wasco Atlantic 400)

Range:

525 Nautical Miles

Navigation:

GPS, sounder

Communication:

VHF Radio, internet, GSM

Oxygen on board:

Yes, 10,500 liters

Laundry:

Yes

Compressors:

2x MCH 16 Coltri Sub (530 L/min, 18 CFM)

Nitrox Gen.:

Coltri Sub LP280 Rotary Silent, Nuvair ® Membrane

Voltage:

220/50 Hz

Air-condition:

In any enclosed area of the boat and each cabin individually controlled

Dive gear rental:

Yes

Diving School:

Yes


Lower deck
6 standard cabins - 2 separate staff cabins - The engine room - Crew compartment

Main deck The lounge bar on Carpe Diem
Inside is the main bar and lounge area, with a coffee / tea table offering you coffee / tea and drinking water from our osmotic plant 24 hours a day. It also has a wide flat screen TV, DVD/MP3 player, in house sound system, sitting / dance area and a fully equipped bar offering you a wide variety of spirits, wines, liquors, cocktails and beers.
Outside of the bar area thereCarpe diem's sundeck is another sitting area in the shade with comfortable cushions, where you could have your afternoon tea while cruising and taking in the beautiful colours of the Indian Ocean.
The galley and a spacious cold room
Laundry room - A platform at the back of the main deck with two fresh water showers and a jet ski Carpe Diem - Dancing on the ceiling - Carpe Diem's sundeck being put to good use
An activities deck where the dive briefings, part of the dive school courses and other water sports activities briefings will be conducted.
Two high standard rooms

On the Upper deck and bridge area is
A C-shape sofa/reading area and our in house library.
Two cabins, our beautiful and very spacious Suite room and Deluxe cabin.
A studio with internet, a shop and all business centre facilities
Main dining area and bar where you will be served semi buffet meals prepared by our fine dining chef. The dining tables can be folded away after dinner to create a nice bar and dancing area.
From the dining area a staircase ultimately leads you to a 115 sqm sun deck, which is partially shaded and has a sitting area in the middle and some lounge chairs to catch that nice tan.

Carpe diem - Cabins

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Carpe Diem suite
1 Suite - Upper deck
Carpe Diem suite
1 Suite - Upper deck
Carpe Diem's Deluxe Star room
1 Deluxe cabin - Upper deck
Carpe Diems's high standard sea cabin
1 Deluxe cabin - Upper deck
Carpe Diem high standard cabin
2 High standard cabins - Main deck
Carpe Diem high standard cabin
2 High standard cabins - Main deck
Carpe Diem's standard cabin
6 Standard cabins - Lower deck
Carpe Diem's standard cabin
6 Standard cabins - Lower deck

Carpe diem - Prices

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Prices are per person in Us$ based on double or twin sharing occupancy

Cabin

(26Oct13-27Apr14)
7Night / 10Night (Us$)
(27Apr14-25 Oct14)
7Night / 10Night (Us$)
(25Oct13-27Apr15)
7Night / 10Night (Us$)
(27Apr15- 25Oct15)
7Night / 10Night (Us$)

Suite (1)

2415 / 3450
1995 / 2850
2435 / 3500
TBA / TBA

Deluxe cabin (1)

2310 / 3300
1890 / 2700
2330 / 3350
TBA / TBA

High standard (2)

2030 / 2900
1680 / 2400
2050 / 2950
TBA / TBA

Standard (6)

1995 / 2850
1645 / 2350
2015 / 2900
TBA / TBA

Charter 20 pax

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The wheelhouse on Carpe DiemSingle suppliment +80% (only applicable for a guaranteed single occupancy cabin, if you are happy to share the charge does not apply) Nitrox $100 per week
If you book 5 full paying guests you will receive the 6th free of charge !

*For trips to Baa and Raa atoll there is a $100 per person fuel surcharge for the week long trip and $150 for the 10 night trip - this is only to Baa atoll and not on the normal route
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What is included in the price:
• Maldivian GST 6% (2012) 8% (2013)
• Maldivian Bed Tax - $8 per person per night
• Accommodation in air conditioned cabins with 70x60cm windows (in Suite, Deluxe
and High Standard) or 20x15cm portholes (in Standard), ensuite shower (with hot
water) toilet, toiletries, towels and beach towels.
• Air-conditioning in all enclosed areas.
• Full board meals, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
• Fresh snacks.The dining area on Mv Carpe Diem
• Drinking water
• Tea and coffee available 24h.
• DVD library and Books Library.
• Audio and video entertainment centre.
• 3 guided dives per day (depending on your arrival time in Malé, weather conditions
and 24-hours no diving before fly safety rule) including one night dive.
• Tanks: 11.5 and 13.5 lt Aluminium DIN/INT, weights and weight belts
• PADI Instructor (English speaking) and Dive Master guide (English speaking)
services - Guides to Divers max Ratio 1:8
• Snorkelling equipment for non-divers.
• BBQ on a deserted island
• Island hoppingThe sundeck on Mv Carpe Diem
• Karaoke singing
• Airport Transfer, Meet and Assist.
• Salsa basic workshop upon request.


What is not included:
• Scuba Equipment rental (with the exception of Discover Scuba Diving Experience and Open Water Course, in which equipment rental is included in the fee, but limited to its duration).
• Extra Dives are charged at 25 US$ each, not including equipment rental.
• Nitrox $100 per week
• Dive Insurance coverage.
• Alcoholic, soft drinks and extra bottles of water.The dining area on Mv Carpe Diem
• All not specified in “what is included”.

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Payments and Deposits:
Upon time of reservation more than 60 days prior to the trip departure date a down payment of 30% (non refundable) is required within 7 days to confirm the booking.
Final payment (non-refundable) is due 60 days from the departure date


Course prices
Courses
Description
Price
Included
Check dive
1 compulsary dive - for all certified divers coming on board
Foc
Discovery scuba diving
1 dive in a house reef for
non-certified divers
$ 100
Equipment
Refresher course
1 dive for certified divers that have not dived in a while
$ 60
Scuba diver
3 theory lessons, 5 duves
$ 400
Certificate, logbook and equipment
Open water
5 theory lessons, 4 dives
$ 550
Logbook, Rdp and certificate
Scuba diver upgrade to Open water
2 theory lessons, 2 dives
$ 200
Certificate and equipment
Adventures in diving
Theory lessons, 3 dives
$ 250
Certification
Advanced course
Theory lessons, 5 dives
$ 350
Manual, slate and certificate
Peak performance bouyancy
Theory lessons, 2 dives
$ 150
Certificate
Nitrox / Ean
Theory lessons, 2 dives
$ 170
Manual and certificate
Digital under water photography
Theory lessons, 2 dives
$ 300
Camera, Manual, slate and certificate
U / w videography
Theory lessons, 3 dives
$ 300
Camera, manual and cerificate
Emergency first responder
1 full day theory and practical lessons
$ 250
Certificate
Diving equipment is free of charge for Dsd, scuba diver, Scuba diver upgrade and OW course during the course period

Equipment prices
Description
Per
Dive
Per
Day
Per
Week
9 days
Per
2 weeks
Complete set
Bcd, Regulator, Computer, wetsuit
and snorkel set
$ 220
$ 300
$ 440
Regulator
$ 5
$ 10
$ 50
$ 70
$ 100
Bcd
$ 5
$ 10
$ 50
$ 70
$ 100
Dive lamp
$ 8
$ 30
$ 40
$ 60
Dive computer
$ 10
$ 15
$ 50
$ 70
$ 100
Mask
$ 4
Snorkel
$ 2
Fins
$ 4
Wetsuit
$ 5
$ 10
$ 40
$ 50
$ 60
Snorkel set
(mask, fins, snorkel)
$ 10
$ 30
$ 40
$ 60
Marker bouy
$ 1
$ 2
$ 8
$ 10
$ 16
Nirox tank
$ 10
$ 20
$ 100
$ 130
$ 200
Extra dive
$ 25
Air tank
Foc
Weight
Foc
Belt
Foc
Activities
Description
Time
Price
Windsurfing
1 hour
$ 30 per hour
2-5 hours
$ 25 per hour
> 6 hours
$ 20 per hour
O ring ride or Knee board
10 minutes
$ 25
15 minutes
$ 30
Jet Ski
10 minutes
$ 40
15 minutes
$ 75
Salsa lessons
Group lessons
Per person
5 lessons
$ 120
8 Lessons
$ 175
10 Lessons
$ 200
Salsa lessons
Private Lessons
Per person
1 person
$ 40
2 person
$ 50

Carpe diem - The diving and dive sites

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Carpe Diem diving dhoniFor our experienced team working at the fully equipped PADI Dive Centre on board your safety comes first.
We use a 55 foot (18 meters) diving dhoni built by the same company as the Carpe Diem itself with the best facilities, including hot water shower/ toilet, 2 fresh water showers at the back and a fresh water tank for cameras. All the diving equipment will be installed on the dhoni, giving more space to the Carpe Diem itself plus enhanced safety. Additional benefits will be fast and safe transfers to the dive sites and extra comfort for putting on your gear. Nitrox (EANx) breathing mixtures are available and prepared with the best quality equipment available on the market (Nuvair ® Membranes, Coltrisub and a Bauer Compressors);
Included also is
A very experienced PADI Instructor (more than 5000 dives) and Dive Master (more than 2000 dives). Guide/Divers ratio 1:8;Inside the dhoni of Carpe Diem
First Aid and Oxygen Tank on board;

Important rules for your Scuba Diving experience
(compulsory safety equipment required, dive insurance coverage required, mandatory dive briefings, check dives FOC);
Dive Insurance available on board;
PADI Dive Centre able to cater for beginners (from PADI Discover Scuba Diving up to several PADI Specialty Courses), as well as for very experienced divers ;
Dive gear rental services are available as well as SONY quality underwater video-cameras and cameras.

THE DIVE SITES - Maldives diving photos

Some useful translarions of commonly used Maldivian terminology
Atoll:
A group of islands surrounded by a common reef formation
Etherevari: Sheltered area inside an AtollCarpe Diem's dhoni
Falhu: Lagoon encircled by a reef sometimes with one or more islands inside
Faru: Large reef partially exposed at low tide
Finolhu: Island with few or no coconut trees
Futtaru: Reef where waves break
Giri: Small patch of coral a couple of meters below the surface
Kandhu: Sea inside Atoll Kandu
Kandu Olhi: Channel
Maa Kandu: Sea outside Atoll
Thila: Coral reef a few meters below the surface


ARI ATOLL- some of the popular dive sites
Fish soup - Carpe Diem
KUDARAH THILA

Type of dive: Reef dive
Description: One of the best dive sites for soft coral and fish life. The marine life here is so abundant, that the divers have named it ‘fish soup’. The thila is in a circular shape and can be covered in a single dive at different depths, if the current is not very strong.

MAAYA THILA

Type of dive: Reef dive / Night dive
Description: The thila is about 80mters in diameter. The whole thila can be done at different depths in a single dive. There are manycaves and overhangs around the thila. The large rocks on the north eastern side have large black coral trees growing on them. The site is famous for thStunning corals bommies are a big feature of diving in the Maldivese sharks and a great barracuda which reside here. The site can be dived at any time of the day, each with different activity going on the reef. The best chance to get close to these creatures is at night time, when they are hunting. You will see sharks, barracudas, rays and eels trying to grab a morsel.

BATHALA MAAGA KANTHILA

Type of dive: Drift dive
Description: The northern tip of Magaa reef extends into Bathalaa Kandu, is home to a number of grey reef sharks and white-tip reef sharks. They can be seen patrolling along the reef looking for food.

MAALHOS THILA(BLUE CURVES)

Type of dive: Drift dive / Reef dive
Description: The thila is known for the abundance of soft coral growth on the thila, particularly the blue/violet colored variety that grows Stunning soft corals - Carpe Diemon the ceiling of the caves and overhangs, thus the name ‘blue caves’. In addition a large variety of fish life can be observed here.

RASDHOO MADIVARU

Type of dive: Drift dive / Channel dive
Description: The reef on the southern side of Rasdhoo drops vertically to the ocean depths. The site is home to a school of Scalloped Hammerhead sharks (sphyrna lewini). In the early hours of the morning they rise from the deep waters off the atoll into the shallower depths, accessible to divers.


SOUTH MALE ATOLL - some of the more popular dive sitesGrey reef sharks - Carpe Diem

GURAIDHOO KANDU SOUTH

Type of dive: Drift dive / channel dive
Description: Since the eastern side of the channel is Open Ocean, large predatory fish can regularly be spotted here. This site is famous for sightings of sharks, schools of eagle rays and the occasional Sail fish and Hammerheads. The best condition to do the dive is when the current is flowing into the Atoll. The dive begins on the outer reef following the current into the atoll. Most of the pelagic species can be observed on the eastern side, where the reef drops off into the deep ocean. At the end of the dive in the channel, along the reef you can find overhangs with plenty of soft coral growth and small fish.

KANDOOMA THILA

Type of dive: Drift dive / reef diveHawksbill turtle - Carpe Diem
Description: Located in a channel, the reef is subject to strong currents at times. The ocean currents carry lot of nutrients to the reef, supporting an abundance of sea life.
The site is well renowned for the soft coral growth, turtles, diverse fish life and invertebrates found on the reef. At the reef slope you may find sharks and eagle rays.

EMBUDU KANDU (EXPRESS)

Type of dive: Drift dive / channel dive.
Description: Similar to Guraidhoo Kandu, but more sharks are likely to be spotted here.
The currents can be very strong at times. The stronger the current however the better chance of seeing sharks. Under the guidance of an experienced dive guide, the dive can be managed done easily.

PADI Discover Scuba Diving White tip reef shark - Carpe Diem

The PADI Discover Scuba Diving program introduces people to scuba diving in a highly supervised and relaxed manner. It dispels common misconceptions about scuba diving by letting individuals try it out and experience it for themselves. Under the guidance of a PADI professional, new divers learn basic safety concepts, how to put on equipment, swim around in a safe environment and discover a totally new world, the beautiful and peaceful underwater world.
On MV Carpe Diem the PADI Discover Scuba Diving program is conducted at an open water dive site to give you a real life experience of what Scuba Diving is all about. This experience might get you ‘hooked’ for live on diving and on exploring further the wonders of the underwater sea life.
After trying scuba diving, many will choose to pursue certification Carpe Diem - diving in the Maldivesby enrolling in a PADI Open Water Diver course, for which the new divers will earn credit (they will have had the first Confined Water Dive done).

IMPORTANT FOR ANY DIVER ON BOARD CARPE DIEM
Every guest wanting to dive on board of the Carpe Diem has to declare his/her physical ability to support diving exercise and physical stress. Once on board, the student has to fill in the PADI Medical Statement Form without any areas being marked as a YES. If there are questions answered with YES, feel free to consult your physician or Carpe Diem Staff or both for any clarification you may need. Just note that if there still is a question answered with YES you need to have the form compiled and signed by a Physician, who will declare “I find no medical conditions that I consider incompatible with diving”. Diving will not be possible without the form properly signed. A visit to a local physician (at the student expenses) cannot be guaranteed during the cruise trip.

Nitrox or EANx - Main Info: Why should I dive with it? What is it? Where does it come from?
Nitrox breathing mixtures have become a must in the current diving industry because they provideNitrox on Carpe Diem the diver extended bottom time, compared to the air ones. There are many others reasons why divers that have tried it do not want to dive with normal air anymore: one reason particularly is the increased muscular power experienced during and after the dive. As for the other reasons we suggest you try it out and experience it yourself.. or feel free to contact us for additional information Nitrox - Carpe Diem

The Nitrox (or EANx) breathing gasses have the very same components as the normal diving air tanks, however the Oxygen (O2) content is increased. Normal air contains 21% of O2 (in volume), while Nitrox gasses have an O2 percentage that varies from 32% up to 40%. Normally the most frequently applied mixture is 32% (or EAN32). The compulsory need for a specific course, available on the Carpe Diem, result from the fact that the higher the O2 percentage in the breathing mixture the more shallow you can dive. Only diving professionals can teach you how to enjoy and make Nitrox a special scuba diving experience.

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