A new learn to dive luxury Maldives cruise

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A new learn to dive luxury Maldives cruise

Learning to dive is an incredible experience for those who love the ocean and want to discover its beauty underwater. Carpe Diem has found a way to make the experience even more magical with a luxury liveaboard cruise dedicated to beginners wanting to get their PADI Open Water certificate in the incredible waters of the Maldives!


The Maldives is continuously rated as one of the top diving destinations in the world by international dive publications and awards. Made up of 26 coral atolls and crossing the equator, roughly 1,200 islands are home to some of the most beautiful, thriving reefs of rare and common coral that attract all sorts of marine life. With a destination that is surrounded 99% by water, the Carpe Diem Maldives believes any traveller to the region should be in, on, or under the ocean to truly appreciate it’s beauty. 


The Carpe Diem Maldives is offering beginner divers the ultimate dream holiday with a Learn to Dive cruise. For one week in July and a week in August, a seven-day cruise on Carpe Vita will be dedicated to 20 adventurous travellers looking to get their PADI Open Water Diver certification. The cruise will start in Male and end in Baa Atoll in the northern Maldives. 


The Learn to Dive cruise week begins with shallow and calm lagoon dives. With the fundamentals of diving firmly mastered, four open water dives on beautiful coral bedecked reefs will complete the certification. By the end of the week, the novice divers will be confidently enjoying the mesmerizing underwater world at 20 metres below the surface. Each of these special trips will also include a snorkelling visit to the region’s annual manta ray migration in Hanifaru Bay, Baa Atoll, a UNESCO protected marine biosphere area.


Under the guidance of Carpe Diem’s expert Maldivian Dive Instructors, the guests will learn the PADI Open Water theory in the briefing room on board Carpe Vita luxury cruise. Equipped with the latest dive gear, guests then step onto a dive dhoni for their first plunge into lagoon waters. With increased confidence and applied theory, divers return to the main cruise vessel after each dive to enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the upper deck. Around a long table, mealtimes quickly become an enthusiastic exchange of underwater observations and shared experiences.


Accommodation is on the boat, in a twin bed and double cabins, each with private bathrooms, air conditioning, 24-hour electricity and wifi connection.The two Learn To Dive cruises on Carpe Vita will run from 1 to 8 July and August 26 to September 2, 2018.

The cruise package includes:

  • 7 nights on board Carpe Vita
  • 3 meals daily, plus between-dive snacks
  • PADI Open Water theory and practical training, as well as certification
  • 3 dives daily (except for on day of arrival and day before departure)
  • Use of tanks, weights and belts
  • Dive mask, fins, dive computer and buoyancy control device
  • Drinking water, tea and coffee


This incredible cruise is the perfect way to start your diving journey, contact us to book your spot on thi amazing Maldives liveaboard in 2018.