Green turtles and fishes tangled in netting

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Human rubbish endangering Maldivian sea life

When on a trip in Lhaviyani atoll, the Carpe Vita dive team noticed a net with a lot of rubbish floating on the surface. Upon closer inspection they discovered 4 green turtles trapped in the netting and some small fish. Unfortunately for 1 of the turtles the rescue came too late as he had already perished. They must have been trapped for a while as of the other 3, 2 turtles had one or two severed back legs possibly as a cause of their struggle to get free.

Once again it shows what damage and distress a net left behind can cause to the environment. Luckily however the Carpe Vita liveaboard was there to rescue at least some of the turtles. Sample of the netting will be given to the government to determine where this net came from.

Below a video of the rescue from 20th April 2015. Good luck to the turtles and may they thrive in healthy waters!’’

Apart from these memorable rescues, we keep on removing fish hooks, fishing lines, plastic bottles, plastic bags, cans and other trash on dive sites and we hope that others will follow suit. Join us on one of our dive trips year round with our amazing crew on both boats, the Carpe Diem and the Carpe Vita and in future are newest edition the Carpe Novo.

Your Carpe Diem Team.

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Special "August, all trips discounted by 10%"

Book yourself in any of our open trips in August on any of our boats and enjoy a 10% discount.

Janurary Normal Rate

Jan Special Rate

discount

Single sup

Carpe Novo
Carpe Vita
Carpe Diem

$ 2,540 
$ 2,299
$ 2,065 
$ 1,651
$ 1,494
$ 1,494

35%
35%
35%

35%
35%
35%

Carpe Diem 
April 10/17 (20%)

Carpe Vita
March 28/April 4 (25%)
April 4/11 (25%)
April 25/May 2 (50%)
May 2/9 (35%)

Carpe Novo 
April 3/13 (50%)
April 17/24 (30%)
April 28/May 8 (Carpe Diem rates)

These discounts can not be combined with group discounts or any other regular discount.
 
Single supplement 50% on the reduced rates.
GROUP TRAVEL DISCOUNTS
Booking window: December 17, 2021
Booking period: August 1, till December 18, 2022
Group of 6 pay for 5 only
Group of 12 pay for 10 only
Full charter of 20, pay for 16 only
 
The group travel discounts can NOT be combined with any other discount except for the early Bird discounts in summer season only.

REGULAR DISCOUNTS

Last minute:
Book within 30 days of departure 10%
(Can NOT be combined with already discounted rates)

Early Bird:
> 3 months receive 10% discount
(Can NOT be combined with already discounted rates)

Repeaters discount:
5% If you have been on one of our boats before you are entitled to 5% repeaters discount on your next booking

Group bookings:
pay for 5 and get 6th free, full charter get 4 FOC, so pay for 16 only