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The Maldives – Carpe Vita Explorer + Carpe Diem Beach Resort & Spa: August 19-30, 2018

Description

Meet the M/V Carpe Vita Explorer

The M/V Carpe Vita Explorer, began service in February 2011 as a very luxurious addition to the Explorer Ventures Fleet! This 20-passenger, 125-foot wooden-hull safari yacht, along with her 60-foot custom matching dhoni (dive tender), was built by one of the Maldives most accomplished boat builders. It provides guests with an exceptional and luxurious yachting experience, large, hotel-style staterooms, hot tub and unmatched open-air comfort!

Staffed by a crew of 13, the Carpe Vita Explorer is ideally sized and equipped for divers. Up to four dives are conducted daily directly from a 60-foot dhoni, which is fully equipped with a bathroom, hot-water showers and air and nitrox compressors. The dhoni is well-stocked with quality diving gear for those who choose not to bring all or some of their gear. The crew, one of the most experienced and qualified in the Maldives, is ready to take you on an adventure to one of the most amazing diving destinations in the world, whether you are a first-time or repeat visitor!

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Diving In The Maldives

The relative isolation of the Maldives, far from any landmass, has led to a fabulous variety of marine species. Seasonal oceanic currents flowing through the country have forged channels from the open ocean in to all the atolls. These channels, or Kandu in Dhivehi, concentrate plankton rich waters into and out of the atolls, which in turn support an incredibly rich marine ecosystem. Once inside the atoll, reefs, sandbars, islands and lagoons have evolved over millennia forming the habitat and nurseries for many of the reefs inhabitants.

Carpe Diem Beach Resort & Spa – Your Maldivian Social Resort

Like-minded travellers meet where a white sand beach surrounds our private island. Turquoise waters at every vantage point and a healthy house reef become the backdrop for your social retreat.

Splash around a unique inflatable water park for young and old, immerse yourself in coral reef conservation, rebalance your status quo at our Spa and relax with friends at a beach BBQ.

Whether it’s mellow dining, exciting diving or fun dancing you seek, we thrive on the notion of living in the moment.  Expect the very best villas on the resort, the Lagoon Water Poll Villas, for our group booking, https://carpediembeachresort.com/rooms/lagoon-water-pool-villa/.

Trip Details

Included in the boat package:

  • 8 days, 7 nights aboard the Carpe Vita Explorer: Aug 19-26
    • Itinerary: North Male-Ari-Meemu-Vaavu-South Male
  • up to 4 dives daily (weather and itinerary permitting)
  • 3 meals daily; soft drinks, snacks, towels, linens, etc.
  • use of tanks, weights and weight belts, all air fills
  • same day transfers
  • goods & service tax
  • 2 glasses of beer or wine included at dinner
  • Colorado Dive Travel escort – Andy Skuntz

Included in the land package:

  • 5 days, 4 nights at the Carpe Diem Beach Resort & Spa: Aug 26-30
    • Itinerary:  Raa Atoll, and Baa Atoll (Hanifaru Bay)
  • Domestic flight Male to Baa Atoll round-trip
  • Speedboat transfer Baa to Raa Atoll round-trip
  • up to 3 dives daily (weather and itinerary permitting)
  • 3 meals daily; soft drinks, snacks, towels, linens, etc.
  • use of tanks, weights and weight belts, all air fills
  • same day transfers
  • goods & service tax
  • Colorado Dive Travel escort – Andy Skuntz

Not included in the package:

  • International Airfare Denver to Male
  • Scuba certifications/training
  • Equipment rentals
  • Nitrox $200 (optional) for entire trip, boat and land
  • Personal items and gratuities
  • Travel insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Dive insurance (required)
  • $6/night per person Government Green Tax
  • Resort service charge
  • Possible fuel surcharge payable on board

Price and Payment:

Packages starting at $3690 per person (based on double occupancy)*

Add $134 pre-paid resort service charge.

Payment Schedule:

  • Initial Deposit: $500 to reserve your space
  • Subsequent Payment: $500 due on August 15, 2017
  • Subsequent Payment: $500 due on November 15, 2017
  • Subsequent Payment: $500 due on February 15, 2018
  • Final Payment: Balance is due on May 15, 2018

Passport requirement – must have 6 months remaining until expiration date upon return to USA.

For all dive trips, consider purchasing travel insurance, and dive accident insurance.  Both are highly recommended, and are made available to purchase!

** AIRFARE SOLD SEPARATELY **

Price is per person and based on double occupancy and items specified.  Space is subject to availability, price subject to change without notice and not guaranteed until deposit is received.  Cost for airfare cannot be guaranteed until paid and ticketed.  Some restrictions may apply.

* Credit card payments can expect an additional 3% to be added to the final invoice for all payments made with credit cards.  This fee covers the cost of PayPal.  Checks are always welcome.

If interested, please contact Andy Skuntz, at Colorado Dive + Travel Adventures, email to askuntz@yahoo.com, or call at 719-322-6941.  

Trip flyer, terms and conditions, and a trip application will be provided.  Once the application is complete, please return to Andy, then an invoice for the designated deposit will be provided.

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