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Carpe Diem Liveaboard
The Overall Review
We spent 7.5 hours reading reviews from experts and divers about Carpe Diem Liveaboard.
In summary, this is what divers think:
4 reasons to dive
- Many people were happy with the dive sites the cruise director chose.
- Divers said they saw a diverse coral and a lot of marine life that exceeded their expectations.
- The big moment on of the cruise was when the sails were hoisted and everyone celebrated.
- Some people were happy with the food the chef prepared.
2 reasons NOT to dive
- Some divers said the coral was a bit colorless and plastics could be seen floating about.
- A couple of people noted that the cabins were a bit small.
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Description and details
Diving on the Carpe Diem in Indonesia
The Carpe Diem
The Carpe Diem is a perfect getaway for small groups or individuals who appreciate personalized services. The liveaboard is a traditional Indonesian sailing vessel, whose design has been copied from the Dutch pinnace vessels used around 1600. Interestingly enough, phinisis are still being produced on the South Sulawesi beaches by the Konjostribesmen. All they are using is ironwood, teak and rudimental tools. However, the look the Carpe Diem is having was kick started on the 15th February 2012.
Carpe Diem Interior and Features
This liveaboard offers 4 cabins with room for 8 guests. But although there are only 4 cabins, there are 3 different versions, all set up with en-suite combined showers and toilets: The Nutmeg cabin is a large cabin for two people, located on the main deck. It spans almost through the entire width of the boat. It has large forward-facing windows and a skylight, in addition to the ample storage space. The Clove cabin, located on the lower deck, has two single beds, which per request, can be converted into 1 double. This cabin has an individually controlled AC unit.
The cabin also has good natural ventilation, all due to the large skylight and a porthole. As such, guests can switch between the sea breeze or AC at any time during the day. On the lower deck, there are two more cabins, Pandan and Cinnamon. The capacity of these rooms allows for 3 guests per room. Just like the Clove cabin, it has individual airconditioning, as well as natural light and ventilation, which are part of the room design.
Great attention has been given to the cabin design as well as aesthetics, all in order to provide a warm, beautiful atmosphere to any guest. To make sure guests have the full comfort, the Seven Seas had social interactions as one important aspect in the overall design. As such, the main deckhouse is decorated with awell-appointed saloon, which is comfortable enough to accommodate all guests at the large table. Due to the size of the vessel, the saloon also contains the house library with numerous books.
The Seven Seas is also decorated with a large open deck space, which although it is typically used for alfresco dining, the space has been utilized for a yoga studio while offering breathtaking views. As a nice addition, the top of the deckhouse’s space is a wonderful spot for taking some relaxed moments and enjoying the fresh sea breeze.
The Beauty of Food
For the Seven Seas, food is an important aspect of the overall experience. With that in mind, they make sure guests are never disappointed. Fresh ingredients are the starting point for every meal, with a French chef making sure the food has a delicious mix of tastes. Moments like encountering local fishermen bring additional buzz to the kitchen, as they are unto preparing the freshest seafood one might have.
The dive itineraries, all accompanied by qualified dive guides, would usually include Raja Ampat from November to April and Komodo Park from May to September. Trips to the Banda Islands, Ambon, and South Raja are always done in between as well. Visiting Indonesia for an unforgettable cruise with Carpe Diem will be the best choice you have done today.
- Daily housekeeping
- Audio & video entertainment
- Air Conditioned saloon
- Aircon Cabins
- Sun Deck
- Indoor Saloon
- Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
- Warm Water Showers
- Outdoor Dining
- Charging stations
- En-Suite bathrooms
- Non-Smoking Rooms
- Outside Showers
- Family Cabins
- Kayaks On-Board
- Snorkeling Equipment
- Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
- Dedicated Local & International Crew
- Nearly 1:1 Crew-to-Guest Ratio
- Naturalist Guide
- Leisure Deck
- Observation Deck
- Available for Charter
- Naturalist Guide
- Stand Up Paddleboard