Diving Squad Rating:
9.5 / 10
Carpe Diem is a beautiful traditional Phinisi, with luxurious cabins and two incredible diving itineraries that also include trekking, watersports and naturalist guides.
Taking just 8 guests, she is a perfect option for those who are looking for a more intimate setting.
Great for: Couples, Exploring all of Komodo, Alternative Diving Routes, Small Groups, Families, Groups of Friends.
Trip Lengths: 7 – 8 days
Max Group Size: 8
Operates: July – September (tours other parts of Indonesia for rest of year).
Carpe Diem runs two quite different diving trips through Komodo:
At the end of the day, both these routes are of very highly quality and more alternative than most other Komodo liveaboards, so you really can’t go wrong with either. It all comes down to personal preference!
There are 4 immaculate Cabins, which all feature ac and ensuite bathrooms. Of these, the nutmeg cabin spans almost the entire width of the boat and has large, skylight & ocean view windows. Triple cabin options are available.
Because Carpe Diem takes only 8 guests, she is ideal for those who want to enjoy a more intimate setting. The only other option to have such a small group size is Yoshi.
In between dives , guests can unravel on the sundeck, enjoying the beautiful panoramic views. Or head inside to relax in the AC saloon; decked out with comfortable furniture and an audio and video entertainment system.
For no extra cost, you can also enjoy kayaking, stand up paddleboarding and snorkelling as well as trekking to see Komodo Dragons .
The knowledgeable and friendly staff include a naturalist guide and they really do exceed stellar briefing and creating a warm and relaxed, yet safe atmosphere.
In my opinion; if you’re a couple or small group of close friends and you’re looking for a tranquil and intimate setting, Carpe Diem is the absolute best option to go for due to the low number of guests, luxury cabin options and relaxed vibe.
From a diving perspective, this is certainly one of the best options for exploring all the regions of Komodo or combining north Komodo with some alternative Indonesian dive sites.
The only real frustration is the fact that Carpe Diem is only available to tour Komodo from the months of July – September, due to the fact that this liveaboard operates in other parts of Indonesia like Raja Ampat for the rest of the year!
“Carpe Diem boat is well maintained and the crew is very warm and professional. Service and food was excellent. Dive Masters were extremely responsible and highly knowledgeable of the different dive sites that suit the capacity of the divers.
They were also very informative and took the time to get to know us and make sure we were comfortable and enjoyed our trip. Food and lodgings were extremely good. All dive equipments were well maintained and catered to all our needs. The sites around Komodo were great and the crew matched it”!!!
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