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Carpe Diem Phinisi

A luxurious liveaboard offering diving, water activities and land exploration for up to 10 guests.

Overview

Extensively refitted in 2017, the 98-ft Carpe Diem is a traditional Indonesian phinisi boat offering year-round liveaboard dive cruises within the Indonesian Archipelago. You can look forward to diving or snorkeling, kayaking or simply relaxing and lounging upon the deck, while being served by a world-class crew and a private chef. With four beautifully appointed cabins, Carpe Diem Phinisi can comfortably sleep up to 10 guests.

Cabins

Carpe Diem’s air-conditioned cabins can be configured to suit a variety of sleeping arrangements, ideal for families, couples or groups of friends. The impressive Master Cabin on the Main Deck spans almost the entire width of the boat and has a skylight and large windows on three sides to let in plenty of sunlight, as well as a separate shower-room and en-suite bathroom.

Three more cabins sit on the Lower Deck; one of which can be set as either twin or double that is ideal for friends or siblings to share, while the other two can be set up as triples with a double bed and a top bunk for an additional guest. Each cabin has an en-suite bathroom and features gorgeous teakwood floors, Indonesian textiles, a writing desk, and ample storage space.

Life On Board

The expansive Main Deck sweeps above the Master Cabin to the wheelhouse presenting an alfresco dining area. The upper deck invites you to the lounge with a low table, hammock and sun loungers. This multi-use teak-floored space is ideal for activities such as sunrise yoga sessions before gearing up for the day’s activities, and then relaxing with a cocktail as the sun goes down.

Feast on imaginative dishes comprising locally-sourced fresh ingredients around the central dining table, or lie in the sun with a book while cruising through the islands. On the Upper Deck there is another chill-out area with sun loungers and unobstructed views all around, and on the Fore Deck there is a dive station. Inside you will find a cosy salon with a 10-seater dining table, a galley-kitchen, and a library stocked with plenty of books.

Exploring The Underwater World

With an affinity for ocean conservation, Carpe Diem’s crew happily caters to beginners and experienced divers, as well as snorkelers. All dives are accompanied by qualified dive guides bringing together the essential combination of local knowledge and international standards. As a testament to Carpe Diem’s commitment to safety, each diver is provided with a waterproof GPS locator. Full first aid and oxygen equipment is on board.

Other Activities

There are nine friendly and professional crew members on the Carpe Diem Liveaboard Indonesia, including a cruise director. You can look forward to beach barbecues, snorkeling activities in gin-clear water on shallow reefs, expeditions to little-known dive sites, as well as visits to remote villages to learn more about the people, history and cultures of Indonesia. The crew can also set you up with stand-up paddleboards and kayaks.

The intimate cruises are crafted around the dream of facilitating adventures and fun, both above and below the surface for small groups, families and individuals who are looking for superb, personalized service.

Itineraries & Prices

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8-Day
8-Day

8 Day / 7 Night - Komodo Islands

itinerary map

Embarkation

AM: Guests are met at Labuan Bajo Airport and accompanied for the short trip to the jetty by taxi and then by launch to the Carpe Diem. Once onboard guests will receive a welcome and safety briefing accompanied by a cool towel and a cold drink.

PM: Once all guests are safely onboard we will set sail for South Rinca. This leg of the journey is about 7 hours leaving guests free to unpack, relax and familiarise themselves with their cabins and the boat in general. We will anchor in the sheltered waters between Pulau Kode and Rinca overnight.

Carpe Diem's 8-Day Komodo Islands - Day One - Sailing in Sunrise
Location
Labuan Bajo
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South Rinca

AM: We will remain at the same anchorage all day, giving guests the opportunity to enjoy some of the local diving/snorkeling sites such as Cannibal Rock, Pulau Pisang (Banana Island), Crinoid Canyon and Yellow Wall.

PM: Also the beach in South Rinca is home to some of the world famous Komodo Dragons and we can visit them (from the safety of our launch) while allowing guests a great photo opportunity. Overnight we will remain at this secluded and breathtakingly beautiful anchorage.

Carpe Diem's 8-Day Komodo Islands - Day Two - Tender
Location
Komodo
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Apple Orchad

AM: A short two-hour passage to the diving and snorkelling sites of Apple Orchard and Kerita Tol. These can be challenging dive spots depending on conditions but for those experienced enough the rewards are worth it.

PM: After the afternoon dive we head back to the anchorage, where we will stay overnight, and have the opportunity for a night dive at Torpedo Point, a great spot for small critters.

Carpe Diem's 8-Day Komodo Islands - Day Three - Boat Detail
Location
Komodo
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Nusa Duawaju

AM: And we lift the anchor early and head West to Nusa Duawaju, the home of Manta Alley. Here we have the opportunity to dive and snorkel with beautiful Manta Rays who frequently gather at this feeding station which is supplied with nutrients from the colder Southern Ocean. Speaking from experience, this is one of the many highlights of the trip. The last time I dived here I was accompanied by 20 or so Manta Rays.

PM: After two dives at Manta Alley we will make the short 1 hour trip to Loh Sera for an afternoon dive and snorkel and remain here overnight.

Carpe Diem's 8-Day Komodo Islands - Day Four - Dinner Set Up On Board
Location
Komodo
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Pulau Padar

AM: Once again it's an early start for the crew as we will head to Pulau Padar taking in the dive sites at Three Sisters and Pillar Steen along the way.

PM: Also we can take time ashore here for an afternoon climb to watch the sunset from the top of the island. Guests can also take the SUPs or Kayaks and enjoy the beach and island at any time.

Carpe Diem's 8-Day Komodo Islands - Day Five - Sundeck
Location
Komodo
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Pink Beach

AM: Another early start and we head North to Pulau Komodo and the famous Pantai Merah (Pink Beach).

PM: Here, tiny pieces of bright red coral mix with the white sand to create a fabulous pink hue which gets more and more beautiful as the sunsets. Also there is diving, snorkeling, trekking, kayaking and paddle boarding all available to our guests.

Carpe Diem's 8-Day Komodo Islands - Day Six - Sunset On Board
Location
Komodo
Day
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Gili Lawa Darat

AM: A short passage to Gili Lawa Darat, stopping along the way at Batu Bolong and/or Batu Tiga for some world class diving followed by even more great diving/snorkeling spots at either the Golden Passage or the challenging Cauldron or Shotgun sites.

PM: Once again we have the opportunity to do an afternoon trek up the hill for the final sunset memories of beautiful Komodo National Park. We remain at this anchorage overnight.

Carpe Diem's 8-Day Komodo Islands - Day Seven - Sunrise
Location
Komodo
Day
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Disembarkation

AM: Sadly it's the last day, so we up anchor and make our way to Labuanbajo allowing guests time to pack and relax along the way before we escort them ashore and to the airport to wave goodbye.

Carpe Diem's 8-Day Komodo Islands - Day Eight - Boat Drone View
Location
Labuan Bajo
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8 Day / 7 Night - Central and North Raja Ampat

itinerary map

Embarkation

AM: Meet guests at the Waisai Ferry terminal at 11:00. Welcome drinks on board and safety briefing.

PM: It’s time for a check dive in the afternoon and night dive at either Friwinbonda or Mioskon

Carpe Diem's 8-Day Central and North Raja Ampat - Day One - Ship Side View
Location
Waisai Ferry
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Pulau Wai

AM: Two morning dives at Pulau Wai.

PM: Afternoon and possible night dives at Yenbuba or Sauwandarek.

Carpe Diem's 8-Day Central and North Raja Ampat - Day Two - Sundeck
Location
Raja Ampat
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Yangefo

4 dives at various spots around Yangefo.

Carpe Diem's 8-Day Central and North Raja Ampat - Day Three - Ship Drone View
Location
Raja Ampat
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Piaynemo

Visit Piaynemo. 3 dives and a land excursion to the Lookout Point for that classic Raja Ampat photo opportunity and visit to the lagoon.

Carpe Diem's 8-Day Central and North Raja Ampat - Day Four - Evening On Board
Location
Raja Ampat
Day
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Manta Sandy

AM: 2 Dives at Manta Sandy to try and see majestic Manta Rays that tend of group there.

PM: Afternoon and Night dives at Sauwanderek or Yenbuba.

Carpe Diem's 8-Day Central and North Raja Ampat - Day Five - Sailing
Location
Raja Ampat
Day
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Cape Kri, Blue Magic & Sardine Reef

4 Dives at Cape Kri, Blue Magic, Sardine Reef and Mioskon or Friwinbonda.

Carpe Diem's 8-Day Central and North Raja Ampat - Day Six - Lounge
Location
Raja Ampat
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Mike’s Point

Two morning dives at Mike’s Point or Batu Lima.

Carpe Diem's 8-Day Central and North Raja Ampat - Day Seven - Boat Details
Location
Raja Ampat
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Disembarkation

Transfer to Waisai Ferry at 0900.

Carpe Diem's 8-Day Central and North Raja Ampat - Day Eight - Ship Drone View
Location
Waisai Ferry
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Accommodations

Social Areas

Sun Deck
Cabin
Outdoor Dinning
Sun Deck
On The Deck
Side Deck
Sun Deck
Cabin interior with skylight
Deck and masts
Table on the deck in the evening
Side corridor

Suites & Cabins

Carpe Diem's Standard Cabin

Standard Cabin

Guests
2
Size
12 m² / 129 ft²
Beds
Double

Guests can enjoy plenty of sunlight and magnificent views from these cabins that feature large windows on three sides and a skylight. The cabin also has ample storage and working spaces, plus a stylish bathroom that features an ensuite shower, sink, and toilet.

Technical Information

Deck Plan

Features

  • Air conditioning

Equipment

  • Diving gear
  • Diving platform
  • Snorkeling gear
  • Stand up paddleboard
  • Kayaks / Canoes
** Use of certain equipment at additional cost, ask for details