The Carpe Diem management not only actively carbon offsets but the yacht gains as much power from solar as it possibly can. The company also participates in local community initiatives, so the Carpe Diem gets our vote as one of Indonesia’s most sustainable dive liveaboards.
The Carpe Diem was constructed from scratch in the wooden Phinisi style of South Sulawesi. She has two masts rigged in a Gaff-Ketch arrangement and carries divers in luxury to the best dive sites in Komodo.
Explicitly built to carry a small number of guests, you will have no problem finding peace and solace on this beautiful yacht. Relax on this wonderfully designed beauty and watch the stunning landscapes of Komodo, pass by.
There are only four guest cabins on the Carpe Diem, meaning the rooms are large and comfortable, and space on the yacht is plenty. Carrying a maximum of 10 guests, the Carpe Diem offers superb value for this level of service. All cabins have portholes and skylights, allowing for plenty of natural light. They also all have air conditioning and en-suite bathrooms. A comfortable saloon, a large sundeck and an al fresco dining area provide ample space to chill out in and enjoy.
Food is of utmost importance when diving daily in the remote areas of Indonesia, and the Carpe Diem exceeds expectations.
Providing imaginative menus from locally sourced ingredients focuses on great food and sustainability. Cecile looks over the kitchen, and plant-based diets are well respected and catered for. Let Infinite Blue help you arrange your plant-based Komodo dive cruise.
One of the many reasons we love this operation is that the Carpe Diem team have taken sustainability seriously with carbon offsetting, biofuels, LED lights, solar panels, and a zero single-use plastic policy.
The Carpe Diem is at the forefront of the pack in environmentally conscious liveaboard operators in Indonesia, allowing you to do more for the ocean on your next dive holiday.
Kindly note trip cost excludes, Marine Park | Port | Fuel surcharge (payable onboard), equipment rental, (if any), and PADI course fees, (if any).
Don’t hesitate to contact us for exact details, as the above charges may alter depending on which dive cruise itinerary interests you.
Day 1: Guests are met at Labuanbajo Airport and accompanied for a 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, a cool towel, and a cold drink.
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. We will anchor in the sheltered waters between Pulau Kode and Rinca overnight.
Day 2: We will remain at the same anchorage all day, allowing guests to enjoy some local diving/snorkelling sites such as Cannibal Rock, Pulau Pisang (Banana Island), Crinoid Canyon and Yellow Wall.
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.
Day 3: 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. 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, an excellent spot for small critters.
Day 4: 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 with nutrients from the colder Southern Ocean. This is one of the trip’s many highlights. 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.
Day 5: Once again, it’s an early start for the crew as we will head to Pulau Padar, taking in the Three Sisters and Pillar Steen dive sites along the way. 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 anytime.
Day 6: Another early start, we head North to Pulau Komodo and the famous Pantai Merah (Pink Beach). 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 sun sets. Also, there is diving, snorkelling, trekking, kayaking and paddle boarding all available to our guests.
Day 7: A short passage to Gili Lawa Darat, stopping at Batu Bolong and/or Batu Tiga for some world-class diving, followed by even more great diving/snorkelling spots at the Golden Passage or the challenging Cauldron or Shotgun sites.
Once again, we can do an afternoon trek up the hill for the final sunset memories of the beautiful Komodo National Park. We remain at this anchorage overnight.
Day 8: Sadly, it’s the last day, so we up anchor and make our way to Labuanbajo, allowing guests time to pack and relax before we escort them ashore and to the airport to wave goodbye.
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