Maldives Carpe Diem Surf Charter Maldives

Seize the day!  And surf your head off in Maldive perfection on the Carpe Diem surf charter boat, operating out of Male.  The Carpe Diem has a double-life as a full live-aboard dive boat, but at the end of April, when the Southern Hemisphere starts pumping out the winter ground swells, the boat becomes an exclusive surf charter vessel.

A boat is the best way to travel and experience the mind-boggling variety of surf in the Maldives, from challenging barrels to fun walls to longboard cruisers, all in warm blue pristine tropical reef waters. The North and Central atolls of the Maldives have the largest number of surf breaks.  The Central Atolls are less accessible, and hence less crowded, but the Carpe Diem can definitely get you there too.

The experienced crew of the Carpe Diem knows these waters and all these breaks will guide you to the the trip’s best choices, putting you in the best surf of each day.

For its surfing charters, the Carpe Diem limits its guests to 12 maximum. Since the boat has 10 cabins and a full guest complement of 20 for its diving season, this means plenty of room. You’re not breathing down each other’s necks, a pleasant rarity compared to many other surf charters.  The cabins range from standard to luxury suite.  All are air conditioned with bathroom and toilet and hot showers. A capacious water-maker ensures there’s plenty of fresh water so there is no rationing as can happen on other boats.

With three decks, including a sun deck, there’s heaps of room to stretch your legs or just kick back.  Enjoy the full entertainment system and refreshment center in the lounge. Step outside to relax in the shaded cushions, the sea breeze fresh on your face as you enjoy a snack and drink.  The sun deck gives you panoramic views.  This is surf traveling in style!

Surf Perfection in The Maldives on the Carpe Diem Surf Charter – best price guaranteed

The Carpe Diem has its own dhoni tender as well as a dingy to zip you to the lineup or take you fishing or diving or dropping you off for some beach-combing.

Chef Iresh will treat your taste buds with his buffet of international and local flavors.  Quietly inform him ahead of time for birthdays and anniversaries for a surprise special.

The boat is fully equipped with modern navigational and safety gear so that you can relax and enjoy the surfing and the crews’ friendly and cheerful service.  You are pampered from airport pickup to drop-off.   Many of the ship’s guests are repeat clients who say it’s like coming back home to family.

 

 

 

THE CABINS

The Carpe Diem can accommodate up to 20 people in their 10 cabins that is divided over all the three decks. The vessel is compromised of 1 suite and 1 deluxe cabins each, 2 double cabins, and 6 standard cabins. All of the cabins have en-suite bathrooms with running hot shower, safety deposit boxes to store all of your valuables and fully-air-conditioned for maximum comfort.

Suite Cabin

This is a very large suite which is also called their SUN cabin and is located at the upper deck of the vessel. The suite offers all the modern luxuries you need such as a large King Size bed, a wide flat screen TV with DVD/MP3 Player and a very spacious closet and storage space. All of the 5 windows in the suite give you sensational views of the ocean around you. The room is filled with beautiful wooden flooring throughout and a large bathroom with beautiful white marble.

Deluxe Cabin

The deluxe cabin is located on the opposite side of the suite on the upper deck and is also known as the STAR cabin. The room also has beautiful wooden flooring throughout with a large double Queen Size bed, flat screen TV with DVD/MP3 player, and 3 windows that gives you breathtaking views of the azure colored waters of the Maldives. The bathroom is also very roomy and ample space for storage.

Double Cabins

The2 double cabins are located on the main deck and are also known as the SEA and SAND cabins. The rooms are little smaller compared to the deluxe cabin upstairs and the standard cabins on the lower deck, but they have made sure that these cabins are super comfortable with double Queen Size beds that are located perfectly near the window for some awesome ocean scenery as you sleep and relax on your bed.  The room is also composed of a larger bathroom and shower, private TV with DVD and MP3 player.

Standard Cabins

Below the main deck, you have the 6 standard cabins with each of them called: SALSA, SCUBA, SURF, SKI, SNORKEL, and SMILE. 2 of the cabins have a twin bed arrangement with a bunk bed and the other 4 cabins are very large cabins with a Queen Size double bed with bunk bed. All the cabins also has wooden flooring with en-suite bathroom and portholes.

 

RATES AND PACKAGES

Summer surfing package: April 30 till October 29, 2016/April 30 till October 30, 2017

  • 12-20 pax exclusive 7 day safari 2065 USD p/p or 295 USD pp per day
  • 12-20 pax exclusive 10 day safari 2950 USD p/p or 295 USD pp per day

Full Charter Summer Package: Minimum boat charter rate 24,780 USD for 7 nights with max 12 guests exclusive charter or 3,540 USD per night

PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • Accommodation in air conditioned cabins with 70x60cm windows (in Suite, Deluxe and High Standard) or 20x15cm portholes (in Standard), ensuite shower (with hot water) toilet, toiletries, towels and beach towels.
  • Air-conditioning in all enclosed areas.
  • Full board meals, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Snacks
  •  Drinking water + drinking bottle with logo
  •  Tea and coffee (instant) available 24h.
  •  Surfing during day time with dingy and diving dhoni available in Central atolls up till including Meemu
  •  Snorkelling equipment for non-divers.
  •  BBQ on a deserted island
  •  Airport Transfer, Meet and Assist.
  •  GST (12% ) (Rates will be adjusted in case GST were to change)
  •  Local surf guide Rates do not include:
  •  6 USD p/p per night Green Tax
  •  Alcoholic drinks and soft drinks.
  •  Dives, dive equipment rental, dive courses
  •  Fuel surcharge for atolls beyond Meemu
  •  GST on all services sold on board
  •  Crew

PACKAGE DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • 6 USD p/p per night Green Tax
  • Alcoholic drinks and soft drinks.
  • Dives, dive equipment rental, dive courses
  • Fuel surcharge for atolls beyond Meemu
  • GST on all services sold on board
  • Crew gratuities.

HUVADHOO ATOLL 

 Beacons

Do you ever day dream about surfing magical waves that keep getting better as the day goes on? Do you want a wall that goes on forever with hollow barrels? Then you have to visit Beacons. Beacons in the Maldives is your screen saver surf break. This wave handles all sizes from less than 1 metre to 3-4 metres. A seriously good break for those surfers visiting the Maldives. The feedback we get is nothing but great from the guys that use our charters.

Castaways

Castaways is a more relaxed wave, which is somewhat predictable but unfortunately very shallow at the end. The works best as a north wind and the entire place is seriously stunning. Check out No Names lefts when the swell picks up – worth a look.

Blue Bowls

Blue Bowls is known as a great right hander with a point style take off that leads into a long rideable face. There are a number of bowl sections in this wave ( ..the name) which open up to long rideable faces that you only dream of. This is a really fun wave for all levels especially those guys that want to rip it up on short performance boards.

Five Islands

Same as Blue Bowls, Five Islands is an extensive right hander that offers the same kind of ride but with more grunt, speed and varied sections. It’s best with a southerly swell. If you want clean long barrel rides then hit this place as it’s probably one of the best in the whole of the Southern Atolls.

Tiger Stripes

If everywhere else is small then head to Tiger Stripes. Its going to be bigger than all other places. It’s take off section is for the advanced surfers out there, but once you make it this is where the real fun begins. Go hard through the barrel section right up to the end where the water can be quite low. If you want consistency and a wave that will keep on producing then Tiger Stripes will give you the rewards you are looking for.

NORTH MALE ATOLLS

 Jailbreaks

The is a right hander that is now open to the public. There are 2-3 main sections and when this place is pumping, you can expect 200 metre rides. Bring a super performance board for this break.

Honky’s

Just a short motor boat ride from HP reef close by North of Himmafushi Island. Great for the crew that prefer waves in the 4ft-6ft range. Stories we hear from this break are always positive. If Sultans is too busy head over to this break.

Sultans

This place is a must visit when in the Maldives. It’s one of those waves that we all love; an easy right which then opens up about 20-30 m later to a fast wall. Love this place! Sultans is protected from the South wind and will bear the full brunt of swell so it’s best to go there in smaller conditions.

Ninjas

Off Kani Resort this right hander is for the intermediate to experienced – lots of swell currents and rips so take it easy as it can be less than predictable

Lohis

If you are like most of us you want to be able to smash those left hand walls and Lohis gives you this opportunity, all outside Lohifushi Resort. Go for a surf, then come in for lunch and then head out again – perfect!!

Chickens

You have to be super fit for this wave as this left hander goes on for more than 450 metres. Feel the burn in your legs increase as the wave goes on and on. It’s incredibly fast so bring a short performance board. You must – I repeat must check this place out at least once. Tick it off your bucket list.

Cokes

A great right hander that works best when the swell is between 2-3m. Well worth a paddle.

THAA & LAAMU ATOLLS

Inside Mikado

This right hander is inconsistent on the low tide, however, on the mid tide through to high can produce reeling waves with some short barrels. On the inside of Mikado is offshore in a South western & is protected from Kanimeedhoo Island, however when the wind is from the W-NW it will mess the wave up.

Outside Mikado

Is a fast right with a gnarly section at the end. To the west is a long left wall that has a tube section & is a swell magnet. This wave is perfect with light N, NW winds.

Finnimas

Is a left that is exposed to all winds from the south. It needs NE, N or light NW winds to break well and across the reef pass. There is a right that also breaks sometimes.

Malik’s

If the wind is from the SE, make the journey to Hirilandhoo where there is a long fast left, this wave can barrel, however, is fairly inconsistent.

Adonis

Is a right hander that is fairly section. It favours North winds and breaks off the eastern tip of Veymandhoo pass.

Bowling Alley

Is a picturesque deep-water peak which shuts down at the end. This wave is located on the west coast of Thaa atoll.

ADDU ATOLL

Zubair’s

Is named after local surfer Zubair  as he surfs this wave by himself most of the time as there is nowhere to stay there and a boat trip will cost around $600. The wave is near the harbour where some right handers are groomed by the SW winds.

Thundi Beach

Has some reeling rights & wedging peaks on a SE swell & SW winds. It also has a nice shorey for the grommets to play around in.

Approach Lights

Is a gnarly right hander above 6ft as the outside bombs start to heave harder and faster. Best surfed on a high tide. Approach Lights’ is located on the southern tip of Addu Atoll.

Shangri-La

Shangri-la is a great right that reels down the reef on the east coast of the island and adjacent to the Shangri-la resort.  Breaks from SE- SW swells and NE Winds.

Kanda Muli

Has a few peaks that break both left and right, however, neither of them are very long. When the swell is small and the wind is from the north there will be a few surfable peaks. Unfortunately this wave does not barrel. The left gets better when the swell is more solid as it breaks off the reef creating big fast walls to rip up. Breaks best on a mid-high tide, south swell & NW winds.

Air Equator Lefts

Located on the northeast point of Meedhoo Island, this fast barreling wave was first spotted by Andy Burr, the Air Equator airline pilot. The remote location of this Left means that you can be surfing solitary barrels with just you &your mates. The wave typically ranges from 2-6ft & is best with a south swell, NW winds and handles all tides.

Kottey

To the west lies Kottey which is a left that works best on  S-SE winds & a medium tide. Kottey is very consistent, powerful wave as it is wide open to the Indian Ocean. The wave breaks quickly across the reef & can get heavy. This is another wave that you may just well score with just you and your mates as it is in the southern area which is visited less frequently.

Madihera

Is a left that wraps around the reef pass like a point break.

 

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