Volunteer in Malé, Maldives
Hi, I’m Agnes. Established Maldivian business man, and Agnes van Linden, starting entrepreneur, met in 2008 in Male. Amir had just finished building a new safari boat, the then called Tropic Breeze and was about to sell her off to a surf operator when the two met. As a result he changed his plans and opted to run the boat together with Agnes. They changed the name into Carpe Diem and started the company Carpe Diem Maldives Pvt. Ltd. with the operation of the Carpe Diem.
Business picked up very quickly and after signing a deal with Explorer Ventures they decided to build a second boat together, the Carpe Vita which became an upgraded sistership of the Carpe Diem and has been in operation since 2011.
Eight years down the line, they have managed to build up a successful brand, which was awarded “Leading liveaboard brand of the year in 2016 and 2015 and have recently launched (March 2016) their 3rd boat, the Carpe Novo.