Liveaboards

French Polynesia Master


An artist's impression of French Polynesia Master (Master Fleet)

Built of steel, the French Polynesia Master is the newest liveaboard to ply the waters of this island archipelago, welcoming aboard 25 guests for 7 or 10 night dive safaris. Our 4 decks provide ample space for relaxation and dive equipment and camera preparation. Whilst our experienced crew ensure you receive only the highest quality service on your diving vacation.

The French Polynesia Master has joined the Master Liveaboards brand and will be a fully fledged member of the fleet soon. The build will be overseen by the experienced yacht building team of Worldwide Dive and Sail, Jan & Frank Van Der Linde. Guests may choose between lower deck and upper deck cabins, each with en-suite and individual air conditioning units. Communal relaxation areas are split between the middle and upper decks comprising a spacious indoor lounge area, camera set up station and guest storage drawers, with comfortable bench seating and plasma screen. There is an extra shaded outdoor lounging area to the rear of the upper deck with more comfortable seating. Finally, there is a sun deck deck on the upper level with to jacuzzi’s where you can literally soak up the stunning views of the French Polynesian islands.

Diving is at the rear of the upper deck in a dedicated shaded outdoor seating area. Dive equipment is set up and stored on the rear of the main deck. All guests are allocated an individual set up station, with under bench storage for masks, fins and other personal items. A camera table can be used to store prepared equipment ahead of the dive, with dedicated rinse tanks provided. Divers can take advantage of the on deck shower hoses or use the port side deck heads to rinse off between dives.

Itinerary

On a typical day we offer up to 4 day dives however the 4th day dive may be substituted for a night dive when the boat is anchored within a lagoon. A 7-night itinerary provides for between 18-20 dives, whilst during our 10-night itineraries, up to 30 dives will be possible.

The diving day aboard the French Polynesia Master is scheduled as follows:-Light Breakfast followed by a briefing and Dive 1. Full Breakfast, relaxation period, briefing and Dive 2. Lunch, relaxation period, briefing and Dive 3. Snack relaxation period, briefing and Dive 4, where possible. Dinner. Guests may also take the opportunity to visit the islands and walk upon the pristine beaches.

Our diving itineraries take you through the Tuamotu Island chain, from Rangiroa to Fakarava, with a choice of 7 or 10 night safaris between these two hot spots, as well as a Fakarava-Fakarava 7-night loop which maximises the time spent in this area. Dive sites are typically channel or “Pass” dives and the route planning for each trip is highly dependent upon the incoming and out-going tides for each island. We dive the optimum tide for each site to bring you the ultimate in pelagic fish action. Strong currents to be expected and it is therefore recommended divers have experience beyond beginner level to ensure maximum enjoyment. Dive sites also include outer reefs, plateaus and coral gardens found with the lagoon, where currents are less intense and many smaller creatures can be found.

Water temperatures throughout the year range from 24-28°C (60-82°F), with January-March being the warmest months and July-November the coolest. The cooler waters bring forth migrating humpback whales and the spawning of marbled groupers, with June/July being the optimum time to see them in large numbers.

Price: From about £2600 (US$3900, €3000)

Includes:

  • 7 nights cruise on French Polynesia Master on a twin/share basis in a lower deck room
  • Full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) daily, plus non-alcoholic beverages
  • 18-20 dives on air (ni

Please note:  10 night charters are also available.

Please note: Port/national park fees are extra.  Nitrox is not included.

Reduced Rates: Available for non-divers

Single Occupancy Supplement: Please contact us.

Air Travel: Our in-house IATA ticket agency can arrange your air travel in connection with your holiday from a departure point anywhere in the world, or you may arrange your own air travel if you prefer. We can tailor-make your itinerary to your personal requirements, so if you would like to make a stop-over or two, make a side trip to some other destination, or travel business class rather than economy, we will be happy to assist. Please contact us about your air travel requirements.


Double cabin on board French Polynesia Master (Master Fleet)


The dining room on board French Polynesia Master (Master Fleet)


Double cabin on board French Polynesia Master (Master Fleet)

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