French Polynesia Master is a professional dive yatch runs by Master Liveaboard Fleet, it offers dive liveaboard trips all around the French Polynesia, each trip it can accommodate up to 25 guests.

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Description

Boat

French Polynesia Master is an amazing liveaboard built during 2015 - 2016, and launched in late december 2016. The build was overseen by the experienced yacht building team of Siren Fleet, Jan & Frank Van Der Linde. It is a 42.6 meters long, 10 meters wide professional dive liveaboard, cruises at 11 knots, it has 110v and 220v power with US plugs onboard.

French Polynesia Master‘s communal relaxation areas are split between the main deck and upper decks, comprising of a spacious indoor lounge/dining area, camera set up station, guest storage drawers, lounge bar with comfortable bench seating, as well as plasma screen TV, music system, library.

There are also shaded outdoor lounging lounge area to the rear of the upper deck with more comfortable seating. Finally, for those who enjoy the sun, 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.

Onboard, the chef offer a choice of international and local cuisine, all meals are served in buffet style. In between the meals, there is always some tasty treats for you to pick up. If you have any special dietary requirements, please let our booking agents know, so we can put an note for you.

There is a range of fruit juices, balck/green herbal teas, carbonated soft drinks available any time of the day, as well as instant and freshly brewed coffee. Guests may also select beer, wine or spirit from the cocktail bar for an additional fee, in accordace with local law, we have a "Ship-Only" bar policy.

French Polynesia Master also has a dedicated shaded diving deck, with individual set up station, under bench storage for masks, fins and other personal items. A central camera table can be used to store prepared equipment ahead of the dive, with dedicated rinse tanks provided. There is also an deck shower hoses.


Cabin

French Polynesia Master has 13 comfortable guest cabins, it can accomodate up to 25 guests per trip:

All cabins have en-suite bathroom, wall fan, A/C, storage area, safety box, bathrobes, hiardryer, shower gel, US plug outlet etc.

1 Single Premium Cabin (# 8):
Located on the upper deck, this is the only single cabin onboard, comes with a double bed, seaview windows.

5 Premium Cabins (# 9, 10, 11, 12, 13):
Located on the upper deck, each cabin comes with two single beds side by side upon request, it can be converted into one king size double bed, seaview windows.

2 Standard Cabins (# 6, 7):
Located on the main deck, each cabin comes with two single beds side by side upon request, it can be converted into one king size double bed, seaview windows.

2 Standard Cabins (# 1, 2):
Located on the lower deck, each cabin comes with two single beds side by side, upon request, it can be converted into one king size double bed, portholes.

3 Standard Cabins (# 3 - 5):
Located on the lower deck, each cabin comes with two single beds side by side, portholes.


Diving

  • 4 dives per day, depending on conditions and route.

  • No dive provided on the day of arrival and departure.

  • Only 2 dives will be provided on the day before departure.

  • All diving will provide experienced guide to lead the dive.


Other Informations

  • Nitrox:Available with additional charge
  • 15L Tanks:Available with additional charge
  • REBREATHER Dive:Not available at the moment
  • Technical Dive:Not available at the moment
  • Dive Equipment Rental:Available with additional charge
  • Dive insurance:Divers must have valid dive insurance
  • Wi-Fi Internet :Satellite internet available with extra cost
  • Laundry Service:Available with additional charge
  • Massage Service:Available with additional charge
  • Payment on board:Cash (EUR/USD) or credit card
  • Crew Number:16, include 4 - 5 dive guides

Itineraries

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.


Getting there and away…
The French Polynesia Master embarks and disembarks at Fakarava Airport. Take your international flight into and out of Fa’a’ā International Airport in Tahiti and that if possible you arrive in French Polynesia 1 day before cruise departure so you‟re well rested before the start of the cruise. There are 6-7 flights per week between Tahiti and Fakarava (depending on the season), which are only around 1 hour in duration. Disembarkation at the end of the cruise will be just before 10am. If you are not remaining in French Polynesia for additional nights after your cruise, please allow plenty of time for the transfer to the airport and for check-in

Staying there…
The local currency in French Polynesia is the French Pacific Franc (CFP). The following forms of payment are accepted: all legal bank notes, international credit cards and traveller’s check. The international banks with foreign exchange offices on Tahiti and the most frequently visited islands are the Bank of Tahiti, the Bank of Polynesia and Socredo. International hotels also provide this service but be careful: some atolls and islands in the Austral and Gambier group have no banking facilities.

Climate and weather…
Climate in French Polynesia is tropical, but moderate. Very humid. The average ambient temperature is 27°C (80°F). Summer is from November through April, with a warmer and more humid climate and winter is from May through October, when the climate is slightly cooler and drier.

Must I spend an additional night in Tahiti either side of my liveaboard trip?
We recommend guests spend an additional night 1 day before cruise departure so you’re well rested before the start of the cruise. There are daily domestic flights between Tahiti and Rangiroa and 6-7 times per week between Tahiti and Fakarava (depending on the season), which are only around 1 hour in duration. Disembarkation at the end of the cruise will be just before 10am. If you are not remaining in French Polynesia for additional nights after your cruise, please allow plenty of time for the transfer to the airport and for check-in.

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Destinations French Polynesia
Facilities Nitrox support, Camera station, Internet, Jacuzzi, Water Toys, Massage or Spa
Languages spoken English, French

Schedules & routes

Date Duration Destination Departure - Arrival Price
20/12/2017 to 27/12/2017 7 nights French Polynesia Papeete - Fakarava From $4,300.00 Detail
27/12/2017 to 06/01/2018 10 nights French Polynesia Fakarava - Papeete From $5,975.00 Detail
28/01/2018 to 07/02/2018 10 nights French Polynesia Fakarava - Rangiroa From $6,250.00 Detail
07/02/2018 to 14/02/2018 7 nights French Polynesia Rangiroa - Fakarava From $4,525.00 Detail
14/02/2018 to 24/02/2018 10 nights French Polynesia Fakarava - Papeete From $6,250.00 Detail
03/03/2018 to 13/03/2018 10 nights French Polynesia Atuona Airport - Atuona Airport From $7,250.00 Detail
13/03/2018 to 23/03/2018 10 nights French Polynesia Atuona Airport - Atuona Airport From $7,250.00 Detail
23/03/2018 to 01/04/2018 9 nights French Polynesia Atuona Airport - Atuona Airport From $6,550.00 Detail
01/04/2018 to 11/04/2018 10 nights French Polynesia Atuona Airport - Atuona Airport From $7,250.00 Detail
12/04/2018 to 22/04/2018 10 nights French Polynesia Atuona Airport - Atuona Airport From $7,250.00 Detail
22/04/2018 to 02/05/2018 10 nights French Polynesia Atuona Airport - Atuona Airport From $7,250.00 Detail
02/05/2018 to 13/05/2018 11 nights French Polynesia Atuona Airport - Atuona Airport From $7,975.00 Detail
13/05/2018 to 23/05/2018 10 nights French Polynesia Atuona Airport - Atuona Airport From $7,250.00 Detail
30/05/2018 to 06/06/2018 7 nights French Polynesia Papeete - Fakarava From $4,525.00 Detail
06/06/2018 to 16/06/2018 10 nights French Polynesia Fakarava - Rangiroa From $6,250.00 Detail
16/06/2018 to 23/06/2018 7 nights French Polynesia Rangiroa - Fakarava From $4,525.00 Detail
23/06/2018 to 03/07/2018 10 nights French Polynesia Fakarava - Fakarava From $5,950.00 Detail
04/07/2018 to 14/07/2018 10 nights French Polynesia Rangiroa - Papeete From $6,250.00 Detail
15/07/2018 to 25/07/2018 10 nights French Polynesia Papeete - Fakarava From $6,250.00 Detail
27/07/2018 to 04/08/2018 8 nights French Polynesia Fakarava - Papeete From $5,100.00 Detail
08/08/2018 to 18/08/2018 10 nights French Polynesia Papeete - Fakarava From $6,250.00 Detail
18/08/2018 to 25/08/2018 7 nights French Polynesia Fakarava - Fakarava From $4,525.00 Detail
26/08/2018 to 05/09/2018 10 nights French Polynesia Fakarava - Rangiroa From $6,250.00 Detail
05/09/2018 to 12/09/2018 7 nights French Polynesia Rangiroa - Fakarava From $4,525.00 Detail
12/09/2018 to 19/09/2018 7 nights French Polynesia Fakarava - Rangiroa From $4,525.00 Detail
23/09/2018 to 03/10/2018 10 nights French Polynesia Papeete - Fakarava From $6,250.00 Detail
03/10/2018 to 13/10/2018 10 nights French Polynesia Fakarava - Rangiroa From $6,250.00 Detail
17/10/2018 to 27/10/2018 10 nights French Polynesia Papeete - Fakarava From $6,250.00 Detail
27/10/2018 to 03/11/2018 7 nights French Polynesia Fakarava - Fakarava From $4,525.00 Detail
04/11/2018 to 14/11/2018 10 nights French Polynesia Fakarava - Rangiroa From $6,250.00 Detail
14/11/2018 to 21/11/2018 7 nights French Polynesia Rangiroa - Fakarava From $4,525.00 Detail
21/11/2018 to 01/12/2018 10 nights French Polynesia Fakarava - Rangiroa From $6,250.00 Detail
01/12/2018 to 08/12/2018 7 nights French Polynesia Rangiroa - Fakarava From $4,525.00 Detail
08/12/2018 to 15/12/2018 7 nights French Polynesia Fakarava - Papeete From $4,525.00 Detail
19/12/2018 to 29/12/2018 10 nights French Polynesia Papeete - Fakarava From $6,250.00 Detail
29/12/2018 to 05/01/2019 7 nights French Polynesia Fakarava - Fakarava From $4,525.00 Detail
05/01/2019 to 15/01/2019 10 nights French Polynesia Fakarava - Papeete From $6,250.00 Detail
17/01/2019 to 27/01/2019 10 nights French Polynesia Papeete - Fakarava From $6,250.00 Detail
28/01/2019 to 07/02/2019 10 nights French Polynesia Fakarava - Papeete From $6,250.00 Detail
08/02/2019 to 15/02/2019 7 nights French Polynesia Papeete - Fakarava From $4,525.00 Detail
16/02/2019 to 23/02/2019 7 nights French Polynesia Fakarava - Papeete From $4,525.00 Detail
24/02/2019 to 06/03/2019 10 nights French Polynesia Papeete - Fakarava From $6,250.00 Detail
06/03/2019 to 16/03/2019 10 nights French Polynesia Fakarava - Papeete From $6,250.00 Detail
22/03/2019 to 01/04/2019 10 nights French Polynesia Atuona Airport - Atuona Airport From $7,250.00 Detail
01/04/2019 to 11/04/2019 10 nights French Polynesia Atuona Airport - Atuona Airport From $7,250.00 Detail
11/04/2019 to 21/04/2019 10 nights French Polynesia Atuona Airport - Atuona Airport From $7,250.00 Detail
21/04/2019 to 01/05/2019 10 nights French Polynesia Atuona Airport - Atuona Airport From $7,250.00 Detail
01/05/2019 to 11/05/2019 10 nights French Polynesia Atuona Airport - Atuona Airport From $7,250.00 Detail
11/05/2019 to 21/05/2019 10 nights French Polynesia Atuona Airport - Atuona Airport From $7,250.00 Detail
29/05/2019 to 08/06/2019 10 nights French Polynesia Papeete - Fakarava From $6,250.00 Detail
09/06/2019 to 19/06/2019 10 nights French Polynesia Fakarava - Papeete From $6,250.00 Detail
20/06/2019 to 30/06/2019 10 nights French Polynesia Papeete - Fakarava From $6,250.00 Detail
01/07/2019 to 08/07/2019 7 nights French Polynesia Fakarava - Papeete From $4,525.00 Detail
09/07/2019 to 19/07/2019 10 nights French Polynesia Papeete - Fakarava From $6,250.00 Detail
20/07/2019 to 27/07/2019 7 nights French Polynesia Fakarava - Papeete From $4,525.00 Detail
28/07/2019 to 07/08/2019 10 nights French Polynesia Papeete - Fakarava From $6,250.00 Detail
08/08/2019 to 15/08/2019 7 nights French Polynesia Fakarava - Papeete From $4,525.00 Detail
16/08/2019 to 23/08/2019 7 nights French Polynesia Papeete - Fakarava From $4,525.00 Detail
24/08/2019 to 31/08/2019 7 nights French Polynesia Fakarava - Papeete From $4,525.00 Detail
01/09/2019 to 08/09/2019 7 nights French Polynesia Papeete - Fakarava From $4,525.00 Detail
09/09/2019 to 19/09/2019 10 nights French Polynesia Fakarava - Papeete From $6,250.00 Detail
20/09/2019 to 30/09/2019 10 nights French Polynesia Papeete - Fakarava From $6,250.00 Detail
01/10/2019 to 08/10/2019 7 nights French Polynesia Fakarava - Papeete From $4,525.00 Detail
09/10/2019 to 19/10/2019 10 nights French Polynesia Papeete - Fakarava From $6,250.00 Detail
20/10/2019 to 30/10/2019 10 nights French Polynesia Fakarava - Papeete From $6,250.00 Detail
31/10/2019 to 07/11/2019 7 nights French Polynesia Papeete - Fakarava From $4,525.00 Detail
08/11/2019 to 15/11/2019 7 nights French Polynesia Fakarava - Papeete From $4,525.00 Detail
16/11/2019 to 26/11/2019 10 nights French Polynesia Papeete - Fakarava From $6,250.00 Detail
27/11/2019 to 07/12/2019 10 nights French Polynesia Fakarava - Papeete From $6,250.00 Detail
10/12/2019 to 17/12/2019 7 nights French Polynesia Papeete - Fakarava From $4,525.00 Detail
18/12/2019 to 28/12/2019 10 nights French Polynesia Fakarava - Papeete From $6,250.00 Detail
29/12/2019 to 08/01/2020 10 nights French Polynesia Papeete - Fakarava From $6,250.00 Detail

Prices & conditions

Destination Duration Cabin Price
French Polynesia 7 nights Standard From $4,300.00
French Polynesia 7 nights Premium From $4,725.00
French Polynesia 7 nights Single Premium From $6,925.00
French Polynesia 8 nights Standard From $5,100.00
French Polynesia 8 nights Premium From $5,425.00
French Polynesia 8 nights Single Premium From $8,150.00
French Polynesia 9 nights Standard From $6,550.00
French Polynesia 9 nights Premium From $6,825.00
French Polynesia 9 nights Single Premium From $10,350.00
French Polynesia 10 nights Standard From $5,950.00
French Polynesia 10 nights Premium From $6,250.00
French Polynesia 10 nights Single Premium From $8,950.00
French Polynesia 11 nights Standard From $7,975.00
French Polynesia 11 nights Premium From $8,275.00
French Polynesia 11 nights Single Premium From $12,485.00

Included

  • Air tanks & weights & weight belts
  • Daily housekeeping service
  • Land transfer on arrival/depature date
  • All meals & complimentary beverages (water & tea & coffee)
  • Soft drinks in bottles and/or cans
  • Dive guide service
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Dinner on final evening
  • Land tour & Island visit
  • Boat accident insurance

Not included

  • Alcoholic beverages (beer or/and wine)
  • Dive courses on board
  • Crew gratuity
  • Dive equipment rentals
  • Dive insurance
  • Travel insurance ( cancellation insurance)
  • Larger tank (15 L)
  • Nitrox fills
  • Marine park fees/Port fees

Useful information

French Polynesia

Period : Liveaboards run trips year round, with the high season being during the local summer from November to March.

Visa's : Nationals of the European Union only need a valid passport for entry. Some nationals of other countries will receive a 90 day visa upon arrival. Other nationals will need apply a visa from the French consulate. Please contact the French embassy or consulate nearest you for more information.

Climat : The climate in French Polynesia is tropical and humid, rain is common all year round, but more frequent from January to March. There is very little deviation of temperatures throughout the year, and weather patterns are quite stable.

Water : Water temps vary little throughout the year, and stay very warm from 26°C to 29°C, with nearly unlimited visibility.

Clothing : Dress for warm humid weather during the entire year. Sun is profuse with sporadic and short lived rain showers through the day.

Plugs : Type A, B, and E electrical plugs (mostly US standard) with 220V @ 60Hz

Flights : International flights arrive daily and directly to Faa'a International Airport in Tahiti. There are many domestic flights from here throughout the country to the outlying islands on their national carrier, Air Tahiti.

Currency : Local currency is the Comptoirs Franrais du Pacifique (CFP franc). It is advised to bring cash with you and exchange at one of the national banks, otherwise international credit cards and traveller's check are accepted as payment almost everywhere.

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