French Polynesia Master Liveaboard - Bluewater Dive Travel

French Polynesia Master

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Destination: French Polynesia

Tuamotu Archipelago (7 & 10 nights) | From $625++/night

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French Polynesia Master Quick Pitch

French Polynesia Master is a spacious dive liveaboard yacht launched in 2016, with itineraries that take divers to the best sites between Fakarava, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and Rangiroa in the Tuamotu Archipelago.

 

Location

 French Polynesia Master embarks and disembarks at Rotoava Dock in Fakarava, Quai D’Ohotu in Rangiroa, or at Port Autonome, the waterfront in Papeete, depending on your chosen cruise.

 

Dive Overview

French Polynesia Master's itineraries take you through the Tuamotu Island Chain from Rangiroa to Fakarava (7 or 10 nights) and Fakarava to Fakarava (7 nights). Some trips may end or start in Papeete. 

The highlights of diving in these areas include beautiful coral gardens, world-class shark diving and pelagic action, the annual grouper spawning (seasonal, around June/July). 

Learn more on diving in French Polynesia or see more details on French Polynesia Master's itineraries.

 

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Cabin Information

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French Polynesia Master Cabin Overview

Guests may choose between Lower Deck and Upper Deck cabins, each equipped with en-suite and individual air conditioning units.

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General Facilities

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Dining Area & Bar

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Camera Area & Dive Deck

 

French Polynesia Master Boat Features

  • Indoor lounge area
  • Camera set up station
  • Guest storage drawers
  • Comfortable bench seating
  • Plasma screen
  • Extra shaded outdoor lounging area
  • Sundeck
  • Jacuzzi

 

French Polynesia Master Dive Facilities

  • Individual set up station for guests
  • Under bench storage for masks, fins, and other personal items
  • Camera table
  • Rinse tanks
  • On deck shower hoses
  • Port side deck heads
 

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Food & Drinks Aboard French Polynesia Master

All-inclusive western & local food served in buffet style. A selection of wines and beer are available.

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French Polynesia Master Deck Plan

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Schedule, Rates & Availability

French Polynesia Master Schedule & Rates

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Prices are in USD, per person and do not include fuel surcharge and part/port fees. See: Inclusions & Exclusions

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INCLUSIONS

  • Full board meal plan, including water, tea, coffee, snacks between meals and after dives
  • Island tours
  • Diving and dive guides
  • Airport transfers

 

Exclusions

The costs indicated below are subject to change without prior notice: 

  • Full dive equipment rental (from US$25 per dive day)
  • Nitrox (US$100 for 7 nights and $150 for10 nights)
  • Alcoholic beverages (prices vary, with beer starting at US$3)
  • Satellite internet
  • Mandatory: marine park, port fees and fuel surcharge (to be paid in advance). Additional surcharge applies to cruises that start/end in Papeete.
  • Master Liveaboards merchandise (prices vary)

 

RATES & AVAILABILITY

For more information on other departure dates, rates, and on availability email us at info@bluewaterdivetravel.com or call us at +1-310-915-6677 and we will gladly help you plan your dream dive vacation!

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Dive Information & Itineraries

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French Polynesia Master's ItinerarIES

Subject to change depending on weather and sea conditions. 

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  • Starts/Ends In: Rangiroa to Fakarava, Fakarava to Fakarava. Some trips may start/end in Papeete. 
  • Arrival: Embarkation time in Fakarava is at 3pm, in Rangiroa 2:30pm and 12.00pm in Papeete. We recommend that you arrive in French Polynesia one day before cruise departure so you are well rested before the start of the cruise. There are 6-7 flights per week from Tahiti to Fakarava and Rangiroa (depending on the season), which take approximately 1 hour.
  • Departure: Disembarkation at the end of the cruise will be at 9am in Fakarava and Rangiroa, and at 12pm noon when disembarking in Papeete. 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 check-in.
  • Duration: 7 to 10 nights 
  • No. of dives: Up to 3 per day. The 3rd dive might be substituted for a sunset or night dive when the boat is anchored.
  • Highlights: Channel or "Pass" dives around the Tuamotu Island Chain from, pelagic fish action, plenty of sharks, plateaus, coral gardens, migrating humpback whales (July to November), the spawning of marbled groupers (June/July) and more.
  • Water Temperatures: Range from 24-28°C (60-82°F) with January to March as the warmer months and July to November the cooler months. 
  • Currents: Could be strong, especially at dive sites with plenty of big fish and shark action. 
  • Recommended Skill Level: Min. 50 dives and Nitrox-certification recommended.

 

Typical Schedule ABoard 

Light Breakfast, followed by a briefing and Dive 1

Full Breakfast, relaxation period, briefing and Dive 2

Lunch, relaxation period, briefing and Dive 3

Dinner

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Boat Specifications

  • Year built: 2016
  • Length / Width: 46 m (150ft) / 10 m (32ft)
  • Material: Steel
  • Capacity: 25 divers
  • Number of cabins: 13

 

Practical Information

  • Time Zone: UTC-10
  • Local Currency: CFP (French Pacific Franc)
  • Language Spoken: English
  • Payment Onboard: All legal bank notes, international credit cards and traveler’s check
 

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Got Questions? Ready to Book?

Call us today at 310-915-6677 or email us info@bluewaterdivetravel.com

And let us book your dream vacation!

 

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Underwater Gallery 

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Photos provided by Aaron Wong & Brad Holland  

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Reviews (1)

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I thoroughly enjoyed my time on the French Polynesia master. Our cruise director was Mark Nadeau, and he really went out of his way to make sure the guests were well taken care of.

Cabins are quite large and comfortabe. Dive guides are very good, although you need to understand they operate under "french" rules, which means no diving away from the group, everyone surfaces together, and dive depth limits. However, this did not really limit our diving at all, and guests who had a higher air consumption were given larger tanks.

Marine life sightings were amazing, especially at Fakarava and Rangiroa, including many many sharks, schools of fish, and a couple of manta rays. Hard corals were amazing in some places. Friendly dolphins at Rangiroa were one of the highlights of the trip. People do need to understand that the reefs are not full of colorful sea fans or soft corals like Indo-pacific reefs, they are rockier and more barren but still beautiful in some areas.

Food was fairly good, and served buffet style. The dining area is a little cramped but it works.

Given how remote the islands are, how expensive French Polynesia is, and how amazing the marine life is, I considered this trip to be a very good value. Given the effort to get there, I'd recommend the 10 night trip.

Visited on 07/2017 - Submitted on 10/28/2017

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