French Polynesia Master
The French Polynesia Master provides the ultimate liveaboard experience.
Built in 2016. The French Polynesia Master is a steel ship that will welcome 25 guests onboard. There are 4 decks providing ample space for relaxation, dive equipment and camera preparation. You may choose between upper or lower deck cabins. All cabins are en-suite with individual air conditioning units. You’ll also find a spacious indoor lounge area, as well as a shaded outdoor lounge area with two Jacuzzi’s. Here you can literally soak up the stunning views of these magical atolls. The experienced crew will ensure you receive only the highest quality service on your scuba diving vacation.
French Polynesia is home to some of the most impressive diving in the world. Most notably are the Tuamotu Islands of Tahiti. The Tuamotus are home to some of nature's most incredible dive sites. Most noteworthy are the many UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. In 2018, they have added a new itinerary that includes the Marquesas!
Diving Rangiroa’s reefs and channels you can expect to see grey, reef, hammerhead, black tip, silky, tiger and silver tip sharks cruising the reef and hunting on schools of snapper. While drift diving through the 3,600ft wide pass in the North of Fakarava, you can expect to see incredible shark action. You're also likely to see huge Napoleon wrasse and perhaps marbled groupers spawning. A typical dive day will have you cruising through channels and exploring the outer reefs of the atolls. Yet there are plenty of shallow dive sites to enjoy as well. Each with stunning hard corals, sheltering all manner of crustaceans and mollusks.
Dive sites are typically through the passes dives and highly dependent upon the incoming and out-going tides. This is not recommended for beginning divers! Strong currents, require you have some experience beyond beginner level to ensure maximum enjoyment. Dive sites may also include outer reefs, plateaus and coral gardens found with the lagoon. Where currents are less intense, you’ll find many smaller creatures.
Water temperatures range from 78-84°F. January-March are the warmest months, while July-November are the coolest. The cooler waters bring forth migrating humpback whales and the spawning of marbled groupers. July is the best time to see them in large numbers.
A typical day provides up to 4 day-dives. However, the 4th 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. Up to 30 dives are possible with a 10-night itinerary.
Typically departures take place from Rangiroa or Fakarava on Saturdays.