Bahamas Master, Bahamas

Excellent diving and guidance

“Seeing hammerheads was my favorite! I had never seen one and to see them up so close was such a privilege. The people running th…”

Angelos K, United States United States
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Highlights

  • Luxury liveaboard in the Bahamas
  • Deluxe cabins with ocean views
  • Dive with tiger sharks at Tiger Beach

The MV Bahamas Master caters to just 16 divers to offer luxury liveaboard diving in the Bahamas year-round. There are 8 guest cabins and a choice of 3 cabins types. Two Deluxe Cabins are located on the forward upper deck and have a double bed and private bathroom. On the main deck, there are two Premier Cabins with twin beds and en-suite bathrooms and four Standard Cabins, which share 2 bathrooms. Social areas aboard the Bahamas Master yacht include the comfortable indoor lounge with an entertainment area located on the main deck or head on up to the upper deck where there is a spacious covered outdoor bar & dining area and sun deck.

The Bahamas Master itineraries explore the best dive sites in the Bahamas. World famous for shark diving, the Bahamas is the third largest barrier reef and made up of over 700 islands & cays, offering truly spectacular and diverse diving. As part of the itineraries, the M/V Bahamas Master will visit Tiger Beach off the West End of Grand Bahama, famous for lemon shark sightings, as well as possible encounters with hammerhead, nurse & bull sharks. Sugar Wreck is a popular stop and home to residents such as green moray eels, snapper, turtles, and octopus, and Bimini Island offers close-up encounters with hammerheads and bull sharks. The large dive deck includes individual storage and set-up locations, a camera set-up station and dedicated rinse tanks and nitrox is available for those certified.

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Included: VAT, Drinking Water, Soft drinks, Tea & Coffee, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Cabin Towels, Deck Towels.

Required Extras: National Park Fees (115-240 USD).

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Alcoholic Beverages, Nitrox (25 USD per day), Nitrox Course (100 USD), Rental Gear (45 USD per day), Scuba Diving Courses (75-250 USD), Snorkel Gear, Laundry / Pressing Services (1 USD per item).

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Boat features

  • Laundry Service
  • Camera Station
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Leisure Deck
  • Bar
  • Available for Charter

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Fine Wines Selection
  • Free Soft Drinks
  • Wine Available
  • Fine Cuisine
  • Full-board Option
  • Al Fresco Dining

If you have any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies.


Diving

  • DIN Adaptors
  • Nitrox available
  • Rebreather Support
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for diving
  • Shaded Diving Area

The crew speaks English.


Gear Rental

There is diving gear available on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form. See below for further details on inclusions and pricing. Show prices.


Drawings & Vessel Layouts

#deckplan floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Year built 1965
  • Year renovated 2019
  • Length 35 meters
  • Beam 7.3m
  • Cruising speed 10 Knots
  • Engines 2x Detroit 16V71 1300hp
  • Max guests 18
  • Number of cabins 10
  • Number of bathrooms 10
  • Tenders 3
  • Water capacity 12000 gallons

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • E.P.I.R.B. Distress System
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Crew trained in first aid
  • Emergency flares

Bahamas Master Reviews

  • 8.3 Very good
  1. Vessel
    7.8
  2. Crew
    8.0
  3. Food
    9.2
  4. Diving
    9.1
  5. Value
    7.5
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Angelos K
  • United States United States
The experience of a lifetime with lovely crew and dive instructors.

Seeing hammerheads was my favorite! I had never seen one and to see them up so close was such a privilege. The people running the ship and the dives were so friendly and always willing to go above and beyond. I appreciated Ashley for his honesty, clarity of explanations, confidence and competence. One might think Ethan, Braven & Dean are just “kids” (they look so young), but they are kind, knowledgeable and very capable guys with the greatest smiles on earth! These guys will bend over backwards to help with any requests and keep you safe! Captain Paula is so great… she spent an evening with me looking at the stars and explaining the constellations- she’s so kind and I loved having a female captain… you GO, Captain Paula!! Ketut, the chief engineer, is a man of few words who speaks kindly with his eyes and handles the scuba tanks like clockwork … one night Ketut got a spotlight and called my attention to some dolphins swimming in the wake of the boat at the bow… it was magical to see as I’d never seen something like that and I am ever grateful to Ketut for taking that time for me. Mark & Miko are fabulous cooks and kept everyone full with delicious food and dessert. It can’t be easy to cook all that food right up there with everyone around. Rain handles the cleanup, laundry, and room maintenance and she is a non-stop working machine! I’m so grateful to her for the warm towels and the hot chocolate after a chilly night dive. Defli!! Captain Defli is there and ready at all times to give everyone a hand and a huge reassuring smile - Defli can brighten any day!! Ahmad is quiet and reserved and clearly keeps things moving and working on the boat. Thanks to all the employees on our trip - it was an amazing shark experience surrounded by the kindest of people! Can’t wait to go back next year!!

Recommended for
Hammerhead Sharks! Relaxed schedule! Knowledgeable staff and dive crew!
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Naomi W
  • United States United States
Mixed

Seeing a couple of hammerheads and several tigersharks. Having one tiger come really close, diving in a very small group at cenotes. Watching crew play games with passengers.

Recommended for
The helpful crew, attention to safety, respect of nature
  • 6.4 Review score
  • Jenna K
  • United States United States
Sharks were great, boat and crew not so much

Would have appreciated more transparency about changing the itinerary midway through the trip and given options, rather than just told at the last minute what we would be doing that day. The food was all Costco food, not much homemade. The boat should have more lounging space; it felt crowded

Recommended for
Got to dive with great hammerheads and tiger sharks
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Richard C
  • United States United States
The crew made the experience wonderful!

Crew's pleasant attitude and eager to help. To see the Great Hammerhead sharks up close. Interaction with tiger sharks was an excellent experience and the reason I booked this trip!!

Recommended for
Crew, Tiger Sharks, and Great Hammerhead sharks
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Cara R
  • Australia Australia
Best Trip

Seeing the tigers and great hammerhead sharks up close was so incredible!! I felt safe and comfortable the entire time in the hands of the amazing dive guides. The boat and amenities were good and the food was top tier! I would recommend to anyone to try Master Liveaboards for their next dive trip and I hope I can come back again soon!

Recommended for
The staff, the food, the experiences
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Andreas I
  • Denmark Denmark
Fantastic diving and food

Excellent chef, best place to dive with sharks and a friendly crew.

Recommended for
Food, close encounters with sharks, crew
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Humberto D
  • Germany Germany
Friendly team, very familiar with the sharks

tiger shark bay owl`s hole diving

Recommended for
food lunch and dinner diving support, shark diving
  • 4.8 Review score
  • Jonas M
  • Germany Germany
Much money, little diving

Tiger Beach is fantastic. But we just dived 1 day there. 5 days in Harbour. Same price, no discounts and still had to pay fuel surcharge and 10 days of Nationalpark fees. Other guys on the boat made exactly that experience 3 times now. Horrible value for money

Recommended for
Beautiful Tiger Beach
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Lars J
  • Denmark Denmark
Awesome experience and awesome crew

Fulfilling my long-standing dream of diving with tiger sharks, learning how to tell them apart and how their personalities differed.

Recommended for
Dives, presentation on the different sharks, crew
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Luka S
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
All the sharks

Multiple tiger sharks circling the group

Recommended for
The sharks, amount of time in the water, dive crew