Master Liveaboards Fleet
The Master liveaboard fleet is one of the world’s top-tier dive companies. All of their six vessels are classed as luxury liveaboards, and indeed, they leave nothing to be desired in the way of comfort, style, and dedicated customer service. What’s more, they are custom-built to include all the latest advancements in equipment and vessel specifications. The Master liveaboard fleet is truly global, with ships stationed wherever the best diving can be found.
The Master Liveaboards fleet is part of Worldwide Dive and Sail Liveaboards, which includes all the vessels below.
- from US$ 289 / day
French Polynesia MasterPolynesia
- from US$ 451 / day
- 8.8 Fabulous
- 9 Reviews
- from US$ 580 / day
- 9.2 Superb
- 13 Reviews
Solomons PNG MasterSolomon islands
- from US$ 343 / day
- 9.2 Superb
- 6 Reviews
- from US$ 315 / day
- 8.6 Fabulous
- 2 Reviews
Life on a Blue O Two liveaboard
Blue O Two takes pride in attentively managing, and regularly upgrading, their fleet. The effort has paid off, with Blue O Two vessels winning multiple accolades year after year, such as “Liveaboard of the Year” and “Best Liveaboard” in the sport diver awards and DIVER magazine awards. By managing and designing their vessels (rather than renting them), Blue O Two makes safety their top priority. Comfort comes next. Fresh bath towels are provided daily, and many of the boats give out beach towels and bathrobes as well. There are various room sizes, from king suites to twins. If you’re looking for extra luxury, consider a room with ocean views. Both rooms and communal spaces are fitted with entertainment systems; you can connect your own devices or choose from the boats’ DVD collections. If you’re taking a break from screen-time, the library offers ocean-related and literary books. There are plenty of relaxation areas to lie down and enjoy them, since every boat has sun decks and shade decks. The Maldives M/Y Blue Voyager has no fewer than seven!
Meals on the Blue O Two fleet are always fresh, and sourced from local ingredients. The cuisine is also locally inspired, offering, for example, Sri Lankan dishes prepared by a famously good chef on the Maldives Sea Spirit. Dietary restrictions can be catered to with advance notice. Depending on the vessel, you’ll either eat in a comfortable dining room or al fresco on the deck. Other vessel amenities may include internet and a jacuzzi, depending on the boat.
Diving with the Blue O Two fleet
Diving from a Blue O Two liveaboard is all about fulfilling your personal interests and developing your dive skills. The Blue O Two vessel staff often includes a marine biologist to help you study the ocean’s creatures, and a photography specialist to help you get great shots. There are even dedicated itineraries for underwater photography. Courses can be arranged beforehand, including technical diving. Nitrox and drift diver courses are also popular. When choosing your itinerary, consider your skill level, what kind of diving you want, and what you’d like to see underwater. Nitrox is available on all vessels, and rebreathers can be accommodated on many. Technical diving and wreck diving have their own dedicated itineraries. The Blue O Two fleet website provides detailed information on each of its vessels, itineraries, and destinations; start here to learn which voyage fits your experience level and your interests. If you’re feeling a bit nervous, a private guide can be booked beforehand.
Blue O Two vessels and destinations
Blue O Two Egypt’s four vessels, the M/Y Blue Melody Egypt, M/Y Blue Fin, M/Y Blue Horizon Egypt, and M/Y Red Sea Adventurer, sail from Hurghada and Port Ghalib (in Marsa Alam). They aspire to offer the most luxurious liveaboard trips in the Red Sea. Blue O Two Egypt itineraries are usually seven days long, with an average of four dives a day. There are five full days of diving and additional dives on the half-days. The 18 itineraries go to all the best Egyptian dive sites. The Brothers Islands are featured in many, as well as Daedelus, Elphinstone, Rocky Island, Zabargad, the Straits of Tiran, the deep south, St. John’s, and Fury Shoal. Red Sea diving is a classic liveaboard experience; you’ll enjoy topographies from caves to coral, lots of sharks, plenty of macro-critters, and superb visibility. If you want to do purely technical diving on wrecks, consider Blue O Two’s tech voyages. If you want to see as many sharks as possible, choose one of the fleet’s offerings for maximized shark encounters. There is even an itinerary called HAYAH which is dedicated to cleaning up debris, so you can make a real difference for the ocean while visiting world-class dive sites. Evening lectures on sharks, conservation, and photography provide added value to your trip.
The Blue O Two Maldives liveaboard fleet offers two unique vessel options for your dive adventure. One is the intimate Sea Spirit, which accommodates only 12 divers. Sea Spirit has a specially designed, flat, wooden hull that lets it nose into secluded, shallow bays. The other is the particularly luxurious M/Y Blue Voyager, with its seven decks, ocean-view cabins, jacuzzi, and al fresco dining area. Dive dhonis accompany both these vessels and provide unlimited nitrox refills so you won’t miss any chance for action-packed bottom time. The 25 Blue O Two Maldives itineraries encompass every region of the archipelago, from the remote far south to the quiet north, as well as options for voyages focused on sharks, mantas, or pelagics.
History of the Master Liveaboards Fleet
The story of the Master fleet begins with a long-standing partnership between the liveaboard company Worldwide Dive and Snorkel, and the UK-based travel agency Blue O Two. WWDAS had already created the Siren Fleet in Southeast Asia and proved itself a step above the rest in building custom liveaboards. Combining WWDAS’s boat-building prowess with Blue O Two’s integrated travel offerings, the first Master yacht was created for the Galapagos in 2015. Six more liveaboards followed within the next four years.
Diving with the Master Liveaboards fleet
A Master liveaboard ensures that you get the most out of your dive vacation. The (up to) four dives per day are enhanced by dive staff who can help you find special critters and breathtaking scenes. For comfort and convenience, the kitting-up space is very roomy, featuring personal storage areas for every passenger on a wide dive deck. Underwater photography is specifically catered to by the Master fleet; personal camera storage space is available both outdoors and indoors, and outfitted with charging stations. Master fleet staff are specially trained to handle delicate gear, so you’ll never have to worry about a water-logged camera case or a scratched lens.
The Master liveaboard itineraries range from classic tours of the world’s best dive sites to skills- and interest-based voyages. If you’re keen on improving your underwater snapshots, consider a photography workshop. If you want to give back to the ocean, consider a conservation voyage; led by top marine scientists, these itineraries combine diving with meaningful data collection for shark and manta research. For divers who seek to combine tech and liveaboard diving, there are dedicated tech trips to wrecks in the Red Sea and Truk Lagoon. Even recreational divers can spend their whole trip wreck diving on the Master fleet’s Solomon Islands non-tech wreck tour.
Life on a Master liveaboard
Every Master liveaboard sports gorgeous interior decoration, with its own unique color theme and ambience. From plushy couches, to elegant cocktail seating, to streamlined sun loungers, the Master fleet creates the atmosphere of a high-class floating hotel. Fresh towels are provided after every dive, beds are often dressed with full duvets, and bathrooms (most of which are ensuite) are fully equipped. The cabins also enjoy individual air conditioning. High-speed satellite internet can be booked. Food on the Master liveaboard fleet is buffet-style, with western and regional offerings. Beverages include herbal teas, fruit juice, coffee, and a full bar- plus an espresso machine. With advance notice, dietary restrictions can be catered to.
Vessels and destinations of the Master Liveaboards fleet
The Galapagos Master Liveaboard, the first vessel of the fleet, is a steel-hulled, eco-friendly ship with enough camera amenities to support a whole film and video charter! You’ll be sure not to miss any photo opportunities in this unparalleled destination. The Galapagos dive sites may host the most marine life of any dive location worldwide: plentiful hammerhead sharks, silky sharks, whale sharks, turtles, seals, and even endemic penguins and marine iguanas.
The airy and luminous French Polynesia Master Liveaboard, whose interior is outfitted in blues and whites with red wood detailing, is the classiest way to explore this island-rich country. Cruising through the Tuamotus, or zooming through the channels of Rangiroa atoll, you’ll be treated to huge numbers of pelagics and blossoming coral reefs which teem with macro-critters. Shark-lovers will find plenty to satisfy them in French Polynesia, which is also a great place to see mantas and dolphins.
The Solomon Master Liveaboard is the perfect Master fleet vessel for divers who want to get off the beaten path. The archipelago’s 992 islands (only 147 of which are inhabited) offer reefs without crowds- of people, that is. In terms of fish, the dive sites are crowded indeed, from the very large (pilot whales, for example) to the very small (a huge array of seahorses, nudibranchs, and ghost pipefish). Papua New Guinea, the other destination of the Solomon Master Liveaboard, is equally thrilling. As part of the Coral Triangle biodiversity hotspot, PNG offers pretty much everything, with new species being discovered every year.
The Truk Master Liveaboard is fully dedicated to exploring Truk (Chuuk) lagoon in the Federated States of Micronesia. Truk is the pinnacle of tropical wreck diving; no fewer than 60 wrecks lie submerged within its coral reef border. Many of the sunken vessels hail from the 1944 surprise attack of Allied forces on the Japanese warships stationed with the lagoon. Both technical and recreational divers can enjoy the wrecks, reefs, and pelagics of Truk Lagoon from the comfort of the Truk Master Liveaboard’s three decks, outfitted in a two-tone, classy palette of dark brown and white.
The Bahama's Master Liveaboard sports a breezy seaman’s color theme of blue, white, and light-colored wood. Its al fresco dining area and decks are perfect for enjoying the sparkling blue of the Bahamas waters, which teem with sharks- tigers, hammerheads, lemons, silkies, nurse, and more. As the third-largest barrier reef area worldwide, the Bahamas offers plenty of rich topographies to explore, like blue holes, caves, walls, and caverns.