French Polynesia Master, Polynesia

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The newly built for 2016 French Polynesia Master offers superb diving year-round to the incredible dive sites of French Polynesia. With pristine white beaches and clear, warm water, French Polynesia is a divers paradise. Largely untouched, diving in French Polynesia means seeing hundreds of sharks including grey reefs, hammerheads, tigers, black tips and silky sharks, usually joined by manta rays and dolphins. Stunning colourful reefs, wrecks and channels are part of the normal dive day around this cluster of tiny islands located in the heard of the Pacific Ocean. The dive deck is located at the rear of the of the upper deck and has a dedicated outdoor seating area and on deck shower hoses. All guests will be allocated an individual set-up station which includes under bench storage for personal gear such as masks & fins. There is also a camera table and separate rinse bucket for dedicated photographers.

For relaxation and comfort the French Polynesia Master offers guests plenty of space on board. This includes an indoor lounge with entertainment system, outdoor shaded lounge area located on the upper deck and also a spacious sun deck with hot tub, offering stunning French Polynesia views. There are 13 cabins spread over 3 decks to cater to 25 people on board. Guests can choose between standard or premium cabins. Each cabin is equipped with en-suite bathrooms and individual AC units.

Let the experienced and professional crew of the French Polynesia Master help create a vacation to remember. Call us or book online today to start your adventure.


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Included: VAT, Accommodation, Tanks, Weights, Belts, Dive master services, All meals, Towels Provided

Excluded: Dive equipment rental, Nitrox, Alcoholic beverages (prices vary), Master Liveaboards merchandise (prices vary), Fuel Surcharge ($175 per person) for cruises from/to Papeete

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Boat features

  • Laundry Service
  • Leisure Deck
  • Shaded diving deck
  • Camera Station
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • TV in cabins
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Photography Station
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Separate rinse for u/w camera
  • Camera room with table and charging point
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Selection of wines
  • Fine Cuisine
  • Snacks All Day

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
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for diving

The crew speaks English.


Gear Rental

There is diving gear available to rent on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form.
You will need to pay for the rental gear on board of the boat. Show prices.


Drawings & Vessel Layouts

French Polynesia Master Deck Plan floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Year built 2016
  • Length 42.6 meters
  • Beam 10m
  • Cruising speed 11 knots
  • Engines 2x TBC
  • Max guests 25
  • Number of cabins 13
  • Number of bathrooms 13
  • Tenders 3

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • GPS
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • First Aid Kits
  • Satellite & mobile phones

French Polynesia Master Reviews

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • 9 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
    8.2
  2. Crew
    8.4
  3. Food
    9.8
  4. Diving
    9.3
  5. Value
    8.2
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Emily R
  • United States United States
Wonderful Tuamotos

Highlights were diving South Fakarava (shark wall) and the shark night dive. Being anchored in a pristine atoll and looking up at the Milky Way at night. Outstanding food. Dive deck is well organized. 25 divers seemed like a big group, but when spread between 2 zodiacs and 4 dive teams, it seemed like a much more intimate experience. Very well-run operation.

Recommended for
The Tuamotos in French Polynesia feel a million miles away from civilization. The pelagics here are fantastic---more sharks than I've seen anywhere, plenty of manta rays, a few eagle rays, massive schools of Big Eye, Jacks, Barracuda. Dive and boat crew were professional, friendly, experienced and had great judgement. Even though we had a few dives in very strong currents, I always felt that the divers were well looked after and that safety was paramount. Food on the boat is outstanding too.
  • 6.4 Review score
  • michele R
  • Italy Italy
Good as expected

Night dive

Recommended for
Safety organisation locations
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Michael R
  • Canada Canada
Wall of Sharks

This was our third trip to the Tuamotu Islands, but our first on a live-aboard there. The live-aboard gave us the opportunity to visit some different atolls as well as Fakarava and Rangiroa. We dived at 5 different atolls and all were terrific. The diving is amassing! If you are a shark fan who likes to dive with hundreds of them, then this is the place for you. Diving is best when there is a strong current flowing into an atoll's lagoon as the grey reef sharks congregate in the passage then, sometimes creating a thick "wall of sharks". White tips, black tips, tigers, and hammers were also seen on this trip. We saw mantas, eagle rays, big schools of barracuda, and much more. Also at Rangiroa there are often close dolphin encounters at Tiputa Pass. We have dived with them every trip there. The Tuamotu Islands is on my top ten list of great dive locations for large marine life, along with places such as the Galapagos and Socorro Islands, places that get more than one visit. We will return.

Recommended for
The big three: sharks, manta, dolphins and more!
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Heather N
  • United States United States
A beautiful trip with LOTs of sharks.

The staff was beyond accommodating and helpful. Everyone you would come into contact with always wanted to help and genuinely seemed to care about how your day was going! The food was really good including a nice variety daily. The diving though quite challenging at some of the passes was beyond expectations. Lots of sharks, a few mantas, and dolphins were really the highlights for me. I would love to go back again someday!!!

Recommended for
Remote Location, SHARKS, the staff
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Jay H
  • United States United States
A fabulous for an old man

I am 74 years old and I haven't dove much in recent years, so I was worried that I wouldn't have the muscle to dive these strong currents successfully. Moreover, I had to rent almost everything and was unfamiliar with the gear. WHAT A SURPRISE! I couldn't believe the massive amount of assistance I received from the dive guides! They helped me get geared-up and in the water. They helped during the dive. They helped me get out of the water and out of my gear. A special mention to Anouk and Dora for all the assistance. Even at 74 years old, I wasn't the oldest diver there! If diving with hundreds (or thousands) of sharks, day and night, in the most beautiful water in the world is on your bucket list, do it now. What a thrill!

Recommended for
The crew, the sharks, Fakarava's water clarity and pristine reefs
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Judy O
  • New Zealand New Zealand
Sharks, sharks & sharks!

Diving with dolphins ‘Walls’ of sharks Enthusiastic dive crew

Recommended for
Sharks, crew, Diving
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • thomas W
  • United States United States
Great trip, and loved the sharks and mantas!

The friendly mantas were awesome. The south pass of Fakarava dives were truly great! The crew and dive crew were great as well. Only complaints were with the boat layout. The camera area was inadequate. There were seven of us with cameras, and two of us had to do all of our camera gear work in our rooms because there was no space in the camera area. My other complaint with the layout was that the cabins were smaller than they should have been. I was fortunate enough to not have a roommate, but if I had a roommate, I don't know where I would have put my camera gear. There were underused areas on this big boat, and areas where the space was totally inadequate.

Recommended for
sharks. mantas, and the people.
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Annick V
  • Netherlands Netherlands
Super diving and very helpful dive masters.

Rangiroa: Pass Tiputa, Dolphins! Fakarava: Pass Tetamanu, wall of sharks, schools of barracuda's snappers etc. Toau Pass Otugi, wall of grey reef, whitetip and silvertip sharks, tunas, snappers, nudibranches.

Recommended for
small groups, experienced dive masters, comfortable boat
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Natsumi U
  • Japan Japan
Over all an excellent trip!

So many mantas and sharks, and groupers everywhere. From the very first dive, I felt like "Ok, seen enough. time to pack the ready to go home".. Only one live-a-board in the area and so much to see. Great visibility everywhere. Can be tough and dangerous dives without proper guides who can figure out right positions and timings. Our guides did wonderful jobs to dive very safely. We worry about the proper plugs and voltages, but they have new type of outlets which take all sorts of plugs around the world. And those outlets are all over the boat. They should have let us know earlier! And they had a great coffee maker too ;-) . I have a mixed feeling. I want them to have enough business, so good divers should know... but don't want the area to be too popular (like Indonesia, recently) and with too many divers.

Recommended for
1) Lots of sharks, mantas, and, even a brief view of a whale, 2) Dive guides, 3) a new boat.