Featuring the French Polynesia Master
The French Polynesia Master provides the ultimate live aboard experience.
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 World Heritage sites. Here you can expect to find hundreds of sharks gathering in schools to be joined by manta rays and bottle-nosed dolphins.
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 “Pass” dives and the route for each trip is highly dependent upon the incoming and out-going tides. You will dive the optimum tide for each site to bring you the ultimate in fish action. This is not recommended for beginning divers! The strong currents, require you have some experience beyond beginner level to ensure maximum enjoyment. Dive sites also include outer reefs, plateaus and coral gardens found with the lagoon, where currents are less intense and many smaller creatures can be found.
Water temperatures throughout the year 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.
Built in 2016. The French Polynesia Master is made of steel and will welcome 25 guests onboard. The 4 decks provide ample space for relaxation, dive equipment and camera preparation. Guests may choose between lower deck or upper deck cabins. Each en-suite cabin has individual air conditioning units. There is a spacious indoor lounge area as well as an extra (shaded) outdoor lounging area with two Jacuzzi's -- where you can literally soak up the stunning views of these islands.
The experienced crew will ensure you receive only the highest quality service on your scuba diving vacation.
7 nights in a Standard Cabin
All Inclusive with non-alcoholic drinks
Up to 4 dives per day
A 7-night itinerary provides between 18-20 dives.
Round trip air from Los Angeles, inter-island flights & transfers