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French Polynesia Master

 A word from Dom :  "The diving in French Polynesia is some of the most heart-throbbing I've ever done and while I personally love the cruising offered by the catamarans who ply these waters, that style isn't right for all divers.  The Master brings to Polynesia a vessel that many divers prefer due to her size & stability.   A quick caveat.  The Master doesn't pretend to be luxury.  She has everything a serious diver needs ... but she's not a Palace Hotel.  If what you want is spectacular diving from a large, comfy liveaboard, she's a good choice.  Don't hesitate to contact me about the pros & cons of the vessels in this destination !"  Dominick Macan

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  • 1 upper deck DOUBLE stateroom
    double bed & picture window
    5 upper deck DOUBLE/TWIN staterooms
    double bed or 2 twin beds & picture window
    2 main deck DOUBLE/TWIN staterooms
    double bed or 2 twin beds & picture window
    5 lower deck DOUBLE/TWIN staterooms
     double bed or 2 twin beds & port windows

    All staterooms have a private bathroom, air conditioning, an entertainment system & a safe.


  • up to 3 dives per day all from the dive tender

    12 liter alu tanks
    (DIN & INT valves) ...15 liter alu tanks (at extra cost)
    scuba gear rental (by advance request)
    nitrox
    water temperature: 60 - 82F, 24 - 28C

    3mm wetsuit recommended


  • accommodation & diving
    meals, snacks & non-alcoholic beverages
    compressed air, tanks, weights & weight belts
    scheduled shore excursions
    airport transfers


  • international & domestic airfare

    alcoholic beverages
    scuba rental gear (by advance request)
    15 liter tanks
    nitrox

    National Park fee & fuel surcharge (on certain trips)
    satellite internet charges


ON BOARD FRENCH POLYNESIA MASTER


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    double stateroom
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    twin stateroom
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    single stateroom
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    bathroom
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    camera room
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    dive tender
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    bridge


SHE'S NEW, SHE'S LARGE, SHE'S STABLE... 


With 4 decks, the French Polynesia Master provides ample space for relaxation, dive equipment and camera preparation. Relaxation areas are split between the middle and upper decks.  There is a sun deck on the upper level with a jacuzzi where you can literally soak up the sun and the stunning views of the French Polynesian islands.  There is an extra shaded outdoor lounging area to the rear of the upper deck with more comfortable seating ... located to the aft of the 6 upperdeck cabins. 

The main deck is comprised of a spacious indoor lounge area with camera set up station, guest storage drawers and furnished with pillowed bench seating and a plasma screen.   Adjoining this area is the indoor dining room .... and 2 cabins are found at the forward section of this deck.  Aft deck, you'll find the dive deck.   The remaining 5 cabins are located on the lower deck, each with en-suite & individual air conditioning units.

Satellite internet is available on board at extra cost.


STRICT REGULATIONS


Diving regulations within French Polynesia differ slightly from many areas of the world. Please note that Open Water and Advanced Open Water divers (or equivalent) are limited to 30m maximum, regardless of whether you carry the Deep Diver Speciality. Rescue Divers and above are permitted beyond 30m to a maximum of 40m.  There are regular checks by the authorities that these limits are being maintained so expect the guides will be very strict with them.


DECK PLAN ... ITINERARY MAP ... TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS


View the deck & cabin layout here, the yacht specifications, the equipment & safety features and itinerary maps for French Polynesia Master liveaboard .... open

 

DECK PLAN

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ITINERARY MAP

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SPECIFICATIONS

Built: 2016
Length: 42.6 metres
Breadth: 10 metres
Draft: 2.4 metres
Construction: Steel
Engines: 2x Cummins
Cruising Speed: 11 knots
Generators: 4 x Cummins 83Kw

 CREW

Captain: 1
Engineer: 2
Chefs: 2
Tender Drivers: 3
Mates: 3
Housekeeper: 1
Host: 2
Dive Team: 5
Cruise Director: 1

MACHINERY

Twin diesel engines
2 or more generators, 110-208 ac voltage
2 SCUBA air compressors with cascade storage
Nitrox membrane system with cascade storage
Watermaker with ample storage
Support dinghies with outboard motors 

NAVIGATION

Radar
Magnetic Compass
Depth sounders
Global Positioning Systems (GPS)

COMMUNICATIONS

Multiple VHF radios
Long Range Single Side Band Radio
Satellite Phone (where necessary)
Satellite Email (where necessary)

DIVING FACILITIES

Aqualung scuba equipment rental : Additional charges apply
12l Aluminium Tank
15l Aluminium Tank: Additional charges apply
Weights
Valve Fittings: DIN and INT
Compressors: 3 x Coltri-Sub
M16
Nitrox Bank System: Additional charges apply
Surface Marker Buoys

SAFETY EQUIPMENT

First Aid: Fully Stocked Kit
Emergency Responders
Emergency Oxygen
Life jackets: 45
Life Rafts: 6 x 16 person
Life Rings: 14
Radios: 1 x VHF fixed
1 x SSB
10 x Handheld
EPIRB
Smoke Detectors
Co2 firefighting system + 30 extinguishers


ITINERARIES


The French Polynesia Master diving itineraries take you through the Tuamotu Island chain, from Rangiroa to Fakarava, with a choice of 7 or 10 night safaris between these two hot spots, as well as a Fakarava-Fakarava 7-night loop which maximises the time spent in this UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

Guests may also take the opportunity to visit the islands and walk on the pristine Polynesian beaches


TRAVEL & CRUISE LOGISTICS


Take your international flight into and out of Fa’a’ International Airport in Papeete, Tahiti.  French Polynesia Master embarks and disembarks at Rotoava Dock in Fakarava, Quai D’Ohotu in Rangiroa, or at Port Autonome, the waterfront in Papeete, depending on your chosen cruise.   We recommend that you arrive in French Polynesia one day before cruise departure so you are well rested before the start of the cruise. There are 6-7 flights per week from Tahiti to Fakarava and Rangiroa (depending on the season), which take approximately 1 hour.

Embarkation time in Fakarava is 15.00h, in Rangiroa 14.30h and 12.00pm noon in Papeete.  Disembarkation at the end of the cruise will be at 9am in Fakarava and Rangiroa, and at 12pm noon when disembarking in Papeete.   If you are not remaining in French Polynesia for additional nights after your cruise, please allow plenty of time for the transfer to the airport and check-in.

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