French Polynesia Master Liveaboard

French Polynesia Master Liveaboard

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Launched in 2016, the MV French Polynesia Master is the latest member of the Master Liveaboards fleet. 

Boat interior

The French Polynesia Master has 11 cabins and can accommodate 25 passengers. There are several rooms that can be converted, and you can book the entire cabin or share it with another diver. All cabins have their own air conditioning, private facilities, entertainment system, hair dryer, and a safe for personal belongings. The French Polynesia Master has a spacious and comfortable indoor lounge with a TV where divers can spend time after dives. There is also an outdoor dining area where meals are served. Use the comfortable sundeck to enjoy the view and get some sun. The ship has many lounge chairs and a jacuzzi.

Dive deck

The French Polynesia Master dive deck has lots of places to keep your diving gear, including under-bench boxes for masks, fins, and other personal belongings. There is a camera table for managing and preparing photo equipment and points for charging cameras. Divers can use showers for quick rinses after dives.


The French Polynesia Master has all the necessary items for safety, including first-aid kits, life jackets, and smoke detectors.

Suited for photographers

The French Polynesia Master is suited for photographers. There are a lot of underwater creatures in the waters of French Polynesia that attract photographers, including stingrays, blacktip sharks, and lemon sharks. The French Polynesia Master liveaboard has special facilities for working with cameras, including charging points.


The French Polynesia Master sails for 7 or 10 nights, and the itineraries include such great diving destinations as the Tuamotu Islands, from Rangiroa to Fakarava. Rangiroa is well known for the opportunity to see pelagics, eagle rays, and schools of sharks, tuna, and jacks. When diving in the Fakarava area, you have a chance to see hammerhead sharks, dolphins, and turtles.

When to go

You can dive in French Polynesia all year. The average air temperature throughout the year is 27°C/80°F. From December to June there is a risk of typhoons. From May to October, the temperature can be slightly colder. 

If you are already an advanced diver, the French Polynesia Master can be a good choice for you. These diving destinations are less famous, but still fascinating and full of different 

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Classic Cabin

Classic Cabin

Main Deck
Twin Beds
Max occupancy
2 Guests
Ensuite Bathroom
Ensuite Bathroom
Number of Cabins
2 Cabins
Well-appointed modern twin cabin. It can be adapted to double bed as required. There are en-suite with centrally heated hot water, air conditioning
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Premium Cabin

Premium Cabin

Lower, Upper Deck
Twin / Double (Convirtable)
Max occupancy
2 Guests
Ensuite Bathroom
Ensuite Bathroom
Number of Cabins
10 Cabins
Cabins 1-5 located on the lower deck, cabins 9-14 - located on the upper deck. Well-appointed modern twin cabin. It can be adapted to double bed as required. There are en-suite with centrally heated hot water, air conditioning, wall fan, personal safe, hairdryer, towels and bathrobe
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Single Cabin

Single Cabin

Upper Deck
Double Bed
Max occupancy
1 Guest
Ensuite Bathroom
Ensuite Bathroom
Number of Cabins
1 Cabin
Well-appointed modern cabin. There are en-suite with centrally heated hot water, aircondition, wall fan, personal safe, hairdryer, towels and bathrobe
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Boat specification

  • Fleet nameMaster Liveaboards
  • Year built2016
  • Length43
  • Width10
  • Capacity25
  • MaterialSteel
  • LanguagesEnglish
  • Handicapped FriendlyNo
  • Number of cabins14
  • Compressors3 x Coltri-Sub M16
  • Tenders3 x tenders
  • Power plugs onboard110/220 volt. US plug, adapters available free of charge
  • On-board payment methodsCash


Captain: 1
Engineers: 2
Helsman: 1
Chefs & galley staff: 3
Bartender/steward: 1
Tender drivers: 3
Houskeeper: 1
Dive team: 5

Onboard Facilities

  • Laundry Service
  • Massage
  • Onboard Kayaks
  • Audio & Video Entertainment
  • Air Conditioned Saloon
  • Sun Deck
  • Sun Loungers
  • Open Air Saloon
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Bar
  • Child Friendly
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • SPA
  • Land Excursions
  • Fishing

Cabin Facilities

  • TV in Cabins
  • Air Conditioning
  • En-Suite Cabins
  • Wall Fan
  • Lockable Storage
  • Towels
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries

Food & drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Dietary Restrictions
  • Buffet Style
  • Alcoholic Beverages and Spirits
  • A La Carte
  • Hot & Soft Drinks and Cold
  • Snacks All Day

Photography Facilities

  • Camera & Photography Station
  • Separate Rinsing Tanks for U/W Camera
  • Camera Table
  • Special Storage for U/W Camera
  • Charging Stations

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Diving and Safety

  • Radar
  • GPS Tracking
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Life Rafts
  • Life Jackets
  • Fire Fighting Equipment
  • Emergency Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Sounder
  • Satellite Phone
  • Bilge Pump Alarm
  • Searchlight
  • EPIRB (emergency position indicating radio beacon)
  • Emergency Flares
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Life Rings

Diving Facilities

  • Warm Water Showers
  • Rebreather Support
  • Compressors
  • Rinse Hosts
  • Tenders for Diving
  • Tech Diving
  • Dive Deck
  • DIN Adaptors
  • Personal Storage Space

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Friendly efficiencyVerified review

I enjoyed my stay, as the headline says, friendly efficiency well organized, also I enjoyed the fresh fruits
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Diving ok, boat needs renovation, organisation is poor Verified review

The Diving was good overall. However, the boat and the cabins could need some renovation. And the organisation of the Diving is poor. A lot of time is wasted with double briefings, the order of the dive groups is arbitrarily (one group last on 3/6 days), groups of one person vs groups of five persons),...
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