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Dive Review of Master Liveaboards in
French Polynesia/Rangiroa to Fakarava

Master Liveaboards: "French Polynesia Master", Feb, 2017,

by Mario Mizrahi, Mexico, MX (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 8 reports with 17 Helpful votes). Report 9521 has 10 Helpful votes.

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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 5 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments I took a group of 20 divers from Mexico City plus an American couple and a Polish lady in the hope of repeating our fantastic 2003 Tahiti Aggressor experience. The ship is brand new (Dec 2016) and we were lucky to arrive right after a week of windy and stormy weather.
From day 1 the diving was incredible, encountering shools of sharks, barracudas, surgeonfish, unicornfish, snappers and all kinds of tropical fish in a beautiful and healthy coral reef environment. On some dives we encountered Dolphins, Manta Rays, Mobulas, Eagle Rays and 6 different shark species (Great Hammerhead, Grey Reef, Whitetip, Blacktip, Nurse Shark and Blackfin).
Most of the diving is done in Passes were tide changes mean high intensity currents (Pass Flying) that attract all kinds of predators and the action is wonderful.
The ship is very spacious and comfortable. The divemasters, led by Serge, very good and knowledgeable. We took great pictures and video.
There was massage service from 2 Philipino girls and that was a bonus.
Food was another matter with sparse breakfast. People were impatient waiting for eggs and other things and the galley was manned by just one helper who had to rush everything to be able to serve us food. Some items started to vanish (mushrooms, orange soda) and that was a little unnerving. Lunch and dinner were better but nothing out of the ordinary. We felt there was not enough food and snacks for our taste.
Other than that, this trip was a big success and I hope they can go on diving this region of the world because it has awesome diving.
Websites Master Liveaboards   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Cocos, Galapagos, Tahiti, Komodo, Cozumel, Socorro, Guadalupe, Sardine Run in South Africa, Sea of Cortes, Roatan, Bahamas, PNG, Raja Ampat, Wakatobi, etc.
Closest Airport Rangiroa Getting There LAX-Papeete-Rangiroa

Dive Conditions

Weather cloudy Seas currents
Water Temp 29-30°C / 84-86°F Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 20-30 M / 66-98 Ft

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Depth limits related to Nitrox
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 2 stars Large Fish 5 stars
Large Pelagics 5 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Very ample space for cameras and accesories. Personal drawers and lots of charging stations.
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