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Dive Review of Master Liveaboards/French Polynesia Master in
French Polynesia/Tuamotus

Master Liveaboards/French Polynesia Master : "Excellent, safe boat, great diving", Aug, 2019,

by Steven E Holmstrom, CA, US ( 2 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 11101 has 2 Helpful votes.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments The French Polynesia Master is absolutely, by far, the best dive boat we have ever been on. Unlike most dive boats I've been on, the boat was built and operated to SOLAS standards. All the latest in electronics, safety equipment, bottom line It is SAFE! And the crew was well trained and accommodating - 29 crew for 25 passengers! Diving was in the numerous passes through the atolls. Lots of sharks, including a tiger shark, white tips, black tips, and grey sharks, manta rays, eagle rays, and even 4 dolphins that came by to swim with the divers and be petted. Getting there is the only problem, but Air Tahiti is a good airline. If a photographer be sure to purchase the premium ticket that allows 2 50# bags. Overall, an amazing trip.
Websites Master Liveaboards   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Monterey, Southern California, Pacific Northwest, Hawaii, Belize, Turks & Caicos, Bonaire, BVI, Cozumel, Dos Ojos, Cocos Island, Galapagos Islands, Solomon Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Tonga, PNG, Raja Ampat, Komodo Island, Philippines, Wakatobi, Australia, Florida Keys, Ginny Springs.
Closest Airport Papeete Getting There Must fly into Rangiroa or Fakarava

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas currents
Water Temp 80-81°F / 27-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50-100 Ft/ 15-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions French Polynesian Law requires Advanced Diver to allow diving to 90ft. No one allowed deeper and 3 dives/day (by FPL).
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 1 stars Large Fish 5 stars
Large Pelagics 5 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Large camera tables with charging stations on dive deck.
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