Bahamas Master

  • Nitrox
  • Camera Station
  • Charging Station

The Bahamas Master will start operating Bahamas trips in early 2018. She currently serves under the name ‘Yemaya’ operating trips to Malpelo Island until the end of 2017
The Bahamas Master has 8 well-designed cabins and can comfortably welcome 16 divers aboard. Guests can choose between three cabin types; with two Master cabins on the forward upper deck, with double beds plus private en-suite bathroom, two premier twin cabins with en-suite and four standard cabins sharing two bathrooms with heated showers. All cabins have panoramic windows, so there is plenty of day light and ocean view for all.
Communal relaxation areas are both on the upper and main deck. On the main deck towards the bow of the boat, you will find the indoor lounge with comfortable seats & sofas and a TV/DVD. Upstairs, you will find the spacious covered outdoor bar and dining area, as well as a sundeck for relaxation after the dives.
Dive equipment is set up and stored at the rear of the main deck. All guests are allocated an individual set up location, with under bench storage for masks, fins and other personal items. A central camera set up table can be used to store prepared equipment ahead of the dive, with dedicated rinse tanks provided.

Accommodation

  • 1 Master Cabin

    Two Master Cabins on the forward upper deck, containing double beds as well as private en-suite bathrooms. All cabins have panoramic windows, so there is plenty of day light and ocean view for all.

  • 2 Premier Twin Cabin

    Two premier twin cabins with en-suite bathrooms. All cabins have panoramic windows, so there is plenty of day light and ocean view for all.

  • 3 Standard Cabin

    Four standard cabins sharing two bathrooms with heated showers. All cabins have panoramic windows, so there is plenty of day light and ocean view for all.

Dining

The cusine is varied with Asian and Western dishes served buffet style throughout the day.
Self service drinks & snacks (coffee, tea, soft drinks, fruit juice, water, snacks and biscuits) are provided free of charge. Wine, beer and spirits are available for purchase.
Vegetarian and Special dietary menu available on request.

Diving

Dive equipment is set up and stored at the rear of the main deck. All guests are allocated an individual set up location, with under bench storage for masks, fins and other personal items. A central camera set up table can be used to store prepared equipment ahead of the dive, with dedicated rinse tanks provided.
Bahamas Master offers up to 4 dives per day, 3 day dives and either a sunset or a night dive.

  • Nitrox 7 Nights Trip 100$
  • Nitrox 10 Nights Trip 150$

Dive Courses

Bahamas Master do not currently offer any dive training courses.

Equipment Rental For 7 Night Cruise

  • Full set 175$
  • Dive Computer 60$
  • Nautilus Lifeline

Equipment Rental For 10 Night Cruise

  • Full set 225$
  • Dive Computer 80$
  • Nautilus Lifeline

Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Air Conditioned Saloon
  • Sun Deck
  • Shaded Deck Area
  • Dive Deck
  • Camera Rinse Tank
  • Camera Station
  • Charging Station
  • Library

Services

  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Laundry Service
  • Audio & Video Entertainment
  • Land Tours

Activities

The Bahamas Polynesia Master is offering year round diving cruises.

Boat Features & Safety Equipment

Length 35 meters
Beam 7.3 meters
Draft 3 meters
Cruising Speed 10 knots
Engines 2 x Detroit 16V71 1300hp
Generators 3 Units
Maximum guests 16
Number of cabins 8
Crew 16
Satellite Phone Yes
Safety Equipment life rafts, life jackets, lifebuoys, fire alarm, fire extinguisher, search lights, oxygen, EPIRB
Communication VHF radio, Long Range Single Side Band Radio
Navigation Radar, Magnetic Compass, Depth sounder, GPS
Tenders 3

Cruise Price Includes

Accommodation, based on 2 sharing
All meals and snacks
Drinking water, soft drinks and juices
Up to 4 guided dives per day
12l Aluminium cylinder, weights
Air fills
Deck Towels
Land excursions

Cruise Price Excludes

International and domestic flights
Alcoholc beverages (beer, wine and spirits)
Travel and dive insurance (compulsory)
Scuba equipment rental
15l Tank
Nitrox fills - up to 32%
Nautilus Lifeline Rental
Applicable port, Park and Tax Fee

  • Bahamas Diving Itinerary

    On a typical day we offer up to 4 day dives, however the 4th day 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, whilst during our 10-night itineraries, up to 30 dives will be possible.
    The diving day aboard the Bahamas Master is scheduled as follows:- Light Breakfast followed by a briefing and Dive 1. Full Breakfast, relaxation period, briefing and Dive 2. Lunch, relaxation period, briefing and Dive 3. Snack relaxation period, briefing and Dive 4, where possible. Dinner. On some itineraries, such as Tiger Beach itineraries, there is an open platform policy where guests can jump in the water and watch the action as the mood takes them. Guests may also take the opportunity to visit the islands and walk upon the pristine beaches.
    Dive sites vary between specific shark diving spots on sandy bottoms and ‘regular’ reef diving. Currents are not the norm in the Bahamas but it is recommended divers have experience beyond beginner level to ensure maximum enjoyment, especially with the nature of the wildlife in the area.
    The climate of the Bahamas is a tropical savannah climate, with temperatures averaging between 25 and 32C (77-90F) all year round, with a light cooling down in the evening. Water temperatures range from 22°C in January and 28°C (72-84°F) in August. Most guests are comfortable diving in a 3mm or 5mm full wetsuit.
  • Dolphin and Tiger Shark Combo (7 nights)

    DURATION: 7 nights
    PORTS: Freeport to Freeport
    QUALIFICATION NEEDED: PADI Open Water or equivalent - no minimum number of logged dives required although we recommend experience beyond beginner level to ensure maximum safety and enjoyment.
    The Bahamas are known to have the clearest waters on earth with an abundance of sharks. It is the third largest barrier reef area in the world with flourishing and diverse marine life as well as excellent dive site diversity: reefs, walls, drop-offs, drift dives, wrecks, caves and blue holes. Besides sharks, keep an eye out for several species of dolphins and whales as well as the endangered Nassau grouper, considered the national fish of the Bahamas, that can reach over a meter in length!
    Dolphin and Tiger Shark Combo covers the best of the West End of Grand Bahama Island plus White Sands Ridge, famous for pods of dolphins. Expect to see lots of sharks including hammerheads, nurse sharks, lemon sharks, tiger sharks, and even bull sharks, not to mention the dolphins!
    This 7 night liveaboard adventure allows between 18-20 dives including several night dives (depending on conditions). In some areas the diving is comparatively shallow and there will be an 'open platform' policy to allow diving as and when you like between 8am and 10pm.
    The diving day aboard M/V Bahamas Master has a typical schedule as follows:-
    - Light Breakfast followed by a briefing and dive 1
    - Full Breakfast, relaxation period, briefing and dive 2
    - Lunch, relaxation period, briefing and dive 3
    - Snack relaxation period, briefing and dive 4, where possible
    - Dinner

    Diving Highlights:
    **PLEASE NOTE** All dive sites are subject to weather conditions and those visited are at the absolute discretion of the captain and dive guides.
    Tiger Beach
    One of the best locations for tiger and lemon shark encounters located off the West End of Grand Bahama Islands. With a white sand bottom and shallow depth (6-7 meters) this is a favourite site for photographers and videographers as well. Sightings of great hammerheads and nurse sharks are common, with an occasional bull shark making an appearance.
    Fish Tales
    Close to Tiger Beach with similar shark sightings but a little deeper depths. There is an opportunity to see lemon sharks, Caribbean reef sharks and tiger sharks.
    Lighthouse
    Just beyond West End, this is another great location to see great hammerheads, tiger sharks, nurse sharks, lemon sharks, and even bull sharks have been spotted.
    Sugar Wreck
    This 110-meter long, four-masted steel sailing vessel sank about 100 years ago while carrying molasses. As a shallow wreck in just 7 meters of water, there will be plenty of bottom time for exploration. The wreck is now residence to green moral eels, turtles, octopus, nurse sharks and large schools of snappers.
    White Sands Ridge, Bahamas Banks
    This area is renowned for pods of wild Atlantic spotted and bottlenose dolphins, with the opportunity to swim, snorkel or freedive with these amazing creatures. Diving with the dolphins is possible if they decide to linger, sure to be an experience you won't forget!

  • Hammerhead and Tiger Shark Experience (10 nights)

    DURATION: 10 nights
    PORTS: Freeport to Freeport
    QUALIFICATION NEEDED: PADI Open Water or equivalent - no minimum number of logged dives required although we recommend experience beyond beginner level to ensure maximum safety and enjoyment.
    The Bahamas are known to have the clearest waters on earth with an abundance of sharks. It is the third largest barrier reef area in the world with flourishing and diverse marine life as well as excellent dive site diversity: reefs, walls, drop-offs, drift dives, wrecks, caves and blue holes. Besides sharks, keep an eye out for several species of dolphins and whales as well as the endangered Nassau grouper, considered the national fish of the Bahamas, that can reach over a meter in length!
    Hammerhead and Tiger Shark Experience covers the best of the West End of Grand Bahama Island plus the renowned Bimini Islands. Expect to see lots of sharks including hammerheads, nurse sharks, lemon sharks, tiger sharks, and even bull sharks, as well as dolphins, rays, grouper, turtles and octopus.
    This 10 night liveaboard adventure allows up to 30 dives including several night dives (depending on conditions). In some areas the diving is comparatively shallow and there will be an 'open platform' policy to allow diving as and when you like between 8am and 10pm. This does not apply to Bimini Islands.
    The diving day aboard M/V Bahamas Master has a typical schedule as follows:-
    - Light Breakfast followed by a briefing and dive 1
    - Full Breakfast, relaxation period, briefing and dive 2
    - Lunch, relaxation period, briefing and dive 3
    - Snack relaxation period, briefing and dive 4, where possible
    - Dinner

    Diving Highlights
    **PLEASE NOTE** All dive sites are subject to weather conditions and those visited are at the absolute discretion of the captain and dive guides.
    Tiger Beach
    One of the best locations for tiger and lemon shark encounters located off the West End of Grand Bahama Islands. With a white sand bottom and shallow depth (6-7 meters) this is a favourite site for photographers and videographers as well. Sightings of great hammerheads and nurse sharks are common, with an occasional bull shark making an appearance.
    Fish Tales
    Close to Tiger Beach with similar shark sightings but a little deeper depths. There is an opportunity to see lemon sharks, Caribbean reef sharks and tiger sharks.
    Lighthouse
    Just beyond West End, this is another great location to see great hammerheads, tiger sharks, nurse sharks, lemon sharks, and even bull sharks have been spotted.
    Sugar Wreck
    This 110-meter long, four-masted steel sailing vessel sank about 100 years ago while carrying molasses. As a shallow wreck in just 7 meters of water, there will be plenty of bottom time for exploration. The wreck is now residence to green moral eels, turtles, octopus, nurse sharks and large schools of snappers.
    Bimini Islands
    As the westernmost island group of the Bahamas, the Bimini Islands are renowned for the marine life brought by the warm Gulf Stream current. Found to the southwest of Grand Bahama Island and on the edge of an underwater cliff that drops hundreds of meters into the abyss, Bimini provides a variety of dive sites including walls, reefs, wrecks and caverns. Bimini Road (or Bimini Wall) plunges over 1300 meters into the deep and has been claimed to be part of the lost city of Atlantis. In the shallow waters between South Bimini and North Cat Cay can be found several wrecks including Spanish galleons, a WWI freighter, and the Sapona which ran aground in 1926 during a hurricane and remains partly above the surface. The Bimini Islands are famous for great hammerheads and bull shark sightings, best seen between January and March. There is also a chance to see humpback whales, sperm whales and whale sharks in the spring, with dolphins, eagle rays and various turtles seen year round.

  • Hammerhead and Tiger Shark Experience (7 nights)

    DURATION: 7 nights
    PORTS: Freeport to Freeport
    QUALIFICATION NEEDED: PADI Open Water or equivalent - no minimum number of logged dives required although we recommend experience beyond beginner level to ensure maximum safety and enjoyment.
    The Bahamas are known to have the clearest waters on earth with an abundance of sharks. It is the third largest barrier reef area in the world with flourishing and diverse marine life as well as excellent dive site diversity: reefs, walls, drop-offs, drift dives, wrecks, caves and blue holes. Besides sharks, keep an eye out for several species of dolphins and whales as well as the endangered Nassau grouper, considered the national fish of the Bahamas, that can reach over a meter in length!
    Hammerhead and Tiger Shark Experience covers the best of the West End of Grand Bahama Island plus the renowned Bimini Islands. Expect to see lots of sharks including hammerheads, nurse sharks, lemon sharks, tiger sharks, and even bull sharks, as well as dolphins, rays, grouper, turtles and octopus.
    This 7 night liveaboard adventure allows between 18-20 dives including several night dives (depending on conditions). In some areas the diving is comparatively shallow and there will be an 'open platform' policy to allow diving as and when you like between 8am and 10pm. This does not apply to Bimini Islands.
    The diving day aboard M/V Bahamas Master has a typical schedule as follows:-
    - Light Breakfast followed by a briefing and dive 1
    - Full Breakfast, relaxation period, briefing and dive 2
    - Lunch, relaxation period, briefing and dive 3
    - Snack relaxation period, briefing and dive 4, where possible
    - Dinner

    Diving Highlights:

    **PLEASE NOTE** All dive sites are subject to weather conditions and those visited are at the absolute discretion of the captain and dive guides.
    Tiger Beach
    One of the best locations for tiger and lemon shark encounters located off the West End of Grand Bahama Islands. With a white sand bottom and shallow depth (6-7 meters) this is a favourite site for photographers and videographers as well. Sightings of great hammerheads and nurse sharks are common, with an occasional bull shark making an appearance.
    Fish Tales
    Close to Tiger Beach with similar shark sightings but a little deeper depths. There is also an opportunity to see lemon sharks, Caribbean reef sharks and tiger sharks.
    Lighthouse
    Just beyond West End, this is another great location to see great hammerheads, tiger sharks, nurse sharks, lemon sharks, and even bull sharks have been spotted.
    Sugar Wreck
    This 110-meter long, four-masted steel sailing vessel sank about 100 years ago while carrying molasses. As a shallow wreck in just 7 meters of water, there will be plenty of bottom time for exploration. The wreck is now residence to green moral eels, turtles, octopus, nurse sharks and large schools of snappers.
    Bimini Islands
    As the westernmost island group of the Bahamas, the Bimini Islands are renowned for the marine life brought by the warm Gulf Stream current. Found to the southwest of Grand Bahama Island and on the edge of an underwater cliff that drops hundreds of meters into the abyss, Bimini provides a variety of dive sites including walls, reefs, wrecks and caverns. Bimini Road (or Bimini Wall) plunges over 1300 meters into the deep and has been claimed to be part of the lost city of Atlantis. In the shallow waters between South Bimini and North Cat Cay can be found several wrecks including Spanish galleons, a WWI freighter, and the Sapona which ran aground in 1926 during a hurricane and remains partly above the surface. The Bimini Islands are famous for great hammerheads and bull shark sightings, best seen between January and March. There is also a chance to see humpback whales, sperm whales and whale sharks in the spring, with dolphins, eagle rays and various turtles seen year round.

  • The Ultimate Bahamas Experience (14 nights)

    DURATION: 14 nights
    PORTS: Freeport to Freeport
    QUALIFICATION NEEDED: PADI Open Water or equivalent - no minimum number of logged dives required although we recommend experience beyond beginner level to ensure maximum safety and enjoyment.
    The Bahamas are known to have the clearest waters on earth with an abundance of sharks. It is the third largest barrier reef area in the world with flourishing and diverse marine life as well as excellent dive site diversity: reefs, walls, drop-offs, drift dives, wrecks, caves and blue holes. Besides sharks, keep an eye out for several species of dolphins and whales as well as the endangered Nassau grouper, considered the national fish of the Bahamas, that can reach over a meter in length!
    The Ultimate Bahamas Experience covers the best of the West End of Grand Bahama Island as well as Cat Island and Pig Beach to the southeast. Expect to see lots of sharks including oceanic whitetip, hammerheads, nurse sharks, lemon sharks, tiger sharks, and even bull sharks, plus dolphins, grouper, lobster and swimming pigs!
    This 14 night liveaboard adventure allows up to 4 dives per day including several night dives (depending on conditions). In some areas the diving is comparatively shallow and there will be an 'open platform' policy to allow diving as and when you like between 8am and 10pm. This does not apply to Cat Island.
    The diving day aboard M/V Bahamas Master has a typical schedule as follows:-
    - Light Breakfast followed by a briefing and dive 1
    - Full Breakfast, relaxation period, briefing and dive 2
    - Lunch, relaxation period, briefing and dive 3
    - Snack relaxation period, briefing and dive 4, where possible
    - Dinner

    Diving Highlights
    **PLEASE NOTE** All dive sites are subject to weather conditions and those visited are at the absolute discretion of the captain and dive guides.
    Tiger Beach
    One of the best locations for tiger and lemon shark encounters located off the West End of Grand Bahama Islands. With a white sand bottom and shallow depth (6-7 meters) this is a favourite site for photographers and videographers as well. Sightings of great hammerheads and nurse sharks are common, with an occasional bull shark making an appearance.
    Fish Tales
    Close to Tiger Beach with similar shark sightings but a little deeper depths. There is an opportunity to see lemon sharks, Caribbean reef sharks and tiger sharks.
    Lighthouse
    Just beyond West End, this is another great location to see great hammerheads, tiger sharks, nurse sharks, lemon sharks, and even bull sharks have been spotted.
    Sugar Wreck
    This 110-meter long, four-masted steel sailing vessel sank about 100 years ago while carrying molasses. As a shallow wreck in just 7 meters of water, there will be plenty of bottom time for exploration. The wreck is now residence to green moral eels, turtles, octopus, nurse sharks and large schools of snappers.
    Cat Island
    Sailing southeast from Grand Bahama you will reach Cat Island, one of the best locations for oceanic whitetip sharks. Several deep drop-offs mean many dives will be in the blue of the open ocean; luckily the inquisitive oceanic whitetips prefer to stay near the surface creating the opportunity to get up close and personal with these beautiful sharks. There will also be time to explore dive sites to the south including a Spanish wreck that sunk in 1898 and possibly drop-offs, blue holes, caves and caverns.
    Pig Beach, Big Major Cay
    West of Cat Island is this famous location of the swimming pigs. You will have the memorable experience of swimming and snorkelling with these friendly pigs that live on an uninhabited island, basking in the sun on the white sandy beaches and enjoying a swim to greet visitors who often bring them treats.

  • Tiger Beach Experience (7 nights)

    DURATION: 7 nights
    PORTS: Freeport to Freeport
    QUALIFICATION NEEDED: PADI Open Water or equivalent - no minimum number of logged dives required although we recommend experience beyond beginner level to ensure maximum safety and enjoyment.
    The Bahamas are known to have the clearest waters on earth with an abundance of sharks. It is the third largest barrier reef area in the world with flourishing and diverse marine life as well as excellent dive site diversity: reefs, walls, drop-offs, drift dives, wrecks, caves and blue holes. Besides sharks, keep an eye out for several species of dolphins and whales as well as the endangered Nassau grouper, considered the national fish of the Bahamas, that can reach over a meter in length!
    The Tiger Beach itinerary covers the best of the West End of Grand Bahama Island. Expect to see lots of sharks including hammerheads, nurse sharks, lemon sharks, tiger sharks, and even bull sharks.
    This 7 night liveaboard adventure allows between 18-20 dives including several night dives (depending on conditions). In some areas the diving is comparatively shallow and there will be an 'open platform' policy to allow diving as and when you like between 8am and 10pm.
    The diving day aboard M/V Bahamas Master has a typical schedule as follows:-
    - Light Breakfast followed by a briefing and dive 1
    - Full Breakfast, relaxation period, briefing and dive 2
    - Lunch, relaxation period, briefing and dive 3
    - Snack relaxation period, briefing and dive 4, where possible
    - Dinner

    Diving Highlights
    **PLEASE NOTE** All dive sites are subject to weather conditions and those visited are at the absolute discretion of the captain and dive guides.
    Tiger Beach
    One of the best locations for tiger and lemon shark encounters located off the West End of Grand Bahama Islands. With a white sand bottom and shallow depth (6-7 meters) this is a favourite site for photographers and videographers as well. Sightings of great hammerheads and nurse sharks are common, with an occasional bull shark making an appearance.
    Fish Tales
    Close to Tiger Beach with similar shark sightings but a little deeper depths. There is an opportunity to see lemon sharks, Caribbean reef sharks and tiger sharks.
    Lighthouse
    Just beyond West End, this is another great location to see great hammerheads, tiger sharks, nurse sharks, lemon sharks, and even bull sharks have been spotted.
    Sugar Wreck
    This 110-meter long, four-masted steel sailing vessel sank about 100 years ago while carrying molasses. As a shallow wreck in just 7 meters of water, there will be plenty of bottom time for exploration. The wreck is now residence to green moral eels, turtles, octopus, nurse sharks and large schools of snappers.