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Inviting 16 guests aboard the Bahamas Master, join the journey and explore Tiger Beach, Hammerhead and Tiger Shark Experience, Dolphin and Tiger Shark Combo just to name a few exciting itineraries! Unlike most liveaboards, all cabins have panoramic windows!

New for 2018, the 35m Bahamas Master is set to explore the best dives sites in the Bahamas. World famous for shark diving, the Bahamas is the third largest barrier reef and made up of over 700 islands & cays, offering truly spectacular and diverse diving. As part of the itineraries the M/V Bahamas Master will visit Tiger Beach off the West End of Grand Bahama, famous for lemon shark sightings as well as possible encounters with hammerhead, nurse & bull sharks. Sugar Wreck is a popular stop, and home to residents such as green moray eels, snapper, turtles and octopus and Bimini Island offers close-up encounters with hammerheads and bull sharks.

Topside the MV Bahamas Master caters to just 16 divers in 8 cabins. Guests have a choice of 3 cabins types, including 2 Deluxe Cabins located on the forward upper deck which have a double bed and private bathroom, two Premier Cabins with twin beds and en-suite bathrooms and four Standard Cabins which share 2 bathrooms. For relaxation guests can choose the comfortable indoor lounge with entertainment area located on the main deck, or on the upper deck there is a spacious covered outdoor bar & dining area and sun deck. The dive deck includes individual storage and set-up locations, a camera set-up station and dedicated rinse tanks.

Premier cabin

Bahamas Master has Two premier twin cabins with en-suite bathrooms.

  • Twin beds
  • Ensuite
  • Air conditioning

Deluxe double cabin

Bahamas Master has Two Master cabins on the forward upper deck, with double beds plus private en-suite bathroom

  • Ensuite
  • Double bed
  • Air conditioning

Standard Cabin

Bahamas Master has four standard cabins, sharing two bathrooms with heated showers.

  • Twin bed
  • Air Conditioning
  • Shared Bathroom

Route Options

8 Days / 7 Nights (Approximately 18 dives in total)

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

Tiger Beach - Tiger Beach is located off the West End of Grand Bahama Island and the best known point for tiger and lemon shark encounters at a shallow (6-7m/19-23ft) white sand bottom. This is the ultimate site for photographers and videographers. Chances of spotting great hammerheads, nurse sharks, and bull sharks make an appearance occasionally.

Fish Tales - Another great location for shark spotting: lemon, Caribbean reef, nurse and tiger sharks. Very close to Tiger Beach but a little deeper with the same shark action.

Lighthouse - Just off of West End, Grand Bahama Island, this is a great shark spotting point. You may find great hammerheads, tiger, nurse and lemon sharks; even bull sharks have been reported to pass by sometimes.

Sugar Wreck - This shipwreck is a 110 metres (330ft) steel vessel that sunk about 100 years ago, carrying molasses. It features the resident green moray eel, enormous schools of snappers, loggerhead turtles, octopus, and

n urse sharks. As it sunk in shallow water; 7 metres (20ft), you willhave plenty of time and opportunity to fully explore it. N.B. Master Liveaboards' policy excludes hand-feeding sharks. Instead, we will make use of some baiting/chumming to lure sharks to the boat. This entails a basket of fish to be hung in the water from the boat, spreading an enticing smell for the sharks.

Note: Diving in the Bahamas is comparatively shallow so where appropriate we operate an ‘open pool diving’ policy, meaning you can make multiple dives per day between 8 am and 10 pm.

11 Days / 10 Nights (Approximately 30 dives in total)

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 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.

N.B. Master Liveaboards' policy excludes hand-feeding sharks. Instead, we will make use of some baiting/chumming to lure sharks to the boat. This entails a basket of fish to be hung in the water from the boat, spreading an enticing smell for the sharks.

Note: Diving in the Bahamas is comparatively shallow so where appropriate we operate an ‘open pool diving’ policy, meaning you can make multiple dives per day between 8 am and 10 pm.

Vessel Details

Year Built / Refurbished 2017
Length & Width 35m
Length & Width 7.3m
Speed 10 Knots
Engines 2x Detroit 16V71 1300hp
Guest Numbers 16
Number of Cabins 8
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Disalination & Water Capacitity 12000 gallons
Communication & Navigation Systems Radar Radio VHF/DSC/SSB Depth Sounder Satellite & mobile phones GPS
Safety Features Life Vests First Aid Kits Crew trained in first aid Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers Emergency flares
Dive Tenders & Zodiacs 3
Cylinders 15L Tank: USD$6 per day
Full Equipment From USD$175 per 7 night trip (not including computer)
Mask, Fins & Snorkel From USD$25 per 7 night trip
Wetsuits From USD$40 per 7 night trip
Regulator From USD$50 per 7 night trip
BCD From USD$50 per 7 night trip
Dive Computer From USD$60 per 7 night trip

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Fishtail

Bahamas Diving , Bahamas

Located just to the south of Shark Paradise. Due to its location we sometimes get a chance to see a sharks while diving the beautiful reef which is covered with Gorgonians, Yellow Sea Whips, Sea Plumes, Orange Spiny Sea Rods and Sea Fans. When you can add a mix of hard corals and a variety of lots of tropical fish you have the perfect spot to enjoy.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 18

Sugar Wreck

Bahamas Diving , Bahamas

During the late 1800's a barge carrying molasses sank in 18-20 feet of water in the middle of nowhere on the Little Bahama Bank. Soon fish and other marine life found this to be a great hiding place and soon the wreck was covered with marine life. At any given time we can find the resident Green Moray Eel, or Nurse Shark and everyones favorite, the Hawksbill Turtle that comes up close for pictures and video.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 18

Tiger Beach

Bahamas Diving , Bahamas

A beautiful beach area that sits in 15 feet of water. There’s a white sandy bottom that seems to always have Sharks. Most of the Sharks seen are Lemon Sharks ranging from 4-7 feet in length. Also seen are Caribbean Reef Sharks, Nurse Sharks and Tiger Sharks.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 18

Krispy Kreme

Bahamas Diving , Bahamas

This wall dive earned it’s name the easy way it’s just a beautiful wall dive full of marine life. When divers first started coming to this site, after the dive most would say, ‘that was Sweet” and Krispy Kreme was born.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 18

Turtle Rocks

Bahamas Diving , Bahamas

Shallow Reefs with Colorful Coral Heads. Here we can easily see lots of Groupers, Angelfish, Eels, Wrasses and even a Turtle or two in the later afternoon.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 18
Dates Duration Route Room Type Price
18 Oct 2019
25 Oct 2019
7 Nights Tiger Beach Deluxe double cabin £2920
18 Oct 2019
25 Oct 2019
7 Nights Tiger Beach Premier cabin £2560
18 Oct 2019
25 Oct 2019
7 Nights Tiger Beach Standard Cabin £2320
12 Jun 2020
26 Jun 2020
14 Nights Tiger Beach Standard Cabin £4520
12 Jun 2020
26 Jun 2020
14 Nights Tiger Beach Premier cabin £4960
12 Jun 2020
26 Jun 2020
14 Nights Tiger Beach Deluxe double cabin £5280
23 Jul 2020
2 Aug 2020
10 Nights Tiger Beach Standard Cabin £3280
23 Jul 2020
2 Aug 2020
7 Nights Tiger Beach Premier cabin £3600
23 Jul 2020
2 Aug 2020
71 Nights Tiger Beach Deluxe double cabin £3840
3 Aug 2020
10 Aug 2020
7 Nights Tiger Beach Standard Cabin £2320
3 Aug 2020
10 Aug 2020
7 Nights Tiger Beach Premier cabin £2560
3 Aug 2020
10 Aug 2020
7 Nights Tiger Beach Deluxe double cabin £2920
16 Oct 2020
23 Oct 2020
7 Nights Tiger Beach Standard Cabin £2320
16 Oct 2020
23 Oct 2020
7 Nights Tiger Beach Premier cabin £2560
16 Oct 2020
23 Oct 2020
7 Nights Tiger Beach Deluxe double cabin £2920
15 Nov 2020
25 Nov 2020
10 Nights Hammerhead and Tiger Shark Experience Deluxe double cabin £3840
15 Nov 2020
25 Nov 2020
10 Nights Hammerhead and Tiger Shark Experience Premier cabin £3600
15 Nov 2020
25 Nov 2020
10 Nights Hammerhead and Tiger Shark Experience Standard Cabin £3280