Forming part of the renowned Master Liveaboards fleet, the Bahamas Master is a 35-meter steel vessel that originally launched Panama. It now accesses the spectacular dive sites of The Bahamas, with room to accommodate 16 divers in comfort and style. This coral-based archipelago is renowned for its exceptional shark encounters, as well as offering fascinating wreck dives, critter-filled caves, and mesmerizing blue holes.
The Bahamas Master offers 7 and 10-night itineraries departing from Freeport, with three to four dives offered each day. Aside from its exceptional dive experiences, itineraries onboard this Bahamas liveaboard include numerous opportunities to visit the islands and relax on their pristine beaches.
There are eight comfortable cabins onboard the Bahamas Master, most of which have panoramic windows for enjoying the ocean views.
Each of the two Premium Cabins is located on the forward Upper Deck, with double beds and private en-suite bathrooms.
Classic Twin Cabins
The two Classic Twin Cabins are ideal for dive buddies travelling together, with two twin beds and private en-suite bathrooms.
The Bahamas Master offers a varied onboard menu, with a choice of local specialties and international favorites. Begin the day with a breakfast of cereals, juices, fresh fruits, and select hot dishes, followed by a buffet-style lunch after your morning dives.
Dinners feature locally-sourced seafood, beef or chicken, accompanied by salads, vegetable dishes, and homemade desserts. Snacks are also available for both morning and afternoon tea to ensure you never go hungry between dives. Some special dietary needs can be catered for with prior notification, so please notify the vessel at the time of booking.
Guests can enjoy complimentary fruit juices, soft drinks, iced water, tea, and coffee, with alcoholic drinks available for an additional surcharge. Due to the high duty charged on liquor, guests are advised to bring their own while being reminded that drinking and diving do not mix.
The Bahamas Master is designed with numerous communal areas, including both shaded and sun-drenched places to relax on the Upper Deck and Sun Deck. The Upper Deck also features a covered outdoor bar and dining area where alfresco meals are served, together with a comfortable interior lounge and dining space. The Captain regularly invites guests to experience the fly-bridge from where there are stunning views on offer across the Bahamian islands.
Sprawling across 470,000 square kilometres of the Atlantic Ocean, The Bahamas is home to the third-largest barrier reef in the world. It’s comprised of 700 islands and cays that are surrounded by spectacular dive sites, ranging from deep walls to blue holes, caves, and wrecks. It’s famed throughout the world for its shark diving, with Caribbean reef sharks, nurse sharks, tiger sharks, and bull sharks all encountered here, together with hammerheads and oceanic white-tips.
The Bahamas experiences a tropical savannah climate, with temperatures ranging from 77-90°F (25-32°C) throughout the year. November through to April enjoys the mildest temperatures and plenty of sunshine while June through to October sees higher humidity and rainfall. Water temperatures range from around 78-84°F (25-28°C) in the summer months and 75 - 80°F (23-26°C) in the winter months, with most divers comfortable in a 3-5mm wetsuit.
All diving is conducted from the Bahamas Master’s spacious dive platform where guests are allocated individual dive lockers for storing their gear. There are dedicated rinse tanks for cameras and computers, as well as an indoor camera charging station on the Main Deck.
Divers can pick a buddy of their choice or opt to dive with one of the crew, ensuring all diving is within the limits of their certification. Every dive begins with a comprehensive briefing from one of the crew who will introduce some of the site’s highlights and the underwater terrain.
The Bahamas Master provides tanks, weight belts and weights, with a full line of scuba diving gear and safety devices available for rent. Nitrox is also available for certified divers (for a surcharge) while a range of specialty courses are offered onboard.