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Bahamas Master

Bahamas liveaboard

Originally based in Cocos and Malpelo, the 35m Bahamas Master has been part of the Master fleet since March 2018 and offers thrilling itineraries allowing divers to experience the best of Bahamas shark diving.

Accommodating just 16 guests in 8 comfortable cabins, the Bahamas Master provides personal service with excellent diving facilities and the chance to visit world famous sites including Tiger Beach, Bimini, Exuma Cays and Pig Beach, as well as getting up close and personal with tiger, lemon, Caribbean reef, great hammerhead, oceanic whitetip and bull sharks.

To find out more about this area, visit our Bahamas page.

Getting there
American Airlines flies from London to Freeport via Fort Lauderdale or Miami daily and flights take approximately 12 hours.

We recommend an overnight stay in Freeport prior to embarkation, in case of any flight changes or delays. Embarkation is 5pm and disembarkation is 10am on your departing day.

Guide price
7 night Hammerhead and Tiger Shark Experience GBP £2273* per person

10 night Hammerhead and Tiger Shark Experience GBP £3213* per person
14 night Ultimate Bahamas Experience GBP £4428* per person

Includes: full board accommodation, drinking water, tea/coffee, fruit juice & soft drinks, land excursions, up to 4 dives daily, single 12ltr cylinder with air fills, weights and weight belts, open pool diving outside of chummed dives.

Not included: International flights, transfers, Nitrox, equipment hire, on board merchandise, alcoholic drinks, crew and dive guide gratuities, Marine Park and Port Fees – 7 nights USD $100, 10 nights USD $150, 14 nights USD $200.

*Price shown is for guide purposes only and is based on low season travel and for twin share accommodation. Please contact us for a confirmed cost based on your preferred duration and time of travel.

Quick Guide: Bahamas Master

  • 35m length
  • Max 16 passengers
  • 2 Master Cabins
  • 2 Twin Cabins
  • 4 Standard Twins with shared bathrooms
  • Recommended diver level: PADI Open Water or equivalent 

Accommodation & Facilities

The Bahamas Master has 8 cabins in 3 rooms types. All cabins are comfortable and spacious with air-conditioning, picture windows and plenty of storage space.  The 2 master cabins are located on the main deck and have ensuite bathrooms, double beds and flatscreen TV. The 2 twin cabins are located on the lower deck and have ensuite bathrooms and twin beds. The 4 standard twin cabins are located on the lower deck and share 2 bathrooms.

There is a spacious air-conditioned lounge located on the main deck with cosy sofas, flatscreen TV with entertainment system and dedicated indoor camera area with charging points. The upper deck has a large sundeck with loungers and deck chairs where you can relax between dives. There is also a spacious outdoor covered bar and dining area where delicious meals are served in a buffet style throughout the trip.

The large shaded dive deck has personal storage lockers for each diver, a camera table with a rinse tank and two freshwater showers. There is easy access to the water from the spacious dive platform with a ladder. Up to 4 dives per day are offered, sometimes with the 4th day dive being substituted for a night dive when the boat is anchored in a sheltered lagoon. On a 7 night itinerary you can expect between 18-20 dives, a 10 night itinerary allows up to 30 dives and the 14 night itinerary 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.

Itineraries

Bahamas Master trips depart from Freeport, Grand Bahama, on different days of the week.  An average day on board the Bahamas Master would be as follows;

Light breakfast
Dive 1
Full Breakfast and relax
Dive 2
Lunch and relax
Dive 3
Open pool diving from dive deck
Dinner

Scheduled dives are baited or feeding dives. On certain dive sites there is an open deck policy where guests can jump in to the water and watch the action as they wish.

Dolphin & Shark Combo / 7 nights
The Dolphin and Tiger Shark Combo itinerary covers the best of the West End of Grand Bahama Island plus White Sands Ridge, famous for pods of dolphins and sharks including hammerheads, nurse sharks, lemon sharks, tiger sharks, and even bull sharks. Dive sites include Tiger Beach, Fish Tales, Lighthouse, Sugar Wreck and White Sands Ridge.

Tiger Beach Experience / 7 night
The Tiger Beach itinerary covers the best of the West End of Grand Bahama Island including Tiger Beach, Fish Tales, Lighthouse and Sugar Wreck.  You can expect to see lots of sharks including hammerheads, nurse sharks, lemon sharks, tiger sharks, and even bull sharks.

Hammerhead and Tiger Shark Experience / 7 nights
The 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.

Hammerhead and Tiger Shark Experience / 10 nights
The Hammerhead and Tiger Shark Experience covers the best of the West End of Grand Bahama Island plus the renowned Bimini Islands where you can expect lots of sharks including hammerheads, nurse sharks, lemon sharks, tiger sharks, bull sharks and dolphins.

The Ultimate Bahamas Experience / 14 nights
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!  Dive sites include Tiger Beach, Fish Tales, Lighthouse, Sugar Wreck, Cat Island and Pig Beach. 

Ready for your next adventure?

Great Escapes Diving Holidays Ltd

Combs Tannery
Tannery Road
Combs
Stowmarket
Suffolk
IP14 2EN
United Kingdom

Office hours: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 09.00am - 1.00pm
Tel: 01473 921888
Email: info@greatescapesdiving.com

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