Bahamas Master Liveaboard - Caribbean

  • Guests 16 Guests
  • Rooms 4 x standard twin Cabin, 2 x premier en suite and 2 x master doubles
  • Restaurants 3 meals a day plus snacks, soft drinks, fruit juice, tea, coffee and water included
  • Food and Drinks Delicious buffet style menu serving local and international favourites
  • FacilitiesStable steel hull
  • Diving Up to 4 dives a day - 3 day dives and 1 night dive
  • Diving Extras Available on request
  • Internet Access Wifi not available on board

About Bahamas Master

Building on our experience with hammerhead and tiger shark resort options, Scuba Travel are pleased to offer our divers a seasonal liveaboard operating in the big shark seasonal hotspots around the Bahamams. Join the 35m steel vessel Bahamas Master and pick from Tiger Beach, Bimini (hammerheads), mix up both species (10 nights) or why not combo tigers and dolphins. For the ultimate experience, journey from Cat Island (oceanics) to Tiger Beach and stop at Pig beach for the famous swimming piggies.

Bahamas Master is laid out with eight with panoramic windows that comfortably sleep 16 divers. We offer the standard cabins (twin with a shared bathroom with their neighbouring cabin), but why not ask about upgrades to their premier cabins or master suites potions. The 2 master cabins on the forward upper deck boast double beds as well as private en-suite bathrooms and two en-suite premier cabins (lower deck private ensuite) and four standard cabins (Lower deck) sharing two bathrooms between them.

Between dives, relax in the communal areas of both the upper and main decks or in the indoor lounge. The Bahamas are picture perfect Caribbean islands and the views from the fly bridge are worth checking out. Upstairs you'll find a spacious outdoor covered bar and dining area as well as a sundeck where you can relax and top up your tan after a day spent underwater. The rear of the main deck is where it all happens though. Here you'll find space to set up and store all dive equipment in a personal location with under bench storage for masks, fins and anything else you need. Rinse tanks for cameras and computers are also provided. Underwater photographers can take advantage of the indoor camera station where you can show your photos on the TV.

Standard Twin

Situated on the lower deck of the vessel, these four cabins share two en-suite bathrooms between them.

Classic Twin

Located towards the stern of the vessel on the lower deck, these cabins boast private ensuite bathrooms.

Master cabins

Located on the upper deck, these spacious cabins come with double beds and private en-suite bathrooms.

Deck Plan

Please note these prices may not include flights. Click select for the full holiday details

Frequently Asked Questions

Location

Nassau (NAS) is around 9 hours direct flying time from London. Indirect services take longer. The Bahamas is a scuba diving paradise, with breathtaking dive sites offering pristine reefs, multitudes of exciting wrecks, blue holes, spectacular walls and the chance to dive with dolphins and sharks. It's also got great life surface side, with pristine beaches, plenty of restaurants and bars and a fabulous place to while away the hours enjoying the Caribbean sunshine.

Weather and Climate

The Bahamas enjoys fairly constant trade winds, and as such, it a fabulous year round holiday. The winter air temps are between 21-24C whilst the simmer months are warmer, 27-29C, with a greater chance of rain. Water temps go from around 23C (Feb) and 29C (Aug).

Travel

Flight options

There are both direct and indirect flight options to the Bahamas (Nassau). BA operate the direct flight from London. Depending on the day of departure, you may need to route via the States, usually Miami, with American Airlines. You must have a valid ESTA before travel or transit through the USA. We are able to book most major airlines. If you have a specific airline you prefer to fly with, simply let us know in your booking request. A supplement may apply for regional departures. Times and any applicable supplements will be confirmed by your travel consultant before you finalise your holiday. If you wish to make your own flight arrangements to Nassau, let us know and we can remove the cost of the international flights from your quote. We are unfortunately not able to redeem airmiles on your behalf. Please do not confirm any flight arrangements yourself before your holiday is confirmed by us.

Stopovers

If you are routing through the USA, we are able to book a stop over en route. This is usually in Miami. You must have a valid ESTA before travel or transit through the USA.

Arrange before you go

Visa requirements

UK passport holders are able to obtain a visa on entry to the Bahamas. You must have a valid ESTA before travel or transit through the USA. Do ensure your passport has 6 months validity from your return date. It is your responsibility to ensure your passport is valid and you fulfil entry requirements. Regulations can change: please review current FCO advice: click here

Insurance

Scuba Travel requires all of our customers to have diving insurance. Please make sure that you have appropriate cover for your diving activities. We also strongly recommend you have travel insurance. It's worth taking out travel insurance once you have paid your deposit to ensure you are covered for unforeseen events and cancellation. Find out more about our combined dive and travel policy click here

Immunisations

Please speak to your local GP or check out the latest NHS advice on travel immunisations: click here

Preparing to fly

Seating

You will be able to manage your booking online once you have been ticketed (after you have paid your holiday balance). Most airlines will now enable you to select your seating at this point. There may be a small charge for prebookable seating before online check in opens. Please speak to the airline for more information about charges.

Check in

As you are flying with a scheduled airline, you will be able to check in online with your airline. Please visit their website for more information about when online check in opens.

Lounge

An airport lounge is a great way to start your holiday or to while away flight connections in comfort. Scuba Travel works with Lounge Pass to offer a huge range of affordable airport lounges around the world. click here

Parking

Prebook your airport parking to save money! If you have a long way to travel, why not also look at booking an airport hotel. These aren't as expensive as you might think. click here

What happens when I arrive?

On arrival for any of our Bahamas holidays, you will be met and taken to your hotel or liveaboard. Simply make your way to through baggage reclaim and immigrations. Your transfer will be waiting for you with a board with your name, resort or liveaboard. If you have any issues at all locating your rep, please contact us. We have an emergency contact, manned by a member of the team here in the UK. Please call 0044 7747 488 002. We will be able to help your rep locate you in the airport.

Transfers

If you are travelling onto Bimini you will need to catch a domestic flight. These can only be booked with a smaller baggage allowance than the international flights. Excess baggage is charged for locally. Domestic flights are on smaller planes, and the schedule can be affected by adverse winds. We will always try to allow time in your itinerary for any possible delays. If you have made your own flight arrangements to land in Nassau, please confirm at the time of booking if airport transfers are included or available at an additional cost

Departures

You will be advised locally of your transfer times at the end of your holiday. The departure tax of BS$15.00 is collected from every person 6 years and older.

Info

Included in your holiday

Including airport transfer from your Bahamas island embarkation point, all nights on board in a standard sharing cabin.

Excluded

To pay locally are park fees, kit hire, alcoholic drinks and nitrox.

Tipping

Crew gratuities are not included in the charter. We believe gratuities should be voluntary and based upon the quality of service the crew has provided. Please take cash for all on board tipping

Currency

The boat takes USD cash on board, as well as Mastercard or Visa payments (local surcharges may apply)

Phone coverage

There is a satellite phone onboard but we recommend you speak to your phone provider for call, data and 3G coverage

Plugs and electricity

Electrical outlets onboard are standard US 110 volt

Extras

Hire equipment

All kit rental and 15lt tanks are available when prebooked for an additional charge - please ask for an up to date price list

Extras

Depending on your itinerary, diving specialty courses are offered onboard - please ask for an up to date price list

Souvenirs

There a small shop on board for souvenirs, t-shirts and on board extras

Nitrox/Gas

Recreational mixes available on board for a local charge

Payments

Deposits and Balances

A typical deposit for Bahamas Master will be £1000. This will be due once your holiday has been confirmed. Your balance will then be due 90 days before travel.

Ways to pay

We accept mastercard and visa debit or credit cards. Alternatively, you are welcome to pay via bank transfer. All non sterling card payments and UK business debit cards will be subject to the 2% surcharge. Overseas bank transfers must add £6 to the sterling total to cover international handling fees. We are not able to accept PayPal transactions.

Group Payments

If you have booked as part of a group, you can still call and pay directly without needing to go via your group leader. Please have your trip reference number to hand to help us locate your holiday as quickly as possible. You will receive a transaction receipt - your group leader will forward your ATOL certificate and booking confirmation

Discounts

Repeat Guests

Included

Including airport transfer from your Bahamas island embarkation point, all nights on board in a standard sharing cabin.



Excluded

To pay locally are park fees, kit hire, alcoholic drinks and nitrox.

Ask for a competitive quote to add international or domestic flights and any hotel stays to your booking

2 land excursions are scheduled for an additional charge on board (depending on itinerary)

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The Ultimate Bahamas Experience

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Hammerhead and Tiger Shark Experience

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