Dive experience: Shark diving: You are required to have: minimum advanced open water certification or equivalent, minimum 18 years of age, dark colored (black or blue) full length wetsuit, dark colored BCD, hood and gloves, black or dark blue fins, dark colored housing, if using a camera.
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks, dives (as detailed in the safaris above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (max x divers to 1 DM), tanks, weights and weightbelts.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment rental: 7 nights - US$ 225, 10 nights - US$ 250, 14 nights - US$ 280, dive computer, hood, gloves, diving insurance (see our dive insurance, port and park fees: 7 nights - US$ 100, 10 nights - US$ 150, 14 nights - US$ 200. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash in USD or credit card).
Optional extras: Transfers to the boat from the airport/hotel/port, alcoholic drinks, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers: 7 nights - US$ 150, 10 nights - US$ 200, 14 nights - US$ 250, torch, 15 liter (100 cu ft) tanks. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: Lighthouse Pointe, Grand Lucayan Resort, is the departure port for the Bahamas Master. Return flights from Freeport (or Nassau) to the USA are treated as domestic flights, which makes life easier for your onward journey as you can make "domestic" rather than "international" connections.
Arrival/Boarding/Departure: It is recommended you aim to arrive in Freeport on the day before the liveaboard departs. Boarding the Bahamas Master is at 17:00 hrs, for a 18:00 hrs departure to the night anchorage prior to the first dives on Sunday morning. If tides require, departure may be delayed until the early morning of the following day. Return to port is after lunch on the afternoon of the last full day. Check-out is at any time up to 10:00 hrs on the final morning. The crew can arrange to transfer you to the airport or nearby hotels. The last dive of the trip will be at around 10.00 hrs on the second last day of the trip. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.
For more information see our Bahamas travel information section.
Non-diver rate: 10% off the full published price. However, many Bahamas sites may not be suitable for snorkeling due to chumming activity.
Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single travelers may choose to share a cabin or pay for a single cabin, or pay a supplement of 65% of the normal published price.
Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 8 guests and 1 additional person can join the cruise in the Standard cabin free of charge (total 9 or more guests).
Whole boat charter rate (per night): Pay for 16 guests and 2 additional persons can join in the Standard cabin free of charge (total 18 guests).