Amazing visibility- 40-60m
Tropical white beaches
Year round shark sightings
Warm water all year
The Bahamas comprises a large area of protected waters and is known to have an abundance of sharks as well as some of the best visibility on Earth. The Bahamas also boasts the third largest barrier reef area in the world with flourishing and diverse marine life. This 14 nights, Ultimate Bahamas liveaboard itinerary, gives scuba divers the opportunity to explore many of The Bahamas underwater wonders, and more, in one trip. 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, these reef dwelling ambush predators can reach over a metre (3ft) in length and weigh up to 25kg (55lb).
Dates & Prices
* Included embarkation and disembarkation transfers are between Bradford Marine and Freeport Airport, Bell Channel Inn, Pelican Bay Hotel or Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach only. Guests requiring transfer from or to other locations are responsible for making their own arrangements.
Maps & Itinerary
This 14 night Ultimate Bahamas liveaboard scuba diving adventure allows up to 4 dives per day, including several night dives (location and conditions permitting).
Starting from Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas Master follows an almost circular route via Nassau, the Exumas, Andros and the Bimini Islands. The diving offered varies from shark encounters at Tiger Beach, Bimini and Cat Island* to wrecks, reefs and walls, as well as some breath-taking blue holes. The itinerary also includes a stop at the Exuma Islands to visit the famous swimming pigs and explore Thunderball Grotto.
In some areas the diving is comparatively shallow and ‘open platform’ diving may be offered in the afternoon to allow guests to dive at their leisure up until sunset. This does not apply to Tiger Beach or Cat Island*.
*PLEASE NOTE: The inclusion of Cat Island is weather dependent and not guaranteed.
Take a look out our ‘Ultimate Bahamas by Fans’ post for a glimpse of what awaits you on this 14 night scuba diving itinerary.
The diving day aboard Bahamas Master is typically scheduled 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*
*Sunset and night dives, or open platform diving are dependent on the boat’s location throughout the itinerary and not guaranteed.
The itinerary and dive sites indicated above are a general outline only. The areas visited may be subject to change or omission at the Captain’s discretion depending on weather, season, local regulations, guests’ experience, and other logistical considerations. Adverse weather and sea conditions can affect the itinerary which includes some overnight cruising between islands. Encounters with specific marine creatures such as Oceanic Whitetips and Great Hammerhead sharks are not guaranteed.
The 35m Bahamas Master offers 10 well-designed cabins and can comfortably welcome 18 divers aboard. Equipped with a spacious dive deck, including individual dive stations and ample storage facilities, this boat will take you on an unforgettable journey in The Bahamas. Communal relaxation areas providing sun and shade are both on the upper and sundeck.
On the upper deck is the spacious covered outdoor bar and dining area for relaxation after dives. Alternatively, you can soak up some sun rays and watch the sunset on the sun deck. A dedicated indoor camera charging station can be found on the main deck towards the bow.
Port Fees & Local Taxes (per person)*
*All surcharges, including port fees and local taxes, are subject to change at any time, and without notice.
The applicable marine and port fees for your itinerary will be added to your onboard extras to be paid on the boat before disembarkation.
Full equipment set*
UW Torch/ Flash light
13 Litre (AL100) cylinder
Extra 11 Litre (AL80) cylinder**
*Full Equipment set includes: BCD, regulators, wetsuit, mask, booties & fins. Torch & computer are not included.
PLEASE NOTE: Shark dives in the Bahamas requires DARK COLOURED equipment (wetsuit, BCD, fins, boots, gloves and hoods). Light or brightly coloured and patterned are not acceptable for these dives.
Please refer to our Equipment Guidelines before travelling to check if your equipment is suitable, or not.
**Extra cylinder for twinsets only; side-mount diving is only permitted with one cylinder.
3 Litre (25 cuft) rebreather cylinder set*
5.7 Litre (AL40) bailout/stage tank (with rigging)
0.07 USD per litre
290 USD per 20kg tub*
Please note: Sofnolime MUST be requested at least 8 weeks before departure. *Price will be confirmed at that time based on local supply costs.
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
PADI EANx (Enriched Air Nitrox)
PADI Deep Diver Speciality
PADI Wreck Diver Speciality
PADI Drift Diver Speciality
PADI Night Diver Speciality
PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Speciality
PADI AWARE Shark Conservation (incl. PIC)
PADI Bahamas Shark Diver Distinctive Speciality (incl. PIC)
Please note: With the exception of the AWARE Shark Conservation and Bahamas Shark Diver Distinctive Speciality, the course prices listed above do not include course materials or certification registration. You can register for online learning for PADI Advanced Open Water and PADI EANx (Nitrox) here. For all other courses, please contact our reservations team for further information.
All courses are subject to availability and must be pre-booked.
Spirits (per shot)
Wine (per bottle)
WiFi Data package
from 40 USD*
Laundry (per item)
Bahamas Master T-Shirt
Bahamas Master Polo Shirt
*Wi-Fi prices start from 40 USD for 1 GB and are based on itinerary duration. Please refer to Bahamas onboard extras for further details.
All on-board prices are subject to change without notice. While we try to keep all information as up to date as possible, prices may be different on your cruise.
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Any questions about this Bahamas itinerary?
Whilst we have much information on our website you may find you have additional questions about our Bahamas liveaboard, the diving in the Bahamas or general location information. Via the following link you can find answers to some commonly asked questions. Should you have other questions or queries, please contact our reservations team who will be pleased to assist you.
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