This 10-night and 11-day itinerary aboard the French Polynesia Master takes you from Papeete to Rangiora and finishing in Fakarava. Each of these destinations offers wonderous diving. Diving Rangiroa’s reefs and channels you can expect to see grey reef hammerhead, black tips, silky, tiger and silver tip shark species cruising the reef, hunting on schools of snapper and fusiliers. Whilst drift diving through the 1200m wide channel at North Fakarava Island, you can experience incredible shark action, see huge Napoleon wrasses and witness marbled groupers spawning. As such a typical diving day will see you cruising through channels and exploring the outer reefs of the atolls, yet there are numerous of shallow dive sites within the Tuamotu Archipelago, each with stunning hard corals, sheltering all manner of crustaceans and mollusk. So for photographers, there are pelagic fish as well as Marco species available. Once finished with diving the four decks, provide ample space for relaxation, and with space, you dive equipment and camera preparation is easy. Our experienced crew will ensure you receive only the highest quality service on your diving vacation. (The sail from Papeete to Rangiora is an overnight sail on the first evening)
Dive equipment - Surface Marker Bouy, 12L aluminum dive tank (yoke valves), weights and weight belt - all other equipment is available for hire
Accommodation based on two people sharing (twin or double cabin) or single use (at surcharge)
Transfers to and from the airport to the departure marina, on day of embarkation or disembarkation only
Air-conditioned cabin with en-suite, towels, bathrobe and linen
Several land excursions are available, this will depend on location and itinerary
Local tax (on booking cost only)
All meals - breakfast, lunch, dinner + snacks
All Siren Fleet yachts provide their guests with a choice of international and local cuisine served in a buffet style in the air-conditioned dining area. The vessel can cater to special dietary requirements (within reason), please inform on booking about your requirements, well in advance. Also, a selection of fresh fruit and some tasty treats are readily available, should you feel peckish in between meal times.
A range of carbonated soft drinks, fruit juices, black, green and herbal teas are available at all times, as well as instant and freshly brewed coffee. Guests may also select beer, wine or spirits from the bar for an additional fee.
No International or domestic flights are included
No Visas ( responsibility of traveller)
Travel and Diving Insurance is for the traveler to organize before travel (must be shown on board)- Your diving insurance is mandatory and must cover all of your scuba diving and snorkeling activities, including the costs for recompression chamber treatment and emergency air evacuation.
Rental diving equipment - BCD, regulator with Occy & pressure gauge, mask, fins, snorkel, dive computer, underwater torch - pre-book possible when booking, payment on board. All Aqualung products - make and model will vary.
Diver regulations are stricter in French Polynesia than other parts of the world. Rescue divers and higher are allowed to 40 m whereas any certification less has a maximum depth of 29m. An activity indemnity form stating this will need to be signed, A PADI medical statement will also need to be signed and "yes" answers will need a medical certificate - any medical costs associated are to be covered by the traveler.https://pax.wwdas.com/pax_si/downloads/pdf/fpm_diver_agreement.pdf
Port & Park fees are paid directly on board
If you wish to tip you can do so, tips will be divided between crew and dive guides (an envelope will be passed around at the end of the trip, please take cash with you for this).
Any Extra Services which may include but not limited to: onboard calls, laundry,massage, special services
Any Optional Activities which may include but not limited to: Dive Courses, excursions
Rates and local taxes subject to change
Satellite Internet/ Wifi is available, pre-book is available or pay on board. Other roaming facilities are not available. (Please be aware that this area is remote and the connection can be affected by the weather)
All alcohol is not included - local beer, wine, spirits & cocktails all at extra cost.
Park & Port Fees: Fakarava itinerary - 70USD; Tuamoto itinerary's - 7 Nights 70USD, 10 nights 90USD, 14 nights 120USD; Marquesas itinerary - 140USD; all are per person, payable on board, in cash.
All payment for extra services or optional activities is preferred in cash (USD, then CFP, EUR, AUD), however, if by credit card (Mastercard or Visa) it will incur a 3% surcharge.
24/02/2019 - 06/03/2019
10 night, 11 days
All dives are guided and you can choose your own buddy on board or will be allocated one by the dive crew. Diving will be from the tender, with computers mandatory. The yacht offers up to four dives per day including night dives. 12L (80 cubic ft.) tanks, weight belts and weights are provided. Rental equipment is available on board at an extra cost. All diving onboard should be within the limits and standards of the training agency that certified you. All dives should be planned no-decompression dives. Note: French Polynesia has strict diving rules; all divers have a maximum of 28metres and your guides will be strict as checks are regularly carried out by authorities. You should also have over 50 logged dives due to the conditions.
The Climate is tropical, but moderate, and very humid. The average temperature sits around 27C(80F)with water temperature ranging from 26C (79F) in the winter (May to October) and 29C (84F) in the summer (November to April). Most guests find that a 3mm shorty are suitable for the water temperature, but for those that feel the cold an extra vest or hood or full wetsuit (if you desire) is recommended. Whatever you feel most comfortable in.
Advanced Open Water & higher