July 2020 Galapagos Islands Group Trip
This will be an epic 7-night trip to see hammerheads, mantas, penguins, batfish, seahorses, Galapagos sharks and more. The trip is timed for the best hammerhead encounters, best visibility and best water temps. Trip will be on a newly refitted vessel.
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Trip Overview - "I have put together an epic trip to the Galapagos, where we will help people get incredible photos of hammerhead sharks, mantas, penguins and more. I have picked a boat with the best possible itinerary for this purpose at the best time of year - this will truly be a trip of a lifetime." - Scott Gietler
The unique and isolated islands of the Galapagos are home to truly extraordinary creatures: Schooling hammerheads and a large variety of other sharks, mantas, sea turtles, and sea lions, as well as endemic species such as penguins, flightless cormorants, and extensive schools of fish.
Scott has done extensive research to choose the best possible time of year and route for this trip. He will be making sure photographers and non-photographers alike have an incredible trip.
The Galapagos Master is a first-class yacht with capacity for just 16 divers. Its spacious cabins and well-designed dive amenities ensure a comfortable and relaxing trip. A spacious indoor lounge boasts cushioned bench seating and plasma screen for photo viewing, and there is an indoor camera set-up station with numerous charging points and storage drawers situated to the rear, providing ample room for a full photography charter group. Further camera preparation areas can be found on the rear deck next to the dive deck.
Marine Life to Photograph - Thanks to their extreme isolation, the Galapagos Islands have some of the most unique marine life on the planet. Here are just a few examples of marine life you're likely to see: dolphins, sea lions, penguins, turtles, marlin and large schools of fish, silky sharks, Galapagos sharks, whale sharks, reef sharks, hammerhead sharks, eels, and manta rays. This is a wide-angle photographer's paradise, but don't leave the macro lens at home: frogfish, octopus, seahorses, nudibranchs and other small subjects are found at various dive sites. Finally, visitors often encounter penguins and flightless cormorant.
Diving Conditions - This is in the middle of the season known as the guarua and is cooler with frequent mist and overcast days. Winds can create rougher seas at times. Water temperature is 60-75F (16-24C). While colder, the trade off is the rich currents bringing nutrients into the islands, resulting in more abundant marine life. Visibility is slightly less as a result.
✓ All meals and snacks throughout the cruise
✓ Coffee from the espresso machine, tea, fruit juice, and soft drinks
✓ Land-based tours
✓ Airport transfers
✗ Park fee ($100 cash, paid upon arrival)
✗ Hyperbaric chamber fee ($35)
✗ Ingala Transit Card ($10 payable at Guayaquil International Airport)
✗ Airfare, additional transfers, and hotels
✗ Alcoholic beverages
✗ Equipment/computer/underwater torch rental
✗ Dive insurance
About the Galapagos Master - The new Galapagos Master liveaboard used to be the "Deep Blue" - a very well-laid out boat. The Master Liveaboard fleet, owned by the Siren Fleet (WWDS), is refitting the boat with new engines, new compressors, new generators, new water-makers, individual air-con, an entertainment system in each room, a dedicated camera station, new dive gear for rent, and Nautilus lifelines, along with many other small improvements.
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