Galapagos Master

4.75
(2 REVIEWS)

 

Destination: Ecuador

Master the Galapagos (7 & 10 Nights) | From $708++/night

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Galapagos Master Quick Pitch

The Galapagos Master offers premiere dive cruises on a spacious first class yacht, complete with trip itineraries that take divers to the best sites, including Wolf & Darwin Islands.

 

Location

The Galapagos Master embarks and disembarks at the island of San Cristóbal. Book your international flight into and out of Quito or Guayaquil International Airport in Ecuador from where there are daily domestic flights to San Cristóbal (SCY). Their representative will meet you at the airport.

 

Dive Overview

Excellent diving with large marine life. The Galapagos Master boasts specialized dive service for an exceptional holiday.

[See: Galapagos Dive Travel Guide]

 

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Accommodations

Types of Cabins, Amenities and Photos

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Galapagos Master Cabin Overview

She has 8 well-appointed modern cabins accommodating 16 divers.

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The cabins

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General Facilities

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The bar & shaded seating area

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The dive deck

 

Galapagos Master Boat Features

  • Spacious indoor lounge
  • Cushioned bench seating
  • Plasma screen for movie and photo viewing
  • Indoor camera set-up station, with numerous charging points (US flat pin plug)
  • Shaded outdoor bench seating
  • Sun-deck
  • Bow area with additional cushioned loungers
  • Indoor dining area complete with cocktail bar

 

 Galapagos Master Dive Facilities

  • Individual set up areas
  • Under bench storage for all your personal items
  • Rinse tanks
  • 2 shower heads
  • 2 deck heads

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Food & Drinks Aboard Galapagos Master

All-inclusive western & local food served in buffet style. A selection of wines and beer are available.

 

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Galapagos Master Deck Plan

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Schedule, Rates & availability

Galapagos Master Schedule & Rates

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Prices are in USD, per person and do not include park and port fees. 

[See also: Inclusions & Exclusions] 

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INCLUSIONS

  • Full board, including water, tea, coffee, snacks between meals and after dives
  • Diving and dive guides
  • Island tours
  • Transfers on departure and arrival days

 

Exclusions

  • Mandatory: US$100 Galapagos National Park Fee (payable on arrival at San Cristobal Airport) & US$25 Ingala Transfer Card (payable on arrival at Guayaquil Airport)
  • Full dive equipment rental (from US$45 per dive day)
  • Nitrox (US$150-200)
  • Alcoholic beverages (prices vary)
  • Satellite internet
  • Master Liveaboards merchandise (prices vary)

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Important Note

Optional extras payable on board the Galapagos Master are priced in USD. Galapagos Master can accept cash payment only on board in USD, Euro, GBP, and AUD.

 

RATES & AVAILABILITY

For more information on other departure dates, rates, and on availability email us at info@bluewaterdivetravel.com or call us at +1-310-915-6677 and we will gladly help you plan your dream dive vacation!

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Dive Information & Itineraries

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Master the Galapagos Itinerary (7 & 10 Nights)

On a typical day, they offer up to 4 day dives. However, the 4th day dive may be substituted for a night dive when the boat is anchored within a sheltered cove. A 7-night itinerary provides for between 18-20 dives, whilst during our 10-night itineraries, up to 30 dives will be possible. The diving day aboard the Galapagos Master is 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, where possible
  • Dinner
  • To allow guests to explore the Galapagos to its fullest, on days 2, 7 and 10, dives 3 and 4 will be substituted by an island visit at North Seymour, Santa Cruz or Isla Isabela. 10, dives 3 and 4 will be substituted by an island visit at North Seymour, Santa Cruz or Isla Isabela.

 

 

Dive Overview

Diving in the Galapagos can be challenging, even for the experienced diver. At many sites, currents can be strong and visibility may diminish due to currents and an influx of nutrients. It is highly recommended that guests have training beyond beginner level and a minimum experience of 50 dives, preferably in similar conditions. If the dive crew feel that you do not have the relevant skills or experience to dive the more challenging sites safely then they may stipulate that you sit out some dives.

Water temperature ranges from 21-30°C (70-86°F) between December and May when manta rays are more commonly sighted. However, it drops to an average of 16-24°C (60-75°F) between June and November when the Humboldt Current comes up from the south, bringing with it plankton; making this the best time for seeing whale sharks. Thermoclines can also be expected and divers are advised to bring suitable thermal protection.

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Other Information

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Boat Specifications

  • Year built: 2004
  • Year renovated: 2015
  • Length: 32.3 meters
  • Beam: 7.5 meters
  • Cruising speed: 12.5 knots
  • Engines: 2 x MTU 6062 475 HP
  • Max guests: 16
  • Number of cabins: 9
  • Number of bathrooms: 10
  • Tenders: 2
  • Water capacity: 16 tonnes

 

Practical Information

  • Time Zone: UTC-5
  • Local Currency: USD (US Dollar)
  • Language Spoken: English
  • Electricity: 110 & 220V
  • Payment Onboard: Cash (USD, Euro, GBP, AUD and NZD)

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Got Questions? Ready to Book?

Call us today at 310-915-6677 or email us info@bluewaterdivetravel.com

And let us book your dream vacation!

 

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Underwater Gallery 

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Photos provided by Robert Wilperning 

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Reviews (2)

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I've been on the Galapagos Master twice so far, and I fully enjoyed both trips.

I chose the 10 night trips over the 7 night trips to get the extra days at the better dive sites. The highlights were iguanas, mola mola, and hammerheads.

Cabins were confortable and better than most other liveaboards, and the AC worked well. Food was pretty good and served buffer style. Staff is friendly and goes out of their way to know the names of the guests. The dive operation was run very well with an emphasis on safety, which is important when you are out at remote islands.

"Big JC" was our favorite dive guide, he always had a lot of enthusiasm and knowledge about the dive sites.

The trips are expensive, but not more so than the other Galapagos liveaboard options. This trip hits the highlights of diving the Galapagos and I can highly recommend it.

Visited on 01/2017 - Submitted on 10/28/2017
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What a wonderful experience! I couldn't get over how well everything was designed and set up and how helpful everyone one was. The rooms were spacious, and the diving deck very easy to get around and work on. Never felt crowded, which is so rare! I brought some underwater camera gear that looks like a beast, but they didn't seem bothered in the slightest. Helpful staff would hand me the camera from on deck, and were understanding about fresh water rinses for the gear, even setting up a dry area for them to stay before our next dive. Felt secure and safe the entire time. Would love to return!

Visited on 04/2012 - Submitted on 03/03/2014

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