Liveaboards

Galapagos Master


Galapagos Master (Master Fleet)

Built of steel, the Galapagos Master is set to be the most eco-friendly, dive liveaboard in the Galapagos Islands. She has 8 well-appointed modern cabins, a spacious interior and generous outside space for relaxation and dive gear preparation. Our experienced crew of 12 is waiting to welcome you aboard and show you the best of the Galapagos, both underwater and on land.

Itinerary

On a typical day we 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 our guests to explore the Galapagos to its fullest, on days 2, 7 and 10, dives 3 and 4 will be substituted by an island visits at North Seymour, Santa Cruz or Isla Isabela.

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. We highly recommend our guests have training beyond beginner level and a minimum experience of 50 dives, preferably in similar conditions. If our 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.

Price: From about £3392 (US$4850, about €3880)

Includes:

  • Return airport transfers
  • 7 nights cruise on Galapagos Master on a twin/share basis
  • Full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) daily, including soft drinks, local beer and wine with dinner
  • 18-20 Dives on air
  • Land excursions on some days.

Cabin Upgrades:  Available

Please note: There is a Galapagos National Park fee of about £65 (US$100, about €75), a tourism card fee of about £7 (US$10, about €8) and a recompression chamber support fee of about £23 (US$35, about €27) (subject to change) which must be prepaid.

Single Occupancy Supplement: Please contact us.

Air Travel: Our in-house IATA ticket agency can arrange your air travel in connection with your holiday from a departure point anywhere in the world, or you may arrange your own air travel if you prefer. We can tailor-make your itinerary to your personal requirements, so if you would like to make a stop-over or two, make a side trip to some other destination, or travel business class rather than economy, we will be happy to assist. Please contact us about your air travel requirements.


The spacious dive deck on board Galapagos Master (Master Fleet)


Sumptuous meals on board Galapagos Master (Master Fleet)


Upper Deck Cabin on board Galapagos Master (Master Fleet)


Champagne anyone? (Master Fleet)


Lower Deck Cabin on board Galapagos Master (Master Fleet)


Galapagos Master anchored up (Master Fleet)


Saloon on board Galapagos Master (Master Fleet)


Shaded seating area on board Galapagos Master (Master Fleet)


Lower Deck Twin Share Cabin on board Galapagos Master (Master Fleet)

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