Galapagos Master is a professional dive yatch runs by Master Liveaboard Fleet, it offers dive liveaboard trips in the Galapagos Islands, each trip it can accommodate up to 16 guests.

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Boat

Galapagos Master was built in 2004 the yacht, formerly known as "Deep Blue". It was undergo a full refit in November 2014 - April 2015, and finally re-launched in May 2015 as a professional dive liveaboard under the Master Liveaboard Fleet. The refit was overseen by the experienced yacht building team of Siren Fleet, Jan & Frank Van Der Linde.

Galapagos Master is a 32.3 meters long, 7.5 meters wide professional steel dive liveaboard, cruises at 9 knots, it has 110v and 220v power with US plugs onboard.

On the main deck there is air-conditioned indoor lounge with cushioned bench seating and plasma screen for movie and photo viewing. The indoor dining area is adjacent to the lounge and complete with cocktail bar. It has an indoor camera set-up station, with numerous charging points (US round pin plug) and storage drawers is 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.

The upper level has shaded outdoor bench seating with cushioned loungers from where our guests can enjoy the fresh air and views of The Galapagos. For those who enjoy to relax in the sun there is the top level sun-deck or upper level bow area with additional cushioned loungers provided for your comfort. Guests are free to take advantage of the gangways on both the port and starboard sides to walk around the yacht or visit the Captain in his bridge on the upper deck.

Galapagos Master offer a choice of international and local cuisine, all meals are served in buffet style. In between the meals, there is always some tasty treats for you to pick up. If you have any special dietary requirements, please let our booking agents know, so we can put an note for you.

There is a range of fruit juices, balck/green herbal teas, carbonated soft drinks available any time of the day, as well as instant and freshly brewed coffee. Guests may also select beer, wine or spirit from the cocktail bar for an additional fee, in accordace with local law, we have a "Ship-Only" bar policy.

The dive deck is found on the aft deck of the main deck. Equipped with individual set up areas, under bench storage for masks, fins and other personal items. Rinse tanks are conveniently located for washing dive equipment and camera gear, whilst there are 2 shower heads for those wishing for a quick post-dive rinse down, and also 2 deck bathrooms.

A further 2 deck heads are situated on the starboard side of the boat, just in front of the salon entrance.


Cabin

Galapagos Master has 9 well-appointed modern guest cabins, limited by the license the boat takes no more than 16 divers per trip, although, it can accomodate up to 18.

All cabins have ensuite bathroom, Wall fan, A/C, storage area, safety box, bathrobes, hiar dryer, shower gel, US plug outlet 110 & 220 Volts, adapter.

4 Upper Deck Cabins (# 6 - 9)
On the upper deck, each cabin comes with two single beds side by side upon request, it can be converted into one king size double bed, seaview windows.

1 Main Deck Cabin (# 5)
On the main deck, this cabin comes with a large double bed, seaview windows.
(normally this cabin is not for sale)

4 Lower Deck Cabins (# 1 - 4 ):
On the lower deck, each cabin comes with two single beds side by side upon request, it can be converted into one king size double bed, portholes.


Diving

  • 3 dives per day + alternating additional sunset/night dives.

  • Usually 8D/7N diving trip will offer 18 - 20 dives in total.

  • Usually 11D/10N diving trip will offer up to 30 dives in total.

  • 1 Check dive will be provided on the embarkation day.

  • Only 1 - 2 dives will be provided on the last diving day.

  • No dive will be provided on the day of departure.

  • All diving will provide experienced guide to lead the dive.

  • Divers must have AOW level with at least 50 logged dives.


Other Informations

  • Nitrox:Available with additional charge
  • 15L Tanks:Available with additional charge
  • REBREATHER Dive:Not available at the moment
  • Technical Dive:Not available at the moment
  • Dive Equipment Rental:Available with additional charge
  • Dive insurance:Divers must have valid dive insurance
  • Wi-Fi Internet :Not available at the moment
  • Laundry Service:Available with additional charge
  • Massage Service:Available with additional charge
  • Payment on board:Cash (EUR/USD/GBP/AUD)
  • Crew Number:11, include 2 dive guides

Itineraries

Galapagos Itinerary

On a typical day we offer up to 4 day dives. On our 7-night itinerary we schedule 18-20 dives, whilst during our 10-night itineraries up to 30 dives will be possible. We do not offer night dives in the Galapagos.


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
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.


8D/7N Itinerary

Day 1: Morning airport arrival, transfer to Galapagos Master and lunch, followed by an afternoon check dive - carried out in a sheltered bay in an excellent shallow spot, at a max depth of 9 meters (30ft), this will allow you to check your dive gear but also become acquainted with some of the local marine life.

Day 2: Morning will be 2 dives at Punta Carrion and Baltra North East followed by an afternoon land tour of North Seymour Island before cruising north during the evening.

Day 3 & 4: Will be spent at Darwin island, diving all day.

Day 5: Will be spent at Wolf island followed by a cruise South during the evening

Day 6: Will be spent at Punta Vicente Roca.

Day 7: Morning we will dive at Cousin Rock followed by an afternoon dive at Los Gemelos, plus a land visit to see giant land tortoises on Santa Cruz.

Day 8: Morning there will be a visit to the Interpretation Centre on San Cristóbal Island followed by disembarkation and transfer to the airport or local hotels.


For each liveaboard safari in the Galapagos the additional fees are payable locally:
US$100 Galapagos National Park Tax – payable on arrival at San Cristobal Airport
US$20 Ingala Transfer Card – payable on arrival at Guayaquil/Quito Airport


Getting there and away…
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). Our representative will meet you at the airport. Embarkation time is depending on flight arrivals; disembarkation at the end of the cruise will be just before 10 am allowing plenty of time for your onward domestic connection. International flights are possible to some destinations on the day of disembarkation but please ensure you allow plenty of time for transfers and check in.


On arrival…
The Galapagos Islands are a province of Ecuador. Passport holders of most Western and Asian countries will be issued with a visa on arrival into Ecuador that allows for stays of up to 90 days, please make sure that your passport has validity of at least 6 months beyond the period you intend to stay in Ecuador. If you are travelling with medication please bring your physician’s prescription with you.


Staying there…
The local currency in Ecuador is the US Dollar (USD). Larger hotels, resorts, shops and restaurants will normally accept Visa and Mastercard for which a charge of 4 – 10% may be levied. We work with a number of hotels and resorts. Should you wish to extend your stay in the Galapagos, our team will be pleased to assist you.

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Destinations Galapagos
Facilities Nitrox support, Camera station, Laundry
Languages spoken English, Spanish

Schedules & routes

Date Duration Destination Departure - Arrival Price
29/10/2018 to 05/11/2018 7 nights Galapagos San Cristobal - San Cristobal From $5,475.00 Detail
05/11/2018 to 12/11/2018 7 nights Galapagos San Cristobal - San Cristobal From $5,475.00 Detail
12/11/2018 to 19/11/2018 7 nights Galapagos San Cristobal - San Cristobal From $5,475.00 Detail
19/11/2018 to 29/11/2018 10 nights Galapagos San Cristobal - San Cristobal From $7,075.00 Detail
29/11/2018 to 09/12/2018 10 nights Galapagos San Cristobal - San Cristobal From $7,075.00 Detail
10/12/2018 to 17/12/2018 7 nights Galapagos San Cristobal - San Cristobal From $5,475.00 Detail
17/12/2018 to 27/12/2018 10 nights Galapagos San Cristobal - San Cristobal From $7,075.00 Detail
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14/12/2020 to 21/12/2020 7 nights Galapagos San Cristobal - San Cristobal From $5,850.00 Detail
21/12/2020 to 28/12/2020 7 nights Galapagos San Cristobal - San Cristobal From $5,850.00 Detail
28/12/2020 to 07/01/2021 10 nights Galapagos San Cristobal - San Cristobal From $7,450.00 Detail

Prices & conditions

Destination Duration Cabin Price
Galapagos 7 nights Lower Deck From $5,475.00
Galapagos 7 nights Middle Deck From $5,575.00
Galapagos 7 nights Upper Deck From $5,575.00
Galapagos 10 nights Lower Deck From $7,075.00
Galapagos 10 nights Middle Deck From $7,225.00
Galapagos 10 nights Upper Deck From $7,225.00

Included

  • Air tanks & weights & weight belts
  • Daily housekeeping service
  • Land transfer on arrival/depature date
  • All meals & complimentary beverages (water & tea & coffee)
  • Soft drinks in bottles and/or cans
  • Dive guide service
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Dinner on final evening
  • Land tour & Island visit
  • Boat accident insurance

Not included

  • Domestic flights
  • Alcoholic beverages (beer or/and wine)
  • Dive courses on board
  • Crew gratuity
  • Dive equipment rentals
  • Dive insurance
  • Travel insurance ( cancellation insurance)
  • Larger tank (15 L)
  • Nitrox fills
  • Marine park fees/Port fees

Useful information

Galapagos

Period : Liveaboards run trips year round. There are two season:
- From June to November, fish life is abundant and there is a greater chance of whale shark encounters.
- December to May is mating season and also hammerhead and manta ray season.

Visa's : Citizens of Australia, New Zealand, Japan, the EU, Canada and the USA do not require visas for stays up to 90 days. Residents from some African and Asian countries require visas. Please check with your closest Ecuadorian Consulate for current entry requirements.

Climat : Although located on the equator, the weather is not tropical. The cooler, dry season extends from June to November when the air is misty and the winds are stronger. The warmer, more tropical season is between December to May.

  • During the dry season, the air temperature averages between 21°C to 27°C.
  • During the warmer season, the air temperature averages between 24°C to 32°C.

Water : With strong current fluctuations mean that there are always thermoclines underwater.

  • During the dry season, the water temperature ranges from 16°C to 24°C.
  • During the warmer season, the water temperature ranges from 21°C to 28°C.

Clothing : Warmer clothes for the cooler months, and lighter clothes for the warmer sunny months. Also bring long pants and long sleeved shirts for protection against mosquito and sand fly bites.

Plugs : Type A & B (US./Canada)electrical plug with 120-127 V @ 60Hz

Flights : International flights arrive directly to Quito or Guyaquil, with daily domestic connections to Galapagos.

Currency : Local currency is the US Dollar. Visa, Mastercard and Diners credit cards are most widely accepted. And international ATM's are available.

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