Galapagos Master

  • Nitrox
  • CCR
  • Camera Station
  • Charging Station
  • Massage

Built in 2004, Galapagos Master joined the Master Liveaboards brand after a 7 month refit in 2014-15. Previously operating as Deep Blue, the vessel was refitted by experienced yacht builders. With a steel hull and a cruising speed of 12.5 knots, 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. The Galapagos Master offers year round diving holidays in a luxury setting, with a choice of 7 night and 10 night itineraries departing from San Cristobal.

Accommodation

  • 1 Master Cabin

    The Galapagos Master has 1 Master cabin on the middle deck which features a queen-size bed and has 2 large picture windows.
    All the cabins have: Air-conditioning, Large windows, En-suite bathroom with toilet and hot water shower, Hand basin, toiletries, towels and hairdryer, Reading lights, Bedside cabinet and mirror, 2 and 3-flat pin 110-220V electricity, European and USA adapters available, Bedding and luggage space, Life jackets, Fire warning system.

  • 2 Deluxe Cabin

    There are 4 Deluxe twin or double cabins on the upper deck with large windows.
    All the cabins have: Air-conditioning, Large windows, En-suite bathroom with toilet and hot water shower, Hand basin, toiletries, towels and hairdryer, Reading lights, Bedside cabinet and mirror, 2 and 3-flat pin 110-220V electricity, European and USA adapters available, Bedding and luggage space, Life jackets, Fire warning system.

  • 3 Standard Cabin

    There are 4 Standard twin or double cabins on the lower deck with portholes. 
    All the cabins have: Air-conditioning, Portholes, En-suite bathroom with toilet and hot water shower, Hand basin, toiletries, towels and hairdryer, Reading lights, Bedside cabinet and mirror, 2 and 3-flat pin 110-220V electricity, European and USA adapters available, Bedding and luggage space, Life jackets, Fire warning system.

Dining

The cusine is varied with Western and Local dishes served buffet style throughout the day.
Self service drinks & snacks (coffee, tea, soft drinks, fruit juice, water, snacks and biscuits) are provided free of charge. Wine, beer and spirits are available for purchase.
Vegetarian and Special dietary menu available on request.

Diving

The waters of the Galapagos Islands are a unique mixture of warm and cold water, ranging between 18°C and 29°C, with thermoclines about 18°C. We recommend you bring a 5mm-7mm wet suit with hood and gloves or a dry suit with light underwear all year round. 15L Tanks are available at extra cost.
The diving in Galapagos can be strenuous, due to its currents and surge, varying water temperatures, limited visibility, and diving from dinghies. The trip is recommended for intermediate and advanced divers.
The primary attraction in Galapagos is the large pelagics such as schooling Hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, Silky Sharks, Bullhead Sharks, Reef Sharks, Mola Molas and Whale sharks. Occasionally, there is sighting of Whales, Marlin, Dolphin and Orcas. You will see a rare combination of warm and cold-water creatures including Sea Lions, Mantas, Penguins, Flightless Cormorants, Sting Rays, Eagle Rays, Turtles, Moray Eels, Sea Horses, Marine iguanas and enormous schools of unusual fish. Many of the marine creatures are found nowhere else on earth!

  • Nitrox 7 Nights Trip 100$
  • Nitrox 10 Nights Trip 150$
  • 15 liters tank

Dive Courses

The Galapagos Master do not currently offer any dive training courses. For those wishing to take a nitrox certification course we recommend you contact your local dive centre to complete the course before joining your cruise.

Equipment Rental For 7 Night Cruise

Galapagos Master has rental equipment including BCD’s, regulators, 7mm long wetsuits, masks and fins. Please make your equipment enquiries during your reservation.

  • Full set 175$
  • Dive Computer 60$
  • 15 liters tank per day 6$
  • Nautilus Lifeline

Equipment Rental For 10 Night Cruise

  • Full set 225$
  • Dive Computer 80$
  • 15 liters tank per day 6$
  • Nautilus Lifeline

Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Air Conditioned Saloon
  • Sun Deck
  • Shaded Deck Area
  • Dive Deck
  • Camera Rinse Tank
  • Camera Station
  • Charging Station
  • Library

Services

  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Laundry Service
  • Audio & Video Entertainment
  • Land Tours

Activities

The Galapagos Master is offering year round diving cruises to the remote Galapagos Islands.

Boat Features & Safety Equipment

Build 2004
Refit 2015
Length 32.3 meters
Beam 7.5 meters
Draft 3 meters
Max Speed 12.5 knots
Cruising Speed 9 knots
Engines 2xMTU 6062 475HP
Generators 2 Jhon Deere 75kw, 1 John Deere 45kw, 1 Jhon Deere 15kw
Maximum guests 18
Number of cabins 9
Crew 12
Satellite Phone Yes
Safety Equipment life rafts, life jackets, lifebuoys, fire alarm, fire extinguisher, search lights, oxygen, EPIRB
Communication VHF radio, Long Range Single Side Band Radio
Navigation Radar, Magnetic Compass, Depth sounder, GPS
Tenders 2

Cruise Price Includes

Accommodation, based on 2 sharing
All meals and snacks
Drinking water, soft drinks and juices
Up to 4 guided dives per day
12l Aluminium cylinder, weights
Air fills
Deck Towels
Minimum 3 days of diving Darwin & Wolf islands (weather permitting)
Land excursions - minimum 2 offered per trip

Cruise Price Excludes

International and domestic flights
Alcoholc beverages (beer, wine and spirits)
Travel and dive insurance (compulsory)
Scuba equipment rental
Nitrox fills - up to 32%
Nautilus Lifeline Rental
SMB rental
Galapagos Dive Permit 100 USD
Chamber fee 35 USD
Visitor Card 10 USD

  • Master the Galapagos 7 Night – Itinerary

    The following is a daily plan for your 7 night cruise as per our operating permit in the Galapagos Islands. This itinerary may change without notice.
    Monday morning airport arrival, transfer to Galapagos Master and lunch, followed by an afternoon check out dive. Carried out in a sheltered bay in an excellent shallow spot, at a max depth of 9m (30ft), this will allow you to check your dive gear but also become acquainted with some of the local marine life.
    Tuesday 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
    Wednesday & Thursday will be spent at Darwin
    Friday will be spent at Wolf followed by a cruise South during the evening
    Saturday will be spent at Punta Vicente Roca
    Sunday morning we will dive at Cousin Rock with a dive at Los Gemelos followed by a land visit to see giant land tortoises on Santa Cruz
    Monday morning there will be a visit to the Interpretation Centre on San Cristóbal Island followed by disembarkation and transfer to the airport or local hotel.

     

  • Master the Galapagos 10 Night – Itinerary

    The following is a daily plan for your 10 night cruise as per our operating permit in the Galapagos Islands. This itinerary may change without notice.
    Day 1: Airport arrival, transfer to Galapagos Master and lunch, followed by an afternoon check out dive. Carried out in a sheltered bay in an excellent shallow spot, at a max depth of 9m (30ft), this will allow you to check your dive gear but also become acquainted with some of the local marine life.
    Day 2: 2 morning dives at Punta Carrion followed by an afternoon land tour of North Seymour Island before cruising north during the evening
    Days 3 & 4: Spent at Darwin
    Days 5 & 6: Spent at Wolf followed by a cruise South during the evening
    Day 7: The morning will be spent at Roca Redonda with the afternoon at Punta Vicente Roca
    Day 8: Diving all day at Cabo Douglas
    Day 9: Diving all day at Cabo Marshall
    Day 10: We will dive at Cousin Rock and Los Gemelos followed by a land visit to see giant land tortoises on Santa Cruz
    Day 11: In the morning there will be a visit to the Interpretation Centre on San Cristóbal Island followed by disembarkation and transfer to the airport or local hotel