Master the Galapagos (10 nights)

Requirements: PADI Advanced Open Water or equivalent - minimum of 50 logged dives

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Duration

10 nights

itinerary-skill

Skill level

– Advanced Open Water 

– Minimum 50 dives

– Experience in currents

Master the Galapagos (10 nights)

Overview

Shark diving
Abundant Marinelife
Abundant marine life
Manta Rays
Manta ray sightings
Drift diving
Drift diving
Manta rays
Unique marine life

An archipelago of volcanic islands straddling the equator, the Galapagos Islands are situated about 970 km west of continental Ecuador. The Galapagos are a UNESCO World Heritage site, an official Ecuadorian province, an Ecuadorian National Park and also a biological marine reserve.

Dates & Prices

What's included:
Obligatory surcharges:

Maps & Itinerary

You may wonder what all this fuss is about, but we can assure you that the Galapagos islands have earned the awe and fascination over many divers, year after year. Firstly, these 18 islands and 100 islets are world-renowned for their vast endemic and unique wildlife, which were studied by Charles Darwin during the voyage of the Beagle. His observations and collections in the Galapagos contributed to the famous ‘Darwin Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection’.

Due to being located both in the Southern and Northern hemispheres, the islands are already an oddity themselves, but this archipelago is the land of every extreme.

Their vastness (220 km from North to South, 7,880 km2 of land spread over 45,000 km2 of ocean) is surprising, but the fact that it’s still being shaped by volcanic activity is amazing. The wildlife is just beyond wonders; plants, birds and animals do not seem to have changed much since ancient times. You’d be forgiven for thinking that this place seems frozen in time and to visit the Galapagos is truly a chance of a lifetime.

Few people are granted the opportunity of diving these pristine waters and no place on Earth will boast such a variety of underwater sightings. Your underwater adventures will encompass everything from whales to nudibranchs and much, much more. The islands are best known for amazing shark diving and you will generally have a chance to encounter silky sharks, the famous Galapagos shark and an abundance of schooling hammerheads. Macro-lovers will also get their share of the excitement with an array of seahorses, blennies, hawk fishes and many others.

Your Master the Galapagos 10 nights will be filled with memories to last you a lifetime and your experience may be challenging, but the rewards will be unforgettable.

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On a typical 10-night itinerary up to 27-30 dives may be possible*. The diving day aboard Galapagos Master is typically 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 and 7, dives 3 and 4 will be substituted by an island visit. Prior to your flight home, you may also opt to visit the Interpretation Centre on San Cristobal Island.

Detailed itinerary

**PLEASE NOTE** The itinerary above is an example only and is subject to change depending on local regulations, guests’ experience, flight schedules, weather and logistics and is at the Captain’s discretion. Currently, each trip our Master the Galapagos 10 nights itinerary includes the same islands. The order of the island visits, however, is dictated by the Galapagos National Park and may vary weekly. 

Accommodation

8.94

Rated excellent

Nitrox

Surcharge

Wifi

No

Equipment

Surcharge

Tech friendly

No

Divided over 2 decks, there are 9 comfortable cabins with en-suite facilities, 8 of which are used to accommodate up to 16 guests. The cabins have a choice of fixed doubles, fixed twins and convertible double/twin cabins.

Communal areas comprise of a spacious indoor lounge on the middle level, with cushioned bench seating and plasma screen for movie and photo viewing. Adjacent to the lounge is our indoor dining area complete with cocktail bar. An indoor camera set-up station provides ample room for a full photography charter group.

The upper level has shaded outdoor bench seating with cushioned loungers. From here our guests can enjoy the fresh air and views of The Galapagos.

Extras

  • Taxes & Surcharges
  • Equipment
  • Nitrox
  • Bar & Services
Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee
100 USD per person
Payable, in cash only, at your arrival airport in Galapagos.
Ingala Transit Control Card
25 USD per person
Payable, in cash only, at Guayaquil or Quito Airport prior to domestic flight check-in.
Equipment
7 nights:
10 nights:
Full set*
270 USD
405 USD
BCD
72 USD
108 USD
Booties
30 USD
45 USD
Dive Computer
72 USD
108 USD
Fins
30 USD
45 USD
Mask
30 USD
45 USD
Regulators
72 USD
108 USD
Full-length wetsuit
72 USD
108 USD
Cylinder: 12L Steel
72 USD
108 USD
Cylinder: 15L Steel
72 USD
108 USD

*Full equipment set includes: BCD, regulators, wetsuit, mask, booties & fins only.

7 nights:
10 nights:
Nitrox
150 USD
225 USD
Beer
3.50 USD
Spirits
6 USD
Cocktails
8 USD
Wine (per bottle)
30 USD
Laundry (per item)
1 USD
Merchandise (starting from)
15 USD
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Few people are granted the opportunity of diving these pristine waters

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Customer Reviews

Take a look at what our customers have said about our liveaboards in the Galapagos

Great dive trip in Galapagos
Great dive trip in Galapagos
Galapagos Master, April 2019
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Boat was kept spotless and clean the entire 11 days . Staff worked hard at keeping up with making ship look everyday like it was the first day on board. Drive crew extremely helpful pointing out all marine life. Briefings were very detailed, accurate and informative, Dive crew made us feel very comfortable in the water on every dive. The crew went above and beyond all expectations so my daughter and I could have a memorable dive holiday.
Brilliant Diving
Brilliant Diving
Galapagos Master, August 2018
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Galapagos has always been on our bucket list, it was worth the wait, we saw everything we expected to see and more. The encounters with the whale sharks were breathtaking. If the shower was hot this would be a five star experience. Crew are fantastic.
exceptional diving
exceptional diving
Galapagos Master, July 2018
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The boat is well equipped to cater for all divers, the crew are very attentive, nothing is too much trouble. The guides are very passionate about everything they do. My favourite dive was Punta Rosa with the Mola, something I have wanted to see for a long time. I would like to see reusable water bottles, filled from the water cooler and soda pop from large bottle into glasses to reduce plastic waste. Could guest be encouraged to take some of their waste with them, things like cotton wool and ear buds etc, they bring them over so they could be given a waste bag to take back
Amazing sealife!
Amazing sealife!
Galapagos Master, June 2018
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We had a great trip. The diving itself was amazing regarding the marine life. Lots of sharks, manta ray, turtles, sealions, jacks and many other fishes we've seen as well as iguanas and molas, which was incredible! Over this also on land the birds, sealions, crabs and different birds und turtles flashed us. Comfortable facilities, friendly guides and good services from the whole crew made our fullcharter each day to something special.
once in a lifetime
once in a lifetime
Galapagos Master, May 2018
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I came to the Galapagos to see the Mola Mola; come to find out its' name is Mola Ramsey. My partner & I choose 2 livaboards per year to enjoy for each of our birthdays. Never in my life have I ever enjoyed learning about the Islands & how each is different from the other. Our guide was so passionate & informative. I will NEVER forget what Ruley passed down to me; thus, me passing it down to younger generations! I will forever pray for the islands & their particular species. Thank you Ruley & Galapagos Master for imprinting my heart!
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