– Advanced Open Water
– Minimum 50 dives
– Experience in currents
Abundant marine life
Manta ray sightings
Unique marine life
The Master the Galapagos 7 nights liveaboard itinerary visits many of the best scuba diving areas of the Galápagos Islands. The Galápagos are an Ecuadorian archipelago of volcanic islands straddling the equator about 970 km west of continental Ecuador. They are also a UNESCO World Heritage site, an official Ecuadorian province, an Ecuadorian National Park as well as a biological marine reserve. In addition to being home to a variety of endemic, land-based wildlife, the Galápagos Islands are renowned for amazing shark diving with the chance to encounter silky sharks, the famous Galapagos shark and an abundance of schooling hammerheads. Few people are granted the opportunity of diving these pristine waters and no place on Earth will boast such a variety of underwater sightings.
Maps & Itinerary
You may wonder what all this fuss is about, but we can assure you that Galapagos are deserving of all the titles bestowed upon them. 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.
The 18 islands and 100 islets covering a distance of 220km from North to South 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’.
Their vastness is surprising in itself (7,880 km2 of land spread over 45,000 km2 of ocean), but the fact that it’s still being shaped by volcanic activity is amazing. The wildlife is beyond wonder with plants, birds and animals that do not seem to have changed much since ancient times; Anyone would be forgiven for thinking that this place has been frozen in time.
Your underwater adventures with Galapagos Master will encompass everything from whales to nudibranchs and much, much more, including possible mola mola sightings. Macro-lovers will also get their share of the excitement with an array of seahorses, blennies, hawk fishes and many others. The diving conditions can often be challenging, and therefore not suited to inexperienced scuba divers, but the rewards will be unforgettable and well worth it.
Your 7 nights ‘Master the Galapagos’ liveaboard diving holiday will be filled with plenty of wonderous encounters and memories to last you a lifetime.
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
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.
**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 week the itinerary includes the same islands. The order of the island visits, however, is dictated by the Galapagos National Park and may vary weekly.
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.
Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee
100 USD per person
Payable, in cash only, at your arrival airport in Galapagos.
Ingala Transit Control Card
20 USD per person
Payable, in cash only, at Guayaquil or Quito Airport prior to domestic flight check-in.
20 USD per person
Subject to change, and payable in advance only. Applicable amount will be invoiced between 21-60 days before departure.
12L (Steel) cylinder
*Full equipment set includes: BCD, regulators, wetsuit, mask, booties & fins only. Standard cylinders provided free of charge are 11L (80 cu ft) aluminium.
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