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

The Galapagos are a UNESCO World Heritage site, an official Ecuadorian province, an Ecuadorian National Park and also a biological marine reserve. An archipelago of volcanic islands straddling the equator, the Galapagos Islands are situated approximately 970 km west of mainland Ecuador, and comprise 18 islands and 100 islets covering a distance of 220km from North to South. The islands are world-renowned for their vast endemic and unique wildlife, which were studied by Charles Darwin during the voyage of the Beagle in 1835. Few people are granted the opportunity of diving the pristine waters of the Galapagos, and no place on Earth boasts such a variety of underwater sightings. During the 10 night 'Master the Galapagos' liveaboard diving itinerary, you are likely to encounter the famous Galapagos shark, schooling hammerheads, penguins, marine iguanas, and much, much more; Truly, a trip of a lifetime.

Dates & Prices

What's included:
Obligatory surcharges:

*PLEASE NOTE: It is not possible to get Diet Coke, Coke Light, Coke Zero, Diet Pepsi, or any other diet sodas in The Galapagos as they are not produced in recyclable bottles.

Maps & Itinerary

You may wonder what all this fuss is about, but we can assure you that the Galápagos Islands have earned the awe and fascination of many divers, year after year. Being located in both the Southern and Northern hemispheres, and where 3 main ocean currents cross paths, the islands are already an oddity themselves, but this archipelago is the land of every extreme.

Their vastness is surprising in itself (7,880 km2 of land spread over 45,000 km2 of ocean), but the fact that they are still being shaped by volcanic activity is amazing. The wildlife is beyond wonder with plants, birds and animals that have adapted to their remote environment; observations and collections of these by Charles Darwin contributed to his famous ‘Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection’.

A Galápagos liveaboard scuba diving adventure can encompass everything from whale sightings to colourful nudibranchs and much, much more. The islands are best known for amazing shark encounters and you will generally have a good chance of seeing silky sharks, the famous Galápagos shark and even schooling hammerheads. 

Diving conditions in Galápagos are often challenging, even for experienced scuba divers, but the underwater encounters will be unforgettable making your 10 night Master the Galapagos liveaboard diving holiday one that is filled with memories to last you a lifetime.

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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:

  • Wake up call
  • Full Breakfast and dive briefings
  • Dive 1 and 2
  • Lunch, relaxation and dive briefings
  • Dive 3 and 4
  • Dinner

To allow our guests to experience the Galapagos to its fullest, on days 2 and 10, dives 3 and 4 will be substituted by an island visit. Prior to your flight home, you may also opt to visit the Interpretation Center on San Cristobal Island.

Detailed itinerary

**PLEASE NOTE** The itinerary above is an example only and is subject to change depending on local regulations and permits, guests’ experience, weather conditions and logistics and is at the Captain’s discretion. Currently, the itinerary includes the same islands each week; However, the order of the island visits is dictated by the Galapagos National Park and may vary weekly. 

This itinerary includes an extensive amount of time cruising between some of the islands, particularly to and from Wolf & Darwin, although the longer crossings will mostly be overnight.

Water temperatures can drop to 15°C (59°F) or even lower so we recommend bringing additional thermal layers to wear under your wetsuit. You will also need to bring gloves, hood or hooded vest, and a 20-30 metre reel for DSMB deployment as these items are not available to rent on Galapagos Master

Accommodation

8.94

Rated excellent

Nitrox

Surcharge

Wifi

Surcharge

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

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.
Fuel Surcharge

PLEASE NOTE: Galapagos National Park Entrance Fees will increase to 200 USD from 1st August 2024.

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
15L cylinder
72 USD
108 USD

*Full equipment set includes: BCD, regulators, wetsuit, mask, booties & fins only. Standard cylinders provided free of charge are 12 Litres (80 cuft).

Essential items to bring with you to Galapagos: Gloves, Hood / Hooded vest, additional thermal layers*,  20-30 metre reel for DSMB deployment

*Water temperatures can drop to 15°C (59°F) or even lower so we recommend a skin-suit, neoprene vest and/ or long sleeve neoprene top, neoprene shorts / long-johns to wear under your wetsuit

7 nights:
10 nights:
Nitrox
150 USD
225 USD
Beer
3.50 USD
Spirits
6 USD
Cocktails
8 USD
Wine (per bottle)
30 USD
Wi-Fi Data package (7 nights)
40 USD
Wi-Fi Data package (10 nights)
60 USD
Laundry (per item)
1 USD
Merchandise (starting from)
15 USD
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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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