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The Galapagos Master ...for a Galapagos diving cruise

A comfortable vessel provides spacious cabins and plenty of space for 16 divers.
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The Galapagos Master

Having undergone a complete interior refit to the highest luxury standards, the 32-meter M/V Galapagos Master (formerly christened the “Deep Blue,” built in 2002) is slated to launch in May 2015.

The M/V Galapagos Master will accommodate a total of 18 divers on each liveaboard trip, maximizing safety and comfort for all guests on board! Offering both 7-night and 10-night dive trips, each cruise will spend a minimum of three (3) days around Darwin and Wolf Islands, as well as offering land excursions during the itinerary.

The vessel features nine (9) air-conditioned cabins spread across three decks, with each cabin offering stunning views of the Galapagos archipelago. Each cabin has its own private en-suite bathroom with hot water, in-cabin entertainment and ample storage room for all personal belongings.

Adding to the convenience and flexibility, the ship’s cabins can be used either as a twin or double-bedded rooms.

The communal areas available to guests include a spacious indoor lounge on the middle deck. Relax and unwind from your day's diving while watching your latest underwater shots or your favorite movie on the flat screen television.

A tantalizing array of mouth-watering meals is served up in the indoor dining area, which is complimented by the adjacent cocktail bar.

Photographers can take full advantage of the indoor camera set-up station, which includes multiple charging points (US round pin plug). Additional storage drawers to the aft of the vessel mean that even photography charter groups will have no problem finding enough space for their equipment!

The dive equipment set up is found on the aft deck of the lower level, while individual set up areas come with under-bench storage for divers’ personal items. Rinse tanks are conveniently located for washing dive equipment and camera gear, and there are two (2) shower heads for those wanting a quick post-dive rinse. An additional two (2) deck heads are situated on the starboard side of the boat, just in front of the salon entrance.

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.

The crew and staff consist of 11 crew members, including 2 dive masters/naturalist guides, while the language spoken on board the yacht are English and Spanish.

The steel vessel is steadier than most due to the fact that it has been designed to be lower to aid stability and speed. The boat has an official license to operate and organize diving activities in the Galapagos, issued by the Ecuadorian government and the National Institute of the Galapagos, ensuring you that they have passed all the safety tests as well as complying with the strict environmental rules of the park. With all the latest safety devices — GPS, VHF radios, satellite communication, two life rafts, emergency oxygen and AED — you will know you are travelling in total protection and safety. 

  • Accommodations:
    • Capacity: 18 passengers in 9 cabins
    • Cabins: 4 Lower Deck Cabins – optional twin beds or double and a porthole window; 1 Main Deck Cabin; 4 Upper Deck Cabins with optional twin beds or double and a picture window.
    • Features: Air conditioning; private bathrooms; storage space
  • Technical Features and Specifications:
    • Length: 32.3 meters (106 feet)
    • Speed: 12.5 knots
    • Crew and Staff: 10 crew including 2 dive masters/naturalist guides
    • Languages: English and Spanish
    • Safety Certification: automatic fired and smoke detection system; manual fire extinguishers and firefighting equipment; 406 EPIRB; safety flags and dive alerts; 2 life rafts; life jackets; full complement of safety and rescue equipment; 1 radar Furuno 36 miles; satellite compass; GPS; and depth sounder.
    • Decks: 3 decks. Lower Deck – cabins and engine room; Main Deck – dining room and lounge; Upper Deck – cabins, the Bridge, and open-air relaxation area.
  • Facilities:
    • Air-conditioned salon with TV/DVD; dining area; sun deck; small library; cell phone communication; two camera tables; rinse tank; and equipment rental. 

Itinerary: The Galapagos Master

Day 1:
San Cristóbal Island – Lobos Islet (1 dive)
Day 2:
Santa Cruz Island – Punta Carrión (3 dives)
Day 3:
Darwin Island (3 dives)
Day 4:
Darwin Island (3 dives)
Day 5:
Wolf Island: (3 dives)
Day 6:
Isabela Island – Vicente Roca Point (3 dives)
Day 7:
Santiago Island – Cousins Rock (2 dives) / Santa Cruz Island – Highlands & Charles Darwin Research Center
Day 8:
Interpretation Center, Cristóbal Island– Departure

2015 Price: The Galapagos Master

Room Price per person
January to May 15 May 15 to July 15 July to December
Lower Deck US$4,750 US$6,150 US$4,750
Middle Deck US$4,850 US$6,300 US$4,850
Upper Deck US$4,850 US$6,300 US$4,850

Included in the price:

  • All transfers
  • 8 days cruise aboard of the M/Y Deep Blue in double cabins with private bathroom
  • full board
  • water, coffee or tea during the cruise
  • services of a naturalist guide and dive master

Not included in the price:

  • Flights mainland to/from Galápagos
  • Entrance fee to Galápagos National Park $100.00,
  • Transit Card $10.00,
  • beverages,
  • single supplement,
  • personal dive equipment,
  • gratuities,
  • personal expenses and insurance

Additional fees

For each liveaboard dive trip 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 Airport
  • US$35 Hyperbaric Chamber Fee – payable aboard the Galapagos Master

Land excursions are included in your cruise free of charge, while the following are available for an additional fee:

  • Full dive equipment rental ( from US$22.50 per dive day)
  • Nitrox (US$100-150)
  • Alcoholic beverages (prices vary, with beer starting at US$2)
  • Master Liveaboards merchandise (prices vary)

NOTE: Itinerary is subject to change without previous notice, due to weather conditions, operational matters, National Park Authorities advice, or Captain´s decision for passengers’ security.

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