Galapagos Master is the most ecological diving liveaboard boat in Galapagos. Deep Blue was built in 2004 and it’s completely made of steel. During the cruise it can speed up to 12.5 knots. Ten experienced people are the crew of Galapagos Master and they are available to you at any moment. They will also give their best to show you Galapagos in the best possible way, both in the water and above it.
Galapagos Master liveaboard trips include 3 days diving at the incredible dive sites of Darwin and Wolf Islands. You have the choice between a 7-night or 10-night liveaboard itinerary offering between 21 to 30 dives.
This 33m metre steel liveaboard is well equipped and has plenty of onboard amenities for you to enjoy whilst not diving.
We offer our guests the large space on deck for relaxation or preparation of diving equipment. It has cushioned loungers, on which our guests can enjoy the views and fresh air of Galapagos. The interior of boat is really spacious, and we have 9 well-appointed luxury cabins. Shared areas are mostly located in the middle level of the boast and they consist of large indoor lobby, with bench and hundreds of cushions and pillows where you can sit, relax and enjoy the cruise. If you enjoy relaxing in the sun, we have the sun-deck on upper level and the bow area with more loungers for the finest comfort. Dining area and the cocktail bar are next to the lobby.
The station for photographers is in the back and it has many charging points (American round plugs) and storage bins. It provides a spacious room for large photographers groups onboard. There are more preparation areas for photographers on rear deck.
Guests can visit our Captain on the top deck, or enjoy the gangways on the yacht.
Lower level is reserved for the setup of diving equipment. There are individual areas with special storage bins under benches for all your personal things. You can have a shower after diving close to those areas, or you can use the rinse equipment to wash your equipment at the same place.
The dive deck allows ample space to set up all your dive equipment for the trip ahead. under bench storage is where you can store all your personal items such as dive torches and SMBs. The deck also has drawers where you can store more delicate or valuable equipment for safe keeping.
The is an indoor camera charging station with multiple charging points making it easy to prepare for the next dive.
The Galapagos Master sleeps a total of 18 guests on-board over its 9 comfortable and well-maintained cabins. The Galapagos Master can carry no more than 16 divers at any one time due to license constraints.
All 9 cabins are air-conditioned and en-suite, and all are equipped with an additional fan as well as power outlets (110V and 220V) and an adapter. There is plenty of storage space and a safe for personal belongings. The bathrooms come complete with toiletries, a hairdryer and a bathrobe.
4 Lower Deck Cabins:
The 4 lower deck cabins have 2 single beds each and have portholes to see out and allow natural light in.
1 Main Deck Cabin:
The main deck cabin boasts a sea view and a comfortable double bed.
4 Upper Deck Cabins
The upper deck cabins also boast a sea view but have 2 single beds for twin sharing requirements.
Diving in the Galapagos Islands
Galapagos is recorded as underwater world wonders (one of seven) and it’s a world famous diving destination. Experienced divers pass the best words about it, and most usually they say it’s the place with the healthiest underwater biodiversity in the world. It is situated in the eastern Pacific Ocean, 973 km west from Ecuador. It consists of 19 big islands, and also a number of smaller islands. Thanks to the isolation from other lands and preservation nowadays, they are still undisturbed lands, as they were for millions years. A number of rare and unique organisms have evolved as a result of that, and many creatures and species can’t be found anywhere else. Galapagos Islands offer the most amazing shark diving on earth!
On a typical day you can have up to 4 day dives however the 4th day dive may be substituted for a night dive when the boat is anchored within a sheltered cove. Diving in the Galapagos can be challenging, even for the experienced diver. At many sites currents can be strong and visibility may diminish due to currents and an influx of nutrients. We highly recommend our guests have training beyond beginner level. Be sure you start your diving at Wolf&Darvin as it is a unique place where you dive through myriads of hammerheads, and find more reef sharks cruising next to you. You can also meet the wonderful sea turtles, thousands of schools of fish, and giant morays. Face to face diving with giant mantas is possible at Cabo Marschall and you’ll definitely be surrounded by millions of salemas. You may also see the sunfish if you dive deeper.
Galapagos is very rich in critters – seahorses hide in plentiful coral bushes, giant frogfish, nudis, hawkfish and blennies. Playful and funny sea lions will accompany you on each dive, and you’ll most definitely see the speedy penguins or sea iguanas, which are for sure the unique sight.