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Galapagos Master

About Galapagos Master

The Galapagos Master is a steel hull 106ft long scuba diving liveaboard. They are based out of San Cristobal in the Galapagos Islands. The vessel was built in 2004 and renovated 2015. They have 9 cabins for a total of 16 guests. The upper deck cabins have large picture windows. Moreover, the cabins have lots of personal storage space as well as ensuite bathrooms. The vessel has air conditioning throughout including the indoor lounge and dining area. The lounge also features a library and large screen tv for viewing select movies, aquatic images and underwater videos. Enjoy our blog article on these 15-18 main islands; The Galapagos Islands: A Natural Selection for Divers.

Galapagos Master Diving

They have two main itineraries. You can either take a 7-night 18 dive trip, or a 10-night trip with up to 27 dives. Some days will have 4 dives and other days will 2 dives and a land excursion. They also strive for 2 days of diving at Darwin and Wolf Island. Before your first dive off the Galapagos Master, you will have a 20 min checkout dive in Puerto Baquerize Moreno bay to adjust your weights and come face to face with potential dive partners and or playful sea lions. The Galapagos Islands is where the nutrient filled waters of three major ocean currents collide. Therefore, these waters are filled with large pelagics that come here to feed on smaller fish and plankton. Strong currents up to 5 knots and down drafts make this area unsuitable for scuba diving with less than advanced diver certification and 50-100 logged dives in similar current conditions and using similar dive equipment. In exchange for your accumulated dive knowledge and physical fitness, you may see 28 different species of sharks, and 500 species of fish: 17% of these creatures are only found in these islands. So, just like Darwin, while onboard the Galapagos Master, you may view flightless cormorants, marine iguanas, equatorial penguins, and indigenous fur seals

Attractions and Activities

Aboard Galapagos Master, they serve meals buffet style. On a typical day, you may have a light breakfast followed by a dive, then a full breakfast followed by dive 2. After lunch do dive 3 and after a snack do dive 4. After relaxing and warming up in the loungers, you are ready for dinner. We should mention that they use 2 tenders for dives. From June to December, when the waters are colder you need a 7ml wetsuit, hood, and gloves. So, from December to May, the waters are warmer, more mantas show up and you may get by in a 5ml wet suit or less. Finally, while on board the Galapagos Master, plan on doing a few shore excursions and see amazing giant tortoises the size of small cars, go on hikes such as to the Bartolome Summit, shop in town, and/or visit the tortoise breeding center at the Charles Darwin Research Center. To say that the Galapagos Islands make up a thriving ecosystem is an understatement. Think you've seen it all and done it all? Then exploring the Galapagos Islands is the next trip for you.

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