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GALAPAGOS MASTER

Built of steel and with a cruising speed of 12.5 knots the Galapagos Master is set to be the most eco-friendly, dive liveaboard in the Galapagos Islands when she re-launches in May 2015.She has 9 well-appointed modern cabins, all en-suite with individual a/c control. A spacious indoor lounge and dining area are both on the main deck, meanwhile there is generous outside space on the upper deck and sun deck where our guests can relax in the shade or sun. The dive deck is situated on the lower level and provides individual set up stations, camera rinsing facilites, 2 deck bathrooms and ample storage for all your diving gear and accessories.

 SPECIFICATIONS

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SCHEDULES 2015

SCHEDULES 2016

SCHEDULES 2017

DIVE SITES

GALAPAGOS MASTER SPECIFICATIONS

Deck plan of the Galapagos Master Liveaboard showing upper deck, starboard side of Galapagos Master, main deck and lower deck

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Built in year 2003, restored in 2008

Size - 32.3m x 7.4m

Weight - 242.5 tonnes

Top speed - 15 knots

Cruising speed - 11 knots

2 x 650 HP Cummins engines

2 x 37 KV Cummins generators

4 x Bauer dive tank compressors

Enriched air nitrox

12 litre aluminium scuba tanks with Int. (yoke) valves

Electricity 110 & 220V 24 hours per day

Water capacity - 5,000 litres

Fresh watermaker - 5,400 litres per day

Fuel capacity - 16,000 litres

Waste storage tank

ONBOARD SAFETY

2 x Life rafts (41 pax.)

2 x 50 HP Yamaha dinghies

HF-DSC-UHF ICOM radios

Furuno GP-32 GPS & plotter

Furuno FR1931 radar

Furuno fishfinder

Searchlight and horn

Bilge pump alarms

ACR - Satellite 2 emergency position and indicating system

Satellite phone & email

Oxygen - 12,000 litres

Medic first aid box & trained staff

Full alarm system

Fire extinguishers throughout with emergency CO2 bank

Life jackets in each cabin

Customer DAN dive & travel insurance is included

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MASTER THE GALAPAGOS

7 - Nights, Monday departure from San Cristobal

10 - Nights, departure from San Cristobal, days vary

 

The diving day aboard the Galapagos Master has a typical schedule as follows:­

 

  • Light Breakfast followed by a briefing & Dive 1
  • Full Breakfast, relaxation period, briefing & Dive 2 Lunch, relaxation period, briefing & Dive 3
  • Snack relaxation period, briefing & Dive 4, where possible Dinner
  • To allow our guests to explore the Galapagos to its fullest, on days 2, 7 and 10, dives 3 & 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.

 

The following is a description of the dive sites we may visit during your liveaboard safari aboard the M/V Galapagos Master. During 7-night itineraries we schedule 3 days at Darwin & Wolf,whilst for our 10-night itineraries divers can expect 4 days of diving at these famed islands.

 

San Cristobal Island

After boarding at San Cristobal the Galapagos Master cruises to Isla Lobos for your check out dive. The sheltered bay provides an excellent shallow spot, at a max depth of 9m (30ft), in which to check your dive gear but also become acquainted with some of the local marine life. Sea lions playfully interact with divers, whilst sightings of turtles and rays are also common. Sea iguanas may be spotted too.

SANTA CRUZ ISLAND

Punta Carrion - This boulder strewn reef provides a superb introduction to some of the larger pelagics we expect to see in the Galapagos, including white tip reef sharks but also the occasional hammerhead and Galapagos shark. Sea lions are ever-present and there is the opportunity for some macro critter spotting with sightings of neon nudibranchs. The wall has an average depth of 1Sm (50ft) and mild- medium current is to be expected.

 

Seymour North - Situated off the northern tip of Baltra Island, this site provides a stunning drift with sightings of white tip reef sharks, turtles, eagle rays and moray eels. Average depth 1Bm (60ft) medium current is to be expected.

 

Mosqueras - lying in between Baltra and N.Syemour islands, this white sandy islet is not only home to a sea lion colony but suppor ts a myriad of marine life from manta rays and bonitos to Peruvian grunts and fields of garden eels, whilst occasional schools of hammerhead sharks may be seen here. Average depth 20m (70ft) with a typically mild current expected.

WOLF ISLAND

Named after the German geologist, Theodor Wolf,this extinct volcano reaches 253m {780ft) above sea level and lies some 160km (100 miles) northwest of lsabela Island.Land visits are not permitted however bird life, including red­ footed boobys and vampire finch, may be spotted from the boat. For our dives here we choose from a selection of reefs and walls, most having typically medium to strong currents where the use of gloves and reef hooks is advised.Schooling pelagics are the main draw with sightings of hammerheads, white tips and Galapagos sharks at each site. During the season (May ­ November) whale sharks may also be seen here. Divers should also be on the lookout for red-lipped batfish, barracudas, moray eels and dolphins!

 

El Durrumbe (the Landslide) - average depth 20m (?Oft).

La Ventana (the Window) - shallow lagoon leads down to a pinnacle and then out along the reef wall - average depth 1Sm (SOft).

La Banana - Wall dive with an average depth of 9m (30ft) - can have strong currents.

Punta Shark Bay - Reef dive with an average depth of 20m (?Oft), typically good visibility,however care must be taken in the shallow water where waves crash up against the reef.

Anchorage - The reef,with typically very mild current, provides a good spot for a sunset dive, average depth 18m (60ft).

Hat Island - another spot with milder current,this reef provides sightings of numerous colourful fish species, average depth 20m (?Oft).

Pinacu/os (The Pinnacle) - known for its strong currents and speedy drift along the reef at an average depth of 20m (?Oft), the site is excellent for shark spotting and the many cracks & crevices in the wall provide extra interest.

 

This extinct volcano reaching 165m (490ft) above sea level was named in honour of naturalist Charles Darwin. It is amongst the smallest island within the Galapagos Archipelago and like Wolf Island, no land visits are permitted.

 

Perhaps the most famed dive site is #Darwin's Arch"which provides an amazing drift dive along the wall at an average depth of just 9m. Medium to strong currents are to be expected but bring with them hammerheads, black tips, silky and Galapagos sharks - and in large numbers! Schools of jacks are a common sight,along with turtles, angelfish and moray eels. Occasional sightings of tiger sharks, manta rays and bottle nose dolphins make for a thrilling time spent here. Whale sharks may also be seen between May - November.

 

FERNANDINA ISLAND

Douglas Cape - Situated on the northwest point of Fernandina Island, this wall dive,with an average depth of 20m (?Oft), offers something truly spectacular and is now famed for the feeding marine iguanas that congregate here along with sea lions, fur seals and speedy penguins!

ISABELA ISLAND

Punta Vicente Roca - Alternatively known as "The Ice Box':due to its chilling thermoclines, this point off the Northwest coast of lsabela Island offers a wall drift dive, along which mola mola can be spotted. The occasional Port Jackson shark may also be seen as well as the endemic Camotillo (White spotted sand bass). Yet Punta Vicente Roca is not just for the larger marine life but is also a fantastic place to spot pacific seahorses, frogfish, octopus, nudibranchs, flat worms and a variety of sponges. We stick to a maximum depth of 30m (1OOft) with an average of 18m (60ft) whilst enjoying some milder currents!

 

Punta Albermale - Drifting along this wall on the north of lsabela Island,we stay at an average depth of 25m (85ft) to see manta rays, hammerheads, turtles, schools of barracuda and tuna.

 

Roca Redondo - This underwater volcano,with its bubbling streams of natural gas (fumaroles) plays home to schools hammerheads sharks and barracuda. Other commonly sighted marine life include Galapagos sharks which typically come close to divers during safety stops, as well as manta rays, silky sharks and some beautiful green/blue nudibranchs. With typically strong, changeable currents and some down currents, the diving here is challenging, though with an average depth of 18m (60ft).

 

Cabo Marshall -The craggy volcanic walls are covered with black coral bushes and the sheer variety of marine life is astounding. Sightings of manta, mobula and cownose rays are to be expected during the warm season (November - May). Meanwhile shark varieties include scalloped hammerhead,Galapagos and white tips. Schools of chevron barracuda and black striped salema are regular visitors along with yellowfin tuna and big eye jacks. And let's not forget the sea lions and turtles!

 

Tagos Cove - On the west side of lsabela Island, opposite Fernandina Island, this shallow reef is an excellent late afternoon dive, where we have the opportunity to find seahorses, frogfish and long nosed hawk fish.

SANTIAGO ISLAND

Cousin's Rock- One of the most photographically productive dives of the region, Cousin's Rock is formed of coral covered rock and lava flow. Sea fans, hydroid bushes, red sponges and small hard corals encrust ledges and overhangs, sheltering hawkfish, nudibranchs, frogfish and seahorses. Plenty of larger visitors are also seen including giant manta and mobula rays, spotted eagle rays and hammerhead sharks. The wall drops beyond 30m (1OOft) but rises up shallow to just 3m (1Oft) providing an ideal spot to end your dive playing with the sea lions.

 

Important information about diving in the Galapagos

 

This itinerary involves some long distance travel and whilst we attempt to ensure the number of dives we have scheduled is fulfilled, bad weather can hinder the boat's ability to reach a specified dive site in good time. We wish to show you

 

the very best diving possible yet the safety of all on board remains paramount. In the unlikely event we are unable to reach a specified dive site; we always do our best in offering diving at alternative locations.

 

 On a typical 7-night itinerary we will offer between 18-20 dives, whilst for our 10- night itineraries up to 30 dives will be possible.

 

 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. Due to the strength of currents, we will offer 4 day dives (excepting where land visits occur), the last of which must be made with plenty of daylight to ensure your safety and that of your fellow divers. Our 4th day dive may be substituted for a night dive only within sheltered coves where it is less likely a diver can be drifted away from the group.

 

 Water temperature ranges from 21-30°((70-86°F) between December and May, however will drop to an average of 16-24°( (60-75°F) between June and November when the Humboldt Current comes up from the south. Thermoclines can also be expected and divers are advised to bring suitable thermal protection.

 

Should you have any questions or queries concerning the dive sites or whether this itinerary is suitable for your experience level, please contact our reservations team who will be pleased to assist and advise you.

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02-01-17 09-01-17 Galapagos 7 4950 USD 5050 USD 5050 USD Available
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GALAPAGOS DIVE SITE IMAGES

GALAPAGOS DIVE SITES INFORMATION

Punta Carrion – This boulder strewn reef provides a superb introduction to some of the larger pelagics we expect to see in the Galapagos, including white tip reef sharks but also the occasional hammerhead and Galapagos shark. Sea lions are ever-present and there is the opportunity for some macro critter spotting with sightings of neon nudibranchs. The wall has an average depth of 15m (50ft) and mild- medium current is to be expected.

 

 Wolf Island - Named after the German geologist, Theodor Wolf, this extinct volcano reaches 253m (780ft) above sea level and lies some 160km (100 miles) northwest of Isabela Island. Land visits are not permitted however bird life, including red-footed boobys and vampire finch, may be spotted from the boat.

 

 For our dives here we choose from a selection of reefs and walls, most having typically medium to strong currents where the use of gloves and reef hooks is advised. Schooling pelagics are the main draw with sightings of hammerheads, white tips and Galapagos sharks at each site. During the season (May – November) Blue-Footed_booby_ Galapagoswhale sharks may also be seen here. Divers should also be on the lookout for red-lipped batfish, barracudas, moray eels and dolphins!

 

 Darwin Island - This extinct volcano reaching 165m (490ft) above sea level was named in honour of naturalist Charles Darwin. It is amongst the smallest island within the Galapagos Archipelago and like Wolf Island, no land visits are permitted. Perhaps the most famed dive site is “Darwin’s Arch” which provides an amazing drift dive along the wall at an average depth of just 9m. Medium to strong currents are to be expected but bring with them hammerheads, black tips, silky and Galapagos sharks – and in large numbers! Schools of jacks are a common sight, along with turtles, angelfish and moray eels. Occasional sightings of tiger sharks, manta rays and bottle nose dolphins make for a thrilling time spent here. Whale sharks may also be seen between May – November.

 

 Galapagos, iguana and Douglas Cape – Situated on the northwest point of Fernandina Island, this wall dive, with an average depth of 20m (70ft), offers something truly spectacular and is now famed for the feeding marine iguanas that congregate here along with sea lions, fur seals and speedy penguins!

 

 Punta Vicente Roca – Alternatively known as “The Ice Box”, due to its chilling thermoclines, this point off the Northwest coast of Isabela Island offers a wall drift dive, along which mola mola can be spotted. The occasional Port Jackson shark may also be seen as well as the endemic Camotillo (White spotted sand bass).

 

 Roca Redonda – This underwater volcano, with its bubbling streams of natural gas (fumaroles) plays home to schools hammerheads sharks and barracuda. With typically strong, changeable currents and some down currents, the diving here is challenging, though with an average depth of 18m (60ft).

 

 Galapagos, molamola, Cabo Marshall –The craggy volcanic walls are covered with black coral bushes and the sheer variety of marine life is astounding. Sightings of manta, mobula and cownose rays are to be expected during the warm season (November – May). Meanwhile shark varieties include scalloped hammerhead, Galapagos and white tips. Let’s not forget the sea lions and turtles!

 

 Cousin’s Rock– One of the most photographically productive dives of the region, Cousin’s Rock is formed of coral covered rock and lava flow. Sea fans, hydroid bushes, red sponges and small hard corals encrust ledges and overhangs, sheltering hawkfish, nudibranchs, frogfish and seahorses. Plenty of larger visitors are also seen including giant manta and mobula rays, spotted eagle rays and hammerhead sharks. The wall drops beyond 30m (100ft) but rises up shallow to just 3m (10ft) providing an ideal spot to end your dive playing with the sea lions.

 

 Tagos Cove – On the west side of Isabela Island, opposite Fernandina Island, this shallow reef is an excellent late afternoon dive, where we have the opportunity to find seahorses, frogfish and long nosed hawk fish.

 

 Punta Albermale – Drifting along this wall on the north of Isabela Island, we stay at an average depth of 25m (85ft) to see manta rays, hammerheads, turtles, schools of barracuda and tuna

GALAPAGOS DIVE SITE MAP

Map showing scuba diving sites in Galapagos accessible with the Galapagos Master Liveaboard

GALAPAGOS DIVE SITE VIDEO

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GALAPAGOS MASTER