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Galapagos Master

Galapagos liveaboard

The Galapagos Master is part of the Master Fleet of steel diving boats that operate in some of the best dive destinations in the world. Completely refurbished in 2014, the Galapagos Master is 32m long and consists of 9 well appointed cabins over 3 decks, taking 16 divers on 7 and 10 night itineraries around the best spots in the Galapagos archipelago.

The Galapagos season runs all year round with the dry season between Jan and May, but the best time to see hammerheads and whale sharks is from June to December. This unique area is home to a huge number of pelagics as well as macro life and is an incredible sight above and below water. Each trip takes in the incredible islands of Darwin and Wolf as well as a host of world class dive sites and guests also have the opportunity to visit the Darwin Centre and see the incredible variety of life above water.

Meals are served buffet style with an international flavour in the indoor air-conditioned dining room on the middle deck and you can relax on the shaded upper deck and take in the splendor of the Galapagos from your sun lounger.

The Galapagos Master is a very well built boat with plenty of space, facilities and refurbished with divers in mind.

Getting there
Flight time to Guayaquil (GYE) from the UK is approximately 15 hours, via a transit through Amsterdam with KLM, Madrid with Iberia or Miami with American Airlines.

A minimum stay of one stay in Guayaquil is required prior to your flight to San Cristobal. Flight time from Guayaquil to San Cristobal is approximately 1 hour 50 minutes. Upon arrival at San Cristobal Airport a member of the Truk Master team will be there to welcome you, take care of your luggage and transport you to the liveaboard.

Guide price: 7nts from £4499pp
Includes: 3 meals daily, between-dive snacks, non-alcoholic beverages, wine (with dinner) up to 4 dives a day (days vary), land excursions, airport transfers, use of tanks, weights and belts.

Not Included: Flights to/from Galapagos, crew gratuities, alcoholic Beverages, Galapagos National Park tax – $100 per person, cash only payable upon arrival at Galapagos Airport, Ingala Transit Card – $20 per person, nitrox: $150 per person, Hyperbaric chamber fee $ 35 per person and Fuel Surcharge $150 per person.

*Price shown is for guide purposes only and is based on low season travel and for twin share accommodation. Please contact us for a confirmed cost based on your preferred duration and time of travel.

Exploring the Galapagos Islands & Ecuador
To find out more about the Galapagos Islands and things to combine with your liveaboard trip (including Ecuador and the Amazon), visit our Galapagos Islands section.

Quick Guide: Galapagos Master

  • 32m length
  • Max 16 passengers
  • 9 Cabins (2 Classic Twin Cabins, 2 Classic Twin/Double Cabins, 1 Premium Double Cabin and 4 Premium Twin/Double Cabins)
  • Recommended diver level: PADI Advanced Open Water or equivalent with at least 50 logged dives

Accommodation & Facilities

The Galapagos Master has 9 spacious and comfortable cabins, each with individual air conditioning and ensuite bathroom. The 4 Classic Cabins are located on the lower deck, the Premium Double Cabin is located on the main deck and the 4 Superior Cabins are located on the upper deck.

The spacious main deck has an indoor dining room with camera station and plenty of storage space. Between dives you can make the most of the indoor lounge and bar area which with TV and dvd player, ideal for viewing your photos from the dives. Photographers benefit from having an indoor camera station with numerous charging points as well as further camera preparation areas on the rear deck. If you fancy somewhere to relax in the open air then the upper deck has a shaded area with large sundeck and plenty of sun loungers to go round.

Divers benefit from having a large dive deck with individual stations for set up, under bench storage, rinse tanks and showers.

The Galapagos Master offers 3 to 4 dives per diving day and all diving is from the two dive tenders.

Nitrox fills are available for Nitrox certified divers at additional cost.


The Galapagos Master offers 2 different itineraries to Galapagos (7 and 10 nights) based on the best time of the year to visit.

Ready for your next adventure?

Great Escapes Diving Holidays Ltd

Combs Tannery
Tannery Road
IP14 2EN
United Kingdom

Office hours: Mondays to Fridays, 9am - 5pm
Tel: 01449 535010

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