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MV Galapagos Master

The stylish and eco-friendly steel yacht was constructed in 2004. It was completely refurbished in 2014 by the renowned Worldwide Dive and Sail team of boat builders. Galapagos Master belongs to the Master liveaboard family, who are famous for offering high-quality services with a top-notch crew without neglecting the performance of the vessel. High power tenders are used for scuba diving along with 2 vigilant dive masters, who are always ready to handle any emergency situations. The Galapagos Archipelago is known as the world’s most amazing pelagic dive site. It is amongst those iconic dive destinations that offer encounters with schools of hammerheads, silky sharks, sea turtles, and giant morays.

A proper review of
MV Galapagos Master Liveaboard

The Overall Review

We spent 5.8 hours reading reviews from experts and divers about MV Galapagos Master Liveaboard.
In summary, this is what divers think:

The Galapagos Master, liveaboard, Galapagos
MV Galapagos Master Liveaboard
Okay Liveaboard

5 reasons to dive

  • Many people were happy with the performance of the crew as they were attentive and insightful.
  • Many divers said that diving at Darwin's Arch was the best place to see sharks and other wildlife.
  • Several divers commended the chef as they say he was a delight in the kitchen offering something new every evening.
  • Divers say they like how the national park protects the environment and the sea.
  • The whole boat is always kept in immaculate condition by the crew members.

2 reasons NOT to dive

  • A couple of people noted that the boat was very noisy especially in the lower decks.
  • Some divers said that the guide sometimes didn't wait for the whole group to join before explaining highlights of the island.

Key facts

Year (re)built: 2014
Max divers 18
Internet No
Nitrox Yes ($)
Rental equip. Yes ($)
Camera station Yes
Min. logged dives No minimum
Aircon Yes


The avarage price for diving with this liveaboard is
per day.

We've calculated this price based on a 7 day stay.
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The passion behind this guide is run by passionate scuba geeks - and our liveaboard guides are no exception.

    Boby Taylor

    Liveaboard Director

    Boby has been diving and guiding on liveaboards since 2005, and love it

    Torben Lonne

    PADI Instructor

    Torben is the Editor of Divein and a true water lover. 

    Ron Simon

    Dive instructor/Liveaboard director

    Ron has been a Cruise Director on 10+ Liveaboards throughout the world and has a keen understanding...


  • Galapagos Master is a prominent member of the Master liveaboard fleet
  • Opportunity to see schooling hammerheads, mola-mola, whale sharks, manta rays, and Galapagos sharks
  • You can also see Marine iguanas, turtles, penguins, fur seals, dolphins and a variety of fishes
  • Main itineraries include Darwin and Wolf Islands
  • Considered as an eco-friendly diving liveaboard
  • Maximum 4 dives per day are scheduled
  • Multiple land excursions including North Seymour, Santa Cruz or Isla Isabela.
  • The upper deck has a large sun deck and a cocktail bar
  • Nitrox available for certified divers
  • Rental equipment available
  • Camera Stations
  • 16 vacationers are lodged in 8 cozy staterooms

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Description and details

Diving on the MV Galapagos Master in Galapagos

MV Galapagos Master – astonishing pelagic sightseeing at the Galapagos Islands

The 32 meters (approx. 105 feet) splendid liveaboard offers luxurious dive cruises at the most exotic dive sites of the Galapagos Islands. You can enjoy a lavish vacation with utmost facilities with an option of 7- or 10-nights itineraries. The journey starts from San Cristobal, from where you will be taken to the most beautiful dive locations including a 2-day trip to Darwin Island and a 2-day trip to Wolf Island. You can expect a maximum of 4 dives in a day. During the dives, you will get an opportunity to explore Galapagos sharks, sea lions, silky sharks, tuna, manta rays, marine iguanas and much more.

Boat Interior – well-furnished and well-designed

The stunning liveaboard is built of steel and has a commodious area inside the cabins with an appealing interior. The pure white walls with wooden borders make a perfect and appealing interior of the vessel. There are 8 comfortable cabins, which can accommodate 16 guests with all the eminent facilities. These cabins are fully equipped with comfortable beds, air-conditioning, en-suite bathrooms, storage areas, windows to enjoy the gorgeous views, and complimentary toiletries with bathrobes. The communal areas of the Galapagos Master liveaboard include an air-conditioned lounge, dining area, and an open sun deck.

Deck Area – safe and secure dives under the assistance of expert dive guides

The spacious dive deck of Galapagos Master is nicely geared up. It has a comfortable space for divers to prepare before diving. There is plenty of storage with rinsing tanks to wash and maintain the underwater cameras. The freshwater showers for divers allow for a quick rinsing after the dives. The guests onboard can have their meals in the Dining Room or on the Top Deck, where you can enjoy your food in the fresh air and spectacular views of the ocean.

Food and Entertainment

The indoor lounge has a pleasant seating arrangement with an air-conditioning system. You can enjoy a movie of your choice on the big flat screen TV. There are plenty of in-house entertainment activities and beach excursions. The chefs of the elegant liveaboard assure to provide meals that are tasty and nutritious. A light or full breakfast, delicious lunch and dinner are served in a buffet style. The menu of the meal includes Western and local delicacies along with tempting desserts. A variety of snacks, tea, coffee, fresh fruits, juices, and soft drinks are a part of your stay and are complimentary, whereas the hard drinks including beer, wine and liquor can be purchased.

When to go

For diving in the amazing Galapagos dive sites, 2 seasons are said to have favorable conditions for divers. Galapagos Master offers a luxurious cruise to the best dive sites with utmost facilities. It is completely a choice of the enthusiastic divers, which season they select to plan their dive safari adventure for. For the shark lovers, June to November are the ideal months to book the cruise.

Boat features
  • Laundry Service
  • Camera Station
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Leisure Deck
  • Bar
  • Available for Charter

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