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Galapagos Master

Galapagos Master
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno
Galápagos Islands
EC200150
Ecuador
Tel: +66 (0) 76 367 444
Review Summary

4.47 / 5

based on 95 reviews - 92% of reviewers would recommend Galapagos Master to a friend




About Galapagos Master

The most eco-friendly dive liveaboard in the Galapagos Islands.


Dive the Galapagos by liveaboard and experience diving the most spectacular pelagic diving on the planet!

The Galapagos Master is the first vessel of a wide fleet prepared for you by Master Liveaboards, operated and owned by Worldwide Dive and Sail.

She offers a variety of 7 or 10 night cruises diving the Galapagos all year round, with a minimum of 3 days in Darwin and Wolf Island, as well as offering land excursions at North Seymour, Santa Cruz or Isla Isabela.


Languages

German, English, French


Affiliations

DAN, PADI


Services

Guided dive tours, Boat diving, Liveaboard boat tours, Dive training, Travel booking service, Dive insurance, Diver certifications


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Locations

Galapagos Master

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Galápagos Islands

EC200150

Ecuador

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Contact Galapagos Master

Galapagos Master
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno
Galápagos Islands
EC200150
Ecuador


Galapagos Master
Fax: +66 (0) 76 367 134
Tel: +66 (0) 76 367 444





reviewed Galapagos Master

written on Jul 14, 2019 on board.

Added Jul 14, 2019

4/5 stars

GOOD OVERALL

Trip was a good overall.

What went well. The boat crew was very friendly and helpful. Especially the Panga drivers, dinning room crew (Juan) and the cabin (Angel) crew. Angel and Juan were most helpful on the dive deck and in the boat Everything you would expect on a liveaboard was present

What I would change... the dive masters were inconsistent. Both were freelance and not full time. One (Jesse) was very helpful, communicative and friendly. The other (Geoffrey) was the opposite. Dive briefings were less than helpful and not complete to prepare divers. This behavior held true for in the water as well. On one advanced dive in Wolf, Geoffrey left divers feeling alone and unsafe.

The cabins were Ok, but dated the linens were worn and old. Sheets and towels hand rust and holes in them there was also a lack of towel rods to dry the towels, so the cabins were damp and towels wet.

DH would recommend Galapagos Master

About DH

Diving for : 50-59
Dives done : 50-59

from Fort Walton Beach reviewed Galapagos Master

written on Jul 07, 2019 on board.

Added Jul 07, 2019

5/5 stars

Amazing trip with an amazing crew!

His was the first liveaboard trip for my wife and I... and we are now completely spoiled. The diving is spectacular, wildlife abounds throughout the archipelago. Our crew and dive guides were friendly, professional and really made he trip something to remember forever. They took great care of the divers and ensured the dives were good for everyone.

Chris N. would recommend Galapagos Master

About Chris N.

Diving for : 30-39
Dives done : 40-49
Interests  : ,20-29,40-49,

from Okinawa japan reviewed Galapagos Master

written on Jul 07, 2019 on board.

Added Jul 07, 2019

4/5 stars

epic trip

The whole trip was amazing. Some of the dives were boring Darwin arch was getting old after 8 dives there. But all in all every dive was unique in its own way. One minor thing I didn't like was the dingy driver was trying to get the attention of another dingy and not paying attention to us in the water while trying to hand up gear. The cooks and boat crew were amazing. Jesse and Daniel were awesome guides and let us have freedom in our dives. They are great spotters.

Dale would recommend Galapagos Master

About Dale

Diving for : 30-39
Dives done : 50-59
Interests  : ,20-29,30-39,40-49,50-59,

reviewed Galapagos Master

written on Jul 07, 2019 on board.

Added Jul 07, 2019

4/5 stars

overpriced for what you get but amazing dives

Diving is unlike anywhere in the world. Boat is old and the trip is expensive for what you get compared to other liveaboards elsewhere in the world. Crew was not on top of their game. Very nice people but service was not commensurate with the cost.

The dives require experience with cold water and currents and I would not suggest this for a diver without specific experience in similar conditions. The guides will not give much individual attention and with so, dives uncomfortable situations can occur when divers have different experience levels and air consumption.

Darwin would recommend Galapagos Master


from Sao Paulo, Brazil reviewed Galapagos Master

written on Jul 01, 2019 on board.

Added Jul 01, 2019

4/5 stars

an experience that must be in you bucket list

Exellent crew and dive guides. Food and snack are fair but could be better. Rooms and bathroom were not cleaned every day. Best dive sites I ever visited.

Jacques Dieu would recommend Galapagos Master

About Jacques Dieu

Diving for : 50-59
Dives done : 50-59
Interests  : ,20-29,40-49,

from Sao paulo reviewed Galapagos Master

written on Jun 24, 2019 on board.

Added Jun 24, 2019

5/5 stars

Very nice dives

Very nice boat and dives
GOOD MEALS AND very kind staffs gala

13 dani would recommend Galapagos Master

About 13 dani

Diving for : 20-29
Dives done : 40-49

from mumbai reviewed Galapagos Master

written on Jun 10, 2019 on board.

Added Jun 10, 2019

3/5 stars

Great cruise

All good As expected But the Dive máster Jessi was a real let down . Most arrogant dive máster and very very poor communication skills. Maybe coz of the language ,but we did expect better , Did my Nitrox course for the cruise only to find out that Nitrox compressor on boat not working . Dive gear was in really bad shape and defective or falling apart .

Rajat would not recommend Galapagos Master

About Rajat

Diving for : 30-39
Dives done : 40-49
Interests  : ,20-29,30-39,

from Boston reviewed Galapagos Master

written on May 22, 2019 on board.

Added May 22, 2019

5/5 stars

Awesome

Loved the whole trip. The guides were amazing, crew the best I've had. Really enjoyed Darwin dives and just having a blast on the boat.

JP would recommend Galapagos Master

About JP

Diving for : 30-39
Dives done : 50-59

from PA reviewed Galapagos Master

written on May 05, 2019 on board.

Added May 05, 2019

5/5 stars

unforgettable experience

Wolf and Darwin were fantastic as expected, but the marine iguanas were even more impressive than I could have imagined.

Rick Strom would recommend Galapagos Master

About Rick Strom

Diving for : 40-49
Dives done : 50-59
Interests  : ,

from Cincinnati reviewed Galapagos Master

written on May 05, 2019 on board.

Added May 05, 2019

5/5 stars

Great place/boat to dive

Describe how the toilet works - push button once Nobody got this immediately

You could consider having the second dive panga go out 15 minutes after the first to decrease dive deck chaos

Crew were great and really liked the towel animals

Liked the dive briefings and info the night before and found the geology, additional info interesting

Mark would recommend Galapagos Master

About Mark

Diving for : 40-49
Dives done : 40-49
Interests  : ,20-29,

from Chalfont reviewed Galapagos Master

written on May 05, 2019 on board.

Added May 05, 2019

5/5 stars

Great dive trip in Galapagos

Diving was the best. Hammerheads, white tips, black tips, silky and galapagos sharks. Also lots of sea lions, octopus, marine iguanas, mobile and eagle rays. Only saw 1 manta ray but the rest made up for it. Food was excellent and the entire crew were fantastic . Only downsides were a toilet that operated sporadically and some poor communication between the main office and the staff on the boat

Jeff Smith would recommend Galapagos Master

About Jeff Smith

Age : 60+
Dives done : 501+
Interests  : Liveaboard diving

from San Diego reviewed Galapagos Master

written on Apr 24, 2019 on board.

Added Apr 24, 2019

2/5 stars

Diving amazing boat accommodations fair to poor issue with DM

Diving was amazing
Food poor
Accommodations fair to poor
Issue with DM

Karen would not recommend Galapagos Master

About Karen

Age : 60+
Diving for : 40-49
Dives done : 50-59

from C offs Harbour reviewed Galapagos Master

written on Apr 13, 2019 on board.

Added Apr 14, 2019

4/5 stars

Great crew and location

Good and helpful crew with great diving. Cabins spacious and good food

Steve R would recommend Galapagos Master

About Steve R

Age : 60+
Diving for : 40-49
Dives done : 50-59
Interests  : ,40-49,

from Nederweert reviewed Galapagos Master

written on Apr 07, 2019 on board.

Added Apr 07, 2019

4/5 stars

Very nice dive trip

Nice boat good and friendly crew, missed two dives, one because some people arrived to late, and one of bad air.
But overall a very good trip, the guides did a good job.

Mark van Thuijl and Karin Wulms. would recommend Galapagos Master

About Mark van Thuijl and Karin Wulms.

Age : 60+
Diving for : 50-59
Dives done : 50-59
Interests  : ,20-29,Hobby diver,

from Chatham reviewed Galapagos Master

written on Apr 06, 2019 on board.

Added Apr 06, 2019

4/5 stars

Excellent itinerary with excellent service from crew and guides

The itinerary and the service from The guides and crew was first class.
Food was good and the room comfortable although the pillows were not supportive.
Nitrox was expensive ($800 for 4 persons). Given the price we paid for the trip I expected Blue O Two to include it in the price! I am certain we requested this to be included. Both dive guides (Naty and Danny) were excellent.

Steve Woollett would recommend Galapagos Master

About Steve Woollett

Age : 60+
Diving for : 40-49
Dives done : 50-59
Interests  : ,

from Nederweert reviewed Galapagos Master

written on Apr 05, 2019 on board.

Added Apr 06, 2019

4/5 stars

good and relaxed crew

Exellent briefings and a very helpful crew..
Nice boat, unfortunately we missed some dives because other people arived to late.

Mark van Thuijl and Karin Wulms. would recommend Galapagos Master

About Mark van Thuijl and Karin Wulms.

Age : 60+
Diving for : 50-59
Dives done : 50-59
Interests  : ,20-29,Hobby diver,

from nederweert Holland reviewed Galapagos Master

written on Apr 05, 2019 on board.

Added Apr 06, 2019

5/5 stars

professional guides and crew

Especially Nathalie who gives in perfect English the briefings and was very helpful
The toilet of our room did ' flushed well

James would recommend Galapagos Master

About James

Age : 60+
Diving for : 40-49
Dives done : 50-59

from Nederweert Holland reviewed Galapagos Master

written on Apr 05, 2019 on board.

Added Apr 06, 2019

5/5 stars

10 incredible days with more than we expected.

The diving was great, the crew was amazing and helpful. The food was very good .

Jack and Lia would recommend Galapagos Master

About Jack and Lia

Age : 50-59
Diving for : 40-49
Dives done : 50-59

from brussels reviewed Galapagos Master

written on Mar 28, 2019 on board.

Added Mar 28, 2019

3/5 stars

disappointing for the guides safety

The boat men did not do much. I found it unsafe that they watched whilst the dive guides were picking up the bcd and bottles after the dive
Also Jessie never checked at the end of the dive whether people were done with their safety stop before being the first out of the water
No rope hanging at 3 meters on the dinghies nor any safety bottle
both guides were very caring during dives
The waiter did an excellent job
The food was lame and cold since it was prepared way too early
French fries were not even cooked but were fully white
The boat feels a bit old design
Briefings should be done before the dices not the day before

laurent saleur would not recommend Galapagos Master

About laurent saleur

Age : 50-59
Diving for : 50-59
Dives done : 50-59
Interests  : ,

from Australia reviewed Galapagos Master

written on Feb 19, 2019 on board.

Added Feb 20, 2019

5/5 stars

Over priced

Equipment is not well looked after.
My wife and other divers had to change reg, or 1st. stage before got into water (luckily!)
At the end of the trip, the staff asked for a lot of tips in an envelope and gave it to the captain who checked inside in front of some guests.
One guide told us that he and other staff haven't paid well so had to rely on the tip.
He knew their equipment is poor as a price we pay.
Simply the company doesn't pass onto our money to the operator and staff enough.

Quarter would not recommend Galapagos Master

About Quarter

Age : 60+
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  : Liveaboard diving

from Saratoga reviewed Galapagos Master

written on Jan 15, 2019 on board.

Added Jan 16, 2019

4/5 stars

Great place on fine boat

The group from Blue Green Expeditions made the trip extraordinary. The boat was good, crew very hard working, food outstanding, and diving excellent.

The toilet was finicky but manageable. I thought the crew was much more helpful on the dive deck after the introductions.

DiveForever would recommend Galapagos Master

About DiveForever

Age : 60+
Diving for : 50-59
Dives done : 50-59
Interests  : ,

from Zuerich reviewed Galapagos Master

written on Jan 06, 2019 on board.

Added Jan 06, 2019

4/5 stars

Darvin and Wolf

Thank you for the good diving it was really good I will come back

Gianni Quirin would recommend Galapagos Master

About Gianni Quirin

Age : 60+
Diving for : 40-49
Dives done : 50-59
Interests  : ,40-49,50-59,Hobby diver,

from frankfurt reviewed Galapagos Master

written on Jan 05, 2019 on board.

Added Jan 05, 2019

5/5 stars

Fantastic trio

A very friendly crew' great guides ,fantastic trip want to repied

xenia would recommend Galapagos Master

About xenia

Age : 60+
Diving for : 50-59
Dives done : 50-59
Interests  : ,40-49,Hobby diver,

from Zuerich reviewed Galapagos Master

written on Jan 05, 2019 on board.

Added Jan 05, 2019

4/5 stars

Diving in Darvin and Wulf

It was great to see all the animals thank you for the good time.

Gianni Quirin would recommend Galapagos Master

About Gianni Quirin

Age : 60+
Diving for : 40-49
Dives done : 50-59
Interests  : ,40-49,50-59,Hobby diver,

from sydney reviewed Galapagos Master

written on Dec 27, 2018 on board.

Added Dec 27, 2018

3/5 stars

Amazing diving and dive guides, tired boat and service

The diving is amazing! Some of the best diving I've done. The dive guides, particularly Natalia, are absolutely awesome. She made our trip. Jer passion and knowledge were incredible.The itinerary is good too being one of the only boats that does two days at Darwin and Wolf. However the boat is tired particularly the cabins. Things like loose blinds that keep you awake, terrible pillows and not very clean cabins detract from the experience. The food was mediocre and the service slow. Overall I enjoyed he trip but for the price my expectations were higher.

Claire Hatton would not recommend Galapagos Master

About Claire Hatton

Age : 60+
Diving for : 50-59
Dives done : 50-59
Interests  : ,20-29,