WORLDWIDE DIVING TAUCHSERVICE GmbH
25 Years of Dive Safaris and Scuba Cruises
Schedule Galapagos Master - Galapagos / Ecuador
Galapagos MasterEx MV Deep Blue
Built in 2004 (complete refit in November 2014) she is one of the best liveaboardss offering scuba cruises. She accommodates 16 passengers and is divided into eight double cabins with lower beds, private bathroom and air conditioning. With comfortable social areas, sun deck and salon, she provides a comfortable setting for you enjoy an unforgettable experience. It is a large, comfortable vessel with spacious cabins and plenty of space for 16 divers (although, it can accomodate 18). Underwater photographers will be happy, as there are two camera tables and a huge rinse tank. Let the cruise operators introduce the itinerary: On a typical day we offer up to 4 day dives however the 4th day dive may be substituted for a night dive when the boat is anchored within a sheltered cove. A 7-night itinerary provides for between 18-20 dives, whilst during our 10-night itineraries, up to 30 dives will be possible. Light Breakfast followed by a briefing and Dive 1 Full Breakfast, relaxation period, briefing and Dive 2 Lunch, relaxation period, briefing and Dive 3 Snack relaxation period, briefing and Dive 4, where possible Dinner To allow our guests to explore to its fullest, on days 2, 7 and 10, dives 3 and 4 will be substituted by an island visit at North Seymour, Santa Cruz or Isla Isabela. At many sites currents can be strong and visibility may diminish due to currents and an influx of nutrients. We highly recommend our guests have training beyond beginner level and a minimum experience of 50 dives, preferably in similar conditions. Water temperature ranges from 21-30°C (70-86°F) between December and May when manta rays are more commonly sighted. However it drops to an average of 16-24°C (60-75°F) between June and November when the Humboldt Current comes up from the south, bringing with it plankton; making this the best time for seeing whale sharks. Thermoclines can also be expected and divers are advised to bring suitable thermal protection.
|Routen||Galapagos Dive Safaris including Wolf and Darwin|
|Power||110 V & 220 V|
|Navigation||1 radar Furuno 36 miles, 2 compasas, 1 sat. compass, Depth sounder, GPS,|
|Communication||1 satellite phone, VHF radios, Single Side Band Radio, Navtex Furuno.|
|Safety||Automatic Fired and Smoke Detection System. Manual fire extinguishers and Fire Fighting Equipment. 406 EPIRB. Safety Flags and Dive Alerts. 2 Life Rafts. Life Jackets. Full Complement of Safety and Rescue Equipment|
|First Aid||First Aid Kit. Oxyten System with 100% demand.|
|Equipment||Rental dive equipment available- rate on request|
|Techn. Diving||Nitrox available-7 day cruise US$ 150 - 10 day cruise US$ 200|
|Facilities||There are 9 double cabins that include private bathroom, (private head and shower, hair dryers). 4 lower cabins have port windows, the upper cabins have large picture windows. On the main deck there is a queen room with private bathroom.|
Included in the rate: All meals & snacks, soft drinks. Airport transfers in Galapagos. Dive program of 3-4 dives per day plus land visits, tanks, weights + services of crew and guides. Per Galapagos National Park regulations, these cruises combine diving with some land trips per scheduled itinerary.
Not included in the the rate: Flights, Hotel, Travel and dive insurance. Hyperbaric fee US $35 pp. Galapagos National Park fee currently US$ $100 pp. Ingala card US$ 10 pp