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MV Galapagos Sky Galapagos Liveaboard Diving Review

Liveaboard Review Introduction

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Liveaboard Quick Review The MV Galapagos Sky Liveaboard is a 30m (98f) Galapagos diving safari boat for up to 16 guests enjoying 8 cabins and 8 bathrooms. This Galapagos liveaboard has a customer review rating of 9.5 out of 10 and is rated 'Exceptional'.
Liveaboard Review Tips If you are looking for an exceptional Galapagos Islands liveaboard diving safari, an excellent choice is the MV Galapagos Sky diving liveaboard. Here's our quick 7 review tips of why you might like to book this Galapagos diving liveaboard boat:
1. Customer Rating The MV Galapagos Sky liveaboard has a customer review rating of 9.5 out of 10, and is rated "Exceptional".
2. Scuba Diving Earth Luxury Rating Summary Diver Benefits: 7 out of 9, Liveaboard Design: 9 out of 9, Cabin Luxury: 5 out of 7, Onboard Comfort: 3 out of 7, Food Luxury: 10 out of 11, Drink Luxury: 8 out of 9. This makes an average Total Lux Rating of 42 out of 52 (see below under "Liveaboard Luxury Features Review" for more details).
3. Cost Per Day The MV Galapagos Sky Liveaboard costs from £708 per day ($864/€807)* .
4. Pros A quick list of the main pros of the MV Galapagos Sky Liveaboard include: aircon cabins, available for charter, caters for dietary requirements, ensuite cabins, free nitrox, scuba gear rental.
5. Cons A quick list of the main cons of the MV Galapagos Sky Liveaboard include: no flexible or extra flexible booking, no diving courses, no internet.
6. Liveaboard Capacity The MV Galapagos Sky liveaboard is 30 metres (98 feet) long, has 8 cabins and 8 bathrooms, which means it can accommodate up to 16 guests/divers.
7. Booking Itineraries The booking itineraries for the MV Galapagos Sky Liveaboard include: 8 Days/7 Nights, 11 Days/10 Nights. (But it's worth checking if more diving itineraries have been added or you can book by click here: MV Galapagos Sky).
Booking tips Before you book and pay for your flights, you first need your itinerary dates confirmed for your liveaboard trip. 8 steps to follow: 1. Select an itinerary; 2. Choose a cabin; 3. Select number of people in your party; 4. Enter your email address and confirm; 5. Your trip will be held by the liveaboard operator until your dates are confirmed. 6. You'll receive a booking confirmation by email allowing you 2-3 days before payment is due; 7. Book your flights to Galapagos; 8. Pay for your MV Galapagos Sky liveaboard trip.
Discover More To find out more or book the MV Galapagos Sky Liveaboard you can do this here: MV Galapagos Sky
* Note The above cost per day was correct at the time of producing this article. Also, the exchange rate used for GBP to USD is 1.22 and for GBP to Euro is 1.14. For an up-to-date cost for the MV Galapagos Sky Liveaboard, please visit this link: MV Galapagos Sky.
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Liveaboard Discounts

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    Liveaboard Discounts If you're looking for a discounted liveaboard trip on the MV Galapagos Sky, it's possible to find liveaboard discounts in excess of 25If no discounts appear above, you may find last minute deals in the itinerary section marked as "Xpecial Discount", as per the above image here: MV Galapagos Sky.
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    Liveaboard Review Highlights

    Diving Liveaboard Review Galapagos MV Galapagos Sky liveaboard review in detail.
    Liveaboard Video Highlight
    Video Title Galapagos Sky Liveaboard Best HD 2015
    Flexible Booking This liveaboard does not have flexible booking.
    Nitrox Diving Free nitrox available, which means you benefit from the many advantages of nitrox diving at no extra charge. The benefits include extended bottom times so you can spend longer on each dive.
    Dietary Requirements Catered For The onboard chefs will cater for specific dietary requirements, e.g. food allergies like gluten or lactose intolerance, and religious beliefs. This means you can enjoy the onboard meals. You are advised to add any dietary requirements to your special requests at step 2 of the booking form, but limit these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies.
    Diving Courses This liveaboard does not offer diver training courses.
    Scuba Gear Rental You can rent scuba gear on this dive boat so you benefit from being able travel light and simply rent all your scuba equipment once onboard.
    Internet There is no WIFI or internet available on this liveaboard.
    Ensuite Cabins Cabins on this dive boat benefit from having ensuite bathrooms, so you can shower and get ready in private (Check when booking that the cabin you choose has an ensuite bathroom).
    Aircon Cabins Each cabin has air-conditioning, which means you can choose your own cabin temperature for personal comfort and a good nights sleep.
    Private Charter This liveaboard is available for private charter. If you charter this dive boat you have more flexibility over the choice of dive sites (with the captain's approval), the type of diving and total number of divers/guests onboard (subject to the maximum number of guests onboard - see below).
    DIN Adapters If you have DIN regulators do not worry as this liveaboard has DIN to Yoke regulator adaptors onboard.
    Relaxing between dives
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    Liveaboard Luxury Features Review

    Liveaboard Luxury Features The 'Liveaboard Luxury Rating' concept is to help you choose the right diving liveaboard for your Galapagos dive trip. This means you can compare this liveaboard with other liveaboards on a like-for-like basis, and makes choosing the right liveaboard much easier.
    SDE Luxury Rating Total (Max 52/52=100%) The MV Galapagos Sky Liveaboard has 42 out of a total of 52 possible benefits and features. This total is made up of the following benefits and features:
    Diver Benefits (Max 9/9=100%) The MV Galapagos Sky liveaboard has 7 out of 9 'Diver Benefits' and include: DIN Adapters: YES; Dive Courses: NO; Dive Deck: YES: Gear Rental: YES; Nitrox Onboard: YES; Private Dive Guide: NO; Rinse Hoses: YES; Shaded Dive Area: YES; Tenders For Diving: YES.
    Liveaboard Design (Max 9/9=100%) The MV Galapagos Sky liveaboard has 9 out of 9 'Boat Design Features' and include: Airconditioned Saloon: YES; Charging Stations: YES; Custom Built For Diving: YES; Indoor Saloon: YES; Leisure Deck: YES; Observation Deck: YES; Outside Showers: YES; Sun Deck: YES; Warm Showers: YES.
    Cabin Luxury (Max 7/7=100%) The MV Galapagos Sky liveaboard has 5 out of 7 'Cabin Features' and include: Air-Conditioned Cabins: YES; Cabin Balconies: NO; Daily Housekeeping: YES; Ensuite cabins: YES; Non-smoking Cabins: YES; Seaview cabins available: YES; TV In Cabin: NO.
    Onboard Comfort (Max 7/7=100%) The MV Galapagos Sky liveaboard has 3 out of 7 'Onboard Comfort' features, and include: Beach Towels: NO, Cabin Towels: YES; Complimentary Toiletries: YES; Deck Towels: YES; Internet: NO; Laundry Service: NO; Nearly 1 to 1 Crew-to-Guest Ratio: NO.
    Food Luxury (Max 11/11=100%) The MV Galapagos Sky liveaboard has 10 out of 11 'Food Features' and include: BBQ Area: YES; Beach BBQ: NO; Buffet Style: YES; Dietary Requirements Catered For: YES; Fine Cuisine: YES; Local Food: YES; Outdoor Dining: YES; Snacks All Day: YES; Vegan Options: YES; Vegetarian Options: YES; Western Style Food: YES; (Meal options include: Al Fresco Dining, Full-board Option, Set Menu Dinner).
    Drink Luxury (Max 9/9=100%) The MV Galapagos Sky liveaboard has 8 out of 9 'Drink Features' and include: Bar: NO; Beer Available: YES; Drinking Water: YES; Fine Wines: YES; Free Soft Drinks: YES; Free Wine With Dinner: YES; Soft Drinks: YES; Tea And Coffee: YES; Wine Available: YES.
    Example of Cabins
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    Customer Reviews of Liveaboard

    Customer Reviews The MV Galapagos Sky liveaboard customer reviews listed here have been chosen for you to get a feel for the scuba diving experience you'll get.
    Customer Review

    Amazing experience. Our experience with Galapagos sky was amazing (even though we have very high standards!). The crew was perfect, always at the right place at the right time to help – pulling your wetsuit to get it off, giving you a hot chocolate as soon as you’re back on board, pushing you in the hot shower when you’re freezing cold, giving you a hot towel… All the organisation and the catering were perfectly orchestrated all along the way. Land excursions were nice additions to the diving itinerary. The cabin in the lower deck were functional and spacious enough without being too luxurious. In a week we saw a pregnant whale shark, loads of schooling hammerheads, Galapagos sharks, silky sharks, white tips, marble rays, marine iguanas, incredible schools of big eye jacks…. everything we were looking for was there! One thing we noticed is that almost half the divers had already been diving with the same boat and were coming back for more… it says it all. Thanks teams!!!Recommended for: Best marine life in the world; Incredible crew always here for us; Great boat super functional and convenient;

    Customer Review By Chloe T, from: United Kingdom scored the MV Galapagos Sky 8.8 out of 10; Review courtesy of Liveaboard.com, for more reviews and information click here: MV Galapagos Sky.
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    Customer Review

    Absolutely incredible. The Galapagos alone are amazing, and aboard the Galapagos Sky, everyone goes above and beyond to make sure you enjoy every bit of it. The crew were great, the dive guides very experienced, and overall made an incredibly enjoyable week. I appreciated the flexibility of the guides and diving, and their ability to change plans if something interesting came up (i.e. snorkeling with penguins instead of another dive with low visibility). As advertised, these dives are NOT for beginners. The guides treated us as responsible divers and made sure we were equally accountable for our own safety, which is greatly appreciated. Overall an absolutely incredible experience I’ll be talking about for a long time!” Recommended for: Amazing dive scenes, beautiful landscape, and an amazing crew to help you enjoy it all.

    Customer Review By Jennifer R, from: United States scored the MV Galapagos Sky 10 out of 10; Review courtesy of Liveaboard.com, for more reviews and information click here: MV Galapagos Sky.

    Liveaboard Itinerary

    Liveaboard Departure-Arrival Location The MV Galapagos Sky Liveaboard departs and returns from the port on Isla Lobos Island (San Cristobal Island) - Galapagos. Please click here: MV Galapagos Sky to find out how to get from San Cristobal Airport (Code: SCY) to join the MV Galapagos Sky Liveaboard's departure port on Isla Lobos Island (San Cristobal Island) - Galapagos.
    Itinerary and videos The itineraries below for the MV Galapagos Sky liveaboard don't necessarily tie in with the videos directly below the itinerary heading. The itineraries are examples of dive trips offered by this liveaboard, and the videos are examples of videos taken when diving from the MV Galapagos Sky dive boat.
    Itinerary Option 1 Galapagos Islands (Isla Lobos, San Cristobal - Isla Lobos, San Cristobal)
    Itinerary Option 1 Detail
    Itinerary 1 Title GALAPAGOS SKY - Luxury liveaboard in the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador
    Itinerary Option 2 Galapagos Islands (Isla Lobos, San Cristobal - Isla Lobos, San Cristobal)
    Itinerary Option 2 Detail
    Itinerary 2 Title SCUBA Diving in the Galapagos Islands at Darwin Island & Wolf Island on the Galapagos Sky Liveaboard
    Another Video
    Title Galapagos Sky | Liveaboard Dive Cruise
    Title Galapagos Scuba Diving Liveaboard - Galapagos Sky - January 2018

    Dives and Scuba Diver Experience

    Number of Dives On Trip You will be able to dive up to 36 times in total on the MV Galapagos Sky liveaboard diving trips. The number of times you dive will depend on the itinerary you select.
    Your Diver Certification Level If you choose the MV Galapagos Sky liveaboard for your scuba diving trip to Galapagos, make sure you select the right itinerary for your diver certification level. Different itineraries include the following alternative PADI certification levels (or equivalent): No Scuba Diving Certification Needed: NO; Open Water Diver: NO; Advanced Open Water Diver: YES.
    Your Logged Dives When choosing the MV Galapagos Sky liveaboard for your dive trip to Galapagos, make sure you select the right itinerary for how many logged dives you've done. Itineraries on the MV Galapagos Sky liveaboard include the following alternatives: No minimum logged dives: NO; 10 logged dives: NO; 20 logged dives: NO; 30 logged dives: NO; 40 logged dives: NO; 50 logged dives or more: NO; Minimum 60 logged dives: YES; Minimum 80 logged dives: NO; Minimum 100 logged dives: NO.
    Your Diver experience If you choose the MV Galapagos Sky liveaboard for your dive trip to Galapagos, make sure you select the right itinerary for your level of diver experience. Itineraries on the MV Galapagos Sky liveaboard include the following alternatives: Beginner/Novice (up to 9 logged dives): NO; Advanced Beginner (10-19 dives): NO; Intermediate Diver (20 to 29 logged dives): NO; Advanced Intermediate (30 to 39 logged dives): NO; Proficient Diver (40 to 49 logged dives): NO; Advanced Diver (more than 50 logged dives): NO.
    Type of Diving The type of diving experienced from the MV Galapagos Sky Liveaboard includes: Drift Diving, Marine Life, Night Dives, Pinnacles, Wall Diving, Warm Water Diving, Swim-Through's and Caverns.
    Underwater Scooters Onboard Underwater scooters onboard: NO.

    Marine Life Reviewed

    Marine Life Species The sea life you might see on your Galapagos liveaboard dive trip depends on the time of year you choose to dive, and on which Galapagos liveaboard and liveaboard itinerary you book. But ultimately the sea creatures you see when scuba diving is always down to nature itself. With these parameters in mind, the marine life you may spot when scuba diving on the MV Galapagos Sky Liveaboard in Galapagos might include:
    Sharks You may see the following sharks species: Blacktip Reef Sharks, Bullhead Sharks, Galapagos Shark, Scalloped Hammerhead Sharks, Tiger Sharks, Whale Sharks, Whitetip Reef Sharks.
    Ray Species You may see the following rays species: Manta Rays, Mobula Rays, Spotted Eagle Rays, Sting Rays, Marble Rays.
    Fish Species You may also see the following fish species: Batfish, Barracudas, Clownfish (Anemonefish), Frogfish, Flounder, Flying Gurnards, Giant Trevallies, Groupers, Lionfish, Moray Eels, Red-lipped Batfish, Reef Fish, Sea Horses, Scorpion Fish, Spanish Mackerel, Sun Fish (Mola Mola), Surgeonfish, Yellowfin Tuna.
    Other Marine Life & Bird Species You may see the following marine and bird life: Crabs, Hard Corals, Jellyfish, Lobsters, Nudibranchs, Octopus, Soft Corals, Starfish, Turtles.
    Marine Mammal Species You might encounter the following mammals: Blue Whales, Dolphins, Sea Lions, Bryde's Whales.
    Marine Life Video
    Video Title Galapagos Liveaboard Aqua Scuba Diving 2021 4K
    Another Marine Life Video
    Video Title 4K Galapagos Islands | 3 Hours Meditation Scuba Diving
    Another Marine Life Video
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    Liveaboard Cost and Booking

    Included In The Price The price of booking the MV Galapagos Sky liveaboard includes: Airport Transfer, Alcoholic Beverages, Beach BBQ, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels, Diving Package, Drinking Water, Fuel Surcharge, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Land Excursions, Naturalist Guide, Nitrox, Snacks, Soft Drinks, Tea & Coffee, Welcome Cocktails, Wine with Dinner.
    Paid For Optional Extras The following are optional extras when you book the MV Galapagos Sky liveaboard: Gratuities, Hotel Transfer, Private Dive Guide, Rental Gear, Travel Insurance.
    Paid For Required Extras The following are required extras when you book the MV Galapagos Sky liveaboard: Chamber Fees, Dive Insurance, Local Flights, National Park Fees, Visas and Fees.

    Boat Capacity

    Boat Length 30 metres (98 feet).
    Maximum Guests 16
    Cabins and Bathrooms The MV Galapagos Sky dive boat has 8 cabins and 8 bathrooms.
    Cabin Types The MV Galapagos Sky has the following cabin types: double cabins, twin cabins.
    Family cabins onboard Family cabins onboard: NO.

    Advanced Divers

    Advanced Diver Benefits (Max 3) The MV Galapagos Sky liveaboard has 0 out of 3 (i.e. 0%) 'Advanced Diver Benefits', which include: Rebreather Support: NO; Sidemount Diving NO; Tech Diving: NO.

    Underwater Photographers

    Underwater Photographer Benefits (Max 3) The MV Galapagos Sky liveaboard has 1 out of 3 (i.e. 33%) 'Underwater Photographer Benefits', which include: Camera Room: NO; Camera Station: YES; Separate Rinse For U/W Cameras: NO.

    Non-Diver Activities

    Non-Diving Activities (Max 17) The MV Galapagos Sky liveaboard has 1 out of 17 (i.e. 6%) 'Non-Diving Activities', which include: Fishing: NO; Glass Bottom Boat: NO; Jacuzzi/Hot Tub: NO; Jet Skiing: NO; Kayaks: NO; Land Excursions: YES; Massage: NO; Naturalist Itineraries: [naturalist_Itineraries]; Naturalist Guide: NO; Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly: NO, Sauna: NO; Snorkel Equipment: NO; Spa: NO; Stand Up Paddle Boards: NO; Wakeboarding: NO; Water Skiing: NO; Yoga: NO.
    Onboard Entertainment (Max 2) The MV Galapagos Sky liveaboard has 2 out of 2 (i.e. 100%) 'Entertainment Features': Audio And Entertainment: YES; Library: YES.

    Traveller Benefits

    Travel Benefits (Max 6) The MV Galapagos Sky liveaboard has 5 out of 6 (i.e. 83%) 'Traveller Benefits', which include: Airport Transfer: YES; Available For Charter: YES, Budget Friendly: NO, Dedicated Local & International Crew: YES; Hotel Transfer: YES; Welcome Cocktails; YES.
    Languages Spoken Onboard The crew onboard the MV Galapagos Sky liveaboard are able to speak the following languages: English, Spanish.

    Liveaboard Summary

    Conclusion The MV Galapagos Sky liveaboard has a customer review rating of 9.5, is rated 'Exceptional'. This Galapagos liveaboard is a 30 metre (98 feet) dive boat for up to 16 guests across 8 cabins (inc. double cabins, twin cabins), and has 8 bathrooms. The MV Galapagos Sky Liveaboard has aircon cabins, available for charter, caters for dietary requirements, ensuite cabins, free nitrox, scuba gear rental. To book: MV Galapagos Sky Liveaboard prices start at £708 per day ($864/€807)*.
    More Information To discover more about the MV Galapagos Sky diving liveaboard or to check availability for your dive trip to Galapagos you can do this here: MV Galapagos Sky. But if you want to compare this Galapagos liveaboard with one of the other liveaboards from Galapagos, please take a look at the table below. If you are only interested in Galapagos liveaboards, select "Country" from the list of searchable options from first dropdown menu and type "Galapagos" in the search box:
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    * Note The above cost per day was correct at the time of producing this article. Also, the exchange rate used for GBP to USD is 1.22 and for GBP to Euro is 1.14. For an up-to-date cost for the MV Galapagos Sky Liveaboard, please visit this link: MV Galapagos Sky.

    Hope you enjoyed this review about this liveaboard

    Comments or Questions If you have more questions either about snorkelling or scuba diving (or specifically about the MV Galapagos Sky Galapagos Liveaboard), please comment below with your questions.
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    Have Fun & Be Safe There will also be many more pages and articles about scuba diving and scuba diving safety tips (and on snorkelling too) for you to read and learn about this fabulous sport. Please don't forget to rate the MV Galapagos Sky liveaboard above if you've already dived in Galapagos from this dive boat, but also make sure you have fun and be safe.
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    Article written by Russell Bowyer who has been a scuba diver since diving on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia in 1989. After his first dive he trained as a BSAC diver in the UK. He attained his Diver Leader certification with BSAC. He then went on to become a scuba diving instructor, teaching others how to dive and was voted as Diving Officer and Treasurer for the Saffron Walden BSAC club too. Russell has dived all over the world, including the UK, on liveaboards in the Red Sea, the Caribbean, South Africa and the USA. Russell is experienced in all dive types, including drift diving, deep dives that involved decompression stops and recreational dives too.

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