MV Tiburon Explorer Galapagos Liveaboard Diving Review

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Liveaboard Quick Review The MV Tiburon Explorer Liveaboard is a 40m (131f) Galapagos diving safari boat for up to 16 guests accommodated across 9 cabins and 9 bathrooms. This Galapagos liveaboard has a customer review rating of 9.7 out of 10, is rated 'Exceptional', and scores 85% on the Scuba Diving Earth luxury rate.
Liveaboard Review Tips If you are looking for an exceptional Galapagos Islands diving safari, an excellent choice is the MV Tiburon Explorer 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 Tiburon Explorer liveaboard has a customer review rating of 9.7 out of 10.
2. Scuba Diving Earth Luxury Rating Summary Diver Benefits: 78%, Liveaboard Design: 89%, Cabin Luxury: 86%, Onboard Comfort: 71%, Food Luxury: 91%, Drink Luxury: 89%. This makes an average Total Lux Rating of 85% (see below under "Liveaboard Luxury Features Review" for more details).
3. Cost Per Day The MV Tiburon Explorer Liveaboard costs from £544 per day ($724/€653)* .
4. Pros A quick list of the main pros of the MV Tiburon Explorer Liveaboard include: aircon cabins, available for charter, caters for dietary requirements, ensuite cabins, paid internet, paid nitrox, scuba gear rental.
5. Cons A quick list of the main cons of the MV Tiburon Explorer Liveaboard include: no flexible or extra flexible booking, no diving courses.
6. Liveaboard Capacity The MV Tiburon Explorer liveaboard is 40 metres (131 feet) long, has 9 cabins and 9 bathrooms, which means it can accommodate up to 16 guests/divers.
7. Booking Itineraries The booking itineraries for the MV Tiburon Explorer Liveaboard include: 8 Days/7 Nights. (But it's worth checking if more diving itineraries have been added or you can book by click here: MV Tiburon Explorer).
Booking tips When booking your MV Tiburon Explorer liveaboard trip to Galapagos it's best to book your liveaboard first, before you book your flights. When you click the "Select Cabin" link next to your chosen itinerary and complete your details, you won't pay for your trip until Liveaboard.com confirm your booking with the operator. Liveaboard.com will email your confirmation, normally giving you 2-3 days to pay for your booking, which gives you time to book your flights to Galapagos.
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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 1.33 and for GBP to Euro is 1.2. For an up-to-date cost for the MV Tiburon Explorer Liveaboard, please visit this link: MV Tiburon Explorer.
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    Liveaboard Review Highlights

    Diving Liveaboard Review Galapagos MV Tiburon Explorer liveaboard review in detail.
    Liveaboard Video Highlight
    Video Title Tour Tiburon Explorer Liveaboard | Explorer Ventures Fleet
    Flexible Booking This liveaboard does not have flexible booking.
    Nitrox Diving Paid nitrox available, which means you benefit from the many advantages of nitrox diving if you are happy to pay for it. The benefits include extended bottom times so you can spend longer on each dive.
    Dietary Requirements Catered For The onboard chefs will cater for any specific dietary requirement you have. This means you can relax in the knowledge that you can enjoy the food onboard this liveaboard. (You are advised to add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form, and to limit any 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 Paid internet on this liveaboard, which means you can get online on your phone or laptop for an extra charge if you need to whilst you are away.
    Ensuite Cabins Cabins on this dive boat benefit from having ensuite bathroom 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, type of diving and diver numbers (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. The maximum rating for any liveaboard is 100%, and this rating is split between the features listed below. When choosing your liveaboard trip, I suggest you don't just consider the total 'Luxury Rating' in isolation, which for the MV Tiburon Explorer is 85%, I recommend you also review each of the features the MV Tiburon Explorer liveaboard has or doesn't have that are important to you.
    SDE Luxury Rating Total (Max 52/52=100%) 85%; total Scuba Diving Earth Luxury Rate (Lux Rate); The MV Tiburon Explorer Liveaboard has 44 out of a total of 52 (i.e. 85%) possible benefits and features. This total percentage is an average of the following benefits and features:
    Diver Benefits (Max 9/9=100%) 78% Diver Benefits Lux Rate; The MV Tiburon Explorer liveaboard has 7 out of 9 (i.e. 78%) 'Diver Benefits': 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%) 89% Liveaboard Design Lux Rate; The MV Tiburon Explorer liveaboard has 8 out of 9 (i.e. 89%) 'Boat Design Features': Airconditioned Saloon: YES; Charging Stations: YES; Custom Built For Diving: YES; Indoor Saloon: YES; Leisure Deck: YES; Observation Deck: NO; Outside Showers: YES; Sun Deck: YES; Warm Showers: YES.
    Cabin Luxury (Max 7/7=100%) 86% Cabin Lux Rate; The MV Tiburon Explorer liveaboard has 6 out of 7 (i.e. 86%) 'Cabin Features': Air-Conditioned Cabins: YES; Cabin Balconies: NO; Daily Housekeeping: YES; Ensuite cabins: YES; Non-smoking Cabins: YES; Seaview cabins available: YES; TV In Cabin: YES.
    Onboard Comfort (Max 7/7=100%) 71% Onboard Comfort Lux Rate; The MV Tiburon Explorer liveaboard has 5 out of 7 (i.e. 71%) 'Onboard Comfort' features: Beach Towels: YES, Cabin Towels: YES; Complimentary Toiletries: YES; Deck Towels: YES; Internet: YES; Laundry Service: NO; Nearly 1 to 1 Crew-to-Guest Ratio: NO.
    Food Luxury (Max 11/11=100%) 91% Food Lux Rate; The MV Tiburon Explorer liveaboard has 10 out of 11 (i.e. 91%) 'Food Features': 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).
    Drink Luxury (Max 9/9=100%) 89% Drink Lux Rate; The MV Tiburon Explorer liveaboard has 8 out of 9 (i.e. 89%) 'Drink Features': Bar: YES; Beer Available: YES; Drinking Water: YES; Fine Wines: NO; 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 Tiburon Explorer liveaboard customer reviews listed here have been chosen for you to get a feel for the scuba diving experience you'll get.
    Customer Review

    A truly amazing dive trip! So many highlights – Schools of hammerheads, whale sharks, mola mola, rays and so much more!!! Top level service, great dive guides and crew. Grateful to have met everyone and can’t wait to do it again!Recommended for: Fantastic diving, great service, super crew.

    Customer Review By Sara M, from: United States scored the MV Tiburon Explorer 10 out of 10; Review courtesy of Liveaboard.com, for more reviews and information click here: MV Tiburon Explorer.
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    Customer Review

    Amazing Amazing Amazing. The crew was incredible, all of them. The food incredibly good. The dives were the best of our life. The bed so comfortable and the room very beautiful. We enjoyed the trip! Thank you.” Recommended for: Staff, dives and food.

    Customer Review By Jérémy B, from: Switzerland scored the MV Tiburon Explorer 10 out of 10; Review courtesy of Liveaboard.com, for more reviews and information click here: MV Tiburon Explorer.

    Liveaboard Itinerary

    Itinerary and videos The itineraries below for the MV Tiburon Explorer 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 Tiburon Explorer dive boat.
    Itinerary Option 1 Western Archipelago, Darwin And Wolf Islands (Baltra - Baltra)
    Itinerary Option 1 Detail
    Itinerary 1 Title GALAPAGOS SCUBA DIVING! TIBURON EXPLORER JULY 31- AUGUST 7, 2021
    Itinerary Option 2 Western Archipelago, Darwin And Wolf Islands (Baltra - Baltra)
    Itinerary Option 2 Detail
    Itinerary 2 Title Galapagos live aboard scuba diving from the Tiburon Explorer
    Title Tiburon Explorer - Scuba Diving in the Galapagos Islands on a Liveaboard
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    Dives and Scuba Diver Experience

    Number of Dives On Trip You will be able to dive up to 20 times in total on the MV Tiburon Explorer 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 Tiburon Explorer liveaboard for your scuba diving trip to Galapagos (, null_select), 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 Tiburon Explorer 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 Tiburon Explorer 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.
    Your Diver experience If you choose the MV Tiburon Explorer liveaboard for your dive trip to Galapagos, make sure you select the right itinerary for your level of diver experience. Itineraries on the MV Tiburon Explorer 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 Tiburon Explorer Liveaboard includes: Deep Dives, 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 Tiburon Explorer 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 Tiburon Explorer liveaboard includes: Airport Transfer, Alcoholic Beverages, Beach Towels, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels, Diving Package, Drinking Water, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Land Excursions, Naturalist Guide, Snacks, Soft Drinks, Tea & Coffee, Welcome Cocktails.
    Paid For Optional Extras The following are optional extras when you book the MV Tiburon Explorer liveaboard: Gratuities, Hotel Transfer, Internet, Laundry Service, Pressing Service, Rental Gear.
    Paid For Required Extras The following are required extras when you book the MV Tiburon Explorer liveaboard: Chamber Fees, National Park Fees.

    Boat Capacity

    Boat Length 40 metres (131 feet).
    Maximum Guests 16
    Cabins and Bathrooms The MV Tiburon Explorer dive boat has 9 cabins and 9 bathrooms.
    Cabin Types The MV Tiburon Explorer 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 Tiburon Explorer liveaboard has 1 out of 3 (i.e. 33%) 'Advanced Diver Benefits', which include: Rebreather Support: NO; Sidemount Diving YES; Tech Diving: NO.

    Underwater Photographers

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

    Non-Diver Activities

    Non-Diving Activities (Max 17) The MV Tiburon Explorer liveaboard has 3 out of 17 (i.e. 18%) 'Non-Diving Activities', which include: Fishing: NO; Glass Bottom Boat: NO; Jacuzzi/Hot Tub: YES; Jet Skiing: NO; Kayaks: NO; Land Excursions: YES; Massage: NO; Naturalist Itineraries: [naturalist_Itineraries]; Naturalist Guide: YES; 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 Tiburon Explorer 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 Tiburon Explorer 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 Tiburon Explorer liveaboard are able to speak the following languages: English, Spanish.

    Liveaboard Summary

    Conclusion The MV Tiburon Explorer liveaboard has a customer review rating of 9.7, is rated 'Exceptional', and scores 85% on the Scuba Diving Earth luxury rate. This Galapagos liveaboard is a 40 metre (131 feet) dive boat for up to 16 guests across 9 cabins (inc. double cabins, twin cabins), and has 9 bathrooms. The MV Tiburon Explorer Liveaboard has aircon cabins, available for charter, caters for dietary requirements, ensuite cabins, paid internet, paid nitrox, scuba gear rental. To book: MV Tiburon Explorer Liveaboard prices start at £544 per day ($724/€653)*.
    More Information To discover more about the MV Tiburon Explorer diving liveaboard or to check availability for your dive trip to Galapagos you can do this here: MV Tiburon Explorer. 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 1.33 and for GBP to Euro is 1.2. For an up-to-date cost for the MV Tiburon Explorer Liveaboard, please visit this link: MV Tiburon Explorer.

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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 Tiburon Explorer liveaboard above if you've already dived in Galapagos from this dive boat, but also make sure you have fun and be safe.
    MV Tiburon Explorer Galapagos Liveaboard Diving Review

    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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