Solomons Master liveaboard (formerly the MV Taka) offers 7 & 10-night excursions in the Solomon Islands including the Russell & Florida Islands. Built-in 2004 (re-fitted in 2015), the vessel is a heavy steel, mono hull design which maximizes stability and comfort.
The Solomons Master has some exciting itineraries in the Solomons visiting all the places you cannot get to from the resorts. Their fabulous crew ensures that guests will want to come back for more.
The Solomons Master operates from Coral Sea Hotel in Honiara and Agnes Gateway Hotel in Munda. Guests can be met from the airport or transferred from local hotels for the 6pm departure at no additional charge.
With 12 air-conditioned cabins, the Solomons Master can cater for up to 20 guests. The upper deck hosts the Premium Double and Classic Double/Twin cabins, all of which have en-suite bathrooms and storage space. Below deck there are 6 standard cabins – 2 twin share and 4 singles.
Indoors the Solomon Master liveaboard boasts a large salon and dining area, equipped with a TV and entertainment system, and also a dedicated camera area for any onboard photographers. Hungry divers will be well taken care of aboard, as the menu includes a selection of local vegetables, meats, freshly caught fish, pasta, rice, homemade bread and delicious desserts. Snacks are ample and there is always a fresh supply of tea, coffee and hot chocolate. For relaxation, guests can choose either the upper sun-deck with loungers or the expansive covered seating area on the second deck.
Diving takes place either from the mothership directly, or from one of the two tenders depending on the situation and conditions of each site. The spacious dive deck has toilets, hot freshwater showers & rinse bins for equipment and camera gear and ample storage space.
Nitrox is available at extra charge, as are, 12L aluminium tanks. Wetsuits are not available for rent – but are rarely required – the water is so warm.
There is also support to rebreathers and the vessel has full technical diving capabilities
Solomon Diving Itineraries
The Solomons Master offers both 7 and 10-night itineraries which encompass some of the best diving in Solomon Islands. Indeed one of the itineraries entitled The Best of the Solomons is just that: decorative walls and deep caverns, colourful coral gardens, sea fans, all combined with an amazing variety of marine life.
Wreck fans will get a thrill out of the special wreck itinerary. A significant number of Japanese and Allied Forces’ ships and planes are scattered all around the Solomon Islands. Encrusted in corals and surrounded by a plethora of marine life, these wrecks are silent witnesses of some of the fiercest battles that took place in WWII.
Many of the dive sites in these itineraries have rarely or never been dived before. Discover the unrevealed dive treasures of this itinerary with Master Liveaboards on board the Solomons Master!
Trip dates & availability
Please see pricing table below the availability panel for inclusions, exclusions, and extras.
Solomons Master Extras Payable Locally
|Port Fees (per person/per night) apply to all guests on board to support local landowners and mooring projects.||25||USD|||||25|
|Nitrox (per fill)||10||USD|||||10|
|Nitrox (7 nights)||200||USD|||||200|
|Nitrox (10 nights)||250||USD|||||250|
|Full set of dive gear rental (per day); excluding wet suit||44||USD|||||44|
|12L tank (per day)||8||USD|||||8|
|This liveaboard's prices are in USD. The AUD prices shown are based on the current exchange rate. The price paid in AUD will be based on the actual exchange rate at the time any payments are made.|
|Special payment and cancellation terms apply for this liveaboard.|