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. Accommodating up to 16 guests on board across 8 double occupancy cabins, this vessel provides comfort for restful times, and adventure when it’s time to play! The main deck features a large dining room and a camera station with multiple charging points and storage space. The indoor lounge and bar area contains a plasma screen which is ideal for watching movies or viewing photos, and the stunning views can be admired from the upper deck’s spacious sundeck and the shaded relaxation area. The large dive deck with individual set up stations, under bench storage, and an entry platform at the rear of the boat is ideal for divers when they set out for a day of diving. The boat is able to cater for recreational, technical, and rebreather divers. With great reviews and a highly complimented crew, the Solomons Master is an excellent choice in liveaboards for your next Solomon Islands diving holiday.
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.
The steel-hulled Solomons Master (formerly Truk Master) boasts eight double occupancy cabins providing comfortable accommodation for up to 16 guests* with a choice of classic, premium or superior cabins. Each cabin benefits from ensuite bathroom facilities and individually controlled air-conditioning.
Solomons Master benefits from a large dive deck with individual set up stations, under-bench storage and an entry platform at the rear complete with deco bar. The boat is fully equipped to cater for recreational, technical and rebreather divers, but will be exclusively for technical divers when in Bikini Atoll.
The main deck houses a spacious indoor dining room as well as a camera station complete with numerous charging points and storage space. After a fantastic day of diving, unwind and relax in Solomons Master’s indoor lounge and bar area which is equipped with a plasma screen ideal for watching a movie or photo viewing. Alternatively, head out to the shaded relaxation area or the large sundeck on the upper deck and sink into a lounge chair to soak up the atmosphere and stunning views.
*NOTE: On Bikini Atoll itineraries, Solomons Master is limited to a maximum of 12 guests due to space limitations for equipment storage. Spaces will only be available in premium cabins located on the lower and mid decks. Cabins 1 and 8 are not available for use by guests’ use on Bikini Atoll trips.
Superior Double Cabin
Situated on the upper deck of the vessel, this spacious cabin offers fabulous views along with ensuite facilities, air-conditioning and ample storage space.
Premium Twin/Double Cabin
Situated on the main deck of the vessel, these cabins offer flexible twin or double bed accommodation along with ensuite facilities, air-conditioning and ample storage.
Premium Twin Cabin
Located on the main deck of the vessel, this cabin benefits from ensuite bathroom facilities and individually controlled air-conditioning.
Classic Twin Cabin
Located on the lower deck of the vessel, each cabin benefits from ensuite bathroom facilities and individually controlled air-conditioning.
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.|