Solomons PNG Master

Solomons PNG Master

Overview

9.66

Excellent

Vessel Type
Motor
Year built
2004
Length
30m
Width
8m
Capacity
20
Hull
Steel
View deckplan
Nitrox

Surcharge

Wifi

No

Equipment

Surcharge

Tech friendly

Yes

This custom-designed liveaboard was built with divers in mind to bring you the very best diving holiday experience possible. Previously, sailing the stunning dive sites of the Solomon Islands as Taka, this steel-hulled vessel boasts an experienced boat crew, dive team and chefs to ensure the highest standards of service.

M/V Solomons PNG Master features 12 cabins allowing comfortable accommodation for up to 20 guests. These are categorised into one en-suite premium double cabin, five en-suite premium double/twin cabins, four standard single cabins and two standard twin cabins with shared bathroom facilities.

An incredibly spacious lounge and dining area is located on the main deck of the boat providing plenty of air-conditioned space to unwind and enjoy the phenomenal on-board cuisine after an exciting day of diving. This deck also boasts a dedicated camera area for our photographer guests as well as an expansive dive deck area which leads perfectly to the dive platform from which much of the diving will be done. Each station has plenty of space and storage for your dive kit. This space also provides individual toilets, freshwater showers and rinse tanks for your equipment.

If you would prefer to relax in the stunning sunshine, the large sun deck comes complete with comfortable loungers to lie back and enjoy the breath-taking sea views.

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Dates & Prices

Cabins

Premium Double Cabin

Located on the upper deck of the vessel, this spacious cabin offers superb views as well as en-suite facilities.

Deck:
Lower Deck
Bedding:
Twin Beds
Max. Occupancy:
2
Ensuite:
Yes
Aircon:
Yes
No. of Cabins:
3

Classic Twin/Double Cabin

Located on the upper deck of the vessel, these spacious cabins offer superb views as well as en-suite facilities.

Deck:
Upper deck
Bedding:
Double bed
Max. Occupancy:
2
Ensuite:
Yes
Aircon:
Yes
No. of Cabins:
4

Classic Twin Cabin

Located on the upper deck of the vessel, these spacious cabins offer superb views as well as en-suite facilities.

Deck:
Upper deck
Bedding:
Twin beds
Max. Occupancy:
2
Ensuite:
Yes
Aircon:
Yes
No. of Cabins:
1

Standard Twin Cabin

Situated on the lower deck of the vessel, these twin cabins offer comfortable accommodation for two guests with shared bathroom facilities located on the dive deck.

Deck:
Lower deck
Bedding:
Twin beds
Max. Occupancy:
2
Ensuite:
No
Aircon:
Yes
No. of Cabins:
2

Standard Single Cabin

Situated on the lower deck of the vessel, these cabins offer accommodation for one guest with shared bathroom facilities located on the dive deck.

Deck:
Lower deck
Bedding:
Single bed
Max. Occupancy:
1
Ensuite:
No
Aircon:
Yes
No. of Cabins:
4

Amenities

Vessel facilities
Guests:
20
Twin Cabins:
5
Double Cabins:
3
Ensuite:
Some
Aircon:
Towel change:
Saloon:
Diving facilities
Equipment Rental:
Nitrox Membrane:
Re-Breather Friendly:
Tec Diving Friendly:
Charging Station:
Photography Friendly:
Compressors:
3
Tenders:
2
Technical
Length:
30m
Width:
8m
Engines:
1800HP v12
Generators:
2
Hull:
Steel
Safety
First aid:
First aiders:
Emergency Oxygen::
Oxygen Administrators:
Life Jackets:
Life Rafts:
VHF Ship to Tender Radios:
Smoke Detectors:

Extras

Master Liveaboards offers a range of services to make your stay in the Solomon Islands even more enjoyable. Rental equipment, Marine Park & Port fees, and courses can now be pre-booked and pre-paid at the time of booking. For our technical diver guests, please send us your gas and equipment requests as early as possible.

  • Taxes & Surcharges
  • Equipment
  • Rebreather & Gases
  • On-board extras
  • Courses
Marine Park & Port Fees
Per person
7 nights – Solomons Islands
US$ 175
10 nights – Solomons Islands
US$ 250
Equipment
Price per day:
7 nights:
10 nights:
Full set: mask, snorkel, fins, BCD, regulator and dive computer
US$44
US$286
US$396
Dive Computer
US$12
US$78
US$108
UW torch/flashlight
US$10
US$65
US$90
Nitrox
N/A
US$200
US$250
BCD
US$15
US$97.50
US$135
Reglator
US$15
US$97.50
US$135
Mask Fins and Boots
US$10
US$65
US$90
Upgrade to 100CF cylinder
US$6
US$39
US$54
3L (25CF) In Line DIN Rebreather Bottle – aluminum
US$6
US$39
US$54
3L (25CF) DIN/Yoke Convertible Pony Bottle & Rigging
US$8
US$52
US$72
5L (40CF), 10L (80CF), or 12L (100CF) Sling Bottle & Rigging, right hand valve only
US$8
US$52
US$72
Extra 10L (80CF) Tank, for twins or sidemount – does not include rigging, right hand valve only
US$6
US$39
US$54
Extra 12L (100CF) Tank, For twins or sidemount – does not include rigging, right hand valve only
US$8
US$52
US$72
Additional Regulator (Yoke) for specialty tank
US$15
US$97.50
US$135

Equipment must be pre-booked to ensure availability and correct sizes etc are on board.

* Please note we do not offer wetsuits for rent on board Solomons PNG Master

Price
Sofnolime per 20kg keg
US$440
Oxygen per litre*
US$0.08
Helium per litre*
US$0.22

*Charged by the fill – gasses cannot be banked.  No refunds for unused gases.

Please note: advanced notice is required to ensure the appropriate amount of gases are available on board.

Beer
US$4
Wine (per bottle)
US$30
Spirits (per shot)
US$5
Cocktails (per glass)
US$5
PADI Courses
Cost:
Open Water Referral
$350
PADI Advanced Open Water
$350
PADI Self-Reliant Diver
$325
PADI EANx- Nitrox
$325
PADI Shark Awareness
$99
PADI Specialties (Night, Wreck, Deep, etc.)
$220
Other PADI Specialties
Please enquire*

Other courses

PADI Courses
Cost:
Marine ID & Behaviour Specialty
$100
Photography Course
$175
Post Production Course
$125
Videography Course
$200

Courses are subject to availability and must be pre-booked to ensure an instructor is available.

Please note that the course prices listed above include the required manual and PADI certification card (PIC).

*A range of other speciality courses are available. Please enquire with our travel team for more information, prices and to pre-book any course

Itineraries for Solomons PNG Master

Solomons PNG Master Reviews

This is what our customers have said about Solomons PNG Master
Great to have a quality option in the Solomon Islands
Great to have a quality option in the Solomon Islands
Solomons PNG Master, Jul 2019
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4th trip to Solomon's and by far the best. Hesitant to book Master due to poor record with Siren Fleet but was very pleasantly surprised at the great trip. Adam and Carmen are the perfect Host/Manager pair and took us to awesome sites. In today's competitve world, do not understand rooms without ensuite facilities but it is clearly noted on the website. We had a wonderful room WITH ensuite...
Best of the Solomon's was the best
Best of the Solomon's was the best
Solomons PNG Master, Jun 2019
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great staff and crew, great briefings and wonderful mix of coral reefs, caves and wrecks. My favorite was the cathedral, combines the best of the Mexican cenotes with reef, jungle and cave diving. Carmen was super helpful when she saw whatever troubles I might have had with the current and taught me how to navigate it. The pre dive briefings and post dive lectures on the fish, and reef life were very informative
A dive trip with everthing
A dive trip with everthing
Solomons PNG Master, Oct 2018
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the live aboard in the solomons has everything great reefs with tiny critters for the photographers great swim throughs and some sharks swimming past in the blue if you like the big picture wrecks and WW 2 history fantastic crew on the boat to look after you visits to islands to see local life a big eye opener a long way to go to get there but worth the journey
Amazing trip
Amazing trip
Solomons PNG Master, Sep 2018
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I couldn't have wished for a better way to discover the Solomon Islands than aboard the Solomon Master / Taka - the dives were exceptional, the landscape is what one can imagine paradise to look like, and the crew made this trip perfect. From day 1, we were welcome and taken care of by an amazing team of chefs, mates, engineers, dive guides, hostesses, captain and cruise director. Lots of fun, lots of amazing food, lots of space aboard the ship. I will definitely recommend and hope to be back soon.
This boat rocks
This boat rocks
Solomons PNG Master, Sep 2018
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Such a cool 10 day trip through the Solomon islands with a professional outfit that know what they are doing. Great boat, well equipped, professional guides that know what they are doing and fantastic food all day every day too. 5 stars plus for this effort from me.
Lovely experience
Lovely experience
Solomons PNG Master, Jun 2018
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Most of the dive sites were fantastic. I love to see a variety of topography and creatures--large and small. We definitely got both. Having dive leaders who are interested in specific areas is appreciated as well. I loved diving with Carmen because of her enthusiasm for essentially all sea life, but taking the time for the smaller, less noticed organisms in particular.
A Great Choice
A Great Choice
Solomons PNG Master, Jun 2018
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The boat is modern, clean and very comfortable. The crew are very friendly and extremely helpful and go beyond what I have encountered on other liveaboards. The food is western style and excellent (the breakfast on its own will set you up for the day).. i highly recommend this boat.
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