Florida and Russell Islands

Requirements: PADI Advanced Open Water or equivalent - minimum of 40 logged dives



7 nights


Skill level


Florida and Russell Islands


Wreck Diving
WWII Wrecks
Clear Water
Crystal clear water
Abundant Marinelife
Abundant marine life
Stunning Topography
Stunning topography
Unique Culture
Unique Culture

Our 7 night Florida and Russell Islands liveaboard diving itinerary affords some of the very best biodiversity and marine life found in the Solomon Islands. Dramatic walls, swim-throughs and caverns, and plenty of pelagic action are just a few of the stunning attractions the island groups have to offer. You can also take a step back in time and explore WWII wrecks including Japanese and American planes and battle sites, or hunt in the muck for weird and wonderful creatures amongst the detritus left behind by departing troops.

Dates & Prices

What's included:
Obligatory surcharges:

Maps & Itinerary

The Florida and Russell Islands 7 night scuba diving liveaboard itinerary allows up to 22 dives around Honiara, the Florida Islands and the Russell Islands, including the iconic Leru Cut and Mirror Pond as well as WWII wreck sites.

In addition to experiencing some of the best dive sites of the Solomon Islands, you will have the opportunity to visit a local village for a sing-sing, some souvenir shopping, or even a game of football with the local children. Master Liveaboards supports Pack for a Purpose in the Solomon Islands helping locally communities through their Literacy League project and the village children love the gifts that visitors bring with them. Find out more in our blog – Pack for a Purpose in the Solomons – to see what you can do to help.

A typical day diving offers up to 4 dives*; 3 day dives and, where possible, a sunset or night dive. The day is usually scheduled as follows:

  • Light Breakfast followed by a briefing and Dive 1
  • Full Breakfast, relaxation period, briefing and Dive 2
  • Lunch, relaxation period, briefing and Dive 3
  • Snack relaxation period, briefing and Dive 4
  • Dinner

*On some days the 3rd or 4th dive may be replaced with a village visit.

Detailed itinerary

*The itinerary above is an example only and is subject to change depending on local regulations, guests’ experience, flight schedules, weather and logistics and is at the Captain’s discretion. Adverse weather can affect the Florida and Russell Islands itinerary which includes several overnight sailings.


The steel hulled Solomons Master has comfortable accommodation for up to 16 guests. She has eight twin and double occupancy cabins with a choice of classic or premium classes. Each cabin benefits from ensuite bathroom facilities and individually controlled air-conditioning.

Off the beaten track adventure for real divers


Master Liveaboards offers a range of services to make your time on board even more enjoyable and relaxing. Equipment rental, Nitrox and diving courses can be pre-booked and pre-paid at the time of booking your liveaboard diving holiday. For our rebreather and technical diver guests, please send us your gas and equipment requests as early as possible.

Marine Park & Port Fees*
Per person
Solomons – 7 nights
175 USD
Solomons – 10 nights
250 USD
Fuel Surcharge*

*All surcharges, including marine, park and port fees, are subject to change at any time, and without notice.

The applicable marine park fees for your itinerary will be added to your onboard extras to be paid on the boat before disembarkation.

7 nights:
10 nights:
Full equipment set*
270 USD
405 USD
Wetsuit (3mm full-length)
72 USD
108 USD
Standard regulators
72 USD
108 USD
72 USD
108 USD
Fins (open-heel)
30 USD
45 USD
30 USD
45 USD
Mask and snorkel
30 USD
45 USD
Dive computer**
72 USD
108 USD
U/W torch
36 USD
54 USD

*Full equipment set includes wetsuit, BCD, regulators, mask, fins, boots and snorkel only.
**Please note that all divers are required to dive with a computer.

We regret that we do not have 13L / 15L (100 cu ft) cylinders on Solmons Master.

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

Standard Nitrox package (7 nights)
150 USD
Standard Nitrox package (10 nights)
225 USD
2Litre rebreather cylinder set
14 USD per day
Sofnolime per 20kg tub
600 USD
Oxygen per litre*
0.09 USD
Helium per litre*
0.30 USD

*Gases are charged by the fill and cannot be banked.  No refunds or credit given for unused gases.

Sofnolime and gases MUST be pre-booked. Please complete and send us your gas and equipment requests as early as possible to ensure supplies are available.

IMPORTANT: Sufficient advance notice is required to ensure the appropriate amount of gases and / or sofnolime are available on board. We may not be able to accommodate requests that are received within a few weeks of departure, or on board.

Wine (per bottle)
30 USD
Spirits (per shot)
Cocktails (per glass)
Laundry (per item)
Wi-Fi data packages
10 Nights (5 GB)
145 USD
11 Nights (5 GB)
160 USD
13 Nights (7 GB)
190 USD
PADI Courses
PADI Advanced Open Water
250 USD
PADI EANx- Nitrox
100 USD
Other PADI Specialities
Please enquire*

Please note that the course prices listed above do not include course materials or certification registration. You can register for online learning for PADI Advanced Open Water and PADI EANx (Nitrox) here. For all other courses, please speak to our reservations team.

*A range of other speciality courses are available. Please enquire with our reservations team for more information, prices and to pre-book any other courses.
Courses are subject to availability and must be pre-booked to ensure an instructor is available.

*All surcharges are subject to change at any time.

The applicable marine, park and port fees for your itinerary will be added to your onboard extras to be paid on the boat before disembarkation.

Master Liveaboards

Spectacular caverns, WWII wrecks and pristine coral reefs

Discover the Florida and Russell Islands

You could secure your spaces today for as little as 5% deposit*

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Customer Reviews

Some of the great things our customers have said about our liveaboard in Solomons

Great to have a quality option in the Solomon Islands
Great to have a quality option in the Solomon Islands
Solomons 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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