Crystal clear water
Abundant marine life
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.
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
*On some days the 3rd or 4th dive may be replaced with a village visit.
*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.
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.
Full equipment set*
Wetsuit (3mm full-length)
Mask and snorkel
Additional 11L (AL80) cylinder
2.7 Litre (19 cu ft) pony cylinder
Stage / bailout cylinder (unrigged)
*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)
Standard Nitrox package (10 nights)
2Litre rebreather cylinder set
12 USD per day
Sofnolime per 20kg tub
Oxygen per litre*
Helium per litre*
*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)
Spirits (per shot)
Cocktails (per glass)
Laundry (per item)
Wi-Fi data packages
10 Nights (5 GB)
11 Nights (5 GB)
13 Nights (7 GB)
PADI Advanced Open Water
PADI EANx- Nitrox
Other PADI Specialities
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.
*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.
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Questions about Solomons diving?
We’ve tried to include a lot information on our website. You may find, however, that you have additional questions about our liveaboard in Solomons, the Florida and Russell Islands itinerary or just general information about booking with Master Liveaboards. Via the following link you can find answers to some commonly asked questions. Should you have other questions or queries, please contact our reservations team who will be pleased to assist you.
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