Abundant marine life
Crystal clear water
Our 10 nights Guadalcanal & Western Province liveaboard diving itinerary is a scuba diver's dream. With the abundance of marine life and biodiversity only found in the Solomon Islands, there are numerous unspoiled hard and soft corals plus a variety of dive sites ranging from WWII wrecks to caverns and stunning reefs. This is truly a unique way to explore and experience the beauty and diversity of the Solomon Islands.
Maps & Itinerary
The Guadalcanal & Western Province liveaboard diving itinerary will take you to the best dive sites of the Solomon Islands between Honiara and Munda. Allowing up to 30 dives, highlights of this 10 night itinerary include WWII relics at White Beach, Marovo Lagoon and the iconic Leru Cut and Mirror Pond.
As we travel through the Russell Islands and Blanche Channel, we stop at some of the smaller islands along the way and visit remote local villages where you can shop for produce for our meals or check out the local carvings.
The local children love the gifts of school supplies that visitors bring with them and are often keen to show of their football skills. Why not take a look at the Pack for a Purpose program to see how you can help?
A typical day offers up to 4 dives; 3 day dives and a sunset or night dive where possible, or a land visit. The day is usually scheduled as follows:
- Light Breakfast followed by a briefing & Dive 1
- Full Breakfast, relaxation followed by briefing & Dive 2
- Lunch, relaxation followed by briefing & Dive 3
- Land Tour or Late Afternoon Dive*
- Cocktails & Dinner
*Night Dive may be offered on selected days
*The itinerary and locations outlined above are an example only and subject to change depending on local regulations, guests’ experience, flight schedules, weather and logistics and at the Captain’s discretion. Adverse weather can affect the Guadalcanal & Western Province itinerary which includes several overnight sailings.
Pacific Master (a.k.a. Taka and previously operating as Solmons PNG Master) is a custom designed scuba diving liveaboard vessel with 12 cabins to accommodate up to 20 guests. The crew of 12 consists of your dive team, skipper, engineers, deck hands and chefs. Inside, she boasts a huge lounge and dining area with DVDs, large TVs and a dedicated camera area for our photographer guests. Spend time sharing photos from your scuba diving escapades, reading a book from our library, or just chill out in air-conditioned comfort.
Master Liveaboards offers a range of services to make your stay on the Guadalcanal & Western Province itinerary even more enjoyable. Equipment rental, Nitrox and courses can be pre-booked and pre-paid at the time of booking your liveaboard. For our rebreather and technical diver guests, please send us your gas and equipment requests as early as possible.
Full equipment set*: (mask, snorkel, fins, BCD, regulators and dive computer)
Snorkelling set (Mask, Snorkel, Fins and Boots)
Upgrade to 12 Litre (95 cu ft) aluminium cylinder
Extra 11L (AL80) cylinder for twins or side-mount (unrigged)
Extra 12L (95 cu ft) cylinder for twins or side-mount (unrigged)
3 Litre rebreather cylinder set
3 Litre (25 cu ft) DIN/Yoke pony cylinder & rigging
5L (40 cu ft), 11L (AL80), or 12L (95 cu ft) sling cylinder & rigging
Additional regulators (Yoke) for speciality tank
Equipment must be pre-booked to ensure correct sizes, etc. are available on board.
*Please note that we do not have rental wetsuits on board Solomons PNG Master.
Sofnolime per 20kg keg
Oxygen per litre*
Helium per litre*
*Charged by the fill – gases 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
Please note: advance notice is required to ensure the appropriate amount of gases and / or sofnolime are available on board.
Wine (per bottle)
Spirits (per shot)
Cocktails (per glass)
PADI Open Water Referral
PADI Advanced Open Water
PADI Self-Reliant Diver
PADI EANx- Nitrox
PADI Shark Awareness Speciality
PADI Specialities (Night, Wreck, Deep, etc.)
Other PADI Specialities
Non-PADI Courses (no certification)
Marine ID & Behaviour Speciality
Post Production Course
Courses are subject to availability and must be pre-booked to ensure an instructor is available.
Please note that the PADI course prices listed above include the required manual and certification card (PIC).
*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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