Taste of the Solomons

Requirements: PADI Open Water or equivalent - minimum of 10 logged dives

itinerary-duration

Duration

7 nights

itinerary-skill

Skill level

Open water

Taste of the Solomons

Overview

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

Our Taste of the Solomons, 7 nights liveaboard itinerary offers some of the very best biodiversity and marine life found in the Solomon Islands. Drift along towering walls with red toothed triggerfish hiding in the crevices and white tipped reef sharks patrolling the corners. Take a step back in time and dive WWII wrecks including both Japanese and American planes and battle sites. Hunt in the muck for weird and wonderful creatures including banded pipefish and a plethora of nudibranch varieties.

Dates & Prices

What's included:
Obligatory surcharges:

Maps & Itinerary

The 7 night Taste of the Solomons itinerary allows up to 22 dives around Honiara, the Florida Islands and the Russell Islands, including the iconic Leru Cut and Mirror Pond.

You will also have the opportunity to visit a local village for a sing-sing and some souvenir shopping or a game of football with the local children.

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 Taste of the Solomons itinerary which includes several overnight sailings.

Accommodation

9.22

Rated excellent

Nitrox

Surcharge

Wifi

No

Equipment

Surcharge

Tech friendly

Yes

Solomons PNG Master is a custom designed diving vessel with 12 cabins accommodating 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 your photos from your dive adventures, reading a book from our library or just chill out in air-conditioned comfort.

Extras

Master Liveaboards offers a range of services to make your time on board even more enjoyable and relaxing. Kastom fees and local taxes, equipment rental, Nitrox and diving courses can be pre-booked and also 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.

  • Taxes & Surcharges
  • Equipment
  • Rebreather & Gases
  • On-board extras
  • Courses
Marine Park & Port Fees
Per person
7 nights
175 USD
10 nights
250 USD
Equipment
7 nights:
10 nights:
Full equipment set*: (mask, snorkel, fins, BCD, regulators and dive computer)
286 USD
396 USD
Dive Computer
78 USD
108 USD
Underwater torch
65 USD
90 USD
Nitrox (28%)
200 USD
250 USD
BCD
97.50 USD
135 USD
Regulators
97.50 USD
135 USD
Snorkelling set (Mask, Snorkel, Fins and Boots)
65 USD
90 USD
Upgrade to 12 Litre (95 cu ft) aluminium cylinder
39 USD
54 USD
Extra 11L (AL80) cylinder for twins or side-mount (unrigged)
39 USD
54 USD
Extra 12L (95 cu ft) cylinder for twins or side-mount (unrigged)
52 USD
72 USD
3 Litre rebreather cylinder set
78 USD
108 USD
3 Litre (25 cu ft) DIN/Yoke pony cylinder & rigging
52 USD
72 USD
5L (40 cu ft), 11L (AL80), or 12L (95 cu ft) sling cylinder & rigging
52 USD
72 USD
Additional regulators (Yoke) for speciality tank
97.50 USD
135 USD

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.

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

*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.

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

Other courses

Non-PADI Courses (no certification)
Cost:
Marine ID & Behaviour Speciality
100 USD
Photography Course
175 USD
Post Production Course
125 USD
Videography Course
200 USD

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).

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

Spectacular caverns, WWII wrecks and pristine coral reefs

Experience a Taste of the Solomons

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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 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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