Crystal clear water
Abundant marine life
Our Taste of the Solomons, 7 night liveaboard diving 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.
Maps & Itinerary
The 7 night Taste of the Solomons 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.
In addition to diving some of the best dive sites of the Solomon Islands, 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. The village children love the gifts of school supplies that visitors bring with them so why not take a look at the Pack for a Purpose program to see how you can 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 Taste of the Solomons 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 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*: (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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