Abundant marine life
Besides being renowned as a pristine dive destination with flourishing marine life, the Solomon Islands were the setting for some of the most intense battles of WWII due to its strategic location near to Australia. This all began in 1942 with the Japanese invasion of Guadalcanal, and the Allied response with the Battle of Guadacanal. Discovery these history wrecks and divesites on our 7 nights WWII Wreck Week itinerary.
Maps & Itinerary
The Solomon Islands Campaign was a major strategy of the Pacific War of WWII. The area played host to the first major offensive by the Allied forces against the Empire of Japan, and is considered a major turning point of the Pacific War.
WWII Wreck Week includes some of the best wrecks of the Russell Islands, Florida Islands, and around Honiara. Wrecks on this itinerary are all within recreational limits and there will often be two or more dives on a single site, providing time to properly explore the wrecks. This 7 night liveaboard adventure allows up to 22 dives including several night dives (depending on conditions).
A typical day on WWII Wreck Week itinerary offers up to 4 day dives; 3 day dives and a fourth sunset or night dive. The diving day is 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, where possible
*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 WWII Wreck Week itinerary which includes several overnight sailings.
Solomons PNG Master is a custom designed diving vessel with 12 cabins accommodating up to 20 guests and a crew of 12 including your dive team, skipper, boat crew 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.
Master Liveaboards offers a range of services to make your time on the WWII Wreck Week trip even more enjoyable. All rental equipment, Marine Park & Port fees, and diver courses can now be pre-booked and also pre-paid at the time of booking. For our technical diver guests, please send us your gas and equipment requests as early as possible.
Marine Park & Port Fees
7 nights – Solomons Islands
10 nights – Solomons Islands
Price per day:
Full set: mask, snorkel, fins, BCD, regulator and dive computer
Mask Fins and Boots
Upgrade to 100CF cylinder
3L (25CF) In Line DIN Rebreather Bottle – aluminum
3L (25CF) DIN/Yoke Convertible Pony Bottle & Rigging
5L (40CF), 10L (80CF), or 12L (100CF) Sling Bottle & Rigging, right hand valve only
Extra 10L (80CF) Tank, for twins or sidemount – does not include rigging, right hand valve only
Extra 12L (100CF) Tank, For twins or sidemount – does not include rigging, right hand valve only
Additional Regulator (Yoke) for specialty tank
Equipment must be pre-booked to ensure availability and correct sizes etc are on board.
* Please note we do not offer wetsuits for rent on board Solomons PNG Master
Sofnolime per 20kg keg
Oxygen per litre*
Helium per litre*
*Charged by the fill – gasses cannot be banked. No refunds for unused gases.
Please note: advanced notice is required to ensure the appropriate amount of gases are available on board.
Wine (per bottle)
Spirits (per shot)
Cocktails (per glass)
Open Water Referral
PADI Advanced Open Water
PADI Self-Reliant Diver
PADI EANx- Nitrox
PADI Shark Awareness
PADI Specialties (Night, Wreck, Deep, etc.)
Other PADI Specialties
Marine ID & Behaviour Specialty
Post Production Course
Courses are subject to availability and must be pre-booked to ensure an instructor is available.
Please note that the course prices listed above include the required manual and PADI certification card (PIC).
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