Abundant marine life
Our WWII Wreck Week itinerary will take you diving on some of the many wrecks from the WWII Solomon Islands Campaign around the Florida Islands and Russell Islands. 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 the Pacific War during WWII. It all began with the Japanese invasion of Guadalcanal in 1942, and the Allied Forces response with the Battle of Guadalcanal, codenamed Operation Watchtower. Discover the history behind the wrecks and dive sites on this 7 nights liveaboard adventure aboard Solomons Master.
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.
Our Solomons WWII Wreck Week itinerary allows up to 22 dives exploring some of the best wrecks of the Florida Islands, Russell Islands, Iron Bottom Sound and around Guadalcanal. The wrecks we visit are within recreational limits and we often schedule two or more dives on a single site giving our guests the opportunity to fully explore them.
During this 7 night itinerary you will also have the opportunity to go ashore and visit some of the land based areas that were occupied by both the Japanese and Allied Forces during WWII.
We usually offer up to 3-4* dives a day on our WWII Wreck Week itinerary; 3 day dives and, where possible, a sunset or night dive. The typical 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
*3rd or 4th dive may be replaced by a land tour on certain days.
*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. 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.
Master Liveaboards offers a range of services to make your time on the WWII Wreck Week trip even more enjoyable. Marine Kastom fees, equipment rental, Nitrox and diving courses can now 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.
Marine Park & Port Fees
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).
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