WWII Wreck Week

Requirements: PADI Advanced Open Water + Deep Diver Speciality (or equivalent), minimun 75 logged dives

itinerary-duration

Duration

7 nights

itinerary-skill

Skill level

Advanced

WWII Wreck Week

Overview

Wreck Diving
Wreck diving
Great Visibility
Experienced divers
Abundant Marinelife
Abundant marine life
Stunning Topography
Stunning topography
Unique Culture
Unique Culture

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.

Dates & Prices

What's included:
Obligatory surcharges:

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
  • Dinner
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 WWII Wreck Week 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 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.

Extras

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.

  • Taxes & Surcharges
  • Equipment
  • Rebreather & Gases
  • On-board extras
  • Courses
Marine Park & Port Fees
Per person
7 nights – Solomons Islands
US$ 175
10 nights – Solomons Islands
US$ 250
Equipment
Price per day:
7 nights:
10 nights:
Full set: mask, snorkel, fins, BCD, regulator and dive computer
US$44
US$286
US$396
Dive Computer
US$12
US$78
US$108
UW torch/flashlight
US$10
US$65
US$90
Nitrox
N/A
US$200
US$250
BCD
US$15
US$97.50
US$135
Reglator
US$15
US$97.50
US$135
Mask Fins and Boots
US$10
US$65
US$90
Upgrade to 100CF cylinder
US$6
US$39
US$54
3L (25CF) In Line DIN Rebreather Bottle – aluminum
US$6
US$39
US$54
3L (25CF) DIN/Yoke Convertible Pony Bottle & Rigging
US$8
US$52
US$72
5L (40CF), 10L (80CF), or 12L (100CF) Sling Bottle & Rigging, right hand valve only
US$8
US$52
US$72
Extra 10L (80CF) Tank, for twins or sidemount – does not include rigging, right hand valve only
US$6
US$39
US$54
Extra 12L (100CF) Tank, For twins or sidemount – does not include rigging, right hand valve only
US$8
US$52
US$72
Additional Regulator (Yoke) for specialty tank
US$15
US$97.50
US$135

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

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

*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.

Beer
US$4
Wine (per bottle)
US$30
Spirits (per shot)
US$5
Cocktails (per glass)
US$5
PADI Courses
Cost:
Open Water Referral
$350
PADI Advanced Open Water
$350
PADI Self-Reliant Diver
$325
PADI EANx- Nitrox
$325
PADI Shark Awareness
$99
PADI Specialties (Night, Wreck, Deep, etc.)
$220
Other PADI Specialties
Please enquire*

Other courses

PADI Courses
Cost:
Marine ID & Behaviour Specialty
$100
Photography Course
$175
Post Production Course
$125
Videography Course
$200

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).

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