Pacific Master is a deluxe standard dive yacht runs by Master Fleet, offering scuba trips in Solomons Islands, Bikini Atoll, Truk Lagoon according to the seasons, it can accommodate 20 guests.

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Boat

Pacific Master is a custom designed steel diving vessel, built in 2004 and completely renovated recently, it was maintained to its best condition with yearly maintenance, it is 38 meters long, 8 meters wide, cruises at 11 knots and have 220-volt power onboard which using Australia style 3-prong outlets.

It 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 adventure, reading a book from our library or just hanging out in air conditioned comfort.

Onboard, the chef offer a choice of international and local cuisine, all meals are served in buffet style. In between the meals, there is always some tasty treats for you to pick up. If you have any special dietary requirements, please let our booking agents know, so we can put an note for you.

There is a range of fruit juices, balck/green herbal teas available any time of the day, as well as instant and freshly brewed coffee. Guests may also select carbonated soft drinks, beer, wine or spirit from the cocktail bar for an additional fee, in accordace with local law, we have a "Ship-Only" bar policy.

Pacific Master also provide various outside lounges: up top we have a large sun deck complete with loungers where you can catch some sun as the world goes by. On our second deck, we have an expansive covered seating area where you can just sit back and relax.

The dive deck has toilets, freshwater showers & freshwater rinse bins for equipment. Each station has ample storage for your equipment above and below your station. Two ladders access the dive platform provide easy access to and from the water. Most dives are done directly off the dive deck with a tender in the water for additional safety. Photography facilities are excellent.


Cabin

Pacific Master has 12 guest cabins, it can accommodate up to 20 guests per trip:

All cabins have airconditioner, hairdryer (on request), charging facilities, storage area etc.

1 Premium Double Cabin (# 2):
Located on the upper deck, this cabin comes with one king size double bed, sitting area, ensuite bathroom, port windows.

4 Classic Twin/Double Cabin (# 3, 4, 5, 6) :
Located on the upper deck, each cabin comes with one double bed and one single bed in bunk style, ensuite bathroom, port windows.

1 Classic Twin Cabin (#1) :
Located on the upper deck, this cabin comes with two single beds in bunk style, ensuite bathroom, port windows.

2 Standard Twin Cabins (#7, 8) :
Located on the lower deck, each cabin comes with two set of bunk beds, portholes. Only for two guests each cabin, guests will use the shared bathrooms on the main deck.

4 Standard Single Cabins (#9 - 12):
Located on the lower deck, each cabin comes with two single bunk beds, portholes. Only for single use, guests will use the shared bathrooms on the main deck

5 Shared Bahtrooms :
Located on the main deck, each with toilet, sink and shower.


Diving

  • 3 dives per day + alternating additional sunset/night dives.
  • No dive on the embarkation and disembarkation day.
  • Only 1 - 2 dives will be provided on the last diving day.
  • All diving will provide experienced guide to lead the dive.
  • Supports all types of totally closed-circuit rebreathers (CCR)
  • Offer Tri-mix support with helium and other Tec dive support

Other Informations

  • Nitrox:Available with additional charge
  • 15L Tanks:Available with additional charge
  • REBREATHER Dive:Available with additional charge
  • Technical Dive:Available with additional cost
  • Dive Equipment Rental:Available with additional charge
  • Dive insurance:Divers must have valid dive insurance
  • Wi-Fi Internet :Not available at the moment yet
  • Laundry Service:Available with additional charge
  • Massage Service:Not available at the moment
  • Payment on board:Cash(USD/EUR/AUD/GBP)
  • Crew Number:13, include 2 - 3 dive guides

Itineraries

Solomon Diving Itineraries

Solomon Islands are THE destination for the real diving fan looking for a change of scenery, completely off the beaten track. You will also find: wrecks, caverns, wide-angle reefs and large sea fans. Solomon Islands rival any other Indo-Pacific dive travel destination for coral reefs, marine life and diversity but without the tourist numbers.

Taste of Solomon Islands - 8 Days / 7 Nights
Taste of the Solomons includes the Russell Islands and Florida Islands around Honiara including Ghavutu Island with WWII wrecks. This 7 night liveaboard adventure allows up to 22 dives including several night dives (depending on conditions).

This destination is a diver's dream, with an abundance of marine life and biodiversity found in the Solomon Islands. There are numerous unspoiled hard and soft corals plus a variety of dive sites ranging from WWII wrecks to caverns to reefs. You will have a chance to see macro species such as pygmy seahorses and nudibranchs, plus scores of reef fish, mantas, numerous sharks, and even pilot whales!

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


Bikini Atoll (Marshall Islands) Itineraries

Nowhere else can you dive such a fantastic collection of wrecks, including battleships, submarines, destroyers, and most notably the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga. Over 60 years later, the nuclear ghost fleet (as these wrecks are best known), rest in crystal blue waters that have since become home to an abundance of marine life with thriving reefs and corals. Only since 1996 has Bikini Atoll been open to diving, making this destination a one-of-a-kind combination of spectacular historic wrecks in a remote and otherwise untouched tropical paradise. All divers must hold a technical certification as most of the wrecks sit at 50m or deeper.

Bikini Atoll - 11D / 10N to 14D / 13 N
Located in the remote Republic of the Marshall Islands near Micronesia, Bikini Atoll is one of the most famous places in the world for wreck diving. After WWII the US gathered a mock naval fleet in order to test the effects of different atomic bombs on warships. Between 1946 and 1958 the US tested 67 nuclear bombs, most notably during ''Operation Crossroads''. Nowhere else can you dive such a fantastic collection of wrecks, including battleships, submarines, destroyers, and most notably the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga. Over 60 years later, the nuclear ghost fleet (as these wrecks are known) rest in crystal blue waters that have since become home to an abundance of marine life with thriving reefs and corals. Only since 1996 has Bikini Atoll been open to diving, making this destination a one-of-a-kind combination of spectacular historic wrecks in a remote and otherwise untouched tropical paradise.

As the wrecks of Bikini Atoll are only suited for extended range diving, there will be 2 technical dives offered per day. Divers will be responsible for planning their own dives, with the assistance of the Cruise Director who has dived the wrecks of Bikini a number of times already. For safety, the minimum surface interval between dives is 4 hours and it is mandatory to take an afternoon off mid-trip (optional land tour and beach BBQ will be offered instead of diving). Travel time between Ebeye Island and Bikini Atoll is 23-34 hours depending on conditions. It may be possible to dive the German heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen wreck near Kwajalein as a check dive before sailing overnight to Bikini Atoll.

Requirements: Technical diving certified - minimum PADI Tec 50 or equivalent with wreck diving experience and 100+ logged dives


Truk Lagoon Itineraries

Truk Lagoon (also known as Chuuk) is best known for its world-class wreck diving and with over 61 wrecks, tightly packed into a coral reef lagoon, it is easy to appreciate why divers travel to this area time and time again. During WWII, the Japanese fleet used Truk as one of their main staging points for attacks on the allied forces.

Many historical artifacts such as medicine bottles and newspapers along with articles of war, which include aircraft wings for the Zero Fighter planes, tanks, guns, gas masks and ammunition, can still be found at many of the dive sites. The wrecks themselves are encrusted with corals, however you can still clearly discern telegraphs, steering columns and mounted guns. There is also the opportunity to explore engine rooms and holds. Surrounded by a coral reef, there are many excellent coral pinnacles and deep channels with schooling pelagics too.

Truk Lagoon - 8D/7N to 11D/10N
After WWI, Japan was given control of Truk (Chuuk) and fortified the lagoon into becoming one of their largest naval bases. It was from here that the Japanese fleet launched their attack on the US' Pearl Harbor in 1941. The ensuing retaliation of "Operation Hailstorm" in 1944 resulted in the loss of 61 ships, mostly "Maru" or merchant vessels which had been left at anchor whilst some 200 other vessels were safely evacuated to Palau. The result has been a collection of shipwrecks closely packed into a coral lagoon, many of which are with easy reach of recreational divers. Over the course of the itinerary you will explore many of these wreckages along with reef dives in the inner lagoon.

Requirements: PADI Advanced Open Water or equivalent, 50 logged dives - Recommended additional 40 meter deep diver certified for recreational divers, or "PADI Tec 50" or equivalent for technical divers

More

Destinations Truk Lagoon, Bikini Atoll, Solomon Islands
Facilities Nitrox support, Tech Friendly, Camera station, Water Toys, Rebreathe Friendly, Laundry
Languages spoken English

Schedules & routes

Prices & conditions

Included

  • Air tanks & weights & weight belts
  • Daily housekeeping service
  • Land transfer on arrival/depature date
  • All meals & complimentary beverages (water & tea & coffee)
  • Dive guide service
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Dinner on final evening
  • Land tour & Island visit
  • Boat accident insurance

Not included

  • Domestic flights
  • Alcoholic beverages (beer or/and wine)
  • Soft drinks in bottles and/or cans
  • Dive courses on board
  • Crew gratuity
  • Dive equipment rentals
  • Dive insurance
  • Travel insurance ( cancellation insurance)
  • Larger tank (15 L)
  • Nitrox fills
  • Marine park fees/Port fees

Useful information

Truk Lagoon

Period : Liveaboards run trips year round.

Visa's : Visas are NOT required for all tourists staying less than 30 days. All travellers should have an on-ward flight ticket when entering the country.

Climat : Chuuk's tropical oceanic climate is consistently warm and humid, with some of the most uniform year-round temperatures in the world. Most days it is around 27°C. Some days it gets up to 32°C and sometimes the temperature may drop to 21°C. It is a little drier, cooler and breezier between December and April. The wettest months are October and November. Typhoon season is between August and December but Chuuk rarely gets a direct hit from a typhoon.

Water : The sheltered waters of Truk Lagoon provide a most comfortable dive location with the water temperature normally between 28-29°C, no thermoclines or currents and good visibility between 12 - 30 metres.

Clothing : Light clothes are recommended throughout the year, Nights can be chilly and/or drizzly so bringing a sweater, light jacket is recommended.

Plugs : Type A/B electrical plugs (US standard) 120V @ 60Hz

Flights : United Airlines flies to Turk (Chuuk) from Guam and from Palikir.

Currency : Local currency is U.S. Dollar (USD), Credit Cards are widely accepted at resorts. It is recommended to bring cash along with you, as ATM and money changing facilities are limited.


Bikini Atoll

Period : Liveaboards usually runs during the best diving season from May to October.

Visa's : Visitors from the EU, UK, USA, China are exempt from visas for stays up to 90 days. Many other nationalities can get a visa on arrival for $100 for stays up to 90 days. Non-US citizens will need to apply for an ESTA under the Visa Waiver Program or acquire a USA visa before travelling (for transit via Guam or Hawaii).

Climat : 27°C - 30°C air temperature all year

Water : Water temperatures range from 27°C to 29°C year round. Crystal clear water - 40-60m visibility. Either 3 mm or 5 mm full length exposure suit are suitable. A 3 mm suit is appropriate for those who do not feel the cold as much or do not intend deep diving (30m+). A 5 mm suit helps wreck divers to prevent injury. Technical divers are advised to bring appropriate exposure protection for prolonged deco-stops.

Clothing : Casual summer wear can be worn during the day any time of the year. A sweater is advised for cooler nights,

Electricity : 220V and 110V with 2 round pin sockets (European style). Please make sure you bring a universal adapter with you if necessary.

Flights : To reached the Kwajalein Airport (KWA), it's recommend that you book your international flight via Honolulu, Hawaii (HNL), which is served by United Airlines 3 times per week, and takes around 7 hrs.

Currency : Local currency is US Dollar (USD), The majority of all hotels, resorts, shops and restaurants will accept a wide range of credit and debit cards. Smaller businesses may only deal in cash.


Solomon Islands

Period : Liveaboards trips can be offered year-round, the best diving season is from April to December.

Visa's : For many nationalities worldwide can get visitor's visas on arrival. However, please contact the embassy or consulate nearest you for more information.

Climat : The Solomon Islands enjoy a tropical climate with daytime temperatures averaging 29C and evening temperatures averaging 19C.

Water : Water temperature will be in the 82°F to 85°F (28°C - 30°C) range. 2-3 millimeter wet suits are recommended when diving.

Clothing : Casual summer wear can be worn during the day any time of the year; but be sure to bring a jacket or sweater for cooler evenings.

Plugs : 240 volts AC, Plug I - same as Australia.

Flights : To reached the Honiara International Airport, most travellers from North America fly from Los Angeles through Brisbane, Australia, or Nadi Fiji. There are also flights from Port Moresby, PNG. European travellers often fly into Brisbane via Thailand, Singapore or Hong Kong.

Currency : Local currency is the Solomon Dollar. Most major credit cards are accepted at the majority of hotels.

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