Solomons PNG Master is a professional dive yatch runs by Master Liveaboard Fleet, formerly known as "Taka", it offers dive liveaboard trips in both Solomons Islands and Papua New Guinea according to dive season, it can accommodate up to 20 guests.

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Description

Boat

Solomons PNG 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.

Solomons PNG 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

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

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

4 Premium Cabins (# 3, 4, 5, 6) :
Located on the upper deck, each cabin comes with one double bed lower and one single bed upper in bunk style, ensuite bathroom, port windows.

2 Standard Cabins (# 8, 11) :
Located on the lower deck, this cabin comes with two set of bunk beds, portholes. Guests will use the shared bathrooms on the main deck.

4 Standard Cabins (# 9A, 9B, 10A, 10B):
Located on the lower deck, each cabin comes with two single bunk beds, portholes. 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

  • Usually up to 4 dives per day, depends on the Itineraries.

  • No dive provided on the day of arrival and departure.

  • Only 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
  • Laundry Service:Available with additional charge
  • Massage Service:Not available at the moment
  • Payment on board:Cash (USD/AUD) or credit card
  • Crew Number:13, include 2 - 3 dive guides

Itineraries

Solomon Diving Itineraries

Best of Solomon Islands - 11 Days / 10 Nights / 34 Dives
This amazing journey gives you the very best of the Solomon Islands diving. You will experience the Florida Islands, Russell Islands, Mary Island and the incredible Marovo Lagoon.

Guadalcanal and Western Province - 8 Days / 7 Nights / 22 Dives
Start in Honiara and finish in magical Munda - best option for a liveaboard and land based combination trip. We begin our trip in Honiara, you will experience the Hai Island, Russell Islands, Mary Island, Western Province,Wickham Harbour - on the southern side of New Georgia Island, Munda.

Taste of Solomon Islands - 8 Days / 7 Nights / 22 Dives
This Itinerary offer the Solomon's central province hightlights. We will begin our expedition with a westward cruise out of Honiara. We start our adventure in the Russell Islands. From here, we will travel around the Russell Islands stopping at such legendary sites as Karamulon, Leru Cut and Mirror Pond. When the weather allows, we make the crossing to Mborkua Island, also known as Mary. As we turn east, we will travel back through the Russell Islands and explore more of the wall and points looking for everything from dartfish to mantas. FInally, we finish our adventure in the Florida Islands

WWII Wreck Week - 8 Days / 7 Nights / 22 Dives
Explore WWII History through wrecks and battlefield tours: We start our cruise in the Florida Islands, focusing on the island of Tulaghi. Then we will travel eastward towards the Russell Islands to explore White Beach, a key American re-provisioning area during WWII. Finally, we will return to Honiara, the capital city of Solomon Islands. Here we will explore cargo ships, planes and a submarine. Along the way, we stop at some of the smaller islands and visit remote local villages. Deep and wreck diving training or experience is strongly recommended.


Papua New Guinea Itineraries

We recommend that you book your international flight to and from Port Moresby International Airport (POM). From Port Moresby, it is a short domestic flight to Rabaul (RAB). Ideally, you would arrive at Papua New Guinea one day in advance of your cruise departure so you can start your diving holidays well rested.

North New Britain - 11 Days / 10 Nights / 34 Dives
We will be exploring the coastline between Rabaul and Kimbe Bay. The entire north coast of New Britain is celebrated for its colorful soft corals, fans and other wide-angle scenery. Kimbe Bay, Witu Islands and Father’s Reef are the most popular destinations for underwater photographers in PNG’s New Britain province.

South New Britain - 11 Days / 10 Nights / 34 Dives
The southern coast of New Britain is a relatively unexplored area. Diving here concerns mostly gorgeous and easy reef diving with the real feature being critter spotting in the sand and muck. Departure is from Rabaul near the Tavurvur volcano where you may see house-sized rocks getting thrown into the air surrounded by lots of ash everywhere.

New Hanover - 11 Days / 10 Nights / 34 Dives This trip is about diversity! If you want it all - wrecks, reefs, big pinnacles combined with the small stuff - then this is the itinerary for you. You will start and finish your liveaboard in Kaveing, on the northern tip of New Ireland. We will cruise east and circumnavigate New Hanover island exploring the rich diving in the area.


Solomons + PNG Itinerary

Solomons and PNG Navigator - 11 Days / 10 Nights / 34 Dives
Munda, Solomon - Rabaul, PNG or reverse.
Exploratory diving in some of the most remote locations in two countries.

We begin our adventure in Solomon Islands, in the village of Munda. We'll spend one day of diving near Munda, perhaps we will dive the wall at Rendova, or Shark Point, or the Airacobra Plane. From here we move towards Gizo, best known for being the home of the PT109 and the story of John F. Kennedy. We continue north towards Vella la Vella and the beginning of our exploratory diving. From here all the way up through Bouganville in Papua New Guinea. We will spend four days diving in uncharted waters of Shortland Island with beautiful deserted sand beaches and warm sunny lagoons. Then, we'll cross the border into Papua New Guinea and explore the island of Bougainville, after that we will make an overnight crossing from the top of Bougainville to the bottom New Ireland, also known as Latangai Island. Finally, we'll spend two days diving the Kokopo area. The harbour in this area contains a fleet of ships and planes wrecked during World War II.

Along the way, we stop at some of the smaller islands where you can enjoy some time on the beach or visit remote local villages. Come shop for produce for our meals or check out the local carvings. You might even be able to catch a game of football with the local village children!

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Destinations Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands
Facilities Nitrox support, Camera station, Water Toys, Rebreathe Friendly, Laundry
Languages spoken English

Schedules & routes

Date Duration Destination Departure - Arrival Price
27/05/2019 to 06/06/2019 10 nights Solomon Islands Rabaul - Munda From $4,895.00 Detail
06/06/2019 to 13/06/2019 7 nights Solomon Islands Honiara From $3,440.00 Detail
18/06/2019 to 28/06/2019 10 nights Solomon Islands Honiara - Honiara From $4,895.00 Detail
29/06/2019 to 06/07/2019 7 nights Solomon Islands Honiara - Honiara From $3,440.00 Detail
09/07/2019 to 16/07/2019 7 nights Solomon Islands Honiara - Honiara From $3,440.00 Detail
16/07/2019 to 26/07/2019 10 nights Solomon Islands Honiara - Honiara From $4,895.00 Detail
30/07/2019 to 10/08/2019 11 nights Solomon Islands Honiara - Honiara From $5,384.00 Detail
10/08/2019 to 21/08/2019 11 nights Solomon Islands Honiara - Honiara From $5,384.00 Detail
22/08/2019 to 01/09/2019 10 nights Solomon Islands Honiara - Honiara From $4,895.00 Detail
08/09/2019 to 14/09/2019 6 nights Solomon Islands Honiara - Honiara From $2,950.00 Detail
14/09/2019 to 21/09/2019 7 nights Solomon Islands Honiara - Honiara From $3,440.00 Detail
21/09/2019 to 01/10/2019 10 nights Solomon Islands Honiara - Honiara From $4,895.00 Detail
01/10/2019 to 08/10/2019 7 nights Solomon Islands Honiara - Honiara From $3,440.00 Detail
08/10/2019 to 18/10/2019 10 nights Solomon Islands Honiara - Honiara From $4,895.00 Detail
19/10/2019 to 29/10/2019 10 nights Solomon Islands Honiara - Honiara From $4,895.00 Detail
29/10/2019 to 08/11/2019 10 nights Solomon Islands Honiara - Honiara From $4,895.00 Detail
09/11/2019 to 16/11/2019 7 nights Solomon Islands Honiara - Honiara From $3,440.00 Detail
19/11/2019 to 26/11/2019 7 nights Solomon Islands Honiara - Munda From $3,440.00 Detail
26/11/2019 to 06/12/2019 10 nights Solomon Islands Rabaul From $4,895.00 Detail
10/12/2019 to 20/12/2019 10 nights Solomon Islands Kavieng From $4,895.00 Detail
23/12/2019 to 02/01/2020 10 nights Solomon Islands Kavieng From $4,895.00 Detail
05/01/2020 to 15/01/2020 10 nights Solomon Islands Rabaul - Munda From $4,895.00 Detail
15/01/2020 to 22/01/2020 7 nights Solomon Islands Honiara From $3,440.00 Detail
04/02/2020 to 11/02/2020 7 nights Solomon Islands Honiara - Honiara From $3,440.00 Detail
11/02/2020 to 21/02/2020 10 nights Solomon Islands Honiara - Honiara From $4,895.00 Detail
29/02/2020 to 10/03/2020 10 nights Solomon Islands Honiara - Honiara From $4,895.00 Detail
10/03/2020 to 20/03/2020 10 nights Solomon Islands Honiara - Honiara From $4,895.00 Detail
21/03/2020 to 31/03/2020 10 nights Solomon Islands Honiara - Honiara From $4,895.00 Detail
31/03/2020 to 07/04/2020 7 nights Solomon Islands Honiara - Honiara From $3,440.00 Detail
14/04/2020 to 21/04/2020 7 nights Solomon Islands Honiara - Munda From $3,440.00 Detail
21/04/2020 to 01/05/2020 10 nights Solomon Islands Rabaul From $4,895.00 Detail
02/05/2020 to 12/05/2020 10 nights Solomon Islands Rabaul - Rabaul From $4,895.00 Detail
13/05/2020 to 23/05/2020 10 nights Solomon Islands Kavieng - Kavieng From $4,895.00 Detail
24/05/2020 to 03/06/2020 10 nights Solomon Islands Rabaul - Rabaul From $4,895.00 Detail
04/06/2020 to 14/06/2020 10 nights Solomon Islands Kavieng - Kavieng From $4,895.00 Detail
15/06/2020 to 25/06/2020 10 nights Solomon Islands Rabaul - Rabaul From $4,895.00 Detail
27/06/2020 to 07/07/2020 10 nights Solomon Islands Rabaul - Munda From $4,895.00 Detail
07/07/2020 to 14/07/2020 7 nights Solomon Islands Munda - Rabaul From $3,440.00 Detail
14/07/2020 to 24/07/2020 10 nights Solomon Islands Honiara - Honiara From $4,895.00 Detail
28/07/2020 to 07/08/2020 10 nights Solomon Islands Honiara - Honiara From $4,895.00 Detail
15/08/2020 to 25/08/2020 10 nights Solomon Islands Honiara - Honiara From $4,895.00 Detail
25/08/2020 to 04/09/2020 10 nights Solomon Islands Honiara - Honiara From $4,895.00 Detail
05/09/2020 to 15/09/2020 10 nights Solomon Islands Honiara - Honiara From $4,895.00 Detail
15/09/2020 to 22/09/2020 7 nights Solomon Islands Honiara - Honiara From $3,440.00 Detail
22/09/2020 to 02/10/2020 10 nights Solomon Islands Honiara - Honiara From $4,895.00 Detail
10/10/2020 to 17/10/2020 7 nights Solomon Islands Honiara - Munda From $3,440.00 Detail
17/10/2020 to 27/10/2020 10 nights Solomon Islands Munda - Rabaul From $4,895.00 Detail
28/10/2020 to 07/11/2020 10 nights Solomon Islands Rabaul - Tufi From $4,895.00 Detail
08/11/2020 to 18/11/2020 10 nights Solomon Islands Milne Bay From $4,895.00 Detail
19/11/2020 to 29/11/2020 10 nights Solomon Islands Milne Bay - Milne Bay From $4,895.00 Detail
30/11/2020 to 10/12/2020 10 nights Solomon Islands Milne Bay - Tufi From $4,895.00 Detail
11/12/2020 to 21/12/2020 10 nights Solomon Islands Rabaul From $4,895.00 Detail
23/12/2020 to 02/01/2021 10 nights Solomon Islands Rabaul - Munda From $4,895.00 Detail
02/01/2021 to 09/01/2021 7 nights Solomon Islands Milne Bay - Honiara From $3,440.00 Detail
10/01/2021 to 17/01/2021 7 nights Solomon Islands Honiara - Honiara From $3,440.00 Detail
17/01/2021 to 24/01/2021 7 nights Solomon Islands Honiara - Honiara From $3,440.00 Detail
25/01/2021 to 01/02/2021 7 nights Solomon Islands Honiara - Honiara From $3,440.00 Detail
01/02/2021 to 08/02/2021 7 nights Solomon Islands Honiara - Honiara From $3,440.00 Detail
09/02/2021 to 16/02/2021 7 nights Solomon Islands Honiara - Honiara From $3,440.00 Detail
16/02/2021 to 26/02/2021 10 nights Solomon Islands Honiara - Honiara From $4,895.00 Detail
27/02/2021 to 09/03/2021 10 nights Solomon Islands Honiara - Honiara From $4,895.00 Detail
09/03/2021 to 19/03/2021 10 nights Solomon Islands Honiara - Honiara From $4,895.00 Detail
20/03/2021 to 30/03/2021 10 nights Solomon Islands Honiara - Honiara From $4,895.00 Detail
30/03/2021 to 09/04/2021 10 nights Solomon Islands Honiara - Honiara From $4,895.00 Detail
11/04/2021 to 18/04/2021 7 nights Solomon Islands Honiara - Munda From $3,440.00 Detail
18/04/2021 to 28/04/2021 10 nights Solomon Islands Munda - Rabaul From $4,895.00 Detail
29/04/2021 to 09/05/2021 10 nights Solomon Islands Rabaul - Munda From $4,895.00 Detail
09/05/2021 to 16/05/2021 7 nights Solomon Islands Munda - Honiara From $3,440.00 Detail
18/05/2021 to 25/05/2021 7 nights Solomon Islands Honiara - Honiara From $3,440.00 Detail
25/05/2021 to 04/06/2021 10 nights Solomon Islands Honiara - Honiara From $4,895.00 Detail
05/06/2021 to 15/06/2021 10 nights Solomon Islands Honiara - Honiara From $4,895.00 Detail
15/06/2021 to 25/06/2021 10 nights Solomon Islands Honiara - Honiara From $4,895.00 Detail
26/06/2021 to 03/07/2021 7 nights Solomon Islands Honiara - Honiara From $3,440.00 Detail
03/07/2021 to 13/07/2021 10 nights Solomon Islands Honiara - Honiara From $4,895.00 Detail
14/07/2021 to 24/07/2021 10 nights Solomon Islands Honiara - Honiara From $4,895.00 Detail
24/07/2021 to 03/08/2021 10 nights Solomon Islands Honiara - Honiara From $4,895.00 Detail
05/08/2021 to 12/08/2021 7 nights Solomon Islands Honiara - Munda From $3,440.00 Detail
12/08/2021 to 22/08/2021 10 nights Solomon Islands Munda - Rabaul From $4,895.00 Detail
23/08/2021 to 02/09/2021 10 nights Solomon Islands Rabaul - Munda From $4,895.00 Detail
02/09/2021 to 09/09/2021 7 nights Solomon Islands Munda - Honiara From $3,440.00 Detail
11/09/2021 to 18/09/2021 7 nights Solomon Islands Honiara - Honiara From $3,440.00 Detail
18/09/2021 to 28/09/2021 10 nights Solomon Islands Honiara - Honiara From $4,895.00 Detail
29/09/2021 to 09/10/2021 10 nights Solomon Islands Honiara - Honiara From $4,895.00 Detail
09/10/2021 to 19/10/2021 10 nights Solomon Islands Honiara - Honiara From $4,895.00 Detail
20/10/2021 to 27/10/2021 7 nights Solomon Islands Honiara - Honiara From $3,440.00 Detail
27/10/2021 to 06/11/2021 10 nights Solomon Islands Honiara - Honiara From $4,895.00 Detail
07/11/2021 to 17/11/2021 10 nights Solomon Islands Honiara - Honiara From $4,895.00 Detail
17/11/2021 to 27/11/2021 10 nights Solomon Islands Honiara - Honiara From $4,895.00 Detail
29/11/2021 to 09/12/2021 10 nights Solomon Islands Honiara - Honiara From $4,895.00 Detail
09/12/2021 to 19/12/2021 10 nights Solomon Islands Honiara - Honiara From $4,895.00 Detail
20/12/2021 to 30/12/2021 10 nights Solomon Islands Honiara - Honiara From $4,895.00 Detail
30/12/2021 to 09/01/2022 10 nights Solomon Islands Honiara - Honiara From $4,895.00 Detail

Prices & conditions

Destination Duration Cabin Price
Solomon Islands 6 nights From $2,950.00
Solomon Islands 7 nights From $3,440.00
Solomon Islands 10 nights From $4,895.00
Solomon Islands 11 nights From $5,384.00

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

Papua New Guinea

Period : Liveaboards trip can be offered year round. With the high season generally from May to November.

Visa's : For some nationalities A visa (valid for 60 days, also known as'Easy Visitor Permit') can be obtained upon arrival.

  • But it is recommended to get a visa before arriving, and allow at least 15 working days for your application to be processed and returned.
  • If you live in a country that does not have a Papua New Guinean embassy or consulate, you may be able to apply for a PNG visa in advance at an Australian or British embassy.

Climat : Warm to hot and humid throughout the year. The rainy season varies from province to province however in general it is driest from May to December.In Port Moresby the wet season is December to April, and the dry season is from May to November. Average daily temperature range is 26 to 30°C (At night will be cooler).

Water : The average water temperature varies from 25°C along the edge of the Coral Sea to 29°C in the Bismarck Sea.

Clothing : light and casual clothing but not too brief in public places. Swimwear is not permitted in the public areas of hotels.

Plugs : Type I Australian plug, 240V @ 50Hz

Flights : Jacksons International Airport is the major international airport in Papua New Guinea, located 5 miles from Port Moresby. There are serval Airlines offer flights from Cairns, Sydney, and Brisbane, Australia; Honiara, Solomon Islands; Manila, Philippines; Tokyo(Narita), Japan; Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong.

Currency : The currency of Papua New Guinea is the Kina. Travelers cheques and international credit cards are accepted in major hotels and restaurants but not generally in the small towns.


Solomon Islands

Время для посещения: Дайвинг-сафари и дейли-дайвинг на Соломоновых островах возможны в течение всего года.

Климат: Поскольку Соломоновы острова расположены всего на несколько градусов южнее экватора, здесь царит субэкваториальный очень влажный климат. Сезоны выражены не четко, дожди возможны в любой период, но обычно длятся недолго. Муссоны с ноября по апрель приносят немного больше ливней. Среднегодовая температура воздуха варьируется от 26°С до 28°С.

Температура воды: Температура воды обычно колеблется в пределах от 27°С до 29°С.

Визы: Граждане РФ, Украины и Казахстана должны оформить предварительное разрешение на въезд, с которым можно получить визу по прилету. Гражданам Белоруссии визу на Соломоновы острова надо получать заранее.

Логистика: Международный аэропорт Соломоновых островов расположен в столице страны Хониара (HIR). Большинство международных рейсов прибывает сюда из Брисбена (Австралия). Есть также несколько рейсов из Нанди (Фиджи) и Порт-Морсби (Папуа - Новая Гвинея).

Валюта: Национальной валютой Соломоновых островов является доллар Соломоновых островов (SBD). Выдача наличных денег в банкоматах и оплата кредитной картой возможны только в крупных городах и на курортах (обычно с комиссией 5%). Для обмена валют лучше всего использовать доллары США (USD) или Австралии (AUD).

Форма одежды: На дайвинг-сафари идеальна легкая воздушная одежда, которая также предлагает защиту от тропического солнца. При посещении местных деревень желательна длинная юбка или шорты ниже колен.

Электричество: Разъем Тип I (аналогичен Австралии), 240V, 50Hz.

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