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MV Solomon Star

Bilikiki Solomon IslandsThe 22 metre / 65 foot MV Solomon Star is the Solomon Islands newest liveaboard dive boat. This sturdy, twinhulled steel catamaran was previously used for marine research and military projects as well as for hospital and medical provision to remote island villages and as a base for a Malaria Eradication Programme in the Solomon Islands.

Recently refitted as a dive liveaboard, she offers divers a comfortable and stable base to enjoy all that the Solomon Islands has to offer including diving from her open dive deck, allowing for more dive time in the water.

Solomon Star offers several dive itineraries ex Honiara. 7 and 10 night itineraries include opportunities to dive WWII wrecks. Custom charters with unique itineraries can also be arranged.

2 Nights / 8 Dives Weekend trips to the Florida Islands - departs Friday evening and returns Sunday evening.

3 Nights / 13 Dives itinerary to the Russell Islands - see steep, coral covered walls, sharks, manta rays, barracuda, the occasional saltwater crocodile, Mirror Pond, Custom Cave and Leru Cut.

7 Nights diving the Central Province will typically include 4 days in the Russel Islands with an extension to Mary Island (weather permitting) and 3 days in the Florida Islands.

10 Nights diving the Central and Western Provinces typically including 3 days in the Marovo Lagoon, 4 days in the Russel Islands with an extension to Mary Island (weather permitting) and 3 days in the Florida Islands.

MV Solomon Star Facts

No. of Guests

15 - the boat may be booked exclusively with only 12 guests.

Cabins

All cabins are air conditioned and have ensuites, porthole windows, reading lights, towels, 24 hour electricity, fire warning systems, fire extinguishers, life jackets and luggage storage space. Amenities such as hair dryers and Ipod docks available on request.

Master Stateroom (Cabin 1) : Premium double; upper deck

Twin Stateroom (Cabin 2) :  Premium twin share; upper deck

Midship Double/Twin (Cabin 5) - Premium cabin with a double bed and single bunk. Can be triple shared. Lower deck.

Port or Starboard Quad (Cabin 3 & 4) : 4 single bunk beds, can be booked as double or quad share

Starboard Quad (Cabin 6) : available on special request only

Air Conditioning

Yes

Salon

Includes TV, video, stereo, dining table, bar fridge and corner lounges.

Food/Meals

Three gourmet meals served daily showcasing local and international cuisine plus between meals snacks.

Beverages

Tea, coffee and lime juice is included. Soft drinks and basic bar service are at additional cost.

Electricity

220V 24 hours per day

Photographic Facilities

Available

Decks

An extensive open dive deck with storage capacity for extended passages and delicate equipment, freshwater shower and freshwater rinse bins. Gear lockers are located beneath the tank rack. Two dive platform access ladders and two in-water ladders. The shaded upper deck has a BBQ.

Communications

Radar, satellite telephone, VHF & SSB radios, EPIRB

Dives per day

Unlimited, normally 5 scheduled dives per day.(3 dives on final day of diving) - an open dive deck is run when possible

Dive Guides

Available on request

Gear Rental

Available

Courses

N/A

Nitrox

Available at extra cost

Support Vessel

Large skiff for pick up and tours

Crew

Dedicated crew of 7 people including the dive team, skipper, boat crew and chef

Other Activities

Opportunity for cultural and historic interactions with local villages

Note

Bring a DIN adaptor. Nautilus Lifelines are provided

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