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Solomons PNG Master


Solomons PNG Master is a 30 metre (100 foot) steel mono hull liveaboard dive vessel that has previously operated on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef out of Cairns and also in the Solomon Islands as Taka liveaboard. Built in 2004, the liveaboard was custom designed for diving to feature maximum stability and comfort. Her spacious interior and exterior allows for plenty of options to find a place to relax or to mingle with other guests.

Most diving is done directly off the large, open dive deck with a tender in the water for additional safety. Photography facilities on board are excellent.

Solomons PNG Master can accommodate up to 20 guests in 12 air conditioned cabins ranging from lower deck cabins with shared bathrooms to twin / double upper deck cabins with private ensuite. An attentive crew of 12 including your dive team, skipper, boat crew and chefs will ensure you get to experience the best the Solomons has to offer.

Solomons PNG Master offers a range of 7 – 11 night itineraries ex Honiara including the Best of Solomons and special WWII Wreck Weeks. Trips between Guadalcanal and Western Province (Honiara to Munda and vice versa) are scheduled several times throughout the year. Custom itineraries can also be arranged.

Solomons PNG Master spends part of the year running transition trips between the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea and includes itineraries in New Britain and New Hanover in PNG, thus having the ability to offer you a combination of some of the best unspoilt and uncrowded diving in the South Pacific.

Customised cruise itineraries can also be arranged.

Solomons PNG Master Facts

No. of Guests



Total 12 air conditioned cabins including 6 Upper Deck cabins all with full ensuite and individually controlled air conditioning units and 6 Lower Deck cabins with shared bathrooms and shared air conditioning control units. Cabins are fixed double or fixed twin share cabins.

Air Conditioning



Spacious lounge and dining area with entertainment system, large plasma TV, library and dedicated camera area


Three warm and hearty buffet style meals and snacks are served daily. A sample menu may include a selection of local vegetables, pork, beef, fresh fish, chicken, pasta, rice, homemade bread, scones, biscuits, fresh fruit, desserts. Please advise any special dietary requirements in well advance.


Tea, coffee, hot chocolate and fresh lime juice are included. Solomons PNG Master has a fully stocked bar with spirits, beer, wine and soft drinks which are at additional cost. Solomons PNG Master has a “Ships-Only Bar Policy”.


Power outlets are 220Volt 50 cycle using Australian style 3 prong outlets

Photographic Facilities

Dedicated indoor and outdoor camera areas with camera table and charging station. Separate rinse tanks for photo gear. Individual storage drawers for cameras and peripheral items.


Large, open dive deck with ample individual storage for gear, racks and hangers for suits, toilets, warm freshwater showers and freshwater rinse bins. Two ladders allow easy access to and from the water. There is a large covered sundeck and huge observation deck fitted with lounge chairs and hammocks


Global positioning system, radar, UHF radios, satellite phone

Dives per day

Typically 4 to 5 dives per day are offered including dusk or night dives.

Dive Guides



Open Water Referral, Advanced Diver, Enriched Air Diver available. Other specialty courses may be available on request.

Technical divers Nitrox available for additional cost

Gear Hire

Full scuba gear hire available including dive computers, underwater torch and 3mm short wetsuit. Some specialty tanks for rental on request. 80cf / 12L tanks with DIN/Yoke convertible valves provided.
All divers must carry a noise maker and a safety sausage which can be provided on board if required. Dive computers are also mandatory.

Support Vessel

Three tenders


12 including 3 dive team members

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