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Taka is a 30 metre (100 foot) steel mono hull liveaboard dive vessel. Previously operating on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef out of Cairns, Taka was built in 2004 and 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. The open deck means more dives and longer dives can be offered (limited by your dive profiles and air consumption).

Taka can accommodate up to 30 guests in 13 air conditioned cabins ranging from lower deck quad and twin share 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.

Taka commenced diving in the Solomon Islands in February 2016 and offers the following itineraries ex Honiara throughout the year:

2 nights Best of Florida Islands departing Friday and returning Sunday
3 nights Best of Russell Islands departing Friday and returning Monday
7 nights Best of Central Province covering Russell Islands, Mary Island and Florida Islands departing Tuesday to Tuesday
10 nights Best of Solomon Islands covering Central and Western Province - Russell Islands, Marovo Lagoon, Mary Island and Florida Islands

Taka Facts

No. of Guests



Total 13 air conditioned cabins with reading lights, Ipod docking stations, hairdryers, towels, bedding, 24 hour electricity, fire warning systems, fire extinguishers and life jackets.
- 1 Upper Deck Master Suite. This is the largest cabin with double bed, private sitting area, lots of storage and full ensuite.
- 5 large Upper Deck Deluxe cabins have a double bed with a twin bunk above. Note: Cabin 1 has two twin bunks only. Each has a small searing area, ample storage and full ensuite bathroom.
- 5 Lower Deck Standard cabins with two twin bunks. Note: Cabin 7 has a double and twin. Shared bathrooms.

- 2 Lower Deck Quad cabins with shared bathroom

Air Conditioning



Spacious lounge and dining area with DVD’s, large TV’s, library and dedicated camera area


Three warm and hearty 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. Taka has a fully stocked bar with spirits, beer, wine and soft drinks which are at additional cost. Taka has a “Ships-Only Bar Policy”.


240V 24 hours per day

Photographic Facilities

Dedicated camera area and separate rinse tanks for photo gear


Large, open dive deck with 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, email, UHF radios, satellite phone

Dives per day

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

Dive Guides

Yes - at least 3 guided dives offered per day


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

Technical divers

Nitrox Available

Support Vessel

Two large skiffs



Gear Hire

Full scuba gear hire available including dive computers, underwater torch and 3mm short wetsuit. Specialty tanks including 15L tanks, rebreather tanks (2L in line), 5L (40cf) sling bottles – DIN and Yoke valves are available for hire.

All divers must carry a noise maker and a safety sausage which can be provided on board if required. Nautilus Lifelines are provided for use on board at no charge. Dive computers are also mandatory.

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