Solomons PNG Master

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The 30m custom built Solomons PNG Master yacht offers year-round diving trips in the Solomon Islands. With 12 air-conditioned cabins on-board the Taka can cater for up to 20 guests. The upper deck hosts the Deluxe and Premium cabins, all of which have en-suite bathrooms and seating areas and storage space. The lower deck Standard cabins have shared bathrooms and are an excellent economy option.

The Solomons PNG Master liveaboard boasts a large salon and dining area, equipped with TV and entertainment system, and also a dedicated camera area for any on-board photographers. Hungry divers will be well taken care of aboard as the menu includes a selection of local vegetables, meats, freshly caught fish, pasta, rice, homemade breads and delicious deserts. Snacks are ample and there is always a fresh supply of tea, coffee and hot chocolate. For relaxation guests can choose either the upper sun-deck with loungers or the expansive covered seating area on the second deck.

The spacious dive deck has toilets, freshwater showers & rinse bins for equipment and camera gear, as well as ample storage space. Divers will enjoy the amazing bio-diversity of the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea. Known for pristine dive sites, stunning walls, WWII wrecks, beautiful coral gardens, amazing macro and pelagics, there is something for every diver.

Let the 12 professional and experienced crew of the Solomons PNG Master help you to create a trip to remember. Call us or book online today.


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Included: VAT, Airport Transfer, Drinking Water, Tea & Coffee, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels.

Required Extras: National Park Fees (175-384 USD per trip), Port Fees (175-384 USD per trip).

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Local Flights, Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks, Nitrox (200-250 USD per trip), Nitrox Course (325 USD), Rental Gear (44 USD per day), Scuba Diving Courses (99-350 USD), Kayaks, Snorkel Gear, Laundry / Pressing Services (1 USD per item).

Book now, pay later: You can easily place your booking online. We will then hold the spaces for you and you can confirm with a payment later.

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Boat features

  • Camera Station
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Outside Showers
  • Kayaks On-Board
  • Available for Charter

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Fine Wines Selection
  • Wine Available
  • Full-board Option

If you have any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies.


Diving

  • DIN Adaptors
  • Nitrox available
  • Tech diving
  • Rebreather Support
  • Rinse Hoses
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for diving

The crew speaks English.


Gear Rental

There is diving gear available on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form. See below for further details on inclusions and pricing. Show prices.


Drawings & Vessel Layouts

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Boat Specifications

  • Year built 2004
  • Length 30 metres
  • Cruising speed 11 knots
  • Engines 1800 HP MTU 2000 vl2
  • Max guests 20
  • Number of cabins 12
  • Number of bathrooms 11
  • Water capacity 30 litres

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • E.P.I.R.B. Distress System
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits

Solomons PNG Master Reviews

  • 9.1 Superb
  • 12 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
    9.0
  2. Crew
    9.5
  3. Food
    9.7
  4. Diving
    8.8
  5. Value
    8.5
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Manny H
  • United States United States
An Incredible LIFE Experience

The diving on this trip was insanely good. Having explored a large swath of diving destinations over our 500+ dives in the last 3 years, it's safe to say this was the best dive destination we've seen to date; one that shows off an amazingly broad spectrum of diving from caves, caverns, and cuts to wrecks, to insanely beautiful massive coral gardens, to abundant macro life. From our first contact with the cruise directors (Adam and Carmen) and the ship's staff, we felt like we were way more than just guests on the boat for the week and that became more evident with every day (and in no way fake or forced). Where else can you find such a warm welcome in a tiny village that starts with lei necklaces, moves to a live performance by the villagers (to include a percussion performance on homemade instruments that would make the Blue Man Group jealous), and finishes with a personal tour of the village (with Q&A) by the chief of the island? Finishing our week diving in the happy islands, we enjoyed a beach BBQ complete with aquatic mood-lighting and time to share experiences over the week before disembarking the next day. We managed to shoot publication-quality photos of each of the nine (9) anemonefish that inhabit the area, but what really made it special was that when we were down to our last 2 species, everyone got involved to make sure we got them all. That includes the dive staff, the guests, the cruise directors. It was genuinely a great trip with great experiences.

Recommended for
Incredible coral and marine life, amazing cruise directors and ship staff, & outstanding shore experiences
  • 10 Exceptional
  • David B
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Wonderful trip made extra special by great dive team.

Visiting chief Raymond's village, diving some amazing coral reefs, and experiencing historical wreck sites were all big highlights.

Recommended for
Great dive team, fantastic locations and a comfortable boat.
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Simon B
  • Spain Spain
Good diving trip

The experience I had...

Recommended for
Staff. Diving. Food
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Kent H
  • United States United States
An enjoyable week of diving.

A couple of new nudis and pleurobranchs. A new crab. An awesome drift dive and some very fun swim throughs. One really nice wreck with penetration.

Recommended for
Boat, dive crew and cruise directors.
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Gideon G
  • Australia Australia
Great variety of diving, wonderful crew experience!

The warmth of the crew made for a wonderful time above sea level and the variety of diving below sea level (including WW2 wrecks, coral gardens, drift dives along walls with occasional large pelagic interactions) were the highlights. The food also surpassed expectations! The boat is well maintained and comfortable, but not luxurious. The rest of the experience made it all worthwhile!

Recommended for
The variety of diving, the friendliness of the crew and the ability of the boat to handle a variety of conditions
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Clay G
What a crew!!!!

Soft coral on the reef tops, especially on north coast of New Britain. The Beach BBQ Cream Puffs Post debarkation full day tour of Rabaul Robby - my personal favorite amongst a phenomenal staff!

Recommended for
Crew, Food, Comeraderie
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Raymond H
  • Canada Canada
Good boat good food good crew

Encounter with devil ray

Recommended for
Food, dive sites, crew
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Cindy P
  • Germany Germany
Best dive crew ever!

Carmen is a wonderful, deeply caring and enthusiastic dive guide and teacher. I have never learned more about the marine life on any trip before. Highly recommend this trip!

Recommended for
Pristine reefs, crew, food
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Sung Won K
  • South Korea South Korea
I was there in a slow season but it was still great.

Leru Cut, awesome crew, food and island villages

Recommended for
Dive sites, island visits and crew
  • 7.6 Good
  • WEON C
  • South Korea South Korea
Evrything was good except safty guide.

Cathedral point was very exceiting.

Recommended for
diving site, best meal, friendly crews.
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Boris B
  • Slovakia Slovakia
Great but little bit expensive (many additional charges)

Diving in Leru cut.

Recommended for
Diving spots, food and the crew.