Taka Liveaboard, Solomon islands

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The 30m custom built Taka Liveaboard is the newest vessel in the Solomon Islands offering year round diving trips. With 13 air-conditioned cabins on-board the Taka can cater for up to 26 guests. The upper deck hosts the Master Suite and Deluxe cabins, all of which have en-suite bathrooms and seating areas and storage space. The lower deck Standard and Quad cabins have shared bathrooms and are an excellent economy option.

Indoors the Taka 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 the the taka Liveaboard, 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.

All diving from the Taka Liveaboard takes place from the mother ship, to give maximum time in the water and maximum amount of diving. The spacious dive deck has toilets, freshwater showers & rinse bins for equipment and camera gear and ample storage space. Divers will enjoy the amazing bio-diversity of the Solomon Islands, with walls, bommies, wrecks, beautiful coral gardens, amazing macro and pelagics, there is something for everyone.

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

From January 2018 Taka will be operating as the Solomons PNG Master.


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Included: VAT, Accommodation, Transfers/pickups from airport, Tanks, Weights, Belts, Dive master services, All meals, Towels Provided

Excluded: Reef tax ($25USD per night) | Bar drinks | Nitrox | Gear hire | Gratuities | Personal purchases.

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Boat features

  • Leisure Deck
  • Shaded diving deck
  • Camera Station
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Photography Station
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Separate rinse for u/w camera
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Selection of wines
  • Snacks All Day

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
  • Rebreather Support
  • Rinse Hoses
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for diving
  • Sidemount Diving

The crew speaks English.


Gear Rental

There is diving gear available to rent on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form.
You will need to pay for the rental gear on board of the boat. Show prices.


Drawings & Vessel Layouts

Taka Liveaboard Deck Plan floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Year built 2004
  • Length 30m
  • Beam 8m
  • Top speed 12 knots
  • Cruising speed 11 knots
  • Engines 1800 HP MTU 2000 v12 engine
  • Max guests 26
  • Number of cabins 13
  • Number of bathrooms 11
  • Tenders 3
  • Water capacity 30000 litres
  • Fuel capacity 20000 litres
  • Freshwater maker Unlimited

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • E.P.I.R.B. Distress System
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Search light
  • Engine room CCTV
  • Crew trained in first aid
  • Emergency flares

Taka Reviews

  • 9.1 Superb
  • 8 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
    9.0
  2. Crew
    8.3
  3. Food
    10.0
  4. Diving
    8.8
  5. Value
    9.5
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Karen J
  • United States United States
Beautiful diving in uncrowded waters.

dive-the fish market

Recommended for
healthy coral, lots of fish
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Megan L
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
No frills diving

Relaxing in the hammocks under the stars on the top deck, enjoying the light streaming down through Leru Cut, learning all about photography and new diving techniques from Adam (trip director), dancing like lunatics with my new diving buddies on New Year's Eve!

Recommended for
Sociable atmosphere, homely boat, Adam's expertise
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Lynne W
  • Australia Australia
This was the best trip of my life!

Incredibly well set up and organised, fantastic dive sites and guides knew the sites well, stunning area of the world to dive in, couldn't have asked for better. Another highlight was being asked to name an exploratory dive site that hadn't been visited much before. Trip of a lifetime.

Recommended for
Location, crew, diving
  • 9.2 Superb
  • David N
  • Australia Australia
Diving diversity with a little cruising thrown in

The highlights of the 10 day Central and Western trip were too many to list. Feeling the eruptions of the underwater volcano, Kavachi, Mirror Pond, the Leru cut. From muck diving to bommies, walls to wrecks. Big critters and little critters. Live drops, tender drops, platform dives, day and night dives. Something for everyone. A fantastic experience. I will be back.

Recommended for
The staff and crew, fantastic diving experiences and my fellow passengers
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Joanne N
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Excellent Dive Experience ...

This is a really well run boat. Safety & customer service seems to be their priority and the Crew, whether boat, diving or kitchen/host were all fantastic and could not have been more helpful or lovely (a call out here for Zonnie,). The boat is immaculately clean and serviced very well. Dan the Captain and Mossy, the Dive programme manager, were standout professionals and just really nice blokes, they kept us all entertained. However, the whole dive crew were great & guided us round the varied dive sites.

Recommended for
The Crew, Dan and Mossy (Captain and Dive Manager ), The diving
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Gabor T
  • Hungary Hungary
My first, but certainly not the last trip on Taka.

The divesites are remote and pristine, coral and underwater scenery are stunning as well as diverse ranging from macro to wrecks and pelagics. The crew is extremely helpful for photo- and videography with expert advice from Dan the skipper who is an experienced underwater photographer himself. Apart from members of our group, we have not met a single diver during our cruise spanning half the Solomons. Safety is paramount on the boat expertly handled by Mossy double checking divers with variable experience. My impressions were remarkably good especially considering that Taka was moved to Solomon waters relatively recently. Highly recommended.

Recommended for
Attentive crew, pristine and remote divesites, local cultural experience.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Steven W
  • Australia Australia
Outstanding Diving Trip

Mossy and Lacey the tour guides/diving instructors were awesome and clearly love their job! They were very knowledgable and great fun. Captain Dan was great as well, very funny guy. The crew were great too, great food and plenty of it! I loved the amount of diving we did - 38 dives over 9 days, 4 - 5 dives a day and a great variety of places as well. All round fantastic trip, would highly recommend to any diver, new like myself or experienced divers.

Recommended for
The diving, the crew, the food