Pacific Master

Overview

9.66

Excellent

Vessel Type
Motor
Year built
2004
Length
30m
Width
8m
Capacity
20
Hull
Steel
View deckplan
Nitrox

Surcharge

Wifi

No

Equipment

Surcharge

Tech friendly

Yes

This custom-designed liveaboard was built with divers in mind to bring you the very best diving holiday experience possible. Previously, sailing the stunning dive sites of the Solomon Islands as M/V Taka, this steel-hulled vessel boasts an experienced boat crew, dive team and chefs to ensure the highest standards of service.

Pacific Master features 12 cabins allowing comfortable accommodation for up to 20 guests. These are categorised into one en-suite premium double cabin, five en-suite premium double/twin cabins, four standard single cabins and two standard twin cabins with shared bathroom facilities.

An incredibly spacious lounge and dining area is located on the main deck of the boat providing plenty of air-conditioned space to unwind and enjoy the on-board cuisine. An expansive dive deck leads perfectly to the dive platform, and also boasts a dedicated camera area for our photographer guests. Individual dive stations provide plenty of space and storage for your dive kit. This area also provides individual toilets, freshwater showers and rinse tanks for your equipment.

If you prefer to relax in the sunshine and fresh air, the large sun deck comes complete with comfortable loungers to lie back and enjoy the views.

Read more

Dates & Prices

Cabins

Premium Double Cabin

Located on the upper deck of the vessel, this spacious cabin offers superb views as well as ensuite facilities.

Deck:
Upper Deck
Bedding:
Double Bed
Max. occupancy:
2
Ensuite:
Yes
Air-conditioning:
Yes
No. of cabins:
1

Classic Twin/Double Cabin

Located on the upper deck of the vessel, these spacious cabins offer superb views as well as ensuite facilities.

Deck:
Upper deck
Bedding:
1 x Double bed and 1 x Single bed
Max. occupancy:
2
Ensuite:
Yes
Air-conditioning:
Yes
No. of cabins:
4

Classic Twin Cabin

Located on the upper deck of the vessel, this spacious cabin offers ensuite facilities and plenty of storage space.

Deck:
Upper deck
Bedding:
Twin beds
Max. occupancy:
2
Ensuite:
Yes
Air-conditioning:
Yes
No. of cabins:
1

Standard Twin Cabin

Situated on the lower deck of the vessel, these twin cabins offer comfortable accommodation for two guests with shared bathroom facilities located on the dive deck.

Deck:
Lower deck
Bedding:
Twin beds
Max. occupancy:
2
Ensuite:
No
Air-conditioning:
Yes
No. of cabins:
2

Standard Single Cabin

Situated on the lower deck of the vessel, these cabins offer single occupancy accommodation with shared bathroom facilities located on the dive deck.

Deck:
Lower deck
Bedding:
Single bed
Max. occupancy:
1
Ensuite:
No
Air-conditioning:
Yes
No. of cabins:
4

Amenities

Vessel facilities
Guests (maximum):
20
Guests (Bikini Atoll):
16
Fixed Twin cabins:
3
Twin/Double cabins:
4
Single cabins:
4
Double cabins:
1
Ensuite:
Some
Air-conditioning:
Towel change:
Saloon:
Diving facilities
Equipment rental:
Nitrox membrane:
Rebreather friendly:
Tec diving friendly:
Charging station:
Photography friendly:
Compressors:
3
Tenders:
2
Technical
Length:
30m
Width:
8m
Engines:
1800HP v12
Generators:
3
Hull:
Steel
Fresh water maker:
Water storage:
16 tonnes
Safety
First aid:
First aiders:
Emergency Oxygen:
Oxygen administrators:
Life Jackets:
Life Rafts:
VHF ship to tender radios:
Smoke detectors:
Fire fighting equipment:

Extras

Master Liveaboards offers a range of services to make your stay on the Pacific Master even more enjoyable. Marine Park & Port fees, standard Nitrox, equipment and cylinder rental can now be pre-booked and pre-paid at the time of booking your liveaboard. For our rebreather and technical diver guests, please complete and send us your gas and equipment requests as early as possible.

  • Taxes & Surcharges
  • Equipment
  • Rebreather and Cylinders
  • Gases
  • On-board extras
Marine Park & Port Fees
Per person
Chuuk Airport departure tax
30 USD (Subject to change without notice)
Truk Lagoon – 7 night itinerary
195 USD
Truk Lagoon – 9 night itinerary
240 USD
Truk Lagoon – 10 night itinerary
250 USD
Marshall Islands departure tax
20 USD (Subject to change without notice)
Bikini Atoll – 10 / 11 night itinerary
500 USD
Bikini Atoll – 13 night itinerary
600 USD
Equipment
7 nights:
9 nights:
10 nights:
Recreational equipment set (BCD, regulators, wetsuit, mask, fins, SMB)*
150 USD
200 USD
225 USD
BCD*
90 USD
120 USD
135 USD
Wetsuit (Truk Lagoon only)*
60 USD
80 USD
90 USD
Standard regulators (Single 1st stage, 2nd stage, octopus and gauges)
90 USD
120 USD
135 USD
Tec regulator set (2x Mares 25XR first stages & 2x DR second stages)
180 USD
240 USD
270 USD
Stage regulators (100% O2 compatible)
90 USD
120 USD
135 USD
Backplate and harness (Mares XR)
120 USD
160 USD
180 USD
Wing (Mares XR Single Donut Bladder)
90 USD
120 USD
135 USD
Complete Harness, Backplate and Wing
180 USD
240 USD
270 USD
Full Tec set (Tec reg set, 2 stage regs, Harness, Backplate and Wing)
450 USD
600 USD
675 USD
Mask
30 USD
40 USD
45 USD
Fins (inc boots)
60 USD
80 USD
90 USD
Dive computer
60 USD
80 USD
90 USD
Small U/W torch
60 USD
80 USD
90 USD
Large U/W torch
90 USD
120 USD
135 USD
SMB
30 USD
40 USD
45 USD
Spool (30m)
30 USD
40 USD
45 USD
Reel (60m)
60 USD
80 USD
90 USD
Emergency SMB, spool and slate
60 USD
80 USD
90 USD
Cylinder upgrade from 11 Litre (AL80) to 13 Litre (AL100)
48 USD
65 USD
75 USD
UW Scooter (Truk Lagoon only – 100 USD per day)

*Wetsuits, BCDs, full recreational equipment sets and Underwater Scooters (DPVs) are only available on Truk Lagoon itineraries.

All equipment, including additional cylinders or upgrade must be pre-booked to ensure required sizes and quantities are available are on board.

Price
Rebreather Supplies
Sofnolime (797 grade) per 4.5kg tub
65 USD
2L or 3L steel CCR cylinder* set (7 nights)
84 USD
2L or 3L steel CCR cylinder* set (9 nights)
112 USD
2L or 3L steel CCR cylinder* set (10 nights)
126 USD
Cylinders Packages
Truk Lagoon Cylinder Package (7 nights)
155 USD
Truk Lagoon Cylinder Package (9 nights)
180 USD
Truk Lagoon Cylinder Package (10 nights)
195 USD
Additional single cylinders per day
8 USD

*Rebreather cylinders on are M25 valve only. Guests with rebreathers that require M26 valves will need to bring their own adapters as there are none available on board.

Cylinder packages include: Manifolded Aluminium 80 cuft twinset or Matched Aluminum 80cuft cylinders for Sidemount divers, or Steel 3L/ 2L Cylinder set for Rebreather divers, and up to 2 x 40/ 80 cuft Stage Cylinders with rigging kits.

Price
Oxygen per litre*
0.07 USD
Helium per litre*
0.22 USD
7 nights standard Nitrox fills (28%)
100 USD
Truk Lagoon only
9 nights standard Nitrox fills (28%)
135 USD
Truk Lagoon only
10 nights standard Nitrox fills (28%)
150 USD
Truk Lagoon only
28% Nitrox per fill
10 USD
Truk Lagoon only

*Minimum Oxygen / Helium fill charge: 10 USD

Gases cannot be banked; unused gas will still be charged for.

Beer
5 USD
Wine (per bottle)
30 USD
Spirits (per shot)
6 USD
Cocktails (per glass)
from 7.50 USD
Laundry (per item)
1 USD
Merchandise
Prices vary

Where Pacific Master operates

Truk Lagoon

World-class wreck diving, whitetip sharks, blacktip sharks, reef sharks, manta rays and turtles.

Bikini Atoll

Iconic wrecks, also known as ‘The Nuclear Ghost Fleet’ and an abundance of marine life including turtles, tuna, tiger sharks and giant clams.

Itineraries for Pacific Master

Pacific Master Reviews

This is what our customers have said about Pacific Master
Great to have a quality option in the Solomon Islands
Great to have a quality option in the Solomon Islands
Solomons PNG Master, Jul 2019
Read More
4th trip to Solomon's and by far the best. Hesitant to book Master due to poor record with Siren Fleet but was very pleasantly surprised at the great trip. Adam and Carmen are the perfect Host/Manager pair and took us to awesome sites. In today's competitve world, do not understand rooms without ensuite facilities but it is clearly noted on the website. We had a wonderful room WITH ensuite...
Best of the Solomon's was the best
Best of the Solomon's was the best
Solomons PNG Master, Jun 2019
Read More
great staff and crew, great briefings and wonderful mix of coral reefs, caves and wrecks. My favorite was the cathedral, combines the best of the Mexican cenotes with reef, jungle and cave diving. Carmen was super helpful when she saw whatever troubles I might have had with the current and taught me how to navigate it. The pre dive briefings and post dive lectures on the fish, and reef life were very informative
A dive trip with everthing
A dive trip with everthing
Solomons PNG Master, Oct 2018
Read More
the live aboard in the solomons has everything great reefs with tiny critters for the photographers great swim throughs and some sharks swimming past in the blue if you like the big picture wrecks and WW 2 history fantastic crew on the boat to look after you visits to islands to see local life a big eye opener a long way to go to get there but worth the journey
Amazing trip
Amazing trip
Solomons PNG Master, Sep 2018
Read More
I couldn't have wished for a better way to discover the Solomon Islands than aboard the Solomon Master / Taka - the dives were exceptional, the landscape is what one can imagine paradise to look like, and the crew made this trip perfect. From day 1, we were welcome and taken care of by an amazing team of chefs, mates, engineers, dive guides, hostesses, captain and cruise director. Lots of fun, lots of amazing food, lots of space aboard the ship. I will definitely recommend and hope to be back soon.
This boat rocks
This boat rocks
Solomons PNG Master, Sep 2018
Read More
Such a cool 10 day trip through the Solomon islands with a professional outfit that know what they are doing. Great boat, well equipped, professional guides that know what they are doing and fantastic food all day every day too. 5 stars plus for this effort from me.
Lovely experience
Lovely experience
Solomons PNG Master, Jun 2018
Read More
Most of the dive sites were fantastic. I love to see a variety of topography and creatures--large and small. We definitely got both. Having dive leaders who are interested in specific areas is appreciated as well. I loved diving with Carmen because of her enthusiasm for essentially all sea life, but taking the time for the smaller, less noticed organisms in particular.
A Great Choice
A Great Choice
Solomons PNG Master, Jun 2018
Read More
The boat is modern, clean and very comfortable. The crew are very friendly and extremely helpful and go beyond what I have encountered on other liveaboards. The food is western style and excellent (the breakfast on its own will set you up for the day).. i highly recommend this boat.
Previous
Next

Experience the world class wrecks and fascinating history of Truk Lagoon & Bikini Atoll

Let our experienced and friendly reservation team reach out to you and help you plan your dream diving holiday in Truk Lagoon