Solomons Master

Solomons Master

Overview

9.02

Excellent

Vessel Type
Motor
Year built
1974
Length
34m
Width
7m
Capacity
16
Hull
Steel
View deckplan
Nitrox

Surcharge

Wifi

No

Equipment

Surcharge

Tech friendly

Bikini Atoll only

The steel-hulled Solomons Master (formerly Truk Master) boasts eight double occupancy cabins providing comfortable accommodation for up to 16 guests* with a choice of classic, premium or superior cabins. Each cabin benefits from ensuite bathroom facilities and individually controlled air-conditioning.

Solomons Master benefits from a large dive deck with individual set up stations, under-bench storage and an entry platform at the rear complete with deco bar. The boat is fully equipped to cater for recreational, technical and rebreather divers, but will be exclusively for technical divers when in Bikini Atoll.

The main deck houses a spacious indoor dining room as well as a camera station complete with numerous charging points and storage space. After a fantastic day of diving, unwind and relax in Solomons Master’s indoor lounge and bar area which is equipped with a plasma screen ideal for watching a movie or photo viewing. Alternatively, head out to the shaded relaxation area or the large sundeck on the upper deck and sink into a lounge chair to soak up the atmosphere and stunning views.

*NOTE: On Bikini Atoll itineraries, Solomons Master is limited to a maximum of 12 guests due to space limitations for equipment storage. Spaces will only be available in premium cabins located on the lower and mid decks. Cabins 1 and 8 are not available for use by guests’ use on Bikini Atoll trips. 

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Dates & Prices

Cabins

Classic Twin Cabin

Located on the lower deck of the vessel, each cabin benefits from ensuite bathroom facilities and individually controlled air-conditioning.

Deck:
Lower Deck
Bedding:
Twin Beds
Max. occupancy:
2
Ensuite:
Yes
Air-conditioning:
Yes
No. of cabins:
3

Premium Twin Cabin

Located on the main deck of the vessel, this cabin benefits from ensuite bathroom facilities and individually controlled air-conditioning.

Deck:
Lower Deck
Bedding:
Twin Beds
Max. occupancy:
2
Ensuite:
Yes
Air-conditioning:
Yes
No. of cabins:
1

Premium Twin/Double Cabin

Situated on the main deck of the vessel, these cabins offer flexible twin or double bed accommodation along with ensuite facilities, air-conditioning and ample storage.

Deck:
Main Deck
Bedding:
Twin or Double bed
Max. occupancy:
2
Ensuite:
Yes
Air-conditioning:
Yes
No. of cabins:
3

Superior Double Cabin

Situated on the upper deck of the vessel, this spacious cabin offers fabulous views along with ensuite facilities, air-conditioning and ample storage space.

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

Amenities

Vessel facilities
Guests (Solomon Islands):
16
Guests (Bikini Atoll):
12
Fixed Twin cabins:
4
Fixed Double Cabins:
1
Twin/Double Cabins: (Amendable)
3
Ensuite:
Air-conditioning:
Towel change:
Saloon:
Wi-Fi:
No
Diving facilities
Diving Courses:
Solomons only
Equipment rental:
Nitrox membrane:
Rebreather friendly:
Tec diving friendly:
Bikini Atoll only
Charging station:
Photography friendly:
Compressors:
3
Tenders:
2
Guides:
3
Technical
Length:
37m
Width:
7m
Engines:
2
Generators:
2
Hull:
Steel
Fresh water maker:
20 tonnes
Safety
First aid:
First aiders:
Emergency Oxygen:
Oxygen administrators:
Life Jackets:
Life Rafts:
VHF ship to tender radios:
Fire fighting equipment:
AED:
Smoke detectors:

Extras

Master Liveaboards offers a range of services to make your stay on board even more enjoyable.  Rental equipment, Nitrox and courses can be pre-booked and pre-paid at the time of booking your liveaboard. PLEASE NOTE: Solomons Master is unable to support technical divers on Solomon Islands itineraries

Rebreather and technical divers joining a Bikini Atoll itinerary are kindly asked to complete and send us your gas and equipment requests as early as possible.

Marine Park & Port Fees*
Per person
Solomons – 7 nights
175 USD
Solomons – 10 nights
250 USD
Bikini Atoll – 10 / 11 nights
500 USD
Bikini Atoll – 13 nights
600 USD
Fuel Surcharge (15 USD per person, per night)*

*All surcharges, including marine, park and port fees, are subject to change at any time, and without notice.

The applicable marine park fees for your itinerary will be added to your onboard extras to be paid on the boat before disembarkation.

Equipment
7 nights:
10 nights:
Full equipment set*
270 USD
405 USD
Wetsuit (3mm full-length)
72 USD
108 USD
Standard regulators
72 USD
108 USD
BCD
72 USD
108 USD
Fins (open-heel)
30 USD
45 USD
Booties
30 USD
45 USD
Mask and snorkel
30 USD
45 USD
Dive computer**
72 USD
108 USD
U/W torch
36 USD
54 USD
Additional 11L (AL80) cylinder
52 USD
72 USD
2.7 Litre (19 cu ft) pony cylinder
52 USD
72 USD
Stage / bailout cylinder (unrigged)
52 USD
72 USD
Additional regulators
72 USD
108 USD

*Full equipment set includes wetsuit, BCD, regulators, mask, fins, boots and snorkel only.
**Please note that all divers are required to dive with a computer.

We regret that we do not have 13L / 15L (100 cu ft) cylinders on Solmons Master.

All equipment must be pre-booked to ensure availability and correct sizes, etc. are on board.

Price
Standard Nitrox package (7 nights)
200 USD
Standard Nitrox package (10 nights)
250 USD
2Litre rebreather cylinder set
12 USD per day
Sofnolime per kilo
29 USD
Oxygen per litre*
0.08 USD
Helium per litre*
0.22 USD

*Gases are charged by the fill and cannot be banked.  No refunds or credit given for unused gases.

Sofnolime and gases MUST be pre-booked. Please complete and send us your gas and equipment requests as early as possible to ensure supplies are available.

IMPORTANT: Sufficient advance notice is required to ensure the appropriate amount of gases and / or sofnolime are available on board. We may not be able to accommodate requests that are received within a few weeks of departure, or on board.

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

On board prices may be subject to change, without notice. While we endeavour to keep this information as up to date as possible, please be aware that, although it is unlikely, prices may be different on your cruise.

PADI Courses
Cost:
PADI Open Water Referral
350 USD
PADI Advanced Open Water
350 USD
PADI Self-Reliant Diver
325 USD
PADI EANx- Nitrox
325 USD
PADI Specialities (e.g. Night, Wreck, Deep, etc.)
220 USD
PADI Zombie Apocalypse Diver
On request
Other PADI Specialities*
Please enquire

Courses are subject to availability and must be pre-booked to ensure an instructor is available.

Please note that the PADI course prices listed above include the required manual and certification card (PIC).

*A wide range of PADI speciality courses can be completed on Solomons Master, on request. Please contact our reservations team for more information, prices and to pre-book courses.

Where Solomons Master operates

Bikini Atoll

April 2023 – September 2023
May 2024 – September 2024

Solomon Islands

Between October 2022 – April 2023
From October 2023 onwards (permanent basis)

Itineraries for Solomons Master

Solomons Master Reviews

Take a look at what our customers have said about Solomons Master
Stephen Westwood
Stephen Westwood
Truk Master, Feb 2019
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I have had an amazing week and am grateful to all the crew for making such a great experience. I have learnt a huge amount and have loved it.
Having a blast!
Having a blast!
Truk Master, July 2019
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First a word about the diving. Diving the ghost fleet of bikini is simply awesome. Some of the best wreck diving in the world, where else in the world can one dive on an aircraft carrier, battleships, destroyers, and attack subs on one trip and also see tiger sharks on deco! The fish life and sharks are healthy and adds excitement on each dive. Now a word on the boat and crew, they were simply five stars.
One of the best ever destination for wreck diving
One of the best ever destination for wreck diving
Truk Master, Sept 2018
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Pluses Genuinely comfortable cabins with quiet engine Very well run dive operations with best in class protocols including great attention to gas mixes and pre dive checks. Very attentive crew Great dive sites. To be improved: Food could be more diverse even in this difficult environment for fresh supply Dive guide(s) and/or more intelligence about individual ships opportunities for penetrations? Better layout of the back upper deck with bin bags or other lounging chairs?
A wonderful experience
A wonderful experience
Truk Master, April 2018
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The service onboard Truk Master was excellent. I enjoyed every minute of my stay. My expectations regarding the wrecks were high to begin with, but the real experience was even better. Thanks to everyone on Truk Master I had a splendid vacation.
Such a warm welcome
Such a warm welcome
Truk Master, April 2018
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This was the dirty dozen trip, a full CCR exploration of Chuuk lagoons best wrecks. The boat has everything you want for tech diving, with a few wrinkles such as O2 percentages to be ironed out. This is more than made up for by the crew who counderstand not have been more helpfull deck crew are attentive and respectful of tech gear. The food is very American style, lots of fats and sugars and eating healthily requires more effort than it should but I am confident this will be resolved on future trips.
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