Crystal clear water
Abundant marine life
See the very best of the Solomon Islands, renowned for their thriving marine life and biodiversity, making this secluded destination a diver's dream. There are numerous unspoiled hard and soft coral reefs, plus a variety of dive sites ranging from WWII wrecks to caverns, walls, pinnacles and stunning, sunlit swim-throughs. You will have a chance to see a variety of macro species as well as scores of reef and predatory fish, numerous sharks, rays and, if you're lucky, maybe even pilot whales!
Maps & Itinerary
The Best of the Solomons itinerary includes the Russell Islands and Florida Islands and ventures further west to Marovo Lagoon and Mbulo Island. This 10 night liveaboard adventure allows up to 30 dives including several night dives (depending on conditions).
During the cruise there will be at least one visit to a village where you can meet local families and get a taste of life in the Solomon Islands. The children come out to play and love our gifts of school supplies. Consider the Pack for a Purpose program to see how you can help.
A typical diving day offers up to 4 dives* – 3 day dives and, where possible, a sunset or night dive. The day is usually scheduled as follows:
- Light Breakfast followed by a briefing and Dive 1
- Full Breakfast, relaxation period, briefing and Dive 2
- Lunch, relaxation period, briefing and Dive 3
- Snack relaxation period, briefing and Dive 4
*Maximum of 3 dives on days where village visits are offered
*The itinerary and locations outlined above are an example only and subject to change at the captain’s discretion depending on local regulations, weather, guests’ experience, flight schedules, and other logistical considerations. Adverse weather can affect the Best of the Solomons itinerary which includes several overnight sailings.
Solomons PNG Master is a custom designed diving vessel with 12 cabins accommodating up to 20 guests. The crew of 12 consists of your dive team, skipper, engineers, deck hands and chefs. Inside she boasts a huge lounge and dining area with DVDs, large TVs and a dedicated camera area for our photographer guests. Spend time sharing your photos from your dive adventures, reading a book from our library or just chill out in air-conditioned comfort.
Master Liveaboards offers a range of services to make your time on board even more enjoyable and relaxing. Marine Kastom fees and local taxes, equipment rental, Nitrox and diving courses can now be pre-booked and also pre-paid at the time of booking your liveaboard. For our technical and rebreather diver guests, please send us your gas and equipment requests as early as possible.
Marine Park & Port Fees
Full equipment set*: (mask, snorkel, fins, BCD, regulators and dive computer)
Snorkelling set (Mask, Snorkel, Fins and Boots)
Upgrade to 12 Litre (95 cu ft) aluminium cylinder
Extra 11L (AL80) cylinder for twins or side-mount (unrigged)
Extra 12L (95 cu ft) cylinder for twins or side-mount (unrigged)
3 Litre rebreather cylinder set
3 Litre (25 cu ft) DIN/Yoke pony cylinder & rigging
5L (40 cu ft), 11L (AL80), or 12L (95 cu ft) sling cylinder & rigging
Additional regulators (Yoke) for speciality tank
Equipment must be pre-booked to ensure correct sizes, etc. are available on board.
*Please note that we do not have rental wetsuits on board Solomons PNG Master.
Sofnolime per 20kg keg
Oxygen per litre*
Helium per litre*
*Charged by the fill – gases 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
Please note: advance notice is required to ensure the appropriate amount of gases and / or sofnolime are available on board.
Wine (per bottle)
Spirits (per shot)
Cocktails (per glass)
PADI Open Water Referral
PADI Advanced Open Water
PADI Self-Reliant Diver
PADI EANx- Nitrox
PADI Shark Awareness Speciality
PADI Specialities (Night, Wreck, Deep, etc.)
Other PADI Specialities
Non-PADI Courses (no certification)
Marine ID & Behaviour Speciality
Post Production Course
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).
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