Abundant marine life
Crystal clear water
Our 10 nights Guadalcanal & Western Province itinerary is a diver's dream, with the abundance of marine life and biodiversity only found in the Solomon Islands. There are numerous unspoiled hard and soft corals plus a variety of dive sites ranging from WWII wrecks to caverns and stunning reefs. This is truly a unique way to explore and experience the beauty and diversity of the Solomon Islands.
Maps & Itinerary
The 10 night Guadalcanal & Western Province itinerary allows up to 30 dives as we cruise between Honiara and Munda via the Russell Islands and Blanche Channel.
Along the way, we stop at some of the smaller islands and visit remote local villages where you can shop for produce for our meals or check out the local carvings. You might even be able to catch a game of football with the local village children!
Highlights include WWII relics at White Beach, Marovo Lagoon and the iconic Leru Cut and Mirror Pond.
A typical day offers up to 4 dives; 3 day dives and a sunset or night dive where possible, or a land visit. The day is usually scheduled as follows:
- Light Breakfast followed by a briefing & Dive 1
- Full Breakfast, relaxation followed by briefing & Dive 2
- Lunch, relaxation followed by briefing & Dive 3
- Land Tour or Late Afternoon Dive*
- Cocktails & Dinner
*Night Dive may be offered on selected days
*The itinerary and locations outlined above are an example only and subject to change depending on local regulations, guests’ experience, flight schedules, weather and logistics and at the Captain’s discretion. Adverse weather can affect the Guadalcanal & Western Province 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 stay on the Guadalcanal & Western Province itinerary even more enjoyable. Kastom fees and local taxes, equipment rental, Nitrox and courses can now be pre-booked and pre-paid at the time of booking your liveaboard. For our rebreather and technical diver guests, please send us your gas and equipment requests as early as possible.
Marine Park & Port Fees
Price per day:
Full equipment set: mask, snorkel, fins, BCD, regulator 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 availability and correct sizes etc are on board.
* Please note we do not offer wetsuits to rent 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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