Beautiful, fascinating, unexplored reefs and wrecks
The Solomons PNG Master M/V is taking you to one of the most special, untouched, pristine SCUBA diving destinations in the world - the Solomon Islands. With a huge variety of coral and fish, critters and mollusks, and many historical WWII wrecks this liveaboard trip is an experience like no other. Come and witness the best of the Solomons.
More then 900 islands, sitting in the South-Pacific ocean, constitute the nation of Solomon Islands. Located just south of the equator, east of Papua New Guinea and north-west of Vanuatu, it offers the perfect environment for a healthy, diverse and magnificent nature, over and under the water. Coral gardens, walls, caverns and wrecks, covered with lush, colorful corals and marine animals, in a far, unexplored part of the ocean, make the Solomons an interesting and exciting dive destination, off the beaten track.
Your journey on-board the Solomons PNG Master SCUBA diving liveaboard starts in Honiara, Guadalcanal, the capital city of Solomon Islands. Check in to your cabin at 6pm, enjoy dinner on-board and meet the other guests before the ship starts sailing to begin your adventure. During the trip you will visit Florida Island, Russell Islands, Mary Island and Marovo Lagoon. The expedition starts with a westward cruise towards Russell Island's Mane Bay. Diving begins in the first morning in one of the 7 different dive sites in the Mane Bay area, like Leru Cut where the perfect silhouette photo op awaits, Blue Wall's Nudibranch-covered shelves and Mane Bay itself with fusiliers, electric clams and cabbage corals.
An overnight crossing will take you to the world heritage site Marovo Lagoon, which is known for its healthy, colorful and bio-diverse coral reefs, gardens and swim-throughs. From there it's a short ride to Kavachi Korner on Kitcha Island. Here you can hear the rumble of the active Kitcha volcano while diving with schools of Humphead parrotfish and Trevally. From here you'll continue north to Njapuanu Island for some breath taking wall dives and World War II wrecks. Tuna, Rainbow-runners and Trevally pace back and forth while trigger fish and other reef dwellers occupy the wall.
On the 5th day of your cruise, you will also get to visit Peava village, a community famous for amazing wood carvings. Watch the artists at work and go to see the elementary school children and teachers. There will be other opportunities to go on land on different islands during the trip, help the chef shop for produce for your meals, buy souvenirs and even catch a football match with the local kids.
Return back to the underwater beauty of Mary Island, also known as Mborokua, where schools of barracuda and Big-eyed Trevally congregate and the occasional Manta ray can be spotted. Back to the Russells to Karamulon point for some shark and turtle encounters, and finally to Florida Islands, for wrapping up the trip with some thrilling drift dives on the walls of Tanavula Point and Twin Tunnels, and historical WWII ship and plane wrecks at Tulagi.
In the morning of the 11th day of the trip, you will return to Honiara for a tour of the town before departing on the afternoon flights or heading to the next part of your vacation.
All meals and ample snacks
Water, juice, tea and coffee
Transfers from/to airport/hotel on embarkation and disembarkation days
3-5 guided dives per day (optional guide)
Air filled tanks, belts and weights
Marine Kastom fee ($25 USD per person, per night)
Nitrox ($250 USD per trip or $10 per fill)
Alcoholic and soft drinks
Courses and certifications
Specialty tank upgrade
Best of Solomon Island trips depart and return to Honiara, Solomon Islands. Complimentary transfers are available from Honiara International Airport (HIR) and from hotels in Honiara to the boat and back on day of embarkation and disembarkation.
All guests are required to have dive computers, safety sausage (SMB), noise maker and torch (for night dives). These items are available to rent/borrow on prior request.
A proof of dive certification and dive accident + evacuation insurance are mandatory for all SCUBA diving activities.
Specialty tanks and extra regulators for side-mount, twins and rebreathers are available for rent on prior request.
Any special dietary requests should be submitted well in advance.
Solomons PNG Master accepts payment in forms of cash or credit cards (Visa and MasterCard). There is a 3% surcharge for all credit card payments.
Cancellations made 61 days or more before departure will be forfeited 30% of trip fee. Cancellations made 60 days or less before departure will be forfeited 100% of trip fee. Credit card fees and bank transfer fees and non refundable.