Solomons PNG Master (Taka) Liveaboard

Solomons PNG Master (Taka) Liveaboard

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Solomons PNG Master (formerly known as Taka) is a custom built boat that offers amazing diving on the Solomon Islands. Located in the southeast of Papua New Guinea this destination known as a peaceful place in the Pacific. It’s also known for unspoiled coral reefs and variety of fish species from large whale sharks to tiny pygmy seahorses. 

Boat interior and exterior

Solomons PNG Master can welcome 20 persons in 12 different cabins with four different room classes. On the upper deck, there are both Deluxe and Premium staterooms all with en-suite bathrooms. On the lower deck, there are standard twin bed and double bed cabins. These staterooms have air conditioning and a shared bathroom. In between or after dives, passengers of Solomon PNG Master can take advantage of the large salon, chat on cozy sofas with other guests or watch a movie. Next to the salon is a huge dining area with gourmet meals. Outside, enjoy the upper sun deck and enjoy the perfect view or find some shade and read a book on the shaded part.

Diving

Solomons PNG Master’s dive deck is large and each guest has plenty of room for preparation for the dive. There are lots of storage boxes for the diving gear along with special storage for cameras. There is also a fresh hot water shower for rinsing after dives. Safety and navigation Your safety is always important. Solomon PNG Master is equipped with 2 life rafts, first aid, oxygen, life jackets and fire detectors along with a number of other safety features.

Diving features

All of the itineraries include diving on the most recognized and desirable destinations of the Solomon Islands including the Florida and Russell Islands. Anything you want to see while diving can be found here. All kinds of marine species from large whale sharks and hammerheads to unicorn fish and barracudas to tiny crabs and pygmy seahorses. But the main feature of Solomons wrecks. Being an American base during the WWII Solomon Islands are now represented by a number of wrecks. The most recognized destinations for diving at Solomons are Florida Islands and Russel Island. Solomons PNG Master’s itineraries also include New Britain dives sites such as Rabaul, Munda, and Lamassa.

When to Go 

Diving on the Solomon Islands is possible through the year. During the months of January and February, conditions can be more complicated due to higher rainfall. High season is from May to November.

Solomons PNG Master is perfect for those divers who are looking for a new, untouched, pristine destination with marvelous coral reefs and wrecks. This boat can offer amazing adventures even to the most experienced divers

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Schedule & Pricing

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Select the cabin of your choice and enter your personal information. Submit the booking request. Once the booking is processed, you will receive an email notification with all booking details conveniently laid out in PDF.

Confirmation

Our team will contact the liveaboard on your behalf to confirm availability and other booking details. We put your place(s) on hold and get back to you within 24 hours. If there are any issues, we come back to you with alternative options.

Payment

Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive an email notification with payment instructions. You then have up to 72 hours to take care of other travel arrangements and process the transaction to secure your reservation.

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Standard Single Cabin

Deck
Lower Deck
Bedding
Twin Beds (Bunk-Style)
Max occupancy
1 Guest
Aircon
Aircon
Number of Cabins
4 Cabins
Cabin 9A, 9B, 10A, 10B may be booked on a single basis. Each cabin has two twin bunks - one for sleeping and one for storage. Five bathrooms, located on main deck, are equipped with toilet, sink and shower are shared
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Standard Twin Cabin

Deck
Lower Deck
Bedding
Twin Beds
Max occupancy
2 Guests
Aircon
Aircon
Number of Cabins
2 Cabins
Cabin 8, 11 has two large cabins are available on a twin share basis. These cabins have four bunks each - two for sleeping and two for storage. These cabins are perfect for traveling dive buddies or photographers with plenty of equipment. Five bathrooms, located on the main deck and each equipped with toilet, sink, and shower are shared
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Classic Twin / Double Cabin

Deck
Upper Deck
Bedding
Double Bed + Twin Bed (Bunk-Style)
Max occupancy
2 Guests
Ensuite Bathroom
Ensuite Bathroom
Aircon
Aircon
Number of Cabins
2 Cabins
Located on the upper deck of the vessel, these spacious cabins offer superb views as well as en-suite facilities
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Classic Twin Cabin

Deck
Upper Deck
Bedding
Twin Beds (Bunk-Style)
Max occupancy
2 Guests
Ensuite Bathroom
Ensuite Bathroom
Aircon
Aircon
Number of Cabins
3 Cabins
Located on the upper deck of the vessel, these spacious cabins offer superb views as well as en-suite facilities
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Premium Cabin

Deck
Upper Deck
Bedding
Double Bed
Max occupancy
2 Guests
Ensuite Bathroom
Ensuite Bathroom
Aircon
Aircon
Number of Cabins
1 Cabin
Largest cabin, has a double bed, private sitting area, lots of storage and a full ensuite
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Amazing tripVerified review

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. Thank you Taka team.
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This boat rocksVerified review

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.
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