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 both - the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea. This destination is known as a peaceful place in the Pacific. Unspoiled coral reefs, wrecks and variety of fish species from large whale sharks to tiny pygmy seahorses. 4 dives per day can be made to explore every dive site on the route. Boat equipped with a dedicated photography area.
 

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. Diving is available all year round, with the high season generally from mid-April to November. The average water temperature varies from 25C/79F along the edge of the Coral Sea to 29C/85F in the Bismarck Sea.
 

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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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.

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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.

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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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10

Great to have a quality option in the Solomon IslandsVerified review

4th trip to Solomon's and by far the best. Hesitant to book Master due to poor record with Siren Fleet but was very pleasantly surprised at the great trip. Adam and Carmen are the perfect Host/Manager pair and took us to awesome sites. In today's competitve world, do not understand rooms without ensuite facilities but it is clearly noted on the website. We had a wonderful room WITH ensuite. Dive deck tight but serviceable. Be prepared for wet landings via RIBS. Excellent mix of reefs, walls and WWII wrecks. Excellent food with great attention to special diets. Staff is warm, friendly, speak American and provide special attention throughout. Taka is a hardy boat but well appointed and feels safe in high seas. Would choose Master again, depending on room choices. This website has insufficient choices for number of logged dives -- currently 2,450 including 40+ live aboard trips.
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Best of the Solomon's was the bestVerified review

great staff and crew, great briefings and wonderful mix of coral reefs, caves and wrecks. My favorite was the cathedral, combines the best of the Mexican cenotes with reef, jungle and cave diving. Carmen was super helpful when she saw whatever troubles I might have had with the current and taught me how to navigate it. The pre dive briefings and post dive lectures on the fish, and reef life were very informative
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