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Solomons PNG Master

Length / Width
30 m / 8 m
Year built / renovated
2004  / 2015
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  • Explore the Solomon Islands with it’s exquisite diving, truly one of the last diving frontiers,
  • Pristine coral reefs and an unparalleled variety of marine life.
  • Dive into history and explore the many WWII wrecks in the Iron Bottom Sound.
  • Walls, bommies, coral gardens, shipwrecks, dumpsites, macro sites, wide angle 
  • Excellent comfort and privacy with spacious relaxation areas.
  • Open dive deck with hot water showers
  • Two large skiffs for pick ups and tours.
  • Comfortable cabins, all upper deck cabins have private en-suites.
  • Large sundeck with optional shade cover.
  • Nitrox and rental equipment available, rebreather support


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Payment terms

  • 15% of the total booking amount is due at the time of booking
  • 40% is due 210 days prior to arrival
  • 45% (balance) is due 90 days prior to arrival

Cancellation fee

  • 15% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 180 days prior to arrival
  • 40% will be charged if you cancel between 180 and 60 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 60 days prior to arrival

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Solomons PNG Master is a liveaboard that previously operated on the Great Barrier Reef of Australia but has now relocated to the Solomon Islands

We are pleased to introduce the newest liveaboard in the Solomon Islands from Master Liveaboard Fleet.  Built in 2004 and known as MV Taka before,  Solomons PNG Master is a custom designed diving vessel with up to 20 guests and a crew of 13 including your Dive Team, Skipper, Boat Crew and Chefs.

Inside she boasts a huge Lounge and Dining area with DVDs, large TVs and a dedicated Camera Area for our Photography guests. Spend time sharing your photos from your adventure, reading a book from our library or just hanging out in air conditioned comfort.

Prefer to lounge outside, no worries, there is plenty of room.  Up top we have a large Sun Deck complete with loungers where you can catch some sun as the world goes by.  On our Second Deck, we have an expansive covered seating area where you can sit back and relax without any worry about UV rays.

Each air-conditioned cabin comes complete with bath towels, bedding, cabinets and storage available for use. Solomons PNG Master features 6 Upper Deck cabins all with ensuite facilities and 6 Lower Deck cabins with shared bathrooms.  All cabins are full air conditioned and come with reading lights, towels, bedding, charging stations, fire warning systems, and fire extinguishers.  Hair dryers and iPod docking stations are available on request. 

Guests will never go hungry on board the Solomons PNG Master boat with Australian, Italian and International meals 

Meals are always important when you are traveling and diving, so the galley staff do their best to produce quality and tasty meals and snacks. Three warm and hearty meals are served daily and snacks are always ample. The menu will include a selection of local vegetables, pork, beef, fresh fish (often caught right off the boat), chicken, pasta, rice, homemade bread, scones, biscuits and of course, tea, coffee, hot chocolate and all the usual condiments to complete the meal. Desserts are always yummy and there is lots of fresh fruit and fresh lime juice, called bush lime. Galley staff are also prepared to assist with special menu requirements, but we request notification of such needs well in advance of the departure date, to ensure that arrangements can be made and supplies obtained. We have a 'Ships-Only Bar' policy and we are fully stocked with spirits, beer and wine. Soft drinks are also available. There is a charge for bar drinks and soft drinks.

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Please refer to logistics section of each itinerary to find detailed info on how to get there.


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Main Deck - Premium Double Cabin - #2

Our largest cabin, this spacious suite has a double bed, private sitting area, lots of storage and is full ensuite

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  • Size:  9 m²
  • Beds:  1 King
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  No
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes
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Main Deck - Double Cabins- # 1, 3, 4, 5, 6

These spacious rooms feature a double bed with a twin bunk above (note: Cabin 1 is fitted with two twin bunks only and is smaller than other premium WXL 160 x 240) and are suited towards a couple or buddy team. Each cabin has a small seating area, ample storage and a full ensuite bathroom.

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  • Size:  6 m²
  • Beds:  1 Double + 1 Bunk
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  Yes
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes
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Lower Deck -Standard Cabin - #8 & 11 - Twin Share

These Two cabins are available on 2 persons share basis. These cabins may also be booked as twin share at standard pricing. Five bathrooms, located on the mid deck and each equipped with toilet, sink and shower are shared.

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  • Size:  7 m²
  • Beds:  4 Bunk
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  Yes
  • Private bathroom:  No
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes
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Lower Deck - Standard Cabin - # 9A, 9B, 10A, 10B - Single Use

Private Single cabin. The Cabins will share 5 bathrooms equipped with toilet, sink and shower. New Photo of the cabins coming soon

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  • Size:  3 m²
  • Beds:  2 Bunk
  • Max occupancy:  1
  • Shareable:  No
  • Private bathroom:  No
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes

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Deck Plan



Adaptors & tanks

  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • Nitrox ($)
  • Rental Equipment ($)

Diving Facilities

  • Battery Charging Station
  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Fish Id And Diving Books
  • Spacious Dive Deck
  • Separate Zodiac/Dhoni

For your safety

  • Fire Alarm
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Life Jackets
  • Life Rafts
  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio
  • Emergency Positioning Radio Beacon

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Other

Boat Amenities


  • Air-Conditioning
  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Power Socket Adapters
  • Rebreather-Friendly

Great for families

  • Movies

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling


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  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Aud)
  • Cash

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Gluten Free Food


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