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Cabins

12

Length / Width

30 m / 8 m

Year built / renovated

2004  / 2015

Rental equip.

YES ($)

Internet

NO

Nitrox

YES ($)

Highlights

  • This yacht was custom-designed with divers in mind and features an open dive deck with hot showers, a dedicated camera room, and two large skiffs for stress-free pickups and tours
  • Dive into the past while exploring the sunken WWII wrecks of the Iron Bottom Sound, and enjoy the amazing biodiversity and coral gardens around the Solomon Islands
  • Watch the sun rise and set from the large sun deck, and enjoy the breezes as the wild seascapes float by
  • Refuel between dives with the warm, hearty meals and snacks served fresh each day
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Enhanced Health Measures

Date of last update:Aug 3, 2020

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Since inception, and continuing throughout our long history, our crews have worked hard to ensure robust safety procedures. This allows you, our guests, to focus on enjoying your diving - and overall liveaboard experience - in the knowledge we have done our utmost to ensure your wellbeing. Our vision has always been to create inspirational experiences for all our guests, on all our vessels. Guest safety is at the heart of this vision. As the COVID-19 pandemic took hold around the world, we acted swiftly to protect our guests and our staff. Since then, we have closely monitored the ever-changing situation. We’d like nothing more than to be able to welcome you back onboard our boats. For some weeks now, we have been working hard with our teams around the world in preparation for that day. Although every day seems to present a new norm, we have put together the following information for you. It explains what we are doing. It also explains that we need your help to ensure the safety of all our guests and crew. We will continue to closely follow current trends. And we will update our operating procedures and advice accordingly. Your First Steps… The first stage of any holiday is, of course, the journey to get there. Something that was sometimes a chore, is likely to become all the more burdensome. You are likely to experience some form of health screening at one or more stops along the way. On the positive side, we anticipate this journey based screening will give us a reasonable degree of surety that inbound guests will arrive free of COVID-19. Testing… In the absence of a vaccine, or sure-fire guarantee of good health, we will take steps to protect our guests and our staff. For example, depending on availability, and any testing required en route, it is possible that we may ask inbound guests to have a recent COVID-19 test in order to board our vessels. With the increasing availability of rapid testing kits, some airlines and destinations are starting to perform tests as part of their own operating procedure. Our local operations are striving to source and secure test kits to allow the testing of our crew before and after each trip. Playing our part… Whilst we believe our existing practices for hygiene and cleanliness are already industry leading, we have developed new operational protocols - with extra precautions against COVID-19 in mind. Our plans include: 1. We may require guests to complete a pre-travel questionnaire, giving further confidence to fellow guests and crew that it is safe for you to travel to your vacation with us. 2. Additional training for crew in appropriate sanitation and cleaning practices with viral infections in mind. Where possible, sourcing environmentally friendly cleaning chemicals. 3. Enhanced, documented and inspected deep cleaning and sanitation of all areas of our vessels a minimum of three times a day, with special emphasis on high traffic, high contact areas. Where available, use of fogging and other devices. 4. Social distancing will be encouraged wherever possible, while maintaining the high level of guest service that we are known for. These plans include possible staggered briefings, diving activities, and mealtimes - where this is operationally feasible. Guests will be asked to regularly wash their hands, especially before all activities. 5. We hope to be able to source and provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as masks and gloves, to be worn as appropriate when onboard our vessels. This will apply to both our guests, and our crew. Additional hand sanitizer stations will be installed throughout our vessels. 6. Diving practices such as rinse tanks for equipment, suits and masks have been reviewed, taking into account the possibility of cross-contamination. We have also taken into consideration the provision of a towel service and rental equipment may be less available depending on the availability of suitable sanitising agents/sterile storage options. 7. We will be working hard with our suppliers and shore support agents to ensure logistical functions allow our vessels to operate. For example, provisioning and fuelling will be done in a manner consistent with social distancing principles. It is possible some of the changes we are considering may temporarily affect certain areas. For example, perceived level of guest service, interaction with crew and indeed fellow vacationers, and general perceived enjoyability of your liveaboard experience with us. The adjustments mean that the precautionary measures taken will allow your holiday to go ahead. We ask you to work with us and remember the changes are for the benefit of the safety of both our guests and crew. Operating in 14 countries worldwide, there will be some variation of procedures between vessels. Rest assured we are working hard to ensure an enjoyable vacation with us, in a safe and responsible manner.
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Booking process

1. BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot

2. CONFIRMATION

We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final

3. 48H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 20%
  • 210 days before trip start: 45%
  • 121 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

STANDARD CANCELLATION TERMS: Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation. 20% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 187 days prior to arrival, 45% will be charged if you cancel more than 98 days prior to departure and 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 98 days prior to arrival.

All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable

Cabins

Description

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.

How to get there

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

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Deck Plan

DIVING SERVICES

For your safety

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

Diving gear

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

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Other

Diving Facilities

  • Battery Charging Station
  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

Boat Amenities

Amenities & services

  • En-Suite Bathroom
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Spacious Diving Platform
  • Separate Zodiac/Dhoni

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling

Payments

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

Great for families

  • Movies

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Gluten Free Food

Facilities

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

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