Solomons PNG Liveaboard

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Diving around the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea, accommodating up to 20 guests. The Solomons PNG Master explores vibrant coral reefs and amazing WWII wrecks. The pelagic diversity at these destinations is mind-blowing!

Solomons PNG Master is a custom designed diving vessel with 12 cabins accommodating up to 20 guests and a crew of 12 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 photographer guests. Spend time sharing your photos from your dive adventures, reading a book from our library or just chill out in air conditioned comfort.

Solomons PNG Master is a custom designed diving vessel with 12 cabins accommodating up to 20 guests and a crew of 12 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 photographer 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? We provide various options: 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 just sit back and relax.

The dive deck has toilets, freshwater showers & freshwater rinse bins for equipment. Each station has ample storage for your equipment above and below your station. Two ladders access the dive platform provide easy access to and from the water. Most dives are done directly off the dive deck with a tender in the water for additional safety. Photography facilities are excellent.

Standard Cabin

Solomons PNG Liveaboard 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 travelling dive buddies or photographers with plenty of equipment. Five bathrooms, located on the mid deck and each equipped with toilet, sink and shower are shared.

  • Bunk beds
  • Shared bathroom

Deluxe Double Cabin

Solomons PNG Liveaboard has 1 spacious suite has a double bed, private sitting area, lots of storage and a full ensuite

  • Double bed
  • Ensuite
  • Seating area
  • Storage space

Premier cabin

Solomons PNG Liveaboard has 5 spacious rooms feature a double bed with a twin bunk above (note: Cabin 1 is fitted with two twin bunks only) and are suited towards a couple or buddy team. Each cabin has a small seating area, ample storage and a full ensuite bathroom.

  • Ensuite
  • Double bed
  • Twin bunk bed

Route Options

11 Days / 10 Nights (Approximately 28 dives in total)

Solomon Islands comprise 992 islands, of which only 147 are inhabited. Situated to the southeast of Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands are one of the most peaceful and beautiful areas of the Pacific. They also have some of the most pristine dive sites in the world. These are filled with innumerable unspoiled hard and soft corals because of the remote location and the limited number of divers. Indulge yourself exclusively in diving with pilot whales, various kinds of sharks, mantas and huge shoals of fish, right down to the macro wonders such as pygmy sea horses, nudibranchs and ghost pipefish. The marine diversity in Solomon Islands is hard to beat!

Solomon Islands are THE destination for the real diving fan looking for a change of scenery, completely off the beaten track. You will also find: wrecks, caverns, wide-angle reefs and large sea fans. Solomon Islands rival any other Indo-Pacific dive travel destination for coral reefs, marine life and diversity but without the tourist numbers.

Wreck fans will get a thrill out of our special wreck itinerary. A significant number of Japanese and Allied Forces’ ships and planes ended up on the bottom of the Iron Bottom Sound near Honiara during WWII. Encrusted in corals and surrounded by a plethora of marine life, these wrecks are silent witnesses of some of the fiercest battles that took place in WWII.

Real adventurous and exploratory are our transit trips to and from Solomons & Papua New Guinea. Many a dive site in this itinerary has rarely or never been dived before. Discover the unrevealed dive treasures of this itinerary with Master Liveaboards on board the Solomons PNG Master!

Possible dive sites Russell Islands White Beach This location was home to a major American supply base during WWII. At the end of the war, an artificial reef was created by dumping trucks, jeeps, tractors, bulldozers and large amounts of ammunition.

Leru Cut This canyon juts almost 100m into the island and opens up in the jungle offering spectacular photo opportunities for silhouettes. Outside of the cut is a fabulous wall teeing with fish live. Nearby are Mirror Pond with its many swim-throughs and Bat Cave with its resident bat colony.

Custom Caves These volcanic caverns provide amazing photography opportunities as the sun beams through the rock. Lobster, eels and rays can often be found inside the caverns, while the entrance is covered in soft corals and fans. v Ta and Karamulon Point Normally, patrolling white and blacktip reef sharks greet us here when they start their day cruising along the wall. White spotted eagle rays can also be found heading out in deep water.

Fish Market The name of this dive site comes from the huge schools of fusiliers and anthias.

Mary/Mborokua Island This island is notable for an underwater point that commonly hosts schools of barracuda and trevally. Explore the cuts and caverns behind Jack Point or the Coral Gardens right below the boat.

Marovo Lagoon This is a double barrier reef, said to be the largest salt water lagoon in the world.

Kavachi Korner All kinds of reef sharks are hanging out here, making for incredible diving. Listen for the rumble of Kavachi - an underwater volcano - that has been particularly active recently. Often, cracking and booming of explosions in the distance can be heard and felt underwater.

Mbulo Island This island is surrounded by spectacular diving on all sides and six unique dive sites. A gently sloping wall covered in fields of hard and soft corals invites you for a lazy drift along the bottom. Along the island, long swim-throughs in volcanic lava tubes allow for amazing photography opportunities.

Florida Islands The Florida Islands are known for some of the most amazing WWII history dives including one of several seaplanes.

Tulagi The beautiful dive site of the Japanese Mavis Seaplane that sunk during one of the battles in QQII is located in Tulagi.

Twin Tunnels You can explore one or both of the two large tunnels which drill vertically into the reef. Exit onto the deep reef wall and watch the action drift by. As you head back up the wall - see if you can identify the 9 different species of anemone fish that inhabit the reef. Passage Rock An exposed rock in the middle of the passage, it is known for sharks and sleek unicorn fish and cuttlefish in the shallows. Tanavula Point Here we will find an innumerable variety of corals on this amazingly healthy reef there the attentive diver can spot hundreds of nudibranchs. Ed's Wall A scenic dive site filled with sleek unicorn fish, barracuda and rainbow runners. During the cruise there will be at least one visit to a village where you can meet local families and get a taste of life in the Solomon Islands. The children come out to play and love our gifts of school supplies. Consider the Pack for a Purpose program to see how you can help.

8 Days / 7 Nights (Approximately 21 dives in total)

This destination is a diver's dream, with an abundance of marine life and biodiversity found in the Solomon Islands. There are numerous unspoiled hard and soft corals plus a variety of dive sights ranging from WWII wrecks to caverns to reefs. You will have a chance to see macro species such as pygmy seahorses and nudibranchs, plus scores of reef fish, mantas, numerous sharks, and even pilot whales!

Taste of the Solomons includes the Russell Islands and Florida Islands around Honiara plus Mborokua Island to the west. This 7 night liveaboard adventure allows up to 22 dives including several night dives (depending on conditions)

The diving day aboard the Solomons PNG Master has a typical schedule as follows:
Light breakfast followed by a briefing and dive 1
Full breakfast, relaxation period, briefing and Dive 2
Lunch, relaxation period, briefing and Dive 3
Snack, relaxation period, briefing and Dive 4, where possible
Dinner

Possible dive sites

White Beach
This site used to be home to a major American supply base during WWII. By the end of the war, an artificial reef was created by dumping trucks, jeeps, tractors, bulldozers and large amounts of ammunition.

Leru Cut
This canyon juts almost 100m into the island and opens up in the jungle offering spectacular photo opportunities for silhouettes. Outside of the cut is a fabulous wall teeming with fish life. Nearby, we will explore Bat Cave with its resident bat colony.

Rainbow Reef
This reef boasts a huge variety of colourful corals along with 7 of the 9 species of anemonefish found in the Solomon Islands.

Custom Caves
These volcanic caverns provide amazing photography opportunities as the sun beams through the rock. Lobster, eels and rays can often be found inside the caverns, while the entrance is covered in soft corals and fans.

Mane Island and the world famous Mirror Pond
Descend into this cavern and surface in the mangrove forest. Or if you prefer, spend your time cruising along a beautiful wall covered in fans and coral hunting for pygmy seahorse.

North-east point of Mane Island
Here, the currents bring in the pelagic species. On the reef, you can find oriental sweetlips, clown triggerfish and bump head parrot fish.

Ta and Karamulon Point
Normally, patrolling white and blacktip reef sharks greet us here when they start their day cruising along the wall. White spotted eagle rays can also be spotted heading out to deep water.

Mary/Mborokua Island
This island is notable for an underwater point that commonly hosts schools of barracuda and trevally. Explore the cuts and caverns behind Jack Point or the Coral Gardens right below the boat. Conditions allowing, we open the dive deck so you can spend the day choosing your dives.

Florida Islands
Tulagi
Tulagi is the location of a beautiful dive site of the Japanese Kawanashi Mavis Reconnaissance Seaplane sunk during one of the battles in WWII. Depth 24- 30m.

Twin Tunnels
You can explore one or both of the two large tunnels which drill vertically into the reef. Exit onto the deep reef wall and watch the action drift by. As you head back up the wall see if you can identify the 9 different species of anemone fish which call the reef home.

Passage Rock
An exposed rock in the middle of the passage. it is known for sharks and sleek unicornfish and cuttlefish in the shallows.

Tanavula Point
Here we will find an innumerable variety of corals on this amazingly healthy reef where the attentive diver can spot hundreds of nudibranchs.

During the cruise there will be at least one visit to a village where you can meet local families and get a taste of life in the Solomon Islands. The children come out to play and love our gifts of school supplies. Consider the Pack for a Purpose program to see how you can help.

8 Days / 7 Nights (Approximately 21 dives in total)

Besides being renowned as a pristine dive destination with flourishing marine life, the Solomon Islands were the setting for some of the most intense battles of WWII due to its strategic location near Australia. Beginning in 1942 with the Japanese invasion of Guadalcanal, and the Allied response with the Battle of Guadacanal (codename Operation Watchtower) throughout 1943, the Solomon Islands Campaign was a major strategy of the Pacific War of WWII. This was the first major offensive by the Allied forces against the Empire of Japan, and is considered a major turning point, along with the Battle of Midway, of the Pacific War.

WWII Wrecks includes some of the best wrecks of the Russell Islands, Florida Islands, and around Honiara. Wrecks on this itinerary are all within recreational limits and there will often be two or more dives on a single site, providing time to properly explore the wrecks. This 7 night liveaboard adventure allows up to 22 dives including several night dives (depending on conditions).The diving day aboard the Solomons PNG Master has a typical schedule as follows:

Light breakfast followed by a briefing and dive 1 Full breakfast, relaxation period, briefing and Dive 2 Lunch, relaxation period, briefing and Dive 3 Snack, relaxation period, briefing and Dive 4, where possible Dinner

History The Solomon Islands were the decor for some of the fiercest WWII battles with names as Bloody Ridge, Red Beach, Skyline Ridge and Henderson Field remaining to mark the brutal combats. Due to the important strategic location close to Australia, the Japanaese invaded Guadalcanal in 1942. In reactiton to this, the Allied Forces lauched Operation Guadalcanal/Guadalcanal Campaign and continued to fight them until the Japanese finally withdrew from the island in 1943. Also widely known under the code name Operation Watchtower, this campaign turned out to be a significant strategic combined arms Allied victory in the Pacific theater. Along with the Batlle of Midway, it has been called a turning-point in the South Pacific was against Japan.

Dive sites we visit include but are not limited to: Florida Islands Tulagi Ghavutu USS Minneapolis RNZN Moa Russel Islands White Beach Around Honiara

11 Days / 10 Nights (Approximately 28 dives in total)

The diving day aboard the Solomons PNG Master has a typical schedule as follows: Light breakfast followed by a briefing and dive 1 Full breakfast, relaxation period, briefing and Dive 2 Lunch, relaxation period, briefing and Dive 3 Snack, relaxation period, briefing and Dive 4, where possible Dinner

North New Britain hits the best dive sites along the northern side of New Britain island, which is the southern edge of the Bismark Sea. This 10 night liveaboard adventure allows up to 30 dives including several night dives (depending on conditions).

Kimbe Bay, Witu Islands and Father's Reef are the most popular destinations for underwater photographers in PNG's New Britain province. Dive sites offer a huge variety; including the massive range of giant soft coral species, the abundance of barrel and elephant sponges and the prolific marine life. Coral can grow to enormous sizes in Kimbe Bay, because of its sheltered location. Sometimes plate corals even collapse under their own heavy weight as they tend to grow bigger than normally here. Whale, orca and dolphin encounters are not unusual in this area. Father's Reef This is a chain of reefs out in the open ocean, northeast of Kimbe Bay. Silvertip, grey reef sharks and barracudas are some of the regular visitors to this site. The reef formation and invertebrate life here are fantastic. Diving is ideal for intermediate to advanced divers. As the reef tops are shallow, this is a great spot for snorkelers as well to enjoy the vibrant reefs. You can watch Ulawun, a sometimes-belching volcano, spew smoke during a spectacular sunrise. In the water, spinner dolphins come to play, and the reefs exude a boundless tangible energy. Kimbe Bay There are many outstanding dive sites in Kimbe Bay. To be exact, there are more than 190 reefs. All dives in this part of the world are exceptionally good. Kimbe Bay highlights include scalloped hammerhead shark, grey reef shark, white-tip reef shark, barracuda and dolphin encounters. Moreover, Kimbe is celebrated for its colorful soft corals, fans and other wide-angle scenery. Other top sites include a fully intact Japanese Zero fighter plane, and picturesque Restorf Island, where the scenery is equally good above and below the surface. A resident giant barracuda and some black tip reef sharks populate healthy reefs that have good split shot, wide angle, and macro opportunities. Witu Islands A pretty, originally volcanic island group, that offers enormous variety in diving. Garove Island This island, about 60km northwest of Kimbe Bay, was a large volcano in the past. The crater is now flooded with water (approx. 300 meters deep) and makes for some great diving around the island that was created within the volcano's caldera. The land- and seascape are absolutely stunning! You are in for big fish like barracudas, trevally, large dogtooth tuna, Spanish mackerel and sharks. It is famous for schooling fish and loads of soft corals as well as unusual critters. While less reliable than the reef dwellers, various marine mammals also make a regular appearance here, including pilot whales and several species of dolphin. To top it off, orcas and sperm whales occasionally make an appearance. Be always on the lookout for octopus, ribbon eels, mantis shrimp, and many a species of anemone fish. Krakafat Similar to other sites in the area there are schools of batfish, barracuda, and jacks. However, the quantity and density of the fish at Krakafat are unparalleled. Opportunities abound to get photos of soft corals with schooling fish in the background and photos of laid-back batfish. Keep your eyes out for reef cruising sharks and tunas. Wire Bay This is a great macro site where you might find seahorses, ghost pipefish, shrimp, "nemo" fish, and an assortment of other critters.

11 Days / 10 Nights (Approximately 28 dives in total)

Solomons and PNG Navigator is a pioneering itinerary that ventures along New Britain Island and the rarely visited Bougainville Island of PNG, crossing over to the north western reaches of the Solomon Islands, exploring areas that have rarely, if ever, been visited by divers before. This 10 night liveaboard adventure allows up to 30 dives including several night dives (depending on conditions)

The diving day aboard M/V Solomons PNG Master has a typical schedule as follows:- - Light Breakfast followed by a briefing and dive 1 - Full Breakfast, relaxation period, briefing and dive 2 - Lunch, relaxation period, briefing and dive 3 - Snack relaxation period, briefing and dive 4, where possible - Dinner

Possible diving highlights Munda Shark Point: a 600m wall with the chance of both silvertips and hammerheads. Airacobra: a recently discovered P39 fighter from WWII. Haipe: huge areas of hard corals with mantas and turtles. Especially good for night dive - it is the only site worldwide where bioluminescent turtles have been captured on film

Gizo Toa Maru: 140m long -Japanese transport ship starting in an easy 7m. Grand Central: oceanic currents meet at the point and bring in the pelagics to feed. Hot Spot: one of the most beautiful reefs in the Solomons with soft and hard corals. Along the way in the Wilson Strait to Vella Lovella, we will visit villages with a long history of headhunting and cannibalism. From here, it is all exploratory diving.

We will cruise to Fauro and Shortland Island groups. Rarely visited, these beautiful islands feature black sand beaches and are the entry into Bougainville, PNG. We will travel along the east coast of Bougainville exploratory diving along the way. There is virtually no tourism here whatsoever, nor are there any other diving operations, so we will be forging our own way as we explore.

Lamassa Reaching Lamassa on Latangai Island is both the entry into Kimbe Bay and home to beautiful but rarely explored diving. This volcanic cauldron offers amazing topography with lots of cuts and caverns. Kokopo, on eastern New Britain, offers more WWII diving. This was a major base for the Japanese and was strategic for their entry into Solomon Islands and their travels down the slot. Wrecks, planes, and other vehicles underwater on a reef full of fish! Finally, we will make our way across to Rabaul to spend 2 days diving the volcanic caldera that forms the harbour.

Rabaul The harbour of Rabaul was formed when an ancient volcanic caldera partially collapsed thousands of years ago, allowing the sea to enter. The harbour is ringed by several smaller volcanoes, most of which are dormant or extinct. In September 1994 however, two of the volcanoes simultaneously erupted. At night, you can witness the fantastic sunsets and glowing lava of Tarvuvur in the distance.

11 Days / 10 Nights (Approximately 28 dives in total)

The diving day aboard the Solomons PNG Master has a typical schedule as follows:
Light breakfast followed by a briefing and dive 1
Full breakfast, relaxation period, briefing and Dive 2
Lunch, relaxation period, briefing and Dive 3
Snack, relaxation period, briefing and Dive 4, where possible
Dinner

Possible diving highlights Rabaul The harbour of Rabaul was formed when an ancient volcanic caldera partially collapsed thousands of years ago, allowing the sea to enter. The harbour is ringed by several smaller volcanoes, most of which are dormant or extinct. In September 1994 however, two of the volcanoes simultaneously erupted. At night, you can witness the fantastic sunsets and glowing lava of Tarvuvur in the distance.

Lamassa Reaching Lamassa on Latangai Island is both the entry into Kimbe Bay and home to beautiful but rarely explored diving. This volcanic cauldron offers amazing topography with lots of cuts and caverns. Kokopo, on eastern New Britain, offers more WWII diving. This was a major base for the Japanese and was strategic for their entry into Solomon Islands and their travels down the slot. Wrecks, planes, and other vehicles underwater on a reef full of fish! Finally, we will make our way across to Rabaul to spend 2 days diving the volcanic caldera that forms the harbour.

Gizo Toa Maru: 140m long -Japanese transport ship starting in an easy 7m. Grand Central: oceanic currents meet at the point and bring in the pelagics to feed. Hot Spot: one of the most beautiful reefs in the Solomons with soft and hard corals. Along the way in the Wilson Strait to Vella Lovella, we will visit villages with a long history of headhunting and cannibalism. From here, it is all exploratory diving.

Munda Shark Point: a 600m wall with the chance of both silvertips and hammerheads. Airacobra: a recently discovered P39 fighter from WWII. Haipe: huge areas of hard corals with mantas and turtles. Especially good for night dive - it is the only site worldwide where bioluminescent turtles have been captured on film

8 Days / 7 Nights (Approximately 21 dives in total)

The diving day aboard the Solomons PNG Master has a typical schedule as follows: Light breakfast followed by a briefing and dive 1 Full breakfast, relaxation period, briefing and Dive 2 Lunch, relaxation period, briefing and Dive 3 Snack, relaxation period, briefing and Dive 4, where possible Dinner

White Beach This area was home to a major American supply base during WWII. At the end of the war, an artificial reef was created by dumping trucks, jeeps, tractors, bulldozers and large amounts of ammunition.

Leru Cut This canyon juts almost 100m into the island and opens up in the jungle offering spectacular photo opportunities for silhouettes. Outside of the cut is a fabulous wall teeming with fish life. Nearby are 2 dive sites: Mirror Pond with its many swim-throughs and Bat Cave with its resident bat colony. Custom Caves These volcanic caverns provide amazing photography opportunities as the sun beams through the rock. Lobster, eels and rays can often be found inside the caverns. while the entrance is covered in soft corals and fans.

Mary/Mborokua Island This island is notable for an underwater point that commonly hosts schools of barracuda and trevally. Explore the cuts and caverns behind Jack Point or the Coral Gardens right below the boat.

Marovo Lagoon This is a double barrier reef. said to be the largest salt water lagoon in the world.

Kavachi Korner All kinds of reef sharks are hanging out here, making for incredible diving. Listen for the rumble of Kavachi - an underwater volcano - that has been particularly active recently. Often. cracking and booming of explosions in the distance can be heard and felt underwater.

Mbulo Island This island is surrounded by spectacular diving on all sides and six unique dive sites. A gently sloping wall covered in fields of hard and soft corals invites you for a lazy drift along the bottom. Along the island. long swim throughs in volcanic lava tubes allow for amazing photography opportunities.

Taiyo Taiyo fishing boat wreck is 100m (300ft) long and on her maiden voyage she crashed into this reef and sunk vertically . The bow starts almost 2m (5ft) under water and when you swim over it you can look straight down the deck nearly 100m (300ft). It f eels reminiscent of the famous photos of the bow of the Titanic.

Munda Cave of the Custom Shark Only 15 minutes past Mushroom Island on NdokeNdoke Island you will find one of the best cave dives in Solomons. The story behind the cave is a part of local folklore and is intertwined with turtle hunting, shark life in the area, and the mysterious cave. To reach The Cave of the Custom Shark, divers walk with full gear onto the island and through the mangroves. The cave entrance is a pool of fresh water about 2m (6ft) wide. Stepping into the water. divers notice that this fresh water is much cooler then the sea. The top layer of fresh water is somewhat murky and about 3m (9ft) deep. As you descend through the top layer and reach the sea water; it warms up considerably. The cave is large enough to be comfortable and there is a guide l ine through the cave for easier navigation. After penetrating the cave for about 12 minutes and reaching a maximum depth of 35m (105ft). you reach the outer wall of the island. At 22m (66ft) you carry on the dive, enjoying the wall adorned with soft corals and many different fishes.

When possible, a visit will be made to Tetepare Island, the largest uninhabited island of the South Pacific. Scientists are still discovering new land and aquatic species that have never been recorded before in this pristine environment. Here you have the opportunity of snorkelling with dugongs and taking part in a turtle tagging event.

11 Days / 10 Nights (Approximately 27 dives in total)

Your cruise director will schedule up to 4 dives per day, 3 day dives and either a sunset or a night dive. The diving day has a typical schedule as follows. Light breakfast followed by a briefing & Dive 1 Full breakfast, relaxation followed by briefing & Dive 2 Lunch, relaxation followed by briefing & Dive 3 Snack, relaxation Briefing for sunset ornight dive Dinner

Byron Strait Two pinnacles from the passage which is home to some very large pelagic species. The deeper pinnacle is covered in soft corals such as sea whips, gorgonians fans and magnificent black coral trees. A large number of eagle rays are often seen playing on the reef walls of the passage. With the movement of the tides this site makes for some magnificent wildlife displays. Average visibility reaches 25-50m (80-150 ft).

Chapman’s Reef on Ao Island This reef is an incredible drop-off with huge schools of barracudas, tunas, grey reef sharks and Queensland groupers. There can be strong currents, which is when the action happens, but visibility is usually very good.

Three Island Harbour Kavieng used to be a major Japanese naval base during WWII. After the US bombed this base in 1944, a convoy of Japanese vessels coming to the rescue was also attacked. They managed to destroy 3 ships at Three Island Harbour: Sanku Maru, a Type C midget submarine, and Subchaser # 39. Sanku Maru is resting on her starboard side in 22 metres of water, less than 50 apart from the midget submarine. The Subchaser lies nearby, between 2-14 metres depth. All wrecks are fully overgrown with corals and house plenty of marine life.

Furthermore, we plan to dive around the islands of Tsalui, Tsoilaunung and Selapiu, which are so infrequently visited that there is an interesting exploratory side to the diving here.

Kavieng This area has a huge variety of marine life. There are fantastic pristine coral gardens, sponges, many different species of nudibranchs and tropical fish. This is a great place for “macro” diving and to see big pelagic species at some of the PNG signature dive sites. When the currents are strong, eagle rays, mobula rays, big dogtooth tunas, barracudas, plenty of grey reef sharks and loads of other fish can be seen here. Divers should be more experienced in general and like to dive in currents in order to do and enjoy those exciting dives. There are also some great World War II wrecks in the harbour, such as the wreck of an Aichi E13 “Jake” floatplane. The Japanese used this seaplane for reconnaissance purposes.

Albatross Channel Minutes away from Kavieng, on the West Coast, there is a narrow passage between two islands. A ridge runs across the mouth of the passage at 9m (30 ft). Diving from the top of the ridge down to a sandy plateau at 27-43m (80-130 ft) where numerous pelagic fish congregate in the channel and a large number of grey reef sharks cruise along the mouth. Mantas and mobula rays are frequent visitors. On top of this is a magnificent wall of soft coral. Average visibility is around 30-35 metres (100 ft). Look in the soft corals for leaf scorpionfish and pygmy seahorses.

8 Days / 7 Nights (Approximately 21 dives in total)

The diving day aboard the Solomons PNG Master has a typical schedule as follows:
Light breakfast followed by a briefing and dive 1
Full breakfast, relaxation period, briefing and Dive 2
Lunch, relaxation period, briefing and Dive 3
Snack, relaxation period, briefing and Dive 4, where possible
Dinner

Dive sites we visit include but are not limited to:

Russell Islands
White Beach
Leru Cut
Custom Caves

Mary/Mborokua Island
Marovo Lagoon
Kavachi Korner
Mbulo Island
Taiyo

Munda, Western Province
Cave of the Custom Shark

When possible, a visit will be made to Tetepare Island - the largest uninhabiited island in the South Pacific. In this pristine environment, scientists still find new, previously never recorded species both on land and in the sea. You can snorkel with dugongs and take part in a turtle tagging event.

Vessel Details

Year Built / Refurbished 2004
Length & Width 30 metres
Speed 11 knots
Engines 1800 HP MTU 2000 vl2
Disalination & Water Capacitity 30 litres
Communication & Navigation Systems Radio VHF/DSC/SSB E.P.I.R.B. Distress System
Safety Features Life Vests Oxygen Emergency Rafts First Aid Kits

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Tulagi Twin Tunnels

Guadalcanal Province, Solomon Islands

An atoll that comes up to about 13 metres with some vertical shafts that go down to 35 - 40 metres. The Western shaft has a small cave at the rear of the bottom end with Painted Crays inside. The top is rich with soft corals, mushroom coral, cuttlefish, crocodilefish.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 40m
Dates Duration Route Room Type Price
6 Jun 2019
13 Jun 2019
7 Nights Western Province to Guadalcanal (Munda to Honiara) Deluxe Double Cabin £3310
6 Jun 2019
13 Jun 2019
7 Nights Western Province to Guadalcanal (Munda to Honiara) Standard Cabin £2588
6 Jun 2019
13 Jun 2019
7 Nights Western Province to Guadalcanal (Munda to Honiara) Premier cabin £3005
29 Jun 2019
6 Jul 2019
7 Nights Taste of Solomons 8 Days / 7 Nights Premier cabin £3005
29 Jun 2019
6 Jul 2019
7 Nights Taste of Solomons 8 Days / 7 Nights Deluxe Double Cabin £3310
29 Jun 2019
6 Jul 2019
7 Nights Taste of Solomons 8 Days / 7 Nights Standard Cabin £2588
9 Jul 2019
16 Jul 2019
7 Nights Solomons WWII Wreck Week Standard Cabin £2588
9 Jul 2019
16 Jul 2019
7 Nights Solomons WWII Wreck Week Deluxe Double Cabin £3310
9 Jul 2019
16 Jul 2019
7 Nights Solomons WWII Wreck Week Premier cabin £3005
16 Jul 2019
26 Jul 2019
10 Nights Best of Solomons Premier cabin £4318
16 Jul 2019
26 Jul 2019
10 Nights Best of Solomons Deluxe Double Cabin £4318
16 Jul 2019
26 Jul 2019
10 Nights Best of Solomons Standard Cabin £4318
22 Aug 2019
1 Sep 2019
10 Nights Best of Solomons Standard Cabin £4318
22 Aug 2019
1 Sep 2019
10 Nights Best of Solomons Deluxe Double Cabin £4318
22 Aug 2019
1 Sep 2019
10 Nights Best of Solomons Premier cabin £4318
3 Sep 2019
10 Sep 2019
7 Nights Taste of Solomons 8 Days / 7 Nights Standard Cabin £2588
3 Sep 2019
10 Sep 2019
7 Nights Taste of Solomons 8 Days / 7 Nights Premier cabin £3005
3 Sep 2019
10 Sep 2019
7 Nights Taste of Solomons 8 Days / 7 Nights Deluxe Double Cabin £3310
21 Sep 2019
1 Oct 2019
10 Nights Best of Solomons Deluxe Double Cabin £4721
21 Sep 2019
1 Oct 2019
10 Nights Best of Solomons Standard Cabin £3682
21 Sep 2019
1 Oct 2019
10 Nights Best of Solomons Premier cabin £4318
1 Oct 2019
8 Oct 2019
7 Nights Solomons WWII Wreck Week Premier cabin £3005
1 Oct 2019
8 Oct 2019
7 Nights Solomons WWII Wreck Week Standard Cabin £2588
1 Oct 2019
8 Oct 2019
7 Nights Solomons WWII Wreck Week Deluxe Double Cabin £3310
8 Oct 2019
18 Oct 2019
10 Nights Best of Solomons Deluxe Double Cabin £4721
8 Oct 2019
18 Oct 2019
10 Nights Best of Solomons Standard Cabin £4721
8 Oct 2019
18 Oct 2019
10 Nights Best of Solomons Premier cabin £4721
19 Oct 2019
29 Oct 2019
10 Nights Best of Solomons Premier cabin £4721
19 Oct 2019
29 Oct 2019
10 Nights Best of Solomons Standard Cabin £4721
19 Oct 2019
29 Oct 2019
10 Nights Best of Solomons Deluxe Double Cabin £4721
29 Oct 2019
8 Nov 2019
10 Nights Best of Solomons Deluxe Double Cabin £4721
29 Oct 2019
8 Nov 2019
10 Nights Best of Solomons Standard Cabin £3682
29 Oct 2019
8 Nov 2019
10 Nights Best of Solomons Premier cabin £4318
19 Nov 2019
26 Nov 2019
7 Nights Guadalcanal to Western Province (Honiara to Munda) Premier cabin £3005
19 Nov 2019
26 Nov 2019
7 Nights Guadalcanal to Western Province (Honiara to Munda) Standard Cabin £2588
19 Nov 2019
26 Nov 2019
7 Nights Guadalcanal to Western Province (Honiara to Munda) Deluxe Double Cabin £3310
10 Dec 2019
20 Dec 2019
10 Nights New Hanover Explorer Deluxe Double Cabin £4721
10 Dec 2019
20 Dec 2019
10 Nights New Hanover Explorer Standard Cabin £3682
10 Dec 2019
20 Dec 2019
10 Nights New Hanover Explorer Premier cabin £4318
23 Dec 2019
2 Jan 2020
10 Nights New Hanover Explorer Premier cabin £4318
23 Dec 2019
2 Jan 2020
10 Nights New Hanover Explorer Standard Cabin £3682
23 Dec 2019
2 Jan 2020
10 Nights New Hanover Explorer Deluxe Double Cabin £4721
15 Jan 2020
22 Jan 2020
7 Nights Western Province to Guadalcanal (Munda to Honiara) Deluxe Double Cabin £3310
15 Jan 2020
22 Jan 2020
7 Nights Western Province to Guadalcanal (Munda to Honiara) Premier cabin £3005
4 Feb 2020
11 Feb 2020
7 Nights Taste of Solomons 8 Days / 7 Nights Premier cabin £3005
4 Feb 2020
11 Feb 2020
7 Nights Taste of Solomons 8 Days / 7 Nights Deluxe Double Cabin £3310
4 Feb 2020
11 Feb 2020
7 Nights Taste of Solomons 8 Days / 7 Nights Standard Cabin £2588
11 Feb 2020
21 Feb 2020
10 Nights Best of Solomons Standard Cabin £3682
11 Feb 2020
21 Feb 2020
10 Nights Best of Solomons Deluxe Double Cabin £4721
11 Feb 2020
21 Feb 2020
10 Nights Best of Solomons Premier cabin £4318
22 Feb 2020
29 Feb 2020
7 Nights Solomons WWII Wreck Week Premier cabin £3005
22 Feb 2020
29 Feb 2020
7 Nights Solomons WWII Wreck Week Deluxe Double Cabin £3310
22 Feb 2020
29 Feb 2020
7 Nights Solomons WWII Wreck Week Standard Cabin £2588
10 Mar 2020
20 Mar 2020
10 Nights Best of Solomons Standard Cabin £3682
10 Mar 2020
20 Mar 2020
10 Nights Best of Solomons Deluxe Double Cabin £4721
10 Mar 2020
20 Mar 2020
10 Nights Best of Solomons Premier cabin £4318
21 Mar 2020
31 Mar 2020
10 Nights Best of Solomons Premier cabin £4318
21 Mar 2020
31 Mar 2020
10 Nights Best of Solomons Deluxe Double Cabin £4721
21 Mar 2020
31 Mar 2020
10 Nights Best of Solomons Standard Cabin £3682
31 Mar 2020
7 Apr 2020
7 Nights Taste of Solomons 8 Days / 7 Nights Standard Cabin £2588
31 Mar 2020
7 Apr 2020
7 Nights Taste of Solomons 8 Days / 7 Nights Deluxe Double Cabin £3310
31 Mar 2020
7 Apr 2020
7 Nights Taste of Solomons 8 Days / 7 Nights Premier cabin £3005
14 Apr 2020
21 Apr 2020
7 Nights Guadalcanal to Western Province (Honiara to Munda) Premier cabin £3005
14 Apr 2020
21 Apr 2020
7 Nights Guadalcanal to Western Province (Honiara to Munda) Deluxe Double Cabin £3310
14 Apr 2020
21 Apr 2020
7 Nights Guadalcanal to Western Province (Honiara to Munda) Standard Cabin £2588
21 Apr 2020
1 May 2020
10 Nights Solomons and PNG Navigator (Munda to Rabaul) Standard Cabin £3682
21 Apr 2020
1 May 2020
10 Nights Solomons and PNG Navigator (Munda to Rabaul) Deluxe Double Cabin £4721
21 Apr 2020
1 May 2020
10 Nights Solomons and PNG Navigator (Munda to Rabaul) Premier cabin £4318
2 May 2020
12 May 2020
10 Nights North New Britain Premier cabin £4318
2 May 2020
12 May 2020
10 Nights North New Britain Deluxe Double Cabin £4721
2 May 2020
12 May 2020
10 Nights North New Britain Standard Cabin £3682
13 May 2020
23 May 2020
10 Nights New Hanover Explorer Standard Cabin £3682
13 May 2020
23 May 2020
10 Nights New Hanover Explorer Deluxe Double Cabin £4721
13 May 2020
23 May 2020
10 Nights New Hanover Explorer Premier cabin £4318
24 May 2020
3 Jun 2020
10 Nights North New Britain Premier cabin £4318
24 May 2020
3 Jun 2020
10 Nights North New Britain Deluxe Double Cabin £4721
24 May 2020
3 Jun 2020
10 Nights North New Britain Standard Cabin £3682
4 Jun 2020
14 Jun 2020
10 Nights New Hanover Explorer Standard Cabin £3682
4 Jun 2020
14 Jun 2020
10 Nights New Hanover Explorer Deluxe Double Cabin £4721
4 Jun 2020
14 Jun 2020
10 Nights New Hanover Explorer Premier cabin £4318
15 Jun 2020
25 Jun 2020
10 Nights North New Britain Premier cabin £4318
15 Jun 2020
25 Jun 2020
10 Nights North New Britain Deluxe Double Cabin £4721
15 Jun 2020
25 Jun 2020
10 Nights North New Britain Standard Cabin £3682
27 Jun 2020
7 Jul 2020
10 Nights Solomons and PNG Navigator (Rabaul to Munda) Deluxe Double Cabin £4721
27 Jun 2020
7 Jul 2020
10 Nights Solomons and PNG Navigator (Rabaul to Munda) Standard Cabin £3682
27 Jun 2020
7 Jul 2020
10 Nights Solomons and PNG Navigator (Rabaul to Munda) Premier cabin £4318
7 Jul 2020
14 Jul 2020
7 Nights Western Province to Guadalcanal (Munda to Honiara) Premier cabin £3005
7 Jul 2020
14 Jul 2020
7 Nights Western Province to Guadalcanal (Munda to Honiara) Deluxe Double Cabin £3310
7 Jul 2020
14 Jul 2020
7 Nights Western Province to Guadalcanal (Munda to Honiara) Standard Cabin £2588
21 Jul 2020
28 Jul 2020
7 Nights Taste of Solomons 8 Days / 7 Nights Standard Cabin £2588
21 Jul 2020
28 Jul 2020
7 Nights Taste of Solomons 8 Days / 7 Nights Deluxe Double Cabin £3310
21 Jul 2020
28 Jul 2020
7 Nights Taste of Solomons 8 Days / 7 Nights Premier cabin £3005
28 Jul 2020
7 Aug 2020
10 Nights Best of Solomons Premier cabin £4318
28 Jul 2020
7 Aug 2020
10 Nights Best of Solomons Deluxe Double Cabin £4721
28 Jul 2020
7 Aug 2020
10 Nights Best of Solomons Standard Cabin £3682
15 Aug 2020
25 Aug 2020
10 Nights Best of Solomons Standard Cabin £3682
15 Aug 2020
25 Aug 2020
10 Nights Best of Solomons Deluxe Double Cabin £4721
15 Aug 2020
25 Aug 2020
10 Nights Best of Solomons Premier cabin £4318
25 Aug 2020
4 Sep 2020
10 Nights Best of Solomons Premier cabin £4318
25 Aug 2020
4 Sep 2020
10 Nights Best of Solomons Deluxe Double Cabin £4721
25 Aug 2020
4 Sep 2020
10 Nights Best of Solomons Standard Cabin £3682
5 Sep 2020
15 Sep 2020
10 Nights Best of Solomons Standard Cabin £3682
5 Sep 2020
15 Sep 2020
10 Nights Best of Solomons Deluxe Double Cabin £4721
5 Sep 2020
15 Sep 2020
10 Nights Best of Solomons Premier cabin £4318
15 Sep 2020
22 Sep 2020
7 Nights Taste of Solomons 8 Days / 7 Nights Premier cabin £3005
15 Sep 2020
22 Sep 2020
7 Nights Taste of Solomons 8 Days / 7 Nights Deluxe Double Cabin £3310
15 Sep 2020
22 Sep 2020
7 Nights Taste of Solomons 8 Days / 7 Nights Standard Cabin £2588
22 Sep 2020
2 Oct 2020
10 Nights Best of Solomons Standard Cabin £3682
22 Sep 2020
2 Oct 2020
10 Nights Best of Solomons Deluxe Double Cabin £4721
22 Sep 2020
2 Oct 2020
10 Nights Best of Solomons Premier cabin £4318
10 Oct 2020
17 Oct 2020
7 Nights Guadalcanal to Western Province (Honiara to Munda) Premier cabin £3005
10 Oct 2020
17 Oct 2020
7 Nights Guadalcanal to Western Province (Honiara to Munda) Deluxe Double Cabin £3310
10 Oct 2020
17 Oct 2020
7 Nights Guadalcanal to Western Province (Honiara to Munda) Standard Cabin £2588
17 Oct 2020
27 Oct 2020
10 Nights Solomons and PNG Navigator (Rabaul to Munda) Standard Cabin £3682
17 Oct 2020
27 Oct 2020
10 Nights Solomons and PNG Navigator (Rabaul to Munda) Deluxe Double Cabin £4721
17 Oct 2020
27 Oct 2020
10 Nights Solomons and PNG Navigator (Rabaul to Munda) Premier cabin £4318