Liveaboard Review

The Solomon’s PNG Master was built in 2004 and renovated in 2015. This boat is spacious with many relaxations and communal areas for guests & staff to interact with each other. You will find that Solomon’s PNG Master has a length of 30 meters and has a cruising speed of 11knots. This speed is maintained due to its 1800 HP MTU 2000 vl2 engine. It also has a water capacity of 30 liters ensuring that you will be hydrated throughout your trip. The vessel can accommodate up to 20 guests/divers meaning you can bring your whole family or friends on an adventure-filled liveaboard trip.

Our Overall Review


Things we like:

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    Divers said they were exposed to dive sites like caves, caverns, wrecks, and massive corals
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    Many people said the crew and staff made them feel at home from the moment they arrived
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    Some of the divers said the cruise directors performed stellar briefings before every dive
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    A couple of people said the natives were friendly and welcomed them with lei necklaces and live performances
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    The chef outdid himself preparing Australian, Italian and international delicacies

Things we don't like:

  • check-markSome people were taken back by the lack of shark sightings

Where to book:


Where to book:

Diving on the Solomons PNG Master in the  Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea

Solomon’s PNG Master liveaboard

The best dive destinations in the Solomon’s Islands are just a booking away with the exceptional Solomon’s PNG Master. With this liveaboard, you will be able to dive in pristine conditions, explore stunning wrecks, do wall dives, and explore caves. There are also amazing photography opportunities with vibrant coral gardens and untapped coral reef systems. What’s more, the marine is just as abundant as the corals with a diverse range of pelagic and macro fish species. There are 12 professional crew members that will see to your every need and make the trip memorable.

Interior and entertainment areas

On this fantastic vessel, there are 12 spacious cabins that can handle up to 20 guests. The 12 cabins all have individual air conditioning and are spacious enough for providing adequate storage for your belongings. The 12 cabins are divided into two sections that form the upper and lower deck cabins; lower deck cabins offer economy cabins. The lower deck features standard size cabins with communal bathrooms and showers. On the upper deck, you will see the premium and deluxe cabins that each has their own hot & cold showers; there are also ample seating and storage space in these cabins.

Relaxation & leisure areas

There are three areas on the liveaboard which you can turn to for some much needed R&R. The sun deck is located on the upper deck and is fitted with loungers. This is the perfect location for viewing sun-rises or sunsets and even some sun-bathing. If the sun gets too much you can head down to the second deck for covered seating and this is the ideal place for interactions with fellow guests. The salon is always a favourite among guests and has a TV with an entertainment system.

Dive deck on the liveaboard

The dive deck is the crown jewel of this liveaboard offering many amenities that you can expect from a superior dive vessel. There is a large dive deck with a dedicated camera room. Moreover, the dive deck also boasts hot water showers, toilets, rinse bins for camera equipment and gear storage bins. There will also be a crew member nearby to help you with your gear or any questions you may have about the diving facilities.

Food on the liveaboard

The great thing about choosing to dive with the Solomon PNG Master is that you will never go hungry while onboard. The chef offers a wide selection of Italian, Australian and International cuisine to choose from. You will be fed three times a day and meals are generally served in the dining area. There will also be snacks that are served throughout the day. The chef also serves delicious desserts that are made on the liveaboard. There is also a bar that serves beer, spirits, coolers, and wine. You will be charged for the bar drinks. Special dietary requirements are also taken care of.

Itinerary on the Solomon’s PNG Master

Itineraries will usually last between 7-10 days and take you to destinations all over Solomon’s Island. You will get to explore World War II wrecks at the Iron Bottom Sound. There are also a lot of dive sites that have beautiful coral reefs and marine life to view.

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