The sturdy Solomons Master (known as Truk Master until mid-2022) takes a maximum of 16 divers, taking them to experience the wonders of Truk, Bikini Atoll (and soon) the Solomons.
A word from Dom : "A few changes in the Master Fleet which I think are good ones. The former Truk Master is set to serve the Solomon Islands, while her bigger sister, the Pacific Master (formerly Solomons PNG Master) will serve Truk & Bikini. Both boats offer everything that serious divers desire for these destinations, including great underwater photo support, tech diving and plenty of good food to keep your engines running."..... Dominick Macan
1 upper deck DOUBLEmaster stateroom double bed & picture windows 3 main deck DOUBLE/TWIN staterooms double bed or 2 twin beds (adjacent) & picture window 1 main deck TWIN stateroom 2 twin beds (adjacent) & picture window 3 lower deck TWIN staterooms 2 twin beds (adjacent) & port windows
ll staterooms have air conditioning, ensuite bathroom, storage & a safe.
up to 4 dives per day (including a night dive where possible) 12 liter alu tanks (DIN & INT valves) 15 liter alu tanks (at extra cost) scuba gear rental (by advance request) nitrox tech/re-breather friendly water temperature: 78 - 82F, 25 - 28C 3 - 5 mm full wetsuit recommended
booster pump for gas blending & rebreather tank fills deco bar for stage/deco stops manifold twin-tanks (DIN & Intational available) MKVI filters (upon request) & Sofno lime for rebreathers rebreather tanks 12L deco stage tanks (band, sling & clips) 40cuft/80cuft stage/bailout cylinders oxygen & hydrogen
international & domestic airfare carbonated & alcoholic beverages scuba rental gear (by advance request) 15 liter tanks nitrox & tech diving marine park & port fees
With 3 full decks and a fly bridge, you'll find plenty of space for relaxation and good accommodation for your dive equipment and camera preparation. The fly bridge offers tanning options to sun lovers & great vistas of the islands .... while on the upper deck, you can relax in the shaded outdoor lounge on the large stern deck. Inside on the upper deck is the popular lounge & bar area with its big plasma screen as well as the master cabin. Dining takes place in the spacious restaurant on the main deck where you also find 4 of the 8 cabins. At the stern is the the camera room and a dive deck with loads of space for everyone, including photographers and technical divers. The remaining 3 cabins are found on the lower deck.
Many of the wrecks in Truk's waters lie within recreational diving depths, however the Truk Master also offers Tech diving facilities for those wishing to delve deeper in the wrecks and take a closer look at history. As the boat will be moored over the deeper wrecks, you'll be able to descend easily down the line directly to a wreck. Tech divers have the support of the “mother ship”, while the 2 skiffs will shuttle other divers to the shallower sites and offer reef diving as an alternative to the wrecks.
LAYOUT & SPECS
Deck & cabin layout ... Yacht specifications ... Equipment & safety features ..... open
Engines: 2 x Cummins 520 HP Generators: 2 x 80 kw, 2 x 50kw Water Storage: 20 tonnes
Aqualung scuba equipment rental: Additional charges apply UW Scooter rental: 2 Additional charges apply 12l Aluminium Tank 15l Aluminium: Additional charges apply Weights Valve Fittings: DIN and INT Compressors: 3 x Coltri-Sub M16 Nitrox Bank System: Additional charges apply Tech diving Re-breather friendly No Re-breather rental available Surface Marker Buoys
First Aid: Fully Stocked Kit Emergency Responders Emergency Oxygen Automated Defibrillator Life jackets: 35 Life Rafts: 2 x 15 person Life Rings: 4 Radios: 2 x VHF 1 x SSB 4 x Handheld EPIRB Smoke Detectors Co2 firefighting system + extinguishers
Offering both 7 and 10-night itineraries, the diving encompasses the best diving in the Solomon Islands, including specialized "wreck week" itineraries.
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Best of the Solomons - 10 nights ... stunning reefs, abundant marine life, wreck diving, plenty of sharks
Taste of the Solomons - 7 nights ... coral gardens, the same abundant marine life, sharks & a bit of wreck diving Guadalcanal and the Western Province - 7 nights ... caverns & corals, plenty of critters, sharks & mantas WWII Wreck Week - 7 nights ... wrecks on this itinerary are all within recreational limits & there will often be two or more dives on a single site
SOLOMONS PNG MASTER embarks and disembarks for Solomon cruises in Honiara. Book your international flight into and out of Honiara International Airport (HIR). There are daily domestic flights to Munda (MUA) for those itineraries that require it. A Solomons PNG Master representative will meet you at the airport. Embarkation time is 18:00 (6PM); disembarkation at the end of the cruise will be at 9:00 (9AM).
International flights are possible to most destinations on the day of disembarkation but please ensure you allow plenty of time for transfers and check in.