The world‘s finest diving

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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.

Truk Master 786 opt

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


ON BOARD SOLOMONS MASTER


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COMFORTABLE LIVING

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

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DECK PLAN

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SPECIFICATIONS

Built: 1974
Refit: 2016
Length: 37 metres
Breadth: 7 metres
Draft: 3 metres
Construction: Steel
Cruising Speed: 10 knots

PROFESSIONAL CREWS

Captain: 1
Engineer: 1
Second Engineer/Deckhand 1
Chefs: 2
Tender Drivers: 1
Housekeeper: 1
Host: 1
Dive Team: 3 

MACHINERY

Engines: 2 x Cummins 520 HP
Generators: 2 x 80 kw, 2 x 50kw
Water Storage: 20 tonnes

DIVING FACILITIES

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

SAFETY EQUIPMENT

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
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ITINERARIES

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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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

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READ ABOUT SOLOMONS DIVING


TRAVEL & CRUISE LOGISTICC


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.

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Solomons Master usually dives the Solomons from October to April then travels to Bikini Atoll for the summer


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