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Solomons Master

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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.

 

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


  • 1front Deck
  • 2bar
  • 3salon
  • 4dining
  • 5double
  • 6twin
  • 7twin2
  • 8tiwn3
  • 9dive Deck
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  • 10sunset


    • 1 upper deck DOUBLE master 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

    • accommodation & diving
      meals, snacks & non-alcoholic beverages (except carbonated)
      compressed air, tanks, weights & weight belts
      airport transfers
      scheduled land visits

    • international & domestic airfare
      carbonated & alcoholic beverages
      scuba rental gear (by advance request)
      15 liter tanks
      nitrox & tech diving
      marine park & port fees


    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

    Deck & cabin layout ... Yacht specifications ... Equipment & safety features ..... open
     

    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
    Co2 firefighting system + extinguishers 

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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.

    See itinerary highlights and solomons map .... open
    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

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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.

    SOLOMON ISLANDS FAQ


    FIND AVAILABLE SPACES & BOOK YOUR SOLOMONS MASTER TRIP


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


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