Solomons PNG Master Solomon Islands Liveaboard Diving Review

Liveaboard Review Introduction

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Liveaboard Quick Review The Solomons PNG Master Liveaboard is a 30m (98f) Solomon Islands diving safari boat for up to 20 guests accommodated across 12 cabins and 11 bathrooms. This Solomon Islands liveaboard has a customer review rating of 9.2 out of 10, is rated 'Superb', and scores 54% on the Scuba Diving Earth luxury rate.
Liveaboard Review Tips If you are looking for a superb Solomon Islands diving safari, a great choice is the Solomons PNG Master diving liveaboard. Take a read of these 7 quick review tips about why you might like to book this Solomon Islands diving liveaboard boat, before fully immersing yourself into the detailed review below, which includes videos and customer reviews:
1. Customer Rating The Solomons PNG Master liveaboard has a customer review rating of 9.2 out of 10.
2. Scuba Diving Earth Luxury Rating Summary Diver Benefits: 78%, Liveaboard Design: 56%, Cabin Luxury: 29%, Onboard Comfort: 43%, Food Luxury: 45%, Drink Luxury: 67%. This makes an average Total Lux Rating of 54% (see below under "Liveaboard Luxury Features Review" for more details).
3. Cost Per Day The Solomons PNG Master Liveaboard costs from £238 per day ($317/€286)* .
4. Pros A quick list of the main pros of the Solomons PNG Master Liveaboard include: aircon cabins, available for charter, caters for dietary requirements, ensuite cabins, flexible booking, diving courses, paid nitrox, scuba gear rental.
5. Cons A quick list of the main cons of the Solomons PNG Master Liveaboard include: no internet.
6. Liveaboard Capacity The Solomons PNG Master liveaboard is 30 metres (98 feet) long, has 12 cabins and 11 bathrooms, which means it can accommodate up to 20 guests/divers.
7. Booking Itineraries The booking itineraries for the Solomons PNG Master Liveaboard include: 8 Days/7 Nights. (But it's worth checking if more diving itineraries have been added or you can book by click here: Solomons PNG Master).
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* Note The above cost per day was correct at the time of producing this article. Also, the exchange rate used for GBP to USD is 1.33 and for GBP to Euro is 1.2. For an up-to-date cost for the Solomons PNG Master Liveaboard, please visit this link: Solomons PNG Master.
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    Liveaboard Review Highlights

    Diving Liveaboard Review Solomon Islands Solomons PNG Master liveaboard review in detail.
    Liveaboard Video Highlight
    Video Title Discover the Solomons PNG Master
    Flexible Booking This liveaboard has flexible booking terms, which means you can book with confidence knowing that this dive boat offers a free trip reschedule within 24 months if you are unable to travel due to Covid19 related restrictions (T & Cs apply).
    Nitrox Diving Paid nitrox available, which means you benefit from the many advantages of nitrox diving if you are happy to pay for it. The benefits include extended bottom times so you can spend longer on each dive.
    Dietary Requirements Catered For The onboard chefs will cater for any specific dietary requirement you have. This means you can relax in the knowledge that you can enjoy the food onboard this liveaboard. (You are advised to add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form, and to limit any requests to religious beliefs or food allergies).
    Diving Courses This liveaboard offers diving courses, which means you benefit from being able to advance your diving skills. These training courses are an extra charge.
    Scuba Gear Rental You can rent scuba gear on this dive boat so you benefit from being able travel light and simply rent all your scuba equipment once onboard.
    Internet There is no internet available on this liveaboard.
    Ensuite Cabins Cabins on this dive boat benefit from having ensuite bathroom so you can shower and get ready in private (Check when booking that the cabin you choose has an ensuite bathroom).
    Aircon Cabins Each cabin has air-conditioning, which means you can choose your own cabin temperature for personal comfort and a good nights sleep.
    Private Charter This liveaboard is available for private charter. If you charter this dive boat you have more flexibility over the choice of dive sites, type of diving and diver numbers (Subject to the maximum number of guests onboard - see below).
    DIN Adapters If you have DIN regulators do not worry as this liveaboard has DIN to Yoke regulator adaptors onboard.
    Relaxing between dives
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    Liveaboard Luxury Features Review

    Liveaboard Luxury Features The 'Liveaboard Luxury Rating' concept is to help you choose the right diving liveaboard for your Solomon Islands dive trip. This means you can compare this liveaboard with other liveaboards on a like-for-like basis, and makes choosing the right liveaboard much easier. The maximum rating for any liveaboard is 100%, and this rating is split between the features listed below. When choosing your liveaboard trip, I suggest you don't just consider the total 'Luxury Rating' in isolation, which for the Solomons PNG Master is 54%, I recommend you also review each of the features the Solomons PNG Master liveaboard has or doesn't have that are important to you.
    SDE Luxury Rating Total (Max 52) 54% total Scuba Diving Earth Luxury Rate (Lux Rate); The Solomons PNG Master Liveaboard has 28 out of a total of 52 (i.e. 54%) possible benefits and features. This total percentage is an average of the following benefits and features:
    Diver Benefits (Max 9) 78% Diver Benefits Lux Rate; The Solomons PNG Master liveaboard has 7 out of 9 (i.e. 78%) 'Diver Benefits': DIN Adapters: YES; Dive Courses: YES; Dive Deck: YES: Gear Rental: YES; Nitrox Onboard: YES; Private Dive Guide: NO; Rinse Hoses: YES; Shaded Dive Area: NO; Tenders For Diving: YES.
    Liveaboard Design (Max 9) 56% Liveaboard Design Lux Rate; The Solomons PNG Master liveaboard has 5 out of 9 (i.e. 56%) 'Boat Design Features': Airconditioned Saloon: NO; Charging Stations: YES; Custom Built For Diving: NO; Indoor Saloon: YES; Leisure Deck: NO; Observation Deck: NO; Outside Showers: YES; Sun Deck: YES; Warm Showers: YES.
    Cabin Luxury (Max 7) 29% Cabin Lux Rate; The Solomons PNG Master liveaboard has 2 out of 7 (i.e. 29%) 'Cabin Features': Air-Conditioned Cabins: YES; Cabin Balconies: NO; Daily Housekeeping: NO; Ensuite cabins: YES; Non-smoking Cabins: NO; Seaview cabins available: NO; TV In Cabin: NO.
    Onboard Comfort (Max 7) 43% Onboard Comfort Lux Rate; The Solomons PNG Master liveaboard has 3 out of 7 (i.e. 43%) 'Onboard Comfort' features: Beach Towels: NO, Cabin Towels: YES; Complimentary Toiletries: YES; Deck Towels: YES; Internet: NO; Laundry Service: NO; Nearly 1 to 1 Crew-to-Guest Ratio: NO.
    Food Luxury (Max 11) 45% Food Lux Rate; The Solomons PNG Master liveaboard has 5 out of 11 (i.e. 45%) 'Food Features': BBQ Area: NO; Beach BBQ: NO; Buffet Style: YES; Dietary Requirements Catered For: YES; Fine Cuisine: NO; Local Food: YES; Outdoor Dining: NO; Snacks All Day: NO; Vegan Options: NO; Vegetarian Options: YES; Western Style Food: YES; (Meal options include: Full-board Option).
    Drink Luxury (Max 9) 67% Drink Lux Rate; The Solomons PNG Master liveaboard has 6 out of 9 (i.e. 67%) 'Drink Features': Bar: NO; Beer Available: YES; Drinking Water: YES; Fine Wines: YES; Free Soft Drinks: NO; Free Wine With Dinner: NO; Soft Drinks: YES; Tea And Coffee: YES; Wine Available: YES.
    Example of Cabins
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    Customer Reviews of Liveaboard

    Customer Reviews The Solomons PNG Master liveaboard customer reviews listed here have been chosen for you to get a feel for the scuba diving experience you'll get.
    Customer Review

    Wonderful trip made extra special by great dive team. Visiting chief Raymond’s village, diving some amazing coral reefs, and experiencing historical wreck sites were all big highlights.” Recommended for: Great dive team, fantastic locations and a comfortable boat.

    Customer Review By David B, from: United Kingdom scored the Solomons PNG Master 10 out of 10; Review courtesy of Liveaboard.com, for more reviews and information click here: Solomons PNG Master.
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    An Incredible LIFE Experience. The diving on this trip was insanely good. Having explored a large swath of diving destinations over our 500+ dives in the last 3 years, it’s safe to say this was the best dive destination we’ve seen to date; one that shows off an amazingly broad spectrum of diving from caves, caverns, and cuts to wrecks, to insanely beautiful massive coral gardens, to abundant macro life. From our first contact with the cruise directors (Adam and Carmen) and the ship’s staff, we felt like we were way more than just guests on the boat for the week and that became more evident with every day (and in no way fake or forced).

    Where else can you find such a warm welcome in a tiny village that starts with lei necklaces, moves to a live performance by the villagers (to include a percussion performance on homemade instruments that would make the Blue Man Group jealous), and finishes with a personal tour of the village (with Q&A) by the chief of the island?

    Finishing our week diving in the happy islands, we enjoyed a beach BBQ complete with aquatic mood-lighting and time to share experiences over the week before disembarking the next day. We managed to shoot publication-quality photos of each of the nine (9) anemonefish that inhabit the area, but what really made it special was that when we were down to our last 2 species, everyone got involved to make sure we got them all. That includes the dive staff, the guests, the cruise directors. It was genuinely a great trip with great experiences.Recommended for: Incredible coral and marine life, amazing cruise directors and ship staff, & outstanding shore experiences.

    Customer Review By Manny H, from: United States scored the Solomons PNG Master 9.6 out of 10; Review courtesy of Liveaboard.com, for more reviews and information click here: Solomons PNG Master.

    Liveaboard Itinerary

    Itinerary and videos The itineraries below for the Solomons PNG Master liveaboard don't necessarily tie in with the videos directly below the itinerary heading. The itineraries are examples of dive trips offered by this liveaboard, and the videos are examples of videos taken when diving from the Solomons PNG Master dive boat.
    Itinerary Option 1 Solomons WWII Wreck Week (Honiara - Honiara)
    Itinerary Option 1 Detail
    Itinerary 1 Title Diving the wreck of the WWII destroyer USS AARON WARD (DD-483) - Guadalcanal 2017
    Itinerary Option 2 Diving The Solomon Islands
    Itinerary Option 2 Detail
    Itinerary 2 Title iving the Solomons by liveaboard with Master Liveaboards
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    Dives and Scuba Diver Experience

    Number of Dives On Trip You will be able to dive up to 21 times in total on the Solomons PNG Master liveaboard diving trips. The number of times you dive will depend on the itinerary you select.
    Your Diver Certification Level If you choose the Solomons PNG Master liveaboard for your scuba diving trip to Solomon Islands, make sure you select the right itinerary for your diver certification level. Different itineraries include the following alternative PADI certification levels (or equivalent): Open Water Diver: NO; Advanced Open Water Diver: YES.
    Your Logged Dives When choosing the Solomons PNG Master liveaboard for your dive trip to Solomon Islands, make sure you select the right itinerary for how many logged dives you've done. Itineraries on the Solomons PNG Master liveaboard include the following alternatives: No minimum logged dives: NO; 10 logged dives: NO; 20 logged dives: NO; 30 logged dives: NO; 40 logged dives: NO; 50 logged dives or more: YES.
    Your Diver experience If you choose the Solomons PNG Master liveaboard for your dive trip to Solomon Islands, make sure you select the right itinerary for your level of diver experience. Itineraries on the Solomons PNG Master liveaboard include the following alternatives: Beginner/Novice (up to 9 logged dives): NO; Advanced Beginner (10-19 dives): NO; Intermediate Diver (20 to 29 logged dives): NO; Advanced Intermediate (30 to 39 logged dives): NO; Proficient Diver (40 to 49 logged dives): NO; Advanced Diver (more than 50 logged dives): YES.
    Type of Diving The type of diving experienced from the Solomons PNG Master Liveaboard includes: Coral Gardens, Deep Dives, Drift Diving, Marine Life, Night Dives, Pinnacles, Wall Diving, Warm Water Diving, Wreck Diving, Swim-Through's and Caverns.
    Underwater Scooters Onboard Underwater scooters onboard: NO.

    Marine Life Reviewed

    Marine Life Species You may see the following marine life when scuba diving from the Solomons PNG Master Liveaboard in the Solomon Islands:
    Sharks You may see the following sharks species: Blacktip Reef Sharks, Bull Sharks, Grey Reef Sharks, Leopard Shark, Nurse Sharks, Scalloped Hammerhead Sharks, Silver Tip Sharks, Thresher Sharks, Tiger Sharks, Whale Sharks, Whitetip Reef Sharks.
    Ray Species You may see the following rays species: Blue Spotted Stingrays, Manta Rays, Mobula Rays, Spotted Eagle Rays, Sting Rays, Marble Rays.
    Fish Species You may also see the following fish species: Batfish, Barracudas, Clownfish (Anemonefish), Dogtooth Tuna, Garden Eels, Giant Trevallies, Glassfish, Groupers, Humphead Parrotfish, Jack Schools, Lionfish, Maori Wrasse, Moray Eels, Napoleon Wrasse, Pigmy Seahorses, Pipefish, Red Snappers, Reef Fish, Sea Horses, Spanish Mackerel, Surgeonfish, Trigger Fish
    Other Marine Life Species You may also see the following marine life: Barrel Sponges, Crabs, Crocodiles, Cuttlefish, Giant Clam, Hard Corals, Jellyfish, Lobsters, Mantis Shrimp, Nudibranchs, Octopus, Sea Snakes, Soft Corals, Squid, Starfish, Turtles.
    Marine Mammal Species You might encounter the following mammals: Dolphins, Humpback Whales.
    Marine Life Video
    Video Title Solomon Islands Serenade ~ an underwater journey
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    Liveaboard Cost and Booking

    Included In The Price The price of booking the Solomons PNG Master liveaboard includes: Airport Transfer, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels, Diving Package, Drinking Water, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Tea & Coffee.
    Paid For Optional Extras The following are optional extras when you book the Solomons PNG Master liveaboard: Alcoholic Beverages, Gratuities, Kayaks, Laundry Service, Local Flights, Nitrox, Nitrox Course, Pressing Service, Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses, Snorkel Equipment, Soft Drinks.
    Paid For Required Extras The following are required extras when you book the Solomons PNG Master liveaboard: National Park Fees, Port Fees.

    Boat Capacity

    Boat Length 30 metres (98 feet).
    Maximum Guests 20
    Cabins and Bathrooms The Solomons PNG Master dive boat has 12 cabins and 11 bathrooms.
    Cabin Types The Solomons PNG Master has the following cabin types: double cabins, single cabins, twin cabins.
    Family cabins onboard Family cabins onboard: NO.

    Advanced Divers

    Advanced Diver Benefits (Max 3) The Solomons PNG Master liveaboard has 2 out of 3 (i.e. 67%) 'Advanced Diver Benefits', which include: Rebreather Support: YES; Sidemount Diving NO; Tech Diving: YES.

    Underwater Photographers

    Underwater Photographer Benefits (Max 3) The Solomons PNG Master liveaboard has 1 out of 3 (i.e. 33%) 'Underwater Photographer Benefits', which include: Camera Room: NO; Camera Station: YES; Separate Rinse For U/W Cameras: NO.

    Non-Diver Activities

    Non-Diving Activities (Max 17) The Solomons PNG Master liveaboard has 2 out of 17 (i.e. 12%) 'Non-Diving Activities', which include: Fishing: NO; Glass Bottom Boat: NO; Jacuzzi/Hot Tub: NO; Jet Skiing: NO; Kayaks: YES; Land Excursions: NO; Massage: NO; Naturalist Itineraries: [naturalist_Itineraries]; Naturalist Guide: NO; Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly: YES, Sauna: NO; Snorkel Equipment: NO; Spa: NO; Stand Up Paddle Boards: NO; Wakeboarding: NO; Water Skiing: NO; Yoga: NO.
    Onboard Entertainment (Max 2) The Solomons PNG Master liveaboard has 2 out of 2 (i.e. 100%) 'Entertainment Features': Audio And Entertainment: YES; Library: YES.

    Traveller Benefits

    Travel Benefits (Max 6) The Solomons PNG Master liveaboard has 2 out of 6 (i.e. 33%) 'Traveller Benefits', which include: Airport Transfer: YES; Available For Charter: YES, Budget Friendly: NO, Dedicated Local & International Crew: NO; Hotel Transfer: NO; Welcome Cocktails; NO.
    Languages Spoken Onboard The crew onboard the Solomons PNG Master liveaboard are able to speak the following languages: English.

    Liveaboard Summary

    Conclusion The Solomons PNG Master liveaboard has a customer review rating of 9.2, is rated 'Superb', and scores 54% on the Scuba Diving Earth luxury rate. This Solomon Islands liveaboard is a 30 metre (98 feet) dive boat for up to 20 guests across 12 cabins (inc. double cabins, single cabins, twin cabins), and has 11 bathrooms. The Solomons PNG Master Liveaboard has aircon cabins, available for charter, caters for dietary requirements, ensuite cabins, flexible booking, diving courses, paid nitrox, scuba gear rental. To book: Solomons PNG Master Liveaboard prices start at £238 per day ($317/€286)*.
    More Information To discover more about the Solomons PNG Master diving liveaboard or to check availability for your dive trip to Solomon Islands you can do this here: Solomons PNG Master. But if you want to compare this Solomon Islands liveaboard with one of the other liveaboards from Solomon Islands, please take a look at the table below. If you are only interested in Solomon Islands liveaboards, select "Country" from the list of searchable options from first dropdown menu and type "Solomon Islands" in the search box:
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    * Note The above cost per day was correct at the time of producing this article. Also, the exchange rate used for GBP to USD is 1.33 and for GBP to Euro is 1.2. For an up-to-date cost for the Solomons PNG Master Liveaboard, please visit this link: Solomons PNG Master.

    Hope you enjoyed this review about this liveaboard

    Comments or Questions If you have more questions either about snorkelling or scuba diving (or specifically about the Solomons PNG Master Solomon Islands Liveaboard), please comment below with your questions.
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    Have Fun & Be Safe There will also be many more pages and articles about scuba diving and scuba diving safety tips (and on snorkelling too) for you to read and learn about this fabulous sport. Please don't forget to rate the Solomons PNG Master liveaboard above if you've already dived in Solomon Islands from this dive boat, but also make sure you have fun and be safe.
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    Article written by Russell Bowyer who has been a scuba diver since diving on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia in 1989. After his first dive he trained as a BSAC diver in the UK. He attained his Diver Leader certification with BSAC. He then went on to become a scuba diving instructor, teaching others how to dive and was voted as Diving Officer and Treasurer for the Saffron Walden BSAC club too. Russell has dived all over the world, including the UK, on liveaboards in the Red Sea, the Caribbean, South Africa and the USA. Russell is experienced in all dive types, including drift diving, deep dives that involved decompression stops and recreational dives too.

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