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New Solomons PNG Master Liveaboard Announced
By Ian Bongso-Seldrup, September 18, 2017 @ 05:20 AM (EST)
Source: Master Liveaboards

Master Liveaboards has announced the latest addition to its extensive fleet of liveaboards—the Solomons PNG Master. Previously, under the name Taka, the vessel undertook cruises to the Solomon Islands with Solomon Islands Dive Expeditions. These itineraries will continue under the Master Liveaboards brand, but for part of the year, new itineraries to Papua New Guinea will also be available—hence the liveaboard’s new name, Solomons PNG Master.

The liveaboard accommodates up to 20 guests in 12 cabins, and all upper deck cabins have private en-suite bathrooms. There’s a large lounge and dining area, the dive deck features toilets, freshwater showers and freshwater rinse bins for gear, and underwater photographers get a dedicated camera room.

The Solomons and Papua New Guinea offer some serious off-the-beaten-path diving, with wide-angle subjects including pristine hard and soft coral, WWII wrecks, sharks, mantas, pilot whales, and fish schools; as well as plentiful macro subjects, too.

Solomon Islands itineraries will be available for booking from September 21st, 2017, while the first cruises to Papua New Guinea begin in April next year.

See the press release below for more details.


New from Master Liveaboards: Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea

Following the recent merger with blue o two, Master Liveaboards is pleased to announce yet another vessel to its ever growing network of worldwide liveaboards: the Solomons PNG Master.

Explore the Solomon Islands with its exquisite diving, truly one of the last diving frontiers, with pristine coral reefs and an unparalleled variety of marine life. Dive into history and explore the many WWII wrecks in the Iron Bottom Sound. Sojourn comfortably on board the Solomons PNG Master that many will already know as Taka, the much respected vessel operating liveaboard cruises in the Solomon Islands since 2013 with Solomon Islands Dive Expeditions. The custom-built vessel will begin operations as Solomons PNG Master officially in January 2018, however existing cruises on the 2017 schedule are open for bookings also.

As the name suggests Master Liveaboards is not offering just one, but TWO new destinations; Papua New Guinea (PNG) is now on the menu as well! From April 2018, Master Liveaboards will be offering the best liveaboard diving in PNG for several months of the year, including amazing transition trips, aboard Solomons PNG Master. The diving in PNG is virgin territory: so remote and unexplored to the extent that new marine species are still being discovered there.

Schedules for Solomons PNG Master will be available and open for sale from the 21st of September with cruises in the Solomon Islands available immediately, with the first cruises to Papua New Guinea starting in April 2018.

Contact us for more information and reservations at solomons.png@masterliveaboards.com or visit Master Liveaboards Website.




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