Pacific Master

As of May 2022, this vessel will relocate to the Bikini Atolls for some incredible wreck diving on 10, 11 and 13 night itineraries. Located in the remote Republic of the Marshall Islands near Micronesia, the UNESCO World Heritage site of Bikini Atoll is one of the most famous places in the world for wreck diving – a true diver’s bucket-list destination for any serious wreck diver. The newly named Pacific Master is a custom designed diving vessel with 12 cabins accommodating to 20 guests and a crew of 12 including your dive team, skipper, boat crew and chefs. The boats comfortable cabins are all located on the upper deck and have private en-suites.

Inside she boasts a huge lounge and dining area with DVDs, large TVs and a dedicated camera area for our photographer guests. Spend time sharing your photos from your adventure, reading a book from our library or just hanging out in air conditioned comfort.

Prefer to lounge outside? We provide various options: up top we have a large sun deck complete with loungers where you can catch some sun as the world goes by. On our second deck, we have an expansive covered seating area where you can just sit back and relax.

The dive deck has toilets, freshwater showers & freshwater rinse bins for equipment. Each station has ample storage for your equipment above and below your station. Two ladders access the dive platform provide easy access to and from the water. Most dives are done directly off the dive deck with a tender in the water for additional safety. Photography facilities are excellent.

​Currently, the Solomons PNG Master offers itineraries in the Solomon Islands, as well at Papua New Guinea. The new base for the vessel is the wonderful Tufi Resort, the perfect place to spend a few nights before or after a cruise. 

The Solomon Islands comprise 992 islands, of which only 147 are inhabited. Situated to the southeast of Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands are one of the most peaceful and beautiful areas of the Pacific. They also have some of the most pristine dive sites in the world. These are filled with innumerable unspoiled hard and soft corals because of the remote location and the limited number of divers. Indulge yourself exclusively in diving with pilot whales, various kinds of sharks, mantas and huge shoals of fish, right down to the macro wonders such as pygmy sea horses, nudibranchs and ghost pipefish. The marine diversity of the Solomon Islands is hard to beat!

May 2022 - Running exclusively out of the Marshall Islands for trips to the Bikini Atolls!



 

Bikini Atoll is part of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, which covers nearly 1 million square miles of idyllic emerald-green coral atolls, surrounded by the crystal-blue waters of the Pacific. A one of a kind diving paradise, as it features not only beautiful reefs, corals and wonderful marine life. Above all, it is the final resting place for some of the most significant warships in history.

Bikini Lagoon is the first UNESCO World Heritage site for the Marshall archipelago and is undisputedly ranked first on any serious wreck divers’ bucket-list. This is well justified; nowhere else on earth will you be able to dive such a unique collection of historic battleships, cruisers, as well as the world famous USS Saratoga aircraft carrier with its 270m (888ft) flight deck.

 

Technical Specifications

  • Built in 2004
  • Size - 30m x 8m
  • Top speed -12 knots
  • Cruising speed - 11 knots
  • 1800 HP MTU 2000 v12 engine
  • 2 x 150 KW Cummins generators
  • 2 x Bauer dive tank compressors
  • 12 & 15 liter aluminium scuba tanks with INT valves
  • Enriched air nitrox
  • Electricity - 240V 24 hours per day
  • Water capacity - 30,000 liters
  • Fuel capacity - 20,000

Diving

  • DIN Adaptors
  • Nitrox available
  • Tech diving
  • Rebreather Support
  • Rinse hosts
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for diving
  • English speaking crew

Boat features

  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Camera room with table and charging point
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms

How about an amazing dive adventure off the beaten track, where you can actually make a difference? All of our itineraries in Solomon Islands include a visit to at least one local village school to meet the Solomon Islanders and get a feel of how they live. Due to their remote, isolated location, the Solomons have limited access to school supplies and books, resulting in low literacy rates. Blue O Two, alongside Master Liveaboards and SIDE, aims to support this great cause as much as possible and is therefore a proud member of Pack for a Purpose in Solomon Islands.

Pack for a Purpose is an initiative that allows travelers like you to make a lasting impact in the Solomons. If you save just a few kilos of space in your suitcase and take books, magazines or supplies for schools in the area, you will make a priceless impact in the lives of the local children and families.

With limited public reading facilities and reading material often not present at home, it is no surprise that literacy rates in Solomon Islands are estimated to be less than 20% nationwide. Leaving the capital of Honiara, books and magazines become even scarcer, with newspapers being treasured items no matter how many weeks old they may be.

The low literacy situation is what drives the passion of literacy advocate Joyce Boykin. Originally from the USA, Joyce has been living and working in Solomon Islands for the past 22 years. First, she worked as a teacher at high schools and at the University of the South Pacific and proceeded to be a developer of education programs. In 2014, she coordinated many projects such as distributing 36,000 school readers, sourcing 19,000 primary school books and creating the Literacy League to assist teachers use the new resources.

A group of Solomon Islanders and expats – called the READ SI team – is now taking on an ambitious project to build and stock libraries right across Solomon Islands. Making literature available to the entire nation is no small task for a population geographically spread over more than 900 islands. Master Liveaboards is proud to partner with READ SI to bring books and learning material to communities throughout the Solomon Islands.

We therefore kindly ask all guests on M/V Solomons PNG Master trips to consider this worthy cause. Please click on the link below to see what supplies are needed for our project. Any and all assistance you can provide is invaluable to the people in the Solomons and highly appreciated.

https://www.packforapurpose.org/destinations/oceania/solomon-islands/solomon-islands-dive-expeditions/

Special: 

Operation Crossroads - 75 Anniversary Trips
Crazy Wreck Diving Bikini Atolls -  from $4533
Jun 2-15, 2022
Jul 2-13, 2022
Aug 23-Sep 1, 2022