Solomon Islands & Papua New Guinea Liveaboards


Located on the western fringe of the Pacific, the Solomon Islands border Papua New Guinea to the west and Vanuatu to the south. This stunning archipelago comprises of 992 islands, of which 147 are inhabited, that remain relatively untouched by the influences of the modern world.

Lying just south of the equator and bordering Indonesia, Papua New Guinea is situated just 160km north of Australia and is part of a great arc of mountains stretching from Asia in to the South Pacific. The unique topography and prolific marine life make this an enticing country for tourists from all over the world. This fascinating land boasts more than 600 islands with magnificent scenery and beautiful coral atolls.

World War II became a turning point for the Solomon Islands when it became the scene of many battles between Japan and the USA, including the famous battle of Guadalcanal. Boasting an abundance of World War II history, the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea are now home to numerous wrecks including hundreds of ships, submarines, aircrafts and landing barges just waiting to be explored.

Diving…

The diving in the Solomon Islands is wonderfully diverse. With a plethora of marine life living in these pristine reefs, divers can enjoy potential sightings of a schooling pelagics, along with amazing macro life including the famous pygmy seahorse. Venture through caverns and along walls in these remote destinations, with both hard and soft corals, and vibrant sea fans. Fishing was banned in this region over 20 years ago, allowing the marine life to flourish and reefs to thrive, earning the Solomon Islands its enviable worldwide diving reputation.

Papua New Guinea has also become known for being one of the best diving destinations in the Pacific. Boasting spectacular dive sites with crystal-clear warm water, the coast has also been nicknamed as the 'underwater photographer's paradise'. With potential sightings of hammerhead and whale sharks, dolphins, pilot whales, turtles and sea snakes as well as a wealth of macro opportunities in the variety of much dives available, it's very easy to see why. The vibrantly colourful coral atolls, walls, sea grass beds and barrier reefs provide the perfect setting for enjoyable and relaxing dives amongst the plethora of mesmerising marine life. The remoteness of these dive sites accounts for their pristine condition, with new marine species still being discovered.

By far, the best way to explore these phenomenal new diving destinations with blue o two is by liveaboard vessel, transporting you quickly and comfortably between the very best dive sites these areas have to offer. We are thrilled to be working with our partners at Master Liveaboards to bring you M/V Solomons PNG Master.

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