MV Taka, Solomons PNG Master at Honira Point Cruz

MV Taka

Open dive deck, with dives done off the back of the boat or via tender

Two large skiffs for pick ups and tours

Nitrox available, rebreather support with booster and helium

Heavy steel, mono hull design maximizes stability and comfort

12 person attentive crew

Comfortable cabins, all upper deck cabins have private en-suites

Large sundeck with optional shade cover

Fully air-conditioned

Hot water showers on the back deck

Built in 2004, the Solomons PNG Master (also known as Taka) is a custom designed diving vessel with 12 cabins accommodating up to 20 guests and a crew of 12 including your dive team, skipper, boat crew and chefs.

Inside she boasts a huge lounge and dining area with DVDs, large TVs and a dedicated camera area for photographers. 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 ... no worries. There is plenty of room.  Up top there is 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 sit back and relax without any worry about UV rays.

The dive deck has a 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. Photography facilities are excellent.


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

  • 10 & 12 litre aluminium scuba tanks with INT and DIN valves

  • EANx and full technical support with booster, helium and stage bottles

  • Electricity - 240V 24 hours per day, Australia style plugs

  • Water capacity - 30,000 litres

  • Fuel capacity - 20,000 litres

Navigation, Safety Features...

  • 2 x 25 HP Yamaha 5m dive dinghy

  • Life raft

  • Global positioning system

  • Radar

  • Email

  • UHF radios

  • Satellite telephone

  • First aid box

  • Oxygen

  • Life jackets throughout

  • Search light

  • Fire detectors and extinguishers throughout

  • Emergency lighting

  • Bilge pump alarm