Live­aboard for Dive ad­ven­tures

Travel Bulletin - - SOLOMON ISLANDS -

Divers head­ing to the Solomon Is­lands have a new op­tion, with Dive Ad­ven­tures’ re­cent ac­qui­si­tion of Taka, a 30 me­tre cus­tomde­signed dive live­aboard.

Pre­vi­ously op­er­at­ing on the Great Bar­rier Reef, Taka has been re­lo­cated to the Solomon Is­lands, and of­fers two-, three-, seven- and 10-night char­ters, for a max­i­mum of 30 guests in 13 cab­ins.

Taka sails around the Florida Is­lands, Rus­sell Is­lands, Mary Is­land and the West­ern Prov­ince’s Marovo La­goon (the lat­ter on 10-night char­ters only).

Rates in­clude on-board ac­com­mo­da­tion, all meals and snacks, un­lim­ited div­ing and re­turn air­port trans­fers in Ho­niara on em­barka­tion/disem­barka­tion day.

This is the sec­ond lux­ury live­aboard dive op­er­a­tion in the Solomon Is­lands. M.V. Bi­likiki, which has been cruising and div­ing the Solomons since 1989, is the other op­tion. Bi­likiki ac­com­mo­dates up to 20 guests in 10 cab­ins and of­fers 7-, 10-, 11- and 14-night trips with the same in­clu­sions.

Dive Ad­ven­tures also of­fers div­ing and snorkelling pack­ages around Ho­niara and Guadal­canal is­land, and from Munda and Gizo in the West­ern Prov­ince.

Dive Ad­ven­tures’ Mandy White­man says the com­bi­na­tion of ac­tiv­i­ties of­fered makes the Solomon Is­lands a mem­o­rable des­ti­na­tion.

“Divers and snorkellers will be en­thralled by the colour­ful co­ral reefs and plen­ti­ful marine life. There are also WWII ship­wrecks, his­tory and cul­ture to be ex­plored and ex­pe­ri­enced in a unique fron­tier set­ting,” she said.

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