dive adventuresDivers 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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