Pacific Dive Destinations

Pacific Dive Destinations

The Pacific Ocean destinations have exciting dive areas with some of the most diverse and pristine coral life found anywhere in the world.

The Pacific Ocean has the fantastic dive destinations of Fiji, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. Each of the locations is remote and protected, so the reefs are in excellent conditions. Diversity is tremendous here, with coral, sponge and marine life species all exceeding the numbers found in many other countries. Critter life and muck diving is a highlight of many of the cruises.

All three destinations have some fascinating wrecks from World War II with interesting artefacts and history. Also in common are the shark dives, with predictable interactions and close up encounters.

Read more in-depth details for each destination below.

Pacific Dive Destinations - 6 LIVEABOARDS

From $265 / day

Reef Endeavour

Reef Endeavour Liveaboard in Fiji is a 73m small cruise ship that accommodates 130 guests on board. The atmosphere is informal and relaxed with an excellent personalised service on board by the crew. There are 63 cabins, from suites balcony cabins to more budget-friendly lower deck shared cabins. Other areas on board include the swimming pool and sundeck, two lounge areas, a dining area and two bars. Although not a specific diving cruise, the Reef Endeavour does offer diving on its itineraries.

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From $409 / day

Solomons PNG Master

Solomons PNG Master Liveaboard (formerly known as Taka) in Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea is a custom designed, 30m-long steel diving vessel. She is one of the newest members of the highly regarded Master Liveaboards fleet. Built in 2004, she accommodates up to 20 guests in 12 cabins. She has a huge lounge and dining area with large TVs, DVD player and a dedicated camera area. This is the perfect place to share photos, read a book or simply relax in air-conditioned comfort.

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From $446 / day


MV Oceania in Papua New Guinea is a 27m catamaran liveaboard new for 2019 with accommodation for 16 guests in twin and double cabins. All cabins are above deck with natural light, climate control and have en suite bathrooms. There is a dining area, the upper deck has seating with shade, and the mid-level has an outside relaxation area. The dive deck has a camera table, storage areas and nitrox plus a zodiac for easy drop-offs and pickups.

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Best Places to Dive in the Pacific

Diverse and spectacular diving awaits visitors to the Pacific Ocean dive destinations. Pristine remote reefs, muck diving and World War II shipwrecks are just some of the highlights. Click on the links below for more detailed information about these great diving destinations.

The nutrient-rich waters of Fiji are an ideal place to enjoy a relaxing liveaboard cruise. The soft coral life here is second to none with swarming fish life and beautiful macro critters residing on the reefs. The sheer numbers of sharks on the dives are impressive, the sometimes intense currents bring both these and the manta rays into the waters.

Papua New Guinea has some of the richest reefs and marine life in the world. A part of the coral triangle diversity is exceptional with rare macro critters and exciting shark interactions. Put this together with the interesting World War II wrecks, and there is something for every diver to enjoy on a Papua New Guinea liveaboard cruise.

The Solomons offers some spectacular diving with the dramatic underwater scenery. There are reefs and caves swarmed by fish life, muck diving is remarkable and the sponge and corals profuse. The shipwrecks of the 48 vessels and hundreds of planes lost during the Second World War make for some of the best wreck diving worldwide.

Solomon Islands Scuba Diving Destination