Solomons Dive Fest 2017


OCTOBER 2 TO 7, 2017 - 5 NIGHTS FROM $1355 USD PP

The Solomon Islands is an exotic wonderland of varied landscapes, rich in cultural and biological diversity. Untouched by 20th century development and tourism, the Solomon’s offer visitors a feast of unique experiences and adventures. The 2017 Solomon Islands Dive Festival will take place 2 - 7 October 2017 and will showcase the magnificent diving that the Western Province has to offer. Excursions, cultural activities, competitions and workshops / seminars are also a highlight of the festival. We invite you to attend the Dive Festival and join in the activities to see all the Solomon’s has to offer the adventurous dive traveler.

Dive Fest Itinerary


October 5th

  • Transfer to Agnes Gateway Hotel
  • 2 Tank Dive Day with Dive Munda
  • Kastom Beach Lunch
  • Barney Paulsen Museum Tour
  • Marine Biology Seminar
  • Dinner and Kastom Dancing
  • Accommodation at Agnes Gateway Hotel

October 6th

  • 1 Tank Dive Day with Dive Munda
  • Skull Island Tour
  • Afternoon at Leisure
  • Photography Contest Entries
  • Sunset cocktails on MV Taka
  • Dinner at Agnes Gateway Hotel with Closing Ceremony
  • Accommodation at Agnes Gateway Hotel

October 7th

  • Guests Depart via air or join ADD On package

October 2nd

  • Guests arrive via flight or from Add On Package
  • Opening Ceremony with Kastom Sing Sing and Dance
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Accommodation at Rekona Lodge or Gizo Hotel

October 3rd

  • Breakfast at Hotel
  • 3 Tank Dive Day with Dive Gizo with Beach BBQ Lunch
  • DAN Safety Seminar
  • Dinner and Cultural event at Gizo Hotel
  • Accommodation at Rekona Lodge or Gizo Hotel

October 4th

  • Transfer to MV Taka and transfer to Munda
  • 4 Tank Dive Day with MV Taka
  • Photography Workshop
  • Accommodation onboard MV Taka


    MV Taka Dive Fest Add On Package - 6 NIGHTS FROM $1300 USD PP

    Join the team onboard MV Taka as we sail from Honiara to Gizo before Dive Fest and/or from Munda to Honiara following Dive Fest.  Why rush your trip when you can cruise in luxury and dive at some of the least explored destinations in the Solomon Islands.

    September 26 to October 2, 2017 - Honiara to Gizo

    We will meet you at the airport (or your hotel) on September 26th and transport you to MV Taka where you can meet your fellow guests and settle in.  We have 5 full days of diving exploring the Russell Islands, Mary Island and the eastern reaches of the Western Province (Nggatokae Island) before heading up to Gizo.  You will arrive in Gizo before lunch on October 2, just in time to check in for Dive Fest.

    October 7 to October 13, 2017 - Munda to Honiara

    After enjoying the day in Munda on October 7th, you will be transported on board MV Taka for a sunset dinner and our departure east towards Honiara.  We will spend the next 5 full days of diving exploring the eastern reaches of the Western Province (Nggatokae Island), Mary Island and the Russell Islands before returning to Honiara.  You will disembark early on October 13th and be transported to your hotel or back to the airport for your international flights.

    2017 Retail
    All prices are in USD$
    Per person, Per departure
    Dive Fest
    5 Nights
    Taka Add On
    6 Nights
    Upper Deck (Master Suite)
    Cabin 2
    Double Share w Ensuite
    $1395 $1450
    Upper Deck (Deluxe)
    Cabin 1, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Twin or Double Share w Ensuite
    $1395 $1450
    Lower Deck (Standard)
    Cabin 9A, 9B, 10A, 10B
    Twin Share, Shared Bathroom
    $1355 $1400
    Lower Deck (Quad Share)
    Cabin 8, 11
    Quad Share, Shared Bathroom
    $1355 $1300

    Rates include: airport or hotel transfers, on-board accommodation, meals and snacks, diving, weights and belt, standard tanks and air fills. Additional on board costs: Kastom Fee, bar drinks, nitrox, specialty tank upgrade, gear hire, gratuities and personal purchases.