Solomon Islands: Taste of Solomon Islands
8 Days / 7 Nights / 22 Dives
This trip will leave you wanting more! Focusing on the Central Province, the highlights of this trip include the Florida and the Russell Islands. Drift along towering walls with red toothed triggerfish hiding in the crevaces and white tipped reef sharks patrolling the corners. Take a step back in time and dive WWII historical sites including both Japanese and American planes and battle sites. Hunt in the muck for weird and wonderful creatures including banded pipefish and a plethora of nudibranch varieties. This trip includes two of our iconic sites including Leru Cut and Mirror Pond. Along the way, we will stop at a local village for a sing-sing and perhaps fit in a beach BBQ or a game of footbal with the local children.
Day One: Arrival in Honiara
Boarding begins at 6pm in time for dinner. Meet the other guests and settle in to your cabin before we cruise away to begin our adventure.
Day Two: Hai Island, White Beach
Formerly a US supply base, this site offers a mix of WWII equipment, macro life and a large colony of archer fish that live among the mangrove roots.
Day Three: Leru Cut and Mirror Pond
Limestone tunnels form swim throughs while the sun shining through the jungle creates a lightshow beyond belief.
Day Four: Mary Island
This small exposed island has several current swept reefs with huge schools of big eye trevally and baracudda.
Day Five: Karamulon Village
Chief Raymond welcomes us to his village with a bamboo band and a sing sing.
Day Six: Maravagi Village
When the conditions are right, we can dive Devil’s Highway, a manta feeding station.
Day Seven: Tulagi
A bit of WWII history in the form of a Japanese sea plane, one of 13 that were sunk during the taking of Ghavutu Island.
Day Eight: Honiara
After breakfast, you will return to Honiara in time for a town tour and a coffee, before your afternoon flights or the next step in your adventure.
We want to ensure you experience the best diving available. As such, we customize our itinerary each week to ensure you experience the best visibility, water conditions, wildlife, dive sites and weather available. Above is a sample of what you might expect on a your trip. Specific dive sites are always chosen with conditions, visibility and guest safety in mind. If you have specific dive site/local requests - be sure to let us know and we will do our utmost to include them. Itineraries may also be run in reverse.