Solomon Islands - Best Of Solomons
15th August - 2020
M/V Solomon PNG Master was built with divers in mind to bring you the very best diving holiday experience possible. She caters for up to 20 guests in 10 comfortable cabins and features an incredibly spacious lounge and dining area which is located on the main deck of the boat providing plenty of air-conditioned space to unwind and enjoy the phenomenal on-board cuisine. This deck also boasts a dedicated camera area for our photographer guests as well as an expansive dive deck area. Relax and enjoy the break-taking sea views in the large sun deck on our comfortable loungers.
The Solomon Islands are renowned for the thriving marine life and biodiversity, making this secluded destination a diver's dream. There are numerous unspoiled hard and soft corals plus a variety of dive sights ranging from WWII wrecks to caverns and reefs.
The Best of the Solomons includes the Russell Islands and Florida Islands and ventures further West to Marovo Lagoon and Mbulo Island. This 10 night liveaboard adventure allows up to 30 dives including several night dives (depending on conditions).
Located approximately 48 km northwest of Guadalcanal, the islands feature huge amounts of caves and slots. With the volcanic terrain, the ocean has cut deep slots such as Leru Cut which juts almost 100m into the island and opens up in the jungle offering spectacular photo opportunities for silhouettes. White Beach was home to a major American supply base during WWII and at the end of the war, an artificial reef was created by dumping trucks, jeeps, tractors, bulldozers and large amounts of ammunition. There are points, such as Karumolun Point, where patrolling white and blacktip reef sharks come to feast in the currents. White spotted eagle rays can also be found heading out in deep water.
This is a double barrier reef, said to be the largest salt water lagoon in the world. With many dive sites available, regular sightings include reef sharks, schools of spadefish, barracuda and a beautiful reef covered in hard and soft corals.
This island is surrounded by spectacular diving on all sides and six unique dive sites. A gently sloping wall covered in fields of hard and soft corals invites you for a lazy drift along the bottom. Along the island, long swim-throughs in volcanic lava tubes allow for amazing photography opportunities.
The Florida Islands are known for some of the most amazing WWII history dives. The beautiful dive site of Tulagi features the Japanese Mavis Seaplane that sunk during one of the battles in WWII. At the twin tunnels dive site, you can explore one or both of the two large tunnels which drill vertically into the reef. Exit onto the deep reef wall and watch the action drift by. As you head back up the wall, see if you can identify the 9 different species of anemone fish that inhabit the reef.
All dive sites are subject to weather conditions and cannot be guaranteed.
£4139 per person*
*+ £390 deluxe cabin upgrade supplement
Includes: transfers to and from Honiara, 10 nights full board accommodation, tea/coffee/water/soft drinks, snacks, 9 days diving, 12lt cylinder and weights.
Flights are in addition to the above cost, and the route we take is yet to be decided, however we are sure to be looking at some exotic, and fun options!