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Dive Review of Solomon Islands Dive Expeditions/Solomon Star in
Solomon Islands

October, 2015, an Instant Reader Report by Jeannette S Arthur, BC, Canada (1 report)
"Solomon Islands with SIDE"
Report Number 8812
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Red sea, Maldives, BC, Caribbean, Micronesia, Indonesia
Closest Airport
Getting There
Air New Zealand to Brisbane or
Sydney, then Virgin Australia
or Solomon Airlines to
Honiara, much better than Fiji

Dive Conditions

Water Temp
78   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 70    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
maximum 60 minutes dive time, minimum 500 psi at end of dive, pool open
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
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Small Critters
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Large Pelagics
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Boat Facilities
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don't have an underwater camera ...
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5 stars
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Overall Rating

Value for $$
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SIDE is a new operator in the Solomon Islands.

We were greeted at the airport by a driver with  a van and taken to the
yacht club to await the boat's departure. Luggage is secure there if you
want to explore in town.They accept USD at the yacht club.

The staff on the boat were all fantastic. They are amenable to feedback,
and even changed the meal schedule at our request.

Diving - abundances of tropical fish, super healthy coral, interesting
swim-throughs and channels, ...
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