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Dive Review of Spirit of Solomon in
Solomon Islands

May, 2007, an Instant Reader Report by Tim, FL, USA
Reviewer   (5 reports)
Report Number 3329
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

windy, rainy, cloudy  
calm, choppy, surge, currents, noCurrents  
Water Temp
82   to 86    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 80    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
No drinking before diving.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
Rinse tank for cameras only.  Large area for working with cameras.  Plenty
of charging locations.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
4 stars    
Great livaboard and crew.  Spirit of Solomon is 125' long and had plenty of
space.  Our room was double bed with bathroom and AC.  Large upper deck
covered for dining and bar.  Upper deck had sun tanning location also. 
Food was good and beer was cold. Dive area was large, had tables for
cameras, baskets for each diver.  Fresh water shower and clean dunk tanks
for gear.  Crew was very helpful in all aspects. Took care of your gear
from initial set up to final cleaning.  Tanks 3000 psi +.  
We ran into a storm the first night and most of the trip was cloudy but mid
to upper 80's.  Some rain but nothing slowed the diving.  Trip included
Russell Islands, Guadal Canal, Florida Islands.  Saw plenty of white tip,
black tip and grey sharks.  One Manta joined us on safety stop.  Plenty of
hard and soft corals and tropical fish. Nitros available, 32%.  Did 4-5
dives per day.  Could follow your own profile and computer.  All dives are
drift dives.  Current was nothing to 2 knots.  Used the reef hook on some
points watching sea life in current hoping for more Mantas.  Could follow
crew or go on your own.  Tinnies would pick you up when ready. Would
recommend Spirit of Solomon.     
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