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Dive Review of Spirit of the Solomons in
Solomon Islands

Spirit of the Solomons, Sep, 2003,

by NikkiMahann, Wa, USA . Report 799.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving all over the world
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 82 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 80 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [one hour, no decompression diving
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 3 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments We were disappointed as far as seeing pelagics, only a lone shark or turtle showed up. The macro was very good however. The sea fans and soft corals are magnificent. We used reef hooks on several of the strong current dives....what a great way to watch the huge schools of jacks, tuna and barracudas! We searched repeatedly for the pygmy seahorse but didn't see one. I was lucky to see the elusive shrimpgobie on a dive at White Beach.
The crew couldn't have been better which compensated for the age of the boat. Meals were plentiful and satisfied the needs of the health conscious eaters as well as the picky ones.
I'd go back to PNG before I'd return to the Solomons, however, better cluck for the buck.
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