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Dive Review of Taka in
Solomon Islands

Taka: "Great diving in the Solomons!", Nov, 2016,

by Colin Zylka, WI, US (Contributor Contributor 12 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 9240 has 1 Helpful vote.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Bonaire, Bahamas, Curacao, Fiji, Truk, Palau, Yap, Philippines, California, Florida, Great Lakes, Cozumel, Indonesia, Solomons
Closest Airport Honiara Getting There Travel to Honiara either thru Fiji or thru Brisbane

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 82 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 20 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Dives were limited to 60 minutes, which was plenty of time, considering some dives are deeper, but well worth the shortened bottom time.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales 1 or 2
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Dive and boat staff handle both compact as well as large DSLR rig with the utmost care. Very careful when loading and unloading camera on and off the tenders. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
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Comments We spent a few days in Brisbane both before and after diving with the folks on Taka to combat the jet lag. After arriving in Honiara, we were met by one of the boat's transfer reps who took us to the Point Cruz Yacht Club to await transfer to the boat. Be sure to have some Solomons Dollars to buy a drink...there is a currency ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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