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Dive Review of Uepi in
Solomon Islands

March, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by Mark and Gini May, UT, USA
Report Number 3136
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
[Unspecified]Fiji, Palau, Australia
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
75   to 80    ° Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
75   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  4 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
3 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
2 stars   
5 stars    
[None]The Solomons are rarely visited by Americans but a lot of Aussies and
Kiwis visit as it is close.  This was by far the best diving we have done
in 22 years since certification.  Admittedly the Solomon Islands have
little tourist infrastructure so don't go expecting plush accomadations. 
We stayed a week at the Gizo Hotel on the island of Gizo and a week at Uepi
resort on Morovo lagoon.  The Gizo Hotel is very basic and makes a Motel 6
look lux.  Uepi Island Resort was nice but again not as fancy as one would
expect on Fiji or in Hawaii.  The Solomon Islanders are great though, they
don't see many Americans so are very friendly and interested in us.  The
diving is fantastic, with over 900 islands dive sites are everywhere.  At
Gizo we took off in the morning and had a dive, went to an uninhabited
island for lunch and swimming, then went for our afternoon dive.  One lunch
was on Kennedy Island where JFK and crew swam after their PT boat was cut
in two. WWII history is everywhere and we did our first wreck dives there
on ships and a P-38 and a Hellcat.  Would we go back?  We are this March as
well as going to PNG
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