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Dive Review of Uepi in
Solomon Islands

Uepi, Jul, 2008,

by Bill Jurney, Minn, USA (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports). Report 4356.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Red Sea , Fiji, All over the Caribbean, Galapagos, Thailand, Sipadan, Australia
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 78 to 81 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 30 to 70 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments [None]

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling 5 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Uepi Island Resort was outstanding. Sharks on every dive.Lionfish,pipefish,unusual nudibranchs like the electric swallowtail sea slug,cuttlefish,fire dart fish,spottail dart fish,eagle ray,titon triggerfish,and the usual tropical So. Pacific fish and critters. The shore dive in front of the resort was loaded with walls of fish and at least 20 sharks at all times.On snorkel we found Manta rays feeding in the lagoon. The resort arranged a village visit (a must do experience).The island men are magnificant wood carvers and presented their work for sale one morning. Everything about the resort was magical,the owners ,Grant and his wife,are most gracious,the food was superb,the local people provided a great evening of music and dance,and a great touch was offered to bring lunch to your private bungalow every day.Our ocean bungalows were on a palm lined sand beach facing a quite lagoon-a dreamy spot indeed- and the diving was great. One day we were taken to dive a sinkhole(100ft) , then a great shallow reef,a private beach lunch,a dive on a wreck(80ft) , and 2 plane wrecks in shallow water loaded with critters - all in one unusual day of adventure.
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