Author Topic: Solomons  (Read 1073 times)

wonderland

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Solomons
« on: July 08, 2016, 13:42:02 UTC »
We are going on the Bilikiki next spring and are thinking about going out a few days early. Any suggestions on day diving out of Honiara or anything else to do there?

Thanks!
To dive or not to dive--what a stupid question...

Jack Leonard

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Re: Solomons
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2016, 14:37:23 UTC »
There is a really nice wreck for a beach dive near Honiara. It is a very large Japanese troop carrier that got beached during the battle. I can't remember it's name. The bow is sticking up slightly out of the water, just off the beach. The stern is very deep, like around 200 feet and the ship is huge. It is still discharging oil and it is heavily encrusted with lush coral and there are a lot of fish of varying sizes. Check tides as there can be some surf on entry or exit. Very worthwhile dive. There are a few other sites as well including an airplane but the ship is so large that you could dive on it for several days. Topside, the island has some interesting leftovers from WWII. Prepared for mosquitoes and be aware that the Solomons are a hotspot for malaria. Have fun!

Douglas Peterson

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Re: Solomons
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2016, 15:26:10 UTC »
We dived Bilikiki a couple years ago and the diving was amazing!  We've dived all over the world, and it's right up there with our #1 favorite set of memories.  Bear in mind that Honiara is a very rough feeling city, and some people wouldn't necessarily enjoy hanging out in it for several days.  Get some advice from Bilikiki on a good place to stay and to ensure that if you choose a local dive operator, it'll be a good and safe experience.  Have a blast!

 

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