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Dive Review of Lisa Choquette/Kahaina Guest House in
Solomon Islands/Marova Lagoon,Chea Village

Lisa Choquette/Kahaina Guest House: "Fantasttic Personalized Diving...It doesn't get any better than this!", Oct, 2015,

by Richard A Morris, CA, US ( 1 report). Report 8757.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments [None]Comparable or better diving to Palau and Sipadin: Variety of species, size of species, huge schools of fish on every dive...all the colors of the rainbow for fish and corals, soft and hard. Lisa and her solomon islander dive guides are first rate and extremely knowledgeable. For those who remmember Dive Makai in Kona, Lisa (with Tom Shockley) is the former owner/operator. She knows more about fish behavior and the marine environment than anyone I know. She and her staff run a 3 room guesthouse in Marova Lagoon which is fairly basic but comfortable with 3 good/hearty meals provided daily. Solomon Island Dive Adventures caters to individuals and small groups of divers. Check the website for more information. For those interested in diving on the Bilikiki, this would be an excellent add on for a land based operation which is perhaps 15 minutes from virgin dive sites which includes wall and shallow reefs. Frequently, there is too much to see at one time.

Only downside is that it is time consuming to get there from the US and it is a remote location.
Websites Lisa Choquette   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving ]Hawaii, Palau, Sipadin, Flores, Philippines, Caymans, Cozumel, Bonaire
Closest Airport Seghe Getting There HNL to NAN to Honiara to Seghe, by boat to Kahaina Is.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy, dry Seas calm, choppy, currents, no currents
Water Temp 81-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 100-0 Ft/ 30-0 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions As allowed by computers, with safety stops
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 5 stars
Large Pelagics 5 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]I don't do UW photography, so not relevant for me.
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