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Dive Review of Solomon Islands Dive Expeditions in
Solomon Islands/Russel & Florida Islands & Mar

Solomon Islands Dive Expeditions: "Solomon Islands/Solomon Star rank low on pacific scale", Oct, 2015,

by Gail M King, FL, US (Contributor Contributor 12 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 8659.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Indonesia, Palau, Fiji, Philippines, Australia, Galapagos, Socorro, Hawaii, Bahamas, Caribbean
Closest Airport Honiara,Solomon Islands Getting There Fiji Airways out of Los Angles with 7 hour layover in Nadi,Fiji.Return trip the same or worse depending on day.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, choppy, surge, currents, no currents
Water Temp 81 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 20 to 70 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 1 hour dives,no deco diving,500 psi on return
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
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 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 2 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 2 stars
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Comments This company has been operating in the Solomon Islands for a year & using the old Nimrod boat brought from Australia.Our trip was half price as were all trips in 2015 so decided to check out the Solomon Islands on their 10 night trip which included the Florida & Russel Islands,Mary Island & Marovo Lagoon area.Some dive sites were unique such as L ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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By Michael Anderson in CA, US at Nov 20, 2015 16:52 EST  
This is good to know. I've always been fascinated by The Solomons,but I don't want to waste my money. How much was airfare?
By Gail M King in FL, US at Nov 21, 2015 09:17 EST  
Fiji Airways was $2000.00 round trip out of LAX....go to Raja Ampat....
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