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Dive Review of Tulagi Dive/Mendana in
Solomon Islands/Honiara

Tulagi Dive/Mendana: "Tulagi Dive April 2017--easy day diving before the liveaboard", Nov, 2017,

by Alice Ribbens, MN, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 9 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 9963.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Komodo, Raja Ampat, Philippines, Maldives, Palau, GBR, Fiji, British Columbia, Monterey, Hawaii, Bonaire, Turks & Caicos, Caymans, Honduras, Belize, Cozumel, Akumal, Sea of Cortez, Lake Superior, etc.
Closest Airport Honiara Getting There From US via Brisbane (Virgin Australia) or via Fiji (Fiji Airways)

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 78 to Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Told to watch our air and watch deco limits.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None 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 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments I think there was a rinse bucket on the boat. Nothing available for shore diving. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 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 3 stars
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Comments We arrived in Honiara a few days before getting on the Bilikiki and had arranged to do a couple of days of day diving with Tulagi Dive. The Bilikiki recommended the Mendana Hotel and Tulagi Dive (which is a 5 minute walk from the hotel). It took a few tries to contact Tulagi via email, but once I reached them, it was easy to arrange diving for our group of 6 prior to arrival. All of the diving we did with them was on wrecks. The first day we did 2 shore dives. The dives themselves were fine--easy shor ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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