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Dive Review of Uepi Island Resort in
Solomon Islands/Marovo Lagoon

Uepi Island Resort: "Good diving at a good place to get away from it all", Jul, 2019,

by Tim Helble, MD, US ( 1 report). Report 11023.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling 5 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments I have done two 10-day trips in the Solomon Islands on Bilikiki, and wanted to dive another location on Morovo Lagoon for more than just one day, as my favorite sites on the Bilikiki trips were Kicha and Bulo Islands. The corals at Kicha and Mbulo are mind-blowing in their diversity, color, and spatial coverage. Anyone who says they’ve seen great corals in the Caribbean has no idea what they’re missing.

Anyway, last year I happened to be on a Solomon Airlines puddle-jumper flight that had to make a quick stop at the Seghe Airport. Several individuals boarded the plane after diving for almost two weeks at Uepi Island Resort. I asked them how the diving was and they said it was “unsurpassed,” so I set a goal to dive Uepi the next year.

Just the puddle jumper flight from Honiara is an experience in itself. Seasoned Australian pilots flying 1970’s vintage De Haviland Twin Otters fly you across the cloud-studded, blue tropical waters of the Solomon Islands. The views are stunning. You land on a grass runway in Seghe (rumor has it that it will be paved soon), where you are greeted by a friendly resort employee who takes you by fast motorboat to Uepi Island. After a half-hour boat ride, you exit the boat on a dock right in front of the main area of the resort. If you turn around and look down into the water, you can see corals, small sharks and two huge giant clams ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites Uepi Island Resort   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Fiji, Australia, Maldives, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Hawaii, Sea of Cortez, California, Puget Sound, North Carolina, Florida, Saba, Turks and Caicos, Bahamas, Cozumel, Roatan, Dominica, Bonaire, Belize, San Benitos (Baja CA)
Closest Airport Seghe Getting There Twin Otter flight from Honiara, grass runway.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy Seas calm
Water Temp 84-86°F / 29-30°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50-100 Ft/ 15-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions All dives are guided, but you don't have to stick with the guide.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available?

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 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 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments I didn't mind lugging my camera back and forth from my room, but some photographers with big SLR rigs might like it if ther ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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