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

Uepi Island Resort: "Quiet tropical retreat, Abundant fish and corals", Oct, 2023,

by Christian Andersen, OR, US ( 2 reports). Report 12768.

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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 Travel to Uepi Island is not especially easy from the US, but our travel was seamless both ways. We flew from Los Angeles through Fiji to Honiara, and we spent two nights there before flying into Seghe. We were picked up at Seghe airport by Uepi staff and taken by boat 25 minutes to Uepi Island. The flight schedule from Honiara to Seghe can change from day to day, and apparently cancellations are not uncommon. Spending a full day in Honiara was quite nice as we were able to visit several WWII memorials and also snorkel on two WWII wrecks west of the city.

Jill and Grant were gracious owners and hosts of Uepi Island Resort. They were extremely knowledgeable about the history of the area as well as the diving. The grounds were beautiful and well maintained, nestled in a tropical forest. The paths were lined with orchids and a variety of native flowers. Grant and Jill have done a wonderful job of building the resort and engaging local Solomon villagers from surrounding islands as grounds keepers, cooks, gardeners, woodworkers, and dive guides. All of the produce we were served was grown on the island. We had no issues with the drinking water while we were there since rainwater is collected, filtered and then treated with UV light prior to being pumped to the cottages. One disappointment was that their solar heating system was not yet completed, so showers were cold (air temperature). Given the warm air temperatures, this was a relati ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites Uepi Island Resort   Uepi Island Resort

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Mexico, Florida, Cayman, Belize, Bonaire, Fiji, Pacific Northwest, Indonesia, Sea of Cortez
Closest Airport Seghe Getting There Portland Oregon, LAX, Fiji, Honiara, Seghe. Boat Ride to Uepi Island Resort. No travel difficulties. The flights to/from Seghe are the most difficult to arrange.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, cloudy Seas calm
Water Temp 82-84°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40-80 Ft/ 12-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Very few restrictions; monitor your own air, safety stops, dive duration.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 5 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 Lots of good subject matter opportunities, but boat has no camera table or rinse tank. One rinse tub at resort dedicated to cameras. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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