Introducing a spectacular itinerary to one of the Pacific’s best dive destinations- The Solomon Islands! We have put together an itinerary including some of the best of what the Solomon Islands has to offer – 7 nights exploring sites further offshore and then 6 night at the fabulous Uepi Island Resort enjoying more localised diving. This fully escorted small group tour combines a fabulous liveabaord with one of the top resorts in the area, to ensure we get the best diving and service.
We meet in Honiara before boarding the liveaboard and start our 8 day expedition sailing westward towards the Russell Islands where we will dive some of the dive sites, including colourful reefs that have grown over pieces of metal left from war times, canyon sites and swim-throughs. We will dive some of the most well known sites in the area including Karamulon, Leru Cut and Mirror Pond. As we continue towards Mborkua Island we can expect schooling jacks and barracuda over stunning reefs filled with fish, critter and nudis. Here we can expect beautiful walls, healthy coral gardens and a canyon. As we turn east we will travel back through the Russell Islands diving walls and points where we can see everything from dartfish to manta rays swimming through schools of fusilier and anthias. Finally we approach the Florida Islands where we dive some fantastic WW!! wrecks as well as stunning reefs and bommies. Along the way we will stop at some uninhabited islands and enjoy the beautiful white-sand beaches, visit local villages, see craftsmen making traditional carvings and shop in local markets.
After the liveabaord, we travel together by light-plane to Sege, and then take a short boat ride to the superb Uepi Resort, off the southern tip of New Georgia. We will settle into the resort for another 6 days, enjoying the dive sites closer to shore. The small resort offers beachfront and garden bungalows, with ensuite bathrooms, fridges and tea and coffee making facilities. Fresh meals are prepared and enjoyed in the seafront restaurant and bar area.
Diving from the resort, we will enjoy amazing sites within a lose range to the resort. Sites vary from lagoon coral gardens, 2000m drop offs and walls, mostly within the 3KM long outer reef system. Expect lively reefs, huge gorgonians, pelagics passing by, sharks (hammerheads, copper, grey reef and black and white tips among others), schooling jacks, barracuda and brightly coloured reef fish, and a day trip to dive some great WWII wrecks. The reefs are also home to a huge variety of critters- cuttlefish, scorpionfish, seahorses, nudis, shrimps and crabs galore. Aside from diving, we will go on a night walk to see some coconut crabs, some as large as a football, and go kayaking around the islands close to the resort.
After what promises to be a trip of a lifetime, we return to Honiara where we all travel home/ trip extensions available.
Enquiry for Solomon Islands Group Safari │Oct – Nov 2019
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