Scuba Diving Vacations In The Solomon Islands

Scuba diving the Solomon Islands is a fantastic adventure and it all begins with the great scuba diving vacations Solomon Islands have to offer. Filled with sunken ghostly ships and planes from World War II, exotic, colorful fish and a pristine landscape that is void of human development as well as an eye catching tropical backdrop and it is easy to understand why diving Solomon Islands style is a trip worth of taking. From Solomon Islands liveaboard vacations to the various luxurious experiences awaiting you at a plush dive resort of the Solomon Islands, a scuba diving trip in this part of the world is absolutely amazing! 

Located northeast of Australia by almost 1,200 miles, the Solomon Islands are a fascinating region that was shaped by the violence of earthquakes and volcanic activity thousands of years ago. The geological upheaval created 922 islands, of which 350 of these are uninhabited. This vast waterscape of islands remains free from the destruction that can come from population growth, letting visitors enjoy a world that remains untouched and serene.

Solomon Islands liveaboard diving offers visitors an incredible opportunity to experience the upmost beauty available in a tropical setting. Take for example one impressive liveaboard that we are proud to work with, Spirit of Solomons. An incredible example of workmanship, this 125-foot long, 24-foot wide stable luxury vessel offers guests three styles of deluxe accommodations and high quality scuba diving assistance. Another liveaboard that we are happy to partner with is the Bilikiki, sister ship to Spirit of Solomons. Bilikiki is a 125-foot long, 24-foot wide stable luxury vessel known for bringing liveaboard diving to the Solomon Islands. This impressive live-aboard takes to you to awe-inspiring dive sites like Iron Bottom Sound, Florida Islands, Russell Island and Marovo Lagoon.

The Solomon Islands are a scuba diver’s paradise and an eco-tourism destination that’s unspoiled, unhurried and absolutely unforgettable. As beautiful below as it is above with its expansive blue skies and warm sparkling clear waters, this special area of the world offers scuba divers of all levels the opportunity to see stunning shipwrecks, dolphins, colorful corals, anemone fish, angel fish, butterfly fish, humphead parrot fish as well as countless other reef dwellers. Just a short distance away dance schools of barracuda, big-eye trevally and other pelagics. This beautiful area is exceptionally popular with underwater photographers and those with a keen eye for the small and unusual critters seen on “muck dives”. The amount and variety of sea-life is astounding. Manta shrimp, ghost pipefish, and pygmy seahorses are just a small example of what you may find.

The Solomon Islands offer visitors an enchanting array of eye candy. The variety of scuba diving vacations Solomon Islands offer are designed to meet your interests and budget. Let us help you create the Solomon Islands dive vacation of a lifetime. We are here for you.

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Visa  

For most nationalities a visa is not necessary, a 30-day visitors permit is issued on arrival. However, all visitors must have a current passport, return or onward ticket and adequate funds to support the duration of their stay.
English is the official language. Pidgin English and over 80 different local dialects are also spoken.
GMT +11
The official currency is the Solomon Islands Dollar, or SBD. Money can be changed at banks, bureaux de change, some hotels, and larger shops and restaurants. Automated foreign exchange machines are available in Honiara. All major credit cards are widely accepted.
Solomon Islands have a semi-tropical climate. Mainly hot and humid, with little annual variation in temperature. The wet season is from November to April.
Health services in the Solomon Islands are by no means up to western standards. We do advise all guests to ensure that vaccinations are up to date. We recommend that travelers follow normal precautions with food in order to prevent stomach upsets, and be sure to drink bottled water only. Please consult your doctor or nearest health authorities for up-to-date medical travel information well before departure.
230/240 volts AC, 50Hz. Australian-type flat three-pin plugs are in use.
An airport tax of SI$40 (approximately 5 US$) is levied on international flights (usually included in the price of a ticket). Children under two years of age and passengers in transit are exempt.

Where Are The Solomon Islands?


Water temperature
27 – 30 °C / 81 – 86 °F

Visibility
15 – 40 meters / 45 – 130ft

Wetsuit
Skin – 3mm

Best time to travel
Year round, best March to December

Recommended dive sites
Russell Islands, Uepi Island, Gizo Island

Above water activities
Visit the local villages