Located on the western fringe of the Pacific, the Solomon Islands border Papua New Guinea to the west and Vanuatu to the south. This stunning archipelago comprises of 992 islands, of which 147 are inhabited, and remain relatively untouched by the influences of the modern world.
The islands range in size from tiny, low-lying coral atolls to larger landmasses and offer a diversity of geography from tropical jungles and lush rainforests to waterfalls and volcanoes. Most islands are surrounded by coral reefs with tranquil blue lagoons and sun-soaked white sand beaches, lined with coconut palms.
World War II became a turning point for the Solomon Islands. It became the scene of many battles between Japan and the USA, including the famous battle of Guadalcanal. Boasting an abundance of World War II history, the Solomon Islands are now home to numerous wrecks including hundreds of ships, aircrafts and landing barges just waiting to be explored.
Rich in culture, this pristine paradise is one of the Pacific’s best kept secrets.
Hot and humid year round. Daytime temperatures average 29°C dropping to 19°C at night
Monsoon season – January to April
Cooler climate – June to August
We recommend taking light, casual clothing. However please be aware that the countries culture and religion call for a more conservative dress code. Please take this into consideration if you are planning on participating in above water activities.
Due to pressure from the tourism industry fishing regulations in the Solomon Islands were strengthened here over 20 years ago, allowing the marine life to flourish and reefs to thrive subsequently earning the Solomon Islands its enviable worldwide diving reputation.
Each region has its own spectacular mix of flourishing reefs, mysterious caverns, steep walls and interesting WWII wrecks. Dive sites are wonderfully accessible, with the majority of sites located close to shore with just a few requiring a longer journey out on a boat. If you’re into deeper dives you will not be disappointed, with some sites reaching 63m. Whatever your interest or level of diving you’re sure to be captivated by the diversity of sites in the Solomon Islands.
27°C – 31°C
Year round available – although conditions can be affected by season
Honiara – Wrecks galore!
Uepi – Spectacular coral gardens and drop offs
Gizo – A wonderful mix of wreck and reef
Munda – Stunning wall dives and undiscovered reefs
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