Amazingly diverse, yet wonderfully uncrowded, the Solomon Islands offer a wide range of tropical dive environments. These include caverns, reefs, wrecks, large sea fans, steep walls, soft corals and muck. The marine biodiversity is stunning and the WWII history found in the wrecks leaves divers to wonder about years gone by. Furthermore, the reefs have remained healthy due to the lack of pressure incurred through tourism. All of these factors combined, create a dive destination that is out of this world.
The major dive areas can be defined as Guadalcanal, Tulagi, Munda, and South Marovo Lagoon. Guadalcanal and Tulagi host a wide variety of WWII wrecks as well as many other shipwrecks. Munda and South Marovo Lagoon feature beautiful reefs, sheer walls, muck diving and some sites that attract a number of pelagic species. While most of the reefs begin just off shore, the wrecks might require a bit of a swim or a boat ride. Some of the wrecks can be quite deep, reaching 213 feet (65 meters) or more. There is something for every level of diver in this South Pacific nation.
Diving is available year-round in the Solomon Islands. However, monsoon season does occur from January until April and brings a greater chance of rain and windy days. June through August is slightly cooler than the rest of the year, although temperatures remain fairly warm and humid. Water temperatures make for comfortable diving, ranging from 81 to 88°F (27 to 31°C). Most diving can be accessed by both liveaboard and dive resort. A combination of both would give you the greatest chance for the best dives. But wherever you dive in the Solomon Islands, you are guaranteed an unforgettable experience.