Solomon Islands

Destination At A Glance

Water Temperature - 
28 - 30 deg
Ideal Season - 
The dry season is April to December - with milder temperatures and lighter, less frequent rainfall.
Visibility - 
20 - 30m
Air Temperature - 
27 - 32 deg
Visa Requirements - 
For British passport holders, a visitor's permit for the Solomon Islands is issued free of charge on arrival and is valid for up to 3 months. Travel is generally via Brisbane so British passport holders will require an Australian visa.
The remote and beautiful Solomon Islands are located just below the equator in the South Pacific Ocean between Papua New Guinea and Fiji. Made up of nearly a thousand islands, spread over 900 miles, they range from heavily forested mountainous islands to low lying coral atolls. With big animals, small critters, wrecks and scenery - this destination really has it all!

The Solomon Islands are part of the South Pacific 'Coral Triangle' - where reef walls, caves, coral gardens, pinnacles, walls, drop offs and sandy bays await you. The waters are very nutrient rich and they support the entire food chain from microscopic creatures to major predators - this means that visibility may be less than that of some other world famous sites, but for the same reason you will find lots of fish!  Sharks, mantas, turtles and dolphins are commonly seen as well as all the colourful reef fish and critters you would expect.  There are also some very good wreck dives, including WWII sites.  

The diversity here is truly impressive - from easy shallow water dives, to more challenging and adventurous dives - you can spend a week diving and not do the same type of dive twice. It really is worth the journey! 

Images: Monty & Michelle, Steve Jones, Tanya G Burnett and Peter Pinnock. 

Liveaboards

The 38m MV Bilikiki was the first liveaboard to become established in the Solomon Islands.  She is professionally run, well maintained, comfortable and spacious and offers accommodation for 20 guests in 10 twin/double cabins all with air conditioning and en-suite facilities.

She has a large dive deck with plenty of space for kit, freshwater showers and rinse tanks. Diving takes place from two skiffs - the attentive crew follow your bubbles and shuttle you back to Bilikiki as soon as you surface.  Up to five dives a day are offered.  

(Top deck and inside images by Tom Demeyer)

Key Facts
  • Well established and professionally run liveaboard with friendly crew. 

  • Flexible dive itinerary with dive guides happy to incorporate guests requests whenever possible - up to 5 dives a day. 

  • Large dive deck with plenty of space for kit, freshwater showers and rinse tanks. Nitrox available. 

  • Diving from two skiffs, with quick and efficient transfer back to the mothership after each dive. 

Resorts

While there are no Resorts listed in this area, please take a look at some of the exciting Liveaboards operating in these waters. Click on the Liveaboards tab to find out more.

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