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Dive Locations

3 recommended locations:

Gizo

Gizo is a 90 minute flight from Honiara and is the capital of the Western Province. The marine life here is astounding, with some of the most photogenic seascapes in the world and a vast array of fish and fauna, plus some sensational World War II wrecks.

  • Ideal for viewing: giant grouper, spotted eagle ray, white-tip reef shark
  • Excellent for: Liveaboard diving, Resort based diving

Solomon Islands

Characterised by the sea that surrounds it, the Solomon Islands archipelago comprises 992 tropical islands and atolls scattered in a gentle curve, stretching from Papua New Guinea in the north to Vanuatu in the south. The islands offer some of the world's best diving.

  • Ideal for viewing: eagle ray, manta ray, black-tip reef shark, bumphead parrotfish, pygmy seahorse
  • Excellent for: Liveaboard diving, Resort based diving, Manta ray, Reef diving, Snorkelling, Underwater photography, Wreck diving

Uepi Island

The remote island of Uepi is situated at the edge of the world’s longest lagoon (Marovo) and offers a unique paradise experience. Dive sites are typical of the diversity seen throughout the Solomon Islands, and very close encounters with families of manta are possible.

  • Ideal for viewing: giant grouper, spotted eagle ray, white-tip reef shark
  • Excellent for: Liveaboard diving, Resort based diving

View trips to these locations

Dive trips

The exceptional dive sites around the Solomon Islands can be reached and enjoyed equally through resorts or by liveaboard. A combination of both will ensure you get the best out of this incredible Pacific outpost.
2 recommended trips. Our trip ideas are offered to inspire you and can be tailored to suit your requirements.

Solomon Islands Liveaboard

Dive the beautiful pristine reefs and wrecks of the Solomon Islands by liveaboard for an amazing Pacific adventure. The biodiversity of marine life is immense throughout this remote tropical archipelago.

  • When to go: Apr-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 12 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £4,995 pp
  • Trip type: Liveaboard Group trip

Tailor-made Solomon Islands

Prepare to be amazed by first class dive sites around the islands of Uepi and Gizo. Expect deserted islands, vast arrays of fish and fauna, outstanding World War II wrecks and some of the most photogenic seascapes in the world.

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

When to go

The Solomon Island’s weather is influenced by the trade winds.

Seasons

  • Dry Season

    May to Dec: Tradewinds bring pleasant weather and only occasional rainfall.
  • Monsoon Season

    Jan to Apr: Higher rainfall and humidty are experienced.

Wildlife events

  • May to May: Eagle rays and fish spawning
  • Jun to Nov: Scalloped and great hammerheads are a common sight near Uepi Island on the edge of Marovo Lagoon
  • Jun to Sep: Schools of juvenile grey reef sharks swim freely on the Haipe Reefs off New Georgia

Dive Resorts

Liveaboards