Dive the Wrecks & Reefs of Guadalcanal
JUNE Arrive Honiara 14th – Depart 26th 2018
SEPTEMBER: Arrive Honiara 6th – Depart 18th 2018
$2870 – 6 days
$4700 – 11 days
New Zealand diving is pleased to bring you the chance to experience probably the best wreck diving in the world, along with some of the most exciting volcanic reefs pristine with an abundance of life.
Working with Tulagi Dive and the Raiders Motel, we have selected packages to allow you to choose between wreck &/or reef dives and has the flexibility of a 6 or 11 day stay. The packages have been designed to work in-conjunction with Virgin Airline schedules
You can reach Honiara, the capital of Solomon Islands via Fiji, Brisbane or Port Moresby. With a total population of 300,000 there are very few cities and most people still live a very basic life in the villages.
Tourism is only starting to discover this precious part of the Pacific. Travelling to the Solomon Islands remains an adventure even today, but those who make the effort will not be disappointed. The islands have a well-deserved reputation as possibly amongst the world’s best destination for scuba divers and snorkellers.
The Solomon’s played a strategic role during World War II and this is born out by the number of navel wrecks in the waters of Iron Bottom Sound.
Raiders Hotel & Dive is a small boutique hotel located in the small township of Tulagi in the historical Central Province (a.k.a. Florida Islands) of the Solomon Islands. Situated on the waterfront of Tulagi Island overlooking the tranquil waters of Tulagi Harbour and onward to the hills and forests of Ngella.
Raiders currently has 10 rooms with 17 beds on offer. There are two room types available, Ensuite & Standard. Ensuite rooms have their own toilet/shower whereas our Standard rooms all share common toilet/shower facilities.
All rooms have a queen size and/or a king single bed in them complete with air-con & ceiling fans.
Whilst staying in Honiara we will be staying at the King Solomon Hotel.
The King Solomon Hotel comprises of 73 modern, air-conditioned rooms built overlooking the beautiful and historic Iron Bottom Sound.
Many rooms are self contained and suitable for long term accommodation. One bedroom, two bedroom and studio style apartments are available for rent.
Packages have been designed to cater for both sports and technical divers with itineraries for both reef and wreck diving. Clients can choose the diving that best suits them.
Local operator limits allow recreational divers with Advanced Open-water or higher to dive to a maximum depth of 40 metres, while technical divers with Decompression Procedures or equivalent can dive to 50 metres and those with Extended Range to 65 metres. Technical support in the way of twins, bailouts, CCR cylinders, sorb, O2 and helium available on request.
TDI technical diver training available on all 11-day packages up to Advanced Trimix. Please contact New Zealand Diving well in advance if you are interested in any such training.