Bell P39 Airacobra (Wreck)

This Bell P39Q Airacobra fighter plane was discovered in April 2011. Little is known about this mostly-intact wreck, but we believe it is one of two aircraft lost by the USAAF 68th Fighter Squadron during a raid on the Shortland Islands on 6 September, 1943. She lies in about 27m of water on a sandy bottom.

The wreck hosts schools of sweetlip, lionfish, coral trout and thousands of tiny baitfish and shrimp.

Level

Level

  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 21 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Macro Spot
  • Wreck Dive

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

Affiliated Training Center

Dive sites nearby

Lumbaria Island

The picturesque Lumbaria Island is a popular confined water dive site. The shallow, clear, blue waters of Lumbaria are littered with metal from WWII and is home to many fish species as well. The site has some beautiful reefs, as well as a gentle, sloping, sandy bottom.

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Douglas SBD Dauntless (Wreck)

This Douglas SBD-4 Dauntless dive bomber was hit by AA fire during a raid on Munda, on July 23 1943. Pilot Jim Dougherty put his plane down in Rendova Harbour, where she still rests at 13m. The site is located approximately 25 mins by boat.

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This site never stops delivering. More advanced, a bit further away and close to the majestic Rendova island, this site impresses with pelagics, sharks, rays galore. When the show is on, hook your reef clip in and watch it all go by! Spectacular!

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Secret Spot is a wall dive exposed to Blanche Channel and the deep blue waters of the Solomon Sea. A sensational, healthy reef dropping off to several hundred meters. Occasionally prone to a bit of current, making this an ideal slow drift dive with plenty of pelagic action. Located about 20 minutes from the dive shop.

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Nusa Roviana Wall

Nusa Roviana is a beautiful wall dive with huge gorgonian fans and other soft corals all along the wall. The site is located approximately 20 minutes from Munda.

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Haipe Reef is a Dive Munda signature site, situated off the remote west coast of Renodova Island, approximately 30 minutes from the dive shop. Haipe is a sloping reef dive with huge, pristine hard and soft corals all along the wall.

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A spectacular wall on the Blanche Channel, featuring massive Gorgonian fan corals, Spotted Eagle Rays, Bumphead Parrotfish, Napoleon Wrasse, Green Moray eels and plenty of Nudibranchs and other smaller critters for the macro lovers. The dive that has it all. A 20 minute boat ride from the dive shop.

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Munda is a confined water training site on Hopei Island. The site is only 10 minutes from the dive shop and is a gentle sandy slope, reaching a maximum depth of 5m.

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Another reef dive close to Barry’s Breakfast, the Pond is a sloping reef and home to a huge diversity of marine life. Only 15 minutes from the dive shop, this is an excellent site.

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Abyss’ Triggerfish

An incredible site we recently re-discovered. With our Abyss dive group we were searching for new sites during a lull with a cyclone, we found calm waters and great visibility and re-named the site in honour of the dive group! Macro heaven on this stunning sea mount!

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