Kashi Maru (Wreck)

This Japanese freighter was caught by USAF bombers on 2 July 1943 while unloading a cargo of trucks and fuel to nearby troops based on New Georgia Island. She lies at 17m in Bairoko Harbour, a 45 minutes boat ride from Munda. Her artifact-fille hold is easily accessible to all levels of divers.

The wreck now hosts abundant corals, clams, Moray Eels, Octopuses and masses of juvenile tropical fish and crustaceans. This is a truly spectacular dive for wreck divers.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 19 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Snorkeling
  • Wreck Dive

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

Affiliated Training Center

Dive sites nearby

F4F Wildcat and Alice in Wonderland (Wreck)

This Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat fighter plane rests in 14m on a spectacular coral reef named Alice in Wonderland. The plane lies upside down and bears the marks of shrapnel and AA gunfire prior to being shot down. We explore the wreck for 10-15 minutes then slowly work our way along the gently sloping reef.

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Lighthouse Point

Lighthouse Point is a wall dive which is lined with cuts, cracks and crevices, giving it a very unique underwater topography. Looking up to see the sun rays filtering through the cracks above is quite a unique and phenomenal experience. Located near the town of Noro, this site is 35 minutes from the shop.

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Near Kolombangara is a reef with the most spectacular variety of hard and soft corals across the top. Dream Island is a gentle reef slope, and is located about 45 minutes by boat.

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Mitsubishi G3M ’Nell’ (Wreck)

This Mitsubishi G3M “Nell“ bomber is only 5 mins from the dive shop. The plane lies in only 6m of water and remains mostly intact, so makes for a fascinating dive or snorkel for wreck enthusiasts.

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Vought F4U Corsair (Wreck)

This Corsair lies in about 8m of water in a silty bottom just a few hundred meters out from the dive shop. Visibility can be challenging depending on tides and wind so early in the morning is the best time to explore this fully intact wreck.

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Castaway Island

This dive site is used as a confined water training site at Castaway (Hombupeka) Island. It is a gentle, sandy slope with some small reefs. The site is only two minutes from the dive shop with a maximum depth of 5m.

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Sasavele Dump Site

A WWII dump site featuring giant steel pontoons of a former US Navy base scuttled at the end of the occupation. Assorted machinery of the war and a quantity of live ordinance scattered about the sloping wall that drops to 40m. A history enthusiast dive site 15 minutes from Munda.

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Mitsubishi A6M Zero (Wreck)

This Mitsubishi A6M2 Zero is intact and lies at a depth of 17m on a black sandy bottom. Located approximately 45 minutes from the dive shop, this aircraft wreck is home to a huge array of marine life and is an amazing site to explore.

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Aichi D3A ’Val’ (Wreck)

This site is a fully intact Aichi D3A “Val“ dive bomber wreck. The aircraft rests upside down, at a depth of 10-15m. As well as being a fascinating wreck to explore, the Val is home to a whole host of interesting critters, such as shrimp and lionfish.

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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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