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.

Many reef fish can be seen here, such as butterflyfish, angelfish, and anemonefish. Also, look out for passing Black Tip and White Tip Reef Sharks in the shallows.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
Visibility

Visibility

  • 25 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Wall/Drop Off

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

Affiliated Training Center

Dive sites nearby

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.

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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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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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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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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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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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Recommended Training

Open Water Diver

Begin your lifelong adventure as a certified diver with the globally recognized SSI Open Water Diver certification.

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Sea Turtle Ecology

You will learn to identify sea turtles species, discover their history and role in marine ecosystems, and threats to their survival. Upon completion, you will earn the SSI Sea Turtle Ecology Specialty certification.

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Manta And Ray Ecology

Diving with mantas and other rays is one of the best dive experiences you will have. Learn how to safely interact with rays and recognize different species with the SSI Manta & Ray Ecology Specialty program.

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Perfect Buoyancy

The SSI Perfect Buoyancy Specialty is the best way to improve your body position for relaxed dives, lower your air consumption and increase your bottom times. Take control of your enjoyment. Start online now!

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Stress & Rescue

Learn to identify stress, prevent accidents, and learn rescue diver skills with this essential Diver Stress and Rescue Specialty program. Help yourself and other divers to stay safe. Get started now!

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