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.

Many varieties of fish can be encountered here, such as angelfish and trevally. The plane also rests on the edge of a reef, with healthy hard corals surrounding it.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 12 m
Current

Current

  • Strong Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Macro Spot
  • Wreck Dive

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

Affiliated Training Center

Dive sites nearby

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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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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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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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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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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Barry’s Breakfast

A fifteen minute boat ride from the dive shop, Barry’s Breakfast is a relaxed dive starting at 25m following along a wall where pelagic action can be seen out in the blue. We work our way to Susu Hite island, along a shallower reef fringing the island.

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Susu Hite is a picture-perfect little tropical island with a gentle, sloping reef. Our favorite night dive spot and home to an abundance of critters, Susu Hite is an easy dive located just 15 minutes from Dive Munda.

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A delightful tranquil dive site that is well protected from the southeast Tradewinds. This is a sloping coral reef beginning at 2 meters descending to over forty meters. Excellent for snorkeling, freediving, and scuba. This site is approximately 15 minutes from the dive shop.

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Patu Gogo is a protected sloping reef that descends to 25m. This site is full of coral gullies, canyons, and pinnacles, making it an ideal site for less experienced divers who want to see all the beauty of a pristine, healthy reef.

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