Diving in the Solomon Islands

992 tropical islands scatter in a slight curve over 1800 kilometers in the South Pacific to make up the Solomon Islands archipelago. Sitting between Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu, this island nation is made up of 550,000 Melanesians but includes other smaller cultural groups. The Solomon Islanders have a deep history and still closely follow many of their exotic customs and traditions. Due to the islands’ remoteness, tourism has not heavily impacted this area, offering adventurous divers remarkable biodiversity and pristine diving in the Solomon Islands.

The Solomon Islands are a unique archipelago made up of hundreds of islands sitting amidst the South Pacific’s warm, clear waters. Located in the middle of the Coral Triangle, where marine life abounds, diving in the Solomon Islands is some of the best in the world. This area is so pristine, it has been nominated as one of Oceania’s seven natural wonders and is justly nicknamed the ’Amazon of the Ocean’ due to its extreme coral diversity and abundant marine life.

The best dive sites in the Solomon Islands include many historical aircraft, shipwrecks, and submarines. In fact, these islands have one of the highest WWII wreck concentrations in the Pacific. Diving via liveaboard is one of the best ways to see all that Solomon Islands diving has to offer.

Facts about Solomon Islands

Languages en
Currency SBD
Timezone UTC+11:00
Tipping not expected
Network Provider bemobile
Dial Code 677
Electricity 240 V / 50 Hz
Power Plug Type I

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Wildlife in Solomon Islands Copy
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sharks
Great Hammerhead Shark
Scalloped Hammerhead
Bull Shark
Silvertip Shark
Whitetip Reef Shark
Blacktip Reef Shark
Nurse Shark
Zebra Shark
Grey Reef Shark
Rays
Giant Pacific Manta
Eagle Ray
Stingrays
Turtles
Leatherback Sea Turtle
Green Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Reptiles
Banded Sea Krait
Seahorses and Pipefishes
Pygmy Seahorse
Common Seahorse
Pipefish
Fishes
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Clownfish
Barracuda
Lionfish
Wrasse
Puffer Fish
Sand Eel
Snake Eel
Crevalle jack
Scorpionfishes
Snapper
Surgeonfish
Sweetlips and Grunts
Parrotfish
Molluscs
Octopus
Crustaceans
Crayfish
Wildlife in Solomon Islands Copy
  Jan - Mar Apr - Jun Jul - Sep Oct - Dec
Sharks
Great Hammerhead Shark
Scalloped Hammerhead
Bull Shark
Silvertip Shark
Whitetip Reef Shark
Blacktip Reef Shark
Nurse Shark
Zebra Shark
Grey Reef Shark
Rays
Giant Pacific Manta
Eagle Ray
Stingrays
Turtles
Leatherback Sea Turtle
Green Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Reptiles
Banded Sea Krait
Seahorses and Pipefishes
Pygmy Seahorse
Common Seahorse
Pipefish
Fishes
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Clownfish
Barracuda
Lionfish
Wrasse
Puffer Fish
Sand Eel
Snake Eel
Crevalle jack
Scorpionfishes
Snapper
Surgeonfish
Sweetlips and Grunts
Parrotfish
Molluscs
Octopus
Crustaceans
Crayfish

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