Top Snorkeling and Scuba Diving in Solomon Islands

Ready to check out the best sites in Solomon Islands for scuba diving, snorkeling, shore diving, free diving or other ocean activities? Zentacle has 8 dive sites, snorkel spots, beaches, and more. Discover hand-curated maps, along with reviews and photos from nature lovers like you. No matter what you're looking for, you can find a diverse range of the best ocean activities in Solomon Islands to suit your needs.
Solomon Islands dive site map
Solomon Islands

#1 - Solomon Islands

South Pacific, Pacific

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Solomon Islands is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in South Pacific, Pacific which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Hirokawa Maru - Bonegi 1

#2 - Hirokawa Maru - Bonegi 1

Solomon, Guadalcanal island

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Sunk in November 1942 with its bow on the beach. The stern lies in 58 metres. Bonegi Creek, North of Honiara, Guadalcanal island. East of Kinugawa Maru.
Kinugawa Maru - Bonegi II

#3 - Kinugawa Maru - Bonegi II

Solomon, Guadalcanal island

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436 foot long Japanese transport ship still rests partly above water. Bonegi Beach, north of Honiara, Guadalcanal island.
Japanese Sub I21

#4 - Japanese Sub I21

Solomon, Guadalcanal island

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The actual site is about 70M offshore. You swim out through a lagoon and follow a reef wall around to the wreck. The Sub was used by the Japanese in WW2 was given to the Jap Navy early in the War by the Germans. It is a "U" boat that was later sunk by an Australia war ship and sank nose down about 100m from shore with the tail not far below the surface, if memory served me. It was almost completely in tact until salvage crews blew a hole in it to remove the valuable brass etc in the mid 70's. I used to live in the Solomon Islands in the 70's and dived the wreck in 1980. Beautiful place and so many wrecks to dive. Located at the village of Tambea. Entry fee fee is $25 Solomon. Japanese Sub I21 is also known as Tambea.
Yellow Corner

#5 - Yellow Corner

Solomon, Gizo Island

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For the more experienced diver when the current is running. The Yellow Corner is an extension of Naru Wall. As you drift to the south along the wall, a large knoll extends out into the deeper water. This knoll is covered with small yellow soft corals. Out of all the dive sites in the area, this is the only one that features these iridescent yellow corals. This dive provides a good contrast to the other reefs, with large groups of staghorn corals, and various other species growing here, as this reef is part of the barrier reef to Gizo. Access is only by boat. The local dive shop, Dive Gizo, offers charters to the site.
Tembea caves

#6 - Tembea caves

Solomon, Guadalcanal island

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Tembea caves is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Solomon, Guadalcanal island which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Iron Bottom Sound

#7 - Iron Bottom Sound

Solomon

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The Catalina is an American Sea Plane which is believed to have crashed while landing during World War 2. Local knowledge is required to find this wreck. She lies upright in 34m of water and is generally intact, her engines had dropped from the wings and lie directly beneath on the sand. Visibility is great, boxes of bullets have been lifted out and placed on the wing, Lion Fish can be found around the plane Iron Bottom Sound is also known as Catalina.
Mavis wreck

#8 - Mavis wreck

Solomon

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The Mavis is a Japanese Sea Plane sunk during World War II. Access is by boat either from Honiara (1-2hrs) or Tulagi (20 min). Local knowledge is needed to find the wreck. The Mavis is a 4 engine aircraft and sits upright at approx 30M. Lion Fish frequent the wreck . Divers need to watch their bottom time to avoid deco and also need to maintain good buoyancy as the bottom is soft and easily stirred up by careless fins. The wreck is reasonably in tact except for the starboard wing which was lost (probably from bombing). A bucket of bottles and ammo cartridges have been lifted out and onto the fuselage. Tanambogho Island