Top Snorkeling and Scuba Diving in Central Province
Ready to check out the best sites in Central Province for scuba diving, snorkeling, shore diving, free diving or other ocean activities? Zentacle has 2 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 Central Province to suit your needs.
#1 - Iron Bottom Sound
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.
#2 - Mavis wreck
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