Raiders Hotel & Dive Solomon Islands
Shipwrecks and coral reefs, Raiders Hotel & Dive on Tulagi Island has something for every diver. The hotel is only a short boat ride, around 1hr from the capital Honiara, offering dive sites for all experience levels.
Raiders is a choice destination for divers for all levels as the boutique hotel and dive center can facilitate entry-level experiences up to advances tech diving. Tulagi Island and surrounding areas have access to deep reefs and historical shipwrecks.
We had the chance to spend two nights at Raiders and checked out a handful of dive sites. Our only regret was leaving too soon, as we had not even begun to scratch the surface of the diversity of dive sites.
Tulagi is famous for its WW2 shipwrecks, including sunken airplanes. But the owners are equally interested in coral dives telling me their sites are about 50% wreck and 50% reef. And let’s get real, the reason we went to the Solomon was for the corals. Reef Divers readers, will know over here we’re obsessed with corals, but believe it or not every now and then you will catch us descending onto a sunken wreck!
Author: Nicole Helgason
Publisher: Reef Divers
Date: September 28 2019