The Solomon Islands won one of the top 10 winning positions in this year’s DIVE Travel Awards. This year there were over 600 nominations so getting a top 10 position is a real achievement. Read the article snippet below:
Located at the far extremes of the southeastern corner of the Coral Triangle, the Solomon Islands enjoy a dynamic biodiversity that attracts divers from around the globe in search of everything from tiny hermit crabs that make their homes in the corals, to swirling schools of fish. The flowing currents of nutrient-rich waters deliver sharks, rays and turtles to the characteristically steep walls, while colourful anthias dance in unison above the still pristine reefs.
HOTSPOTS Guadalcanal – the setting off point for most liveaboards is also well worth diving – some excellent Second World War wrecks. Marova Lagoon – the extremely remote Uepi Island has some excellent dives. Gizo – this scattering of tiny island, reefs and seamounts is a great spot for large pelagics.
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS At Grand Central Station in Gizo two ocean currents collide creating a drift dive to savour – possibly the busiest reef in the archipelago. Sharks, eagle rays, mantas, vast groupers and lots more.
WRECKS Don’t miss the Tao Maru a Japanese merchant ship which rests on her starboard side from 8 to 40m – one of the best-preserved wrecks in the Solomons
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The cause for celebration is even sweeter when Bilikiki came 4th in the liveaboard section. See certificate below: