The sea is more like soup in this part of the bay near Gavutu. It’s warm and full of ingredients. The runoff from the surrounding islands keeps the water murky with sediment, like you’re diving in the dark shadow of something foreboding.
But it’s also full of lots more very interesting things.
In May 1942, the Japanese landed on nearby Tulagi after a tiny force of British colonial and Australian troops had evacuated just hours before. About 400 mainly naval (IJN) troops then set up a small command post and seaplane base as part of Operation Mo – the official Japanese military plan to invade and occupy territory around Australia and the South Pacific.
Author: Roderick Eime
Publisher: Pacific Island Living