If you’re an avid wreck diver, the Solomon Islands may have just the dive trip for you.

With 2017 marking the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Guadalcanal during World War II, the Solomon Islands will hold the second annual Solomon Dive Fest this coming October.

Taking place in the country’s Western Province from October 2-7, you’ll get the chance to dive many sites featuring the wrecks of ships sunk during that major battle that was one of the turning points of the war in the Pacific.

Honiara, Munda, Gizo, the Marovo Lagoon, and the Russell Islands are among the areas visitors will be able to dive.

The Dive package is priced from US$1,355/1,193 Euros per person.

If you’re feeling lucky, you can can enter DivePlanit.com’s dive competition for a chance to win a spot for FREE and automatically win a $300 Dive Fest Travel Voucher. Just go to diveplanit.com for more info.

The dive package includes the following:

FLIGHTS
Return flights flying Solomon Airlines ex-Brisbane to Gizo and Munda via Honiara plus all transfers

In GIZO
2 nights twin accommodation at Rekona Lodge or Gizo Hotel, breakfast and dinner
Attendance at the festival’s opening ceremony, dinner at PT109 restaurant with kastom sing sing and dance
3 tank dive day with Dive Gizo with tanks, weights, dive guide and BBQ lunch
DAN seminar

SIDE LIVEABOARD DIVE BOAT – MV TAKA
1 night twin Standard cabin (shared bathrooms) on board with all meals and sailing from Gizo to Munda
Up to 4 dives with tanks, weights, dive guide and kastom fees
Photography workshop
(Upgrades to a twin deluxe cabin with private en suite available for an extra $50 per person)

MUNDA
2 nights twin accommodation at Agnes Gateway Lodge
2 tank dive day with SIDE Dive Munda with tanks, weights and dive guide
Kastom lunch at Hopei Island and WWII Museum visit
Marine biology focused seminar
BBQ dinner with kastom dance performance
1 tank dive day with tank, weights, dive guide plus Skull Island visit
Cocktails and winner of Photo Competition announcement
Closing ceremony and dinner
1 extra night twin accommodation at Agnes Gateway Lodge, Munda (no meals included)

For more information about the Solomons Dive Fest 2017, go to www.visitsolomons.com.sb or send an email to [email protected].

John Liang

John Liang is the News Editor at DeeperBlue.com. He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.

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