The Solomon Islands has been flying under the radar for a long time but the country is about to come out in the open and show everyone how wonderful it is – coral islands with spectacular beaches, volcanoes that still create microclimates underwater, incredible diving on not only pristine reefs but also on hundreds of WWII wrecks, fascinating cultures that have kept their traditions close to the heart. There are no luxury getaways with twelve different types of pillows to choose from but you will be charmed and fall in love anyway. The gorgeous deserted beach will feel like your own private playground and the delicate pygmy seahorse will never see another diver.
From the sizable green-sloped mountainous island with brawny rivers to the tiny tropical islet perched on the side of a huge lagoon, the scenery is varied and interesting. The same goes for the local cultures; every island has different customs and traditions, many of which have not changed much for centuries. The archipelago is the third largest in the Pacific and to get the best out of your diving experience, you should rely on the knowledge of the Bilikiki liveaboard – these are the people who know the islands and the diving from top to bottom. For land-based diving, Morovo Lagoon is your spot with a choice of islands including Gizo, Uepi and Mundo.