Gizo Island, in the Western Province is the gateway for some world class diving. It has a vast array of fish & fauna plus some sensational World War II wrecks.
The Western Province is comprised of a scattering of islands, many uninhabited. Most of these islands are ringed by coral and offer a wide variety of dive sites, from shallow water atolls to plunging walls.
The gin clear water opens up an amazing display of sea whips, giant gorgonian fans and an immense display of hard and soft corals. Sharks, pelagic fish, turtles, eagle rays are ever present plus huge schools of reef fish make our dives memorable.
The marine life is astounding and so spectacular it has some of the most photogenic seascapes in the world.
Our own Wreck, a Solomon Islands Tuna Fishing boat, which we sank on September 28 – 2008, right in front of the resort. It lies in 9 metres of water with the deck being about 5.5 metres from the surface.
A great artificial reef and fantastic for a night dive starting at the resort jetty.
Brilliant for snorkelling and exploring the myriad of small fish hiding in the cargo holds.
Kennedy Island: This Island, known locally as Plum Pudding Island, now lends its name from the late US President John F. Kennedy.
Who was ship wrecked with his crew off the boat PT109, during World War II. It is a sandy beached island that’s great for beginners, on the inside reef, and more experienced divers on the outer reef.
Naru Gap: this is the main entrance to Gizo lagoon. Often an exciting high speed drift dive, due to the volume of water entering the gap.
It’s a fun drift, where you can float effortlessly along the reef watching bump head parrots and sharks swim by. Whilst over head the eagle rays glide silently past.
Naru Wall: a multi level drift dive on the outer side of Naru Gap. This dive site stretches for nearly 1000m in length. Starting at a deeper depth, look for pelagic fish and sharks in the blue water of Fergusson Passage.
In the shallower depths there are a myriad of small reef fish flitting around the soft and hard corals.
Grand Central Station: if it’s action you want, this is one of the best fish dives in the Solomon’s. The dive starts as a drift dive until you reach a point where we encourage you to simply stop and observe.
As the currents merge, large schools of fish congregate including Spanish mackerel, dogtooth tuna, barracuda a variety of sharks, eagle rays and travally. This big fish dive is a photographer’s heaven.
Hot Spot: this aptly named reef is an undersea atoll rising from 60m+ to 5m. It’s a hot spot for all the ocean creatures to congregate. On single dive schools of barracuda, several species of shark, turtles and sea snakes can be spotted easily.
This reef must have one of the most colourful safety stops around, and is home to seven types of anemone fish, scorpion fish and stone fish. A diver’s dream dive.
One Tree Reef: various coloured soft corals jostle for space against a back drop of hard corals covering this sloping reef.
Sea fans grow to huge proportions, hiding nudibranchs and small fish. A sharp eye may even spot some pygmy seahorses. White tip and black tip reefs make this a favourite site.
Shark Alley: a total adrenaline dive, not for the feint hearted. A deep drift dive with inquisitive sharks all around you.
Up to four species can been seen at one time. Mantas are sometimes seen too out in the blue water.