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Honiara

Solomon Islands

Solomons Master Wreck Special

8 Night Package

Departs from Brisbane

independent Trip

From
$5,379
AUD
WWII Wreck Week Itinerary
REF: 28341

8 Night Package

Departs from Brisbane

independent Trip

From
$5,379
AUD
REF: 28341

8 Night Package

Departs from Brisbane

From
$5,379
AUD

Package Details

WWII Wreck Week Itinerary
The Solomon Islands were the scene for some of the fiercest WWII battles in the South Pacific; with names such as Bloody Ridge, Red Beach, Skyline Ridge, and Henderson Field remaining to mark the brutal combat areas. Explore WWII History through wrecks and battlefield tours. FLORIDA ISLANDS - Tulaghi was one of the most significant bases for the Japanese during the war and the scene of several major battles. As part of the Guadalcanal Campaign, these battles are considered the turning point of WWII in the South Pacific. Dive both Japanese and American seaplanes, cargo ships, minesweepers and heavy cruisers. In addition, explore the town of Tulaghi to see some of the battlegrounds. RUSSELL ISLANDS - White Beach was a key American re-provisioning area during WWII. When the US Military left, they dumped much of the machinery and equipment here making this a treasure hunt dive where you can find trucks, jeeps and discarded ammunition. While in the Russell Islands, you'll also dive some of the most iconic reef sites in the Solomon Islands - these are not to be missed dives and worth giving up a day of metal! GUADALCANAL - Here you can discover some of the history of Iron Bottom Sound and combine exploring wrecks of cargo ships, planes, and submarines underwater with a land-based tour of an outdoor museum full of machinery and remnants from the war. IMPORTANT NOTE: Many of the wrecks in the Solomon Islands are considered deep dives. In fact, a number of them are far below recreational limits. Most wrecks on this trip are within recreational limits and often two or more dives are completed at a single site to ensure you have time to properly explore the wrecks. Divers must have an Advanced Open Water certificate or higher with minimum 75 logged dives and should be comfortable at depths beyond 30 metres. Deep and wreck diving training or experience is strongly recommended. Penetration and decompression diving will be limited to those with appropriate certifications and is always dependent on the condition of the wreck. As many of the wrecks are deeper, a limit may be placed on bottom times or even participation in some dives for some guests dependent on qualifications and experience level. The above is a sample of what you might expect on your trip. Specific dive sites are always chosen with conditions, visibility and guest safety in mind.
Departs July 6, 2024
Returns July 14, 2024

Inclusions

Return airfare and taxes ex Brisbane to Honiara
7 Nights air conditioned Classic Cabin (Lower Deck) with ensuite aboard Solomons Master - TWIN share
1 Nights accommodation in a Standard Deluxe Room at King Solomon Hotel in Honiara - TWIN | DOUBLE share
Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks, water, tea, coffee, fruit juice and soft drinks whilst on board Solomons Master
Up to 4 dives per day (no diving on embarkation or disembarkation day), tanks, weights, belt and dive guide services
Village visits and WWII history sites
Return airport and hotel transfers in Honiara

Exclusions

  • ● Scuba Equipment Rental
  • ● Nitrox USD$200.00 (subject to change)
  • ● Marine Kastom and Port Fees USD $175 per person (subject to change) - payable on board
  • ● Bar and personal expenses
  • ● Crew gratuities
  • ● Travel and dive insurance (mandatory for guests on Solomons Master)
  • Upgrades

  • ● Premium Cabin (Main Deck) - TWIN | DOUBLE share $297 per person
  • ● Superior Cabin - DOUBLE share $499 per person
  • Proposed Itinerary

    Day 1 Fly from Brisbane to Honiara | Transfer from Honiara Airport | Embarkation from Coral Sea Resort at 18:00 followed by introductions, boat and safety briefings and dinner (No diving on embarkation day)
    Day 2-6 Your Cruise Director will schedule up to 4 dives per day; 3 day dives and either a sunset or a night dive. A typical diving day is scheduled as follows: ● Light Breakfast followed by a briefing & Dive 1 ● Full Breakfast, relaxation followed by briefing & Dive 2 ● Lunch, relaxation followed by briefing & Dive 3 ● Relaxation ● Land Tour or Late Afternoon Dive (a night dive may be offered on selected days) ● Drinks & Dinner ● Cruise overnight to a new location | Village visits or land-based excursions may be offered on selected days.
    Day 7 For your last full day on board, 2 morning dives* are scheduled before the boat commences the cruise back to Honiara. *We kindly request that guests check their flight departure times to ensure that they leave a minimum of 24 hours between their final dive and their flight home.
    Day 8 Following breakfast on board, disembarkation is scheduled for 09:00 | Transfer to King Solomon Hotel
    Day 9 Transfer from King Solomon Hotel to Honiara Airport | Fly from Honiara to Brisbane

    Terms and Conditions

    Prices are per person based on twin or double share. Rates are subject to change at any time without notice due to supplier rate changes and currency fluctuations to the USD. Prices are correct as at 20Dec23. A non-refundable deposit and payment installations will be required throughout the booking process. DAN or equivalent evacuation insurance is mandatory. Minimum Deep Diver (40 metres) certification and wreck diving experience is strongly recommended for the WWII Wreck Week. Any guests who do not have the required minimum certification and number of dives, or who the crew feel have insufficient experience or skills in certain conditions, may be denied participation in some or all dives .
    Valid for travel from July 6, 2024.
    Valid for travel until July 14, 2024.
    Only available for sale until April 30, 2024.

    Subject to availability and COVID-19 conditions – please contact your Dive Adventures travel specialist.

    Destination Information

    Tulagi

    Tulagi was once the capital of the Solomon Islands as declared by the British Empire. During WWII it was taken over by the Japanese forces as their military base. After the war, the capital was moved to Honiara, and since then this once bustling area of the Solomon Islands has reverted to a remote and quiet island paradise. However, remnants of infrastructure from its imperial past and the relics of its role in WWII remain. 

     

    Honiara

    Honiara is located in the Guadalcanal Province. It is the capital of the Solomon Islands and the gateway for international visitors to the rest of this beautiful tropical island nation. 

    Before the Second World War, Honiara did not exist as the town we know today. This bustling municipality was developed around U.S. military headquarters established during the Second World War. U.S. presence in the area boosted Honiara’s infrastructure, which triggered the British Government to name it the country’s capital after the war in 1952. The Solomon Islands was a protectorate of Britain from 1893 until independence was declared in 1975. This elected urban centre still thrives and is considered the primary hub for business and commerce for the whole country. 

    During WWII and the U.S. occupation of the area, American and Japanese troops clashed in Honiara during the Guadalcanal Campaign and the Battle of Henderson Field. America emerged as victorious and subsequently set up base in the area for the rest of the war. As a result, the area hosts a swathe of WWII sites, including abandoned military equipment and war machines both above and below the surface.

     

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