The Solomon Islands are a key part to the Coral Triangle and easily rival other Indo-Pacific dive travel destination, with fabulous coral reefs, diverse marine life, and historic World War II wrecks.

Topside, travelers can enjoy many cultural experiences like villagers and children in dugout canoes visiting your boat for friendly commerce and interaction, and touring WWII battle sites like Guadalcanal.

Solomon Islands is a hidden gem in the South Pacific. Still relatively new to tourism, it sees far fewer visitors each year that its neighbours Fiji and Vanuatu. This means pristine reefs, and no other boats crowding the dive sites. One of the reasons Solomons is known for the best diving in the world is because it has such a variety of diving options: reefs, wrecks, big animals, little critters, caves and beaches. Here are my top ten favourite sites.

Fiji Airways, which services most of Oceania, is introducing a non-stop flight from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Fiji starting in January 2020. The nine and 1/2 hour flight will land at Nadi International Airport (NAN), the capital of the Republic of Fiji.

Short connecting flights can then be easily booked to locations like Honiara, the capital of the Solomon Islands, as well as Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Tarawa (Republic of Kiribati), Tonga, and elsewhere in Oceania.

Flying on the ultra-modern Airbus A350 XWB, considered the world’s most comfortable twin-aisle aircraft, travelers can enjoy quick, convenient service to what is arguably the world’s most richly diverse diving destination.

So chase away those winter blues and embrace a dive vacation to the diving paradise of The Solomon Islands and the South Pacific! 

For more information, call your local travel agent or book directly at A round-trip ticket from LAX to Fiji is currently showing at only US$874.00 (~798 Euros).


Source: spoke with Susan Bejeckian, the North America Tourism to the Solomon Islands rep at DEMA Show 2019 about the exciting news for divers looking to make the Solomon Islands a destination in 2020.