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SOUTH PACIFIC’S

GUIDE

Your next dive adventure starts here!

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GOOD REASONS TO BOOK THROUGH

1 WE’VE DIVED THERE 2 UNBIASED AND OBJECTIVE
Our specialist dive travel consultants have a combined ADVICE
diving experience of 64 years, having completed 19,000 Any one can look at a dive resort website or brochure.
dives over 33 countries world wide and visited untold There are thousands of them and they all have one thing
reefs, resorts and liveaboards. So when we give you a in common - they all claim to be the best! So how do you
recommendation on which dive location will best suit know if they really are as good as they claim?
you, it comes from personal first hand experience Here at Dive Fish Snow Travel, we offer a lot of quality
• Not from a brochure locations that we have personally checked out. If they
don’t meet our standards, we wont sell them. We will
• Not from a dive magazine only offer what best suits your requirements and budget.
• Not from a website We have the expertise and first hand knowledge to give
That’s why we say “Talk to us, we’ve dived there.” you truly unbiased and objective advise on where to go
for your next dive holiday.

3 WE SAVE YOU TIME AND AIRFARE PRICING GUIDE
$$ MONEY $$ The fares listed are to be used as a guide only. They are the
cheapest available at the time of print (May 2005). The
There is a reason why Dive Fish Snow Travel is NZ largest
cheapest airfares are always sold out first. The earlier you
dive travel agent. book and pay for the airfare, they cheaper they usually are.
Think about it - who gets the best price? You, by buying AIRFARES EX AUCKLAND START FROM:
one holiday direct
Fiji* $ 475 Truk Lagoon* $ 1630

OR Vanuatu $ 495 Marshall Islands* $ 1250

Us, by buying thousands of holidays every year for the Solomon Is* $ 1075 Niue $ 685
past 19 years - PLUS we have the product knowledge Brisbane $ 425
that can save you time from shopping around. We are
* Add approximately $120 - $200 for airfares ex Wellington and/or
your one stop dive holiday shop! Christchurch.

NB: Airline levies taxes and service fees are not included in above
pricing guide.

All prices
are in
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PRICING: Use as a Guide only
All prices in this publication are NZ dollars and are valid at time
of publication. Please use as a guide only. Airfares are not
included.

Inclusions: unless specified, prices listed are per person share
twin accommodation, ten dives, tanks, weightbelts, airfills dive
guide and return airport transfers.
Welcome
to the
Tropical South Pacific:
Your Underwater
Playground
We know you will find some useful information in this guide. There are a lot more details and many more options on our
website, but we do encourage you to pick up the phone and talk to one of our dive travel consultants. They've been there,
dived that and can customize a great dive holiday for you.

OUR COMMITTMENT TO YOU: SHARK ACTION:
There are as many different types of dive holidays as there are divers The movies would have you believe that
looking for that “something special!” AS A SPECIALIST DIVE TRAVEL all sharks are killers. The reality is quite
AGENCY, our job, and our commitment to you, is to work with you and different. Tropical sharks are not usually
your budget to get exactly what you are looking for. dangerous, but do need to be treated with
respect. Shark feeding and shark dives are
Whether your ideal dive holiday is:
now very popular worldwide. It is safe, a
· A romantic getaway with a little bit of diving
lot of fun, and will teach you to appreciate
· Full on action packed adrenalin pumping diving
the grace, power and splendour that make
· Full on wreck or wreck and reef combo
them masters of their environment.
· Technical diving or training
· A family resort with some casual diving INTERNET:
· An off the beaten track adventure to far flung reefs, atolls and islands.
We can customise that “something special” just for you. There are thousands of dive resort websites and they all have one thing
in common- they all claim to be the best! So how do you figure out which
COMMON MISNOMER: one will best suit you, and if they really are as good as they claim? Because
we have personally checked out hundreds of locations, we can give you
Many divers think that the more adventurous the diving, the more difficult
unbiased and objective advice. We can also sell them for a cheaper cost
or dangerous it is. Not so! Diving in warm tropical waters with professional,
than you can get by buying directly off a website.
well-run operators is much easier and more comfortable than in New
Zealand conditions. SO HOW DO WE MAKE A PROFIT FROM YOU,
OUR VALUED CLIENT?
NON DIVERS, KIDS AND FAMILIES:
We make our profit from the airlines, resorts and dive operators paying
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many of which are also suitable for non divers
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costs. So the cost of the service is the same whether you purchase it
and families. We can also recommend many directly or through us. But when you book through Dive Fish Snow Travel
other family friendly locations where you can do you get all the benefits of our first hand knowledge and unbiased opinions
a few dives and still relax with your family. Just for free, plus the advantage of knowing that by booking through a TAANZ
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Fiji
GARDEN ISLAND RESORT, TAVEUNI -
FIJI'S PREMIER DIVE LOCATION
A charming oceanfront resort, with each well appointed rooms
commanding views over Somosomo Strait. The Resort provides a quiet
and relaxing island lifestyle in tropical surroundings with attentive staff
and fine international cuisine.

You will soon appreciate that "Garden Island" applies not only to the
landscape, but also to the underwater coral gardens, with soft corals
everywhere in glorious technicolour, earning this awesome location the
reputation as the soft coral capital of the world.

The dive team are very professional and the dive boat sets the standards.
$1575pp
Soft Coral Capital of the World 7 nights ocean view
domestic airfare
12 dives
Transfers

Wananavu Beach Resort

$1590pp
7 nights Garden
View, 10 dives
Ra Divers
RA DIVERS, RAKIRAKI, WANANAVU BEACH Transfers

RESORT AND RA DIVERS LODGE.
The Ra (West) waters of Fiji’s mainland are renowned for the quality and
profusion of fish life, plus multi-hued soft and hard coral. Discover all
this with Ra Divers Fiji, A PADI facility operating 3 fully equipped dive
boats, with experienced qualified instructors and dive sites that rate
among the best in Fiji.

Ra Divers Lodge: Your own little bit of paradise on Nananu-I-Ra Island
across the bay from Wananavu Beach Resort. A 3 storey beachfront house
with magnificent ocean views and all the comforts $1595pp
of home, plus a housegirl to cook and clean for 7 nights
10 dives
Daily meals
you. Transfers

Wananavu Beach Resort offers deluxe
bungalow accommodation in a tropical garden or
sea view setting with a delightful swimming pool,
tennis court and charming bar and restaurant. Ra Divers Lodge

Wananavu Beach Resort Garden Island Resort
Fiji
LAGOON RESORT AND AQUATREK -
BEQA LAGOON
Beqa Lagoon: the biggest lagoon in Fiji, with kaleidoscopic soft corals,
reefs teeming with fish, numerous caves, tunnels, weird and wonderful
exotic critters, and 3 wrecks. Combine this with one of the world’s top
shark feed dives, where you will see 7-8 species of shark during one
adrenalin pumping dive.

Lagoon Resort, luxurious, elegant, exotic,
romantic. Spacious rooms, marble
bathrooms, great canal views and a lovely
swimming pool combine to create a perfect
resort.

$1395pp
7 nights Adrenalin pumping shark feed dive
10 dives
Transfers

MATAVA RESORT – THE ASTROLABE HIDEAWAY,
KADAVU ISLAND
On the remote and magnificent island of Kadavu, Matava - The Astrolabe
Hideaway boasts secluded splendour whilst also satisfying your spirit of
adventure. Set among lush tropical surroundings, Matava is a small and
intimate getaway, featuring traditional thatched Fijian bures, offering
privacy, comfort and superb ocean views.

The Astrolabe Reef is rated as one of the world's premier diving locations
offering a great diversity and
spectacle in coral structures
and marine life. Discover
brilliant coloured hard and soft
corals, vertical drops-offs, giant $1495pp
Manta Rays and exciting shark 7 nights, std water
front bure, 10 dives
dives. Domestic air/boat
transfers Dive with Manta’s
Port Vila, Vanuatu
VANUATU
A sprinkling of 83 tropical islands just 3 hours from Auckland, Vanuatu is a country full of wonderful surprises
and diversity, breathtaking views, jungle waterfalls, incredible coral reefs and the best game and sport fishing
in the South Pacific. Discovering Vanuatu is made easy with Air Vanuatu flights departing Auckland on
Wednesdays and Saturdays, with good connections from Wellington and Christchurch.
HIDEAWAY MARINE SANCTUARY RESORT
To fully appreciate the extent of the Marine Sanctuary’s wonderful reefs
and marine life, you just have to visit! The reef has been protected as a
Marine Sanctuary for many years. The fish are very friendly – it is like an
underwater “aquarium” of untold splendour right off the beach, plus there
are two wreck dives in front of the resort.
Hideaway Island is an ideal resort for new and experienced divers, with
full PADI services. The island is covered in native bush, edged by white
$675pp sand and coral beaches.
7 nights dormitory
room. Incl 10 dives Accommodation is available in dormitories, twin/double rooms with
Transfers.
upgrades available shared bathrooms and oceanfront ensuite bungalows.

Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu

$1975pp
6 nights Aore. 1
night Vila. Incl:
domestic air + 10
boat dives, Transfers

Hideaway Island

Aore Resort
Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu
Sinking of the Coolidge

Espiritu Santo, just a short flight from Port Vila, is home to the "SS President Coolidge" - one of the World's largest diveable shipwrecks. The luxury liner
was converted to a troopship during WWII and sank just off the coast, making easy access available from the shore or a boat. To explore the "Coolidge"
in its entirety would take more than 20 different dives to the ballrooms, cargo holds, decks and superstructure, with an amazing collection of jeeps,
trucks, cases of rifles and other articles of war to be seen.

But Espiritu Santo has a lot more to offer than just the "Coolidge": colourful reef diving, sportfishing, kayaking, snorkelling, tours to local Kustom villages,
the picturesque Blue Holes, magnificent beaches, conservation areas and caves to explore.

AQUAMARINE ALLAN POWERS DIVE TOURS
The most qualified dive shop in Vanuatu, Allan Powers Dive have over 30 years of experience and are considered
Aquamarine is a registered PADI Resort, to be experts on the “Coolidge”. The operation is committed to providing
SSI Instructor Training Facility, SDI the best dives, equipment and service. They also take care of the wreck
Instructor Development Facility and TDI Instructor Trainer Facility. Diving with regular cleaning and restoration. They have built up a sheltered
the Coolidge promises to be the most adventurous wreck diving you may
gearing up area to allow the easiest and most convenient access to shore
ever do and to ensure your safety and fun, Aquamarine has the most
based dives on the “Coolidge”. They have a purpose built dive boat for
highly trained guides on the Coolidge. They have logged over 30,000
combined dives on the wreck and are fully qualified to cater to novice, boat dives on the “Coolidge” and the “Henry Bonneaud” and other pristine
advanced and technical divers. Aquamarine services include boat and reefs further afield.
shore dives to all of Santo's wreck and reef sites including Million Dollar
Point and the SS Tucker, as well as gear hire, Nitrox, and Trimix. Guides
may also be hired for personal tours - ideal for photographers and
qualified tek divers.

CORAL QUAYS RESORT
Experience the traditional charm of a lovely estate villa, combined with
the soothing effect of sparkling blue waters that lap the beachfront.

Coral Quays is an oceanfront resort featuring superior individual private
ensuite bungalows blending into 6 acres of lush tropical gardens. The
resort is located in San Michel Bay, just a breath away from the town,
with easy access to all the activities, tours and dive locations of Espiritu $1395pp
6 nights Coral
Santo. Snorkel off the jetty, try your hand at sportfishing, relax by the Quays. 1 night Vila.
Incl domestic air +
swimming pool or enjoy a traditional Melanesian massage before a 10 shore dives
romantic waterside dinner in one of Vanuatu's finest restaurants.
UNFORGE

NIU
Above or below the water, noth
Immerse yourself in some of the clearest, cleanest waters
that provide easy sightings of whales, dolphins, turtles,
rays, corals, snakes, and all manner of marine life. It’s easy,
since our land-shelf drops off a mere stones' throw from

Matavai Resort
Nestled into cliffs that overlook
Niue’s crystal blue waters hides your
sanctuary!
Niue’s top resort offers 180-degree
ocean views from its abundant
decks, making it both your perfect
retreat and the ideal place to enjoy
humpbacks and dolphins with sun-
sets and cocktails.
We have only twenty-two rooms, four
air-conditioned, all with balconies
and ocean views. Two fresh water pools on the lower decks are the perfect place to cool off after a hard day relaxing. Our bar
is a local hub, while our restaurant serves European-style cuisine with a dash of Niuean flavour. Better still, Niue Dive is locat-
ed just next door, letting divers take the plunge and return to base without wasting time travelling. Our friendly staff can also
advise of, or book Niue’s best activities, for here at the Matavai Resort we want nothing to impede your pleasure.

Namukulu Motel
Located just ten minutes drive north of Niue's capital, Alofi, the all new
Namukulu Motel is well away from it all. Same great hosts though - not
even a cyclone could tear Robyn and Joe Wright away from Niue, and
they've rebuilt! They have several superior-quality, self-contained, free-
standing fales that sleep groups of up to four, in light, airy, comfortable
bliss. All have magnificent sea views, and are well appointed with fridge,
microwave, gas hob, ceiling fan and television - even a hair dryer - but
don't expect a to find a telephone in your fale. Most guests never even
notice!
They still hire mountain bikes, golf clubs and even snorkeling equipment,
and by the time you read this their massive rebuild may see also the pool,
BBQ, laundary and gym facilities completed.
Please note - may see! If these facilities are critical to you, do check before you book.
But some things don't change - Namukulu Motel deservedly has an awesome reputation and a fanatically loyal clientele. You'll
be happy to count yourself among them, but book early to ensure you can!

For more information about Niue visit us at www.niueisland.com
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hing on Earth comes close
shore, meaning much less
time spent on the water and lots
more in it. Niue Dive is
professionally run by PADI
Instructors and cater from novices to
experts, offering PADI courses right
up to Divemaster level.
During July to October, pods
of large migrating whales rest
and perform as close as 50 metres
from land - we know of no other
place on earth where you can
get this close to whales
without getting wet.
But if 50 metres isn't close enough, Niue
Dive run whale encounters, so experience the
unforgettable thrill of swimming alongside
them!
Even on land, Niue's a world apart. It’s full of
incredibly welcoming people who speak
English and use the $NZ but is also an
extremely safe, politically stable Polynesian
land. Our culture’s untrampled by business
and undisturbed by fads.
Niue's over four times larger than the entire
Cook Islands group, so there's more than
enough room to trek through virgin rain forest,
explore stunning caves or just drift aimlessly
over pristine reefs - guided professionally, or
on your own. In or out of the water, Niue is
utterly unforgettable.
Liveaboards
A live-aboard is a boat which serves many purposes …….a comfortable floating hotel, cabins with ensuites, great restaurant with amazing sea views
and professional dive operation all in one. The benefits of this type of holiday are many –

You are positioned on the dive sites making it easy to do lots of dives in the day. On many live-aboards you will simply step off the back deck, go for
a dive, step back on again, take off your BCD and have a cool drink, cup of tea or a gourmet lunch. The crew will assist with all equipment, including
cameras, and will re-fill your tank while you relax in the sun. Some live-aboards will use dive tenders for a short run to the dive sites.

TRUK LAGOON, MICRONESIA – “SS THORFINN”
Truk has a reputation as one of the best wreck diving locations in the
world. Within the lagoon lie the spectacular remains of nearly 70 coral
draped Japanese shipwrecks and countless aircraft which were
condemned to watery graves during US air attacks in WWII.

Incredible visions of the battle fleet will greet you as you dive on
shipwrecks torn apart by massive explosions and on cargo boats still
laden with mines, bombs, torpedoes, aircraft parts and personal effects
of a bygone era.

The “SS Thorfinn” is undergoing a major refurbishment in 2005 which
$1730pp
7 nights Cruise,
will include transformations to her exterior and dive boats. 3 dives per day

MARSHALL ISLANDS – RONGELAP EXPEDITIONS
To Kawajalein, Jaluit and Rongelap Atolls
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You can be amongst the first to dive on over 50 ship and aircraft wrecks
including the enormous German battleship, “Prinz Eugen”.

Rongelap Expeditions base their live aboard “MV Oleanda” at Kwajalein
Atoll for 8 – 10 weeks a year before relocating to other remote
and pristine atolls of Rongelap and Jaluit in the Marshall Islands.

Special charters have been booked for Kwajalein for April 2006 $3150pp
8 nights cruise incl
and June 2007. There is limited space so book now. meals, unlimited
diving + domestic
air

PAPUA NEW GUINEA – “MV CHERTAN”
“M.V. Chertan”, beyond simply a dive experience…

Adventure, challenge and discovery in conditions that few have
experienced. From dugouts to dugongs, from plunging coral drop-offs to
towering volcanic mountains, skull caves and thermal springs, from
hammerhead sharks to manta rays, the waters around Milne Bay are truly
unique.

Equally special is the ambience on board Chertan where
the crew's priority is your comfort and enjoyment. $4595pp
9 nights cruise incl
meals, unlimited diving.
Enjoy a night before or after the cruise at the luxurious Airfare ex Brisbane
1 night Port Morsbey
Tiwali Resort, which is also owned by Chertan.
Liveaboards
QUEENSLAND – “TAKA”
Taka Dive Adventures operate from Cairns. Cruise in comfort to the
famous Cod Hole and Ribbon Reefs on board the new “Taka”, a 30m
purpose-built dive vessel launched in January 2004. The Friday departure
includes the exciting Shark Feed at Osprey Reef in the Coral Sea,
experiencing 30+m visibility.

- 4 day 3 nights Cod Hole & Northern Great Barrier Reef cruise –
departs Tuesday. Cost from $1035 incl meals + diving

- 5 day 4 nights Cod Hole & Osprey Reef – Coral Sea Cruise – departs
Fridays. Cost from $1195 incl meals + diving.

Saloon M.V. Taka

Shark feed Osprey reef
QUEENSLAND - MIKE BALL EXPEDITIONS
“Supersport” and “Spoilsport”: these custom designed catamarans
minimise seasickness and maximise stability, space and privacy. Large
specialised dive decks make diving easy with unique entry/exit platforms
and multi-level camera tables. Nitrox & solo diving, complimentary Reef
Ecology Programs and speciality dive courses available.
Fly Dive Cod Hole “Supersport” - 3 or 4 nights (12 or 14 dives)
Mike Ball's new Fly Dive Cod Hole itinerary provides stunning views of
the Great Barrier Reef as you fly to (or from) “Supersport” - at just 600
ft above the dive sites! The flight saves 12 hours of sea travel, enabling
more relaxed and unlimited diving. All dives are north of Ribbon Reef #3
where the visibility and marine life is best. Just Relax... Enjoy... Dive...!
Departs: Cairns - Monday (3nts) & Thursday (4nts) Cost from $1135 incl
meals + diving
Reef ‘n wreck. “Spoilsport” - 4 nights (13 dives) One day is spent at
Wheeler Reef or similar high quality outer Great Barrier Reef location.
Two days are at Australia's best dive, the amazing “SS Yongala” that rests
at 30 meters and the uppermost deck is at 15 meters. The wreck is covered
in spectacular hard and soft corals. Turtles, bull rays, sea snakes, sharks
and huge fish roam the wreck. Departs: Townsville - Tuesday & Friday
Cost from $1245 incl meals + diving.
Coral Sea “Spoilsport” - 7 to 8 nights (unlimited dives)
Spoilsport takes you to 3 regions of diverse and exciting diving. In the
Coral Sea witness incredible shark action at Scuba Zoo and glide along
bottomless walls with 45m visibility. At outer edge Great Barrier Reefs
you will explore rarely visited, pristine reefs. Australia's very best dive
awaits you at the incredible Yongala Wreck. Departs: Townsville - Tuesday
Cost from $2360 incl. meals + diving.

Minke Whale Trip runs only in June
Taka Cod Hole and July Spoilsport
Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea is one of the World’s best dive locations and is testament to why so many NZ
divers return to PNG again and again.
Papua New Guinea is a land of variety and contradiction and it is one of the most exciting, remote and adventurous places in the world to visit and
dive. PNG is a divers’ dream: deep or shallow reefs, colourful coral walls, sheer drop offs, barrier reefs, atolls, passages, lagoons, WWII wrecks combined
with unique species of marine life that are found throughout the region. Deep water often comes very close to the shore. Only a couple of meters away
from the beaches are vertical dropping reef walls which reach down to 1000 meters or more. In the more sheltered bays delicate coral formations are
growing to enormous size.

KAVIENG is renowned
for big fish action and
RABAUL: has the passageway diving
best WWII wreck
diving opportunities WALINDI The resort’s restaurant walls
and WWII history. are covered with Walindi photos that
have appeared on the front covers of
dive magazines around the world: Tes-
MADANG offers
tament to the diving of Walindi.
PNG’s best wreck and
reef combination

M.V. CHERTAN offers the ulti-
mate dive adventure in PNG:
wrecks, pristine reefs + big fish
action, interesting critters and
the pristine reefs of Milne Bay

Has Daily flights from Australia, with good
connections to PNG premier dive locations

JAIS ABEN RESORT, MADANG
WRECK N REEF COMBO
Madang, situated on the north coast of PNG’s mainland,
boasts one of the most ecologically diverse reef systems in
the world. Aquaventures can show you coral reefs, WWII ships
and aircraft wrecks submerged in crystal clear water, sunken
live volcanoes and cathedral-like caves, grazing dugong,
cruising turtles and a mind-blowing array of multi-coloured
reef fish. Our director Ron Blake, rates the wreck of the “US
Boston” as one of the best wreck dives in PNG.

Jais Aben Resort lies on a
private Peninsula and offers
direct access to the best dive
sites of the area.

The sea view bungalows are
spread generously over the $2295pp
7 nights Budget sea
property which is sheltered view bungalow.
12 dives
from the tropical sun by old Flights ex Brisbane

coconut palms.
Solomon Islands
Virtually untouched, the Solomon Islands are
comprised of more than 990 islands. If it weren’t
for the remnants of war - tankers, battleships, troop
carriers, bombers, fighters and tanks that are scattered among the shallow reefs
and harbours, it would be hard to believe that the Solomons were once the site of
fierce fighting during WWII.

The ocean is warm and clear, with millions of fish, large pelagics, hard and soft
corals of every colour under the sun. Dramatic outcrops, breath-taking drop offs
Bilikiki Cruise
and imposing coral overhangs add to the underwater spectacle.

It’s never been easier to get to the
Solomon Islands, with good connections
from Brisbane, Fiji and Vanuatu.
ADVENTURE SPORTS GIZO AND MUNDA
Gizo is renowned for having the most diverse and exciting diving to be
found anywhere in the world: from World War II wrecks to numerous
offshore reefs, spectacular coral formations, plummeting walls, manta
rays and abundant marine
life.

Munda is located on the
beautiful Roviana Lagoon, a
15 minutes flight from Gizo.
Munda has a unique history
of head hunting with many
historic sites to visit! Majestic
wall dives and virgin reefs
are the specialty of Munda.

Danny and Kerrie Kennedy
have owned and operated
Adventures Sports (Dive
Gizo) since 1985 and now
also operate Dive Munda
at Agnes Lodge. $1295pp
7 nights Gizo
Hotel std room.
domestic airfare
10 dives. Transfers
THE GIZO HOTEL
This hotel is situated on the waterfront of Gizo, and offers comfortable
accommodation and poolside relaxation. The split level open air "Leaf
Haus" restaurant and bar offers a wide variety of fresh local cuisine.

Room features include a balcony, ceiling fans, ensuite with shower and
half bath, IDD telephone, refrigerator and tea and coffee making facilities.
The deluxe Poolside and Seaview rooms are air-conditioned.

Dive Boat Tank Gizo Hotel
Solomon Islands
The U.S.S. Aaron Ward TULAGI - A Wreck Diver’s Heaven
Has it all – wreck ‘n reef
The island of Tulagi is reached directly from Honiara by boat.
Accommodation at Vanita Divers Lodge is basic but clean and comfortable,
offering both dormitory and ensuite rooms. Restaurant and bar facilities
adjoin the lodge, or you can make use of the BBQ facilities.

Looking for a good mix of incredible wrecks and stunning reefs? Here
you’ll find seaplanes, a mine sweeper, oil tanker and an American
destroyer “The Aaron Ward”. The unspoilt reefs feature soft corals, drop
offs, huge fans, giant sponges and are all packed with an abundance of
tropical marine life. Any Indo Pacific species, fish or invertebrate, that you
care to name are to be found in the Solomon Islands’ waters. Tulagi Dive
is well equipped to look after divers of all experience levels, including the
technical diver.

Voted by Dive Fish Snow Travel as the best
$1395pp
7 nights wreck dive location in the Solomon Islands.
10 dives
Boat transfers

COASTWATCHERS, HONIARA
4 Big Ship Wrecks
During World War II, bitter fighting raged between
American and Japanese forces for six months on
Guadalcanal Island until the Japanese withdrew
early in 1943. The waters around Honiara, where the Battle of
Guadalcanal took place, are now littered with so many wrecks and war
debris it has become become known as “Iron Bottom Sound”.

Now Coastwatchers offers excellent battlefield tours and can show you
many war wrecks and relics on both land and underwater, including the
$795pp legendary Bonegi one, Bonegi two, Ruanui, U.S.S. John Penn ship wrecks,
Bonegi Two wreck 7 nights standard
room Honara Hotel aircrafts, submarines, guns, cannons and tanks. Most of the wrecks are
10 dives
Transfers shore dives at depths of 5-65 metres.

It is easy to combine both these amazing locations to get 1 awesome wreck diving holiday.

KING SOLOMON HOTEL, HONIARA
$1295pp
7 nights sea view
Conveniently located in Honiara, the hotel sits one block back from the waterfront on a coral terraced hill with stunning room
10 dives
views over Guadalcanal. All rooms have air conditioning, ceiling fans, shower and half bath, refrigerator, tea/coffee, Transfers
television, and free in-house movies. Tropical landscaped gardens and the swimming pool makes the King Solomon hotel
the best place to dive from and relax in Honiara.

Vanita Divers Lodge
Solomon Islands
“M V BILIKIKI”
Kiwis’ favourite dive liveaboard
“MV Bilikiki” operates from Honiara on Guadalcanal Island to dive sites
in the Florida Islands, Russell Islands, Mborokua (Mary) Island and Marovo
Lagoon in the New Georgia Islands.

The walls, reefs, pinnacles and coral gardens support an amazing variety
and quantity of sea creatures. The varieties of fish are staggering. Within
a few meters of each other, individually or in schools, can be seen
anemone fish, angel fish, butterfly fish, humphead parrot fish and other
reef dwellers while just a short distance away schools of barracuda, big-
eye trevally and other pelagics cruise in the blue waters. "Muck dives”
will show you small and unusual critters such as Mantis shrimp, ghost
pipefish, and pygmy seahorses. Combine these amazing reef dives with
some of the best wreck dives in the Solomons and you can understand
why this is Kiwi’s favourite Liveaboard. Bilikiki operate 7 to 10 day cruises
and they need to be booked well in advance.

$2950pp
7 night cruise
meals
unlimited diving

UEPI ISLAND, MOROVO LAGOON
PEACE AND TRANQUILITY:
Hidden among the turquoise waters and peaceful lagoons in the Western
Provinces you will find the stunning Uepi Island Resort.

Uepi is a raised coral island with a beautiful sandy beach and is covered
with colourful tropical foliage and lowland rain forest. It is set on the
edge of one of the world’s largest lagoons and is listed for world heritage
consideration.

It’s fringing reefs, steep drop-offs and lagoonal
$1850pp
7nights lodge
room. Incl. Meals
coral bommies are all teeming with domestic airfare
10 dives. Transfers
colourful tropical fish and invertebrate
life. Rated by Dive Fish Snow Travel as
one of best dive resorts in the Pacific.

UEPI ISLAND
· Solomon Islands
· Great Barrier Reef
· Papua New Guinea
· Malaysia
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· Kwajalein
· Pohnpei
Win a Holiday: Free Entry! · Niue
· Fiji
Visit www.divefishsnow.co.nz for · Tonga
● Competition details · Vanuatu
● More detailed information · Galapagos
● Many more exciting locations
· Truk Lagoon
● Up to date specials
· Tahiti
· Thailand
· Palau
· Marshall Islands
Hideaway Island Resort and many more...

The Ulimate Dive Holiday
Every year we offer 5-6 special charter trips to some
of the World’s premier dive locations: Galapagos Is,
Cocos Is, Kwajalein, Phonpei, Truk Lagoon, Maldives,
PNG and Solomon Is, to name but a few.

These trips are renowned for both world class diving
and the camaraderie between divers. They fill quickly
and early, often without being advertised. So if you’re
looking for the ultimate dive holiday contact us now.
As of May 2005, our 2005 trips are already sold out,
2006 charters are filling fast and we are working on
2007.

Single Divers: Join a Group
You can save 50% on accommodation costs
and join in the camaraderie of other divers.
Join one of our many group departures from
May to Oct with a tour leader and lots of
free extras.

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our newsletter that is informative and has
special offers and deals. “Dive Times”, is
published 5 times a year. Details on our
website. www.divefishsnow.co.nz