Solomon Is wrecks, snorkelling?

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bloodknot
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Solomon Is wrecks, snorkelling?

Post by bloodknot » Thu Sep 04, 2008 6:48 am

Hi everyone!
It sounds silly, but I'm looking for a place (anywhere in the Pacific, really) where I can simply snorkel around some wrecks. I'm a scaredy-cat about scuba diving, but I'd love to see some wrecks both above and below the water. I've heard the Solomons might provide the best opporunity for snorkelling. Does anyone know if this is correct, and also if there are any alternative locations? I'm happy to travel anywhere (given a certain budget!)

Any suggestions/information gratefully accepted.

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Re: Solomon Is wrecks, snorkelling?

Post by paul » Wed Oct 08, 2008 6:48 am

Yes. There are the beached/semi-submerged japanese cargo ships Boneg I&II on Guadalcanal, The Toa Maru near Gizo, the Kasi Maru on New Georgia, and several aircraft in shallow waters near Gizo, Munda, Seghi, etc. Plus of course lots of wrecks on shore.
Contact the local dive centers, they will have all the info.
I was there in '99, and never got tired of snorkelling.

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Re: Solomon Is wrecks, snorkelling?

Post by Dave Porter » Fri May 01, 2009 3:05 pm

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Re: Solomon Is wrecks, snorkelling?

Post by Jadefox » Sat Mar 05, 2011 4:16 pm

bloodknot wrote:Hi everyone!
It sounds silly, but I'm looking for a place (anywhere in the Pacific, really) where I can simply snorkel around some wrecks. I'm a scaredy-cat about scuba diving, but I'd love to see some wrecks both above and below the water. I've heard the Solomons might provide the best opporunity for snorkelling. Does anyone know if this is correct, and also if there are any alternative locations? I'm happy to travel anywhere (given a certain budget!)

Any suggestions/information gratefully accepted.
Did you end up going? I'm leaving for Solomon Islands in less than one week, and I'd love to know your experience! Thanks

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