Well its taken a while but we have finally updated the web site. For those who have been visiting the old site and had difficulties with the information and contact details, we apologise for the confusion. For those who are visiting for the first time, we would like to say Welkam lo website blo mifala ("welcome to our website" in the local tongue). A lot has happened in the world of Tulagi Dive in the last two years, most notably we have relocated our operations to Honiara. This started as a financial and marital necessity, both have improved dramatically as a result.
The Solomon Islands is located to the north east of Australia. Iron Bottom Sound is bordered by the islands of Guadalcanal, Savo and the island group known as Ngella (AKA "Florida Islands"). The Solomon Islands and its tropical waters are home to some of the world’s most prolific array of marine life. The Iron Bottom Sound gets its name from the large amount of ships and aircraft that were lost during World War 2.
Moving base to Honiara allows us to cover diving on both sides of Iron Bottom Sound. Sites are within a short drive or boat ride on Guadalcanal. The Ngella group is about an hour away by boat, most sites there are close to Tulagi. We currently either do Tulagi as a day trip for the moment or for a few nights stay (there is a minimum number requirement for Tulagi trips).
It is not meant to be misleading but we have retained the name Tulagi Dive as that is primarily how we are known and after much persistence we have secured land on Tulagi for the construction of a new lodge and dive centre (we hope that is also not too puzzling for the moment). Planning, site preparation and initial ground breaking will commence in late 2011, all being well and with island scheduling completion is expected mid-2013. Information at significant stages will be added to the site.
The dives pages have been updated to provide more information, particularly on wreck history. Some sites have been deleted as either a result of destruction due to unsound fishing practices or difficulties with customary owners. We do our best to get you to where you would like to dive but life in the tropics is in constant state of flux, so please bear with us if all requests or not met.
There are no prices listed on the site, that is intentional, being a small island nation exchange rates and political situations make it difficult to list rates. Please email us for current rates (they don’t fluctuate daily but may vary a little during a year).
For users of the Lonely Planet Guides, this is a great resource but please look at the name on the cover carefully, it says “Guide”. Small island nations are not the same as larger destinations, it is best to email ahead to ensure that you are able to achieve you holiday plans, communication with rural area is not instantaneous and it is best to make sure people are expecting you.