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Address: Honiara, Guadalcanal Island, Solomon Islands
Description: Two popular dive sites off the coast of Honiara.

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Mbonege beach is a half hour drive out of Honiara towards the west. It is a good weekend day trip getaway place with white sandy beaches. There are a few leaf huts and shady trees... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Honiara, Solomon Islands
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Honiara, Solomon Islands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Mbonege beach is a half hour drive out of Honiara towards the west. It is a good weekend day trip getaway place with white sandy beaches. There are a few leaf huts and shady trees to keep the sun away. Good diving sites too and one can see the sunken World War Japanese boats. Great place to swim in the... More 

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Two wrecks straight off the beach. A little way apart - easiest to drive from one to the other, or it would be quite a trek. Bonegi 1 is a "real wreck", goes deep, still quite intact. Vis a bit murky, but they had just had an unseasonable cyclone. Bonegi 2 sticks out of the water, quite broken up, but... More 

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Honiara, Solomon Islands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Not too many places in the world that you can dive on two WW2 wrecks within metres from the shore. Plenty of fish life and fun wrecks to explore. Between 5-50 metres so something to suit everyone's experience and ability. Located on a lovely beach for swimming and picnicking so a couple of dives makes a great day out.

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Great dive, easy entry and exit. You have to pay the entry fee to access the beach though. I saw turtle having a munch while I was diving. The water is warm that you could dive with shirt and short, no need for a wetsuit.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Went diving there several times. WWII Japanese wrecks were close to shore and shallow. A great abundance of brightly coclred fish and corals made the dives unforgettabl

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

fantastic wrecks, they have changed over the years but still a great dive. These two wrecks were sunk on the same night in 1942 while trying to offload japanese troops and supplies. There is also a third wreck close to shore further up the beach and several other wrecks in deeper water, the best of these is the Azumasan maru... More 

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Tuross Head, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

The two troop carrier wrecks at Bonegi are two of the best shore dives available in the Pacific and not to be missed if you are looking for some interesting wrecks. B1 and B2 are about 30 mins out of Honiara to the west and you will be charged a fee to enter the beach by the locals. The fee... More 

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Honiara, Solomon Islands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Two of probably the best shore dives on offer anywhere on the planet. Both are entered at the same place, where a slightly excorbitant fee is extracted depending on the size of the car and whether you are diving. Turn right to a fabulous wreck dive from 10m just off the beach to 50m at the stern end. Tanks, artillery,... More 

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Auckland, NZ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Pretty broken up while we were hoping for more definition. Still, good diving and great, easy-entry position.

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Regardless if you scuba or snorkel, there's heaps to see here. Short trip out from the city, I hired gear through Tulagi Diving. The beach itself is quite nice and if diving isn't your thing you can easily just swim at the beach. The two wrecks that are there are amazing. You can do a deep dive in excess of... More 

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Address: Honiara, Guadalcanal Island, Solomon Islands
Location: South Pacific  >  Solomon Islands  >  Guadalcanal Island  >  Honiara

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