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Bonegi I and II

Honiara, Guadalcanal Island, Solomon Islands
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Ranked #1 of 7 Attractions in Honiara
Type: Ancient Ruins
Traveler Description: A few days in Honiara, Solomon Islands, can provide an opportunity to enjoy some fabulous wreck diving at one of the great shore dives of the world... more »
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Berridale, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

close to town,very clean, make sure you go in the morning as the afternoon gets windy. there is a charge to use the beach as there is for all the beaches around Honiara. The money goes to the land owners and for this you get clean beaches.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Our cruise ship had a 4 hour snorkelling tour to this beach in the afternoon. There was quite a current and waves breaking over the shipwreck. Most of the people were too scared to get in. Many were really disappointed with their tour We were in a cab so we had a quick swim and moved on. Its a lovely... More

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Best place ever if you're new to snorkling - the wreck at Bonegi beach just west of Honiara was a WW2 Japanese transport that was shelled by Allied forces. To try and save her, the captain ran her up on Bonegi beach. The bow sits at the high-tide line and the hull slopes off downwards to a point wher SCUBA... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Nice beach not too far from town A tip for visitors: Go on the weekend when there are lots of local families there as you will enjoy their company probably more than the swim, though the wreck is pretty unique

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Tuross Head, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I spend a lot of time in the Solomon Islands and on most visits manage a dive at Bonegi I and II. Both sites are beach dives with the wrecks within easy reach of the shore and the park area where you enter the property is about 20 minutes out of Honiara. Bonegi II is a few hundred meters from... More

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Oakham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Bonegi has to be one of the most unique beaches in the world. Not only does it have that palm tree lined pacific beach look but it is also bathed in history with old ww2 ships visible from both the beach and underwater. I learned to dive on this beach and it truely was one of the best travel experiences... More

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Bonegi has to be the best diving in the world. You can walk straight from the beach and you are at the start of a dive wreck. Tak local money as you have to pay the locals to be allowed onto the beach.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

We've dived these wrecks several times and they are always good fun. As they are shore dives, they start off nice and shallow and the drop away down the reef, so you can basically spend as much time as you like in the sunny shallows with all the animals, or drop down deep to almost 40 meters at the stern.... More

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Cairns, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Unfortunately there was an onshore wind with waves and the visibility was down to 5 to 15 metres. I'm sure on a good day these would be nice dives.

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

One of the most visited places on Honiara due to the history of surrounding the shipwrecks. There's not much of a wreck to see now days. There wasn't much fish around the corals. Good place to start if you want to learn how to dive. It's a private property and bargain the cost with the local at the door. We... More

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