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Bonegi I and II

Honiara, Guadalcanal Island, Solomon Islands
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Ranked #1 of 6 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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Hobart, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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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Sydney, Australia
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5 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

It costs about $20 for a car to get into the beach and whilst there you can take your snorkel and goggle and swim round the old supply ship. The Bonegi II is a little deeper and is the place where people seem to be learning to dive nearly every weekend. Grab yourself a coconut, pull up a spot on... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Good snorkelling areas on these beaches. The coral is bleached and in poor condition with some fish about. I rated it very good though as I got to snorkel over a shipwreck which was awesome! Sand and not fish around the wreck - as soon as I popped over the ship wreck's side it was magical! You need a calm... More

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Honiara
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Great to swim, always the chance of crocodiles and bull sharks so care is needed.. Popular with expats. Charge to get in, 40 solomon dollars for a vehicle if u are lucky, sometimes more. No bins so take yr rubbish with you

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Suva, Fiji
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

A nice beach. Went there with a group of friends and had a good swim. I suggest that one of the ways you can beat the heat in Honiara is to go to Bongegi. I indeed like sitting under the trees and enjoying the view.

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Adelaide, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

We had a great dive here - on just one of the two wrecks. It was interesting, though broken up by the waves & environment, so difficult to make out through the coral.

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Australia
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118 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

The beach is some way out of town so need a vehicle to get there and must pay the locals on the gate money to enter to site. There is a shipwreck not far from shore which makes great diving. Would highly recommend always travelling in groups when venturing out of town areas.

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