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

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An eerie but beautiful snorkelling spot

Two sunken Japanese ships beached in the Second World War- reclaimed by the sea, covered in colourful coral, and home to a myriad of tropical fish. The snorkelling is fantastic... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2016
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Two sunken Japanese ships beached in the Second World War- reclaimed by the sea, covered in colourful coral, and home to a myriad of tropical fish. The snorkelling is fantastic but calm seas are a must as high swells can move you over the ship and churn up the water reducing visibility.

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syd
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44 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

Normal western honiara stone/volcanic beach. Good shade and parking easy. The wrecks (snorkel/dive B2 and B1) are the main attraction. Otherwise some of the beaches closer to Honiara as just as good. Be prepared for a fair bit of plastic rubbish washed up on the beach. Wear thongs or sandals except when in the water as there is some broken... More 

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Cairns
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Being able to dive WW 2 wrecks of the beach is incredible did 4 dives on B1 and 2 on B2 this is a must dive before heading to Munda to dive

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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232 reviews
144 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

I took friends to snorkel both wrecks. It was the highlight of their South Pacific tour. Cost approx $65 each. Pick up 7:30, drop off 1pm. Kinugawa Maru was the highlight. Both of these were huge transports, reduced to rubble. However snorkelers loved this second wreck as they could see more of the boat, fish, thousands of the, and varieties... More 

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Petrie, Australia
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124 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

On our war tour our driver stopped at Bonegi 2 for a snorkel. My wife and I were the only people there (Admission fee applies) it was a bit choppy but small swell that day we were there. I went in by myself as it was surging near the wreck located off shore. I was filming with my Gopro through... More 

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Brisbane Region, Australia
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Beautiful location, great for diving/snorkelling....the only downside is a bit of litter lying around the beach!

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

I have dived these wrecks many times and they are worth doing just for the fish life. Mating cuttlefish can be one of the highlights.The wrecks are in poor condition but can be a lot of fun exploring the remaining rooms. Make sure the conditions on shore are flat as this beach is steep and it's difficult to exit when... More 

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Ottawa
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91 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

Diving these humongous wrecks, you feel like you have jumped back in time, to 1942. We dove inside the wrecks and got a feel of history. A wonderful feeling!

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Honiara, Solomon Islands
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

We went swimming at Mbonege II and were pleasantly surprised at the boat sticking out of the water just off shore. Finding the beach was difficult as it is not signposted. However, if you stop at Mbonege I you can pay there and get directions to Mbonege II!

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4 Thank Rachel M
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22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016

We joined Tulagi Dive for a number of dives on both B1 and B2 and found them both to be quite interesting and enjoyable. We ended up going back to both sites and dived on them 2 more times. It's not far out of town and there is plenty to see on the road on the way there an back.

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