Riding the wave of success from their 2nd Annual Dive Festival, the folks from the Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau landed at DEMA Show in Orlando, taking place November 01 – 04, 2017.

Ellison Kyere (Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau – Director of Marketing) Roberto Hechavarria, Solomon Airlines, U.S. Sales Manager Belinda Botha (Dive Munda) Josef Tuamoto (Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau – CEO)

(L-R) Ellison Kyere (Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau – Director of Marketing), Roberto Hechavarria, Solomon Airlines, U.S. Sales Manager, Belinda Botha (Dive Munda), Josef Tuamoto (Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau – CEO)

Located between Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands offer some of the most spectacular populations of marine life with the second highest levels of biodiversity worldwide. It may seem like the ends of the earth, but with four weekly flights from Brisbane, as well as weekly flights from Nadi, Fiji and Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, it’s surprisingly accessible from the United States, as well as Australia.

Not only is it worth the journey, but the staff at Solomon Airlines is fully committed to bringing the hospitality with them, so you’ll feel like you’re on the islands long before you ever set foot on the sand and even after you begin your trip home. They are also your go-to resource for fast inter-island transfers.

Whether you’re interested in walls, reefs, or wrecks, whether you prefer day trips from your hotel or that concentrated liveaboard life, there’s diving here for you. The Solomon Islands offer pristine reefs, big pelagics, stunning macro, and an impressive collection of dividable World War II wrecks. Their two liveaboardsSIDE’s Taka and the Bilikiki, make trips to the harder-to-reach islands, while the local guides at SIDE Dive Munda in the Western Province, and Dive Tulagi in Honiara will be happy to share their wreck diving expertise.

With so much natural and cultural beauty to offer, there are plenty of opportunities for the business-minded as well. The Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau is seeking dive operators to partner with to keep the industry there growing. At this point, planning is already underway for their third Annual Dive Festival in Honiara and Tulagi, which boast some incredible plane, ship, and submarine wrecks from WWII. October 01 – 05, 2018 is less than a year away, and it’s time to plan your trip to this amazing destination now.