Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands

Aerial photo of Uepi Island, Solomons

Aerial photo of Uepi Island

The Solomon Islands is an archipelago of rainforest-clad mountainous islands and low-lying coral atolls. Don’t expect expensive resorts or white sand beaches.Instead you will need to embrace the limited development that allows this incredible, remote country the beauty that many of the developed countries lack. Experience emerald green forest, huge blue lagoons, volcanic islands and beaches without the crowds. The country is the perfect location for the adventurous type, dive on pristine, untouched sites, surf uncrowded beaches, climb a dormant volcano, trek through wildlife filled forest… the list is endless.

The Solomon Islands offer extraordinary diving opportunities. The surrounding crystal clear waters offer prolific marine life, home to great varieties of fish and corals. These islands were the sites of many WWII battles and there are some outstanding wreck dives.

DIVE DESTINATIONS

Gizo
Munda
Uepi Island
Tulagi
Honiara
Solomon Islands Liveaboards

GENERAL INFORMATION

Entry Requirements

Australian passport holders require a valid passport with a validity of at least 6 months beyond their intended stay. All travellers must have return or onward tickets and sufficient funds for their stay. For more information and for holders of other passports, please refer to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website for the latest travel advice.

Money

The Solomon Island Dollar (SBD) is the unit of currency. One Australian Dollar is worth approximately 6 Solomon Island Dollars.

Language

The official language is English, with Pidgin and about 87 Melanesian dialects also spoken throughout the country.

Electricity

220-240V and uses the Australian plug type.

Time Zone

GMT + 11 (1 hour ahead of Sydney)

Clothing

Light casual clothing is recommended. Women should dress modestly in public places.

Climate

The Solomon Islands lie in the tropics and enjoy a year round temperature of 27-29°C.

Water Temperature

The water is a comfortable average of 29°C year round.

Departure Tax

None at 1 July 2012.

Tipping

Tipping is not a Solomon Island custom and visitors are asked to refrain from doing so.

 

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