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Bonegi I and II

Honiara, Guadalcanal Island, Solomon Islands
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Great shipwrecks accessible from the beach. Not really a snorkel but a dive.

Two great shipwrecks to go and dive on. If you want to snorkel you can but you will miss most of... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Sydney, Australia
Great diving

Two fantastic World War II wrecks, suitable for advanced open water divers. Parts of the bow of the... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2017
Mike T
London, United Kingdom
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Two popular dive sites off the coast of Honiara.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good41%
  • Average16%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Honiara, Guadalcanal Island, Solomon Islands
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Two great shipwrecks to go and dive on. If you want to snorkel you can but you will miss most of the wreck. B1 goes down to 56 metres and B2 about 35. Not too long a drive from the capital. Trust me you can...More

Thank DiverDanSydney
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Two fantastic World War II wrecks, suitable for advanced open water divers. Parts of the bow of the Bonegi II are visible from the surface and suitable for snorkelling. The downside of diving in the SI is the price - expect to pay upwards of...More

Thank Mike T
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Visited with Tulagi Dive based at the Honiara Yacht club , Its about 45 minutes outside of Honiara. Well worth a visit - easy shore dives with not too much of a swim out. Good interesting wrecks

Thank robmartin2017
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Scuba diving or snorkelling at Bonegi is a must if you're staying in Honiara. The wrecks are very accessible from the beach with Bonegi 1 partly out of the water creating a great snorkelling experience with plenty of fish and coral.

Thank Simon D
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

This the site of our obligatory shakedown dive before we tackle the deeper wrecks at offer in and around Honiara and Tulagi.The water is usually warm and clear if there's been little rain.The first wreck partially sits out,whilst the second wreck starts just below the...More

Thank Craig T
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Great diving around a sunken Japanese transport ships from WWII, its only a stone's throw away from the beach which makes it easily accessible. For picnic lovers, its a must visit beach.

Thank David K
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Per all the other comments there was a sunk ship that was visible and another one that was not. Entrance was 20SD for a single person. There was no one there except another couple and some guy came to snorkel. The owner could do a...More

Thank Kazumoto N
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Went on a shore dive. Very few divers. Calm, bath-tub-warm water with exceptional visibility and robust invertebrate life. Please please be careful with your stuff--you MUST have a designated person on shore to guard against theft--and even then, people can get distracted. I'm sure it...More

1  Thank Lilinoeofthekoolaus
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Great tropical sandy beach with calm water. Plenty of space for a picnic and easy access from town. Diving and snorkeling options around the shipwreck just off the beach, but also lovely clear water for swimming too.

Thank NuNu1980
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

I did 4 dives on the Bonegis with Tulagi Dive. The visibility is great, the corals healthy and the fish plentiful. Any diver could spend an entire day just watching a few square centimeters of the huge wreck and still see something interesting. Definitely recommend!

Thank Tanja K
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Where can you rent tanks in Honiara?
2 February 2017|
Response from Lilinoeofthekoolaus | Reviewed this property |
try Tulangi Dive shop
Hi. Bonegi I and II are the #1 of 11 things to do in Honiara. Then I see Mbonege Beach is #5 of 11 things to do in Honiara. Are these the same beaches? If so, why is one rated as #1 and the other #5?
3 September 2015|
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Response from Pamela912 | Reviewed this property |
It is the same beach. Bonegi 1 and II are the wrecks from ww2 off the beach. The beach is Bonegi Beach, I think the difference is about whether you dive on the wrecks. Divers will rate the diving off the beach, which is... More