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The region around Uepi offers remote scuba diving, WWII wrecks, stunning walls, pristine lagoons and many idyllic paradise-like islands.

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The region around Uepi Island is world renowned for its superb scuba diving and remote snorkeling. This area starts at the northwestern outskirts of the Marovo Lagoon (New Georgia Island), east to popular Uepi Island, the villages Seghe and Wickham Harbour and finishing at the eastern edges of Vangunu Island. Most divers will arrive here on a live-aboard tour coming from Honiara or Gizo with their final destination Uepi Resort. Day diving trips out of this resort are another way to explore this fantastic and remote dive region.

Although there is excellent diving just offshore Uepi Island itself, the region is blessed with plenty of other dive sites. You can visit the Japanese wrecks in Wickham Harbour, enjoy one of its stunning coral reefs in the Marovo Lagoon or enjoy high speed drift dives in one of its many passages such as the Mongo Passage. The Nggovari Canoe Passage is quite far away and is often dived as an excursion from Uepi Island. You can dive at a nice tuna fishing boat (Taiyo), several aircrafts (including a P38 Lightning fighter aircraft and a Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber) or explore its wonderful reefs and the Babata Sinkhole. Wherever you go or dive, an exploration of this part of the Solomon Islands is well worth it and makes for an excellent experience.



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