October 16-25, 2022 trip with ISAM

We just came from a 10 days trip and if you would like to know how it went, just keep reading!


We took our 16 guests from the US diving to our favourite spots in the Russell Islands, Mary Island, Marovo Lagoon and the Florida Islands. As always, the diving was great! We had fantastic conditions for great encounters! Leru was spectacular! And the marine life was at its best! We got big schools of barracudas at Mbulo, had an amazing sunset dive at Barracuda point: it felt like being in a fish soup, fish were everywhere!! From small unicorn fish to enormous tuna and wahoo, grey reef sharks, white tips, barracudas, jacks and thousands of fusiliers!


Rainbow Reef was stunning too, with such good conditions we dove there twice… it was even better the second time! Eagle rays, schools of spadefish, red tooth trigger fish, glass fish covering the reef, jacks hunting…what a show! Diving the coral gardens of Kicha and Karumolun just made us want to stay underwater forever!! And of course White Beach was, again, one of the favourite dive sites for all - with some of our favourite critters spotted: soft coral crabs, different kinds of pipe fish, signal gobies, nudis, shrimps, crabs, lobsters, basket stars, archer fish, pyjama cardinal fish being amongst others.


The Florida Islands, were as fishy as they get with schools of bumphead parrotfish, barracuda, sharks, mobula rays and many others.


We also did our carving markets and our village visits, and our guests enjoyed a lot the singing and dancing with the villagers at Karumolun. Our week was also great at night time! When there was no night dive our dining area would turn into a disco and we would all dance, even the crew! So much fun!
Thank you everyone for making this trip such a fabulous one. We really enjoyed having you onboard! We hope you had safe travels home! Big thanks also to our crew for the great job they do! Taking such good care of all of us! You guys are amazing!!!


Hope to see you all soon!
Happy Bubbles
Pato&Fernando


Photos thanks to Paul Neis
 

Sunset in the Solomon Islands

Village visit Solomon Islands

Posted by Sam and Kellie on October 25, 2022

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