SPUMS 48th Annual Scientific Meeting 2019



dive sites solomon islands


* Please contact Simon Mallender from Diversion Travel prior to registering to check availability of accommodation and diving. 

Diving is being provided by three dive centres and five different dive trips will run each day. 

Two boat dive trips will head across Iron Bottom Sound to dive Tulagi’s Twin Tunnels and one of the aircraft wrecks – a Catalina or Mavis. Departures will be from the Port Cruz Yacht Club right next door to the Mendana and accessible from the beach. 

The following three shore double dives will be offered via road transport – with staggered departures from outside the hotel.

The ‘Bonegis’ - Hirokawa Maru and Kinugawa Maru shore dive combo
I-1 Submarine & B17 Bomber shore dive combo
The Kyusyu Maru and Bonegi 2 shore dive combo

These dive trips will also be offered on the Sunday and Monday immediately prior to the conference start dates, as there is also an inbound flight on Saturday for ‘early’ arrivals.

Please note that diving will be more expensive than the usual shelf price as there are additional costs involved with relocating vessels and staff from other dive centres and in acquiring additional equipment from Australia. 

Pre and Post Conference Options:

As many will probably only visit the Solomons once in their life, 5-day pre- and post-ASM dive packages are on offer for both Gizo and Munda in the Western Province.

These packages have been designed to fit tightly with the ASM schedule to maximise the amount ofdiving on the region’s best reefs and wrecks.




For the ultimate Solomons diving adventure, the Bilikiki liveaboard departs for a 10-day tour of the Russel Islands, just a day after the ASM closes.

Other Activities

Various half day trips will be on offer throughout the week. These can be booked directly with tour operators on arrival.

Shopping Tour: a guided shopping tour with stops including: Central Market, DJ Graphics, Betikama School and Carving Shop.

Cultural Village Tour: a Cultural demonstration in a real Solomon Islands village.

Honiara City Tour: with stops including Honiara Central Market, the fish and vegetable market. National Parliament, Sky-line American Memorial, one of the best lookouts of Honiara, and the surrounding islands. The National Museum/Gallery and botanical gardens.

Guadalcanal Scenic Tour: the tour of Guadalcanal Island drives past villages and great scenery and is particularly for those interested in meeting people and seeing the day to day living of Solomon Islanders.

WW2 Historical Highlights Tour 

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How to book

Diversion Dive Travel has been selected as the SPUMS 2019 ASM Travel Partner.

All accommodation, diving and flights can be booked through their SPUMS microsite , where further detailed information is available on all options of accommodation, diving and flights.

 Book Here

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Email: Info@diversiondivetravel.com.au

Call: 1800 607 913

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