The award winning Dive Munda is based in the village of Munda, nestled on the premises of the beautiful and tranquil Agnes Gateway Hotel, on the southern coast of New Georgia Island in the Western Province of the Solomon Islands, an area renowned for its peaceful beauty and friendly people as well as its amazing reefs and incredible biodiversity. Munda boasts an airstrip with daily connections, stunning, serene and romantic scenery, amazing WWII history, a vibrant local culture and of course, world class diving!
The Dive Munda centre is an intimate and friendly operation with a customized approach to your diving needs. Their great local staff on board, led by an experienced Instructor Trainer, will offer you incredible diving paired with personalized service. Whether you have never dived before, wanting to become a dive professional or you have already logged thousands of hours underwater, we plan our diving around you. The centre stocks a range of well-maintained rental sport-diving equipment, including Nitrox and our boats are equipped with oxygen and other first aid necessities. They have two 7m fibreglass boats fitted for diving and powered by Yamaha F100 four-stroke outboards as well, another 7m boat fitted with a Yamaha 40HP engine.
Dive Munda is an SSI Instructor Training Centre and SSI Authorized Partner, ensuring you get the highest quality training.
The diving in Munda is very special and magical - possibly some of the best sites in the world. Spectacular walls drop off to over 600 meters. Grey, Blacktip and Whitetip Reef sharks routinely patrol, as do Hammerheads. Eagle rays, Dogtooth Tuna, Barracuda and other pelagics are also common. Encounters with any of the species of big sharks and rays are always exciting, and divers who prefer macro subjects will be enthralled by the smaller critters such as Pygmy Seahorses, varieties of Anemone fish, Spiny Lobsters and Fiery Dartfish.
Munda’s reefs are in pristine condition, with lush hard and soft corals and gigantic sea fans. Snorkelers will mesmerized by the extensive, intact coral gardens in the shallows. In addition to the reefs and abundant marine life, Munda’s seabed is littered with wrecks from WWII, with fighter planes, bombers, a Japanese freighter and a recently discovered dump site with tanks. Visibility varies from 15 to 40+ meters. Our wet season tends to begin late December and tapers off in March, although we dive year-round.
For divers who want to extend their bottom times or increase their safety margins, we offer Enriched Air Nitrox fills. Do keep in mind we are in a remote area and Nitrox fills are not always available.
Dive Munda offers in excess of 30 dive sites in and around Munda and the surrounding reefs. We regularly explore and locate new and exciting sites. So keep an eye on the Dive Munda Facebook page for their latest discoveries.
Check out their favourite dive sites and read more about Dive Munda's packages and pricing at http://www.divemunda.com/