Sometimes we are closed…

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CLOSED – 8:00 am Monday 30 April 2018 OPEN – 8:00 am Saturday 5th May 2018   We will be monitoring our E-mail, Website and Facebook Page during these periods for enquiries/bookings.

RNZN Moa – Minesweeper

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The 7th of April 1943 was a big day at Tulagi. A major air assault by the Japanese occurred on this day with 67 bombers and 110 Zero fighters. Three ships were lost that day, RNZN Moa, USS Kanawa & USS Aaron Ward. The first to sink was the RNZN Moa which received a direct hit by a single 500lb bomb …

Kawanashi “Mavis” Seaplane (Japan)

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1942 saw the Imperial Japanese forces set up their seaplane recon and fighter bases in the Tulagi Harbour. Gavutu and Tanabago islands were established as the home port for the majestic Kawanashi (Mavis) Seaplanes. Prior to the US Marines arriving on the 7th of August 1942, the US Navy conducted an aerial attack on Gavutu to eliminate the seaplane squadrons moored …

Twin Tunnels Reef

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The beautiful Twin Tunnels Reef is a pinnacle reef rising up from the sea floor to within 17m of the surface. The top of the reef measures approximately 100m x 100m and is jam-packed with fish life, soft & hard corals, turtles, pelagic and all manner of tropical fish species.  It is a truly colourful and majestic wonderland;  a great …

Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat

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This F4 or “The Gavutu Wildcat” as it is known, was rediscovered in 2014 after a lead given us by a marine survey team conducting hydrographic surveys of the harbour. She lies on a sandy bottom at 42m and is intact apart from the missing propeller which is assumed disconnected during the ditching into the water. It is suspected (Yet …

Welcome to our Blog

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Welcome to our Website Blog. Over the next few months I will keep you updated on whats going on in our small corner of the world and how different and diverse our daily life can be. Additionally I will be writing some detailed descriptions of each of our dive sites, in particular the WW2 dive sites that surround us. The …