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Gallery of Raiders Hotel
Japanese Kawanashi “Mavis” Seaplane
Snorkel around the wreck of the cruise ship World Discoverer.
Exploring one of the six wrecks at the Base 1 Dive Site.
Tanavula Drift – Credit Mark Hatter
Unexploded WWII shells from 1943 at the Base 1 Dive Site
Kovuhika drift – Credit Mark Hatter
Divers over the US Catalina Aircraft
The “Gavutu Wildcat” rests peacefully at 40m (See our Blog for more info)
Droppiing down the Twin Tunnels – Credit Mark Hatter
Giant Clams at Mbike Reef dive site
Gavutu Wildcat – Prop lost during ditching.
Fisherman taking a well earned beer after a long days fishing.
Looking forward towards the flight deck between the starboard (righthand) engines of the Japanese Kawanashi (Mavis) Seaplane.
The usual suspects …
Maravagi F4 Wildcat – Discovered 2018 – Credit Mark Hatter
Sunken fishing trawler at Mbike Reef
AA guns of the USS Kanawa.
Prepping the COBRA for the next dive
Children of the Tulagi Island community.
Morning view from Raiders Hotel & Dive
Local Tulagi teenagers.
There’s always time for soccer…
Peaceful Tulagi Island
Four inch gun on bow of HMNZS Moa.
Divers pose on the Kawanashi seaplane.
Sunrise over Tulagi Harbour as viewed from our Bar/Dining area.
Kawanashi Japanese Seaplane.
Kawanashi Japanese WW2 Seaplane.
Titan Trigger Fish
All our fish is fresh, either bought from the local fisherman or speared by us for the restaurant.
There are more than 200 Japanese & Allied ships and approx 690 aircraft lost in the Iron Bottom Sound, most however are far too deep to dive.
Sonar image of the “Raiders” Wildcat, discovered 2015.
Yokohama Air Group – Fighter Floatplane Unit, Halavo Bay, Central Province aka Ngella Island/Florida Islands, Solomon Islands.
USA Catalina Seaplane – Credit Mark Hatter
Nanjalakalau Wall – Credit Mark Hatter
Stunning corals on the Twin Tunnel Reef.
Maravagi F4 Wildcat – Discovered 2018 – – Credit Mark Hatter
Ensuite Room 3
Mbike Reef – Credit Mark Hatter