Bonegi I and II, Honiara

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Sunk during World War II by US forces, the Japanese Hirokawa and Kinugawa (Bonegi I and II) naval vessels attract divers of all ages and abilities. Eerily clad in underwater plant life and within swimming distance of the shoreline, the vast wrecks play host to a multitude of colorful fish. Although altered by time and tectonic activity, much of the ships' structures remain intact, and the Kinugawa's engine protrudes visibly from the sea. Visit in calm conditions, bring an underwater camera, and bear in mind the 100 m (330 ft) distance between the two sites. Using our world travel planner, Honiara attractions like Bonegi I and II can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Had a day to spare in Honiara and it's not really the most attractive place and not a lot of options. Tulagi Dive provided snorkelling gear and a brilliant guide (Thank you Andy Mamata!) who took us 1...  more »
  • 2 well preserved WW2 freighters with some relics still visible (mostly salvaged in WW2 and the 70s).Each is almost 2 seperate dives, the top is more reef like, heaps if colorful fish (eg 4 types of cl...  more »
  • We did not dive or go snorkeling on Bonegi but it a perfect introduction to the rich marine life of the Solomon Islands. Excellent variety of soft corals, and an impressive diversity of fishes. There ...  more »
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