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    Re: Honiara - Solomon Islands

    hi guys,

    thanks for the tips. regards, fred

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    Re: Honiara - Solomon Islands

    Quote Originally Posted by carlosfredericobastos  View Original Post
    hi Andy, hi guys,

    my son and i are going on a trip next august.
    we are seriously considering the following options>
    . solomons again, only this time on a live-aboard going westwards. the mv taka would be a good option.
    .Palau aboard the oceanhunter
    . rangiroa/fakarava land-based (french Polynesia master live-aboard is not ccr friendly, i was told just yesterday by the ops manager)
    .there seems to be no ccr friendly option for PNG, either land-based or live-aboard

    any other suggestions for August with full ccr support (cylinders, sorb and maybe trimix) ? it has to be either in the western pacific or in Indonesia (somewhere other than bali, lembeh and komodo, since we have been there before)

    regards, fred

    For Rangiroa, you can contact YakaPlongée, ask Thomas
    https://www.yakaplongee.com/fr/

    Fakarava : Kaina Plongée, with Vincent (Thomas's brother)
    https://www.kainaplongee.com/eng/atoll.htm

    Both have Oxy, 2L tanks, and realistic prices !

    You can see a short video..

    https://youtu.be/TAhsqU3U16o

    regards

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    Re: Honiara - Solomon Islands

    Quote Originally Posted by Acetyl-coa  View Original Post
    For Rangiroa, you can contact YakaPlongée, ask Thomas
    https://www.yakaplongee.com/fr/

    Fakarava : Kaina Plongée, with Vincent (Thomas's brother)
    https://www.kainaplongee.com/eng/atoll.htm

    Both have Oxy, 2L tanks, and realistic prices !

    You can see a short video..

    https://youtu.be/TAhsqU3U16o

    regards
    Thanks for the tip, have you dived with 6 Passengers Dive Center? If so, how do they compare?

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    Re: Honiara - Solomon Islands x palau x rangiroa/fakarava

    hi guys,

    so, it is relatively easy to hop from rangiroa to fakarava. that is great news. thanks for the tip.

    what would you say about 4 diving days on each island? is the diving worth it?what about bottom times ?

    the manager from palau siren replied to my email and said that they offer full ccr support and would allow us to have 80-90 minutes bottom times.

    Have you guys been to palau? what about the diving?


    regards, fred

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    Re: Honiara - Solomon Islands x palau x rangiroa/fakarava

    Quote Originally Posted by carlosfredericobastos  View Original Post
    hi guys,

    so, it is relatively easy to hop from rangiroa to fakarava. that is great news. thanks for the tip.

    what would you say about 4 diving days on each island? is the diving worth it?what about bottom times ?

    the manager from palau siren replied to my email and said that they offer full ccr support and would allow us to have 80-90 minutes bottom times.

    Have you guys been to palau? what about the diving?


    regards, fred
    Good to know there is CCR support on a Siren boat. Never been to Palau, less big stuff than Polynesia, not as much diversity as Indo, PNG and Philippines. I know people who have been and say that Sam's Tours is good for CCR land based. Sometimes land-based is better because of the amount of local expertise necessary to access the best diving, Sometimes live aboard is better for getting to hard to reach places. The price per hour under water difference between the two can be quite dramatic and is itself a deciding factor for me in many instances...

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