The Solomon Islands is an island chain lying between Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu in the SW Pacific Ocean. Although predominantly volcanic in origin, these tropical islands have their fair share of limestone. Ocean caves have been dived by tourists visiting the dive resorts, but there has been limited efforts recorded by cave divers. One area known to have ocean cave diving is Munda in the Western Provinces. With the exception of one cave, they remain poorly documented and await proper surveying and recording.
Munda is a town in the Western Provinces where the Solomon Sea Divers are based. They have two ocean dives that are suitable for qualified cave divers, The Cave of the Custom Shark and Matiana Cave.
Our thanks to Neil & Lyn Vincent for their excellent map of Matiana Cave which we hope will inspire more cave divers to record their cave diving visits to the Pacific region for the benefit of those that follow.