Dive Site: Uepi House Reef Dive or Snorkel, Uepi, Solomon Islands

Black tipped reef shark at jetty snorkel diving Uepi in the Solomon Islands by Diveplanit

Site Overview

Site Type: Wall and reef with Mega fauna
Depth: Bottom: 30M
Location: Between the Welcome Jetty and the Dive Jetty at Uepi Resort, Solomon Islands

Description

The House Reef is essentially in the channel beside Uepi Island Resort between its Welcome Jetty and the Dive Jetty. This section of the Charapoana passage is a delight at any time of day – or night – as a dive or a snorkel. If you want a close encounter with reef sharks in the Solomons – this is the place to go.

Black tipped reef shark below Welcome Jetty at jetty snorkel diving Uepi in the Solomon Islands by Diveplanit

There is a protocol about being in this area that you can read about in the resort guide in your room. Here is a short video of what you can expect.

As well as the usual mid-sized reef fish like butterflies and angels, there are all manner of wrasse,

New Wrasse - grill wrasse at jetty snorkel diving Uepi in the Solomon Islands by Diveplanit

Squirrel fish and rabbit fish, like this foxface couple.

New Wrasse - grill wrasse at jetty snorkel diving Uepi in the Solomon Islands by Diveplanit

But it’s the reef sharks swimming just metres away that make this dive one of the most enthralling in the Solomons.

Black tipped reef shark on the snorkel at the morning jetty snorkel diving Uepi in the Solomon Islands by Diveplanit

Particularly when they swim between you and the reef wall.

Black tipped reef shark comes in close at jetty snorkel diving Uepi in the Solomon Islands by Diveplanit

Over on the lagoon side, you might encounter a turtle on your snorkel, but more likely sea anemones with Clownfish…

Sea Anemone with Clownfish at the lagoon diving Uepi in the Solomon Islands by Diveplanit

And clown triggers.

Foxface couple at jetty snorkel diving Uepi in the Solomon Islands by Diveplanit

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