SPUMS 2019 ASM: 20 to 26 May – Start here!

PLEASE NOTE: ALL available dive slots at SPUMS ASM 2019 in Honiara are now FILLED

All slots during the ASM – Tuesday 21 to Saturday 25 May inclusive in Honiara are now filled. There is still capacity on Saturday 18, Sunday 19 and Monday 20 May prior to the conference start on Tuesday 21 May for both boat and shore diving but there are no dive spots available during the ASM.

There is availability on all the pre- and post- conference dive packages in Gizo, Munda and Tulagi.


The steps involved to book your accommodation, diving, flights and pre- or post-conference trips are:

  1. Review the accommodation options
  2. Review the diving packages available including Pre- and Post-ASM dive packages
  3. Review the flight options
  4. When you’re ready, submit your request via the Booking Request Form
  5. We will send you a copy for you to double-check, and an invoice for the deposit.

You can save and continue when completing the Booking Request Form. We recommend you bookmark this page and allow ample time to go through it. This page includes an overview of Accommodation, Diving and Flights. The detail of each will open in a separate tab to allow you to switch between the tabs as you complete the Booking Request Form.


Rooms are available in the Solomon Kitano Mendana Hotel, where the SPUMS 2019 ASM is being held, with additional rooms available at the Heritage Hotel next door. CLICK HERE for room-types and SPUMS pricing.


Diving has been arranged for the 5 mornings of the conference – but note that all these spots are now FULL. Almost all of the diving around Honiara is WWII wreck diving. Diversion Dive Travel is also offering delegates very competitive rates for Pre- or Post-conference Dive Packages, in the Florida Islands and the Western Provinces. Packages can be reviewed HERE.


Solomon Airlines is the SPUMS 2019 ASM airline partner. Schedules for Pre- and Post-conference diving packages are aligned to their timetable. SPUMS has Group Rates to ensure everyone who travels on the ASM opening and closing day pays the same price. Same day domestic connections are available from most cities via Qantas codeshare, with baggage checked through to Honiara. Airport transfers are included. Options & pricing can be found HERE.


When ready CLICK HERE for the Booking Request Form but before you do, here’s a little video to get you excited about diving in the Solomon Islands. NB: Please read payment and cancellation terms below. 


Payment Terms

A AUD 1200 deposit is required to secure your room and diving package. Balance is due 3 months prior to travel. Payment for flights will be due when they need to be ticketed. For travel on the group booking, this will be 7 December 2018. For pre- and posts- this will be due immediately because of the need to secure the internal flights.

Cancellation Terms

Accommodation and Diving:

  • Cancellation prior to 7 December 2018 – 100% of deposit paid minus AUD250 admin fee
  • Cancellation prior to 7 February 2019 – 50% of deposit paid minus AUD250 admin fee
  • Cancellation after 7 February 2019 – no refund.


  • Flights will be ticketed on receipt of payment. Once ticketed – no refund, and even small name changes incur fees.

We strongly advise all travellers to purchase appropriate travel insurance.

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