Honiara is now the Capital of the Solomon Islands and has been since just after the end of World War II. 

One can see Savo, Tulagi and the Ngella island group from Honiara across Iron Bottom Sound, so named due to the number of ships that were sunk during the Battle of Guadalcanal and Battle of Savo.   The Sound was originally named Sealark Channel before the war.

Some of the wrecks we dive on sank very close to land and we dive them from shore; these include the Hirokawu Maru, Kinugawa Maru, I-1 Submarine and the B17 bomber.