March 1, 2016 marked the exciting re-launch of the long established and successful Dive Munda, now the South Pacific’s newest SSI Instructor Training Center. Dive Munda is based in the village of Munda, nestled on the premises of the beautiful and tranquil Agnes Gateway Hotel, on the southern coast of New Georgia Island in the Western Province of the Solomon Islands, an area renowned for its peaceful beauty and friendly people as well as its amazing reefs and incredible biodiversity. Munda boasts with an international airstrip, stunning, serene and romantic scenery, amazing WWII history, a vibrant local culture and of course, world class diving!
Dive Munda is an intimate and friendly operation with great local staff and a customized approach to guest services. Whether you have never dived before, wanting to become a dive professional or you have already logged thousands of hours underwater, Dive Munda will plan the diving schedule around you. The diving in Munda is special – sites like Shark Point and the Cave of the Kustom Shark are possibly some of the best in the world. Encounters with any of several species of big sharks and rays add to the excitement, while for macro fans there are pristine reefs boasting with critters such as pygmy seahorses, squat lobsters and fiery dartfish. In addition to the reefs and abundant marine life, Munda’s seabed is littered with wrecks from WWII, with fighter planes, bombers, a Japanese freighter and a US dump site.
Clair Nederlof, Sales and Marketing Manager/Regional Manager of SSI Australia indicated SSI is proud to welcome Dive Munda as part of the SSI dive centre and resort network. She highlighted: “Belinda Botha is a highly experienced and qualified Instructor and holds the highest and most esteemed rating in SSI, Instructor Trainer – with this in mind we are excited to work closely with Belinda and the Team at Munda Dive to establish our newest Instructor Training Centre in the South Pacific and the ONLY Instructor Training Centre in the Solomon Islands”. She added “with the diversity, warm water and exceptional marine life in such stunning setting, Munda Dive will attract Divers from around the world”.
Dive Munda is a proud to be part of Solomon Islands Dive Expeditions (SIDE); the newest dive liveaboard in the South Pacific. Under the guidance of SSI Instructor Trainer, Belinda Botha, previous Trip Director for SIDE; Dive Munda became the latest Scuba Schools International Instructor Training Center in the South Pacific. The center has a strong focus on quality and safe instruction and they are passionate about training, the local communities they interact with and protecting the underwater world. The date of the next Instructor Trainer Course (ITC) will be announced soon. Visit Dive Munda on Facebook or check out their website www.mundadive.com for more exciting offers and great news from Magical Munda! Because after all, live is better in flip-flops!