Solomon Islands comprise 992 islands, of which only 147 are inhabited. Situated to the southeast of Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands are one of the most peaceful and beautiful areas of the Pacific. They also have some of the most pristine dive sites in the world. These are filled with innumerable unspoiled hard and soft corals because of the remote location and the limited number of divers. Pilot whales, sharks, mantas, huge shoals of fish, right down to the macro wonders such as pygmy sea horses, nudibranchs and ghost pipefish compose this marine diversity in Solomon Islands.