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Bilikiki Cruises Y   [N/A]   "Good trip with variety"
Good trip with varietyOverall great trip. Plenty of wide angle and macro opportunities. Underwater visibility was variable at most sites with the best o... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
8/2016   Mark Vanderlinden
1000+ Dives
 
Bilikiki Cruises Y   [N/A]   "Bilikiki "
Bilikiki Joined a group from Bluewater Travel for a photo workshop. This was my first live aboard outside of So Cal and I didn't know what... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
9/2016   Ryan Slater
250+ Dives
 
Taka Y   [N/A]   "Great diving in the Solomons!"
Great diving in the Solomons!We spent a few days in Brisbane both before and after diving with the folks on Taka to combat the jet lag. After arriving in Honia... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
11/2016   Colin Zylka
1000+ Dives
 
Solomon Islands Dive Expeditions (SIDE) / MV Taka (SIDE) Y   [N/A]   "Beautiful Diving in the Solomon Sea"
Beautiful Diving in the Solomon SeaAloha, I had the pleasure of taking part in a 10 day adventure in the Solomon Sea onboard the MV Taka operated by Solomon Islan... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
9/2016   Tim Moore
1000+ Dives
 
Tulagi Dive/ Heritage Park Hotel N   [N/A]   "Fun shore diving in a rustic setting"
Fun shore diving in a rustic settingWe dove 1 day with Tulagi divers (a quick stop while waiting for the Bilikiki) in September, 2016. Because their boat was bei... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
10/2016   Joel Snyder
500+ Dives
 
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Bilikiki Cruises Y   [N/A]   "Solomons not what I expected, would not go back"
Solomons not what I expected, would not go backThis is an older boat and somewhat shabby, although everything was clean and functioned. The crew was great, the food good and th... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
5/2016   Deborah Berglund
1000+ Dives
 
Bilikiki Cruises Y   [N/A]   "Bilikiki"
BilikikiI went with my dive shop, Pan Aqua, and there were three other people on the trip. It worked out great, as each of us got our own ... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
8/2016   Richard Lowe
250+ Dives
 
Bilikiki Cruises Y   [N/A]   "Great Diving in the South Pacific"
Great Diving in the South PacificThis was my fourth trip to the Solomons, the third on the Bilikiki (I went once on the Spirit of the Solomons, run by the same com... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
7/2016   Thomas W. Doeppner Jr.
1000+ Dives
 
Bilikiki Cruises Y   Visited many islands   "Great Diving and Comfotable Liveaboard"
Great Diving and Comfotable LiveaboardThis was my third visit here and the diving was fabulous. Large schools of fish, beautiful nudibranchs,worms. Coral reef is in exc... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
9/2016   Charlene J. Carlock
500+ Dives
 
Bilikiki Cruises Y   [N/A]   "Bilikiki"
BilikikiOn June 25, I started my trip to the Solomon Islands to board the Bilikiki on June 28. Took 27 hours of flight time to get there, ... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
6/2016   Edward Leibowitz
250+ Dives
 
Solomon Islands Dive Expeditions/ Taka Y   [N/A]   "Fairly good"
Fairly goodThe en-suites looked nice on the upper deck. Below the salon were five non-bathroom rooms. Since there were only nine of us, we we... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
4/2016   Paul Williams
1000+ Dives
 
Solomon Islands Dive Expeditions (SIDE)/ Taka Y     "Solomon Islands: Spectacular Coral and Marine Life - Good Boat"
Solomon Islands: Spectacular Coral and Marine Life - Good BoatHeadline: Good boat (the Taka), good crew, good food, spectacular coral and marine life, safe and competent operation. 3.5 out o... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
4/2016   Gregg Backemeyer
1000+ Dives
 
SIDE Y   [N/A]   "Solomon Islands on SIDE Liveaboard"
Solomon Islands on SIDE LiveaboardWe had a mixed experience on the Solomon Star. We had a great group (Americans, Aussies, Brazilians) - 10 divers total. The boat ... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
8/2015   BRUCE VERSTEEGH
500+ Dives
 
Solomon Islands Dive Expeditions/ Solomon Star Y   [N/A]   "Solomon Islands with SIDE"
Solomon Islands with SIDESIDE is a new operator in the Solomon Islands. We were greeted at the airport by a driver with a van and taken to the yacht cl... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
10/2015   Jeannette S Arthur
500+ Dives
 
Lisa Choquette/ Kahaina Guest House N   Marova Lagoon,Chea Village   "Fantasttic Personalized Diving...It doesn't get any better than this!"
Fantasttic Personalized Diving...It doesn't get any better than this![None]Comparable or better diving to Palau and Sipadin: Variety of species, size of species, huge schools of fish on every dive..... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
10/2015   Richard A Morris
250+ Dives
 
Bilikiki Cruises Y   [N/A]   "Bilikiki Lived up to the Hype!"
Bilikiki Lived up to the Hype!I've been fortunate to dive locations throughout the world with a large number of dive operators. Over the years I have heard amaz... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
6/2015   Eric Eckes
1000+ Dives
 
Solomon Island Dive Expeditions Y   Russel Islands   "Solomon Star"
Solomon StarI have a two great long weekend (3 night) trips on Solomon Star while i have been away doing contract work in the Solomon Islands... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
9/2015   David Slimming
1000+ Dives
 
Solomon Islands Dive Expeditions/ [Solomon StarSol Y   Russel & Florida Islands & Mar   "Solomon Islands/Solomon Star rank low on pacific scale"
Solomon Islands/Solomon Star rank low on pacific scaleThis company has been operating in the Solomon Islands for a year & using the old Nimrod boat brought from Australia.Our trip was ... Full report  
2 stars
2 stars  
10/2015   Gail M King
1000+ Dives
 
Bilikiki Cruises Y   [N/A]   "A Nice Alternative to Indonesia"
A Nice Alternative to IndonesiaThis was my second trip to the Solomon Islands on the Bilikiki (the first was in 2010). This was a private charter by professiona... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
6/2015   Richard J. Troberman
500+ Dives
 
Bilikiki Cruises Y   [N/A]   "This One's Gonna Be Tough To Top"
This One's Gonna Be Tough To TopPerhaps like you, I have been asked by many people who find out I am a diver, "Where was your best dive?" I usually say, "My best... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
3/2015   Eric A Frick
250+ Dives
 
Bilikiki Cruises Y   [N/A]   "Something for Everyone!"
Something for Everyone!My return trip to the Solomon Islands on the Bilikiki did not disappoint: tiny porcelain anemone crab to giant manta rays, and lo... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
10/2015   Jeanne Reeder
1000+ Dives
 
Bilikiki Cruises Y   [N/A]   "Crowded Diving"
Crowded DivingThe Bilikiki is a high quality live-aboard dive boat. The cruise managers, Daniela and Csaba, are professional in attitude and per... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
9/2015   Marilyn Walker
1000+ Dives
 
Bilikiki Cruises Y     "Return to the Bilikiki"
Return to the BilikikiThis is one of my favorite dive trips. First, the Solomon Islanders are warm, welcoming people and I always spend a couple of day... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
5/2015   Mary M. Laddis
1000+ Dives
 
Bilikiki Cruises Y   [N/A]   "Extraordinary diving in the Solomons"
Extraordinary diving in the SolomonsFor years we have had the Bilikiki on our bucket list of liveaboards and it lived up to all we expected. A great week experience ... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
7/2015   Eric Schindler
500+ Dives
 
Bilikiki Cruises Y   Florida, Russell, Mary Islands   "Solomon Islands on the Bilikiki"
Solomon Islands on the BilikikiI've wanted to go on this trip for years and finally did it. What a fantastic area for diving. And the Bilikiki, the only live-a... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
10/2014   Hans P Nielsen
1000+ Dives
 
Bilikiki -- MV Spirit of the Solomons Y   [N/A]   We planned the trip a year ahead of time, but our week fell on the week after the worst natural disaster to hit the Solomons in kn... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
4/2014   Jason Propsner
250+ Dives
 
Bilikiki Cruises Y   [N/A]   First off, the duel between the Solomon's and Fiji cost us an extra $1,000 dollars which we were not notified of one week before t... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
8/2014   Dana Parsells
1000+ Dives
 
Bilikiki Cruises Y   [N/A]   Getting there - is not easy from the states, and especially not from the east coast. We flew into Fiji (about 10 hrs from LAX), s... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
4/2013   Angie Jameson
100+ Dives
 
Bilikiki Cruises/ Bilikiki Full report Y   [N/A]   I have no criticism of Bilikiki Cruises. They do an excellent job, and have been for many years. The boat is perfect for diving.... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
11/2012   ann mcgrath
500+ Dives
 
Bilikiki Cruises Full report Y   [N/A]   Our 10 day trip on Bilikiki was very good. We were fortunate to have Rick Belmare (owner of Bilikiki) onboard for the trip and to... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
11/2012   Steve Dussault
500+ Dives
 
Bilikiki Cruises Full report Y   [N/A]   The crew of the Bilikiki is wonderful. They were helpful, friendly, able to dispense advice when requested and willing to take su... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
9/2011   Douglas Hansen
500+ Dives
 
Bilikiki Cruises Full report Y   [N/A]   7 day trip on Bilikiki. Outstanding. Sam and Kelly were the manager team, chose the sites- coral gardens, aquariums, walls of ne... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
8/2012   Douglas
500+ Dives
 
Bilikiki Cruises Full report Y   [N/A]   Bilikiki had 11 guests this trip (late April) and 4 were Americans. The rest were Australians and New Zealanders, and 4 of th... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
4/2011   Frank Goldsmith
250+ Dives
 
Bilikiki Cruises Full report Y   Various Islands   I am a long time, but strictly recreational diver. I limit myself to 1-2 trips a year. This was only my second live aboard. I l... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
12/2010   Douglas C. Spencer
500+ Dives
 
Bilikiki Cruises Full report Y   [N/A]   I had been aware that the boat was older but hadn't really focused on that fact. There are no portholes in the cabins, and there ... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
10/2010   Leona M Holaday
1000+ Dives
 
Bilikiki Cruises Full report Y   [N/A]   Diving on the Bilikiki was five times per day, every three hours, including a night dive. Everyone dove nitrox with computers. D... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
7/2010   Sean Bruner
500+ Dives
 
Bilikiki Cruises/ MV Bilikiki Full report Y   [N/A]   The choice was between Fiji and the Solomon Islands. We chose the Solomons, and I'm happy with that decision. Easy and comparati... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
4/2010   Rick Troberman
500+ Dives
 
Bilikiki Cruises/ Spirit of Solomons] Full report Y   [N/A]   Diving to your profile was definitely the mode. There were DMs in the water, but you didn't have to follow. For those who rely on ... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
10/2009   Curt Andrus
500+ Dives
 
Bilikiki/ Spirit of the Solomons Full report N   [N/A]   This was our 4th trip on the Spirit. My husband had won a trip in a video competition, but I was a paying passenger. We didn't f... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
4/2009   Lynn Morton
500+ Dives
 
spirit of the solomons Full report Y   [N/A]   with just 3 divers on a 10 night trip, we were concerned that the boat would limit its movement to save fuel. it was just the oppo... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
8/2009   susan dair
500+ Dives
 
Bilikiki Cruises Full report Y   [N/A]   To start let me make the ultimate comparison: The Bilikiki and their entire staff(Boat as well as landbased) can easily be compare... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
7/2009   Chuck & Julie Feinberg
500+ Dives
 
Bilikiki Full report N   Several island groups   The crew, food and diving on this trip were all quite good. This was a 12 night trip that went by quickly. Sam and Kellie, our div... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
10/2008   Michael J. Millet
1000+ Dives
 
Bilikiki/ Spirit of the Solomons Full report Y   [N/A]   July 2008: We went on this trip because of comments of and emails with another Undercurrents member who was on the Spirit of Solo... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
7/2008   Terry Anderson
500+ Dives
 
Uepi Full report N   [N/A]   Uepi Island Resort was outstanding. Sharks on every dive.Lionfish,pipefish,unusual nudibranchs like the electric swallowtail sea s... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
7/2008   Bill Jurney
1000+ Dives
 
BILIKIKI Full report Y   [N/A]   Our trip was excellent, largely as a result of the efforts of the crew. Sam & Kellie are excellent divemasters and found many ve... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
4/2008   DAVE
1000+ Dives
 
Uepi Resort Full report N   Western Providence   We went to Uepi Resort for a few days after have been on the liveaboard Bilikiki for a couple of weeks. Getting to Uepi Resort req... Full report  
2 stars
5 stars  
4/2008   Kent Roorda
1000+ Dives
 
Bilikiki Full report Y   [N/A]   The Bilikiki is a nice and comfortably run boat. All the crew went out of their way to help guests at all times. After diving, the... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
4/2008   Kent Roorda
1000+ Dives
 
Bilikiki Full report Y   [N/A]   Imagine scenery everywhere like travel postcards. Shades of water in green & blue & islands of palm & coconut trees. White sand be... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
11/2007   Madeline & Dale Treadway
250+ Dives
 
Bilikiki/ Spirit of the Solomons Full report Y   [N/A]   This boat is a former light house tender. It shows some signs of wear. Our room (#2) was on the main deck and comfortable, other... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
11/2007   Daniel O. Benson M.D.
1000+ Dives
 
Bilikiki Full report Y   [N/A]   The Good; Decent boat for diving. Acceptable accommodations. The bad: The Bilikiki was a huge disappointment! First, the food was... Full report  
2 stars
2 stars  
7/2007   John Singer
100+ Dives
 
Bilikiki Full report N   [N/A]   Although showing her age, the Bilikiki is a very good liveaboard. Monty and Michelle head a capable and friendly crew and made an ... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
6/2007   DAVID SHEMTOV
500+ Dives
 
Bilikik Full report N   [N/A]   April 2007, we did 38 dives over 11 days. The water was a warm 85-86 degrees. Nitrox was used by everyone. Overall, we were please... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
4/2007   Linda & Ron Welf
250+ Dives
 
Bilikiki Cruises Full report Y   Russell Islands, Mary Island,   The boat is an older boat with some unique features. Those who have difficulties with stairs, high steps in doorways, step-downs ... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
11/2006   Janet & Bob Czapski
500+ Dives
 
Bilikiki Full report Y   [N/A]   My greatest disappointment - Salon hot & stuffy, to get A/C had to sequester in window-less stateroom. No heads on dive deck - ha... Full report  
2 stars
4 stars  
4/2007   Peter Golitzen
500+ Dives
 
Spirit of Solomon Full report Y     Great livaboard and crew. Spirit of Solomon is 125' long and had plenty of space. Our room was double bed with bathroom and AC. ... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
5/2007   Tim
500+ Dives
 
Bilikiki/ Spirit of Solomons Full report Y   [N/A]   Probably the best liveaboard I have encounterd. I booked trip with Reef & Rainforest 6 Months in advance. I became aware towards t... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
4/2007   Ike
250+ Dives
 
Uepi Full report N   [N/A]   [None]The Solomons are rarely visited by Americans but a lot of Aussies and Kiwis visit as it is close. This was by far the best ... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
3/2006   Mark and Gini May
250+ Dives
 
Dive Gizo/ Uepi Island Full report N   Gizo & Uepi   Gizo & Uepi, August 2006 Where to dive when business takes you to Brisbane? The Solomons! Great air connections, DFW/LAX/BNE. W... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
8/2006   Dee
100+ Dives
 
Bilikiki Full report N   [N/A]   Let me start with the fact that this was an outstanding trip and we are going back in 2008. The weather for our 12 night trip... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
6/2006   Brian Morrow
250+ Dives
 
BILIKIKI Full report Y   [N/A]   The good- Super-macro photo ops. Think multiple diopters, think tiny, tiny, beyond tiny. If you're a little older, like us, and ... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
7/2006   DEE FOSTER
500+ Dives
 
Bilikiki Full report Y   [N/A]   [None]... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
12/2005   charles hecht
500+ Dives
 
Spirit of Solomons/Bilikiki Full report Y   Florida, Russel, Morovo   Logistgics--Getting to the Solomons is half the fun. Pat at Reef & Rainforest was a real asset in putting this altogether. We we... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
7/2006   Michael Emerson
100+ Dives
 
Bilikikki Full report Y   [N/A]   Although it was billed as the center of biodiversity, we didn't see as different types of fish as we expected. It may have been t... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
11/2005   Michael Hofman
500+ Dives
 
Spirit of Solomons Full report N   [N/A]   DIVE DECK: Just behind the bow, the covered dive staging area is quite roomy. SALON: Just aft, through a hatch, is the salon wit... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
11/2004   Peter J Maerz
1000+ Dives
 
Biliki Cruises Full report Y   [N/A]   Rooms were spacious. Corals healthy. Lots of lionfish (a personal favorite.) Lots of large schools of large fish. Not much in ... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
10/2005   Bob and Gayle Bringas
250+ Dives
 
MV Bilikiki Full report Y   [N/A]   We were a group that chartered the entire boat. Experience levels ranged from newly-certified (30 dives) to very experienced (wel... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
7/2005   Sylvia Seaberg
500+ Dives
 
Bilikiki Full report Y   [N/A]   Utterly marvelous diving; accomodations excellent; food delicious; dive operation exceptionally well-organized, safe, and prompt. ... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
5/2005   Don Acheson
1000+ Dives
 
Dive Gizo/Adventure Sports/ Gizo Hotel Full report N   Gizo   The flights (and there are several) are carefully Orchestrated, and if you miss one connection, you might find yourself hanging ar... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
7/2005   Richard Haines
100+ Dives
 
Bilikiki Full report Y   Florida and Russel Islands   A one word description would be PRISTINE. This is a fabulous dive destination. Corals are in excellent shape; the soft corals ad... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
5/2005   Ralph Baker
250+ Dives
 
MV Bilikiki Full report Y   [N/A]   We had heard great things about the Bilikiki and our experience far exceeded our expectations. We were made part of the Bi... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
4/2005   Steve and Suzanne Turek
100+ Dives
 
Bilikiki Full report Y   [N/A]   Having experienced over 20 different dive operations throughout the world (over 350 dives), Monty and Michelle's dive operation on... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
9/2004   Richelle and Kirk Fleischer
250+ Dives
 
Bilikiki Full report N   [N/A]   Another great FATHOMS expedition. 14 days of diving with numerous night dives on the islands of the Solomon chain in the Coral Se... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
9/2003   Gregg Gaylord
500+ Dives
 
Biliki Cruises Full report Y   [N/A]   Weather good - breezy but not uncomfortably rough, cloudy but with plenty of sun. Boat excellent - one of the most spacious and co... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
9/2003   Charles Shippam
500+ Dives
 
Spirit of the Solomons Full report Y   [N/A]   We were disappointed as far as seeing pelagics, only a lone shark or turtle showed up. The macro was very good however. The sea fa... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
9/2003   NikkiMahann
500+ Dives
 
Bilikiki Full report Y   [N/A]   Good. Great crew, wonderful boat, great diving, great accommodations, and very cooperative underwater critters. Couldn't have ... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
7/2002   Jerry Loveless
1000+ Dives
 
Bilikiki Full report Y   [N/A]   we had a wonderfully fun group and the crew and dive masters easily flowed into it's rhythm. 5 dives a day with one "real night d... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
6/2002   Bill Kimball
500+ Dives
 

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