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Dive Review of Biliki Cruises in
Solomon Islands

September, 2003, an Instant Reader Report by Charles Shippam, Norfolk, England
Report Number 824
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
83   to 85    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
40   to 90    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
5 stars  
Shore Facilities  
All the necessary facilities were available and every  possible form of
help was given by Monty the Mangager of the vessel
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars   
5 stars    
Weather good - breezy but not uncomfortably rough, cloudy but with plenty
of sun. Boat excellent - one of the most spacious and comfortable
liveaboards, photographs do not do it justice. Excellent crew and the
Management (Monty and Michelle) could not have been more helpful and
professional but with a relaxed approach to experienced divers. Many
magnificent corals in pristine condition and a great variety of reef fish
of all shapes and sizes with many good macro opportunities.Barracuda Point
must be one of the best dives in the world for those who like to be with
large shoals of Barracuda,Rainbow Runner,Trevally and Dog Tooth Tuna. Only
large pelagics were absent.  The political situation in the Solomon Islands
is much more settled now that there is a multi national Peace Keeping Force
there but Honiara has little to offer so take the advice of Biliki Cruises
and minimise your time there. I felt the diving, boat and crew well
rewarded the cost and effort of getting to the Solomon Islands.
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