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Dive Review of Bilikik in
Solomon Islands

April, 2007, an Instant Reader Report by Linda & Ron Welf, CA, USA
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Report Number 3571
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, & Little Cayman; Hondoras; Bonaire; Belize;
Yap; Palau; Truk; Cozumel; Fiji; Sulewesi; Lembeh; Bunaken; Spidan;
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
84   to 86    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
60   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
dive masters did not monitor anyone; you were lucky if you even saw them.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  2 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
5 stars  
Shore Facilities  
nice area for camera maintenance. all that you would need.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
2 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
3 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
2 stars   
4 stars    
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 pleased with the
diving because we only have 300 dives to our history. Companions with over
1000 dives were bored. (Although they did seem highly enthusiastic over the
many pygmy seahorses that were easily found.)

Waters were calm, few waves, few currents, and diving was easy. This type
of diving is good for macro photography. We came back with 1350 photos.
Mostly small stuff but also bumphead parrot fish, giant wrasse and schools
of barracuda, jacks, snapper, and a profusion of small tropicals. Only a
few rays and sharks. We liked stuff in the mangrove shallows, like banded
archerfish, estuarine halfbeaks, pajama cardinal fish, bigmouth mackerel.
Another favorite in the sand were the many signal gobies and crocodile

The boat is older, but OK. Twenty divers are divided into two aluminum
tenders. The dive masters seemed a little burnt out. One dive master is
assigned to lead two groups of, twenty people. They do not wait
for anyone. Dive Master Monte was engaging, but his female companion seemed
indifferent to customer interests. If you do not need a dive guide, then
you will be fine. If you think you need one, take different trip.

It is a long flight here. Unfortunately, we flew Air Pacific, a Fijian
airline. They had mechanical problems both going and returning. Since our
flight was cancelled due to mechanical problems, we were rerouted to
Quantus, via Australia and arrived a day late. Try to avoid Air Pacific.
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