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Dive Review of Bilikiki Cruises in
Solomon Islands/Florida, Russell, Mary Islands

Bilikiki Cruises: "Solomon Islands on the Bilikiki", Oct, 2014,

by Hans P Nielsen, AZ, US ( 2 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 7804 has 2 Helpful votes.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Monterey Bay and Channel Islands, CA; Fiji; Belize; Cozumel; Palau; Truk/Chuuk; Bonaire; Socorro, MX; Alaska & British Columbia
Closest Airport Honiara Getting There Virgin Australia out of Brisbane, AU

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy, cloudy Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 83 to 85 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 20 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions none
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales 1 or 2
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
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Comments I'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-aboard that has plied these waters for about 20 years, is a very well run boat. The food was plentiful, varied and delicious, and the divemaster couple, Daniella and Chaba, were excellent. They gave good briefin ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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