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Dive Review of Bilikiki Cruises in
Solomon Islands

June, 2016, an Instant Reader Report by Edward Leibowitz, NJ, US
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Report Number 8976
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Palau,Cocos,Dominica, St Croix, Yap, Truk, Fiji, Bonaire, Cayman
Closest Airport
Getting There
Virgin Australia uses only one
plane in both directions from
Honiara to Brisbane.

Dive Conditions

sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy  
choppy, currents  
Water Temp
77   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
100   to 125    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
The dive-masters told us the best depths to stay at on all dives.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Boat Facilities
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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4 stars
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Overall Rating

Value for $$
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3 stars   
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On 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, starting from
Newark,NJ.  I flew United to Sydney Australia and Virgin Australia from
Sydney to Brisbane to Honiara. Virgin Australia can be a nuisance with
luggage. When I went to check in Sydney, they told me that I cannot have
two carryons and I would have to pay 120 AUD for the second bag. However
the clerk let me load up my checked bag to 50 LBS and didn't charge me any
additional to take 2 carry-on bags onto the plane. However going back from
Honiara after leaving the Biliki. I was not as lucky and had to pay
approximately $100 USD for my second bag. I tried putting everything into
one bag, so that I would only have carry-on. But they claimed my bag was
too big. There was plenty of room for this bag in the overhead storage area
of the plane. I missed my flight from Brisbane to Sydney since this bag got
trapped under other bags on the luggage co ...
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By jennyc at Jul 11, 2016 12:28 EST  
I charge a flat fee of 300.00 (not 250.00 per hour) to work with a
customers frequent flyer miles.  It often takes several phone calls back
and forth with the customer going over options; long hold times with the
airlines and in depth knowledge of airline partners and routings.  If it
goes smoothly, I often waive the fee or reduce it.  My perseverance has
obtained free tickets when the customer has given up, saving them thousands
of dollars.  We do recommend Fiji Airways because of the ability to get two
50 pound bags from Los Angeles to Honiara when your purchase their
"dive pack" saving the customer hefty overweight fees.  Australia
is very strict about the carry on weight making it very difficult,
especially for photographers to fly via Australia.
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