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Dive Review of Bilikiki Cruises in
Solomon Islands

July, 2016, an Instant Reader Report by Thomas W. Doeppner Jr., RI, US
Reviewer   (5 reports, with 1 Helpful vote)
"Great Diving in the South Pacific"
Report Number 9108
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
all over
Closest Airport
Getting There
Using my frequent flyer miles,
I flew to Sydney, Brisbane,
then Honiara

Dive Conditions

sunny, rainy, cloudy, dry  
calm, choppy  
Water Temp
82   to 85    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 70    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
No real restrictions, other than the admonition that the nearest chamber
was a long ways away  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
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Small Critters
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Large Fish
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Large Pelagics
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Boat Facilities
5 stars
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Shore Facilities  
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The boat caters to UWPs. The large central table on the dive deck is
reserved for cameras. The experienced crew rinsed your camera and carrie
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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3 stars
Service and Attitude
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Environmental Sensitivity  
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Value for $$
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This 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 company). Ownership had
changed hands since my previous trip in 2003, but it was still a very well
run liveaboard. This was the managers' next to last cruise; the next
managing couple were on the cruise as well. Thus we had four very helpful

Diving is mainly from "tinnies", small boats that 
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