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Dive Review of Bilikiki -- MV Spirit of the Solomons in
Solomon Islands

May, 2016, an Instant Reader Report by Deborah Berglund, MT, US
Sr. Reviewer   (11 reports, with 2 Helpful votes)
"Solomons not what I expected, would not go back"
Report Number 9138
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Indo, Phil, Solomons, French Polynesia, Micronesia, Red Sea, carib, Mexico,
Sea of Cortez, Galapagos
Closest Airport
Getting There
through Brisbane or Fiji

Dive Conditions

sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy  
calm, choppy, surge, currents, no currents  
Water Temp
80   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
40   to 60    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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
2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
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Very crowded facilities although this may have been simply due to the
number of photographers on board and the age of the boat.  The organizers
did the bes ...
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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4 stars
Service and Attitude
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Environmental Sensitivity  
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Overall Rating

Value for $$
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3 stars   
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This is an older boat and somewhat shabby, although everything was clean
and functioned.  The crew was great, the food good and the dive operation
ok.  The diving was not guided, often I was diving alone, which I did not
like.  Very little help finding anything.  The viz was not very good, not
what I expected.  The div ...
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