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Dive Review of Bilikiki in
Solomon Islands

December, 2005, an Instant Reader Report by charles hecht, new york, USA
Report Number 2790
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Palau, Yap.New Guinea, Fiji and all over the Caribean
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

currents, noCurrents  
Water Temp
78   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
60   to 120    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
[None]This is probably my favorite dive location and boat and this was a
repeat trip. The Bilikiki is an old converted freightor, but the
accomodations are more than adequate, the staff is excellent and the
diversity of diving and health of the reefs can not be beat.

The diversity of underwater creatures, especially unusual little creatures
was outstanding: 3 leaf scorpion fish, schools of Mandarin gobies,  schools
of razorfish, blue ringed octopus, cuttle fish, frogfish etc. The dives
give me ideas for my sculptures about life in the sea. There were a number
of small reef sharks as the Solomons are recovering from letting the
Chinese catching sharks for shark fin soup. The reefs we saw were in
pristine condition.

I would recommend the Bilikiki or its sister ship and this dive trip to any
experienced diver.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
3 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
5 stars    
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