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Dive Review of Bilikiki/Spirit of Solomons in
Solomon Islands

April, 2007, an Instant Reader Report by Ike, Oregon, USA (2 reports)
Report Number 3292
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
PNG,Eastern Fields, Palau,Indonesia, Thailand,Honduros, Belize,
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, rainy  
Water Temp
84   to 86    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
25   to 75    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Dive computer, come up with 500lbs, No time limits  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
5 stars  
Large Pelagics
  4 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
5 stars  
Shore Facilities  
[None]Rinse Tanks, Large table on dive deck, Lounge had charging stations
and plenty of room
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
5 stars    
Probably the best liveaboard I have encounterd. I booked trip with Reef
& Rainforest 6 Months in advance. I became aware towards the time of
the trip that there was only one other diver. Aghast, I thought my trip
would be cancelled. I was reassured by Reef & Rainforest that my trip
was a go and there would be no scrimping to save fuel etc. And it came to
pass. I arrived in Honiara and was met by Evan, boat rep, brought to Ship
where I met my fellow diver, an excellant diver from Switzerland. We had a
choice of cabin and were treated like royalty by Kellie and Sam, the boat
managers. I soon discovered that the A/C was kaput. Sam had the crew take
his A/C out of his cabin and installed in my cabin. I have never been
treated so well. The diving, overall, was fantastic. We could dive up to 5
times daily. I finished the 11 days with 44 dives. There was muck diving
with dragonets, mandarin fish etc. Wall diving was great with cuttle fish,
Sharks, Great Barracuda, Rays and the parade kept coming. What made this
trip so notable was the Tinnies that took us back to Mother ship after
surfacing. There was no sitting in the Sun waiting for other diver, as she
exceeded my dive time of 60-75 minutes, by 20 to 25 minutes. As Mel Brooks
said "It's good to be King".
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