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Dive Review of Bilikiki in
Solomon Islands

Bilikiki, Apr, 2007,

by Peter Golitzen, hi, usa (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 8 reports). Report 3366.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Ocean Rover (Indonesia), Ocean Hunter II (Palau), Kona Aggressor, Solmar V (Sea of Cortez), Co-Co View (Honduras), Bonaire, Cayman Brac, California, Florida
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 83 to 86 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 50 to 150 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 2 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Seem to cater to UWP - with shortcomings. Bring your own computer.

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 1 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 2 stars
Comments My greatest disappointment - Salon hot & stuffy, to get A/C had to sequester in window-less stateroom. No heads on dive deck - had to go to one's cabin (and hope roommate wasn't using it.) Weak Solomon Island government let Taiwan "vacuum clean" their fishery - so no large critters. Numerous other flaws...
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