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Dive Review of Bilikiki in
Solomon Islands

April, 2008, an Instant Reader Report by Kent Roorda, CO, USA
Reviewer   (4 reports)
Report Number 4004
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Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Carribbean, Palau, Fiji, Indonesia, Honduras
Closest Airport
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Dive Conditions

Water Temp
82   to 85    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
25   to 50    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
No Deco, Stay within limits.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
1 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
3 stars  
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
5 stars  
Shore Facilities  
There was a large, dry photo table inside the main salon where one could
assemble camera gear, etc. There was also another large camera table on the
dive deck. Crew were great about rinsing and helping care for camera gear.
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  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
5 stars    
The Bilikiki is a nice and comfortably run boat. All the crew went out of
their way to help guests at all times. After diving, there were always warm
toweles, an on-deck shower, and snacks.   Food was good and the crew gave
attention to those who had allergies and other food preferences. Rooms are
very spacious and clean and comfortable.   Diving is from skiffs. They take
you right to the dive site, drop you off, and then pick you up whereever
you come up. No need to worry about 'getting back to the boat!' The skiffs
are fast and efficient and one doesn't wait long before the skiff is there
to pick you up. Very Nice!
   The reefs and marine life seem to be in a state of decline.   It's one
of those (many) places that you should see while it's still good.
     For people who must spend a night in Honaira (the port Bilikiki comes
and goes from), one should know that the accomodations in Honaira leave a
lot to be desired.  This is not Bilikiki's fault! The best hotel in town is
the Hotel Mendana, and it's facilities are substandard. The water pressure
is so low that water doesn't come out of many faucets. There is mold on the
walls, tiles are falling off bathroom walls, and beds are not comfortable.
Thus, try to make your travel arrangements so that you don't have to spend
overnight time in Honaira.
    The Bilikiki crew meets you at the airport when you arrive and they are
with you all the way up until the time you step on the plane to go home.
They are extremely helpful.
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