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Dive Review of Bilikiki Cruises in
Solomon Islands

Bilikiki Cruises: "Great time on the Bilikiki in spite of rain", Apr, 2017,

by Alice Ribbens, MN, US (Contributor Contributor 12 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 10022.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Komodo, Raja Ampat, Philippines, Maldives, Palau, GBR, Fiji, British Columbia, Monterey, Hawaii, Bonaire, Turks & Caicos, Caymans, Honduras, Belize, Cozumel, Akumal, Sea of Cortez, Lake Superior, etc.
Closest Airport Honiara Getting There from US via Fiji (Fiji Air) or via Brisbane

Dive Conditions

Weather rainy Seas choppy
Water Temp 82 to 85 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 30 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Some dives had time limits because they had to move the boat. Others had no time limit. We were told to keep an eye on our no deco limits
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments I only use a point and shoot, but there were dedicated rinse tanks on the dive deck for cameras ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments We spent 10 days on the Bilikiki as part of a trip with REEF (www.reef.org). As we were all doing REEF surveys, the group asked for longer dives but fewer dives each day, e.g. three 75-80 minute day dives instead of 4 dives limited to 60 minutes. The Bilikiki was happy to accommodate and we even had a few dives with no time limit. The Bilikiki is a comfortable boat. The cabins are all downstairs, with central air on that level. The central air seemed to provide a more uniform cool temperature across the cabins rather than the individual A/C ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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