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Dive Review of Bilikiki Cruises in
Solomon Islands

Bilikiki Cruises: "Solomon Island aboard the Bilikiki", Jul, 2018,

by Carol L Cohn, CA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 10437 has 2 Helpful votes.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Monterey, CA, Carmel, CA, Cozumel, Fiji, Bali, Grand Cayman, Utila, So. Ca Channel Islands, Red Sea, Alaska, British Columbia
Closest Airport Honiara Getting There We flew from San Francisco to Nadi in Fiji using Fiji Air and then to Honiara in the Solomon Islands via Air Niu Giuini. The luggage transfer in Fiji was tough, because you have to act like you are staying in Fiji and not transferring to another country. This was not clear to anyone and we were given the wrong instructions and stood in the wrong line. Coming back it was similar, but we expected it. Fiji Air misplaced our luggage coming and going. It was a bit stressful, but worth it.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy, cloudy, dry Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 82 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 50 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions There were really no restrictions placed on anyone. You could stay with the group or not, your choice. No dive times were given except once, when timing with a village visit was critical.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks 1 or 2
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 They have a dedicated table in the salon to set up cameras and change lenses inside, an entire r ... 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 5 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 5 stars
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Comments This was a stellar trip. The boat is nothing special, but it totally works for the purpose. Everything else absolutely delivers in spades. One nice thing about the boat for photographers (which I am not, but my husband is) is the dedicated camera table in the salon. That does take away from the available ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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