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Dive Review of Bilikiki Cruises in
Solomon Islands

Bilikiki Cruises: "Still one of our favorite dive destinations", Dec, 2017,

by ann mcgrath, VA, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 23 reports with 12 Helpful votes). Report 10460 has 1 Helpful vote.

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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 This was my fourth trip to the Solomon Islands on a Bilikiki charter, and it will not be my last. The Bilikiki boats have always been well run, and under Sam and Kellie's ownership, they did not disappoint. We even had the pleasure of Sam on board! Tina and Oli did a spectacular job of running the charter, I hope to see them next time!

Solomon Islands never disappoints. While there is more bleached coral than my first trip in 2002, there is still plenty of healthy, gorgeous coral, and the reefs are generally healthy. The wrecks are deteriorating, so we saw fewer small critters on some of those dive s ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Caribbean, Thailand, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Indonesia (Lembeh, Komodo), Galapagos, Raja Ampat
Closest Airport Honiara Getting There We stay in Fiji for a couple of nights on the way in, to adjust to the time change. Not all airlines fly into Honiara every day, so check which days they fly! You could also arrive in Honiara a day or two early, and stay at the hotel where Bilikiki picks you up.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy, cloudy Seas calm, choppy, surge, currents
Water Temp 80 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 35 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Depth (nitrox)
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 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 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments The staff takes good care of your camera equipment. It is placed in a rinse tank aft ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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