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Dive Review of Bilikiki Cruises in
Solomon Islands

Bilikiki Cruises: "Remote and mostly pristine reefs in a tropical paradise", Aug, 2022,

by Linda Dunn, CA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports with 4 Helpful votes). Report 12055 has 1 Helpful vote.

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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 3 stars
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Comments There were 18 in the group, 17 divers, and 8 of us were photographers. We are not. The dive schedule is 7:15, 10:45, 1:45, 4:45, and 7:45 p.m. night dives, which were offered all but one night. So you could do 35-40 divesÖ.we did just 28, others did a few more or less. Most sites had little current; with one high current Manta dive. Ree ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Solomons, Fiji, Tahiti, Sulawesi, Malapascua, Sipadan, Red Sea, Caribbean, Raja Ampat, Palau, Borneo, Maldives, Cocos, Hawaii
Closest Airport Honaira Getting There Itís a giant hassle from the USA; go through Nadi in Fiji or Brisbane, but flights to Honaira are not daily, so plan on spending extra days coming or going. We flew Fiji Air, but they cancelled our flight to Honaira a month out and we had to rebook w/out a refund. We used Solomons Air.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, cloudy Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 82-84°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 20-70 Ft/ 6-21 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Most dives were an hour, and thankfully they were relaxed about everything
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins 1 or 2 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
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