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Dive Review of Bilikiki Cruises in
Solomon Islands

Bilikiki Cruises: "Awesome Boat and Crew", Sep, 2023,

by ROBERT PECORARO, HI, US (Contributor Contributor 15 reports with 8 Helpful votes). Report 12550.

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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 5 stars
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Comments We spent 10 days aboard the Bilikiki dive boat from Honaira, Solomon Islands. The boat offered 5 dives a day, on most days, including night dives nearly every night. The diving was a good mixture of larger and smaller subjects, including large schools of fish at many of the sites. There were some sharks on some of the dives, mostly Grey Reef, Silver Tips and Whitetip Reef Sharks. We saw a few Mobula Rays and Spotted Eagle Rays, and even one Manta. The reefs were quite beautiful, with a good mixture of hard and soft corals. We did some dives on historic wreckage and leftover military equipment from WWII. There was a sunken Japanese Sea Plane and some US equipment that was scuttled after the war was over. The dive conditions were excellent, with visibility reaching 100 ft on many days. There were a few dives around the lagoons that had less than perfect visibility. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Continental US, Hawaii, caribbean, Indo Pacific, Africa, Asia, South Pacific, Antarctica
Closest Airport Honaira Getting There We flew from Honolulu to Fiji to Honaira

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy, dry Seas calm, choppy, currents, no currents
Water Temp 78-82°F / 26-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40-100 Ft/ 12-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Certain dives had reasonable time restrictions in order to stay on schedule and in order to leave time to do all the dives.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins Schools 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

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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 had excellent camera facilities and great subject matter, which they discussed before and pointed out during the dives. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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By Mary McCombie in CT, US at Sep 22, 2023 14:16 EST  
Hi, Bob! You forgot to mention that you did all 48 dives...hardcore! Mel
By report author: ROBERT PECORARO in HI, US at Sep 25, 2023 13:29 EST  
Thanks Mel. Thatís how I roll 😂
By report author: ROBERT PECORARO in HI, US at Sep 25, 2023 13:29 EST  
Thanks Mel. Thatís how I roll 😂
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