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Dive Review of Bilikiki Cruises in
Solomon Islands

Bilikiki Cruises: "Return to the Bilikiki", May, 2015,

by Mary M. Laddis, TX, US ( 1 report with 1 Helpful vote). Report 8447 has 1 Helpful vote.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Cocos, Galapagos, Yucatan Peninsula cenotes, Papua New Guinea, Bikini, Truk, Palau, Red Sea, then islands of the Federated States of Micronesia, Rapa Nui (Easter Island), Komodo, California, Florida, Texas, Michigan
Closest Airport Honiara Getting There Easiest is fly to Brisbane, connect with Solomon Air to Honiara. I avoid flying through Nadi, Fiji, due to delays that can last for hours or longer.

Dive Conditions

Weather rainy Seas choppy
Water Temp to 88 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility to Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Off/on board name tags
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins None 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 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments I did not bring u/w camera gear; however, there is a designated rinse bucket and camera table. Camera gear storage was convenient in the salon. ... 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
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments This is one of my favorite dive trips. First, the Solomon Islanders are warm, welcoming people and I always spend a couple of days visiting Honiara, including the museum and the WWII memorial. The Bilikiki offers airport pickup and hotel pickup. Courtesy and competence begins at airport pickup and continues throughout the Bilikiki dive experience. The MV Bilikiki is a comfo ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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