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Dive Review of Bilikiki Cruises in
Solomon Islands

Bilikiki Cruises: "A Nice Alternative to Indonesia", Jun, 2015,

by Richard J. Troberman, WA, US (Contributor Contributor 12 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 8629 has 2 Helpful votes.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Australia, PNG, Palau, Tahiti, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Indonesia (Bali, Komodo, North Sulawesi, Lembeh, Ambon, Raja Ampat, Cenderawasih Bay, Alor, Borneo), Philippines, Hawaii, Galapagos Islands, Cayman Islands, Grand Turk, St. Vincent, Bahamas, Florida Keys.
Closest Airport Honiara (HIR) Getting There From Seattle: LAX, Auckland, Brisbane, Honiara.

Dive Conditions

Weather windy, rainy, cloudy Seas choppy, currents
Water Temp 79 to 83 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 25 to 75 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No deco, and don't be stupid.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
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 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Large camera table available on dive deck, plus large table in main salon for overflow camera equipment. Separate rinse tanks on dive deck for cameras. There is a separate ro ... 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 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
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Comments This was my second trip to the Solomon Islands on the Bilikiki (the first was in 2010). This was a private charter by professional photographers Andy Sallmon and his wife, Allison Vitsky. Getting there was more complicated and took longer than the first trip, as Fiji Airways and Solomon Airways have been having a dispute over landing rights, and flights from Fiji to Honiara are now limited to just a few flights each week. In 2010 I flew from LAX to Nadi (Fiji) on Fiji Airways, overnighted in Nadi, then flew to Honiara the following day. This time the flights did not line up, so in order to avoid having to spend several days in Honiara, I flew from LAX to Auckland and Brisbane on Air New Zealand (you can also go through Sydney and Brisbane). After spending a day in Brisbane, I flew to Honiara the next ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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