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Dive Review of Bilikiki Cruises in
Solomon Islands

Bilikiki Cruises: "Bilikiki", Aug, 2016,

by Richard Lowe, NY, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 9117.

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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 4 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments I went with my dive shop, Pan Aqua, and there were three other people on the trip. It worked out great, as each of us got our own room. Oli and Tina were great, and the staff was outstanding. Whatever we needed or wanted, they were able to do for us.

The weather was a little mixed; for the first three days the weather was perfect; calm seas and brilliant sunshine. The next three days it rained, and then it was back to flat seas and nice weather. The dive sites were outstanding, although a couple of sites which promised some great diving didn't quite pan out. No big deal, as that's the risk you take with diving! There were sharks on about 1/3 of the dives, and the currents ran from none to those where we needed a reef hook. The visibility was varied, as a couple of sites only had about 30 feet or so, while other sites had crystal clear water and over 100 feet of viz. The late afternoon/night sites were great, and were done as shallow water dives. Basically, if you wanted to see something the crew would find it. Big animal life (including a 15 foot crocodile), macro life, lots of different types of anemones, wrecks, and anything else you wanted to see.

The crew and staff were terrific; our gear was well taken care of, and the dive masters were great! The crew was very friendly and professional, and we were taken care of from the moment we got off the plane. The cook was phenomenal, and no one ever went hungry. There is also something about having warm cookies and fresh popcorn after the morning dive that I haven't experienced elsewhere. A truly enjoyable trip!
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Australia, Mexico, Caribbean, US, Dominican Republic, Turks & Caicos, Solomon Islands
Closest Airport Honiara International Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy, dry Seas calm, choppy, currents, no currents
Water Temp 75-80°F / 24-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30-100 Ft/ 9-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions If we dove nitrox we were limited to 110 feet.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 4 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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