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Dive Review of Bilikiki -- MV Spirit of the Solomons in
Solomon Islands

Bilikiki -- MV Spirit of the Solomons, Apr, 2014,

by Jason Propsner, GA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 7776 has 1 Helpful vote.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Multiple Caribbean locations, Galapagos, Socorro, Indonesia, Hawaii, Various Latin America locations and Florida.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather rainy Seas calm
Water Temp 76 to 80 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 2
Water Visibility 10 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Some dives were limited to 60 minutes, but most had no restrictions expect no decompression dives.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 4 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 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Battery charging room was separate and upstairs from the regular camera table. Battery changes required a trip upstairs. The camera table on the dive deck was roomy and kept dry. Plenty ... 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 4 stars
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Comments We planned the trip a year ahead of time, but our week fell on the week after the worst natural disaster to hit the Solomons in known history. They had flash floods that killed some residents and left many thousands homeless. The crew of the Bilikiki kept us up to date on the situation on their facebook page and we contacted Air Fiji many times to see when they would begin flying to the Solomons again ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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