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An incredibly diverse trip!Verified review
I had an amazing 10 nights onboard the Bilikiki! The dive sites were so diverse and so beautiful, we had some amazing encounters with wildlife, the crew are phenomenal and have so much energy and enthusiasm for what they do, and lastly it is so well organized and run which allowed us to dive to our hearts content. The dive deck is spacious and well sorted making suiting up and getting back on the boat so easy. We will be heading back next year!
Diving like 30 or 40 years ago...Verified review
Solomon Islands is still one of the least dived and visited archipelago where diving is still excellent and where pollution is minimum. When diving with Bilikiki, one of the rare diving boat, the highlight is that you step back in the past by visiting isolated islands where people are still practising a traditional life. It is a pleasure between some dives to see these friendly people canoeing around the Bilikiki to sell their fresh food. Bilikiki despite his age is still a comfortable diving boat with an excellent local crew and foreign management. Service and food are excellent. As a non professional photographer but responsible diver (Just using a GoPro) I have appreciate the fact that I could dive solo when I wanted, exploring the reef the way I have been doing for years. This is not always possible with many dive companies...and dives could be boring when you are forced to team with macro photographers! I have also appreciate the fact that the Owner (Kelly) and the managers have rerouted the boat the second night to sail back to Honiara to collect my luggage as it did not arrive the day before on my arrival. I was feeling so miserable the first day without my diving gear and personal belongings. Thanks a lot! Solomon islands is still a destination with few international flights , so I advise the divers to arrive one or two days before the departure of Bilikiki in case something goes wrong. Flight delay, lost baggage, etc... Because of the configuration of this archipelago, the islands and their people, the dives, this was certainly my best live aboard experience. One of the last diving frontier, authentic and not crowded... So enjoy the Solomon islands with Bilkiki
Everything good in a liveaboardVerified review
All the best terms used to describe the best-run cruises must be used to describe our trip on the MV Bilikiki. Ship shape, tight ship, seaworthy. I'm sure there are others! Excellence is another key term that can be used to describe the Bilikiki experience. Fabulous accommodations (specially designed for easy diving), along with great food and outstanding diving equals a boat full of really happy travelers. We did the 10-day trip in March 2016. It was my first-ever liveaboard, leaving us full of plans to do another and another and another.
About Bilikiki Cruises
Bilikiki Cruises offers superb live-aboard diving to the beautiful reefs and tropical islands of the Solomon Islands. MV Bilikiki is consistently rated among the best live-aboards in the world