Mary Island Diving

Mborokua, or it is more often known, Mary Island is the top of an extinct volcano isolated between the Russell Islands and Marovo Lagoon. Uninhabited and virtually untouched it is home to some amazing diving, virgin rainforest and is a favourite spot of Bilikiki’s!

Mary Island diving is some of the best on a trip with Bilikiki Cruises. Barracuda Point is a long time favourite and home to possibly the biggest school of barracudas ever seen! They are not always home but when they are it is a spectacular site, with barracudas stretching for as far as the viz will allow or swirling in tornados just off the reef. They are also joined by a resident school of jacks, bumbhead parrotfish, numerous grey and whitetip reef sharks and even the occasional manta or mobula ray. 

There’s other spots around the island with schooling fish, sharks, amazing coral and loads of other things to see. Add in the booming sound track of far off Kavachi under water volcano and a day diving or snorkelling  at Mary Island is really something to remember.

Above the water is spectacular too with the steep sided slopes of the volcano covered in dense jungle and huge trees. Look out for hornbills and other birds as well. 

Mary Island is remote and only visited by liveaboard. Bilikiki Cruises has been taking guests to this amazing spot for years and we always look forward to heading back!

What our guests say

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Reed Nescher

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Darlene Myers

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Stephanie Loubat

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Thane Kreiner

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Mike Aitken

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