July 10-17, 2018

July 10- July 17, 2018.
Bilikiki has returned to Honiara after 7 days of diving the Russells, the Floridas, and Mary Island. Our 16 multinational guests were from New Zealand, the USA and Germany, but as always they quickly became good friends over their common interest: diving! Many of our guests this trip came as beginners but improved their diving skills along the way.

The Solomons showed their best side again with good weather conditions and warm waters of 28C (82F). Our highlights included the schools of jacks and barracudas at Mary and in the Russells, quite a lot of shark action, and on the last day a formation of 7 mobula rays at Petrol Point. The critters left many divers amazed too, from nudibranchs to flatworms, devil stingers, jawfish, pygmy seahorses and orangutan crabs - there were some awesome sights! Some of our guests were also very interested in the history of the Solomons during WW2 and were very pleased to actually set foot or fin onto some of these historical sites.

Once again our thanks go to the hard working Bilikiki crew and all our guests for coming to dive with us! 
See you all back soon.
With best fishes
Tina & Oli

Underwater photos thanks to Joanna O'Shea



Posted by Sam and Kellie on July 17, 2018

What our guests say

"Always a great time on the Bilikiki. Spectacular diving, excellent food and an amazing crew. One of the best laid out boats I've been diving on."

Mike Aitken

"My bucket list trip. Outstanding crew and service. Superb diving. Stable and comfortable vessel and accommodations. The chefs do a marvellous job, eve... Read More"

Fred Catella

"I have just returned from a 10 night stay on board the Bilikiki. It was my first trip on the Bilikiki however friends we were with have been 3 or 4 ti... Read More"

Pearl Corker

"I did my 1000th dive on my second trip on the Bilikiki. Last time was in 2005 and then I thought it was the best liveaboard I had been on. It still is... Read More"

Alex Davids

"If I could rate them 6 stars I would!!! Amazing boat, crew, food and diving."

Brett Lobwein

"I have been on many Bilikiki trips over the past eight years, and I will keep going back again and again. I’ve dived in more than 15 countries and h... Read More"

Joanna O'Shea

"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 cr... Read More"

Lauren Thomas

"Bilikiki is much more than a great dive boat with a fantastic crew sailing the remote Solomon Islands and discovering new and beautiful dive sites; it... Read More"

Thane Kreiner

"Just really, really, really enjoyed our trip!!! We really fell in love with Pato and Fernando. They did an excellent job guiding us! The crew is as go... Read More"

Darlene Myers

"I can't think of a better way to spend 12 days than on board Bilikiki. It is absolutely spectacular diving amongst healthy corals, colorful fishes, st... Read More"

Karen Doby

"Second time and still finding new sights to see! Wonderful trip well worth the effort....."

Reed Nescher

"Just got back from a 10 day trip on Bilikiki with Tina and Oli. The whole Bilikiki team made our trip a memorable one, despite the temperamental weath... Read More"

Jonathan Rose