April 2-April 12, 2019 EWDR trip

During our last 10 day trip around the Solomon Islands we were lucky on many counts. Not only were we joined by a great group of very lively Dutch and Belgians from EWDR, but we were also blessed with perfect conditions, flat seas and lovely weather. The diving was pretty awesome too!
Our guests were eager to explore the stunning dive sites of the Russells, the Floridas, Marovo Lagoon and Mary Island and once again the marine life did not disappoint. We saw many sharks, big schools of snapper, jacks and barracudas along with all the “normal” colourful tropical fish and coral. Our guests also enjoyed the historical WW2 sites of White Beach, the Japanese seaplanes and the freighter Maru II. There were plenty of critters too, from flatworms to signal gobies, different nudibranchs and the ever popular cuttlefish, to name just a few. Our village visits to the wood carvers in Marovo as well as the traditional dancers and panpipes in Karumolun amazed everyone and were highly appreciated. 
We would like to thank all our guests for making it such a great trip, and of course the hard working Bilikiki crew for making it all happen and run so smoothly. 
Tagio tumas and see you again! 
Best fishes
Tina & Oli

A big school of jacks while scuba diving in the Solomon Islands

Above photo take by Richard Smith

A cuttlefish while scuba diving in the Solomon Islands
Above photo take by Fletcher Forbes

A black tip reef shark taken while scuba diving in the Solomon Islands

Above photo take by Richard Smith

 

 

Posted by Sam and Kellie on April 12, 2019

What our guests say

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

Brett Lobwein

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

Reed Nescher

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Thane Kreiner

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Joanna O'Shea

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Mike Aitken

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Karen Doby

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Jonathan Rose

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Alex Davids

"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 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

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