Manager’s report August 20-27, 2019

Manager’s report August 20-27, 2019

Bilikiki is back after 7 days of great diving with nice and wonderful people!! This trip we had guests from the US, Switzerland, Australia and a family from the UK. It was great fun!

The diving around the Russell Islands, Mary Island and the Florida Islands was just amazing. We got to see all the our usual favourites and enjoy the magnificent coral gardens fringing these beautiful islands. We encountered big things with grey reef sharks, black tips, white tips, eagle rays, bumphead parrotfish, barracudas, jacks and turtles and the little ones too including: cuttlefish, bargibanti pygmy seahorses, sea horses, different kinds of ghost pipefish (halimeda, robust, thin robust and ornate!) flatworms, flounders, octopus, mantis shrimps, nudibranch and demon stingers! 

Everyone on board was very pleased with the visit to Karumolun village to see the singing and dancing, they also really enjoyed our veggie markets, where locals paddle out in their canoes to sell fresh fruit and vegetables!

Thank you very much everyone, it was a pleasure to have you onboard and to dive with all of you! We hope to see you again soon.

And of course, a special tanks to our crew for the amazing job they do every day to make the Bilikiki experience unforgettable! 

Happy bubbles! 

Pato & Fernando


A group of divers onboard the liveaboard Bilikiki in the Solomon Islands

Ornate ghost pipefish

Octopus in the Solomon Islands

Posted by Sam and Kellie on August 27, 2019

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