Managers’ Blog September 24-October 1, 2019

Managers’ Blog September 24-October 1, 2019

Bilikiki is back after a wonderful 7 day trip. Our guests, members of the Society of Aquatic Veterinary Medicine from the US, had great fun onboard and enjoyed the beautiful diving and amazing weather we had this last week. We only got one short storm...for the group picture time!

Diving the Russell Islands, Mborokua (or Mary Island) and the Florida Islands provided our guests with many different, amazing, diving experiences they will always remember. We got sharks, mobula rays, schools of different barracudas, schools of big eye jacks, bump heads, 9 different types of anemone fish including Megatron (who still rocks around), cuttlefish, octopuses, different kinds of ghost pipefishes (which made one of our guests really, really happy after being able to film them for a long time!), turtles, bargibanti pygmy seahorses, common seahorse, crocodile fish, reef top pipefishes, soft coral crabs, coral hermit crabs, disco clams, signal gobies and mantis shrimps, we found much, much more in these beautiful coral gardens and stunning reefs too.

Everyone enjoyed the Karumolun village visit and we were all given the chance to participate in the traditional dancing. With the pipes in the background and the ladies singing we all danced together in a circle, creating moments that we will always remember! In heaven there is no O2!!

All the guests also had great fun with the floating markets, they loved every single veggie we bought, they tried all the nuts we got and they were really happy with these new delicacies.

We would like to thank you all for these beautiful days and for being such a great group! Please come back soon for more diving together!

And last but not least, a BIG THANK YOU to our amazing crew for the great work they do and for always being so helpful with our guests' needs!

Happy bubbles for everyone,

Pato & Fernando

Underwater photos by Cassie Hamilton

Group photo onboard the Bilikiki in the Solomon Islands

Halameda ghost pipefish in the Solomon Islands.

Village visit in the Solomon Islands.

Posted by Sam and Kellie on October 01, 2019

What our guests say

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

Brett Lobwein

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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