Manager' Blog October 15-25, 2019

Manager’s Blog October 15-25, 2019
Bilikiki is back from another great 10 day trip. On board this week we had Jupiter Diving Club, some returning guests from the USA and a guest from Australia. Thank you everyone for being such a happy group and for making this trip so interesting and fun!

Our dives were done around the Russell and Florida Islands, Marovo Lagoon and Mary Island and they were great! We had amazing sun light for Leru Cut and the magnificent coral gardens at Mirror Pond. A huge school of barracudas and big eye jacks awaited us at Mary Island and as always Marovo was simply exuberant with marine life! There was sharks, mobula rays, eagle rays, Jenkins ray, turtles, octopus, cuttlefish, decorated dart fish, scorpion leaf fish, bumphead wrasses, pygmy seahorses, common seahorses, pyjama cardinal fish, ghost pipe fish, a brief encounter with a manta ray and much more in these awesome 10 days of diving!

The carving markets were, as always, sensational, everyone was very pleased to meet the local artists and enjoyed the shopping very much. Of course the veggie markets were also a hit and Karumolun village visit was too! Their pan pipe performance delighted our guests as usual.... and at night, time was also filled with lots fun, we played a lot of Heads Up! It is a great game!

Thank you very much everyone for these days onboard! We had such a great time with you! Have a safe journey back home and we hope to see you back soon!

And for sure a big thank you to our crew for being such a great and caring crew! You are the best!

Happy bubbles

Pato and Fernando

Eagle ray photo by Kris Karlem, nudibranch by Craig Howe and ghost pipefish by Laurel Fulton.

Divers onboard the Bilikiki in the Solomon Islands

Ghost pipefish in the Solomon Islands

Big nudibranch taken by Craig Howe while diving in the Solomon Islands.

Posted by Sam and Kellie on October 25, 2019

What our guests say

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

Reed Nescher

"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 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

"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 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

"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

"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

"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

"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 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