Manager’s Blog December 7-21, 2019

Manager’s Blog December 7-21, 2019
Bilikiki is back after a 14 day trip, our guests from the USA and the UK were great company for a fabulous trip! Thank you very much for all the fun!

The diving was as fantastic as always! We dived our favourite spots in the Russell and Florida Islands, Mary Island, Marovo Lagoon and Guadalcanal and were able to share with our guests an amazing variety of landscapes and beautiful marine life.
From big to small this is what Neptune put out for us this trip: grey reef sharks, white tips, black tips, silver tips, bumpheads, napoleon wrasse, mobula rays, rivers of fusiliers, massive schools of oceanic trigger fish, midnight snappers, jacks, barracudas, juvenile spade fish, octopus, cuttlefish, bob tail squids, four of our favourites ghost pipefish (velvet, halimeda, robust and ornates), demon stingers, common seahorses, spearing mantis shrimps, Bargibanti and Denise pygmy seahorses, spiny lobsters, slipper lobsters, flatworms and even salt water crocodiles lying on a Sandy beach! We got to dive wrecks, walls, cuts, caves, slopes and incredible coral gardens! All with incredible good weather and of course, tons of fun.

We played cribbage, we visited carving markets - our guests were ready to shop and get lots of Xmas presents! They also enjoyed the Karumolun village and their amazing performances. We even ended our trip with a beautiful sunset, big whales and pilot whales! What a great trip it has been!

Thank you everyone for being such a nice group - easy, relaxed and ready for fun! We hope we will see you again soon. In the meantime have safe travels back home.

Thanks as well to our amazing crew for being the best crew ever! They look after the guests so well and take care of every little detail.

Happy bubbles!


Underwater photos from Ross Cattell

bob tail squid in the Solomon Islands

Jacks at Mary Island in the Solomon Islands

Ornate ghost pipefish in the Solomon Islands

Posted by Sam and Kellie on December 07, 2019

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