Bilikiki has returned from its first 10 day trip of the 2023 season. We had a wonderful group of people from the United States, Australia and the UK onboard. The weather was very much in our favour and we spent most of our days under sunny skies.
A variety of dive sites from shallow coral gardens to deep walls, seamounts, wrecks, caves and canyons held something for everyone. How lucky we were with our sightings! Even a playful oceanic manta ray came along while diving on a wreck! We spotted sharks on many dives (including silvertips), spotted eagle rays, big schools of barracudas, jacks, and snappers, as well as juvenile spadefish, nudibranchs, signal gobies, orang-utan crabs, spearing mantis shrimps and the ever popular cuttlefish, to only name a few of the things we saw. During the night dives our divers were especially in awe of the strange flashlight fish and all the other weird critters that come out at night.
Way up north, in Marovo Lagoon, our enthusiastic guests visited the wood carvers and were able to purchase some beautiful souvenirs of the Solomons. Another highlight was our village visit in the Russell Islands, where we were entertained by the locals with custom singing and dancing. The incredible panpipe music got everyone clapping their hands, and in the end we were all singing and dancing together with the villagers - an unforgettable experience!
We would like to thank all of our guests for their visit and for coming to share these moments with us. You were all absolutely amazing and we can't wait to see you again!
And finally, we also want to thank our incredible Bilikiki crew for all of their hard work and their smiles while doing so.
Thank you, Tagio tumas
Tina & Oli
Thank you to Jon May who took these stunning drone shots during the trip!