March 24-April 2, 2023 A1 Scuba


After 8 days of visiting the beautiful islands of the Solomons, Bilikiki has returned to Honiara with 19 happy guests from A1 Scuba. 
Once again, we were blessed with very nice weather, pleasant currents and wonderful dives. Our trip took us to the Russell Islands, where a multitude of fish greeted us on every dive. We saw quite a number of sharks, which curiously came to have a look at us, as well as eagle rays gliding past us in the blue. Together with huge schools of big eye jacks and rainbow runners, mixed together with tons of fusiliers - we didn't know where to look first! Critter lovers also had a blast with shy cuttlefish, different nudibranchs, signal gobies, jawfish, spearing mantis shrimp and juvenile pinnate batfish among the ever popular favourites. 
Our guests especially enjoyed the village visit in Karumolun, where we were treated to the local singing and dancing before everyone joined in to do some dancing to the incredible panpipe music with the villagers - what a blast! 
We would like to thank Lynn Taylor and all her guests for visiting the Solomons with us, and a special thank you goes to Bill, who dived like a trooper at 86 years old!
As always, we could not have done this without the constant hard work of our amazing Bilikiki crew, so tagio tumas to them as well!
See you next time, 
Happy Bubbles
Tina & Oli
 

A1 Scuba Group onboard the Bilikiki in the Solomon Islands

 

Posted by Sam and Kellie on April 01, 2023

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Pearl Corker

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Joanna O'Shea

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Karen Doby

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Lauren Thomas

"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

"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

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

Brett Lobwein

"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

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Jonathan Rose

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Thane Kreiner

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