Bilikiki has just returned from another 14 days trip! Our guests were from the US and Australia and lead by Lynn Morton! It was such a great pleasure to have them with us again onboard.
The diving and weather conditions were a bit challenging some days, but we did see many great things since the marine life was blooming, from small to big!
For the macro lovers we were happy to see that ghost pipefish are starting to appear and we were delighted with a big yellow one. Robust ghost pipefish were also spotted, together with soft coral crabs, orangutan crabs, whip coral shrimps, porcelain crabs, pygmy sea horses, electric clams, twin spotted gobies, different species of nembrothas and chromodoris nudis, beautiful flatworms and even a dragon seamoth and a tiny sea horse!
It has also been a cephalopod kind of trip, with 7 cuttlefish on one dive and some more on several other dives. Octopus were there too, although very shy, and squids greeted our divers on some of their dives while doing safety stops!
We had the chance to spot several gilded triggerfish at Mary Island with their lovely shiny colours, and also one of our recent favourites: the beautiful oblique-lined dottyback. Another favourite one were the schools of diamond fish in White Beach and Maravaghi Bay! Everyone on this trip loved them: such a cool and beautiful fish!
When it comes to the big fish life, we had schools of big eye jacks, barracudas, white tips, black tips and grey reef sharks, turtles, wahoos, rainbow runners, bumphead parrot fish, marbled rays, several encounters with eagle rays, a devil ray and even a manta ray!
Carving markets, fresh markets and village visits, where we sang and danced with the locals, were also very highly appreciated by our guests and we had great fun walking around Peava Village where we learnt a bit more about the community and their way of living.
We would like thank Lynn Morton for coming back to dive the Solomon Islands with us, together with her guests, who were lovely and very fun!
A big thank you again to our Bilikiki crew since the Bilikiki experience isn't possible without their hard work, kindness and smiles.
We hope we will see you all again, until that time, take care and happy bubbles!
Underwater photos thanks to Brian Scott