Dive trip December 9-19, 2023

Bilikiki is back after another 10 day trip and we were back to full time diving! Our guests came from Switzerland, Romania and the USA. A special thanks to Islands Dreams for bringing another group of enthusiastic divers! The weather this trip has been AMAZING! What a big difference to have flat seas and beautiful sunny days! We have all been really lucky and are grateful for that! It also felt really good to get back to the full time diving schedule and to see that all our usual fish and critter friends are still around! All the dives were great but we did have some magical dives that we will always remember! 
The fish life was, as always, incredible but the special one this trip was a white and pink scorpion leaf fish! We also have to mention the cuttlefish, the seahorses and the bobtail squid on the night dives, the ghost pipefish (several ornates, robust and thin), the pygmy seahorses, the nine species of anemone fish, the disco clams, the signal gobies, the bumphead parrot fish, the turtles, the jacks, the barracudas, the sharks and rays and all the others too! During this trip we also dove some wrecks from the Second World War, and it was very interesting! Even after 80 years some of those relics are still very intact! 
The carving markets, the village visits and the floating markets were, again, something very special for our guests. Those are experiences that make the trip even more special! 
We would like to thank all our guests for choosing to spend their time with us, it was really nice to meet you all and have you onboard! An enormous thank you, once again, to our amazing crew for their hard work and for taking such good care of all of us!
Until we see you again, 
Happy bubbles! 
Pato&Fernando 
 

 

Posted by Sam and Kellie on December 19, 2023

What our guests say

"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

"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 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

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Alex Davids

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

Reed Nescher

"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

"I have just returned from a 10 night stay on board the Bilikiki. It was my first trip on the Bilikiki however friends we were with have been 3 or 4 ti... Read More"

Pearl Corker

"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

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

Brett Lobwein

"The trip of a lifetime! Impeccable crew, perfect organization, beautiful landscapes under and above water, new friends, incredible wildlife. My eyes a... Read More"

Stephanie Loubat

"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

"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

"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