Oct 31

Bilikiki's last trip took 16 divers around the Solomon Islands over 14 days (Oct 17-Oct 31, 2017). We were blessed with beautiful weather and calm sea conditions for most of the trip. Even with a reduced visibility due to massive coral spawning we still managed to do some incredible dives with amazing sightings. 

All of the highlights are hard to list but some of them included a feeding manta ray, barrel rolling in front of us and joining us again on the following dive, eagle rays and mobula rays, some good shark action on several dives and as usual all the little, incredible critters. The critters this time included robust and ornate ghost pipe fish, some pygmy seahorses, twin spot gobies, and a variety of nudibranchs. Kicha was certainly another highlight with a school of 14 huge bumphead parrott fish coming over the reef like a herd of buffalos.
Mary Island had a surprise waiting for us again: after some great dives with the schooling jacks and barracudas the crew spotted a pod of pilot whales in the distance. We went out in the tinnies to get a closer look and there were more than 30 of them, including some babies - what a treat to see them up close! Topside, the village visits and wood carving markets impressed our guests, as did the many canoe markets in the Russells and Floridas.
We would like to thank all of our great guests for coming and experiencing the Solomons with us, and a big thank you goes to the Bilikiki crew for all their hard work!
With best fishes,
Tina & Oli  
Pilot Whale photos thanks to Stacy Sadler
Underwater ones thanks to Jayne Morris
For more photos please see the BILIKIKI CRUISES FACEBOOK PAGE

Posted by on October 31, 2017

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