Ship Information

In 1989 MV Bilikiki sailed as the first full service luxury live aboard dive vessel in the Solomon Islands. She is a large, stable, comfortable vessel and consistently rated one of the best live aboards in the world.

MV Bilikiki has 10 deluxe cabins, eight with a double bed and single bunk and two with twin single beds and no bunk (cabins #1 & 2). All cabins are air conditioned and have their own en-suite. There is a large sundeck, comfortable lounge and camera area and spacious dive deck. Her large size and a hull that was built for South Pacific seas are two main reasons why guests from around the world still say that "the Bilikiki" is one of the most spacious and comfortable vessels that they have travelled on.

Check out the photos at the bottom of this page or in the MV Bilikiki section of our gallery.

Specifications

  • Construction    Steel
  • Length                 125 ft
  • Beam                   24 ft
  • Voltages             415 V three-phase
                                    240 V single-phase (Australian style)
                                    110 V charging outlets (US style)
  • Tonnage            280
  • Full Safety Equipment
  • Main Engine           350 HP 3406 Turbo Charged Caterpillar Diesel
  • Generators             2 × 130kW
  • Cabins                       10 staterooms all with en-suite
  • Special Features   Large Screen Ultra HD TV
                                            Nitrox System
                                            Desalinator
                                            Fully Air Conditioned Cabins
                                            Large camera tables
                                            Separate rinse bins for photo gear
                                            Separate photo room

Please note we are not currently running our second vessel, Spirit of Solomons, for diving charters but please contact us for long term charters or other uses.

What our guests say

"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

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

Reed Nescher

"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

"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

"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

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

Brett Lobwein

"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