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Bilikiki Cruises

Bilikiki Solomon IslandsThe 125 foot MV Bilikiki was the first full service luxury liveaboard dive vessel to sail in the Solomon Islands. Her large size and a hull that was designed for South Pacific seas are two of the main reasons why guests from around the world rate "the Bilikiki" as one of the most spacious and comfortable vessels they have travelled on.

MV Bilikiki dives the 3 main island groups of: Florida Islands, Russell Islands, and Marovo Lagoon in the New Georgia Group, as well as the isolated Mborukua Island (also known as Mary Island). Each of these areas offer a vast array of dive sites.

7  night trips generally visit the Florida Islands, Russell Islands and Mary Island. 10 night and longer cruises will also travel to Marovo Lagoon. Bilikiki does not have set itineraries and is able to go where the best diving is at any given time, whilst catering to their guests’ diving preferences.

Bilikiki Facts

No. of Guests

20

Cabins

10 Deluxe air conditioned cabins located on the Lower Deck - 8 with a full double bed and a single above and 2 with twin single beds and no bunk. All cabins have private showers and toilets. 

Air Conditioning

Yes

Salon

Spacious salon featuring large tables, comfortable lounges, large screen LCD TV with USB & DCMI ports and cables for attaching laptops, multi-format DVD system, stereo and bluetooth speakers, bar, coffee station and drink cooler, fish/marine life & photography library. Outdoor covered diving area. 

Food/Meals

Three hearty meals served buffet style daily usually including a selection of fresh and cooked vegetables, meat, fish, chicken, pasta, rice, bread or toast, scones, biscuits, fresh fruit; plus ample between meals snacks. Some special dietary requests can be catered for with advance notice.

Beverages

Tea, coffee, hot chocolate, water, fresh lime juice is included. Soft drinks and basic bar service of spirits, beer and wine are at additional cost.

Electricity

240 V 50 cycle, using Australia style 3-prong outlets. There are also plenty of American style 110 V 60 cycle outlets for charging purposes only. Bring an adaptor.

Photographic Facilities

Large carpeted camera tables on the dive deck, separate rinse tanks for photo gear, separate photo room.

Decks

Upper Deck sundeck with deck chairs. Mid Deck contains the immense dive deck with lots of room for individual gear storage and suiting up, racks and hangers for drying suits, rinse tanks, large camera table, deck showers, swim platform, salon and dining areas.

Communications

Regular radio contact is maintained with the Bilikiki Cruises Ltd office in Honiara. Limited message capabilities, for emergency or urgent communications, can be made available. Very limited cell phone coverage is available outside of Honiara. There is no internet access onboard. A satellite phone is available for outgoing calls and calls are changed by the minute. Emergency EPIRB.

Dives per day

Unlimited, normally 5 scheduled dives per day.

Dive Guides

2 Managers responsible for dive planning

Gear Rental

Available

Courses

Nitrox courses available.

Nitrox

Available

Support Vessel

2 aluminum skiffs/tinnies, custom built for divers used on all dives for diver pick ups. 

Crew

11 trained, friendly profession crew + 2 Managers

Other Activities

At least one village visit per trip. 10 night or longer trips also visit villages in the Marovo Lagoon area to see traditional wood carvings. Extra land excursions can be arranged on request. Snorkelling available at nearly all sites. Stand Up Paddle board available for use.

Note

Children under 12 years of age are not accepted. Both DIN and Yoke scuba tanks are carried onboard.

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