Bilikiki Cruises has been operating dive trips through the beautiful and diverse Solomon Islands for over 25 years and has a well deserved reputation for comfort, safety and service. Trips are from 7 to 14 nights and visit the best dive sites in the Florida and Russell Islands, Marovo Lagoon and Mary Island, areas famed for their untouched, breath taking diving. We offer 4 dives and a night dive a day all with an effortless tender service (we call them tinnies) so there are no long surface swims, handy when bottom times are unlimited.
Bilikiki is completely set up for cameras and has charging stations (both 110V and 240V), camera tables in the saloon and on the dive deck, separate rinse tanks for cameras and a crew very familiar with handling guests’ cameras.
During every trip we also visit villages to see traditional singing and dancing and, on trips 10 nights or longer, to see the exquisite wood carvings in Marovo Lagoon. Bilikiki is happy to operate in a way that benefits people in local communities by both paying to dive on the ancestrally owned reefs and by buying local produce from islanders. For years Bilikiki has been providing seeds to villagers who then sell excess produce back to us, providing them income and us fresh fruit and vegetables the whole trip, it is a win/win for everyone.
There is accommodation for up to 20 guests in 10 twin share, air conditioned cabins all with their own ensuite. There is a large sun deck, lounge and dive deck to enjoy. The food onboard is great, fresh and we can cater to dietary requirements. All of our trips start and finish in Honiara, the capital of the Solomons and home of the international airport. We offer free transfers from the airport or your hotel so getting to us could not be easier.
ROPE / ASIA OFFICE
- 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
Fully Air Conditioned Cabins
Large camera tables
Separate rinse bins for photo gear
Separate photo room