Liquid Diving Adventures

Bilikiki

Bilikiki

$4340 USD / 7 nights



Construction: Steel hull design
Length: 38 meters / 125 feet
Beam: 7.3 meters / 24 feet
Divers: 20
Fuel Capacity: 7,000 liters
Engine: Doosan Marine 650 HP
Generators: 2 x Doosan Marine 45 KW
Nitrox $

Schedules & Availability


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14 APR2024
11 nights
Florida and Russell Islands, Marovo Lagoon and Mary Island
1 available space
USD 7150.-
1 available space

Departure/Arrival

embark:
14 Apr 2024
16:00
Honiara
disembark:
25 Apr 2024
08:30
Honiara

Prices & Availability

Deluxe
Lower Deck
USD 7150.-
1 space only female

Surcharges payable with booking

Tax
USD
275.-
 Booking Request
25 APR2024
7 nights
Florida and Russell Islands and Mary Island
1 available space
USD 4550.-
1 available space

Departure/Arrival

embark:
25 Apr 2024
16:00
Honiara
disembark:
02 May 2024
08:30
Honiara

Prices & Availability

Deluxe
Lower Deck
USD 4550.-
1 space only male

Surcharges payable with booking

Tax
USD
175.-
 Booking Request
02 MAY2024
9 nights
Florida and Russell Islands, Marovo Lagoon and Mary Island 9 nights
2 available spaces
USD 5850.-
2 available spaces

Departure/Arrival

embark:
02 May 2024
16:00
Honiara
disembark:
11 May 2024
08:30
Honiara

Prices & Availability

Deluxe
Lower Deck
USD 5850.-
2 spaces

Surcharges payable with booking

Tax
USD
225.-
 Booking Request
03 JUL2024
10 nights
Florida and Russell Islands, Marovo Lagoon and Mary Island
2 available spaces
USD 6500.-
2 available spaces

Departure/Arrival

embark:
03 Jul 2024
16:00
Honiara
disembark:
13 Jul 2024
08:30
Honiara

Prices & Availability

Deluxe
Lower Deck
USD 6500.-
2 spaces

Surcharges payable with booking

Tax
USD
250.-
 Booking Request
24 JUL2024
10 nights
Florida and Russell Islands, Marovo Lagoon and Mary Island
1 available space
USD 650.-
1 available space

Departure/Arrival

embark:
24 Jul 2024
16:00
Honiara
disembark:
03 Aug 2024
08:30
Honiara

Prices & Availability

Deluxe
Lower Deck
USD 650.-
1 space only male

Surcharges payable with booking

Tax
USD
250.-
 Booking Request
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The MV Bilikiki is a 38-meter steel hull luxury lveaboard that was first launched in 1989. The ship was the first full service liveaboard to sail the Solomon Islands. She is a large, stable vessel and consistently rated one of the best liveaboards in the world. The ship has 10 deluxe cabins, eight with a double bed and single bunk and two with twin single beds and no bunk. All cabins are airconditioned and have ensuite bathrooms. The ship features a large sundeck, a lounge and camera area, and spacious dive deck. The ship’s size and hull design make the ship stable and perfect for South Pacific seas.
The Bilikiki offers unlimited diving, with the dive day built around five daily dives. The ship does not hinder divers with a lot of restrictions, so within the bounds of common sense and safe dive practices, divers are permitted to set their own dive profiles. The dive masters are always available for those who need the guidance and pre-dive briefings are always offered to outline any special conditions.
Wreck dives are offered on every cruise and the number depends on the interests of the people on board. There are not many wrecks to choose from as most of them are too deep for recreational diving, even for very experienced divers. Those offered include The Ann in the Russell Islands, Japanese transports in Marovo Lagoon, the Japanese Mavis Seaplane and the famous WW II dump site called White Beach.
The ship does not operate in January and February when it tends to rain the most. These months are used this time for drydock maintenance and crew holidays. This ensures that the ship is always in top condition, that the crew is relaxed, and that customers will be guaranteed diving in the best seasons possible.
The Solomon Islands sit in the middle of the South Pacific and are part of the famous coral triangle. The Islands are located just a few degrees below the equator, the climate is tropical year-round and it is moderated by the sea air. Being tropical, it is generally sunny with frequent but short bursts of rain. Humidity is usually high, particularly inland, but is significantly lower on the smaller islands and aboard ship. This geographic area is home to some of the least visited scuba diving in the world. There is an amazing diversity of marine life, dive sites and experiences, all a short flight from Australia or Fiji. Bilikiki Cruises has been running liveaboard charters in the Solomon Islands for over 25 years and divers are assured of visiting the best dive sites the Islands offer.
The Bilikiki offers EAN 32% but does not support technical diving or rebreathers.
Text and photos courtesy of Bilikiki Cruises.



Dive Conditions

The Solomon Islands offer great diving conditions all year-round. The water temperatures are stable at 26-29°C/80-85°F. Visibility is generally around 15 meters/50 feet to 21 meters/60 feet or more. Also, on dives over deep water, you can expect a visibility that exceeds 30 meters/100 feet.
The Solomon Islands has some of the most pristine dive sites in the world. Unspoiled because of the remote location, there are not many divers or fishermen to put pressure on the reef and fish. The marine diversity of the Solomon Islands is without equal. Hundreds of world-class wrecks, dramatic caves, endless lush coral gardens, biodiversity to rival other Coral Triangle destinations like Indonesia, PNG, and the Philippines, little to no other dive boats around; the Solomon Islands are a scuba diving paradise.
Lying at the eastern edge of the Coral Triangle, the Solomons offer an impressive diversity of marine life, ranging from nudibranchs to cuttlefish and a wealth of other critters. Fish life is also abundant, including massive schools of trevally and barracuda, along with a vast assortment of colorful reef fish. Many reefs offer abundant healthy hard coral, sponges, fans, and soft coral. Underwater terrain is varied, including walls, slopes, coral gardens, and pinnacles, plus dramatic and highly photographic caverns.