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The MV  Bilikiki is 125 feet in length and she was the first fully serviced liveaboard in the Solomon Islands.   The accommodation comprises of 10 deluxe cabins either double or twin all with private showers and toilets. There is a large sun deck as well as open covered areas.  The lounge areas are comfortably furnished and feature large tables, a bar, multi format DVD/TV and an extensive library.   All meals onboard are served buffer style and served three times per day together with snacks in between. Large dive decks offer individual stiorage for gear, freshwater showers.  Diving is all done from one of our two specially designed aluminium skiffs.

 SPECIFICATIONS

SAMPLE ITINERARY

SCHEDULES 2015

SCHEDULES 2016

SCHEDULES 2017

DIVE SITES

MV BILIKIKI DECK PLAN

Deck plan The MV Bilikiki Liveaboard showing, upper deck, lower deck and main deck

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Construction    Steel

Length   125 ft

Beam   24 ft

Voltages   415 V three-phase

240 V single-phase

110 V charging outlets

Tonnage   280

Main Engine   350 HP 3406 Turbo Charged Caterpillar Diesel

Auxiliaries   2 × 80 kW

Accomodations   10 staterooms all with private shower & toilet

Special Features   Large Screen LCD TV with USB port

Nitrox

Multi-format video/DVD system

Evening slide shows

Large camera tables

Separate rinse bins for photo gear

Separate photo room

RENTALS

EQUIPMENT RATE TIME
BCD $13 PER DAY
REG $13 PER DAY
COMPUTER $13 PER DAY
MASK, FINS AND BOOTS $10 PER DAY
DIVE LIGHT $10 PER DAY
BCD REG AND COMPUTER $180 7 NIGHTS
BCD REG AND COMPUTER $270 10 NIGHTS
BCD REG AND COMPUTER $390 14 NIGHTS
BCD AND REG $120 7 NIGHTS
BCD AND REG $180 10 NIGHTS
BCD AND REG $260 14 NIGHTS
ONE ITEM, BCD, REG OR COMPUTER $60 7 NIGHTS
ONE ITEM, BCD, REG OR COMPUTER $90 10 NIGHTS
ONE ITEM, BCD, REG OR COMPUTER $130 14 NIGHTS
nitrox $20 PER DAY
Any package also includes wetsuit, fins and mask for free
Weight, weight belts and tanks are all included

Note: Please do not book any travel arrangements until you have received your booking confirmation from us.

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SOLOMON ISLANDS

Solomon Islands consists of hundreds of islands and groups of islands. There are 3 main island groups that we dive: Florida Islands, Russell Islands, and Marovo Lagoon in the New Georgia Group. Each of these island groups consists of dozens of islands and a vast array of dive sites. We also dive an isolated island known as Mary Island. Our 7  night trips will generally dive Florida Islands, Russell Islands and Mary Island, while 14 night and longer trips will also travel to Marovo Lagoon. 10 night trips may or may not go to Marovo depending on conditions. We do not have set itineraries. There are so many dive sites in each area that we are able to go where the best diving is at any given time, and also cater to the type of diving that the guests on board prefer. In all cases rest assured that we will do our utmost to offer you the best diving available at the time.

 

A briefing will precede each dive, and the Managers will outline the type of dive, what you can expect  to see and recommendations regarding current, depth, and activities. Divers set their own profile in  conjunction with their buddy, their computer and their previous diving activities, and are welcome to  discuss their plans with the Managers for assistance and advice.

 

In general, on a 10 day or longer cruise the ship will visit the Florida Islands, Russell Islands, Marovo  Lagoon and Mborukua Island (also known as Mary Island). Seven day trips generally operate in the  Floridas, Russells and Mborukua. Most diving need not be deep as the reefs start close to the surface. Often the reefs drop off gradually  allowing you to explore extensively at relatively shallow depths. You will find walls, however, often in

close conjunction to a reef, making it excellent for computer assisted diving.  Just a word of caution. Solomon Islands is in a remote part of the world. The nearest recompression  chamber is about 1,500 miles (2,400 km) away in Townsville, Australia. In a diving emergency, a light  aircraft will be required to evacuate the patient from the ship to Honiara, then evacuation to Townsville  is in a recompression chamber aboard a King Air turbo-Prop. Cost will be at least USD $30,000. It is  mandatory that divers aboard Bilikiki Cruises Ltd. vessels carry medical evacuation insurance. We

recommend you contact Divers Alert Network (DAN) for information on Evacuation and Travel  insurance. An internet search for Divers Alert Network will bring up their websites for various parts of  the world. Remember you’ll be doing a lot of diving, probably four or five dives per day, and that adds

up to a lot of nitrogen. Pace yourself, and consider sitting out a dive every now and then

 

WHATS INCLUDED

Hotel or airport transfers in Honiara, onboard accommodation, meals and snacks, unlimited diving, weights and belt, tanks and air fills.

 

NOT INCLUDED

USD $25.00 per person, per night tax, bar drinks, Nitrox, personal purchases or dive equipment rental

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From To Nights Rate
07.04.2015 17.04.2015 10 $4700
21.04.2015 01.05.2015 10 $4700
01.05.2015 08.05.2015 7 $3290
12.05.2015 22.05.2015 10 $4700
26.05.2015 02.06.2015 7 $3290
02.06.2015 12.06.2015 10 $4700
15.06.2015 26.06.2015 11 POR
30.06.2015 07.07.2015 7 $3290
07.07.2015 17.07.2015 10 $4700
18.07.2015 28.07.2015 10 $4700
28.07.201 07.08.2015 10 $4700
11.08.2015 25.08.2015 14 $6580
25.08.2015 01.09.2015 7 $3290
01.09.2015 11.09.2015 10 $4700
15.09.2015 25.09.2015 10 $4700
29.09.2015 06.10.2015 7 $3290
06.10.2015 20.10.2015 14 $4700
20.10.2015 03.11.2015 14 V4700
03.11.2015 17.11.2015 14 $4700
17.11.2015 27.11.2015 10 $3290
01.12.2015 11.12.2015 10 $3290
12.12.2015 22.12.2015 10 $3290
22.12.2015 05.01.2016 14 $6580

Note: Please do not book any travel arrangements until you have received your booking confirmation from us.

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From To Nights Rate
12.03.2016 22.03.2016 10 $4950
22.03.2016 01.04.2016 10 $4950
05.04.2016 15.04.2016 10 $4950
19.04.2016 29.04.2016 10 $4950
03.05.2016 17.05.2016 14 $6930
17.05.2016 31.05.2016 14 $6930
31.05.2016 10.06.2016 10 $4950
14.06.2016 21.06.2016 7 $3465
25.06.2016 05.07.2016 10 $4950
05.07.2016 15.07.2016 10 $4950
19.07.2016 29.07.2016 10 $4950
02.08.2016 12.08.2016 10 $4950
13.08.2016 23.08.2016 10 $4950
23.08.2016 30.08.2016 7 $3465
30.08.2016 09.09.2016 10 $4950
10.09.2016 20.09.2016 10 $4950
20.09.2016 04.10.2016 14 $6930
04.10.2016 14.10.2016 10 $4950
15.10.2016 25.10.2016 10 $4950
25.10.2016 08.11.2016 14 $6930
08.11.2016 15.11.2016 7 $3465
15.11.2016 29.11.2016 14 $6930
29.11.2016 09.12.2016 10 $4950
10.12.2016 20.12.2016 10 $4950
20.12.2016 03.11.2017 14 $6930

Note: Please do not book any travel arrangements until you have received your booking confirmation from us.

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From To Nights Rate
11.03.2017 21.03.2017 10 $5200
21.03.2017 31.03.2017 10 $5200
04.04.2017 14.04.2017 10 $5200
18.04.2017 28.04.2017 10 $5200
29.04.2017 09.05.2017 10 $5200
09.05.2017 19.05.2017 10 $5200
20.05.2017 30.05.2017 7 $3640
30.05.2017 06.06.2017 10 $5200
06.06.2017 16.06.2017 10 $5200
17.06.2017 27.06.2017 10 $5200
27.06.2017 08.07.2017 11 POR
11.07.2017 21.07.2017 10 $5200
22.07.2017 01.08.2017 10 $5200
01.08.2017 15.08.2017 14 $7280
15.08.2018 22.08.2017 7 $3640
22.08.2017 02.09.2017 11 POR
05.09.2017 15.09.2017 10 $5200
16.09.2017 26.09.2017 10 $5200
26.09.2017 06.10.2017 10 $5200
07.10.2017 17.10.2017 10 $5200
17.10.2017 31.10.2017 14 $7280
31.10.2017 10.11.2017 10 $5200
11.11.2017 25.11.2017 14 $7280
25.11.2017 05.12.2017 10 $5200
05.12.2017 15.12.2017 10 $5200
19.12.2017 02.01.2018 14 $7280

Note: Please do not book any travel arrangements until you have received your booking confirmation from us.

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SOLOMON ISLANDS DIVE SITES

SOLOMON ISLAND SITE INFORMATION

The Solomon Island waters are very nutrient rich, and they support the entire food chain from microscopic creatures to major predators. You'll have a good opportunity to see a variety of sharks, mantas, dolphins, and turtles, and barracuda in uncountable numbers. In shallower waters you'll see almost every tropical imaginable, and some that will stretch your imagination. Cuttlefish, octopus, schooling lionfish, and amazing numbers and varieties of anemonefish, not to mention amazing varieties of anemones. You'll see more varieties of coral than almost anywhere, and all this in 82 - 85ºF waters. Underwater terrain varies from walls to reefs, to passages to "bommies". You'll visit caverns with shafts of sunlight illuminating the interior. You'll swim 200 feet into a split in an island, and when you surface you'll be under a jungle canopy listening to the parrots and cockatoos. You'll enter a tunnel on a pinnacle and exit minutes later in the deep blue ocean. In the shallows around almost every island you'll find channels, cracks and fissures stocked with an unbelievable variety of shells, fish, plants and corals that you could explore for hours

Wreck dives are offered on every cruise, and the number we do depends on the interests of the people on board. We don't have that many wrecks to choose from, as most of them are far too deep, even for well experienced divers. Those we do dive include The Ann in the Russell Islands (a more recent wreck, not W.W.II) and Japanese transports in Marovo Lagoon. Divers still find ample evidence of the war action that sunk these vessels, lots of ammunition and machinery in the holds, as well as dishes, bottles and other evidence of ship board activities

FIJI SIREN VIDEO

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