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MV Bilikiki

Pioneered liveaboard diving in the Solomon Islands with the MV Bilikiki.

The M/V Bilikiki offers 7 to 14 night itineraries to the Solomon Islands where there are vast amounts of diving locations to explore with great comfort and space for an adventure of a lifetime.

M/V Bilikiki sailed its first full service luxury liveaboard in 1989 and was one of the first in the world to offer private shower and toilet facilities in every cabin. The M/V Bilikiki is the sister ship to Spirit of Solomons with the only difference being in the accommodation and deck layout. This is a luxury boat with ten double and twin, fully air conditioned cabins each with its own private bathroom. Taking twenty passengers, M/V Bilikiki pioneered liveaboard diving in the Solomon Islands and has a reputation as being among the best in the world. Her large size and hull was built for the South Pacific seas and are two main reasons why guests from around the world say that M/V Bilikiki is on one of the most spacious and comfortable vessels they have travelled on.

Throughout your journey onboard the M/V Bilikiki you will see the walls, reefs, pinnacles and coral gardens of the Solomon Islands with an amazing variety and quantity of sea creatures. There are many varieties of fish that divers describe as staggering, schools of angel fish, butterfly fish, parrot fish and other reef dwellers can be seen within a few yards of each other. Just a short distance away school of barracuda and other pelagics cruise in the blue waters.

The 13 crew members aboard the M/V Bilikiki are knowledgeable and very experienced with the diving around the Solomon Islands. They are very friendly and are there to answer any questions or queries you may have. What better way to finish off your trip by visiting a local village and getting the chance to look and purchase handmade carvings and baskets. A village visit is arranged at least once on every trip to give divers an opportunity to meet the islanders and experience their traditional culture.

Photography

Film Processing
Separate rinse bins for photo gear
Large camera tables
E-6 Colour processing (when chemicals available)


Dive routes include : Solomon Island Safari

Twin Cabin

2 air conditioned en-suite twin bed cabin. (No bunk)

  • Twin Bed
  • Air Conditioning
  • En-suite

Deluxe Double Cabin

8 air conditioned en-suite cabins with a double bed below and single above.

  • Air Conditioning
  • En-suite
  • Double & Single Bed

Air Temperature

Water Temperature

Route Options

Dive the stunning Solomon Islands' beautiful sites with their staggering variety of critters, pelagics and formations!

The M.V. Bilikiki offers anything from 7 nights to 14 nights. This trip will generally visit 3 main island groups, the Florida Islands, the Russell Islands and the Mary islands with each of these island groups consisting of an array of dive sites. You will have the opportunity to see a variety of sharks, mantas, dolphins, turtles and barracuda in vast numbers. There are many varieties of coral as well as underwater terrain, passages or bommies. Wreck dives are offered on every cruise but the number does depend on the interest of divers aboard.

Bilikiki has 10 double or twin-share staterooms all with private facilities and was the first full service luxury liveaboard dive vessel in the Solomon Islands. There is a large sun deck as well as open covered decks. Bilikiki carries a crew of 11, plus two managers who are responsible for diving and ships operations. The crew are well-trained, friendly, attentive and professional. Meals are always important when you are travelling and diving, so three hearty meals are served buffet style daily, and between meals snacks are always ample.

Vessel Details

Engine 350 HP 3406 Turbo Charged Caterpillar Diesel
Number of cabins 10 Deluxe cabins all with double bed and single bed above
Year Built & Renovated 1966 - 2013
Top Speed 11 Knots
Cruising Speed 9 Knots
Guest Numbers 20
Length & Beam 38.1m long and 7.3m Beam
Generator 2×80kw
Tonnage 280 tonnes
Salon & Dining Area Unparalleled space, comfort, immense sun decks, plenty of covered deck space and air conditioned rooms
Entertainment Multi format video and DVD system and evening slide shows
Single Supplement 50%
NITROX Available on board for certified divers
Equipment Rental Scuba diving equipment rentals available
Medical Oxygen & First Aid Oxygen system with 100% demand /Medic First Aid Kit
Dive Deck Dive deck with personal gear lockers for in-place air and nitrox fill stations and rinse tanks
Full Equipment USD27 per day
Nitrox tank USD20 a day
Regulator USD13 per day
BCD USD13 per day
Dive Computer USD13 per day
Nitrox Refills USD20 per day

Available Experiences

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Tulagi Twin Tunnels

Guadalcanal Province, Solomon Islands

An atoll that comes up to about 13 metres with some vertical shafts that go down to 35 - 40 metres. The Western shaft has a small cave at the rear of the bottom end with Painted Crays inside. The top is rich with soft corals, mushroom coral, cuttlefish, crocodilefish.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 40m
Dates Duration Route Room Type Price
20 Nov 2018
4 Dec 2018
14 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Twin Cabin £7,181
20 Nov 2018
4 Dec 2018
14 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Deluxe Double Cabin £7,181
18 Dec 2018
1 Jan 2019
14 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Deluxe Double Cabin £7,181
18 Dec 2018
1 Jan 2019
14 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Twin Cabin £7,181
28 May 2019
7 Jun 2019
10 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Twin Cabin £5,271
28 May 2019
7 Jun 2019
10 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Deluxe Double Cabin £5,271
8 Jun 2019
18 Jun 2019
10 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Deluxe Double Cabin £5,271
8 Jun 2019
18 Jun 2019
10 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Twin Cabin £5,271
2 Jul 2019
9 Jul 2019
7 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Twin Cabin £3,689
2 Jul 2019
9 Jul 2019
7 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Deluxe Double Cabin £3,689
9 Jul 2019
19 Jul 2019
10 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Deluxe Double Cabin £5,271
9 Jul 2019
19 Jul 2019
10 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Twin Cabin £5,271
30 Jul 2019
10 Aug 2019
11 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Twin Cabin £5,798
30 Jul 2019
10 Aug 2019
11 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Deluxe Double Cabin £5,798
20 Aug 2019
27 Aug 2019
7 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Deluxe Double Cabin £3,689
20 Aug 2019
27 Aug 2019
7 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Twin Cabin £3,689
1 Oct 2019
15 Oct 2019
14 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Twin Cabin £7,379
1 Oct 2019
15 Oct 2019
14 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Deluxe Double Cabin £7,379
2 Nov 2019
16 Nov 2019
14 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Deluxe Double Cabin £7,379
2 Nov 2019
16 Nov 2019
14 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Twin Cabin £7,379
16 Nov 2019
26 Nov 2019
10 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Twin Cabin £5,271
16 Nov 2019
26 Nov 2019
10 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Deluxe Double Cabin £5,271
26 Nov 2019
6 Dec 2019
10 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Deluxe Double Cabin £5,271
26 Nov 2019
6 Dec 2019
10 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Twin Cabin £5,271
7 Dec 2019
21 Dec 2019
14 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Twin Cabin £7,379
7 Dec 2019
21 Dec 2019
14 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Deluxe Double Cabin £7,379
21 Dec 2019
4 Jan 2020
14 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Twin Cabin £7,379
21 Dec 2019
4 Jan 2020
14 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Deluxe Double Cabin £7,379
10 Mar 2020
20 Mar 2020
10 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Deluxe Double Cabin £5,459
10 Mar 2020
20 Mar 2020
10 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Twin Cabin £5,459
4 Apr 2020
14 Apr 2020
10 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Twin Cabin £5,459
4 Apr 2020
14 Apr 2020
10 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Deluxe Double Cabin £5,459
14 Apr 2020
24 Apr 2020
10 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Deluxe Double Cabin £5,459
14 Apr 2020
24 Apr 2020
10 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Twin Cabin £5,459
25 Apr 2020
2 May 2020
7 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Twin Cabin £3,821
25 Apr 2020
2 May 2020
7 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Deluxe Double Cabin £3,821
12 May 2020
22 May 2020
10 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Deluxe Double Cabin £5,459
12 May 2020
22 May 2020
10 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Twin Cabin £5,459
26 May 2020
5 Jun 2020
10 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Twin Cabin £5,459
26 May 2020
5 Jun 2020
10 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Deluxe Double Cabin £5,459
9 Jun 2020
20 Jun 2020
11 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Deluxe Double Cabin £6,005
9 Jun 2020
20 Jun 2020
11 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Twin Cabin £6,005
20 Jun 2020
30 Jun 2020
10 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Twin Cabin £6,005
20 Jun 2020
30 Jun 2020
10 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Deluxe Double Cabin £6,005
30 Jun 2020
10 Jul 2020
10 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Deluxe Double Cabin £5,459
30 Jun 2020
10 Jul 2020
10 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Twin Cabin £5,459
11 Jul 2020
21 Jul 2020
10 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Twin Cabin £5,459
11 Jul 2020
21 Jul 2020
10 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Deluxe Double Cabin £5,459
21 Jul 2020
31 Jul 2020
10 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Deluxe Double Cabin £5,459
21 Jul 2020
31 Jul 2020
10 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Twin Cabin £5,459
1 Aug 2020
11 Aug 2020
10 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Twin Cabin £5,459
1 Aug 2020
11 Aug 2020
10 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Deluxe Double Cabin £5,459
22 Aug 2020
29 Aug 2020
7 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Deluxe Double Cabin £3,821
22 Aug 2020
29 Aug 2020
7 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Twin Cabin £3,821
19 Sep 2020
3 Oct 2020
14 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Twin Cabin £7,642
19 Sep 2020
3 Oct 2020
14 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Deluxe Double Cabin £7,642
12 Dec 2020
19 Dec 2020
7 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Deluxe Double Cabin £3,821
12 Dec 2020
19 Dec 2020
7 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Twin Cabin £3,821
22 Dec 2020
2 Jan 2021
11 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Twin Cabin £6,005
22 Dec 2020
2 Jan 2021
11 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Deluxe Double Cabin £6,005