Solomon Islands liveaboard on the MV Bilikiki. This 2 week Xmas & NYE scuba holiday will show you the best diving in the Solomons while celebrating in style
Come and join us for our 14 night trip over Christmas and New Years for a Solomon Islands liveaboard. This is the prefect trip to escape the holiday season and spend 14 fabulous nights diving the best sites of the Solomon Islands. On 2 week Xmas & NYE scuba holiday we have the extra time to explore further afield and dive sites we seldom get to.
The Solomon Islands are home to some of the best reefs in the world and the diving is spectacular, diverse and colourful, There is not just one type of diving but an array of different habitats and ecosystems. There are pelagics and critters, wrecks, caves, amazingly healthy coral gardens, sand slopes, mangroves, walls and sea mounts. There is no ice diving but pretty much everything else is covered!
Amazingly there are very few dive operators in the Solomon Islands and this means that it’s extremely rare to see another dive boat during the trip. Having dive sites to ourselves is one of the many great things about the Solomon Islands.
Dive the most famous dive sites in the Florida Islands, Russell Islands, Mary Island and the Marovo Lagoon area of the Western Province. We offer 4 dives a day with a night dive as well. Bottom times are unlimited except on the odd dive where there are long transits to the next dive site, when we may limit things to 60 minutes.
During this 2 week Xmas & NYE scuba holiday there will be stunning village visits. This is a great chance for buying the Solomon's famous wood carvings. All land visits are done between dives.
On a Solomon Islands liveaboard you can expect to see some of the healthiest hard corals in the world, sheer walls covered in huge fans, magical caves and cuts with spectacular light beams, a unimaginable array of colourful tropical fish, tornados of schooling fish, sharks, tunas, travellies and mackerel hunting shoals of fusiliers.
There are WW2 shipwrecks, modern wrecks, plane wrecks and dump sites complete with underwater trucks and bombs, a dive site where mantas pass overhead almost as though they are checking divers out more than the other way around and another where the healthiest reef imaginable can be enjoyed to the sound of a rumbling underwater volcano not too far away.
There is also an amazing diversity of macro life and cuttlefish, octopus, a mardi gras of nudibranchs, pygmy seahorses, coral hermit crabs and crocodile fish are just a few of the things seen on nearly every trip.