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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.

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

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

Engines 350 HP 3406 Turbo Charged Caterpillar Diesel
Number of Cabins 10 Deluxe cabins all with double bed and single bed above
Year Built / Refurbished 1966 - 2013
Speed 11 Knots
Speed 9 Knots
Guest Numbers 20
Length & Width 38.1m long and 7.3m Beam
Generators 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
Emergency Equipment 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
Equipment Rental Scuba diving equipment rentals available , please find rates below.
Standard daily hire gear prices BCD - USD$13
Reg - USD$13
Computer - USD$13
Mask, Fins, Boots - USD$10
Dive light (including batteries) - USD$10
BCD, Reg & Computer Package 7 Night trip package - USD$180
10 night trip package - USD$270
14 night trip package - USD$390
BCD & Reg only Package 7 night trip package - USD$120
10 night trip package - USD$180
14 night trip package - USD$260
1 Item only (e.g. BCD only) 7 night trip package -USD$60
10 night trip package - USD$90
14 night trip package -USD$130
Please note Any package also includes mask fins and boots for free. Please note there are no wetsuits for hire onboard.
Weights, weight belts and tanks are all included in the price of the trip.

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 Jun 2020
30 Jun 2020
10 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Deluxe Double Cabin £4447
30 Jun 2020
7 Jul 2020
10 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Deluxe Double Cabin £3113
21 Jul 2020
31 Jul 2020
10 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Deluxe Double Cabin £4447
1 Aug 2020
11 Aug 2020
10 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Deluxe Double Cabin £4447
11 Aug 2020
22 Aug 2020
11 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Deluxe Double Cabin £3113
19 Sep 2020
3 Oct 2020
14 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Deluxe Double Cabin £6225
13 Oct 2020
27 Oct 2020
14 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Deluxe Double Cabin £3113
17 Nov 2020
27 Nov 2020
7 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Deluxe Double Cabin £4447
19 Dec 2020
2 Jan 2021
14 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Twin Cabin £6225
19 Dec 2020
2 Jan 2021
14 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Deluxe Double Cabin £6225
16 Mar 2021
26 Mar 2021
10 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Deluxe Double Cabin £4891
16 Mar 2021
26 Mar 2021
10 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Twin Cabin £4562
1 Jun 2021
11 Jun 2021
10 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Deluxe Double Cabin £4562
1 Jun 2021
11 Jun 2021
10 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Twin Cabin £4562
15 Jun 2021
25 Jun 2021
10 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Twin Cabin £4891
15 Jun 2021
25 Jun 2021
10 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Deluxe Double Cabin £4891
6 Jul 2021
16 Jul 2021
10 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Deluxe Double Cabin £4891
6 Jul 2021
16 Jul 2021
10 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Twin Cabin £4891
17 Jul 2021
24 Jul 2021
7 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Twin Cabin £4891
17 Jul 2021
24 Jul 2021
7 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Deluxe Double Cabin £4891
24 Jul 2021
3 Aug 2021
10 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Deluxe Double Cabin £4891
24 Jul 2021
3 Aug 2021
10 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Twin Cabin £4891
14 Aug 2021
24 Aug 2021
10 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Twin Cabin £4891
14 Aug 2021
24 Aug 2021
10 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Deluxe Double Cabin £4891
21 Sep 2021
1 Oct 2021
10 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Deluxe Double Cabin £4891
23 Nov 2021
7 Dec 2021
14 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Deluxe Double Cabin £4891
7 Dec 2021
17 Dec 2021
10 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Deluxe Double Cabin £4891
7 Dec 2021
17 Dec 2021
10 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Twin Cabin £4891
21 Dec 2021
4 Jan 2022
14 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Deluxe Double Cabin £6386
15 Mar 2022
25 Mar 2022
10 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Deluxe Double Cabin £4891
15 Mar 2022
25 Mar 2022
10 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Twin Cabin £4891
26 Mar 2022
2 Apr 2022
7 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Twin Cabin £4891
26 Mar 2022
2 Apr 2022
7 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Deluxe Double Cabin £4891
2 Apr 2022
12 Apr 2022
10 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Deluxe Double Cabin £4891
2 Apr 2022
12 Apr 2022
10 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Twin Cabin £4891
12 Apr 2022
26 Apr 2022
14 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Twin Cabin £4891
12 Apr 2022
26 Apr 2022
14 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Deluxe Double Cabin £4891
7 May 2022
17 May 2022
14 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Deluxe Double Cabin £4891
7 May 2022
17 May 2022
14 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Twin Cabin £4891
17 May 2022
27 May 2022
10 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Twin Cabin £4891
17 May 2022
27 May 2022
10 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Deluxe Double Cabin £4891
31 May 2022
11 Jun 2022
11 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Deluxe Double Cabin £4891
31 May 2022
11 Jun 2022
11 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Twin Cabin £4891
11 Jun 2022
21 Jun 2022
10 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Twin Cabin £4891
11 Jun 2022
21 Jun 2022
10 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Deluxe Double Cabin £4891
21 Jun 2022
1 Jul 2022
10 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Deluxe Double Cabin £4891
21 Jun 2022
1 Jul 2022
10 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Twin Cabin £4891
2 Jul 2022
12 Jul 2022
10 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Twin Cabin £4891
2 Jul 2022
12 Jul 2022
10 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Deluxe Double Cabin £4891
12 Jul 2022
23 Jul 2022
11 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Deluxe Double Cabin £4891
12 Jul 2022
23 Jul 2022
11 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Twin Cabin £4891
23 Jul 2022
2 Aug 2022
10 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Twin Cabin £4891
23 Jul 2022
2 Aug 2022
10 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Deluxe Double Cabin £4891
2 Aug 2022
12 Aug 2022
10 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Deluxe Double Cabin £4891
2 Aug 2022
12 Aug 2022
10 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Twin Cabin £4891
13 Aug 2022
20 Aug 2022
7 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Twin Cabin £4891
13 Aug 2022
20 Aug 2022
7 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Deluxe Double Cabin £4891
30 Aug 2022
9 Sep 2022
10 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Twin Cabin £4891
30 Aug 2022
9 Sep 2022
10 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Deluxe Double Cabin £4891
17 Sep 2022
26 Sep 2022
9 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Deluxe Double Cabin £4891
17 Sep 2022
26 Sep 2022
9 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Twin Cabin £4891
27 Sep 2022
8 Oct 2022
11 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Twin Cabin £4891
27 Sep 2022
8 Oct 2022
11 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Deluxe Double Cabin £4891
18 Oct 2022
29 Oct 2022
11 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Deluxe Double Cabin £4891
18 Oct 2022
29 Oct 2022
11 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Twin Cabin £4891
29 Oct 2022
12 Nov 2022
14 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Twin Cabin £4891
29 Oct 2022
12 Nov 2022
14 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Deluxe Double Cabin £4891
6 Dec 2022
16 Dec 2022
10 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Deluxe Double Cabin £4891
6 Dec 2022
16 Dec 2022
10 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Twin Cabin £4891
20 Dec 2022
3 Jan 2023
14 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Twin Cabin £4891
20 Dec 2022
3 Jan 2023
14 Nights Florida, Russell & Mary Islands Safari Deluxe Double Cabin £4891