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Famed as much for their pristine reefs as well as their wrecks, the tropical Solomon Islands archipelago is best dived by liveaboard. Discover the vast array of dive sites, an outstanding biodiversity of marine life and plenty of adventure.

Get on board the luxurious MV Bilikiki as she cruises to the Florida and Russell islands, offering divers the best possible itinerary from a vast variety of dive sites. The longer trips (10 and 14 nights) include time at Marovo Lagoon where possible.

On every trip you can expect to encounter a myriad of marine creatures from pygmy seahorse to manta as they fly through the passage dive sites. Immerse yourself in shards of sunlight in the Leru Cut and watch hundreds of jacks and barracuda schooling at Mboroka (Mary) Island. Combine this with local village visits and historical WWll sites for a unique and memorable adventure.

Read Dive Consultant Charlie Munn's blog about his memorable trip to the Solomons.

Typical itinerary

  1. Day 1: Depart the UK

  2. Day 2: Overnight in Brisbane

    Due to flight schedules you will require an overnight stay in Australia.

  3. Day 3: Fly to Honiara and overnight

    You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel for an overnight stay.

  4. Days 4-10 : Solomon Islands liveaboard

    Today you will board the MV Bilikiki for a week long adventure, diving the finest sites of the Florida and Russell islands as well as isolated Mborokua (Mary) Island, famous for its shark encounters. There are no set itineraries; the boat sails to the best sites given the local weather conditions as well as catering for any requests from those on board. Longer 10 and 14 night trips are available.

    The nutrient rich waters are home to a great biodiversity of marine life, huge variety of corals and an ever changing topography of underwater reefs, walls, bommies, passages and caverns. Expect to see plenty of critters, turtles, schools of pelagic species, dolphin, sharks and manta rays. You’ll visit caverns with shafts of sunlight illuminating the interior, swim into a split in the island (Leru Cut) where you’ll be under a jungle canopy listening to the parrots and cockatoos; all this and more, including some accessible WWll wrecks. 

    As well as experiencing the best dive sites, you will also be given the opportunity to get on land and visit local villages where you can meet the people and purchase souvenirs such as local carvings. The water temperature is an average 28C year round with visibility at 20 metres plus.

  5. Day 11: Depart the Solomon Islands

    This morning you will disembark and be transferred to the airport for your flights back to the UK via Brisbane.

  6. Day 12: Arrive UK

Key info

  • Duration and price including flights from/to UK: 12 days from £4,995 pp
  • Departures: Please contact us for departure date details.
  • Included in the price/package:
    • Return flights from the UK
    • 1 night in Brisbane (room only)
    • 1 night in Honiara (breakfast)
    • 7 nights liveaboard
    • All meals and diving on liveaboard
    • Tanks and weights
    • Transfers (in Solomon Islands only)
Featured location:

Solomon Islands

Characterised by the sea that surrounds it, the Solomon Islands archipelago comprises 992 tropical islands and atolls scattered in a gentle curve, stretching from Papua New Guinea in the north to Vanuatu in the south. The islands offer some of the world's best diving.

  • Ideal for viewing: eagle ray, manta ray, black-tip reef shark, bumphead parrotfish, pygmy seahorse
  • Excellent for: Liveaboard diving, Resort based diving, Manta ray, Reef diving, Snorkelling, Underwater photography, Wreck diving
This itinerary is available on the liveaboard shown below. Please contact us for further recommendations.

MV Bilikiki

This luxurious vessel departs Honiara on seven, ten or 14 night adventures to explore the Florida and Russell Islands, Mborokua Island and Marovo Lagoon. The MV Bilikiki is the only liveaboard currently sailing these waters.