17/9/ to 27/9/2024
Join us on a trip to one of the holy grails for wrecks - Bikini Atoll. 21 wrecks lie in the atoll that gave its name to the swimwear is part of the Marshall Islands, a US associated country far out in the Pacific, just west of the International Date Line. Lead by Phil Christoff you explore aircraft carriers, destroyers, battleships, airplanes and a submarine.
The atoll that gave its name to the swimwear is part of the Marshall Islands, a US associated country far out in the Pacific, just west of the International Date Line.
Bikini is the mother of all ship graveyards for its waters hide a fleet of 21 ships, sunk by the most powerful weapons at the time, a pair of nuclear weapons tested by the US in Operation Crossroads in July 1946. In total 75 ships were nuked by two bombs. The first bomb – ‘Able’ – was dropped from a bomber on July 1. it created a fire ball a kilometre in diameter. Able sank five ships, immobilised six and destroyed superstructures across the fleet.
You will dive up to 13 dives throughout the week, usually two a day. As the average depth of the wrecks in Bikini Atoll is around 50 metres (150ft), this itinerary is only suitable for technical divers with previous wreck experience. Your group leader Phil will help when planning deep dives and extended bottom times, please. All guests are responsible for planning and adhering to their own dive profiles and decompression stops, and for obtaining suitable dive insurance for technical diving.
YOUR INSIDER ON THIS TRIP
Extended Range Instructor, Sidemount Instructor, Rebreather Instructor
Our tech group leader Phil is originally from Sweden but has lived for most of his life abroad. The last few years he has been in charge of the technical diving at Manta Dive on Gili Trawangan, Indonesia. He is OC extended range instructor and hold certifications for closed circuit JJ-CCR and SF2 advanced trimix. Phil will be leading the technical divers and focus on helping to plan dives of all levels.