Bikini Atoll 11 nights

Requirements: Technical diving certified - minimum PADI Tec 50 or equivalent with wreck diving experience and 100+ logged dives. Rebreather divers are required to have Normoxic Trimix certification (TDI Mixed Gas CCR Diver, or equivalent)

itinerary-duration

Duration

11 nights

itinerary-skill

Skill level

Technical

Bikini Atoll 11 nights

Overview

Technical Diving
Recommended for technical divers
Pristine Corals
Thriving reefs and corals
Wreck Diving
Wreck diver's paradise
Great Visibility
Crystal clear water - 40-60m visibility
Tropical Weather
28°C air temperature all year

Located in the remote Republic of the Marshall Islands near Micronesia, Bikini Atoll is one of the most famous places in the world for wreck diving. After WWII the US gathered a mock naval fleet in order to test the effects of different atomic bombs on warships. Between 1946 and 1958 the US tested 67 nuclear bombs, most notably during ''Operation Crossroads''. This Bikini Atoll 11 nights liveaboard diving itinerary will focus on the highlights of this famed lagoon.

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Maps & Itinerary

More than 75 years after the start of Operation Crossroads, the nuclear ghost fleet of Bikini Atoll rest in crystal blue waters that have since become home to an abundance of marine life with thriving reefs and corals. Bikini Atoll has only been open to scuba diving since 1996 making this destination a one-of-a-kind combination of spectacular historic wrecks in a remote, and otherwise untouched, tropical paradise.

Nowhere else can you dive such a fantastic collection of wrecks, including battleships, submarines, destroyers and, most notably, the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga.

Due to the depths of the wrecks, diving in Bikini Atoll is only suited for extended range diving; There will be 2 technical dives offered per day in Bikini Atoll allowing up to 15 dives in total on this 11 night itinerary.

For safety, the minimum surface interval between dives is 4 hours and, it is mandatory to take an afternoon off from diving mid-trip; An optional land tour of Bikini Island and beach BBQ will be offered in place of diving on this day.

Divers will be responsible for planning their own dives, with the assistance of the Cruise Director who has dived the wrecks of Bikini many times already.

Travel time between Ebeye Island and Bikini Atoll is 23-34 hours depending on conditions. On some trips, it may be possible to dive the Prinz Eugen wreck near Kwajalein, or the Airplane Graveyard before sailing overnight to Bikini Atoll.

Take a look at our Scuba Diving Bikini Atoll video for a brief glimpse of what awaits you on a Bikini Atoll  itinerary with Master Liveaboards.

Detailed itinerary

*The itinerary above is an example only and is subject to change depending on local regulations, guests’ experience, flight schedules, weather and logistics and is at the Captain’s discretion.

PLEASE NOTE: We cannot support Trimix for Open Circuit divers on Bikini Atoll itineraries.

Accommodation

Solomons Master (previously Truk Master) will operate trips in Bikini Atoll from late April 2023 until the end of September 2023 and will return to Bikini Atoll for an additional season from May – September 2024. With comfortable accommodation for up to 12 guests (on Bikini itineraries only), this steel hulled boat boasts eight double occupancy cabins with a choice of classic or premium cabins. Each cabin benefits from ensuite bathroom facilities and individually controlled air-conditioning.

From May 2023, Pacific Master will join Solomons Master in Bikini Atoll; Then, from September 2024 onwards she will take over sole duty on Bikini itineraries. She is a custom designed diving vessel with 12 air-conditioned cabins and can easily accommodate up to 16 guests on Bikini trips.

Both vessels are set up with full tech diving facilities, including a deco-bar, in order to fulfil the requirements for diving in Bikini Atoll.

For more information on our vessel movements, check out our All Change In The Pacific page

Bikini Atoll: 2023 and 2024 only

Due to extra space requirements for equipment, availability for Bikini Atoll itineraries on Truk / Solomons Master is limited to 12 divers only.

NEW in Bikini: from May 2023

Jump on board and experience complete isolation and tranquility. Maximum number of guests on Pacific Master for Bikini Atoll itineraries is limited to 16 divers.

Extras

Master Liveaboards offers a range of services to make your liveaboard diving holiday even more enjoyable. Equipment and cylinder rental must be pre-booked but can be paid for in advance or on board; Gas mixes* need to be requested in advance and paid for on board (charged  per litre / per fill). Please send us your gas and equipment requests as early as possible to ensure requirements can be met.

*PLEASE NOTE: We are unable to provide Trimix for Open Circuit divers on Bikini Atoll itineraries.

Marine Park & Port Fees
Per person
Bikini Atoll 10 & 11 nights
500 USD
Bikini Atoll 13 nights
600 USD
Marshall Islands departure tax
20 USD
The applicable Marine park fees for your itinerary will be added to your onboard extras to be paid on the boat before disembarkation.
Equipment
7 nights:
9 nights:
10 nights:
Recreational equipment set (BCD, regulators, wetsuit, mask, fins, SMB)*
150 USD
200 USD
225 USD
BCD*
90 USD
120 USD
135 USD
Wetsuit (Truk Lagoon only)*
60 USD
80 USD
90 USD
Standard regulators (Single 1st stage, 2nd stage, octopus and gauges)
90 USD
120 USD
135 USD
Tec regulator set (2x Mares 25XR first stages & 2x DR second stages)
180 USD
240 USD
270 USD
Stage regulators (100% O2 compatible)
90 USD
120 USD
135 USD
Backplate and harness (Mares XR)
120 USD
160 USD
180 USD
Wing (Mares XR Single Donut Bladder)
90 USD
120 USD
135 USD
Complete Harness, Backplate and Wing
180 USD
240 USD
270 USD
Full Tec set (Tec reg set, 2 stage regs, Harness, Backplate and Wing)
450 USD
600 USD
675 USD
Mask
30 USD
40 USD
45 USD
Fins (inc boots)
60 USD
80 USD
90 USD
Dive computer
60 USD
80 USD
90 USD
Small U/W torch
60 USD
80 USD
90 USD
Large U/W torch
90 USD
120 USD
135 USD
SMB
30 USD
40 USD
45 USD
Spool (30m)
30 USD
40 USD
45 USD
Reel (60m)
60 USD
80 USD
90 USD
Emergency SMB, spool and slate
60 USD
80 USD
90 USD
Cylinder upgrade from 11 Litre (AL80) to 13 Litre (AL100)
48 USD
65 USD
75 USD
UW Scooter (Truk Lagoon only – 100 USD per day)

*Wetsuits, BCDs, full recreational equipment sets and Underwater Scooters (DPVs) are only available on Truk Lagoon itineraries.

All equipment, including additional cylinders or upgrade must be pre-booked to ensure required sizes and quantities are available are on board.

Price
Rebreather Supplies
Sofnolime (797 grade) per kilo*
29 USD
2L or 3L steel CCR cylinder** set (7 nights)
84 USD
2L or 3L steel CCR cylinder** set (9 nights)
112 USD
2L or 3L steel CCR cylinder** set (10 nights)
126 USD
Cylinders Packages
Truk Lagoon Cylinder Package (7 nights)
155 USD
Truk Lagoon Cylinder Package (9 nights)
180 USD
Truk Lagoon Cylinder Package (10 nights)
195 USD
Additional single cylinders per day
8 USD

Cylinder packages include: Manifolded Aluminium 80 cuft twinset or Matched Aluminum 80cuft cylinders for Sidemount divers, or Steel 3L/ 2L Cylinder set for Rebreather divers, and up to 2 x 40/ 80 cuft Stage Cylinders with rigging kits.

*PLEASE NOTE: Sofnolime MUST requested in advance and is payable on board only. Please let us know your requirements by completing the gas and equipment request form and returning it to our reservations team as early as possible.

**Rebreather cylinders on are M25 valve only. Guests with rebreathers that require M26 valves will need to bring their own adapters as there are none available on board.

Price
Oxygen per litre
0.07 USD*
Helium per litre**
0.22 USD*
Standard Nitrox fills (7 nights)
150 USD
Truk Lagoon only
Standard Nitrox fills (9 nights)
200 USD
Truk Lagoon only
Standard Nitrox fills (10 nights)
225 USD
Truk Lagoon only
Standard Nitrox per fill (28%-30%)
15 USD
Truk Lagoon only

*Minimum Oxygen / Helium fill charge: 10 USD. 

**PLEASE NOTE: For logistical reasons, we are only able to provide Helium / Trimix for rebreathers on Bikini Atoll itineraries. We are unable to supply Helium for Open Circuit divers

Gases cannot be banked; unused gas will be charged for.

Beer
5 USD
Wine (per bottle)
30 USD
Spirits (per shot)
6 USD
Cocktails (per glass)
from 7.50 USD
Laundry (per item)
1 USD
Merchandise
Prices vary
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Customer Reviews

Take a look at what our customers have said about our liveaboard in Bikini Atoll

Stephen Westwood
Stephen Westwood
Truk Master, Feb 2019
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I have had an amazing week and am grateful to all the crew for making such a great experience. I have learnt a huge amount and have loved it.
Having a blast!
Having a blast!
Truk Master, July 2019
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First a word about the diving. Diving the ghost fleet of bikini is simply awesome. Some of the best wreck diving in the world, where else in the world can one dive on an aircraft carrier, battleships, destroyers, and attack subs on one trip and also see tiger sharks on deco! The fish life and sharks are healthy and adds excitement on each dive. Now a word on the boat and crew, they were simply five stars.
One of the best ever destination for wreck diving
One of the best ever destination for wreck diving
Truk Master, Sept 2018
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Pluses Genuinely comfortable cabins with quiet engine Very well run dive operations with best in class protocols including great attention to gas mixes and pre dive checks. Very attentive crew Great dive sites. To be improved: Food could be more diverse even in this difficult environment for fresh supply Dive guide(s) and/or more intelligence about individual ships opportunities for penetrations? Better layout of the back upper deck with bin bags or other lounging chairs?
A wonderful experience
A wonderful experience
Truk Master, April 2018
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The service onboard Truk Master was excellent. I enjoyed every minute of my stay. My expectations regarding the wrecks were high to begin with, but the real experience was even better. Thanks to everyone on Truk Master I had a splendid vacation.
Such a warm welcome
Such a warm welcome
Truk Master, April 2018
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This was the dirty dozen trip, a full CCR exploration of Chuuk lagoons best wrecks. The boat has everything you want for tech diving, with a few wrinkles such as O2 percentages to be ironed out. This is more than made up for by the crew who counderstand not have been more helpfull deck crew are attentive and respectful of tech gear. The food is very American style, lots of fats and sugars and eating healthily requires more effort than it should but I am confident this will be resolved on future trips.
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