Bikini Atoll 11 nights

Requirements: Technical diving certified - minimum PADI Tec 50 or equivalent with wreck diving experience and 100+ logged dives

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Duration

11 nights

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Skill level

Tech Diver

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 itinerary will focus on the highlights of this famed lagoon.

Dates & Prices

What's included:
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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 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.

Detailed itinerary

Please note: We cannot support Trimix for open circuit divers on Bikini Atoll itineraries.

*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.

Accommodation

9.02

Rated excellent

Nitrox

Surcharge

Wifi

Surcharge

Equipment

Surcharge

Wifi

Surcharge

With comfortable accommodation for up to 16 guests, the steel-hulled Truk Master boasts eight twin and double cabins with a choice of classic or premium cabins. Each cabin benefits from ensuite bathroom facilities and individually controlled air-conditioning.

The main deck enjoys a spacious indoor dining room along with a camera station complete with numerous charging points and storage space. Unwind and relax after a fantastic day of diving in Truk Master’s indoor lounge and bar with a large TV which is ideal for movie and photo viewing. Alternatively, why not head out to the shaded outdoor relaxation area or the large sundeck and sink into a lounge chair to soak up the atmosphere.

Extras

Master Liveaboards offers a range of services to make your stay on board even more enjoyable. Marine & Port fees, equipment and cylinder rental can be pre-booked and pre-paid at the time of booking your liveaboard. For our rebreather and technical diver guests, please send us your gas and equipment requests as early as possible to ensure requirements can be met.

  • Taxes & Surcharges
  • Equipment
  • Rebreather & Cylinder
  • Gases
  • On-board extras
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
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 4.5kg tub
65 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

*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.

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.

Price
Oxygen per litre*
0.07 USD
Helium per litre*
0.22 USD
7 nights standard Nitrox fills (28%)
100 USD
Truk Lagoon only
9 nights standard Nitrox fills (28%)
135 USD
Truk Lagoon only
10 nights standard Nitrox fills (28%)
150 USD
Truk Lagoon only
28% Nitrox per fill
10 USD
Truk Lagoon only

*Minimum Oxygen / Helium fill charge: 10 USD

Gases cannot be banked; unused gas will still 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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