Bikini Atoll 11 nights

Mandatory Requirements: Technical diving certified - minimum 45 metres with 100+ logged dives and wreck diving experience
Open Circuit - minimum TDI Advanced Nitrox and Decompression Procedures, or equivalent
Rebreather divers - minimum TDI CCR Air Diluent Decompression and Helitrox 45m, or equivalent.

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Duration

11 nights

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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 outlined above is an example only and is subject to change depending on local regulations, flight schedules and disruptions, weather, logistics and other factors beyond our control, and is at the Captain’s discretion.

Accommodation

Pacific Master is a custom designed diving vessel with 12 air-conditioned cabins and can easily accommodate up to 18 guests on Bikini trips. She is set up with full tech diving facilities, including a deco-bar, in order to fulfil the requirements for diving in Bikini Atoll.

Bikini Atoll

Jump on board and experience complete isolation and tranquility. Maximum number of guests on Pacific Master for Bikini Atoll itineraries is limited to 18 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 must be requested in advance and paid for on board (charged per litre/per fill). Please send us your gas and equipment requirements at least 6 months before departure*.

*PLEASE NOTE: Submission of gas requirements less than 6 months before departure may result in us being unable to provide your preferred mix(es), although we will do our best.

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
Fuel Surcharge
The applicable Marine park fees for your itinerary will be added to your onboard extras to be paid on the boat before disembarkation.
Equipment
10 nights:
11 nights:
13 nights:
Full Tec set (Tec reg set, 2 stage regs, Harness, Backplate and Wing)
600 USD
675 USD
825 USD
Tec regulator set (2x Mares 25XR first stages & 2x DR second stages)
320 USD
360 USD
440 USD
Stage regulators (100% O2 compatible)
160 USD
180 USD
220 USD
Backplate and harness (Mares XR)
160 USD
180 USD
220 USD
Wing (Mares XR Single Donut Bladder)
120 USD
135 USD
165 USD
Complete Harness, Backplate and Wing
240 USD
270 USD
330 USD
Emergency SMB, spool and slate
80 USD
90 USD
110 USD
Spool (30m)
40 USD
45 USD
55 USD
Reel (60m)
80 USD
90 USD
110 USD
Dive Computer
80 USD
90 USD
110 USD
Fins (incl. boots)
80 USD
90 USD
110 USD
Mask
40 USD
45 USD
55 USD

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

Per Day
10 / 11 Nights
13 Nights
Sofnolime (797 grade): 450 USD per 20kg tub
2L or 3L steel CCR cylinder** set
14 USD
126 USD
154 USD
9L (63 cuft) aluminium manifolded twins
14 USD
126 USD
154 USD
11.1L (80 cuft) aluminium manifolded twins
14 USD
126 USD
154 USD
Stage cylinders 5.7L (AL40) or 11.1L (AL80)
8 USD
72 USD
88 USD
Single 13.2L (100 cuft) aluminium cylinder
8 USD
72 USD
88 USD
Cylinders Packages*
N/A
195 USD
225 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.

Most of our rebreather cylinders have 3/4 NPS neck threads although we also have a limited number of cylinders with M25 threads.. Guests with rebreathers that require M26 valves will need to bring their own adapters as there are none available on board.

*PLEASE NOTE: Sofnolime is available in 20kg tubs only and MUST requested in advance, but paid for on board. 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.

Price
Oxygen per litre
0.07 USD*
Helium per litre**
0.30 USD*

*Minimum Oxygen / Helium fill charge: 10 USD. 

**PLEASE NOTE: For logistical reasons, we are only able to provide Helium / Trimix for rebreathers. 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)
6 USD
Laundry (per item)
1 USD
Wi-Fi data packages
10 Nights (5 GB)
145 USD
11 Nights (5 GB)
160 USD
13 Nights (7 GB)
190 USD
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Customer Reviews

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

Karen McIver - I felt so cared for...
Karen McIver - I felt so cared for...
Pacific Master, August 2023
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All your staff that worked on this boat made my stay so enjoyable. Your dive deck goes beyond taking care of myself and other divers. I was spoilt with my room being cleaned daily and all my meals coming from Chef was brilliant. I loved that the crew would come and chat with me on a daily basis, I felt so cared for by you all. Thank you to Adam and James for the insight and knowledge on each of the wrecks, and our movie night's which added another group bonding moment. Much love to you all
David Buckland - so helpful at every stage
David Buckland - so helpful at every stage
Pacific Master, August 2023
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Our expedition was not normal for the captain and crew. They accepted our creative schedule with great understanding and practical help. They also shared their deep knowledge of oceans and marine activity and were honestly curious about the endeavours of the onboard artists. They and all your crew were so helpful at every stage - making us aware of safety at the same time as trying to making the difficult possible. Please extend our thanks to all and for helping with the charter.
James Griffith - What a phenomenal team
James Griffith - What a phenomenal team
Pacific Master, September 2023
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What a phenomenal team on the Pacific Master led by Captain Hugo.... Going out to one of the most remote dive destinations, Bikini Atoll, the Taka, Pacific master always felt safe. I look forward to seeing you again soon and the bragging rights of such an epic trip, LOL. I will exaggerate my adventure many times over. Thank you to Master Liveaboards
James Draker - Crew was fantastic
James Draker - Crew was fantastic
Truk Master, July 2023
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Crew was fantastic. Friendly, helpful, and safety conscious. Chef Freddie was amazing and the food was great. All the crew went out of their way to provide a fantastic experience. And Adam was great with coordinating everything and keeping things running smoothly and on schedule. Great trip. Huge thanks to everyone.
Stewart Doughan - The entire crew was amazing
Stewart Doughan - The entire crew was amazing
Pacific Master, May 2023
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The entire crew was amazing and very attentive. They were always trying to help however they could. The guides were very professional, and showed us some incredible sites (sic) on the wrecks with through briefings. The food was outstanding and Lisa and Roxy were very helpful and did amazing jobs keeping everything clean. The captain and the cruise director were top notch and represent Master liveaboards as a premier liveaboard.
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We’ve tried to include a lot information on our website. You may find, however, that you have additional questions about our Bikini Atoll liveaboard, the diving around Bikini Atoll or general location information. Our Everything about Bikini Atoll blog provides ‘why, what, who, where, when and how’ information about diving in Bikini Atoll or, from the FAQs link below you can find answers to some commonly asked questions. Should you have other questions or queries, please contact our reservations team who will be pleased to assist you.

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