Bikini Atoll 13 nights

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

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Duration

13 nights

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Skill level

Tech Diver

Bikini Atoll 13 nights

Overview

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

Situated in the remote Republic of the Marshall Islands in Micronesia, Bikini Atoll is probably the most famous place in the world for wreck diving. Not long after the second world war the US gathered a mock fleet of naval vessels in order to test the different effects of atomic bombs on warships. 67 nuclear bombs were tested between 1946 and 1958, most notably during ''Operation Crossroads''.

Dates & Prices

What's included:
Obligatory surcharges:

Maps & Itinerary

Nowhere else can you dive such a fantastic collection of wrecks, including battleships, submarines, destroyers, and most notably the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga. Over 60 years later, the nuclear ghost fleet (as these wrecks are known) rest in crystal blue waters that have since become home to an abundance of marine life with thriving reefs and corals. Only since 1996 has Bikini Atoll been open to diving, making this destination a one-of-a-kind combination of spectacular historic wrecks in a remote and otherwise untouched tropical paradise.

As the wrecks of Bikini Atoll are only suited for extended range diving, there will be 2 technical dives offered per 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.

For safety, the minimum surface interval between dives is 4 hours and it is mandatory to take an afternoon off mid-trip (optional land tour and beach BBQ will be offered instead of diving).

Travel time between Ebeye Island and Bikini Atoll is 23-34 hours depending on conditions. It may be possible to dive the German heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen wreck near Kwajalein as a check dive before sailing overnight to Bikini Atoll.

Detailed itinerary

Please note: We cannot support Trimix for open circuit divers during Bikini Atoll trips on Truk Master

*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 M/Y Truk Master boasts eight twin and double cabins with a choice of classic or premium cabins. Each cabin benefits from en suite 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 M/Y 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. Rental equipment, Marine Park & Port fees, and courses can now be pre-booked and pre-paid at the time of booking. For our technical diver guests, please send us your gas and equipment requests as early as possible.

  • Taxes & Surcharges
  • Equipment
  • Rebreather & Cylinder
  • Gases
  • On-board extras
Marine Park & Port Fees
Per person
Bikini Atoll 13 & 14 nights
US$600
Bikini Atoll 10 & 11 nights
US$500
Marshall Islands departure tax
US$20
Equipment
Price per day:
KTec regulator set (2x Mares 25XR first stages & 2x DR second stages)
US$30
Stage regulator (Mares prestige, compatible with 100% O2)
US$15
Backplate and harness (Mares XR)
US$20
Wing (Mares XR Single Donut Bladder)
US$15
Complete Harness, Backplate and Wing
US$30
Full Tec set including Tec reg set, 2 stage regs, Harness, Backplate and Wing
US$75
Recreational BCD (Mares Rover)
US$15
Recreational Regulator Set (Mares Prestige)
US$15
Dive computer (Mares Quad)
US$10
UW Scooter (Dive Extras Piranha & Bonex)
US$100
UW Torch large (Big Blue TL3500P) 3,500 Lumen
US$15
UW Video Light (Big Blue VL15000P-Pro Mini) 15,000 Lumen
US$15
Emergency SMB, spool and slate
US$5
SMB
US$5
Lifting Bag (22kg/50lb)
US$5
Spool (30m)
US$5
Reel (60m)
US$10
Wetsuit
US$10
Fins (inc boots)
US$10
Mask
US$5
Cylinder upgrade from 80cc (11.1ltr) to 100cc (13.2ltr)
US$8

*Must be pre-booked to ensure availability and correct sizes etc are on board.

Price
Rebreather Supplies
Sofnolime (797 grade) per 4.5kg tub
US$65
Cylinders Packages
Truk Lagoon Cylinder Package per 7 night itineraries
US$155
Truk Lagoon Cylinder Package per 10 night itineraries
US$195
Additional single cylinders per day
US$8

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
US$0.07
Helium per litre*
US$0.22
28% Nitrox Cruise package (7 nights)
US$100
Truk Lagoon only
28% Nitrox Cruise package (10 nights)
US$150
Truk Lagoon only
28% Nitrox per dive
US$10
Truk Lagoon only
28% Nitrox per day
US$25
Truk Lagoon only

* Gases cannot be banked, unused gas will still be charged for. Minimum fill charge: $10

Beer
US$5
Wine (per bottle)
US$30
Spirits (per shot)
US$6
Cocktails (per glass)
US$7.50
Laundry (per item)
US$1
Merchandise
Prices vary
Satellite Internet – 200MB Package
US$70
Satellite Internet – 500MB Package
US$175
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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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