Can you dive at Bikini Atoll?
Diving Bikini Atoll is only suitable for divers with a technical certification. With a tumultuous and controversial history, Bikini Atoll is the ultimate far-flung dive destination, offering phenomenal wrecks, exceptional marine life, and a tantalizing air of mystery.
How many wrecks does Bikini Atoll have?
Bikini Atoll is unique in many ways, unrivaled by any other wreck-diving destination. Its main attraction is a fleet of 21 ships, sunk by the most powerful weapons at the time, a pair of nuclear devices tested in Operation Crossroads in July 1946.
Did US warn Japan of atomic bomb?
We did warn the Japanese government and people before proceeding with the atomic attacks. First, On July 26, 1945 the Potsdam Declaration was issued warning Japan if it did not immediately accept the terms outlined in the declaration and surrender it would face “prompt and utter destruction.”
How many divers are there at Bikini Atoll?
Upon arriving in Bikini, we’ll wreck dive the nuclear fleet and then dive our way back to Kwajalein. With only 10 divers per trip and only a handful of trips each year, Bikini Atoll is a very exclusive dive site.
What is Bikini Atoll famous for?
A collection of 23 islands surrounding a 230-square-mile lagoon, Bikini Atoll is one of 29 atolls in the Marshall Islands and one of the most spectacular dive sites in the world. Though the atoll became famous as a nuclear testing site, today it is known as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a bucket-list diving destination.
Why dive Bikini Atoll with Indies trader?
With the most technically outfitted vessel available to dive Bikini Atoll, as well as the longest running operation in the Lagoon, Indies Trader Marine Adventures will take you on the most extreme dives, while providing the safest operation. Deco chamber, Enhanced Medivac Insurance Contracts, No Air or Tank Surcharges, Beer Included
What are the best dive sites to visit in Bikini?
In particular, the sick-bay, complete with dentist chair in situ, is an intriguing find. Often the first dive of a trip to Bikini, the Prinz Eugen sits off Ebeye Island in Kwajalein Atoll and is used as a ‘check dive’.