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. Find out more about scuba diving Hawaii. After the island's original residents were evacuated in , several attempts to recolonize Bikini over the succeeding decades proved unsuccessful.
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Scuba Dive Bikini Atoll - The Scuba Doctor
So a mock fleet of 95 vessels was relocated to Bikini, residents were transferred to other nearby islands, and then 23 separate detonations were tested between This colossal operation brought this small part of Micronesia to the forefront of the global press. Bikini Island is part of the Marshall Islands within the greater region of Micronesia. It has been uninhabited since testing, and currently, the only way to access the area is via a liveaboard. Bikini Lagoon became the final resting place for some of the most significant warships in history. Bikini Atoll was opened for diving in , allowing divers to experience some of the most historical and fantastic wreck diving in the world. Although the island has suffered from explosive testing, the marine ecosystem around the island is surprisingly healthy.
Bikini Atoll Dive Trips
No man-made phenomenon of such tremendous power had ever occurred before. A collection of 23 islands surrounding a 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. After that point, the American military used Bikini Atoll as a testing site for nuclear weapons over the next decade or so see video below. Today, however, modern technology and a significantly lessened radiation risk enable expert divers to explore this incredible area. Unlike anywhere else on earth, experienced divers can get up close and personal with these relatively untouched shipwrecked vessels.
Note : Clicking on the pictures through this article will popup larger versions of the pictures. After a trial liveaboard dive expedition to Bikini Atoll in late , and successful trips to Bikini Atoll in , and , The Scuba Doctor is once again able to offer strictly limited places on liveaboard scuba diving trips to Bikini Atoll. Don't miss out. Book your spot today!