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Christal Seas Scuba Ltd

Christal Seas Scuba Holidays

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Destination

Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands, South Pacific

Dates

16 to 28 September 2024

Number of Nights

10 nights on board (Embark Tues 17 Sept.  Disembark Fri 27 Sept )

Tour Operator

Details

Airport

M/V Pacific Master

 

The Vessel...

Pacific Master is a custom-designed liveaboard built with divers in mind and is geared up for diving in remote locations. This steel-hulled vessel boasts an experienced boat crew, dive team and chefs to ensure high standards of service.

Pacific Master features 12 cabins allowing comfortable accommodation for up to 20 guests. These are categorised into one en-suite premium double cabin, five en-suite premium double/twin cabins, four standard single cabins and two standard twin cabins with shared bathroom facilities.

A spacious lounge and dining area is located on the main deck of the boat providing plenty of air-conditioned space to unwind and enjoy the on-board cuisine. An expansive dive deck leads perfectly to the dive platform, and also boasts a dedicated camera area for our photographer guests. Individual dive stations provide plenty of space and storage for your dive kit. This area also provides individual toilets, freshwater showers and rinse tanks for your equipment.

 

The Diving...

Located in the remote Republic of the Marshall Islands near Micronesia, the UNESCO World Heritage site of Bikini Atoll is one of the most famous places in the world for wreck diving - a true diver’s bucket-list destination for any serious wreck diver. After WWII, the United States 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''.

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 best 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. All divers must hold a technical certification as most of the wrecks sit at 50m or deeper.

Read more about the diving and itinery on the BlueoTwo website

Please note:  All divers must hold a technical certification (Tec 50 minimum) as most of the wrecks sit at 50m or deeper, and have 100 logged dives.

 

Bikini Atoll is a an extremely remote location and you must ensure you have full diving insurance.

It is mandatory for guests to take an afternoon from diving mid-trip.  On this day an optional land tour on Bikini Island and beach BBQ is provided.

 

Please see the Master Liveaboards website for forms and releases.
 

The group will need to arrange and book their own flights to Kwajalein

Airline

TBC

 

Flight Details

Tbc

Baggage Allowance

Tbc

Number of Places

12

Holiday Price

£5,500 plus flights

Includes: Transfers from Kwajalein airport to vessel, 10 nights full board accommodation on board the M/V Truk Master in standard cabin, drinking water, tea, coffee, juices and soft drinks, 11.1 lt Aluminium cylinder, weights and air.

Additional costs:   Flights, gases, crew and guide tips, and $500 Taxes and port fees.

BlueoTwo require a £300 non refundable deposit to hold your place.  Please see BlueTwo terms & conditions for more details.

 

Payment schedule after initial deposit;  Dec 2023:  20% of total due.   March 2024 20% due.  

Final balance due by June 2024

 

 

Other Information

 

Recommended vaccinations: Hepatitus A, Typhoid, Tetanus and Polio.  Please contact your travel clinic to check your particular requirements.

Travel Insurance:  You are responsible for taking out your own travel insurance and it is recommended you do so at the time of booking your holiday.

 

Call 01603 485000 or click the 'Contact Us' button to book your place!
 

 

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