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Dive Review of Nuclear Fleet Dive Team in
Micronesia/Bikini Atoll

October, 2001, an Instant Reader Report by Thomas Lippert, AG, Switzerland
Report Number 6
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Galapagos, Palau, Yap, Sudan, Truk, Egypt, Bahamas. Mexico, Cuba,
California, British Columbia etc. 
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
calm  
Water Temp
0   to 0    Celsius  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
20   to 40    Meters  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
no  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
Dive plan was followed, decompression according to own computer (+ own
additional safety margins were possible).  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
Lots 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
None 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  1 stars
Tropical Fish
2 stars  
Small Critters
  1 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  4 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
N/A  
Boat Facilities
N/A
Overall rating for UWP's  
N/A  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
[None]
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
4 stars
Food
3 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
1 stars   
Advanced
5 stars    
Comments  
I was in the lucky situation to be the only diver during my week of stay.
This resulted in phantastic diving with a penetrations on nearly all dives.
Is according to the dievemasters only possible for fully certified
cave/wreck divers with corresponding equipment.
I was diving with Fabio, Tim, and Ed. All of them are excellent divers and
safety conscious divers. The briefings were excellent, and the dive plans
were followed very well.
The diving, spectacular....We dove the Saratoga (5times) Lamson, Arkansas,
Nagato, Carlisle, Anderson, and Apagon. The diving is deep (down to 52 m),
with penetrations, which are absolute great (lines are everywhere, and cave
diving prctice are followed). There are tons of things to see, ranging from
military stuff (planes, bombs, ammunition) to tableware. Decompression was
done on decompression bars with 9, 6, and 3m using nitrox (surface
supplied, 60 to 70%). My abyss trimix computer quit on me, resulting in
long deco-stops (up to 70 min) by using an aladin air computer, but this
was not bad, as there was quite often entertainment by sharks and other
fish.
The boat crew was quite helpful, and everything worked (except once, when
they forgot to turn on the deco-gas).
The accomodation was clean, and suffcient, with a great view of the ocean
(dialy cleaned with possible laundry service).
The food was plentiful, most of the time tasty. Water etc was free, while
the beer (light) had to be apid at the end of the trip.
Fabio produced also a great videa, which is a phantastic memory (comment, I
think Fabio left, don't know whther Tim is doing now videos).
The travel takes quite some time, and the planes may have some delay.
Luggage is weighted and extra weight costs....
Fishing seems to be also great, as a lucky guy caught a huge marlin (400lbs
+) 
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