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Dive Review of Rongelap Expepditions/ Oleanda in
Micronesia/Kwajalein, Marshall Islands

April, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by Dorothy McDonald, OH, US
Contributor   (17 reports, with 2 Helpful votes)
Report Number 2469
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
0   to 0    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
0   to 0    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
3 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars   
3 stars    
Luckily we used charge cards when my husband and I and two friends booked
this trip in August, 2005 expepcting to be on the liveaborad, Oleanda, from
April 13 -21,2006.  On March 8th I received a call from one of the divers
in our group who said he'd just received an email message stating that the
trip had been cancelled! He was the only person in our group who received
the email, however when I followed-up Rongelap Expeditions said the trip
was indeed cancelled - with little explanation.  Rongelap Expeditions had
not been very responsive to other inquiries for information throughout the
months preceding the cancellation, so perhaps this is standard operating
procedure for them.  After months of anticipation it was more than
disappointing to have the trip cancelled, and even worse the way Rongelap
Expeditions handled the situation.  They were very slow to credit our
charge cards, but did finally get around to doing that - perhaps because we
had contacted the charge card companies and complained.  Even so, we lost
money because of the penalties for changing airline tickets.  Yes, we had
trip insurance, but the coverage did not include cancellation by the dive
operator simply because they didn't feel like running the trip. It is
exciting to dive remote areas, but not all operaotrs are responsible.  We
will not be booking another trip with Rongelap Expeditions, that's for
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