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

Nuclear Fleet Dive Team, Oct, 2001,

by Thomas Lippert, AG, Switzerland . Report 6.

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
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
UW Photo 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
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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