Main Menu
Join Undercurrent on Facebook

The Private, Exclusive Guide for Serious Divers Since 1975 | |
For Divers since 1975
The Private, Exclusive Guide for Serious Divers Since 1975
Join Undercurrent on Facebook
"Best of the Web: scuba tips no other
source dares to publish" -- Forbes
 

Dive Review of Indies Trader/Westwind in
Other Locations/Bikini Atoll - Marshall Island

Indies Trader/Westwind, Nov, 2012,

by Stephen D Pahl, CA, US ( 1 report). Report 6755.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Throughout the Indio-Pacific Islands and Atolls, mostly related to wrecks as well as Cocos, Caribbean, Belize and other locals
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 84 to Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 100 to 300 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions The Captain and divemasters treated you like an adult - plan your own dive and simply let them know. They sought to provide advice and counsel if they wanted to modify your plan.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals N/A Tropical Fish N/A
Small Critters N/A Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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 2 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 1 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments This is clearly a "bucket list" trip, very expensive with extreme diving. Most dives are 150+ for 20+ minutes resulting in deco stops for 20-40 minutes. However, if you want to see the largest warships diveable and the USS Saratoga, you have to come here. The Skipper, Chris, and the Divemasters, Brian and Edward, were wonderful. Accomodating to each divers various needs and desires, they lead dives deep inside the wrecks, as well a providing history of the site, with their extensive experience on the site.
Worthy of the time and effort to go. While the boat is clearly more "spartan" than most, it was reasonably comfortable to serious divers. This is not a trip for casual divers and the inexperienced - you need to be very comfortable with extended decompression stops and diving in closed environments. However, a great operator and wonderful crew.
Was this report helpful to you?
Bookmark and Share
Leave a comment (Subscribers only -- 200 words max)
Subscribers can comment here
 

Subscribe Now
Subscribers can post comments, ask the reviewer questions, as well as getting immediate and complete access to ALL 50 dive reviews of Other Locations and all other dive destinations. Complete access to all issues and Chapbooks is also included.

Bookmark and Share

Want to assemble your own collection of Other Locations reports in one place?
Use the Mini Chapbook Facility to create your personalized collection.

Note: The information here was reported by the author above, but has NOT been reviewed nor edited by Undercurrent prior to posting on our website. Please report any major problems by writing to us and referencing the report number above.

Undercurrent Home


Get more dive info like these and other important scuba updates sent monthly to your email.
And a FREE Recent Issue of Undercurrent

Free Undercurrent Issue
Get a free
monthly email and
a sample issue!



Find in  

| Home | Online Members Area | My Account | Login | Join |
| Travel Index | Dive Resort & Liveaboard Reviews | Featured Reports | Recent Issues | Back Issues |
| Dive Gear Index | Health/Safety Index | Environment & Misc. Index | Seasonal Planner | Blogs | Free Articles | Book Picks | News |
| Special Offers | RSS | FAQ | About Us | Contact Us | Links |


Copyright © 1996-2017 Undercurrent (www.undercurrent.org)
3020 Bridgeway, Ste 102, Sausalito, Ca 94965
All rights reserved.

Page displayed in 0.08 seconds