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Diving in The Marshall Islands

The surreal Marshall Islands hide out in the Pacific Ocean, a playground for divers and explorers of all experience levels. Relax on the beach then take a dip, there’s no rush, here.

Diving in The Marshall Islands

Quick facts

The most popular dive sites on the Marshall Islands are around Majuro. There are hundreds of fish and coral varieties, as well as awesome drop offs and crevasses. Shipwrecks lie on the seafloor, waiting to be reconnoitered. You will see large fish and sea mammals, as the visibility is beyond fantastic.

Dive around world famous Bikini Atoll. An American atomic test site, the area was used as a ship graveyard after WWII. The vessels here all experienced some sort of atomic testing, and diving here is as eerie as it is fascinating. The lagoon within the atoll is contains abundant marine life because no fishing is done here. Some of the best diving in all of the Marshall Islands can be experienced in this surreal site.

A couple of other great sites are Rongelap Atoll and Arno Atoll. After nuclear testing, Rongelap is recently reopened to divers, offering up awesome drop-offs and immaculate reefs.

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What to see

On a dive you can find an abundance of fish, as well as marine mammals. Dolphins, whales, and porpoises are all seen regularly on dives. Another thing worth noting is the extreme variety of coral species that make this region their home. Though more studies are being completed every day, it is surmised that there are around 180 different coral species on the Marshall Islands.

Sea turtles of many different species make their rounds, here, too. They lay their eggs on the shores and relax in the idyllic lagoons.

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Country

Flung far out in the heart of the Pacific Ocean are the Marshall Islands, a country made up of 29 atolls and over 1,000 islands. Almost half of the entire population of the Marshall Islands live on Majuro, which is the capital. The rest are scattered throughout the seas.

People have been making pit stops throughout the islands for thousands of years, as far back as the 2nd millennium BC. In the 1500’s Europeans came, and the Marshall Islands switched hands for hundreds of years, eventually gaining their independence in 1979.

Today, the islands are repairing from a rough past. From nuclear testing to being torn by wars that weren’t even their own, the beautiful islands continue to move forward in peace.

Other attractions

Idyllic beach scenes await you on the Marshall Islands. Once you’ve had your fill of sun and sand for the day, head to the Alele Museum, which documents the ancient history of the islands. Hop between the atolls and do a little sightseeing, enjoying the warm breeze.

Getting there

You will probably either fly in from Honolulu, Asia, or Australia. There are also smaller airports throughout the islands, and you can travel between them by boat or by domestic flights.

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