Diving

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Fish or Dive on Wasabi

Fish or Dive on Wasabi

Cary packed a year’s worth of ocean sport fishing excitement into half a day! — Grant Bilyard, who chartered Wasabi with a few mates in February, 2016 Owned by Cary Evarts, Wasabi is a 26-foot boat with comfortable seating and a huge cooler. Cap’n Cary can take you out for a half or full day Read More

 
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Researching our Reefs

Researching our Reefs

...And catching a huge tuna!

Sara Cannon, a Master’s student in the Department of Geography at the University of British Columbia, was in the Marshall Islands for the summer with a team of researchers intent on  measuring and photographing reefs. The hope is that when the data is analyzed it could show that reefs closer to the equator are generally Read More

 
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World’s largest shark sanctuary

World’s largest shark sanctuary

In 2011, the Marshall Islands became home to the world’s largest shark sanctuary. The RMI waters cover 768,547 square miles — nearly four times the landmass of California — in which commercial fishing of all sharks is prohibited. And not only is it the biggest, but a year after implentation later, its shark protections are Read More

 
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Diving: Getting out on the water

Diving: Getting out on the water

Despite the fact that Majuro is the country’s largest population center, with about 35,000 residents, the waters are remarkably clear and rich in sea life (especially on the ocean sides and at the main pass, Kalalin). If you are a certified diver/s you can charter the 25-foot sports boat Wasabi with Captain Cary Evarts (caryevarts@yahoo.com or Read More

 
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Diving the wrecks of Bikini

Diving the wrecks of Bikini

To dive Bikini Atoll you must be in contact with either Bikini Local Government or a representative of Indies Trader. The Bikini Story Bikini Atoll, which was the site of numerous atomic bombs in the 1940s and 1950s and has the world’s largest diveable wrecks, but it is not so easy to access these today. Read More

 
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Historic Dive Sites

Historic Dive Sites

Years ago, World War II buff Matt Holly made a number of underwater reports at various atolls. These were mostly done in the late 1990s for the RMI Historic Preservation Office, but still have some relevance. Click on the relevant pdf to start the download. Matt Holly Kwajalein Underwater Report Matt Holly Majuro Underwater Report Read More

 
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Dive Permit

Dive Permit

The Historic Preservation Office, found in the Internal Affairs (IA) building, requires all divers to pay for a one-year dive permit ($50). Even with this permit, some atolls have other fees. These include Bikini and Wotje. It’s best to ask IA staff for advice before diving or check with the yachting community.