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Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands Liveaboard

Dive Bikini Atoll with DDS!  Have you ever wanted to dive the best shipwrecks in the world?  Join us for one of the most anticipated scuba diving trips and Dive Bikini Atoll with DDS in May 2023 and you’ll see some of them!

A few years ago we embarked on a magical trip to Truk Lagoon and had the dream trip, only to ask ourselves how could we top Truk?  Well we instantly thought Bikini Atoll, so after missing out on trips lately thanks to Covid, this Trip will be even more amazing. Join us in 2023. Very Limited Space Available.

About Bikini Atoll

Bikini Atoll is located in the Marshall Islands in Micronesia.  This area is home to some of the biggest and best shipwrecks you’ll ever see.  Pristine ships that were retired from war service and were sunk during atomic bomb testing in 1946 as part of  Operation Crossroads where they were evaluating the effectiveness of these weapons against battle ships.

Below is a list of ships courtesy of Wikipedia:

Bikini Atoll shipwreck
Bikini Atoll Shipwreck

After the Second World War, the USA collected a ‘mock’ naval fleet for the purpose of testing the impact of different atomic bombs on a large fleet. These nuclear bomb tests were performed in several remote locations in the South Pacific Ocean, known as the Pacific Proving Grounds. Bikini Atoll was appointed one of the designated testing areas within the Marshall Islands. Between 1946 and 1958, not less than 23 atomic bombs were tested at Bikini Atoll, which resulted in a unique selection of shipwrecks from the US, Germany and Japan consisting of war battleships, cruisers, and an aircraft carrier.

More than 60 years later, the shipwrecks remain equally as impressive while they have become home to many kinds of corals and fish species. As a result, Bikini Atoll has become the ultimate wreck diving for the true fans! This exclusive and unparalleled diving destination is undisputedly ranked first on any serious wreck & technical divers’ bucket list. This is well justified; nowhere else on earth you will be able to dive into such a unique collection of historic battleships, cruisers, as well as the world famous USS Saratoga aircraft carrier with its 270m (888ft.) flight deck. For this reason, Bikini Atoll was declared the first UNESCO World Heritage site for the Marshall Islands archipelago in 2010.

About the Trip:

Exclusivity guaranteed when you Dive Bikini Atoll the charter is cut to a maximum of 16 guests over 10 or 11 nights per cruise. The Pacific Master

This custom-designed liveaboard was built with divers in mind to bring you the very best diving holiday experience possible. Previously, sailing the stunning dive sites of the Solomon Islands as M/V Taka, this steel-hulled vessel boasts an experienced boat crew, dive team and chefs to ensure the highest standards of service.

The ship features 12 cabins allowing comfortable accommodations, at a reduced capacity to cover the additional equipment required for this type of expedition based trip.

Tech divers will find on board all the latest technical diving facilities and equipment to explore these ultimate wrecks at leisure when you dive Bikini Atoll with DDS.

As a courtesy for the delay/postponement we have included the $500 port tax in the pricing.

Lower deck:
2 single cabins (containing a bunk bed and some shelving, very small): Cost: $6500USD/person
2 double cabins (containing 2 bunk beds, quite large): $5650USD/person
Upper deck:
4 double/twin cabins (lower double bed, upper single bunk): $7350USD/person
1 twin cabin (lower + upper single bunk): $7350USD/person

  • Deco bar for stage/deco stops
  • Booster pump for gas blending & rebreather tank fills
  • Manifold twin-tanks (DIN & Intl. available)
  • MKVI filters (upon request)
  • Sofnolime for rebreathers – Dependent on Use
  • Rebreather tanks
  • 12l Deco stage tanks (band, sling & clips) – 40cuft/80cuft stage/bailout cylinders
  • Oxygen
  • Helium

Most wrecks in Bikini Atoll are located beyond recreational diving maximum depths; therefore technical diving skills and wreck experience are required, which is perfect, as DDS offers the most progressive, modern, comprehensive and challenging technical diving courses in the business.

True Master dive deck

For questions and booking, please contact our travel partner:

Fly and Sea Dive Adventures
8528 123 St.
Surrey, BC
1-888-995-3483, diving@flyandsea.com

Brockville Bonanza Dive Weekend

Dive Brockville with Dan’s Dive Shop October 14 – 16, 2022

Join us as we take the plunge into the epic freshwater shipwrecks and wall dives of the Thousand Islands. This area is know for some of the largest fresh water shipwrecks in the Thousand Islands Region and its moderate water temperature. The St Lawrence Seaway is constantly moving water which mixes the water top to bottom giving even temperatures with little to no thermocline at depth. This trip includes 2 days of boat diving, 2 nights accommodations and a meal plan.

Diving

Diving is with Thousand Island Pleasure Divers departing from Rockport. Possible dive sites include: Daryaw, Lillie Parsons, Gaskin, Muscallonge & more. Dive sites may include a drift dive. Average water temperature 60-66F.

Accommodations

We will be staying in 5000 sqft log cabin near Mallorytown with full kitchen, lounging area, hot tub and pool table. All accommodation amenities are shared with 1-4 divers sleeping per room. Upgrade to a private room for an additional $50 + hst.

Diver Level

Minimum Advanced Diver certification to join with cold water and drift experience. Drysuit or good quality 7mm recommended. Technical and Recreational Diving activities will be permitted during this trip. 

Cost

$450 + hst. Trip price includes 2 days of 2 tank boat charter (Saturday/Sunday), 2 nights shared accommodation (Friday/Saturday) and meal plan (Saturday/Sunday). Not included are scuba gear, tanks, air fills, & gratuities. Rentals available from Dan’s Dive Shop.

Cancellation Policy

Trips are non refundable. If you cancel and we are able to fill your spot you will be reimbursed for everything except the non-refundable trip deposit of $100. If the trip is cancelled by Dan’s Dive Shop due to Covid-19 restrictions a store credit will be issued for all monies paid.

How to Sign Up

Call, email or visit the shop to book. A $100 non-refundable deposit is required at booking. The trip balance is due 60 days prior to trip departure. Once your reservation is confirmed all divers must fill out the online Diver Registration Form.

Tiller Shipwreck, Lake Ontario Charter

The Tiller Wreck is one of our favourite Lake Ontario shipwrecks.

The Tiller Wreck is a beautiful and fragile wooden schooner 100′ long by 25′ wide.  The ship is in great shape and even features 2 beautiful masts, a gorgeous rudder, cargo holds, a picturesque bow, windlass, anchor and stove. The wreck is located only 6kms from shore, just a short ride from Port Dalhousie in St Catharines.

Diver Level Minimum Advanced Open Water certified with cold water dive experience. Drysuit or good quality 7mm wetsuit recommended. Max depth 113 ft.

Departure Fish & Game Club, 61 Lighthouse Road, Port Dalhousie. Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to departure to load your gear. Departure times on Wednesdays are 1:00pm & 5:00pm. Departure times on Sundays are 9:00am & 2:00pm.

Cost $100 + HST for two tank charter. Tanks & scuba gear not included.

Cancellation Policy All charters are non-refundable. Please let us know if you are unable to go. If we are able to fill your spot you will receive a store credit for your charter fee. If the charter is cancelled by Dan’s Dive Shop or the boat operator due to unforeseeable circumstances a full refund will be provided.

How To Sign Up

  1. Phone, email or visit the shop to book.
  2. Full payment required at booking.
  3. Fill out the online Diver Registration Form.
a scuba diver uses an underwater torpedo shaped scooter known as a DP to pull him through the water on the shipwreck niagara 2 a steel hulled shipwreck

Tobermory Dive Extravaganza II September 2022

Tobermory Dive Extravaganza II with Dan’s Dive Shop September 2022

Join us September 23 – 25, 2022 in Canada’s Dive Capital for one of our most popular dive trips, the Tobermory Dive Extravaganza! Nestled in the Northern Bruce Peninsula, Tobermory is known as one of the most beautiful places in the world- above and below the water. Explore Fathom 5 Marine Park and the many beautiful shipwrecks, rich walls and drop-offs that only Tobermory’s crystal clear deep blue waters can offer. Dan’s Dive Shop hosts dives for the Advanced Open Water Diver to Technical, Trimix or Rebreather diver on each of these trips.

Diving

Popular sites include but are not limited to: Arabia, Forest City, Dufferin Wall, Niagara 2, Grotto, James C. King, Philo Scoville, Wetmore, Bad Neighbour Rock, Flower Pot Island Wall and many more. Boat dives begin Saturday morning with 3 dives Saturday and 2 dives Sunday planned. DDS divers will be there diving from shore on the Friday afternoon so contact us if you would like to join the fun.

Accommodations

We will be staying at a historic waterfront lodge with unlimited shore diving available from the shore. All accommodation amenities (kitchen, bathrooms and lounge areas) are shared with 2 divers sleeping per room. Meal plan includes continental breakfasts, bagged lunches and a bbq dinner (usually steaks the size of your head) Saturday night.

Diver Level

Minimum Advanced certification with cold water experience to join. Drysuit or good quality 7mm recommended. Technical and Recreational Diving activities will be permitted during this trip.

Cost

Only $450 + hst for full package: 2 days boat diving (Saturday/Sunday), 2 nights accommodation (Friday/ Saturday) and meal plan (Saturday/Sunday). Or book your own accommodation and join us for $250 + hst boat only. Not included; scuba gear, tanks, training, gas fills & gratuities.

Cancellation Policy

Trips are non refundable. If you cancel and we are able to fill your spot you will be reimbursed for everything except the non-refundable trip deposit of $100. If the trip is cancelled by Dan’s Dive Shop due to Covid-19 restrictions a store credit will be issued for all monies paid.

How to Sign Up

Call, email or visit the shop to book. A $100 non-refundable deposit is required at booking. The trip balance is due 60 days prior to trip departure. Once your reservation is confirmed all divers must fill out the online Diver Registration Form.

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Northwind Shipwreck, Manitoulin Island 2022

 Northwind Shipwreck Dive Expedition Manitoulin Island 2022

Join us September 2 – 6, 2022 for one of the most amazing wreck diving experiences exploring the shipwreck Northwind diving in Lake Huron’s historic and beautiful North Channel. The Northwind Shipwreck is one of the most exceptional intermediate to advanced and technical diving sites in the Great Lakes.

This wreck has it all, size, depth, beauty and tons of stuff to look at and is a must for any diver interested in amazing shipwrecks. For detailed information on this wreck check out the dive sites section and read the page dedicated strictly to the Northwind.

The Northwind is one of the best intermediate wrecks both depth-wise and size-wise, measuring 300′ length in depths of 75′-120′ with a maximum depth of 140′ for certified technical wreck penetration divers and few know it better than we do.

Diver Level

Divers must have a minimum Advanced Certification and cold water experience to dive the Northwind. This trip is open to divers of all levels passed Advanced but wreck penetration into the Northwind is only for divers properly trained with appropriate gear.

Cancellation Policy

Trips are non refundable. If you cancel and we are able to fill your spot you will be reimbursed for everything except the non-refundable trip deposit of $100. If the trip is cancelled by Dan’s Dive Shop due to Covid-19 restrictions a store credit will be issued for all monies paid.

Tiller Shipwreck, Lake Ontario Charter

The Tiller Wreck is one of our favourite Lake Ontario shipwrecks.

The Tiller Wreck is a beautiful and fragile wooden schooner 100′ long by 25′ wide.  The ship is in great shape and even features 2 beautiful masts, a gorgeous rudder, cargo holds, a picturesque bow, windlass, anchor and stove. The wreck is located only 6kms from shore, just a short ride from Port Dalhousie in St Catharines.

Diver Level Minimum Advanced Open Water certified with cold water dive experience. Drysuit or good quality 7mm wetsuit recommended. Max depth 113 ft.

Departure Fish & Game Club, 61 Lighthouse Road, Port Dalhousie. Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to departure to load your gear. Departure times on Wednesdays are 1:00pm & 5:00pm. Departure times on Sundays are 9:00am & 2:00pm.

Cost $100 + HST for two tank charter. Tanks & scuba gear not included.

Cancellation Policy All charters are non-refundable. Please let us know if you are unable to go. If we are able to fill your spot you will receive a store credit for your charter fee. If the charter is cancelled by Dan’s Dive Shop or the boat operator due to unforeseeable circumstances a full refund will be provided.

How To Sign Up

  1. Phone, email or visit the shop to book.
  2. Full payment required at booking.
  3. Fill out the online Diver Registration Form.
DDS NAUI Intro to Tech Divers exploring the R.H. Rae off Picton in Lake Ontario

Picton Wreck Diving Adventures 2022

Dive Picton DDS Wreck Diving Adventures 2022

Join us August 12 – 14, 2022 on one of our most beloved and enjoyed dive trips ever, as we embark on a magical weekend diving the best shipwrecks in the greater Picton, Point Traverse, Kingston area. Picton offers some of the most beautiful diving of anywhere in the country.  Pristine shipwrecks in crystal clear Lake Ontario water with many artifacts ideal for a photo opportunity, some light penetration and much more.

Diving

Trip will include 2 days of morning 2 tank boat dives on some of the best wrecks in the area. Popular sites include but are not limited to: Olive Branch 100’, Manila Steel 45-80’, Katie Eccles 90’ & Sheboyhan 95′.

Accommodations

We will be staying 2 nights of shared lodging in a back country lodge. All accommodation amenities (kitchen, bathrooms and lounge areas) are shared with 2 – 4 divers sleeping per room. Meal plan included. Not included is rentals, gas fills, gratuities and Waupoos Marina parking $10/day.

Diver Level

Minimum Advanced certification with cold water experience to join. Drysuit or good quality 7mm recommended. Technical and Recreational Diving activities will be permitted during this trip.

Cancellation Policy

Trips are non refundable. If you cancel and we are able to fill your spot you will be reimbursed for everything except the non-refundable trip deposit of $100. If the trip is cancelled by Dan’s Dive Shop due to Covid-19 restrictions a store credit will be issued for all monies paid.

Tech 1 students working on valve shutdowns near the lake bottom of Lake Ontario.
Tech 1 students exploring the shipwreck Katie Eccles in 100' with Instructor Matt Mandziuk and TSL Grace Marquez

Penetanguishene Shipwrecks Georgian Dive Weekend

Dive Penetanguishene Shipwrecks in Georgian Bay, August 2022

Join us August 12-14, 2022 for some stellar recreational dives in clear, blue Georgian Bay waters. This is an ideal trip for Open Water divers, experienced divers new to Canadian diving or any diver that loves shipwrecks! Gain experience diving fabulous shipwrecks that are nice and warm and shallow in the crystal clear Georgian Bay waters. Depths range for 30-60ft.

Come for a fun adventure as we show you around some beautiful dive sites ideal for new divers and experienced. Sign up today for an awesome weekend of Canadian diving!

Weekend Trip includes 2 days of boat diving (3 dive Saturday, 2 dives Sunday), 2 nights shared accommodation, breakfasts and lunches. Option to add Open Water Training Dives at an additional cost.

Diving

Diving is aboard Georgian Explorer’s comfortable boats The Explorer The Ranger. Dive sites include but are not limited to: Maple Dawn, Lottie Wolf, Thomas Cranage, The Michigan, and The Marquette. Boat dives begin Saturday morning with 3 dives Saturday and 2 dives Sunday planned.

Accommodations

All accommodation amenities are double occupancy. Each room has two double beds and full bathroom with two divers per room. Meal plan includes continental breakfasts and lunches on board.

Diver Level

Minimum Open Water certification to join.  Option to add Open Water Training Dives at an additional cost.

Cost

Only $450 + hst  for 2 days boat diving (Saturday/Sunday), 2 nights shared accommodation (Friday/ Saturday) and breakfast & lunches (Saturday/Sunday).  Not included; scuba gear, tanks, training, gas fills & gratuities.

Cancellation Policy

Trips are non refundable. If you cancel and we are able to fill your spot you will be reimbursed for everything except the non-refundable trip deposit of $100. If the trip is cancelled by Dan’s Dive Shop due to Covid-19 restrictions a store credit will be issued for all monies paid.

Photos by Fawn Messer

Tiller Shipwreck, Lake Ontario Charter

The Tiller Wreck is one of our favourite Lake Ontario shipwrecks.

The Tiller Wreck is a beautiful and fragile wooden schooner 100′ long by 25′ wide.  The ship is in great shape and even features 2 beautiful masts, a gorgeous rudder, cargo holds, a picturesque bow, windlass, anchor and stove. The wreck is located only 6kms from shore, just a short ride from Port Dalhousie in St Catharines.

Diver Level Minimum Advanced Open Water certified with cold water dive experience. Drysuit or good quality 7mm wetsuit recommended. Max depth 113 ft.

Departure Fish & Game Club, 61 Lighthouse Road, Port Dalhousie. Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to departure to load your gear. Departure times on Wednesdays are 1:00pm & 5:00pm. Departure times on Sundays are 9:00am & 2:00pm.

Cost $100 + HST for two tank charter. Tanks & scuba gear not included.

Cancellation Policy All charters are non-refundable. Please let us know if you are unable to go. If we are able to fill your spot you will receive a store credit for your charter fee. If the charter is cancelled by Dan’s Dive Shop or the boat operator due to unforeseeable circumstances a full refund will be provided.

How To Sign Up

  1. Phone, email or visit the shop to book.
  2. Full payment required at booking.
  3. Fill out the online Diver Registration Form.

Bell Island, Newfoundland WWII Shipwrecks

Dive Newfoundland Bell Island Shipwrecks, Humpback Whales, Bell Island Mine and more!

Join us July 17 – 24, 2022 as we dive the majestic Bell Island Shipwrecks and historic Bell Island Mines in beautiful Newfoundland. This trip also includes options to Snorkel with migrant Humpback Whales, Kayak through Sea Caves, Stand Up Paddle Board, go Cod Fishing or take a Bike Tour on land! There’s always the potential to still see Icebergs in July as well. Join this amazing and memorable trip to the east coast of Canada and see why we love Newfoundland so much.

Newfoundland is home to some impressive WWII shipwrecks that were sank by German U-Boat’s in 1942. This is the only place in Canda you can see WWII history up close and intact. The Bell Island wrecks are time capsules that feature some beautiful and colourful soft corals and many of the original artifacts including a Marconi Radio Room. With five days of diving, you’ll discover the secrets of all four of the famous Bell Island shipwrecks. Intact and upright on the bottom, over 400 ft long, and in virtually the same conditions as the day they were sunk by German U-boats in 1942, these wrecks are sure to have you coming back again.

DDS is so impressed with Newfoundland that we have booked it over 5 summers in a row now!  Join us for a phenomenal week of diving with our friends at Ocean Quest Adventures . One of the reason’s we keep going back is because Rick and his staff provide outstanding east coast hospitality at their Ocean Quest Dive Lodge. When you dive Newfoundland you realize that this place is special and the diving is some of the best in the world.  It’s worth every penny of the cost and then some.

Torpedo hit from a German U-Boat on the starboard side of the PLM. Photo by Aaron Speare.
The second bow anchor on the wreck of the SS Saganaga. Photo by Aaron Speare.

The Logistics:

Saturday (check in) to (Saturday check out). All packages includes 7 nights accommodations and 5 days activities. This includes your choice of two dives per day or 1 on land activity. It also includes all transportation on activity days, airport transfers and twin or king shared accommodation at Ocean Quest’s luxury dive lodge.

Choose Your Own Adventure Packages:

Diver Package Includes Divers can choose single tanks, twin back mount, side-mount, or rebreather. Stages, Pony’s, and hardware included at no extra cost. Ocean Quest provides the following gas options: Air, Nitrox 28% and 100% O2.

Adventure and Dive Combo For those travellers who want the BEST of both worlds. Pick 5 days of activities diving or non-diving

On Land Adventure Package for Non Divers 5 days of non-diving activities. Perfect for the non-diving partners. Land lubbers can choose from any of the tour options available during the time of stay. See the Tours section of the Ocean Quest Adventures website for more details.

2022 Rate: All packages are $2699.00 + NL HST

Add On: Mine Quest Diving in the Bell Island Mines $300.00 + HST additional. Requirements: Minimum 4 divers per group with FULL CAVE or MINE DIVING Certification. BI Mine Diving will replace 1 day of Wreck Diving.

Prices do not include flight, meals, spa facilities.

Divers need a minimum Advanced Certification, and at least 25 cold water dives. Drysuit is recommended.

Deck of the SS Saganaga. Photo by Aaron Speare.
Photo by Aaron Speare.

Trip Arrangements Provided by:

Ocean Quest Adventures

40 O’Leary Ave, St. John’s, NL A1B 2C7

www.oceanquestadventures.com

Ocean Quest