more than a million square miles of ocean, 800 plus
reef systems, and innumerable species of marine and
coral life, the Marshall Islands are certainly paradise
for scuba divers and snorklers. There is 81 degree water
temperature year round and 100-plus foot visibility
so diving here is about as great as it gets.
The big attractions of the Marshalls is the many World
War Two plane and ship wrecks throughout the island
nation. Well known Bikini Atoll, as well as Jaluit,
Kawajalein, Mili and Wotje are places where you'll find
dozens of famous wrecks only recently opened to visiting
divers. The vast majority of the island chain is just
waiting to be discovered by divers that are looking
to escape the crowds and to visit new waters. Dive operators
are located on Majuro and Bikini atolls.
In addition to the wrecks, the reefs, untouched for
the last 20 years, are an adventure into new discovery.
Lush coral gardens bursting in rainbow hues populate
the miles of reefs. Fishes of the Pacific are the most
colorful in the world.
Climate: 81 F (27 C) with little variation during the
Water visibility: up to 100-plus feet.
Water temperature: 84F year-round
Natural attractions / marine life: Sea fans, pinnacles,
walls, channels, sharks, turtles, rays, whales, giant
clams, pelagic schools and reef fish.
Wrecks: German, Japanese and US WW2 wrecks in abundance,
including both ships and aircraft.