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Bikini Able - Submerged Nucular Aftermath

Discussion in 'Advanced Diver Magazine' started by Curt Bowen, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. Curt Bowen

    Curt Bowen Manta Ray

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    Click Here to read the article • Bikini Atoll - Submerged Nucular Aftermath• by Pete Mesley

    Bikini Able - Submerged Nucular Aftermath
    Text and photography by Pete Mesley


    The Saratoga, first commissioned in 1925, was a 40 thousand ton, 268 meter long aircraft carrier. She did tours in the Pacific, Nicaragua, San Diego, Hawaii, Guadalcanal and Marshall Islands. In 1944 she was commissioned to train aviators for night operations. In Feb. 1945 she carried night fighters during the Iwo Jima invasion and raids on the Japanese home islands.
     
  2. ScubaSteve

    ScubaSteve Wow.....what a DB

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    I have never seen the word "Nucular" put into print before. I am curious. What was your reasoning for choosing that over "Nuclear"?

    BTW....that looks like an interesting article. I will read it tonight when I have more time.
     
  3. Curt Bowen

    Curt Bowen Manta Ray

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    Why does Bush go "nucular"? - By Kate Taylor - Slate Magazine

    George Bush said it was OK


     
  4. ScubaSteve

    ScubaSteve Wow.....what a DB

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    Good enough for me :thumb:. By the way I enjoyed the article.
     
  5. Gilldiver

    Gilldiver Loggerhead Turtle

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    Just how much did it cost to dive 4 of the wrecks?
     
  6. jimmy71

    jimmy71 Solo Diver

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    Bikini Atoll wreck diving

    Link to cost for the trip. The boat is 6500 USD. They also have trip you can sign up for. Seems like a nice operation and a dream.....................
     
  7. petemes

    petemes Angel Fish

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    Hi Pete - Yeah, we dont talk about such things like "How much did it cost!??" When you put it down to number of dives, you end up looking at yourself in the mirror saying " You paid HOW MUCH for each dive!!!!!!!"

    There is no escaping it. Its one hell of a pricey trip and you will limp for a while after the trip due to the financial dent in ones pocket. But we have to spend our money on something - right?

    Have a look at some of the pictures I took. Makes it all worth the hassles!!!

    Pete Mesley Photography | petemesleyphotography


    Cant wait to do it all again this August (12-25) I am sure there will be a million new pictures to show and tell! Trips are already filling up for 2012/13 If you are interested in coming, have a look at Bikini Atoll wreck diving

    Kind regards


    Pete Mesley
     
  8. aquaregia

    aquaregia NAUI Instructor

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    This one's on my bucket list.
     
  9. Searcaigh

    Searcaigh Chromodoris gordonii Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Mine too
     
  10. jimmy71

    jimmy71 Solo Diver

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    I agree. This is a little known trip that sounds amazing. I hope to one day have the money to do it.
     

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