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Diving in the Marshall Islands

Explore diving in the Marshall Islands

The crystal blue waters surrounding Marshal Island boast over 800 species of fish and 160 species of coral. The most popular dive sites on the Marshall Islands are around Majuro. Home to the largest shark sanctuary, Marshal Island also offers drop-off walls, coral pinnacles, channels and wrecks in abudance for divers to enjoy. 

Dive around world-famous Bikini Atoll: an American atomic test site, the area was used as a ship graveyard after WWII. The lagoon within the atoll contains abundant marine life. 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. Rongelap is recently reopened to divers, offering up awesome drop-offs and immaculate reefs.

When to dive in the Marshall Islands

The best time to dive the Marshal Islands is between May-October. Sea temperatures never fall below 27-30°C/80-86°F so a 3mm wetsuit would be suffice for most divers all year.

Dive sites and dive shops in the Marshall Islands

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Where to dive in the Marshall Islands

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The Marshall Islands sit between Australia and Hawaii and comprise of 29 atolls and five isolated islands in the North Pacific Ocean.

You will probably either fly in from Honolulu, Asia, or Australia to the Marshall Islands International Airport for diving in these islands. There are also smaller airports throughout the islands, and you can travel between them by boat or by domestic flights.

Time Zone
UTC+12:00
Phone
+692
Currency
USD
Voltage
120 V
Pressure
Pounds/square inch (psi)
Plug
A, B
Languages
Marshallese
1st Stage
INT / Yoke / K
International airports
Marshall Islands Intl (MAJ)

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