OC TEC CONSIDERATIONS
There are no dive shops in Bikini Atoll so you can’t purchase diving equipment, rebreather spares, or open circuit equipment on the trip. Our expedition vessel has some basic diving equipment, but with so many different configurations on board, it’s important you bring as many spares as possible for your unit so you won’t be forced to miss any dives.
If you have your equipment serviced before coming to Bikini, then use it a couple times before traveling to ensure there are no problems. Bring plenty of lights, the more powerful, the better. You won’t regret it in the engine rooms!
Certification prerequisites are TDI Extended Range or an equivalent rating that allows you to conduct decompression dives to 50m/164ft or deeper with a twinset and enriched air stage cylinders for decompression. Normoxic Trimix qualifications are recommended although not required.
CERTIFIED GAS BLENDERS
All our gas-blenders have been trained by our expedition leader Aron, who has overseen several high profile blending stations around the world.
The following DIN cylinders are available for OC tec configurations on our vessel:
12L/80 CU FT Twinset (1 x 10L/70 cu ft available on request)
6L and12L/40-80 cu ft deco cylinders
Sidemount configured cylinders L/R
*There are NO M26 valves or adapters on board, you must bring your own.
*Slings for deco/bailout are provided, but bring yours if you can to have it just right for you!
*Please specify the configuration you will dive in when you book along with the tank sizes you need.
Oxygen is US$0.07 per liter
Helium is US$0.20 per liter
All Nitrox mixes from 32-100% will be available to order.
O2 is provided at a minimum 94% purity from our oxygen generator.
*As there is no means to bank gasses in Truk Lagoon, all gasses supplied will be charged for, even if they are not used.
Two Dive-X Piranha and two Bonex scooters are available on Truk Master and can be reserved for US$50 per dive.
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