Check out Bernd Roediger getting absolutely pitted in the Marshalls. He makes it look easy on a stand up paddle. Beautiful footage of the water and reef as well.
Great article about some of the shipwrecks that have been found right here in the Mentawais Islands. Of the 450+ shipwrecks found in Indo, only a dozen or so have been found in the Mentawais. Some of them were uncovered after the earthquake last year, as sea floors shifted, reefs popped up and wrecks and artifacts were seen for the first time in centuries.
MENTAWAI ISLANDS, Indonesia — Mamat Evendi straps on his primitive breathing device – a garden hose attached to a compressor on the back of his wooden fishing boat. Pulling down his goggles, he splashes flippers-first into the crystal blue water
A few minutes later he’s flashing a “thumbs up,” pointing first to a massive, coral-encrusted anchor, then a bronze cannon and finally, peeking up from the sand, the buried deck of a 17th century European ship. Nearby are pieces of blue-and-white ceramics. A tiny perfume bottle. A sword handle. Broken wine flasks, one still sealed with a wooden cork.
Article By Robin McDowell
Text and Photography by Pete Mesley
Bikini Atoll. Without a doubt, the undisputed top wreck diving destination on the planet! I seem to remember when I first started diving back in 1989, I would sit round and listen to members of our dive club in South London, salivating at the concept of diving Bikini Atolls, Saratoga, an aircraft carrier and one of the worlds largest diveable wrecks. Only a brave few divers ever ventured to this remote place deep within the Marshall Islands. Costing a small fortune to get to, Bikini was only a destination for the Elite (and stinking rich!!). It was a place every diver dreamed of getting to.
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