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    BIKINI ATOLL - 2012 and 13 Dates for Pete Mesleys "Lust for Rust" diving Excursions


    I have some excellent news. I have finally secured dates for 2012 and 13 for my Bikini trips.

    I really recommend that you have a good read of the information and all the risks that go with such a trip.

    I dont want to scare you off, but with trips like this it is really important to really understand the magnitude of such a trip. This is not for everyone and with the sheer isolation of where we are, you really need to make an informed decision on whether you want to come or not.

    Make no mistake Bikini will destroy any childhood dreams you had of diving here. Sometimes people are disappointed when they have heard so much about a place and when they finally get to dive it - are simply disappointed! THIS WILL NOT HAPPEN!!!! It is simply mind blowing and each and every dive is consistently off the scales in terms of what to expect in a wreck dive!!!! That is no bullshit!! It has taken me 23 years in my diving career to get here and it has been well worth the wait! Pictures on this link Galleries | petemesleyphotography

    The biggest thing is to understand that we will be onboard a 23m vessel for 13 days out at sea. 25-30 hours away from the nearest help which is an American Missile Testing Base so they arent thrilled that we are going through there in the slightest. There is an Airfield in Bikini where turbo propped planes can land. This will be the only immediate access we have to the outside world if it all turns to custard!

    As a precaution I have a policy of taking a Hyperbaric Physician onboard all my "Lust for Rust" diving Excursions. This is only to ensure that the highest level of safety is ensured just in case we have a diving emergency. There is a newly refurbished twin lock 48" Hyperbaric chamber onboard but DAN wont endorse the chamber (yet) so if we ring DAN incase of an incident they cant offer advice on treatment onboard, only to offer evac to the nearest chamber which could be Honalulu or Truk, which is ages away. So with that we have a fully kitted out emergency medical kit to cater for most diving medical emergencies and a world class Hyperbaric Physician who will look after medical operations. Again, this has to be your decision to be treated and if you prefer to be air evacuated then we will activate this. Not a problem. This is why it is mandatory that you have DAN master insurance for this reason.

    We specialise in catering for Rebreather divers. Gas, sorb, breather tanks, stage tanks, boosters, Helium etc but also have 10 sets of twin isolated manifolded twin tanks. So what ever way you like to dive, we can accommodate you! The only difference will be your gas bill at the end of the day!!! ALSO I will have scooters onboard too.

    I have full details of the FAQ on these trips on this link http://www.petemesley.com/Bikini.htm just scroll down and click on the FAQ link.


    Dates for 2012 are as follows

    The OPEN bookings are for individuals wanting to book on to a trip. The Group Bookings are for people wanting to book a group of you (9 total)

    2012

    1 16 June - 28 June 2012 OPEN
    2 30 June - 12 July 2012 Group Booking
    3 14 July - 26 July 2012 Group Booking
    4 28 July - 9 Aug 2012 OPEN
    5 11 Aug - 23 Aug 2012 Group Booking

    2013

    1 8 June - 20 June 2013 OPEN
    2 22 June - 4 July 2013 Group Booking
    3 6 july - 18 July 2013 Group Booking
    4 20 July - 1 Aug 2013 OPEN
    5 3 Aug - 15 Aug 2013 Group Booking

    Now what you need to take into account is these dates are ex Kwajalein. Here is an excerpt from the attachment with regards to getting to Kwaj and allowing time to get there! we really need to get this right as the boat cant wait for people that get in three days later!!! The best thing to do also is contact me when you commit to the trip and I will confirm with you the flights to connect onto.

    How do we get to Kwajalein?

    The best thing to do is do a google search for Kwajalein and find exactly where it is. There are 2 ways to get to Kwaj. One is through Guam heading East and the other is heading west from Honalulu. Normally if you are coming from the US then you will probably want to come via Honalulu. If you are coming from Ozz, and most of Europe then the Guam option might work best for you. Continental Airlines is the only flight operator that works the Marshal Island routes.

    Flying in via Guam

    If you are coming from England, Ireland, Europe then probably the best route would be Heathrow - Narita in Japan - GUAM and onto Kwaj. You also have Air Korea which offers great deals in flights too flying via Seoul. Then from Guam to Kwajalein (7:15hrs) you will stop three times (Guam-Truk-Pohnpei-Kosrae-kwaj)
    Flights will come in on a Friday before the official trip starts, this is ok and we have planned for this. If you come from this end you will get into Kwaj at 18:45. This is ok, if there arent any clients from the last trip onboard then you can stay on the vessel

    Continental are great with luggage allowance at 2 x 23kg bags with an additonal 23kg for $30us!!!! Not bad hah!!

    Flying in via Honalulu

    Flying from Honalulu has its advantages as there are only 1 stop (Majuro) taking 6:55hrs to Kwaj. It is just too far to go across the entire US coming from the UK, but great if you are coming from Continental US. Your flight will only come in on the Saturday at 10:25. So once you clear customs and board the boat we will head off.
    The guys who came via Guam will already be onboard from the day before.

    I think either way its going to be a long trip so just embrace it, enjoy the plane food and dream of soon being in Bikini!!!

    If you are in a position to make a booking email me for a booking form petemes@ihug.co.nz.

    If you have ANY Queries or questions please let me know. We can talk on Skype (petemes) or I can call you on a land line, Just let me know.


    Kindest regards and safe diving



    Pete Mesley

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    Re: BIKINI ATOLL - 2012 and 13 Dates for Pete Mesleys "Lust for Rust" diving Excursio

    Just confirming that 16 June - 28 June 2012 is now full.

    28 July - 9 Aug 2012 is open for single bookings.

    This place is nothing short of amazing!

    If anyone has any questions regarding Bikini please contact me.

    Kind regards

    Pete Mesley

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    Re: BIKINI ATOLL - 2012 and 13 Dates for Pete Mesleys "Lust for Rust" diving Excursio

    16-28 June 2012 is now completely full. And I have opened up the 28 July - 9 Aug 2012 up now for individual bookings.

    Just also finished a little video to get the blood pumping. I hope you enjoy it!!


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    Kindest regards


    Pete Mesley
    "Lust 4 Rust" Diving Excursions

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    Re: BIKINI ATOLL - 2012 and 13 Dates for Pete Mesleys "Lust for Rust" diving Excursio

    Great video, very envious

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    Re: BIKINI ATOLL - 2012 and 13 Dates for Pete Mesleys "Lust for Rust" diving Excursio

    Quote Originally Posted by diverchris  View Original Post
    Great video, very envious
    Thanks for your kinds words Chris. After Aug 12-25 trip should hopefully get more images.

    Regards

    Pete

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    Re: BIKINI ATOLL - 2012 and 13 Dates for Pete Mesleys "Lust for Rust" diving Excursio

    not quite sure why there the vid has doubled up....

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    Re: BIKINI ATOLL - 2012 and 13 Dates for Pete Mesleys "Lust for Rust" diving Excursio

    Just got back from the August 2011 Bikini trip (check out trip report on Diving, Wrecks, Courses | Lust for Rust, Wreck diving mecca)

    There are still spots available for the 28 July - 9 Aug 2012 trip. Both O/C and CCR all welcome. As long as you have the right skills and training it will be great to have you. I have extensive information on the wrecks of Bikini on my site. Its not a cheap trip but well worth it!

    One of the big bonuses was diving the Prinz Eugen in Kwaj as our "check out dives!!" This truly IS the wreck mecca on the planet.

    If you are sitting on the fence - then contact me and I can talk to you about the trip.

    All the best

    Pete Mes


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    Re: BIKINI ATOLL - 2012 and 13 Dates for Pete Mesleys "Lust for Rust" diving Excursio

    Greeting all mad keen divers!!!

    Got some news. I have just had 2 spots come available for my 15-27 June 2013 BIKINI trip. So if you are wanting to come on those dates let me know.

    I have also secured the dates that go immediately after my first trip. SO the following dates are open to anyone 28- 11 July 2013.

    Full details please contact me petemes@ihug.co.nz or go onto my Wreck Diving Trips, Bikini Atoll, Truk Lagoon site

    Talk soon

    Pete

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    Re: BIKINI ATOLL - 2012 and 13 Dates for Pete Mesleys "Lust for Rust" diving Excursio

    The Two spots are now full for the 15-27 June 2013

    I NOW HAVE NEW DATES running immediately after. 28 June - 11 July 2013.

    There are a few spots on this trip. PLEASE contact me if you are interested in this trip.

    Pete

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    Re: BIKINI ATOLL - 2012 and 13 Dates for Pete Mesleys "Lust for Rust" diving Excursio

    Just a quick update,

    15-27 June 2013 Bikini - I have 2 spots open

    28- 11 July 2013 Bikini - I have 6 spots open for this trip. I can also confirm that Simon Mitchell will be the trip medical support for this trip!!

    2014 is also fulling up rapidly with 30 May - 12 June 2014 trip booked by Paul Toomer and the 13 June - 26 June 2014 are also tentatively fill ( just waiting on monies)

    I cannot stress enough about forward planning for these trips. If you have been wanting to dive this mecca then start planning NOW. I need a $1500 deposit to secure your spot, then the balance 6 months before we go. So you have time!!!!

    ANY questions, please dont hesitate to contact me. My site has a lot of information on it. Please check it out Diving, Wrecks, Courses | Lust for Rust, Wreck diving mecca

    Safe diving.

    Pete

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