Sister ship to the Truk Odyssey (but
not operated by the same people!), the Oleanda is a recently
refurbished 130ft live-aboard dive boat that can accommodate up
to 18 guests in 9 cabins.
She is the newest and perhaps most exciting additional to our portfolio
of dive boats, as the Marshall Islands offer some of the last untouched
reef systems anywhere in the world. A vast array of atolls that
are dived so infrequently that new and wondrous sites are being
discovered all the time.
Oleanda has 3 decks. The lower deck is for crew only,
the main "Ralik" deck contains the guests cabins; 8 Ralik
Deck Deluxe Cabins with double bed below and single bunk above and
the Rongelap Suite which has a queen-size bed with lounge area &
writing desk. All cabins have panoramic windows, air conditioning,
a wardrobe and separate bathroom facilities with a toilet and shower.
At the stern is the dive deck with tanks racks and gear bins, camera
tables and rinse tanks. The upper Saloon deck has the saloon and
dining area and an open sundeck at the back.
Oleanda principally operates 7 night/6 day cruises from Rongelap
& Majuro Atoll, but also offers extended cruises to Jaluit,
Mili and even Likiep and Erikup Atolls. This is adventure diving
at it's best! Dive tenders will ferry you to atoll passes filled
with sharks and fish life or 2000ft deep outer reef walls; or you
can simply drop off the back of the boat and explore shallow fringing
reefs, bommies and abundant WW2 wrecks within the lagoons. Up to
5 dives a day are on offer, and experienced dive guides are at hand
to give detailed dive briefings.
Oleanda's 7 night cruises typically start on a Wednesday and the
package price includes a night in the Marshall Islands Resort on
the Tuesday night prior to the boat trip, assuming you arrive from
Honolulu on Tuesday. Additional nights at the resort can be arranged
if required. Or better still - why not go to Bikini?!!!