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coolest underwater attractions: Bikini Atoll

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Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands

A hot destination among wreck divers since reopening to tourism in 1996, the 23 islands of the Bikini Atoll are no longer “hot” in the radioactive sense (Operation Crossroads vaporized three of them with atomic bomb tests from 1946 to 1958). Live-aboard cruises allow access to almost 20 naval warships and submarines in the UNESCO-protected area, including the world’s only scuba-accessible aircraft carrier, the 39,000-ton USS Saratoga, as well as the Japanese battleship HIJMS Nagato, flagship of the Imperial Fleet during Pearl Harbor. Both were sunk by the underwater Baker blast.
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