Diving in Ratak Chain
Two island groups make up The Marshall Islands: the Ratak chain and Ralik chain. Ratak means sunshine, and this chain is located on the east, while Ralik means sunset, and this chain is located on the west. These parallel island chains have 29 coral atolls, thousands of tiny islets, and hundreds of small low-lying islands. One interesting fact is that no Marshall island exceeds 20 feet (6 meters) above the sea level. The Marshall Islands is a group of idyllic islands and a world-famous destination with plenty of white sandy beaches, tall palm trees, and turquoise lagoons. The capital of the Ratak chain is Majuro, which also happens to be the main island with the largest population in the country. Divers can also find the most popular dive sites of the Marshall Islands in Majuro. Diving in Majuro you will see abundant coral pristine reefs surrounding the island. You can also discover world-class dive sites with wrecks, pinnacles, and breathtaking drop-offs. Divers will find incredibly high visibility, perfect for admiring the abundant marine life. Due to the government’s establishment of a 772,000-square mile (2000 sq kms) shark sanctuary in the islands, unforgettable shark encounters are almost guaranteed. If you want the authentic Robinson Crusoe experience, you can take a charter boat out to Arno Atoll, one of the most pristine, beautiful diving destinations in the world.
Dive Sites in Ratak Chain
Featured places to go in Ratak Chain
Aquatic Life in Ratak Chain
The Marshall Islands boast over 1000 fish species and over 250 soft and hard coral species. You can also find fantastic visibility throughout the islands, making them one of the best places on earth to encounter amazing marine life. Because of these reasons, there’s a high possibility that these islands will become the next World Heritage site. Diving in the Marshall Islands, you will see coral reefs with every color of the rainbow, as well as thousands of fish species including giant blue and green clams, sharks of many different species, sea turtles, huge pelagics, and even dolphins, whales, and porpoises.