BIKINI ATOLL: INTO THE ATOMIC ABYSS

In winter of 2015, Alucia – in a co-production with our media partner, Atlantic Productions- set out to explore a seabed covered in warships.

The Alucia’s sub pilot, Mark Taylor, led an expedition in the Bikini Atoll – an atoll in the Marshall Islands made up of 23 islands. In the mid-19th century, the United States detonated multiple nuclear devices in the atoll as part of military exercises, leaving behind the wreckage of multiple ships sacrificed to these tests.

After departing from Majuro and travelling 43 hours to get to Bikini Atoll,  the team explored these wrecks over an 11 day period, capturing never-before-seen footage. Taylor used a C300 and an A75 to film from the sub, while Atlantic Productions used GoPros to film VR footage. Additional filming was done by divers on rebreathers using a Sony F55.

Watch the team dive into the unknown and explore a warship graveyard. 

OVERVIEW
LOCATION: Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands
SCIENCE PARTNER: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI)
RELEASE DATE: 2017