Join Nick & East Coast Divers in Truk Lagoon for some of the most epic wreck diving in the world!
October 27th to November 3rd 2018
Truk is renowned for its incredible history with over 60 wrecks, from supply ships to planes and a submarine, all contained within a coral reef lagoon. It is easy to understand why divers absolutely cherish the diving in Truk. In world war 2, the Japanese fleet used Truk (also known as Chuuk) as one of their main staging points for attacks on the allied forces. In 1944 the American led “Operation Hailstone” surprised the fleet resulting in the wealth of dive sites available to divers to this day.
There are a collection of historical artifacts like medicine bottles and newspapers as well as instruments of war, which include aircraft wings for the Japnese Zero Fighter planes, tanks, guns, gas masks, and ammunition. Whilst the wrecks themselves are encrusted with corals, you can still clearly see telegraphs, steering columns and mounted guns. There is also the opportunity to explore engine rooms and holds. Surrounded by a coral reef, there are many excellent coral pinnacles and deep channels with schooling pelagics too!
Additional trip info
On board the Odyssey, Truk’s finest liveaboard vessel, you’ll find amenities consistent with the world’s top liveaboards.
- Seven staterooms (14’ x 8 ’) with either king size or 2 twin beds
- Two private single staterooms (11’ x 6’)
ALL staterooms have private ensuite facilities, air-conditioning controls, DVD player, and are carpeted. Carpeted and air-conditioned throughout the vessel, Large dining area with full commercial galley, A separate entertainment lounge with TV, VCR (PAL & NTSC), DVD, stereo, library, and bar.
- Personal dive lockers
- Two gear rinse tanks
- Large, convenient dive platform
- Two dive ladders
- Fixed safety/deco bar
- Tanks filled at your seat
- Freshwater shower
- Warm deck towels
- Nitrox, for certified Nitrox divers
- DIN or yoke valves
- Certifications available
- Double aluminum 80 tank systems
- Dual valve isolation manifolds, DIN or yoke
- Aluminum 30’s for deco gases
- Fixed deco bar
- Large 3-tier camera table
- Two camera rinse tanks
- Battery charging station
- 2 Nights in Honolulu at Equus Hotel from October 26th thru October 28th (If signed up for Hawaii add-on)
- Transfers to and from Truk airport/boat transfers for those arriving and departing via charter
- 7 nights accommodations aboard Truk Odyssey from October 27th thru November 3rd
- Six full days of diving, up to 5 dives a day
- Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and all snacks (While aboard the Odyssey)
- All beverages including beer and wine
- 30% Nitrox fills for certified Nitrox divers
- Chuuk VAT/Sales Tax at 5%
- Chuuk Dive Permit
- 1 night at Blue Lagoon Resort after the charter ends
- Hotel taxes
- Chuuk departure tax ($30)
- Equipment rentals
- Trip Cancellation/Interruption Insurance as well as Divers Insurance (this is HIGHLY recommended)
To all on the Odyssey thank you so much for a week of the most awesome diving I've ever experienced. Mike, James and the team provide a seamless service on the best liveaboard ever!
We normally don't post comments but we had an experience so positive we just have to share... The Odyssey provided by far the best dive vacation ever and may have spoiled us for any other live aboard boats. Truk Lagoon (Chuuk) combines the best of historical wreck diving along with spectacular natural wonder in hard and soft corals. The ship accommodations are wonderful (spacious cabins, excellent food, and amenities such as heated towels after each dive). Captain James provided entertaining and educational dive briefings full of passion that made you want to bolt from the salon and jump overboard to "crack on"! The rest of the crew were so helpful and friendly. We just got home and are already dreaming about coming back with the rest of our diving family. Thanks for the memories!
Sell everything move to Truk and beg the Odyssey for a job, its that good. Whatever your skill level is they will accommodate you, whether it's to hold your hand and point out things on the deck or to worm your way through parts of the ship that make you wonder "can I fit through that, we'll find out." As a bonus to the ridiculously superb diving the dive crew and Kim's dive video was outstanding, hats off to JJ, Kim, Sam, Kent, Ken, Mika, Berkey and mike. The food was always top notch with a quantity and variety to satiate anyone's palate. If I suddenly wake up with a reg. in my mouth in the engine room of the Shinkoku Maru and I see a sorry pair of miss matched fins in front of me I'll be happy to know that God and I are on the same page.