Truk Lagoon liveaboard highlights
Truk Lagoon (or Chuuk Lagoon to give it its correct name) is best known for its world-class wreck diving and variety of wrecks ranging from supply vessels (Maru) to planes and a submarine, all tightly packed into a coral reef lagoon.
During WWII, the Japanese fleet used Truk Lagoon 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 plethora of dive sites which we can see there today. With over 60 wrecks to explore and an abundance of marine life, it’s easy to appreciate why Chuuk is on many scuba divers’ ‘bucket list’ and wreck enthusiasts travel to the area time and time again.
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Wreck diving paradise
Amazing remote atoll
Unlike the wrecks of Bikini Atoll, the majority of the wrecks in Truk Lagoon are relatively shallow, and suitable for recreational and technical scuba divers alike. Find out more in our blog: How deep are the Truk Lagoon wrecks?
Whilst the wrecks themselves are encrusted with a variety of corals, you can still clearly see telegraphs, steering columns and mounted guns and many offer the opportunity to explore engine rooms and holds. Historical artefacts such as medicine bottles, gas masks and other personal effects can still be found at many of the sites along with machinery of war including engines, aircraft wings, tanks, guns and ammunition. Surrounded by a barrier reef, Truk Lagoon has some excellent coral pinnacles and deep channels as well as an abundance of marine life to delight those scuba divers who want see more than just wrecks.
Check out our Ten interesting facts about Chuuk blog to learn more about the history and cultural that makes this such a special place to visit.
Many of the wrecks in Truk Lagoon lie within recreational diving depths; However, Pacific Master also offers tec diving facilities for those wishing to delve deeper in the wrecks and take a closer look at history.
Our liveaboards in Truk Lagoon
Until May of 2022, Truk Master will operate all trips in Chuuk. With comfortable accommodation for up to 16 guests, this steel hulled boat boasts eight twin and double cabins with a choice of classic or premium cabins. Each cabin benefits from en suite bathroom facilities and individually controlled air-conditioning.
From September 2022, Pacific Master takes over operations in the area. She is a custom designed diving vessel with 12 cabins accommodating up to 20 guests and a crew of 12 including your dive team, skipper, boat crew and chefs. Inside she boasts a huge lounge and dining area with DVDs, large TVs and a dedicated camera area for our photographer guests.
For more information on our vessel movements, check out our All Change In The Pacific page.
What to see in Truk Lagoon
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Frequently asked questions
Whilst we have a lot of information on our website, you may find you have additional questions about our Truk Master or Pacific Master dive liveaboards, the diving in Truk Lagoon or general destination information. Via the following link you can find answers to some commonly asked questions. Should you have other questions, please contact our reservations team who will be pleased to assist you.
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