Truk Lagoon 9 nights

Requirements: PADI Advanced Open Water or equivalent, 50 logged dives - Recommended additional 40 meter deep diver certified for recreational divers, or "PADI Tec 50" or equivalent for technical divers

itinerary-duration

Duration

9 nights

itinerary-skill

Skill level

Advanced / Deep

Truk Lagoon 9 nights

Overview

Wreck Diving
Wreck diver's paradise
Technical Diving
Recommended for technical divers
Great Visibility
Crystal clear water - 40-60m visibility
Pristine Corals
Thriving reefs and corals
Tropical Weather
28°C air temperature all year

Truk is best known for its world-class wreck diving and with over 60 wrecks, from supply vessels (Maru) to planes and a submarine, tightly packed into a coral reef lagoon. It is easy to appreciate why divers travel to this area time and time again. During WWII, the Japanese fleet used Truk as one of their main staging points for attacks on the allied forces but in 1944 the American-led “Operation Hailstone” surprised the fleet resulting in the plethora of dive sites which we can see there today.

Dates & Prices

What's included:
Obligatory surcharges:

Maps & Itinerary

Dive the spectacular wrecks of the WWII Japanese Imperial Navy fleet that are scattered around Truk Lagoon at a variety of depths. Our 9-night itinerary allows you to explore not only many of the famous wrecks but to experience some superb reef diving also. There are numerous channels that cut through the reef which serve as hunting grounds for reef sharks and schooling pelagics which all add to the wonder of diving Truk.

Many of the wrecks lie within recreational diving depths, however M/Y Truk Master also offers Tec diving facilities for those wishing to delve deeper in the wrecks and take a closer look at history.

On a typical day we offer up to 4 day dives, however the 4th day dive may be substituted for a night dive when the boat is anchored within the lagoon. On this 9 night itinerary up to 24 dives may be possible. The diving day is scheduled as follows:

  • Light Breakfast followed by a briefing and Dive 1
  • Full Breakfast, relaxation period, briefing and Dive 2
  • Lunch, relaxation period, briefing and Dive 3
  • Snack relaxation period, briefing and Dive 4, where possible
  • Dinner

 

Departing from Weno, our 9-night liveaboard dive trips on Truk Master take you directly to the main concentration of wrecks located within the bay. Truk Master will moor over the deeper wrecks allowing an easy descent down the line directly on to the wreck. Technical divers will benefit from the support of the “mother ship”, whilst our 2 skiffs are able to shuttle less experienced divers to the shallower sites and offer reef diving as an alternative to the wrecks.

Many of the wrecks are “Maru” or merchant vessels that had been left at anchor, some had been fortified with anti-aircraft weapons and many carried important army supplies including Zero Fighter aircraft parts, tanks, torpedo shells, trucks and road supplies. Bottles, cooking utensils, items from everyday life and personal artifacts can be found in several of the wrecks, serving as a reminder to the visiting divers of those who lost their lives during the battle. The more gruesome reminders of the conflict, such as human skulls, have since been removed and may now only be seldom seen in the deeper reaches of the wrecks.

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Detailed itinerary

*The itinerary above is an example only and is subject to change depending on local regulations, guests’ experience, flight schedules, weather and logistics and is at the Captain’s discretion. Adverse weather can affect this route which includes several overnight sailings.

Accommodation

9.02

Rated excellent

Nitrox

Surcharge

Wifi

Surcharge

Equipment

Surcharge

Wifi

Surcharge

With comfortable accommodation for up to 16 guests, the steel-hulled M/Y Truk Master 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.

The main deck enjoys a spacious indoor dining room along with a camera station complete with numerous charging points and storage space. Unwind and relax after a fantastic day of diving in M/Y Truk Master’s indoor lounge and bar with a large TV which is ideal for movie and photo viewing. Alternatively, why not head out to the shaded outdoor relaxation area or the large sundeck and sink into a lounge chair to soak up the atmosphere.

Extras

Master Liveaboards offers a range of services to make your stay on board even more enjoyable. Rental equipment, Marine Park & Port fees, and courses can now be pre-booked and pre-paid at the time of booking. For our technical diver guests, please send us your gas and equipment requests as early as possible.

  • Taxes & Surcharges
  • Equipment
  • Rebreather & Cylinder
  • Gases
  • On-board extras
Marine Park & Port Fees
Per person
Truk Lagoon – 7 night itinerary
US$195
Truk Lagoon – 9 night itinerary
US$240
Truk Lagoon – 10 night itinerary
US$250
Chuuk Airport departure tax
US$30
Equipment
Price per day:
KTec regulator set (2x Mares 25XR first stages & 2x DR second stages)
US$30
Stage regulator (Mares prestige, compatible with 100% O2)
US$15
Backplate and harness (Mares XR)
US$20
Wing (Mares XR Single Donut Bladder)
US$15
Complete Harness, Backplate and Wing
US$30
Full Tec set including Tec reg set, 2 stage regs, Harness, Backplate and Wing
US$75
Recreational BCD (Mares Rover)
US$15
Recreational Regulator Set (Mares Prestige)
US$15
Dive computer (Mares Quad)
US$10
UW Scooter (Dive Extras Piranha & Bonex)
US$100
UW Torch large (Big Blue TL3500P) 3,500 Lumen
US$15
UW Video Light (Big Blue VL15000P-Pro Mini) 15,000 Lumen
US$15
Emergency SMB, spool and slate
US$5
SMB
US$5
Lifting Bag (22kg/50lb)
US$5
Spool (30m)
US$5
Reel (60m)
US$10
Wetsuit
US$10
Fins (inc boots)
US$10
Mask
US$5
Cylinder upgrade from 80cc (11.1ltr) to 100cc (13.2ltr)
US$8

*Must be pre-booked to ensure availability and correct sizes etc are on board.

Price
Rebreather Supplies
Sofnolime (797 grade) per 4.5kg tub
US$65
Cylinders Packages
Truk Lagoon Cylinder Package per 7 night itineraries
US$155
Truk Lagoon Cylinder Package per 10 night itineraries
US$195
Additional single cylinders per day
US$8

Cylinder packages include: Manifolded Aluminium 80 cuft twinset or Matched Aluminum 80cuft cylinders for Sidemount divers, or Steel 3L/ 2L Cylinder set for Rebreather divers, and up to 2 x 40/ 80 cuft Stage Cylinders with rigging kits.

Price
Oxygen per litre
US$0.07
Helium per litre*
US$0.22
28% Nitrox Cruise package (7 nights)
US$100
Truk Lagoon only
28% Nitrox Cruise package (10 nights)
US$150
Truk Lagoon only
28% Nitrox per dive
US$10
Truk Lagoon only
28% Nitrox per day
US$25
Truk Lagoon only

* Gases cannot be banked, unused gas will still be charged for. Minimum fill charge: $10

Beer
US$5
Wine (per bottle)
US$30
Spirits (per shot)
US$6
Cocktails (per glass)
US$7.50
Laundry (per item)
US$1
Merchandise
Prices vary
Satellite Internet – 200MB Package
US$70
Satellite Internet – 500MB Package
US$175
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Customer Reviews

Take a look at what our customers have said about our liveaboard in Truk Lagoon

Stephen Westwood
Stephen Westwood
Truk Master, Feb 2019
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I have had an amazing week and am grateful to all the crew for making such a great experience. I have learnt a huge amount and have loved it.
Having a blast!
Having a blast!
Truk Master, July 2019
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First a word about the diving. Diving the ghost fleet of bikini is simply awesome. Some of the best wreck diving in the world, where else in the world can one dive on an aircraft carrier, battleships, destroyers, and attack subs on one trip and also see tiger sharks on deco! The fish life and sharks are healthy and adds excitement on each dive. Now a word on the boat and crew, they were simply five stars.
One of the best ever destination for wreck diving
One of the best ever destination for wreck diving
Truk Master, Sept 2018
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Pluses Genuinely comfortable cabins with quiet engine Very well run dive operations with best in class protocols including great attention to gas mixes and pre dive checks. Very attentive crew Great dive sites. To be improved: Food could be more diverse even in this difficult environment for fresh supply Dive guide(s) and/or more intelligence about individual ships opportunities for penetrations? Better layout of the back upper deck with bin bags or other lounging chairs?
A wonderful experience
A wonderful experience
Truk Master, April 2018
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The service onboard Truk Master was excellent. I enjoyed every minute of my stay. My expectations regarding the wrecks were high to begin with, but the real experience was even better. Thanks to everyone on Truk Master I had a splendid vacation.
Such a warm welcome
Such a warm welcome
Truk Master, April 2018
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This was the dirty dozen trip, a full CCR exploration of Chuuk lagoons best wrecks. The boat has everything you want for tech diving, with a few wrinkles such as O2 percentages to be ironed out. This is more than made up for by the crew who counderstand not have been more helpfull deck crew are attentive and respectful of tech gear. The food is very American style, lots of fats and sugars and eating healthily requires more effort than it should but I am confident this will be resolved on future trips.
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