Truk

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Info:

Climate: Average is 81 degrees year around
Dry Season: January – May
Wet Season: July – September
Water Temperature average: 80 degrees year around
Visibility:: Up to 150 ft
Currency: US dollars
Electricity: 110/120 volts
Language: English is spoken through the islands

 

Truk Lagoon, also known as Chuuk is the graveyard to nearly 70 wrecks. On the morning of February 17, 1944 a United States Navy air attack code named "Operation Hailstone" caught a fleet of Japanese Merchant vessels and warships by surprise in Truk Lagoon. 400 toMyron Haynesns of bombs and torpedoes were dropped.  The history is amazing on this island.  To be able to dive down and touch one of these magnificent wrecks and feel the history will leave you with a feeling of incredible amazement.

A lot of people think these wrecks are too deep to dive, I have dove some of these wrecks in 70 ft of water.  They are covered with beautiful corals.  They are some of the most colorful wrecks I have seen.  Imagine you start to descend, you’re looking around and then there it is, a gigantic ship, you feel so small compared to the size.  But then you notice the beautiful corals, the ship is covered with abundance of sea life.  You can’t wait to get down there and explore.  It is so exciting when they come home raving about how beautiful these wrecks are.  There are also some gorgeous night dives.  The Fujikawa is one of my favorite wrecks to dive and is a beautiful night dive. 


Here is a list of some of the dive sites:

Fujikawa Maru

Lush coral growth. Zero airplane fuselages and wing sections.

439’

0’-120’

Yamagiri Maru

18" diameter artillery shells of Battleship Musashi.

437’

60’-120’

Nippo Maru

2 man tank and artillery guns on deck. Photogenic wheelhouse.

353’

50’-150’

Heian Maru

Torpedoes and submarine telescopes. Massive size.

510’

35’-100’

Sankisan Maru

Lush soft coral growth on mast. Machine gun ammunition in hold.

200’

0’-100’

Hoki Maru

Trucks, bulldozer and tractor in hold. Massive destruction of bow.

250’

45’-150’

Unkai Maru

Photogenic bow gun. Good coral growth on masts.

360’

30’-130’

Rio de Janiero Maru

Awesome size. Photogenic propellers. Large engine room.

461’

40’-120’

Hanakawa Maru

Lush soft and hard coral growth.

363’

10’-100’

Fumitzuki Destroyer

Bow and stern guns, torpedo launcher.

320’

80’-120’

Betty Bomber

Japanese small twin engine bomber.

60’

50’-60’

Momokawa Maru

Aircraft parts, truck frames and artillery shells.

380’

80’-150’

Shinkoku Maru

Lush coral growth. Fantastic marine life. Excellent engine room.

500’

30’-130’

Aikoku Maru

Massive destruction of bow. Photogenic stern gun.

270’

100’-200’

San Francisco Maru

Tanks on deck. Trucks, mines, bombs and ammunition in holds.

375’

100’-200’

Pizion Reef

Wall dive. Large coral heads in the shallows. Sharks

 

 

On your last dive in Truk I would recommend doing a land tour, you can see some of the old guns from WWII or visit some of the caves from the war. 

Myron HaynesBlue Lagoon Resort
Includes:
7 nights oceanview
5 dive days, 2 tanks daily, includes dive permit
Round trip airport transfers
Hotel taxes

Call 1-866-541-8390 for pricing information 

Truk Stop Hotel
Includes:
7 nights standard room
5 dive days, 2 tanks daily, includes dive permit
Round trip airport transfers
Hotel taxes

  

LIVEABOARDS:

Odyssey International: Call 1-866-541-8390 for pricing information


S.S. Thorfinn Call 1-866-541-8390 for pricing information

Liveaboards include accommodations, meals and diving; prices do not include taxes, fuel surcharges, dive permits or port fees

All packages rates based on double occupancy, per person prices