Truk Lagoon Dive Centre & Truk Stop Hotel - Pacific

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About Truk Lagoon Dive Centre & Truk Stop Hotel

Truk Lagoon is a wreck diving paradise, surrounded by thousands of islands and an inviting aquamarine sea. It is the lagoon's historic role in the Second World War that has propelled the tiny state of Truk into diving legend. Beneath the waters lies the wrecks of the Japanese Imperial fleet - this is pristine wreck diving, smothered in marine life at recreational and technical depths. And there is no friendlier place to enjoy all of that wreck diving than from the family run Truk Stop hotel and with the expert guidance from the Truk Lagoon Dive Centre.

The Truk Stop hotel has a room to suit everyone, for all occasions. There are 23 spacious rooms, all with ensuite bathroom, private balcony, air con, fridge, TV and DVD. There are 4 room grades to suit al budgets from the 13 standard rooms and 6 ocean view rooms right up to the 2 Executive and 2 Presidential suites.

On site at the Truk Stop hotel you will also find the restaurant and Hard Wreck cafe. Stop at the bakery for a tasty and freshly cooked treat in between dives. The Body Shop offers massages and spa treatments if you have any aches and pains. And the Hard Wreck doubles up as a bar and hub of activity when the diving day is done.

Tear yourself away from the diving for a morning or afternoon for a tour around Weno island. This is a must do and takes in remarkable sites such as the old Japanese command centre and really brings home the historic story of Truk, mirrored by all those wrecks below the surface.

Craig and Beth

2011-09-06 09:55:18

We had a fabulous stay at the Truk Stop Hotel. The dive center rocks and Cindy and Rob are awesome. They are both so knowledgeable about the wrecks and the history of Chuuk, Truk Lagoon and Operation Hailstone. We really enjoyed diving with them and just chatting about their experiences. Add a few Brits to the mix and there was much hilarity to be had. Everyone there is so friendly and helpful and our stay was truly memorable.

Andy

2011-09-06 09:54:21

Its not often a holiday meets ones expectations, but this one really did. From the hotel, its staff and all the hard working dive staff, all our needs were met with a smiling face and friendly service. The only problem I have with the Truk Stop Hotel is the massive, 8,500 miles distance separating it from my home; otherwise I would be there every weekend!!!

Chris and Sheila

2011-08-06 09:55:48

We were really impressed with your operation. The orientation was the most substantial I've ever been given. It showed the big picture of the Lagoon and its significance in history. It also was very clear about what to do and expect the next day. The diving was amazing. A real effort was made to show a wide variety of sites, plus you took time to do side trips to see dolphins, etc. I also really appreciated your technical skills and willingness to share that information. You guys just seemed engaged in our experience. Overall, we had the best time of our trip at Chuuk, despite its reputation. Thanks for all your professionalism and patience.

Richard

2011-07-06 09:57:27

This is a first rate organization for your diving needs. Both Cindy and Rob are real professionals and know their business. The locals working directly under them are also first rate. I would like to mention two individuals you will want helping you: Nuwa and Wildon.

Phyllis

2011-07-06 09:56:43

Absolutely wonderful!! We were completely spoiled. Rob, Cindy, and the dive center guys made our trip!!!!!! So glad that you are CCR friendly and that you actually stock helium and sofnolime.

John

2011-06-06 10:02:59

Thank you so much for a wonderful time diving with you. Gwen and I did so much that we have never done before with you - and throughout felt safe and well looked after. I shall never forget my swim with the dolphins. I have never done so much decompressions diving - a new block of experience for me. I have never been so far inside wrecks before. I have never seen so many ships with such interesting features. So thanks again for taking us on these journeys.

Kevin and Jennifer

2011-06-06 10:02:18

Fantastic experience and very relaxing at the Truk Stop. Diving organization was brilliant and the guiding really enabled the best of the wrecks to be brought out. Absolutely loved it.

Peter

2011-04-06 10:03:40

Cindy - Many thanks to you, Rob and the rest of your team for making our dive trip an incredible experience!! I continue to talk about our trip telling all my fellow divers in the clinic that they need to go...and dive with you. I have been diving on and off for 30 yrs...and I place Truk in my top 3 dive experiences. As for any recommendations/suggestions...diving wise I wouldn't change a thing.

Kevin

2011-03-01 10:04:27

Have to say that although this was the 4th time I have been to Truk Lagoon this was by far the best trip. Dived wrecks I had not seen before and went to places on wrecks I had not been to on previous trips. You and your dive guides and deck hands did a great job on making our dives safe, enjoyable and informative.

Jon and Michele

2011-02-06 10:05:03

One of the best holidays/dives ever. Will I return? Cant wait, planning the return trip one month after leaving

Frequently Asked Questions

Location

Truk, or Chuuk, is a remote island nation, and one of the Federated States of Micronesia. Truk state consists of seven major island groups lying within the Eastern Caroline Islands, about 617 miles (1028 km) southeast of Guam and 3,262 miles (5,436 km) southwest of Hawaii. The total land mass, including the outer islands, is approximately 77 square miles (128 km).

Weather and Climate

The dry season in Truk runs from December to April, with the rainy season running over our summer months. Annual rainfall is around 115 inches. It is warm more or less all year round, so pack light summer clothing, especially for time on land. The average air temp is between 25-28C. The water temperature ranges from 27-28C. Visibility ranges from 10m to 30m depending on where you are in the lagoon. There is little current.

Travel

Flight options

There are no direct flights to Truk. The best route is via Manila (you may need to overnight here) and then onto Truk via Guam. You will fly with United Airlines between Manila and Truk. You must have a valid ESTA before to transit through the US protectorate of Guam. We are able to book most major airlines as far as Manila.  If you have a specific airline you prefer to fly with, simply let us know in your booking request.  A supplement may apply for regional departures.  Times and any applicable supplements will be confirmed by your travel consultant before you finalise your holiday.  If you wish to make your own flight arrangements to Weno, Truk, let us know and we can remove the cost of the international flights from your quote. We are unfortunately not able to redeem airmiles on your behalf.  Please do not confirm any flight arrangements yourself before your holiday is confirmed by us.  

Stopovers

You can chose to break your journey in Manila or en route with your airline. Singapore, Hong Kong or Dubai are popular options.

Arrange before you go

Visa requirements

Tourist visas for UK passport holders are issued on arrival and the duration of stay is authorised for the number of days requested. You may extend your visa by up to 30 days - the total time of stay shall not exceed 90 days. Do ensure your passport has 6 months validity from your return date to prevent any issues with immigration. Guam is a US protectorate and as such, you must have a valid ESTA before travel to transit through Guam. It is your responsibility to ensure your passport is valid and you fulfil entry requirements. Regulations can change: please review current FCO advice: click here

Insurance

Scuba Travel requires all of our customers to have diving insurance.  Please make sure that you have appropriate cover for your diving activities.   We also strongly recommend you have travel insurance.  It’s worth taking out travel insurance once you have paid your deposit to ensure you are covered for unforeseen events and cancellation. Find out more about our combined dive and travel policy click here

Immunisations

Please speak to your local GP or check out the latest NHS advice on travel immunisations:  click here

Preparing to fly

Seating

You will be able to manage your booking online once you have been ticketed (after you have paid your holiday balance).  Most airlines will now enable you to select your seating at this point.  There may be a small charge for prebookable seating before online check in opens.  Please speak to the airline for more information about charges.

Check in

As you are flying with a scheduled airline, you will be able to check in online with your airline.  Please visit their website for more information about when online check in opens.

Lounge

An airport lounge is a great way to start your holiday or to while away flight connections in comfort.  Scuba Travel works with Lounge Pass to offer a huge range of affordable airport lounges around the world. click here

Parking

Prebook your airport parking to save money!  If you have a long way to travel, why not also look at booking an airport hotel.  These aren’t as expensive as you might think.   click here

What happens when I arrive?

On arrival in Weno, you will need to clear immigration and collect your baggage. Depending on your first night arrangements, you will then be met outside of arrivals by a representative (they will be holding a board with either your destination or your name on it) If you have any issues at all locating your rep, please contact us.  We have an emergency contact, manned by a member of the team here in the UK.  Please call 0044 7747 488 002.  We will be able to help your rep locate you in the airport.

Transfers

Transfers in Weno are usually either provided by your liveaboard, a private transfer or airport shuttle.

Departures

At the end of your holiday, your return transfer details will be advised locally. On leaving the Truk there is an departure tax of approx $20 which must be paid in cash.

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Included in your holiday

Excluded

Tipping

Tipping is entirely at your discretion. We do not make recommendations as to how much to tip. Should you wish to leave a tip for the staff and crew, it should reflect the level of service you have enjoyed.

Currency

Phone coverage

Plugs and electricity

Extras

Hire equipment

Kit hire can be arranged in resort and is paid for locally

Extras

Souvenirs

The dive centre has a small, limited shop on site

Nitrox/Gas

Payments

Deposits and Balances

Ways to pay

We charge 2% on credit card transactions but nothing on UK debit card payments. All non sterling card payments will be subject to the 2% surcharge. Alternatively, you are welcome to pay via bank transfer. Overseas transfers must add £6 to the sterling total to cover international handling fees.  We are not able to accept PayPal transactions.

Group Payments

If you have booked as part of a group, you can still call and pay directly without needing to go via your group leader. Please have your trip reference number to hand to help us locate your holiday as quickly as possible. You will receive a transaction receipt - your group leader will forward your ATOL certificate and booking confirmation

Truk Lagoon Dive Centre has worked tirelessly to build a reputation as THE dive centre to dive with in Truk. They have oodles of experience and approach each individual diver differently. There are no set packages here so no matter what your experience level or interest, they will ensure your diving ticks all the boxes!

You don't have to be a technical diver to enjoy the incredible Second World War wrecks. There are more than 20 wrecks at 30m or shallower! However if you are a technical diver, the Truk Lagoon dive centre is the place to be! The centre is fully geared up for open and closed circuit diving including trimix blends. Safety whilst exploring the many wrecks that are below 30m is always paramount.

  • Technical diving, TDI courses and gear rental
  • PADI courses up to divemaster
  • 3 boats depart from private jetty
  • Personalised dive schedules to suit
  • 2 tank morning dives + 1 tank afternoon

There are 3 custom built dive boats that depart from the private jetty each morning and afternoon. A typical day starts with 2 dives in the morning and then a 3rd dive in the afternoon. Technical divers with extended bottom times will tend to do 1 morning and 1 afternoon dive. Whatever your schedule, this professional and inspiring team will make sure your trip to Truk is memorable from beginning to end.

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Diving Rates & Prices

If you pre-book your diving as part of a holiday package with Scuba Travel you can take advantage of our special rates and make considerable savings on your dive package or dive course at Truk Lagoon Dive Centre & Truk Stop Hotel.

Daily Diving

  • 1 days diving from: Price on request
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  • 5 days diving from: Price on request

Scuba Diving Courses

  • PADI open water referral from: Price on request
  • PADI open water course from: Price on request
  • PADI advanced course from: Price on request
  • Nitrox Specialty from: Price on request
  • Other courses available on request

Dive Equipment

  • Full set (Mask, Fins, BCD, Reg and wetsuit): Price on request

These prices are subject to change and you will be advised of the exact cost at the time of booking.

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