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).
Covid Travel Information
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Per Public Law 22-134, i.e. the Healthy Border Protection Act, persons intending to travel to the FSM are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. A person is considered “fully vaccinated” after they have received the second dose of an mRNA vaccine, such as the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines, or the single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. As of October 10th, 2022, all of the FSM’s States—Yap, Chuuk, Pohnpei, and Kosrae—are fully open for interstate and international travel.
After booking one’s ticket on an international commercial carrier, a prospective traveler to the FSM can expect to show documentary evidence of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 when checking in at the airport; additionally, the traveler can expect to complete a Health Declaration Form whilst on the aircraft. Presuming the traveler declares they are not showing any symptoms consistent with COVID-19, then at no point prior, during, or after travel does the traveler need to provide a COVID-19 test result. At no point is the traveler required to undergo any form of quarantine or restricted movement.
Tourist/visitor visas 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. Subsequent extensions may be granted for another 30 days but the total time of stay shall not exceed 90 days.
From 18th March, when you travel to England from abroad you:
do not need to take any COVID-19 tests before you travel or after you arrive
do not need to fill in a UK passenger locator form
do not need to quarantine when you arrive
This applies whether you are vaccinated or not.
It includes people who are transiting through England.
Updated 16 NOV 2022
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.
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.
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
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. Please ensure your passport has 6 months validity from your return date to prevent any issues with immigration. Guam is a US protectorate - you must have a valid ESTA before travel if your flights transit through Guam. Do ensure your passport has 6 months validity from your return date to prevent any issues with immigration. It is your responsibility to ensure your passport is valid and you fulfil entry requirements. Previous travel to certain countries (eg Cuba, Sudan) will exclude you from the ESTA programme and you will need to apply for a visa before travel. Regulations can change: please review current FCO advice: click here
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
Your covid proof of vaccination must match your passport name and flight ticket name. Please speak to your local GP or check out the latest NHS advice on updating your NHS details or for other travel immunisations: click here
Preparing to fly
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 in Weno are usually either provided by your liveaboard, a private transfer or airport shuttle.
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.
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 guides and crew, it should reflect the level of service you have enjoyed.
USD cash, MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover are accepted on board
Phone coverage is very limited and you may not be able get a signal
Plugs and electricity
110 as well as 220 volts in each cabin. The 110v outlets accommodate U.S. style plugs. The 220v outlets are Australian style. If you plan to spend any time on the islands of Chuuk, the electricity is 110 volts.
Please prebook to ensure no delays or disappointment on arrival
Oxygen and Helium fills plus sofnolime must be prebooked and are paid for locally
There is a boutique that carries Odyssey clothing as well as sundries, batteries, etc.
Free nitrox 30% mixes are included - higher mixes are available for a charge
Deposits and Balances
Normally around £1500 deposit with full balance paid 90 days before departure.
Ways to pay
We accept mastercard and visa debit or credit cards. If you would like a pay by link to complete check out via email please let us know and it can be set up for you. We do not take AMEX.
All non sterling card payments and UK business debit cards will be subject to the 3% surcharge.
Alternatively, you are welcome to pay via bank transfer. Overseas bank transfers must add £8 to the sterling total to cover international handling fees.
We are not able to accept PayPal transactions or personal cheques.
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
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You have 7 nights in twin cabin on full board
Beer, wine and soft drinks with your evening meal
There are usually 3/4 dives a day and your holiday includes includes free recreational nitrox, twinset/stage hire and the Truk dive permit as prepaid. Odyssey operates an open dive deck where possible
Tranfers to and from your hotel or the airport are included
international flights to Truk TKK.
kit hire, optional land tours and any souvenirs or private guiding.
Excluded are departure taxes (approx $20)
We strongly recommend you add a night in either Manila and Truk before and after. Please ask your consultant for competitive quote for flights and hotels.
Truk diving is fantastic, well worth the effort and expense to get there. Odyssey was excellent and we loved the diver lift to get out of the water after the dive!