Truk Odyseey | Truk Liveaboard | Scuba Diving Holiday - Pacific

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About Odyssey

There is no doubt about it - Truk is best seen from a liveaboard. To have the freedom to roam from wreck to wreck is a privilege in this startling and beautifully remote region. And when it comes to liveaboards, the Odyssey represents the creme de la creme of what can be achieved. Standards do not get any higher and with the years of experience to draw on, you can be certain that your luxurious liveaboard will be outshone only by wreck diving that is anything but pedestrian.

Sleeping only 16 divers, Odyssey is ideal for the discerning diver that wants to get away from the masses. 6 of the cabins have been cleverly designed with a double bed for couples and a separate twin or a bunk for friends. All of the cabins have en suite and air con with great views of the aqua seas floating past. The saloon is huge with all the of latest entertainment systems in place. The dining area seats all 16 divers in total comfort, serving a varied and delicious menu of international cuisine. Upstairs the sun deck awaits and offers both sunny spots and shady corners. Photographers are also well catered for with rinse tanks and camera tables whilst divers who want to go that bit deeper can request twinsets and stages. Rebreather divers are welcome but please check if you tank requirements can be accommodated prior to travel. Odysey is now able to pump high O2 and trimix blends. There's even a lift to help ease divers entry and exits.

It is the gorgeous wrecks that lure divers to Truk lagoon. The loss of the Japanese imperial fleet was tragic but has gifted us an unrivaled concentration of ships. From cruisers and tankers to submarines and airplane, there are over 60 wrecks in this one small lagoon. It is no wonder that Jacques Couteau chose Truk as the wreck desitionation to show the world. Many are within recreational dive limits whilst others will suit anyone looking to explore the technical side of Truk. Spend many an hour weaving your way along the companion ways and through the holds that are packed with all kinds of army supplies. All of Truk's ghostly fleet is draped in soft corals and frequented by tropical fish a plenty alongside reef sharks and rays. Odyssey know just how to make your holiday a complete success so let this spectacular boat spoil you.

State Room Double

The luxurious staterooms all fully carpeted with private air conditioning controls, windows or large portholes. These rooms easily accommodate two single travellers in twin beds or a couple in a spacious king size bed. All staterooms have a DVD player with 32" monitor.

State Room Twin

The luxurious staterooms all fully carpeted with private air conditioning controls, windows or large portholes. These rooms easily accommodate two single travellers in twin beds or a couple in a spacious king size bed. All staterooms have a DVD player with 32" monitor.

Entertainment Lounge

The comfortable lounge has plenty of sources of entertainment. A well stocked fridge to quench your thirst while you settle in for a good movie. Or you can listen to some music on the stereo system or find a good book to read in the library. There are also board games and cards available to play with your fellow passengers.

Dive Deck

You'll find that the spacious dive platform has plenty of room for two divers plus a divemaster. Two 7í ladders to help you out of the water where you can step up to the convenient freshwater shower to rinse off with.

Michael Southwood

2013-04-24 16:38:04

I have just returned from fantastic two weeks on Odyssey. The adventure starts with picking which route you are going to take. I chose the Tokyo route as there is one less connection than the Manila route. The Odyssey is a converted cruise ship. The cabins are all en suite and spacious. Each cabin has a DVD player and there is a DVD library. The dive deck is large with a camera table and rinse tanks. The aim is all the diving is done from the Odyssey so no getting into RIBís. There are plenty of dive guides but you can also go self-guided after the dive briefing. I would recommend taking a dive guide with you even if you are an experienced diver as they will take you to all the hidden gems that you may otherwise miss. All the staff are friendly and helpful. The food is plentiful and delicious. Truk is a long flight from anywhere on the planet, but it is worth it. Staying on the Odyssey enables you to maximise your diving time whilst there in comfort and at your own pace.

Michael

2013-04-24 16:30:43

I have just returned from fantastic two weeks on Odyssey. The adventure starts with picking which route you are going to take. I chose the Tokyo route as there is one less connection than the Manila route. The Odyssey is a converted cruise ship. The cabins are all en suite and spacious. Each cabin has a DVD player and there is a DVD library. The dive deck is large with a camera table and rinse tanks. The aim is all the diving is done from the Odyssey so no getting into RIBís. There are plenty of dive guides but you can also go self-guided after the dive briefing. I would recommend taking a dive guide with you even if you are an experienced diver as they will take you to all the hidden gems that you may otherwise miss. All the staff are friendly and helpful. The food is plentiful and delicious. Truk is a long flight from anywhere on the planet, but it is worth it. Staying on the Odyssey enables you to maximise your diving time whilst there in comfort and at your own pace.

John Charles

2012-11-15 11:49:09

Landed last Sunday at Manchester.We all had a fantastic time 'Odyssey' is a superb dive boat,with excellent crew and facilities. Singapore Traders Hotel was of a high standard and definitely value for money as was the Blue Lagoon Resort. Thank you all for your efforts in making our holiday a pleasant experience

Andrew Coull

2010-12-13 14:47:07

The trip went exceedingly well - thank you very much. Flights arrived on time so the change in Tokyo was not a problem, in fact the flights were on adjacent gates so it only took a few minutes to get through security and back to the gate. And the meet and greet at Truk went with out a hitch. The boat's crew were very friendly, knowledgeable and professional. Dive briefs were good, guides available when and if required or you could just do your own thing. Cabins were comfortable, food good and in plentiful supply and the routine allowed plenty of varied diving. So all in all a very pleasant and enjoyable trip.

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.

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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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