Holiday Reference: TRP 40134

Holiday information

  • Only 16 divers - huge cabins & spacious communal areas
  • Experienced, pioneer crew diving in Truk
  • Fully tek friending, includng free twinset & stage hire
  • 5 star on board service -crew: diver ratio 1:2
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Liveaboard Details

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 ...

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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 Truk 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. Odyssey 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 unrivalled concentration of ships. From cruisers and tankers to submarines and aeroplane, there are over 60 wrecks in this one small lagoon. It is no wonder that Jacques Couteau chose Truk as the wreck destination 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.

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Itinerary Details

Scuba Travels Truk Lagoon Expedition takes you to the worlds best shipwreck diving destination where you will discover just what makes this place so special.

Truk Lagoon Expedition Description

Truk Lagoon is a magical place but hard to pinpoint on a map. Hidden away in the Pacific Truk was catapulted into dive legend by Jacques Cousteau, who was the first to show the world the incredible wreck diving that could be found here. Today Truk continues to attract divers from all over the globe looking to experience that elusive combination of mind blowing wreck diving, warm water and astonishing marine life. So if this sounds like your ideal dive holiday, look no further than the Truk Lagoon Discovery.

The itinerary starts with a check dive and departs from Weno island, only a short transfer from the airport. No two weeks are ever the same but as you sail between Weno, Dublon, Fefan and Uman Islands you will stop at dive sites that have exotic and glamourous names. Dive at the Fumitsuki Maru and Yamagiri Maru. Sailing south from Weno you can then visit the Heian and Hoyo Maru. The Rio de Janiero Maru is one of the most southerly wrecks on this routing but well worth the journey down towards Uman island. The Nippo Maru on the return journey is a real highlight and one of the most famous wrecks in Truk. Splash into the clear blue water and you will see for yourself why. There are over 60 wrecks that were lost and over 250 airplanes and yet only a portion of these have still been found. Beautifully preserved, there are too many treasures to count in a single week and you will be astonished by each successive dive - they just keep on getting better.

According to Japanese tradition, merchant vessels are named Maru yet whilst the names may seem similar, each individual vessel could not be more distinctive. The Yamagiri Maru carries huge artillery shells while the tanks welded to the decks of the San Francisco Maru are unmissable. The Nippo Maru has a mighty reputation in Truk and many a photograph has been taken of her lovely wheelhouse. The bow and stern guns on the Fumitzuki destroyer are a reminder of the war which ultimately sank the entire fleet in this one location. There are airplanes too. Dive on the Betty Bomber in between dives through the holds, filled with tanks, tractors and bulldozer, of the Hoki Maru or Sankisan Maru.

The Truk Lagoon Discovery will suit any diver! Whilst the location is remote the calm waters are virtually current free and the wrecks range through all depths. From the shallowest to deep technical dives, this itinerary can be adapted to meet everyone's needs. And with total dive freedom, you can jump when you want and experience solitude underwater. No need to push through hoardes of other divers. Simply splash into a watery wonderland. Photographers should take a wide angle lens but also be prepared for excellent marine life which includes soft draping coral and sea fans or sharks and rays!

Truk simply cannot disappoint. The sheer size and scope of the diving here is unlike anywhere else in the world and this itinerary offers a truly unique experience. Coupled with the extravagant and luxurious liveaboards from which you dive, this is a dive holiday you will never want to end. So take wreck diving to a whole new level and prepare to be amazed!

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Your holiday details

One space only £ 3295! , first come first serve Truk is the ultimate in wreck diving destinations, and nobody does it better than Odyssey! Why settle for second best? Odyssey is number 1 in Truk. There are usually 3/4 dives a day and as standard your holiday includes free recreational nitrox, 12lt tanks or twinset/stage hire (must be prebooked) and the Truk dive permit . Odyssey operates an open dive deck policy where possible for optimum dive freedom. You have 7 nights in twin cabin on full board with beer and wine as well as soft drinks. All trips are fully guided by expert dive guides. Excluded are the Truk departure taxes (approx $20), additional kit hire, optional land tours and any souvenirs or private guiding services.

This holiday flights from London Heathrow to Truk via Manilla.

* prices are subject to change according to availability at the time of booking


 

Your Personal Information


Please DO NOT book any connecting flights, insurance, or additional parts to this holiday as your trip is subject to availability and will NOT be confirmed until you have spoken with our operators. If you have any requests beyond our normal itineraries please note them in the comments and we will discuss these with you when we call to arrange your holiday.

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