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Truk Lagoon - Reef & Wrecks

Chuuk Atoll, (also Known as Truk) in the Caroline Islands is the final resting place for more than 100 ships, planes and submarines - the legacy of a fierce World War II battle between the Imperial Japanese Fleet and Allied carrier planes. The lagoon has been declared an underwater museum.

In more than 50 years, the warm, tropical waters and prolific marine life has transformed the wrecks into artificial reefs and beautiful coral gardens.

About Truk

Nowhere else in the world are there so many wrecks in close proximity, situated in shallow clear water. Many of the wrecks are visible while snorkelling and there are many on-shore wartime locations to visit. There is wreck diving in shallow waters from 15-40 meters, no need to go deep!  

The majority of the wrecks lie off DubIon, Eten, Fefan and Uman Islands and represent the largest naval loss in history. Their cargoes of tanks, trucks, airplanes, mines, bombs, machine gun bullets and thousands of other artefacts including beautiful china are there still to be explored.

Diving in Truk

Truk is indisputably a Diver's Mecca, suitable for both novice and experienced divers. The calm, clear, sheltered lagoon is one of the largest in the world and being relatively free of currents, providing safe, easy diving conditions.

Some of the most popular wrecks in Truk are:

  • Fujikawa Maru: A 132m (436 feet) armed aircraft ferry with six holds, four of which are open. One of the most fascinating dives in Truk Lagoon. There are incomplete zero fighters in the number 2 hold large deck guns on the bow and stern. Depth to deck is only 15 meters.
  • Submarine 1-169: Lying on its port side in about 38 meters of water, it is 104.7m (343½ feet) long. During the April air raid the submarine submerged to avoid damage. Unfortunately the valves were not closed during this manoeuvre and the sub sunk.
  • Shinkoku Maru: One of the most colourful and spectacular dives. This vessel is well preserved. Small guns are mounted fore and aft. The ship is upright in about 38 metres of water, 12 metres to the top of the bridge and 20 meters to the main deck.
  • Susuki Maru: Destroyer, subchaser lying on its port side. Bow in 3 meters of water, stern with propellers in 15 meters. Gas masks and depth charges still scattered on the deck.
  • Rio De Janeiro Maru: A 141 m (463 feet) cargo vessel converted from a luxury passenger liner. The holds contain supplies ranging from beer bottles to guns and other military supplies. The ship is lying on its starboard side with it's deck only 15 meters from the surface.

Trip Dates

(1 - 9 June 2019)

Tour Leader

Josie Ruth

Price $3,650

  • 9 Nights ex. Sydney

Inclusions

  • Airfares Ex Sydney to Truk via Port Moresby - flying Air Niugini
  • 7 nights twin share accommodation at Blue Lagoon Resort with late checkout
  • Return airport transfers in Truk
  • 12 dives with Blue Lagoon Dive Shop (2 dives per day)
  • Tanks, weights & dive guide services
  • Australian Departure and Airline taxes (Subject to change)
  • Upgrade to single room $520 per person

Notes

  • Not Included: Travel Insurance, Personal spending monies
    • Truk Lagoon Dive Permit US$50 per person payable on arrival
    • Truk Departure Tax US$40 payable at airport 
    • Excess luggage charges.
  • Equipment rental- eg twin tanks and manifolds
  • Nitrox, Oxygen & Helium
  • Conditions Apply. Rates subject to change without notice.
  • $550 Non Refundable Deposit required to secure a spot
  • All prices subject to increases if the Australian dollar falls dramatically.
  • All prices based on bank transfers, cash or cheque. Credit cards are acceptable but credit card fees apply.

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