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Truk Lagoon Trip November 2017

8th November to 22th November 2017.

The cost is £4150 per person

Join us in one of the best know Wreck Diving sites it world.
– Four nights staying at The Blue Lagoon resort on a B&B basis.
– Seven nights all inclusive Liveaboard diving the most famous wreck site in the world.
– Majority of wrecks are within a recreational depth limit.

Truk is a long way from sunny Sussex, so obviously a lot of travel is involved. There are four flights to get there. The flight price that we have secured is £1550, everything else is another £2600 so all in all £4150, for a trip like this, remarkably good!

 

Here are some more details about Chuuk.

Boat Diver TrukAlso known as Truk, but was changed to its original name in 1986 when the Compact of Free Association went into effect. The compact is a 15-year political relationship with the United States that started in October, 1986.

Chuuk 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 of Chuuk state, including the outer islands, is approximately 77 square miles (128 km)
Location: 7 degrees North, 149 degrees East
Native Inhabitants: Chuukese
Official Language: Chuukese and English
Currency: US Dollar
Time: Greenwich Mean Time +10
Telecommunications: International telephone, telex and facsimile service is available through the larger hotels and the FSM Telecommunications Center. The country code for telephone and facsimile service is 691 and the telex code is 729.
Postal System: US Postal Service
Electricity: 110 volts/60 cycles

 

Climate: Between 70-90 degrees Fahrenheit (26-30 degrees Celsius); averaging 81 degrees Fahrenheit (28 degrees Celsius)
Water temperature: 82-84 degrees (28-29 degrees celsius)

Seasons: Dry season between December and April; Rainy season, April to December.

Rainfall: Annual average is approximately 115 inches

Flights: London Gatwick to Dubai followed by Dubai to Manila with Emirates, 30kg luggage allowance. Manila to Guam followed by Guam to Truk with United, luggage allowance TBC.

Departure tax: $20 US cash collected at airport prior to departure

Medical: The government operated hospital on Weno is adequate to take care of all normal needs. Please remember to bring enough prescription medication you may need for the entire length of your stay.

Clothing: Summer clothing is worn throughout the year. On island, women favour cotton dresses, muumuus, Bermuda shorts, loafers or sandals. Short shorts and mini skirts are inappropriate attire, especially in more traditional areas. Men wear lightweight slacks or shorts, sport shirts, comfortable shoes or sandals. Sunglasses are recommended.

 

Truk Odyssey, your home from home

 

 

Here are some of the divesites, as you will see, you don’t have to be a “Tek Diver” to come on this trip.

Fujikawa Maru Lush coral growth. Zero airplane fuselages and wing sections. 140m long, 0-40m deep

Yamagiri Maru 18″ diameter artillery shells of Battleship Musashi. 140m long, 18-40m deep

Heian Maru Torpedoes and submarine telescopes. Massive size. 165m long, 10-30m deep

Sankisan Maru Lush soft coral growth on mast. Machine gun ammunition in hold. 60m long, 0-30m deep

Hoki Maru Trucks, bulldozer and tractor in hold. Massive destruction of bow. 80m long, 12-30m deep

Unkai Maru Photogenic bow gun. Good coral growth on masts. 110m long, 10-35m deep

 

 

 

Truk Inside Wreck Nippo MaruNippo Maru 2 man tank and artillery guns on deck. Photogenic wheelhouse. 110m long, 15-45m deep

Rio de Janiero Maru Awesome size. Photogenic propellers. Large engine room. 140m long, 12-35m deep

Hanakawa Maru Lush soft and hard coral growth. 110m long, 3-35m deep

Fumitzuki Destroyer Bow and stern guns, torpedo launcher. 100m long, 25-35m deep

Betty Bomber Japanese small twin engine bomber. 18m long, 15-18m deep

Momokawa Maru Aircraft parts, truck frames and artillery shells. 120m long, 25-45m deep

Shinkoku Maru Lush coral growth. Fantastic marine life. Excellent engine room. 160m long, 9-40m deep

Aikoku Maru Massive destruction of bow. Photogenic stern gun. 85m long, 30-60m deep

San Francisco Maru Tanks on deck. Trucks, mines, bombs and ammunition in holds. 120m long, 30-60m deep

 

 

Pizion Reef Wall dive. Large coral heads in the shallows. Sharks 5m-60+ deep

Not all sites are visited every week. Weather, water conditions, dive skills and experience and guest requests are all taken into consideration on planning the particular itinerary of each trip.

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