Quite simply, the finest wreck diving destination in the world. Enjoy Truk by luxury liveaboard to get the most out of the unique dive destination.
On 16th February 1944, the US forces launched Operation Hailstorm, a surprise attack on the vast Japanese naval base in Truk Lagoon. With a deep lagoon, surrounding peaks and a protecting coral reef, Truk was considered to be one of the Japanese' most formidable bases. However the US attack caught the Japanese unawares and by April of the same year, the base lay in tatters, with 250 aircraft and over 45 ships destroyed.
Once a battlefield, Truk Lagoon is now a wreck diving destination without parallel, with countless WWII wrecks at diveable depths allied to exceptional visibility, stunning corals and diverse marine life.
The itinerary below is based on a seven night trip on board the M/V Odyssey. Please note that from late 2018, the itinerary will change, with the boat sailing on a Saturday.
Day1: Depart the UK
Day2: Continue your journey to Truk Lagoon
After spending some time in transit continue with your onward flight to Truk (via Guam).
Days3-4: Arrive in Truk. Overnight in resort
Today you will be met at the airport and transferred to Blue Lagoon Resort for a two night stay prior to boarding your liveaboard.
Days5-12: Dive Truk Lagoon by liveaboard
Spend seven days exploring the incredible wrecks of Truk Lagoon, making up to five dives per day.
Frozen in time, complete with sake cups and skeletons, jeeps and tanks still tied on board, and fighter planes still waiting in the hangars, the area has been declared an underwater museum.
Incredible corals in a kaleidoscope of colours and shapes attract divers of all levels. Schooling tropical fish smother the ships. Nowhere else in the world are there so many wrecks in close proximity, situated in clear shallow water.
Days12-13: Disembark and transfer to resort
Disembark and spend a further two nights in resort before connecting with your return flight.
Day14: Depart Truk Lagoon
Today you will depart back to Manila where you will require an overnight stay due to flight schedules.
Day15: Continue your journey home. Arrive UK
Depart Manila, landing in the UK later the same day.
You should note: The above itinerary is a sample only and your actual liveaboard itinerary may vary. Marine park fees and fuel surcharges may apply. Prices based on a berth in a twin-share cabin.
Duration and price including flights from/to UK: 15 daysfrom £4,895 pp
, Join our exclusive charter with resident Truk expert, Charlie Munns!
Included in the price/package:
Return flights from the UK
1 night Manila (BB)
7 nights, Truk liveaboard (FB)
4 nights ,Truk resort (BB)
Full dive pack (on liveaboard)
Tanks and weights
Additional fees: USD50: Dive permit
One of the world’s largest enclosed lagoons, Truk is home to an entire Japanese fleet, sunk in 1944 and frozen in time. Nowhere else in the world are there so many wrecks in close proximity, and in clear shallow water. Truk Lagoon is a must for wreck lovers.
Ideal for viewing: grey reef shark, common octopus, spotted eagle ray, Pacific bluefin tuna, black-tip reef shark
Excellent for: Liveaboard diving, Resort based diving, Group diving, Technical diving, Wreck diving
This itinerary is available on the liveaboards shown below.
Please contact us for further recommendations.
This popular liveaboard departs Chuuk each Sunday, with daily diving in Truk Lagoon. Up to five days a day are offered to a variety wrecks and coral reefs, where you’ll find plenty of marine life including sharks and eagle rays.
A dedicated diving boat, the SS Thorfinn operates throughout the year, offering daily diving in Truk Lagoon to over 30 wrecks. Diving is from custom designed RIB tenders, and there is even a hot tub to relax after dives!
Away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, this dive resort is situated on a coconut palm fringed point of Weno Island with breathtaking views of the most famous lagoon in the world - Truk.