If you’ve ever wanted to see shipwrecks up close, then Truk Lagoon in Micronesia is the place to do it. In fact, Truk Lagoon really is a ‘must do’ for all divers.
The best part is, because most of the wreckage is only 40 metres deep, you don’t even have to be a technical diver to do it.
Truk Lagoon History
Chuuk Atoll (also known as Truk) in the Caroline Islands is famous for its giant lagoon and is now a scuba diving paradise.
This lagoon is the final resting place for more than 100 ships, planes and submarines (sometimes referred to as the “Ghost Fleet’ – a legacy of the Japanese fleet in World War II.
There are so many wrecks in fact, that there is nowhere else in the world where you can dive with so many and in such close proximity, situated in such shallow, clear water.
What will you see?
The majority of the wrecks lie off DubIon, Eten, Fefan and Uman Islands and represent the largest naval loss in history. Their cargo of tanks, trucks, trailers, aeroplanes, mines, bombs, cars, motorcycles, radios, torpedos, machine gun bullets and thousands of other artefacts including sake bottles and beautiful china are still all there waiting to be explored.
It’s not all about the wrecks though. The marine life is incredible – with sharks, reefs, coral and beautiful marine life to see – so very colourful and lively.
How do you get there?
The first step towards this magnificent trip is to fly with Air Niugini from Sydney to Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea where you will board another flight to Chuuk, Micronesia. The combined flights will take approximately 7 hours.
Where will you stay?
Once you have arrived, you have two options, stay at one of the local hotels or on the water on the Truk Master.
Of course the advantage of staying on the liveabord is that you will have more time to relax between dives rather than having to be transported to and fro and that meals and diving costs are all included in the package price.
Built of steel the Truk Master is sturdy and the newest liveabord yacht to ply the lagoon. With four decks, beautifully appointed accommodation and facilities and professional staff, you will wish you never had to leave.
Ready to go?
Dolphin Scuba has run numerous trips to Truk over the past 10 years, so we’re really experienced in diving in this area. And the exciting news… We are all set to host another in 2020!
This exclusive trip (only 16 spots available) will depart Sydney 30th October and return on 9th November. Inclusive of accommodation on the Truk Master, return flights, 4 dives and some meals the cost per person is $6,500.
All sounds too good to be true, right? Well it’s not.
To find out how you can be a part of this magnificent adventure diving amongst history, get in touch with the Dolphin Scuba Team on 08 9353 2488 or head here for more information.