Truk Lagoon Wreck Dive overseas trip May 2012
Living WWII history again!
We just can't get enough of Truk lagoon..
Diving Truk Lagoon is one you "Must Do" in your life!...
It must be on your Dive "Bucket" List!
Agenda Change!! Now a 10 day trip with a stopover in Guam!
4rd - 14th May 2012, 15 Dives, 10 nights and airfares for only $2890 ex Cairns*
Would have to rate as the best warm water (30c) wreck diving in the Pacific, no, the world! 60 WWII japanese wrecks underwater with amazing corals and marine life.
Mike and Deb are leading the trip again.
So it is on again in May 2012!
If you are a diver that has thought you will get there one day. Make that day in 2012 and come with Mike and Deb.
Truk Lagoon is accessible from Australia leaving from Cairns, via Guam to Truk. It sounds a long way, but is really just an overnight flight. We are planning to stay in twin share accommodation at Blue Lagoon Resort, a lovely outlook over the islands of Truk.
There is over 30 wrecks to dive The Wrecks vary greatly from shallow ones with Coral galore, like this picture of Deb on the Fujikawa Maru. It shows the typical soft corals that are growing on the decks and rigging of these wrecks, sometimes, with all the growth of coral, it's hard to pick that it is a wreck!
The deeper wrecks are not hard to dive, it's like diving in a warm swimming pool when in Truk lagoon, so, other than watching no-deco limits, it is no different to shallow wrecks.
The deep ones do hold some fantastic relics though, from Planes and Tanks on the decks of the Nippo and San Francisco Maru to a Bulldozer and Traytops utes in the Hoki Maru. There is quite alot of fishlife on the wrecks, the deep ones usually have patrolling sharks and Pelagics, whilst the shallow ones have lots of colourfull tropicals.
"Prior knowledge of the area and Blue lagoon Dive Shop is important if you want to dive the good wrecks."
We saw first hand a group of divers from another Dive centre, diving some of the less interesting wrecks, whilst we enjoyed the best wrecks. The local guides are great, and now trust us to make the call on which wreck we dive, unlike those divers that are new to them. That is why coming with us will be your best chance to see it all!
The Blue Lagoon resort is not 5 star, but very comfortable, only minutes away from the dive sites (no need for liveaboards). Meals are good, and reasonably priced. The twin share rooms are set in lovely lawn and garden grounds, sheltered by palm trees. There is a small amount of snorkelling around the area, Kayaks are free to use and paddle to some local above water wrecks too.
Some of the easiest dives we've done
The diving is so easy, all guided by local Divemasters, there is no currents, no hard swimming and great short boat rides.
If you are after world class WRECK diving you can't miss this trip. Or if you are a WWII history buff - this trip also will hold a special memory for you for the rest of your life.
If you think you want to go in 2012, we are taking bookings and followed up by a deposit in advance to the trip.
*The costs may vary with the variation in the currency (all Truk Lagoon is $USD)
A Trip to Truk Lagoon includes:
Return flights Cairns – Guam - Truk - (flying with Continental
Airlines during the first night)
8 Nights twin share acc. “Blue Lagoon Resort” - Truk
Return airport transfers in Truk
15 boat dives in Truk incl. tanks, weights, belts & dive guide services. (Based on 2 dives / day and inc 1 bonus dive)
1 night twin accommodation at Bayview Hotel Guam,
in a Deluxe Room including return airport transfers
1 night at Cairns Colonial Club motel
Welcome drink upon check-in
Use of a Kayak
Snorkeling between dives
Complimentary lunch on last day of stay in Chuuk.
Truk Lagoon Dive permit
Australian departure tax ( $230 may vary)
Truk Departure Tax USD 20 (payable upon departure in Truk)
Meals and Drinks
The Trip in October 2009 cost $2999 inc tax for just 6 nights and 10 dives. This is fantastic Value! Costs may vary by 2012, but even if it goes up a bit in price, depending on the Australian v's US dollar. This trip is really good value for the amount of diving and days accommodation. If you want to come and beat any exchange variation, payment can be brought forward and paid at the current rate.
|Our Trips in 2007/2009 at Truk Lagoon!
(Click the picture for a larger view.)
3 Field Guns
Tank on Nippo
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Located in Coffs Harbour, NSW and diving the Solitary Islands Marine Park, we have Scuba Divers from all over Australia, dive our amazing sites.
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