The Truk Islands, now known as the Chuuk Islands are a part of the Federated States of Micronesia, although avid divers still know it as Truk Lagoon. The island is known for its vast history that is below and above the water from World War ll. During the war the island was home to the Imperial Japanese Navy’s Fourth Fleet Base, as the war escalated the U.S. and its allies bombed the island sinking more than 50 ships and destroying an estimated 200-400 aircrafts. You can now dive and see these historic World War ll ships and planes preserved and teeming with marine life, making these dives the best wreck dives in the world! Although the main attraction here are the wrecks, Truk still has amazing corals and marine life that you can see from resot boat diving or on a liveaboard.
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Blue Lagoon Dive Shop
Blue Lagoon Dive Shop in Chuuk (Truk Lagoon) opened its doors to divers on November 13, 1973. Since then the humble shack has grown into a modern dive shop that provides full service to divers looking for adventure on the historic wrecks of Truk. Gradvin Aisek carries the legacy of his father, Kimiuo who opened the underwater world of Truk Lagoon to the world. His experience and knowledge of the wrecks has given divers an opportunity to enjoy "the World's Greatest Wreck Diving."
Truk Lagoon Dive Center
Located at Truk Stop Hotel, the Truk Lagoon Dive Center has private dock, dive lockers, rinse tanks and shower to make diving easy and convenient. Truk Lagoon Dive Center has a comprehensive blending station with an experienced gas blender who can provide you with any nitrox/trimix blend you require. It is are a TDI training facility and their certified instructors have experience in diving deep wrecks, walls and caves.
Blue Lagoon Resort
The Truk Blue Lagoon Resort on the island of Moen in Chuuk offers a breathtaking view of the world famous "Truk Lagoon." The islands are filled with history from World War II. Relax on the beautiful sandy beach or get a sea view of life in Chuuk with the onsite Blue Lagoon Dive shop. Take some time to sit on your lanai and enjoy the view of the beautiful lagoon. In the island style restaurant there is an excellent choice of local seafood and Pacific and Asian cuisine. Enjoy the tropical sunset while you dine in a romantic setting only found in the islands. When you experience the mystery and excitement of the Fujikawa Maru with its beautiful soft coral growth and schools of colorful fish or descend into the cargo holds of the Sankisan and San Francisco Maru you will understand why the license plates in Chuuk call it "Divers Haven."
Truk Stop Hotel
The Truk Stop Hotel is a PADI Resort offering great accommodations plus a full service dive center for both the recreational and technical diver. The Truk Stop Hotel rooms include apartments, deluxe ocean view and standard rooms. The Hotel Restaurant serves international, western style and local food daily from 6:00am till 10:00pm. Dining is offered in air conditioned, smoke free comfort inside or outside on our patio. The Hard Wreck Café & Bar is a favorite hangout for resident expatriates, divers, and the business traveler. It is a great place to enjoy a friendly game of pool, your favorite beverage, karaoke with friends, or just rest up for your next dive or business meeting.
The Odyssey originally sailed the waters of Fiji prior to being purchased in 1999 and moving to Chuuk. The Odyssey was completely refit and started cruising the waters of Chuuk shortly afterwards with divers from all over the world. This ship has an unrivaled reputation in the dive industry for friendly service, high safety standards and the most experienced crew in Chuuk. A unique part about diving aboard Odyssey is that they don't require everyone to dive at the same time. So it is not unusual for you and your buddy to be the only divers on a 500' wreck. For photographers, this offers more opportunities to shoot those popular scenes without having to wait for others to move out of the way and avoid those unexpected photobombs from other divers.
Built of steel, M/Y Truk Master is the newest liveaboard yacht to ply the waters of this lagoon, welcoming aboard 16 guests for 7 or 10 night Truk Lagoon dive safaris, whilst on the Bikini itineraries availability is limited as M/Y Truk Master carries 12 divers only. The ships 4 decks provide ample space for relaxation, dive equipment and camera preparation, whilst the experienced crew ensures divers receive only the highest quality service. Departing from Weno, the 7-night and 10-night liveaboard dive trips on Truk Master take divers directly to the main concentration of wrecks located within the bay. Truk Master will moor over the deeper wrecks allowing an easy descent down the line directly on to the wreck. Technical divers will benefit from the support of the “mother ship”, whilstthe 2 skiffs are able to shuttle less experienced divers to the shallower sites and offer reef diving as an alternative to the wrecks.