Truk Lagoon is centred within the Fed States of Micronesia and is famous for its giant oceanic lake surrounded by a huge barrier reef and islands. The lagoon is the final resting place for more than 100 ships, planes and submarines – the legacy of a fierce World War II battle between the Imperial Japanese Fleet and Allied carrier planes. Plunge into the warm clear waters and discover the wonder-world of wrecks and treasures hidden below its smooth surface.The Blue Lagoon Resort has large and comfortably furnished rooms with both showers and full baths. Every room at the Resort has a private balcony and a beautiful view, and is a short boat trip to the 40 plus wrecks in the lagoon.
- Includes & Excludes
- Diving Highlights
- Airport transfers
- 8 Nights’ accommodation on a sharing basis
- Breakfast, lunch & dinner
- 6 Days diving, 2 Dives per day
- Local tax on package
- Flights and airport taxes
- Possible Routing:
- Johannesburg – Singapore – Manila – Guam – Truk
- Johannesburg – Hong Kong – Manila – Guam – Truk
- Travel & Dive Insurance
- Hire of dive equipment other than tanks and weights
- Dive permit fee USD 50 per person
- Departure fee payable at the airport USD 30 per person
- 30% Nitrox 11L tanks ($8.4/R126/tank/fill)
- Extra Dive ($50/R750 per dive)
- Costs to obtain a US visa – Guam transit ($160 / R 2 400)
- Land Tour of Weno Island, the capital island of Chuuk State. Visit the old Japanese command centre now Xavier High School and a Japanese (man-made) cave. $ 45 / R 675 per person
- Island Tour of Tonoas and Eten Island (3 hours) visiting various Japanese ruins such as the hospital, school, communications centre, gun emplacements. $ 50 / R 750 per person
- Picnic: All day outing to one of the uninhabited islands in the lagoon. You have an opportunity to snorkel and enjoy the marine life around the island. You will enjoy a barbeque for lunch. $ 63 / R 945 per person
Please note the following:
- Prices are subject to change in the event of price increases, airfares, exchange rate fluctuations and availability.
- The exact price can only be confirmed at the time of final invoicing and final payment due date. If you would like to secure your price to avoid any fluctuations we will provide you with a final invoice (calculated at the exchange rate at time) and payment will need to me made in FULL within 24 hours of receipt of the invoice.
- The tour package has been quoted on a sharing basis and an additional single supplement fee will be charged for singles.
Where is Truk Lagoon?
Truk Lagoon is a sheltered body of water in the central Pacific. About 1,800 kilometres north-east of New Guinea, and is part of Chuuk State within the Federated States of Micronesia.
Arrival in TrukTransfer to Blue Lagoon Resort
Blue Lagoon ResortEnjoy 6 days diving, 2 dives per day (1 Morning, 1 Afternoon Dive). However this can be altered to 2 morning and one afternoon dive if you would like to include a 3rd dive.
Truk AirportCheck out after breakfast and transfer to Truk airport for your flight home.
Diving Highlights and Bucket List Dive Sites:
At nearly 12,000 tons, she is the largest ship in Truk Lagoon’s Ghost Fleet. The Heian Maru was sunk on the second day of the ‘Hailstone’ attack, by Avenger torpedo aircraft from the carrier Bunker Hill. A torpedo struck the engine room setting most of the vessel afire to burn furiously for the rest of the day until eventually sinking on her side.
Fujikawa Maru arrived in Truk just prior to ‘Hailstone’ and off loaded thirty B5N2 bombers onto Eten Airfield. Since these aircraft had been disassembled for shipment, they were unable to help defend Truk and were destroyed on the ground. The Fujikawa Maru was sunk by a single aerial torpedo striking amid ship in hold 4, causing the eventual sinking. Although the torpedo failed to run properly, its momentum caused the ship to detonate. The Fujikawa Maru has long been a favourite amongst Truk’s “Ghost Fleet”. Her magnificent guns, Japanese bathtub and the Zero aircraft still in her hold, make her a must-see wreck lying at 36m.
This is a favoured site, as a great engine room, machine shop, galley, and other quarters including the Captain’s room where heavy radio equipment have tumbled through from wasted floors of a bridge above can be explored within her interior. Her empty holds have sights of repair/salvage pumps, acetylene torches/welding equipment and many bicycles in her forward hold.
The Nippo Maru is always a great dive due to its relatively shallow depth providing plenty of coral growth, its proximity to the main islands providing pelagic action and the huge amount of war memorabilia and ship remains including tanks, trucks and stacks of guns and ammunition. Sharks, eagle rays and game fish are often seen amongst the high masts and circling the bow.
Rio de Janeiro Maru
This extremely large wreck sits on its starboard side in shallow water meaning coral growth is heavy on the port beam and marine life is plentiful. With the largest bow and stern guns on offer in Truk, this ex-passenger/cargo liner is particularly impressive. The holds of the Rio contain items such as artillery and china, but it is hard to overlook the infinite supply of Saki and wine that the Japanese military seemed to hold.