Wreck Diving in Truk Lagoon 2018
Dive in Truk Lagoon, indisputably the best wreck diving in the world! Find out why everyone loves Truk and Join Bluewater Photo & Travel on the Truk Odyssey for a Photo Trip led by Brook Peterson. Brook will be giving presentations on wide-angle photography, and running image reviews for guests, along with offering one-on-one help to guests as needed. Non photographers are more than welcome as well!
✓ Awesome wreck dives
✓ Good for divers of all skill levels
✓ Spacious 132' boat for up to 16 divers only
✓ Windows in each cabin
✓ Free Nitrox for certified Nitrox
✓ Any exciting photo trip with photographer, Brook Peterson!
✓ "Bluewater helped me out when I needed it most, the airline wouldn't let me board because of a Visa issue. They saved my butt" - Ray Tsusuki
✓ Great support if flight/weather issues occur
✓ Gear discounts and other benefits
✓ We book resorts/ liveaboards that offer the best overall value
About Truk Lagoon - Truk Lagoon is considered by some to be the best wreck diving destination in the world, with over 60 World War II wrecks. The wrecks have a good amount of marine life on them, but some are quite deep, with the bottoms in the 100 - 150+ ft. range. The name "Truk" is actually a corruption of the native name for this area, Chuuk, which is part of the Federated States of Micronesia.
Due to its Natural Harbor - Truk was a strategically located, Japanese Naval Base during WWII.
I first set eyes on the ghostly wrecks of Truk (Chuuk) Lagoon in the Federated States of Micronesia over 10 years ago and was amazed at how well they were preserved. Truk Lagoon since February 1944 and is considered the wreck diving capitol of the world with the largest concentration of diveable wrecks in the world. There are over 50 Japanese ships and 100 airplanes in the area as a result of a major allied offensive during World War II called Operation Hailstone. Growing up as a “son of a son of a sailorman that served in the Pacific, I have a great appreciation for history and particularly WW II naval history. I heard stories and watched documentaries about the surprise attack on Truk that was a retaliation to the attack on Pearl Harbor, but diving and seeing the wrecks with their deck guns pointed upward towards the heavens, military artifacts, beer bottles and china scatter around the ship and the crew’s living quarters was very moving and better than anything I could have read in a history book or seen in a museum.
Brook Peterson is an avid scuba diver and underwater photographer who enjoys capturing the beauty of the underwater environment throughout the world. She is an original member of the SEA&SEA Alpha program. Her work has been featured in both print and online magazines. She is the owner of Waterdog Photography and authors a blog on underwater photography and techniques. More of her work can be found at www.waterdogphotography.com, Facebook, and instagram@waterdogphotography_brook.
✓ Airport greeting and transfer to vessel (for those arriving on charter schedule)
✓ 7 nights accommodation onboard the Odyssey
✓ 6 days of diving up to 5 dives per day
✓ Nitrox - 30% (for nitrox certified divers)
✓ Tanks and weights
✓ All meals, snacks, beverages including beer and wine
✗ Chuuk departure tax ($20)
✗ Equipment rental or classes
✗ Hotel if needed
> Since each day aboard Odyssey offers new adventures, no day is really typical. Nothing is routine and the schedule will vary depending on location.
> The day aboard Odyssey begins after a 7:00 a.m. Hot breakfast with your first dive briefing around 7:45. You will be able to do two dives before lunch. During lunch we usually move to a new site. After lunch you have the option to either do another dive, or relax on the either of the sundecks or in the privacy of your own stateroom. A late afternoon dive is also offered. Around 6:30 p.m. a sumptuous dinner will be waiting for you. After dinner you may choose to do a night dive. At night guests usually gather in the entertainment lounge to enjoy a movie, or review what was captured that day in video.
> Since most of the dive sites in Truk Lagoon are fairly close to each other, it is easy for us to move around. The best part about diving aboard Odyssey is that we 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.
About the Odyssey - Explore Truk Lagoon's famed "Ghost Fleet" from this 132’ air-conditioned live-aboard vessel with its spacious rooms, and extensive technical and photo dive facilities. The Odyssey boasts nine large, luxurious staterooms all fully carpeted with private air conditioning controls, windows or large portholes, and private toilet, shower and sink all in every stateroom. Seven of the staterooms are equipped to easily accommodate two single travelers in twin beds or a couple in a spacious king size bed. Also available are two staterooms for single travelers only – they have all the features of the double staterooms and easily accommodate the single traveler in a twin bed.
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