Odyssey Adventures Truk Lagoon

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Destination: Truk

Truk Lagoon (7 Nights) | From $485++/night

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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.

 

Location

The Odyssey departs from Weno, Chuuk after guests are greeted at the Truk Airport. Also known as Truk, the Chuuk state consists of seven major island groups which have been in a political agreement with the United States since 1986. Chuuk lies within the Eastern Caroline Islands, about 617 miles from Guam and 3,262 miles from Hawaii.

 

Dive Overview

Truk is famous for its world-class wreck diving with over 60 wrecks compressed into a coral reef lagoon. The Odyssey places divers directly over these amazing sites while accommodating them in comfortable rooms and with accessible dive facilities.

[See: Truk Dive Travel Guide]

 

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Accommodations

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Odyssey Adventures Cabin Details

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. All staterooms have access to the onboard entertainment system with a 32" monitor. Staterooms are cleaned daily.

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Twin Cabin (LEFT) & Double Cabin (RIGHT).

 

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General Facilities

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dining area & lounge area

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The sundeck & dive deck

 

Odyssey Adventures Boat Features

  • AC
  • En-suite bathrooms and showers
  • Onboard entertainment system in each cabin
  • Spacious sun deck
  • Large entertainment lounge
  • Large dining area
  • Photography facilities

 

Odyssey Adventures Dive Facilities

  • Personal dive lockers
  • Two gear rinse tanks
  • Large, convenient dive platform
  • Two dive ladders
  • Fixed safety/deco bar
  • Tanks filled at your seat
  • Freshwater shower
  • Warm deck towels
  • Nitrox, for certified Nitrox divers
  • DIN or yoke valves
  • Tanks (alum 80 & steel 110), weights, & belts
  • Certifications available
  • Rental gear avaliable
 

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Food & Drinks Aboard Odyssey Adventures

  • All-inclusive.
  • Delicious buffet-style lunch and dinner are the norms for the Odyssey.
  • Breakfast is cooked to order and includes a hot meal plus toast, cereals, fruit and juices.
  • Guests are served delicious snacks throughout the day.
  • Hot, savory, hearty dinners will complete your exciting day of diving, eating and relaxing.
  • Don't forget the most important part of the meal, the dessert!
  • Beer, wine & other alcoholic beverages are included.

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Schedule & Rates

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2019 Schedule

Seven (7) nights onboard the Odyssey. Saturday to Saturday. Up to 5 dives daily off the mother ship.

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11/08/2019 to 18/08/2019

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Truk Lagoon

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18/08/2019 to 25/08/2019

7

Truk Lagoon

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25/08/2019 to 01/09/2019

7

Truk Lagoon

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01/09/2019 to 08/09/2019

7

Truk Lagoon

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08/09/2019 to 15/09/2019

7

Truk Lagoon

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15/09/2019 to 22/09/2019

7

Truk Lagoon

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22/09/2019 to 29/09/2019

7

Truk Lagoon

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29/09/2019 to 06/10/2019

7

Truk Lagoon

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06/10/2019 to 13/10/2019

7

Truk Lagoon

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13/10/2019 to 20/10/2019

7

Truk Lagoon

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20/10/2019 to 27/10/2019

7

Truk Lagoon

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27/10/2019 to 03/11/2019

7

Truk Lagoon

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03/11/2019 to 10/11/2019

7

Truk Lagoon

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10/11/2019 to 17/11/2019

7

Truk Lagoon

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17/11/2019 to 24/11/2019

7

Truk Lagoon

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24/11/2019 to 01/12/2019

7

Truk Lagoon

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01/12/2019 to 08/12/2019

7

Truk Lagoon

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08/12/2019 to 15/12/2019

7

Truk Lagoon

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15/12/2019 to 22/12/2019

7

Truk Lagoon

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22/12/2019 to 29/12/2019

7

Truk Lagoon

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29/12/2019 to 05/01/2020

7

Truk Lagoon

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2019-2021 Rates

All prices quoted are per person in USD. Exclude 5% sales tax and $50 dive permit fee.

Room

2019

2020

2021

Availability

Per person, double occupancy

$3,395

$3,395

$3,495

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Guaranteed single occupancy in a double occupancy room

$5,095

$5,095

$5,245

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Inclusions

  • Greeting and transfers to and from the airport at the beginning and end of the charter for those arriving and departing on charter schedule
  • Double occupancy accommodations on board for seven (7) nights
  • Private head, shower, and sink in each cabin
  • Your own air conditioning control in your cabin
  • Fascinating wreck and night diving
  • Guided dives, if desired
  • Warm towels after dives
  • Six (6) amazing days of diving, up to 5 dives a day
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and all snacks
  • All beverages including beer, wine, and distilled spirits
  • Relaxing in a spacious entertainment center with loads of movies, games, and books
  • Use of your own dive locker while on board
  • 30% Nitrox fills for certified Nitrox divers
  • Filled tanks, weights and weight belts
  • Meeting other divers from around the world

 

Exclusions

  • Chuuk departure tax (US $30)
  • Airfare
  • Equipment rentals
  • Dive courses
  • Optional land tour on departure day
  • 5% Chuuk sales tax
  • $50 dive permit

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Other Dates & Availability

For more information on other departure dates that are not listed above and on availability email us at info@bluewaterdivetravel.com or call us at 310-915-6677 and we will gladly help you plan your dream dive vacation!

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Dive Information & Itineraries

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Truk Lagoon Itinerary (7 Nights)

Diving in Truk Lagoon is an adventure you will never forget. WWII wrecks are scattered across 77 square miles. The wrecks are covered with life. There are over 300 varieties of hard and soft corals. On the outer reef, you'll find mountains of coral that stretch as far as the eye can see, and drops off into the abyss. Here it is not unusual to see pelagic sharks. The water temperature ranges from 82 to 84 degrees Fahrenheit. Visibility ranges from 30' to 100' depending on where you are in the lagoon and there is little current. The typical diving day aboard the Odyssey is scheduled as follows:

  • The day aboard Odyssey begins after a 6:30 a.m. hot breakfast with your first dive briefing around 7:30. 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 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 each day aboard Odyssey offers new adventures, no day is really typical. Nothing is routine and our schedule will vary depending on location
  • Most of the dive sites in Truk Lagoon are fairly close to each other, so 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.

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Boat Specifications

  • Length: 132 feet Beam: 24 feet (7.31 m) Draft: 6 feet (1.8 m)
  • Type: All welded steel, twin screw
  • Engines: 2 x Detroit Diesel 330 h.p. each
  • Cruise range: 1200 nautical miles Speed: 9 knots
  • Freshwater storage: 7,700 gallons (29,520 liters)
  • Watermaker: 2 x Echo-Tec Marines – at 1,800 gallons/day each
  • Fuel capacity: 2,400 gallons Generators: 2 x Stamford 80 kw & 1 Stamford 40 kw
  • Compressors: 2 x Mako 13.1 CFM 5000 PSI
  • Electronics: 2 x Furuno Radar (24 nautical miles), GMDSS equipped for Sea Area A3, 2 x VHF Radio, 2 x Single side band radio Magellan GPS, Furuno GPS, Furuno Depth Sounder, Compass, Comnav Autopilot
  • Year originally built: 1978
  • Last refit: 2018
  • Tenders: 25-foot custom aluminum craft w/ twin 200 Yamaha four-stroke outboard motors + 18-foot aluminum w/ 40 hp Yamaha outboard motor

 

Practical Information

  • Time Zone: UTC+10
  • Local Currency: USD (US Dollar)
  • Electricity: 110 and 220 volts
  • Language Spoken: Chuukese & English
 

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Reviews (3)

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The Odyssey can accommodate 18 guests (9 cabins). Our cabin was spacious with a king bed and private bathroom with shower. There was plenty of space under the bed for stowing bags. The cabin was comfortable and had its own a/c unit with controls.
The dive deck includes storage bins for each diver for your fins and other divegear. There are hangers for wetsuits to dry. A large camera table is outside, and there are two rinse tanks just for cameras - separate from the rinse tanks for wetsuits. Inside (same level as the dive deck) is an area for charging batteries.
Diving is done via giant stride off the swim step. There is a hangbar at 15feet to end your dive, and return is via either the ladder or there is an elevator that you can stand on and be raised up (SO NICE!).
The food was delicious. Full breakfast in the morning, snack after the first dive, full lunch, snack after the first afternoon dive, dinner. All drinks were included, even wine, beer, and alcohol.
The crew is great. Good service, good dive guides. You were allowed to dive your own profile, but the dive guides were very happy to show you inside engine rooms, hulls, etc. Usually there were only 2-4 people per guide.
Dive briefings were interesting. They gave a short history of the particular wreck, and described the features of each wreck. Things to be noted at each wreck were identified (including if there would be better items at another site), so you could better plan what you especially wanted to see on each dive. Photo opportunities include both wide angle and macro - there is lots of coral and fish life on the wrecks, besides artifacts and the wrecks themselves.

Visited on 02/2018 - Submitted on 03/09/2018
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Food was great. Different every night.
Rooms all air conditioned with clean well functioning bathrooms
Best part..You have a lot of freedom. After the morning briefing, you were free to dive anytime you wanted. You could go guided , buddied or solo (not encouraged).

Viz in truk lagoon, not great, but you are there for the wrecks. Don't expect schools of colorful fish, just fantastic wrecks.The dive platform was exceedingly well organized and convenient. No need to transfer to zodiacs. Just don your tank and you're diving.

Instruction were given as to where to penetrated and where not to penetrated the wreck, depending on your experience and daring do.
The boat generally stayed on one wreck per day with detailed dive briefings in the morning.
occasionally we would move to another wreck at mid day if it was close.

Although I have not been on any other liveaboards, this was a great trip which I would repeat.

Visited on 02/2010 - Submitted on 02/26/2014
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Soon to be three liveaboards in Truk Lagoon, which will you choose?

There are currently two liveaboards in Truk Lagoon: Odyssey, Thorfinn and in November the Siren fleet will the launching their newest luxury yacht into the Pacific.

My travels led me on three occasions to visit Truk aboard the Odyssey, a 40 meter long liveboard and the best I have ever travelled on.

Considering the size of the Odyssey she only takes 16 passengers per trip, who are accommodated in seven state double/ twin rooms and two single rooms. As you can imagine, the rooms are large, spacious and perfectly decorated with wood finish and framed paintings of marine life.

The private en suite bathroom always had hot water in the power shower, and included shower gel in case you had forgotten to bring your own.

I had three different rooms on my three trips and they were all of the same high quality.

The Odyssey moors right above the wrecks, without dropping an anchor so that it does not damage precious artefacts below. Following the very detailed briefings the pool is open for buddy pairs to dive as much they wanted to until the liveaboard was ready to move on to the next location. The diving is very flexible, just let the crew know that you are going in and to cross your name off the board on your return.

All entries are made from the dive deck apart from the San Francisco for which a tender is used.
The briefings were too detailed for some who were not hard core wreck divers and just wanted to look around the outside of the superstructure. For the rest of us, however, the briefings provided by the Captain or the guides allowed us the opportunity to explore and discover the fascinating remains of this air and sea battle from 1944.

The crew showed no gaps in their knowledge of the wrecks and the islands. I remember while under water I asked the guide ‘can you show me the beds in the Heian?’ and he took me right there through a maze of corridors deep inside the dark and spooky wreck.

This is one of the few liveaboards I have travelled on where I felt the crew really did care for the passengers. Everyone’s name was known by the end of the first night, and the crew took an interest in the travellers, such as what they like to eat or what they like to see while diving. And following a dive on the Shinkoku the night watchman would ask ‘did you see the operating table?’ because you had expressed an interest in seeing that earlier in the day.

There is much more in the way of marine life than some would expect. There were a few sharks, a turtle cruising by and schools of barracuda. On night dives the balled anemones are a highlight for photographers as are the shrimps and crabs which are visible in flash light beams.

It was recommended that we use 30 nitrox on all dives and 24 percent for the San Francisco. These Oxygen percentages had been carefully worked out to give divers their optimal dive times within safe parameters determined by the depths of the wrecks.

Food is so important for me on my trips. The Odyssey, as a start point, caters for the American guests, but if you want vegetarian food or would rather something off plan, the chef will do her best to meet your requirements. One of the great things on the last night is when they put up a board asking you how you like your steak cooked, so that you get it just right.

In November 2014 you will have three Truk liveaboard options, I hope I’ve given you an insight into the Odyssey.

Visited on 08/2010 - Submitted on 02/22/2014

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