Dive Truk Lagoon aboard the Truk Master liveaboard and experience diving some of the world’s best wreck dive sites in comfort and ease. The new Truk Master operates year-round diving in Truk Lagoon, and also does trips to Bikini Atoll and the Marshall Islands between May and early October, operating both 7 and 10 night itineraries.
The 36 metre (119ft) Truk Master will comfortably accommodate up to 16 divers in 8 double or twin bed cabins, with a choice of lower, main or upper deck cabins. All cabins are large in size and air-conditioned, each with their own en-suite bathroom with hot water. The upper deck features a spacious deluxe cabin with double bed. The main deck has 4 Premium cabins of which 3 can be set up as double/twin share and 1 cabin is solely for twin share use. The 3 lower deck Standard cabins have 2 single beds each for twin share use.
The Truk Master’s four decks provide ample space for relaxation, dive equipment and camera preparation, whilst the experienced crew ensures you receive only the highest quality service on your diving holiday.
Communal relaxation areas are split between the middle and upper decks comprising of a spacious indoor dining area, camera set up station and guest storage drawers, lounge bar with comfortable bench seating and plasma screen, shaded outdoor seating area and a sundeck.
Many of the Truk Master trips are in remote locations, so it is not possible to provide an Internet service. Most mobile phones which have ‘roaming’ will function during the cruise, however, service signal strength can be very weak and some areas of your cruise you may not be covered at all.
For trips in Truk Lagoon, the Truk Master departs Weno, where the international airport is. For trips around the Bikini Atoll, the Truk Master departs Ebeye Island in the Marshall Islands.
What to expect
Dive equipment is set up and stored on the rear of the middle deck. All guests are allocated an individual set up station, with under bench storage for masks, fins and other personal items. A central camera table can be used to store prepared equipment ahead of the dive, with dedicated rinse tanks provided. Divers can take advantage of the on deck shower hoses or use the starboard side deck head to rinse off between dives.
A typical dive day includes 4 day dives, however the 4th dive may be substituted for a night dive when the boat is anchored in the lagoon. Tec diving facilities are available for those qualified and wishing to dive deeper into history.
All Nitrox qualified divers may opt to dive with Nitrox for an additional charge. Nitrox courses are currently not available on-board. All tanks are 15L steel tanks.
Departing year round from Weno, 7 and 10 night liveaboard dive trips take you directly to the main concentration of wrecks in Truk Lagoon lying within the bay including the Fujikawa Maru, Nippo Maru, Gosei Maru, Fumitzuki and the Rio de Janeiro Maru.
Truk Master will moor over the deeper wrecks allowing divers to descend easily down the line directly to the wreckage. Tec divers will benefit from the support of the “mothership”, whilst the 2 skiffs are able to shuttle other divers to the shallower sites and offer reef diving as an alternative to the wrecks.
With over 61 sites to choose from there are no shortage of options for wreck divers. The majority of the sunken ships and aircraft from the Japanese fleet lie well within recreational limits and experienced divers will find plenty of sites to choose from during the course of a trip.
Diving on the Bikini wrecks is respectfully recommended for technical divers only with a minimum of PADI Tec 50 level or equivalent, with wreck experience, as the average depth of the wrecks is around 50 meters (150 ft). To get the most out of your dives in Bikini Atoll, at least one of the following certifications are highly recommended are:
- TDI – Advanced Nitrox & Deco Procedures
- IANTD – Tech Nitrox
- NAUI – Tech Nitrox & Deco Techniques
- ANDI – Technical Nitrox
There requirements and recommendations for dive equipment in Bikini Atoll. Please ask for the latest full set of information from us.
This is a wonderful opportunity to experience the fabulous wrecks of Truk Lagoon in luxury, as well as the previously barely-reachable Marshall Islands and Bikini Atoll.
Current Availability and Pricing for the Truk Master
Truk Master Weno Extras Payable Locally
|Marine Park & Port fees (7 nights)||195||USD|||||195|
|Marine Park & Port fees (10 nights)||250||USD|||||250|
|Nitrox fills (7 nights)||100||USD|||||100|
|Nitrox fills (10 nights)||150||USD|||||150|
|Full set of dive gear rental; except computer, torch (7 nights)||175||USD|||||175|
|Full set of dive gear rental; except computer, torch (10 nights)||225||USD|||||225|
|Dive computer rental or UW torch rental (per item; 7 nights)||70||USD|||||70|
|Dive computer rental or UW torch rental (per item; 10 nights)||100||USD|||||100|
|Truk Airport Departure Taxes (payable cash on departure)||40||USD|||||40|
|Special payment and cancellation terms apply for this operator.|