Chuuk Lagoon (Truk) March 2020

Come join me along with scubameat while we dive the sunken fleet of Chuuk Lagoon.

Familiar to many divers as the "Lagoon of Lost Ships" in the Jaques-Yves Cousteau documentary of the same name, Chuuk Lagoon is the greatest wreck-diving location on Earth.

On February of 1944, American forces sank 44 Japanese war and merchant ships in Chuuk Lagoon during Operation Hailstorm. Today, most of those ships lie in calm water accessible at recreational diving depths. Many still exhibit Imperial Japanese artifacts, while others are draped in colorful soft coral as the reef overtakes them. As the ships begin to disintegrate, the time to dive them is now.

Come explore this amazing lagoon with other us, and experience World War II history before it is gone forever!


Availability: Contact us for booking information

Package includes:

  • Seven nights on board the Truk Master liveaboard in deluxe cabins, double occupancy

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily

  • All beverages (other than beer and wine after diving)

  • Up to four dives each day; 18-20 dives total during the week including night dives

  • Tanks (steel 15 liter / 100 cu ft), weights and weight belts

  • Airport transfers on day of embarkation and disembarkation

Not included in Package:

  • Airfare, rental gear, tips (cash only), DAN or other diving insurance (required), items of a personal nature, Nitrox if desired ($150), marine park and port fees of $195 paid on board, and departure tax of $20


International flights on United Airlines can be booked 330 days in advance - beginning in early May 2019.

Air connections to Chuuk FSM (TKK) and the rest of Micronesia including Palau (ROR) are provided by United Airlines.

There are several ways to reach Truk Lagoon/Chuuk (TKK):

  1. Depart North America on the morning of Friday, March 27 to arrive on Chuuk (TKK) at 9:43 pm (now Saturday, March 28 due to crossing the International Date Line) via Honolulu and Guam.

  2. Fly via Tokyo, Osaka, Hong Kong, or Shanghai, and connect to Truk Lagoon/Chuuk via Guam that evening or the next day, depending on the flight schedule.

  3. We're happy to recommend hotels on Guam if needed.

  4. From Europe, some divers may find it cheaper or easier to connect via Manila on Saturday, March 28 to arrive at Truk Lagoon/Chuuk via Guam the next morning. We're happy to send the skiff in to pick you up and bring you to the boat. You will just miss a couple of dives that morning.

  5. For a real adventure, fly to Honolulu (HNL) on March 26 or earlier. Depart Honolulu on the morning of Friday, March 27 on United's famed "Island Hopper" and arrive in Chuuk that afternoon (March 28 due to the International Date Line).

  6. From Australia, it's a quick and easy connection in Port Moresby on Air Niugini to Chuuk (TKK) on Saturdays. The return is on Sunday, April 5, so plan to stay one night at the comfortable and inexpensive Blue Lagoon Resort.

Plan to depart on the afternoon of April 4 for Guam and on to Palau or home. This liveaboard is scheduled to dovetail perfectly with our Palau liveaboard the following week, April 5-12, 2020.

E-mail us for a sample flight schedule or free assistance booking flights online.


Explore Palau the following week, April 5-12, 2020, on our Palau liveaboard. E-mail us to hold your space on these amazing scuba diving adventures.


Deposit of $1000 is due upon booking to hold space. Second payment of $750 due at nine months. Third payment of $500 due at 180 days. Balance due 120 days prior to departure.

How to reserve your space:

  1. Call or E-mail us to check availability.

  2. We'll place a space on courtesy hold for you and send you a confirmation e-mail.

  3. Complete and return the trip application and waiver from the letter with your deposit by check or credit card.

  4. Make your airline reservations. We're happy to help you find the best flights.

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