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Truk Lagoon
Amazing Wrecks of WW II

Blue Lagoon Resort, Truk

March 23-31, 2014
at Blue Lagoon Resort,
Chuuk (Truk Lagoon)

$1930 per person,
double occupancy



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

On February 17 and 18, 1944, American forces sank 44 Japanese war and merchant ships in Truk 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 have grown colorful soft coral skins as the reef overtakes them. As the ships begin to disintegrate, the time to dive them is now.

The protected lagoons of Chuuk sport the best wreck diving in the world, as the density of wrecks is unmatched.  Not only do these relics tell a story of their own colorful past, they've also been sunk long enough for marine animals and plants to completely overtake their structures with abundant growth, resulting in a wide variety of marine life thriving around the wrecks.

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

RECREATIONAL DIVING
Truk Lagoon is truly special and likely the easiest tropical WWII wreck diving in the world. Numerous wrecks lie in calm, shallower waters from 50-130 feet, with no need to go deep.  Recreational divers who may not be so fond of wrecks can happily enjoy the abundant soft coral growth and wide array of critter life.  Chuuk's outer reefs are home to a great variety of fish, both pelagic and reef dwelling, on stunningly beautiful coral walls that extend far downward into the blue abyss of the Pacific Ocean.

Blue Lagoon Boat


THE RESORT

Blue Lagoon Resort on the island of Weno in Chuuk offers a breathtaking view of the world famous Truk Lagoon.  The resort specializes in small group diving and is the perfect location forexploring the spectacular reefs and wrecks of Micronesia. The hotel's two-story design of spacious, air-conditioned rooms blends with the island's tropical and serene atmosphere. A short stroll through the resort's palm-shaded gardens brings you to a white sand beach, where you can enjoy a refreshing swim in the clear lagoon.  The restaurant serves island-style local seafood and Pacific and Asian cuisine. Learn more about the resort here.

DIVING CONDITIONS

Chuuk has a warm, tropical climate. Our trip puts us there during the dry season (the best time to travel).  Air temperatures range from 78-90ºF, with water temperatures at a comfortable 82-84ºF year-round.  We will be doing 2-3 dives/day from Chuuk AboveBelowday boats, and most divers will be comfortable in a 3mm wetsuit.  One night, we will also do a night dive.  All dives will be guided by  experienced divemasters.  Recreational divers and technical divers will be separated into different dive groups and likely dive different sites as technical divers typically have longer dive times and deeper depths than recreational divers.  Intermediate and advanced are welcome on this expedition.



Package includes:

  • 8 nights at Blue Lagoon Resort in an air-conditioned standard room, double-occupancy
  • Free WiFi internet access in the hotel lobby
  • 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 6 dinners at hotel restaurant
  • farewell BBQ
  • Chuuk state government taxes for room and meals
  • three days of 2-tank and three days of 3-tank day-boat diving, plus one night dive (16 dives)
  • air fills and use of tanks, weights and weight belt
  • divemaster and dive guide services as provided by the resort
  • Airport transfers on day of arrival and departure
Not included in Package:
Airfare, rental gear, tips, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, items of a personal nature, Nitrox if desired, dive permit of $30 and departure tax of $20.

Who should go:
Intermediate divers (at least 25 logged dives) and advanced divers are welcome on this expedition.

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

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

Deposit:
Deposit of $500 is due upon booking to hold space. Second deposit of $500 due six months prior to departure. Balance due 75 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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