Liveaboards

Truk Master


An artist's impression of Truk Master which is due to be launched in the middle of 2016 (Master Fleet)

After Typhoon Maysak in April 2015, and the events in the aftermath, the Truk Siren is no longer available. However, from mid 2016, Worldwide Dive and Sail will be back to the “Wreck Diving Capital of the World” with the Truk Master from Master Liveaboards.

The vessel will be launched in mid 2016 to offer a choice of 7-night or 10-night trips cruising Truk Lagoon, offering some of the best wreck diving in the world to both the recreational and technical diver. Guests are offered a choice of lower deck or main deck cabins – in a twin bed or double bed configuration.

Itinerary

On a typical day we offer up to 4 day dives, however the 4th day dive may be substituted for a night dive when the boat is anchored within the lagoon. A 7 night itinerary provides for between 18-20 dives, whilst during our 10 night itineraries, up to 30 dives will be possible. The diving day aboard the Truk Master is scheduled as follows:-

Light Breakfast followed by a briefing and Dive 1.
Full Breakfast, relaxation period, briefing and Dive 2.
Lunch, relaxation period, briefing and Dive 3.
Snack relaxation period, briefing and Dive 4, where possible. Dinner.

Many of the wrecks lie within recreational diving depths, however the Truk Master also offers Tec diving facilities for those wishing to delve deeper in the wrecks and take a closer look at history.

Dive the superb wrecks of the Japanese WWII fleet which lay in a variety of depths with the Truk Lagoon. Our 7-night or 10-night itineraries allow you to explore not only many of the famous wrecks but to experience some superb reef diving also. There are numerous channels that cut through the reef which serve as hunting grounds for reef sharks and shooling pelagics which all add to the wonder of diving Truk.

Departing from Weno, our 7-night and 10-night liveaboard dive trips on the Truk Master take you directly to the main concentration of wrecks lying within the bay. The Truk Master will moor over the deeper wrecks allowing for you to descend easily down the line directly to the wreck. Tec divers will benefit from the support of the “mother ship”, whilst our 2 skiffs are able to shuttle less experienced divers to the shallower sites and offer reef diving as an alternative to the wrecks.

Many of the wrecks are “Maru” or merchant vessels that had been left at anchor, some had been fortified with anti-aircraft weapons and many carried important army supplies including Zero Fighter aircraft parts, tanks, torpedo shells, trucks and road supplies. Bottles, cooking utensils, items from everyday life and personal artifacts can be found in several of the wrecks, serving as a reminder to the visiting divers of those who lost their lives during the battle. The more gruesome reminders of the conflict, such as human skulls, have since been removed and may now only be seldom seen in the deeper reaches of the wrecks.

Price: From about £2164 (US$3095, €2476)

Includes:  TBC

Air Travel: Our in-house IATA ticket agency can arrange your air travel in connection with your holiday from a departure point anywhere in the world, or you may arrange your own air travel if you prefer. We can tailor-make your itinerary to your personal requirements, so if you would like to make a stop-over or two, make a side trip to some other destination, or travel business class rather than economy, we will be happy to assist. Please contact us about your air travel requirements.

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