Truk Lagoon December 15-22, 2018

Join Diver Dan’s for one week and visit the ghost fleet of Truk Lagoon, the worlds best Shipwreck destination. You will also see an abundance of incredible tropical fish, anemones, gorgonians, and eagle rays.

The Truk Odyssey has 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 a 32″ monitor with access to onboard entertainment system. Staterooms are cleaned daily.

Aboard the Odyssey you will have the best experience that Truk has to offer!  The day aboard Odyssey begins after a 7:00 a.m. hot breakfast with your first dive briefing around 7:45. 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 the 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 most of the dive sites in Truk Lagoon are fairly close to each other, 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.

A little bit about Chuuk

Also known as Truk, but was changed to it’s original name in 1986 when the Compact of Free Association went into effect. The compact is a political relationship with the United States that started in October, 1986.

Chuuk state consists of seven major island groups lying within the Eastern Caroline Islands, about 617 miles (1028 km) southeast of Guam and 3,262 miles (5,436 km) southwest of Hawaii. The total land mass of Chuuk state, including the outer islands, is approximately 77 square miles (128 km)

Location: 7 degrees North, 149 degrees East
Native Inhabitants: Chuukese
Official Language: Chuukese and English
Currency: US Dollar
Time: Greenwich Mean Time +10
Telecommunications: International telephone, telex and facsimile service is available through the larger hotels and the FSM Telecommunications Center. The country code for telephone and facsimile service is 691 and the telex code is 729.
Postal System: US Postal Service
Electricity: 110 volts/60 cycles
Climate: Between 70-90 degrees Fahrenheit (26-30 degrees Celsius); averaging 81 degrees Fahrenheit (28 degrees Celsius)
Water temperature: 82-84 degrees
Seasons: Dry season between December and April; Rainy season, April to December.
Rainfall: Annual average is approximately 115 inches
Getting there: United Airlines with routings through Guam and Honolulu.
Flying time: 5 hours from Los Angeles to Honolulu, 7 hours from Honolulu to Guam, 2 hours from Guam to Chuuk – all figures are approximate.
Departure tax: $30 US cash collected at airport prior to departure
Entry requirements: US citizens, proof of citizenship is required. Citizens of other countries must have a passport valid at least 120 days beyond date of entry and a return or onward ticket. However, please verify requirements with the appropriate embassy.
Medical: The government operated hospital on Weno is adequate to take care of all normal needs. Please remember to bring enough prescription medication you may need for the entire length of your stay.
Clothing: Summer clothing is worn throughout the year. On island, women favor cotton dresses, muumuus, Bermuda shorts, loafers or sandals. Short shorts and mini skirts are inappropriate attire, especially in more traditional areas. Men wear lightweight slacks or shorts, sport shirts, comfortable shoes or sandals. Sunglasses are recommended.

 

Price for this adventure is:

$3495.00

Price includes 7 nights Stay aboard the Odyssey, includes 5% Chuuk Sales tax, and permit fees.  Any travel deviations, airfare, or additional accommodations are not included.

How to Sign Up:

You can sign up for this adventure by calling Diver Dan’s Or Stopping in! 800-24-SCUBA

Refund Policy & Trip Insurance

Diver Dan’s recommends buying Trip Insurance in the event you are unable to go on this trip.

If you need to cancel this trip, the refund policy for this trip is:

  1. If more than 180 days prior to departure date: Full Refund.
  2. If less than 180 days, but more than 90 days prior to departure: Forfeiture of $500.00 (US$). Any deposits over $500.00 (US$) will be refunded.
  3. If 90 days or less prior to departure date: NO REFUNDS.

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