Dive Truk Lagoon
Micronesia / Blue Lagoon Resort
From R 30 999 per person sharing
(Excl. flights: Approx. R 30 000 subject to availability and pricing at time of booking)
Truk Lagoon is centred within the Fed States of Micronesia and is famous for its giant oceanic lake surrounded by a huge barrier reef and islands. The lagoon is the final resting place for more than 100 ships, planes and submarines – the legacy of a fierce World War II battle between the Imperial Japanese Fleet and Allied carrier planes.
Plunge into the warm clear waters and discover the wonder-world of wrecks and treasures hidden below its smooth surface.
The Blue Lagoon Resort has large and comfortably furnished rooms with both showers and
full baths. Every room at the Resort has a private balcony and a beautiful view, and is a short boat trip to the 40 plus wrecks in the lagoon.
- Airport transfers
- 8 Nights’ accommodation on a sharing basis
- Breakfast, lunch & dinner
- 6 Days diving, 2 Dives per day
- Local tax on package
- Flights and airport taxes
- Possible Routing: Johannesburg – Hong Kong – Manila – Guam – Truk or Optional stopovers
- Travel & Dive Insurance
- Hire of dive equipment other than tanks and weights
- Dive permit fee USD 50 per person
- Departure fee payable at the airport USD 30 per person
- 30% Nitrox 11L tanks ($8.4/R126/tank/fill)
- Extra Dive ($50/R750 per dive)
- Costs to obtain a US visa – Guam transit ($160 / R 2 400)
- Land Tour of Weno Island, the capital island of Chuuk State. Visit the old Japanese command
centre now Xavier High School and a Japanese (man-made) cave. $ 45 / R 675 per person
- Island Tour of Tonoas and Eten Island (3 hours) visiting various Japanese ruins such as the hospital, school, communications centre, gun emplacements. $ 50 / R 750 per person
- Picnic: All day outing to one of the uninhabited islands in the lagoon. You have an opportunity to snorkel and enjoy the marine life around the island. You will enjoy a barbeque for lunch. $ 63 / R 945 per person
Day 1: Depart Johannesburg Fly to Hong Kong
Day 2: Depart Hong Kong Fly to Manila
Day 3: Depart Manila Fly to Guam Fly to Truk Arrive Truk Airport Transfer to Blue Lagoon Resort
Day 4 – 10: Enjoy 6 days diving, 2 dives per day (1 Morning, 1 Afternoon Dive). However this can be
altered to 2 morning and one afternoon dive if you would like to include a 3rd dive.
Day 11: Transfer to Truk Airport for flight to Manila, overnight in Manila
Day 12: Transfer to Airport and continue journey home
Day 13: Arrive in Johannesburg
Truk Lagoon Dive Sites
The average depths of the dive sites are between 20 – 40 meters. Maximum of 3 dives a day. Truk Lagoon contains the remains of 70+ WWII shipwrecks along with numerous aircraft sunk or brought down through a series of major Allied Forces attacks from February to June of 1944. There are wreck site profiles to suit every diving skill, from 5 meters to 70+ meters. A few of the highlights is listed below:
At nearly 12,000 tons, she is the largest ship in Truk
Lagoon’s Ghost Fleet. The Heian Maru was sunk on the
second day of the ‘Hailstone’ attack, by Avenger
torpedo aircraft from the carrier Bunker Hill. A
torpedo struck the engine room setting most of the
vessel afire to burn furiously for the rest of the day until eventually sinking on her side.
Fujikawa Maru arrived in Truk just prior to ‘Hailstone’ and off loaded thirty B5N2 bombers onto
Eten Airfield. Since these aircraft had been disassembled for shipment, they were unable to help
defend Truk and were destroyed on the ground. The Fujikawa Maru was sunk by a single aerial
torpedo striking amid ship in hold 4, causing the eventual sinking. Although the torpedo failed to
run properly, its momentum caused the ship to detonate. The Fujikawa Maru has long been a
favourite amongst Truk’s “Ghost Fleet”. Her magnificent guns, Japanese bathtub and the Zero
aircraft still in her hold, make her a must-see wreck lying at 36m.
The Kansho Maru was sunk by at least one bomb and an aerial torpedo. She now lies at 40m.
She is a favoured site, as a great engine room, machine shop, galley, and other quarters including
the Captain’s room where heavy radio equipment have tumbled through from wasted floors of a
bridge above can be explored within her interior. Her empty holds have sights of repair/salvage
pumps, acetylene torches/welding equipment and many bicycles in her forward hold.
The Nippo Maru is always a great dive due to its relatively shallow depth providing plenty of coral
growth, its proximity to the main islands providing pelagic action and the huge amount of war
memorabilia and ship remains including tanks, trucks and stacks of guns and ammunition.
Sharks, eagle rays and game fish are often seen amongst the high masts and circling the bow.
Rio de Janeiro Maru
This extremely large wreck sits on its starboard side in shallow water meaning coral growth is heavy
on the port beam and marine life is plentiful. With the largest bow and stern guns on offer in Truk,
this ex-passenger/cargo liner is particularly impressive. The holds of the Rio contain items such as
artillery and china, but it is hard to overlook the infinite supply of Saki and wine that the Japanese military seemed to hold.
How to book
Booking Forms to Be Completed
A 30% Deposit is required to confirm your bookingBalance payable 60 days prior to departure
Flights are quoted separately. On acceptance of the quote, payment is required within 24hours to secure the airfare and airport taxes
- Land: Deposit is non-refundable. Less than 60 Days = 100% cancellation fee applicable
- Flights: Cancellation fees apply as stipulated by airline/s concerned and refunds may vary depending on the airfare paid at the time of booking. Pro Dive will levy an admin fee to assist with refunds.
Pro Dive Bank Details:
- Bank Details: FNB, Acc No: 6201 576 7570, Branch: Newton Park, 261050
Please note the following:
- Prices are subject to change in the event of price increases, airfares, exchange rate fluctuations &. availability.
- The exact price can only be confirmed at the time of final invoicing and final payment due date. If you would like to secure your price to avoid any fluctuations, we will provide you with a final invoice (calculated at the exchange rate at time) and payment will need to me made in FULL within 24 hours of receipt of the invoice.
- The tour package has been quoted on a sharing basis and an additional single supplement fee will be charged for singles.
- Prices are subject to change in the event of price increases, airfares, exchange rate fluctuations & availability.
- The above prices are based on EFT payments (no cash or credit cards are accepted).