Truk Lagoon – March 6-15, 2025

Dates are approximate and may fluctuate when flights are scheduled. Liveaboard dates are March 8-15

Join Aquaventure as we head to Micronesia’s Truk Lagoon (Chuuk Lagoon). Here your chance to jump in and dive the world’s best shipwrecks!

We will be staying on the Truk Odyssey. The Odyssey boasts 9 very spacious staterooms and a comfortable entertainment lounge. The Odyssey is 132 feet long, with a 24 foot beam and draft of 6 feet, built entirely of steel.

Chuuk is a state within the Federation of Micronesia, and Truk (or Chuuk) lagoon is a lagoon located here which has a lot of history in it. In World War II this lagoon was used as a Japanese naval base, but then in 1944 the United States attacked the lagoon during “operation hailstone.” During this attack, more than 60 ships were sunk and more than 200 airplanes went down. About 70 years later this has become an opportunity for more than 48 wreck dive sites to be created. The waters here are filled with many historical war artifacts. This is definitely a mecca for wreck divers.  The water is at quite a temperate temperature throughout the year, (78-86 degrees Fahrenheit). The wrecks lay between 30ft and 200ft. Just as most of the Micronesia area, the dry season which runs from December to April is the best time to go, even though you can dive there all year round. It would be even more beneficial for you to be a Nitrox diver, then you can explore even more whilst on your Chuuk (Truk) Lagoon liveaboard.

The Truk lagoon was once referred to as the “Ghost fleet of Truk lagoon” as many thought the souls of the 3000 people who died here were haunting the area and it definitely adds to the eerie but impressive feeling of the dives. Along with the wrecks themselves, many of their cargo holds were completely filled, so you will see things ranging from tanks to bulldozers, motorcycles, boxes of ammunition, weapons, and even smaller things such as cutlery and other personal belongings. After so many years of being submerged, they have all created their own little marine ecosystems with sponges and corals growing left, right, and center. You will not be the only ones swimming around this area as Grey reef sharks are often spotted here. Along with them, multiple other marine species are spotted from time to time including stingrays, eagle rays, turtles, jellyfish, and schools of colorful, tropical fish.

Ship Name
Depth Range
Fujikawa Maru Lush coral growth. Zero airplane fuselages and wing sections.
Yamagiri Maru 18″ diameter artillery shells of Battleship Musashi.
Nippo Maru 2 man tank and artillery guns on deck. Photogenic wheelhouse.
Heian Maru Torpedoes and submarine telescopes. Massive size.
Sankisan Maru Lush soft coral growth on mast. Machine gun ammunition in hold.
Hoki Maru Trucks, bulldozer and tractor in hold. Massive destruction of bow.
Unkai Maru Photogenic bow gun. Good coral growth on masts.
Rio de Janiero Maru Awesome size. Photogenic propellers. Large engine room.
Hanakawa Maru Lush soft and hard coral growth.
Fumitzuki Destroyer Bow and stern guns, torpedo launcher.
Betty Bomber Japanese small twin engine bomber.
Momokawa Maru Aircraft parts, truck frames and artillery shells.
Shinkoku Maru Lush coral growth. Fantastic marine life. Excellent engine room.
Aikoku Maru Massive destruction of bow. Photogenic stern gun.
San Francisco Maru Tanks on deck. Trucks, mines, bombs and ammunition in holds.
Pizion Reef Wall dive. Large coral heads in the shallows. Sharks

This is a recreational & technical dive trip (for tech certified divers).  Even though the diving is easy, A minimum certification level of Advanced Open Water is recommended.

Trip Include

  • Round trip airfare from LAX
  • Greeting and transfers to and from the airport
  • 7 nights double occupancy accommodations on board the Truk Odyssey
  • 6 amazing days of diving, up to 5 dives a day
  • Fascinating wreck and night diving
  • Warm towels after dives
  • 3 Gourmet Meals Daily
  • Snacks daily
  • All beverages including beer, wine, and distilled spirits
  • Use of your own dive locker while on board
  • Nitrox fills (30%) for certified Nitrox divers
  • Free Scuba Tune-up at Aquaventure’s Pool
  • Pre-trip Meeting

Technical divers:

  • Mixes up to 100% oxygen available at $2 per cubic foot
  • Use of doubles with dual valve isolation manifolds (DIN or yoke)
  • Use of 30 cu. foot pony bottles

Not Included

  • DAN Diver’s Insurance (required) 
  • $50 Dive permit
  • Dive Staff gratuities
  • $30 Chuuk Departure Tax

Pricing per person:

  • Double Occ. Stateroom – $TBD
$500 nonrefundable deposit
FINAL BALANCE DUE – January 6, 2025

NOTE: $500 Non Refundable deposit holds your spot for this trip. Final trip payment is due by January 6 , 2025. We strongly recommend travelers insurance, ask for details. Land/dive/air prices are payable by cash, check, or credit card. Airfare rates are based on early sign up, future rates are approximate, call for current price. Due to rising fuel costs, airlines have been imposing additional charges without notice, prices subject to change.