Holidays to Truk Lagoon

 

First group week 1

On the Board Odyssey 11th-18th March 2018

Departing around the 8th/9th for the first week for Truk only or the 4th if you want YAP as well.

Second group Week 2

On the Board Odyssey 18th-25th March 2018 - 1 space just become available

Departing around the 15/16th March 2018 for Truk followed by YAP.

Full flight details available soon 27/4/17

CALL FOR MORE INFO 01202 473030

TAL Scuba is pleased to announce we have again booked the Odyssey Liveaboard in Chuuk / Truk Lagoon - (We have the whole boat same as last time!) and we are planning to dive some of the best wrecks in the world! We have 2 weeks to chose from, do 1 or do both.

Truk Lagoon - A small atol in the Central Pacific, part of the Federated States of Micronesia, with constant average temperatures of 25 - 32 º C both on the surface and in the water! It became famous in the Second World War when during Operation Hailstone the United States sank 12 Japanese Warships, 32 Merchant Ships and a total of 249 aircraft were destroyed. - In Short the majority of the Japanese auxiliary fleet!

Today it hosts the capital of wreck diving and is dived all year round by hundreds of lucky divers. Highlights include:

  • •Massive shipwrecks (60 + ) including destroyers, freighters, and gun boats. Not to mention submarines, flying boats and the odd plane wreck!!
  • •Huge amounts of swim throughs and wreck penetration, allowing you to see the remains of the fleets operations. Peering in the holds you can see row upon row of fighter aircraft, tanks, bulldozers, motorcycles, cars, and railroad equipment. Munitions galore, including torpedoes, containers of ammunition, radios, more weapons than you could imagine, plus the billions of personal and smaller items carried for the troops aboard.
  • •And for the non-wrecky type there is masses of fish life, including Manta rays, sharks, and fish galore!

 

"...seeing is believing, words can not describe how awesome it really is!"

 

We have booked the whole of the liveaboard Odyssey. The best liveaboard of the lagoon!

 

 

 

The Odyssey - Accommodation (Being refitted in 2014/2015) Below is the 2014 pre refit layout, we will update as soon as we have more info...


Before the refit (same as we had on 2014) With 3 decks, she offers spacious accommodation for just 16 guests.

Each cabin has its own en-suite and washbasin, air-conditioning and either a large port hole or picture window.

On the main deck you will find a lounge with a TV, DVD player and music system. You will also find a well stocked bar and library which include fish and Invertebrate identification books for you to look up something you may not recognise.

In the spacious air conditioned dining room, you will find the bar with a wide choice of beers, wines and spirits as well as soft drinks and astern you will find a sun deck with plenty of deck chairs and there is a large covered area providing plenty of shade.

The Odyssey - Diving

The dive deck is located to the stern of the main deck, and has individual tank ranks, seats and storage facilities. Most diving occurs from the ship therefore you can leave your equipment set up during your stay.

After your dive, you can rinsing off under the fresh water showers.

The day aboard begins at 7.00am with a hot breakfast and the first dive briefing on the sun deck at 7.45am. Usually you are able to have 2 dives before lunch, where you will usually move to a new site. After lunch there is the option to do another dive or relax on the sun deck and usually a late afternoon dive is available. Around 6.30pm is dinner and then you can relax in the lounge with a movie or you may have the option of a night dive.

However, there is no typical day aboard The Odyssey, and schedules will vary depending on site, and requested activities. We have the whole boat, so can choose the best bits!

For more information and booking information please contact us...

Estimated costs are

Odyssey Liveaboard including diving (5 dives a day) $3295 approximately £1999 (depending on exchange rates)

Plus 5% sales TAX $164.75 USD

Plus $50 Chuuk Dive Permit $50

Plus flights - Budget £1000 - £1500 depending Flights, Options and Stop Overs,

Single Suppliment £100, only 2 single cabins, no Double or twin suppliment.

Allow a minimum of 12-14 Days depending on flights, Options and Stop Overs.

You can book your own flights or we can arrange.

It is to early for firm prices as we can not book Hotels or Flights until about 12 months before the trip..If we wait for firm prices the boat will be all ready be full, it's that popular :)

Payment Schedule is (All payments are none refundable)

£200 (None refundable deposit) due Now to book a place, only16 spaces many already booked. (We have already had to pay the deposit for the boat).

another £300 by 3rd May 2016

another £500 by 3rd June 2017

Balance of approximately £935 due by 1st December 2017  (Final balance will depend on USD exchange rates at the time each payment is made to the Odyssey).

Flight costs will need to be paid at time of booking the flights. 

Please talk to Trevor for more information 01202 473030