Truk Blue Lagoon ResortTruk Lagoon, Micronesia
Located on a former Japanese airstrip, the site of the 1944 US Naval attack known as Operation Hailstone, Blue Lagoon Resort is a palm fringed resort which expands out onto a sandy lagoon. Set amidst 14 acres of tropical gardens, with many war relics still remaining around the grounds today including armament and defensive fortifications, the resort has 54 comfortable rooms set in low, 2 storey buildings, each with their own view of the lagoon.
The family run dive centre was Truk’s first and has been diving the lagoon since 1973. From the resort it is only 5 minutes by boat to the closest wrecks. Truk Lagoon has over 60 wrecks from supply vessels to planes and even a submarine. Nowhere else in the world are there so many wrecks in close proximity, forming the greatest underwater museum in the world.
To find out more about this area, visit our Truk Lagoon page.
Truk Lagoon is most easily reached through Manila, in the Philippines. There are many airlines operating flights to Manila from the UK and you would need to take a night’s accommodation there prior to continuing your journey to Truk the next day. From Manila, there are flights to Truk Lagoon operating two times per week, travelling on United Airlines via Guam. Flight time from Manila to Truk is just 8 hours, although the flight times can be at very unsociable hours.
Guide price: 12nts with 8 days diving from £3125pp*
Includes: Return economy class flights on Philippines Airlines from London to Manila, return flights to Truk (via Guam), transfers, 10 nights bed and breakfast accommodation in a twin/double Superior Room, 3 guided day dives by speedboat per day and 2 night accommodation at the Belmont in Manila.
*Price shown is for guide purposes only and is based on low season travel and for twin share accommodation. Any length of stay is possible, please contact us for a confirmed cost based on your preferred duration and time of travel.
Extend your stay
A great way to extend your stay in Micronesia is either flying to Palau and booking a liveaboard or resort. There are many to choose from and the scenery is spectacular above and below the surface. Stopping in Manila also opens up the whole of the Philippines to explore as well as most of Asia! Let us know how much time you have and we can put together bespoke itineraries to suit your schedule and budget.
Get some rest
The resort has a total of 54 rooms divided into 2 categories, standard and superior. All rooms are located within a two-story building and are spacious with air-conditioning, private en-suite bathroom with shower and bath, TV with satellite channels, refrigerator, telephone and terrace or balcony.
The standard rooms are located on the ground floor just a few steps from the lush gardens, and the larger superior rooms are located on the upper floor and have beautiful views over the lagoon.
Enjoy your stay
The resort has an excellent on-site restaurant with relaxed atmosphere offering a varied menu of cooked-to-order Pacific and Asian cuisine, and specialising in locally-caught seafood. There is also a coffee shop which offers afternoon tea and the Sunset Bar where you can enjoy a beer or cocktail whilst watching the sunset over Truk Lagoon.
The resort offers kayak and scooter rentals as well as snorkelling, fishing and Jeep excursions to nearby historical and cultural sites.
The dive center has a fleet of 10 fast boats accommodating 6 divers and 1 guide. Guides are very professional and knowledgeable, with each boat being personalised to the groups experience levels and interests, allowing trips to be tailored to individual requests.
A typical dive day would involve two dives in the morning departing at 0830, before returning to the resort by 1230 for lunch, followed by a third dive in the afternoon. A night dives are also offered daily.
The dive centre also supports closed circuit rebreathers and technical divers with nitrox, trimix and a limited supply of helium and sodasorb being available.
Truk Lagoon is steeped in World War II history and relics of this turbulent time are scattered throughout the islands. There are various half day and full day tours you can take to visit historic sites and this is an excellent way to finish your stay in Truk Lagoon once your dive days are over.
On Weno island, the Capital island of Chuuk State, you can visit a Japanese man made cave and the Xavier High School (the former Japanese communication centre). There are also island tours of Tonoas and Eten Island, visiting various Japanese ruins such as the hospital, school, communication centre, and gun emplacements. There is also the option to take a full day outing to one of the uninhabited islands in the lagoon. This gives you an opportunity to snorkel and enjoy the marine life around the island and to enjoy a prepared barbeque lunch.
Ready for your next adventure?
Great Escapes Diving Holidays Ltd
Office hours: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 10.00am - 12.00pm
Tel: 01473 921888