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Truk Master

Truk Lagoon & Bikini Atoll

The Truk Master is part of the Master Fleet of steel diving boats that operate in some of the best dive destinations in the world. Completely refurbished in 2016, the Truk Master is 37m long and consists of 8 well appointed cabins taking 16 divers on Truk itineraries and 12 divers on Bikini itineraries.

During the Truk season (October – April) the Truk Master runs 7 and 10 night trips to the main concentration of wrecks located within the bay. This unique area is home to hundreds of wrecks from World War 2 as a result of the aerial bombardment from ‘Operation Hailstone’. Many of the wrecks are in clear visibility and within recreational diving depths, making this the best place in the world for wreck diving.

Guests can enjoy buffet style international cuisine in the indoor air-conditioned dining room, relax in the indoor lounge and bar area or sun bath on the top deck on one of the many sun loungers. 

The Truk Master is a very well built boat with plenty of space, facilities and refurbished with divers in mind.

To find out more about this area visit our Truk Lagoon page.

Getting there
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 8hrs, although the flight times can be at very unsociable hours.

Guide price Truk: 7nts from £4500pp* / 10nts from £5350pp*
Included: Flights with Philippines Airlines to Manila from London, flights from Manila to Truk, via Guam, 1 night twin share accommodation in Manila before and after the liveaboard, 7 nights stateroom accommodation onboard, all diving, meals, snacks & non-alcoholic beverages, air, tanks, weights and transfers

Not included: Rebreather support, departure taxes, 5% sales tax, government diving permit, equipment rental & dive courses and optional land tour on departure day

*Price shown is for guide purposes only and is based on low season travel and for lowest cabin type. Please contact us for a confirmed cost based on your preferred duration, cabin choice and time of travel.

Extend your stay
Truk Lagoon is an ideal destination to combine with a stay in either Yap or Palau. United Airlines service all these areas, with flights to Yap and Palau operating via Guam.

Quick Guide: Truk Master

  • 37m length
  • Max 16 passengers
  • 8 Cabins (3 Classic Twin Cabins, 1 Premium Twin Cabin, 3 Premium Twin/Double Cabins and 1 Superior Cabin)
  • Recommended diver level: PADI Advanced Open Water or equivalent

Accommodation

The Truk Master has 8 comfortable cabins, each with plenty of space, individual air conditioning, and ensuite bathroom. The 3 Classic Cabins are located on the lower deck, the 4 Premium Cabins are located on the main deck and the Superior Double Cabin is located on the upper deck.

The spacious main deck has an indoor dining room with camera station and plenty of storage space. Between dives you can make the most of the indoor lounge and bar area which with TV and dvd player, ideal for viewing your photos from the dives. If you fancy somewhere to relax in the open air then the upper deck has a shaded area with large sundeck and plenty of sun loungers to go round.

Divers benefit from having a large dive deck with individual stations for set up, under bench storage, a central camera table and entry platform at the rear of the vessel. The Truk Master also caters for re-breather and technical divers.

The Truk Master offers 3 to 4 dives per diving day and all diving is from the two dive tenders.

Nitrox fills are available for Nitrox certified divers at an additional cost.

Itineraries
The Truk Master offers 2 different itineraries to Truk (7 or 10 nights) based on the best time of the year to visit.

Bikini Atoll

Bikini Atoll is a UNESCO World Heritage site which is located in the remote Marshall Islands, near Micronesia. This area has only been open to diving since 1996 and is one of the most famous places for wreck diving in the world.

The wrecks were created as a result of the US military conducting atomic bomb testing on a mock fleet after WW2. Between 1946 and 1958 there were 67 nuclear bombs dropped during the ‘Operation Crossroads’ campaign. ‘The Nuclear Ghost Fleet’, as these wrecks have been labelled, can be seen in crystal clear waters and are also home to an abundance of fish life, corals and reefs. Wrecks here include; battleships, submarines, destroyers and aircraft carriers.

Itineraries
The Truk Master runs a number of different length itineraries in Bikini Atoll and the Marshall Islands between April and October from 10 to 14 nights. The maximum number of divers onboard is limited to 12, due to the technical nature of the diving and equipment required for safe practice.

Getting there
The easiest way to get to Bikini is via Hawaii (16hrs) from the UK followed by a United Airlines flight to Kwajalein or Majuro (7hrs), depending on your itinerary.

The Marshall Islands has a tropical climate with year round temps between 27 and 29 degrees centigrade and has water temps between 26 and 30 degrees centigrade.

Guide price Bikini Atoll 10nts from £5500pp*
Included: 10 nights stateroom accommodation onboard in twin/double share, all diving, meals, snacks & non-alcoholic beverages, air, tanks, weights and transfers

Not included: International flights, Rebreather support, departure taxes, 5% sales tax, government diving permit, equipment rental & dive courses.

*Price shown is for guide purposes only and is based on low season travel and for lowest cabin type. Please contact us for a confirmed cost based on your preferred duration, cabin choice and time of travel.

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Great Escapes Diving Holidays Ltd

Combs Tannery
Tannery Road
Combs
Stowmarket
Suffolk
IP14 2EN
United Kingdom

Office hours: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 10.00am - 12.00pm
Tel: 01473 921888
Email: info@greatescapesdiving.com

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