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Truk (Chuuk Lagoon)

UD Rating – 4 Star

MY Odyssey Liveaboard

The best way to get as many dives a possible under your belt during a trip to Truk.

Land or Liveaboard based in Truk? The main difference is that on a liveaboard you can dive just you and your buddy on these huge wrecks. Each trip includes shark spotting dives on the outer reefs. MY Odyssey Liveaboard takes 16 guests on these adventures!

MY Odyssey Liveaboard is one of Truk’s finest liveaboards offering 7 night itineraries departing every Sunday from Weno to top dives sites around Truk Lagoon. She comfortably accommodates 16 guests in a variety of cabins providing lots of personal space for all guests. The crew members aboard are experienced and responsible for the boat, diving equipment, your comfort and safety and there to answer any questions or queries you may have regarding the boat or the itinerary.

The 9 cabins available include 2 single cabins, 1 twin bunk cabin and 6 king/twin cabins all with en suite bathrooms, private air conditioning controls and a window or porthole. The entertainment lounge is where you can relax after a long day’s diving with a variety of movies, music, books and games. The air conditioned salon comfortably accommodates all guests and crew around Fijian teak tables where buffet style meals are served every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner with snacks available throughout the day. The 2 long windows either side of the salon allows you to take in the views of the beautiful islands in Truk Lagoon.

The sundeck is located behind the salon with a shaded area and is equipped with tables, deck chairs and sun lounges, this area is the perfect place to relax and also where the dive briefings take place. The dive deck has personal gear lockers and seats meaning you will not have to take your gear apart until your departure, 2 camera rinse tanks, gear rinse tanks and a large 3 tired work stations for photographers. The spacious dive platform has 2 ladders into the water and freshwater showers only 4 steps down from the dive deck.

Double & Twin Cabins

The Odyssey boasts 9 large, luxurious staterooms all fully carpeted with windows or large portholes. Seven of the staterooms are equipped to easily accommodate two single travellers in twin beds or a couple in a spacious king size bed. Also available are two staterooms for single travelers only – they have all the features of the double staterooms and easily accommodate the single traveller in a twin bed. Staterooms are cleaned daily.

  • King or twin beds
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Private ensuite bathroom
  • DVD player with 32" monitor

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Witness the spectacular kaleidoscope of corals blanketing the vast array of wrecks filling the gorgeous lagoon.

The lagoon is home to an entire Japanese fleet, sunk in 1944, where over 300 varieties of hard and soft coral have encrusted on the tanks, aeroplanes and bombers making for a spectacular view. The outer reef has mountains of coral that stretches as far as the eye can see and is where the exciting shark dive takes place. Truk Lagoon is enclosed by a 225 kilometre barrier reef, covering more than 2,000 square kilometres. Schooling tropical fish, grey reef sharks and spotted eagle rays are a small portion of the many, many species that may be encountered here.

This is one of Truk’s finest liveaboards, comfortably accomodating 16 guests in a variety of cabins providing lots of personal space for all. Prices cover full board including local beers and wines, nitrox for certified divers and up to five dives a day. The 2 long windows either side of the salon allows you to take in the views of the beautiful islands in Truk Lagoon. The experienced crew members aboard aim to meet your every need to make your trip the best it can possibly be!

Vessel Details

Year Built 1978 and refitted in 2008
Guest Numbers 16
Length & Beam 40 meters long and 7 meter beam
Speed 9 knots
Engines 2 x Detroit diesel 330hp each
Generators 2 x Stamford 80 kw & 1 Stamford 40 kw
Number of Cabins 6 double cabins, 2 single cabins and 1 twin cabin all with en-suite bathrooms
Navigation & Communication Systems 2 x furuno radar, GMDSS equipped for sea area a3, 2 x VHF radio, 2 x single side band radio, magellan GPS, furuno GPS, furuno depth sounder, compass, comnav autopilot and furuno weather fax
Salon & Dining Area Air conditioned dining area with separate entertainment lounge
Entertainment Entertainment lounge with TV/VCR/DVD player, stereo, library and a bar
Single Supplement 50%
Air Compressors 2 x mako 13.1 CFM 5000 PSI
NITROX Nitrox available aboard free of charge for Nitrox qualified divers
Equipment Rental Equipment rental available onboard
Medical Oxygen & First Aid First Aid Kit and oxygen cylinders
Dive Deck Large dive deck with personal gear lockers, rinse tanks, ladders, freshwater showers and large dive platform
BCD USD10 per day - USD50 per week
Regulator USD 10 per day - USD50 per week
Computer USD 15 per day - USD75 per week
Mask, Fins and Snorkel USD15 per day - USD75 per week
Full Wetsuit USD10 per day - USD50 per week
Dive Light USD5 per day - USD25 per week
Please Note: All equipment rental prices listed above are shown per day and per week and are payable aboard upon your departure

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Resorts for Multi-Centre

Marcelina

Thursday, 05 June 2014

Dave Y. 7 nights aboard the Odyssey Adventures

Diving Holidys in Truk, Micronesia.

Dave Y. 7 nights aboard the Odyssey Adventures

What Our Customers Have To Say

Reviews from our Clients, Journalists, Photo Pro's and our own Experts

Our reviews and blogs are an additional guide to evaluate of the holiday is exactley what you are looking for or not. Some love an Eco-Resort, some love air-con and a flat screen TV, we aim to ensure you get what you are looking for, at great value for money.

7 nights aboard the Odyssey Adventures

Hello Marcelina I hope that this message finds you well. I have just got back from my trip and wanted to send my thanks to you and the team for organizing what has been a fantastic experience for me. Everything went very smoothly and the boat and crew were fantastic. I really enjoyed myself and feel there is nothing that could have been improved. I look forward to booking future holidays with you and your team. Once again thank you for all your excellent work. Best Regards Dave Y5

Dave Y.

7 nights aboard the Odyssey Adventures and 3 nights in Hong Kong

Utlimate Diving arranged all aspects of my trip to Truk and Hong Kong, with no dramas at any stage. Efficient, frequent contact and friendly staff ensured a smooth booking. The trip was as described with no complaints at all about any aspect – had a great time and would book via UD again.

David R

7 nights aboard the Odyssey Adventures

Just back from a fantastic and sometimes challenging week in Chuuk. I met up with Dave and we spent a lot of time together above and below the water which was nice. The diving is deep and lots of penetrations, it certainly is not for the feint hearted. The boat and crew/guides were excellent and the food very good. The weather was lousy, rain, rain and more rain but frankly it did not dent what was a real life adventure. Many thanks for all your help in arranging this trip.

Mike D

1 nights in Chuuk with 7 nights onboard the Odyssey Adventures and 6 nights in Palau at the Palau Pacific Resort.

I would like to thank you for the excellent trip that we have just had. It was absolutely fantastic. You did a great job of organising everything. We would never have been able to do this without your help. I think it was great value for money. The trip to Chuuk for the diving was fabulous. The Odyssey liveaboard was the best experience ever. There were other people from the UK that had travelled with other operators, but none could compare their trip with ours. Thanks again. We look forward to our next trip with you.

Leonard & Beverley Smith

Fujikawa Maru

Truk Lagoon, Micronesia

The Fujikawa Maru was a passenger cargo ship that is now sitting upright in Truk Lagoon. Aircraft parts, fuel drums, shells, guns and many artifacts in forward holds. Very interesting engine room and huge deck guns on bow and stern. Good coral growth and fish life.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 37m

Fumitsuki

Truk Lagoon, Micronesia

A Mutsuki class destroyer, the Fumitsuki is 336 feet long and weighs 1,300 tons. Discovered in 1987 by Japanese photojournalist Tomoyuki Yoshimura, the Fumitsuki is the last ship to be found in the Lagoon. The ship sank upright after a bomb exploded her aft section. She rests at depths of between 120 and 140 feet. The once pristine bridge has, unfortunately, been destroyed.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth:

Shinkoku Maru

Truk Lagoon, Micronesia

This 10,000-ton oil tanker, built in 1939, is one of the more popular dive sites. The Shinkoku was one of the fleet tankers that refuelled the Japanese carrier force en route to Pearl Harbour. The ship lies on an even keel at a depth of 40 feet to the bridge and 120 feet to the bottom. A wide array of well-preserved artefacts can be seen.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth:

Gosei Maru

Truk Lagoon, Micronesia

Once a transport ship, the 269 foot long ship can be seen resting on her port side approximately 500 yards east of Uman Island. She is known locally as the Òdiagonal ship. One of her holds contained torpedoes as late as 1976, when demolition experts detonated the remaining.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth:

San Francisco Maru

Truk Lagoon, Micronesia

This medium-size freighter, built in 1919, carried military equipment, including anti-ship mines, trucks, half-tracks, and small tanks before it was sunk in the February 1944 air raids. It is located about 160 feet deep, and divers who can handle deep dives will be rewarded with a 75-millimeter bow gun, the ship’s bell and an open safe.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth:

The I-169 Submarine

Truk Lagoon, Micronesia

While replenishing fuel & supplies in April 1944, a warning of an American air raid sent this submarine to the bottom to wait until the raid was over. The sub failed to resurface and investigation by a diver found a storm ventilation tube open and the control room flooded. Salvage operations failed and the entire crew perished. The Japanese 6th fleet command blew up the I-169 with depth charges to prevent its being compromised by impending American invasion forces.

According to Klaus Lindemann's Hailstorm over Truk Lagoon guide, "points of interest on this ship are: aftship with conning tower sagged to port. Cables forward were part of degaussing device. Large double exhaust systems, two access hatches, tripod mast.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 40m

The Yamagiri Maru

Truk Lagoon, Micronesia

A large combined freighter/passenger liner, the Yamagiri is lying on her port side. The wreck is fairly intact with the superstructure and pilot house interesting and accessible. Hold No. 5 contains 35.6cm (14") shells for second-line Japanese battleships, a steamroller and construction equipment.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 34m

Rio de Janeiro Maru

Truk Lagoon, Micronesia

This passenger liner, used as a transport and sub tender, rests on its starboard side. It is on an incline with the stern deeper than the bow. A twin engine ship, the screws and rudder offer an excellent photo opportunity, as does the large 6 in/15 cm stern gun. The raised letter name below the stern rail is still visible. Cargo includes coastal defence guns, oil/gasoline drums and a hold of beer bottles. The engine room is large to accommodate the twin engines but requires special skills to penetrate.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 35m

Amagisan Maru

Truk Lagoon, Micronesia

A combined passenger and cargo ship, the Amagisan Maru suffered torpedo and bomb damage. It lies on sloping bottom with the stern deeper than the bow. Hold number 2 contains a car and other cargo and there is a photogenic bow gun. The superstructure and particularly the pilot house area are interesting to explore.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 61m

Sankisan Maru

Truk Lagoon, Micronesia

The Sankisan Maru is a freighter that contained aircraft engines, medical supplies & several trucks. This is a popular dive and frequently visited. The masts contain heavy growth of soft coral and large anemones can be found anchored to debris on the deck. A dive between 50-80 feet is easily managed by divers and its protected location in the lagoon makes it a good dive even during bad weather.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 26m

Nippo Maru

Truk Lagoon, Micronesia

This cargo ship served as a Naval Auxiliary Water Carrier and sank upright with a slight list to port. Deck cargo consists of trucks & a battle tank forward of the bridge, with four light anti-tank guns aft. A full battery of 5 in/12 cm. guns rest in the aft hold. This has one of the most picturesque bridges in Truk. The helm & telegraph are both set well forward & provide an outstanding photo opportunity

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 50m

Kensho Maru

Truk Lagoon, Micronesia

This passenger/cargo ship sunk upright with a 15/20 degree list to port. The vessel was under repair at that time & there is little to be found in the holds. Many artefacts, however, can be found on the bridge & superstructure. The main attraction is the engine room which has good ambient light & is relatively easy to access. Penetrating to the lower engine room requires special skill. It is here that wrench/spanner sets, mounted on both the fore & aft bulkheads, can be seen.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 35m

Hoki Maru

Truk Lagoon, Micronesia

This captured New Zealand vessel (M/V Hauraki) sunk upright with a slight list to port. Except for the bow & forecastle the fore ship was destroyed by an aviation gasoline explosion. The midship and bridge are devastated but contain pockets of interesting artefacts. The aft holds contain an assortment of construction equipment & supplies. Caterpillar tractors, tow tractor, stack bed trucks, dump trucks, steam roller & a motor scraper are on the two levels of #5 hold. Bombs & their fuses, aircraft engines & propeller blades, ship propeller blades, navigation light lens, acid carboys & oil/gasoline drums are in #4. Skin sting/burn has been reported in the bottom of this hold.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 53m

Hoyo Maru

Truk Lagoon, Micronesia

Hoyo Maru is a large tanker that capsized and now rests upside down on the gun and midship superstructure. The wreck was under repair for a torpedo hit but bomb damage caused the sinking. It's possible to swim underneath and look up at the deck with pipes & valves. The flat bottom of the wreck is inviting to coral growth and appears as a very large reef with plenty of hard coral and fish.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 36m

Heian Maru

Truk Lagoon, Micronesia

The former passenger and cargo luxury liner was converted to use as a submarine tender. Laying on its port side, its name, in both Kanji & English characters, is a great photo opportunity. Entering the forward hold through the specially modified hatch cover over one dozen 24 in/60 cm. diameter Long Lance torpedoes can be found. Periscopes lay in two companionways on levels below & aft of the bridge. Many artefacts can be found throughout this wreck.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 36m

Betty Bomber

Truk Lagoon, Micronesia

A Mitsubishi G4M 'Betty' Bomber aircraft lies on the seabed at 18m and is surrounded by schooling fish. Nicknamed 'The Flying Cigar' for its shape but also because the aircraft lit up when it was shot, as the fuel tanks were unprotected.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 18

Unkai Maru

Palau, Micronesia

Fujikawa Maru was a cargo ship originally built in 1938 used by the Japanese Navy during World War II for an armed aircraft transport or ferry.

  • Min Dives: 10
  • Dive Type: Wreck Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 30m

Aikoku Maru

Truk Lagoon, Micronesia

Aikoku Maru was an armed merchant cruiser of the Imperial Japanese Navy in World War II. The ship entered service in 1940, the ship was later converted to an ammunition ship. She was destroyed in February 1944.

  • Min Dives: 10
  • Dive Type: Wreck Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 30m

Hanakawa Maru

Truk Lagoon, Micronesia

Passenger Cargo ship sitting upright. Fuel drums, cement bags in the holds; this wreck is smothered in soft corals.

  • Min Dives: 10
  • Dive Type: Wreck Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 30m
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27 Oct 2018
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