Built of steel and giving a cruising speed of 10 knots, the Truk Master is the newest liveaboard to ply the waters of this lagoon, welcoming aboard 16 guests for 7 or 10 night dive safaris. The 4 decks provide ample space for relaxation, dive equipment and camera preparation, whilst the experienced crew ensures you receive only the highest quality service on your diving vacation.
The Astral Star, a long range cruiser built by Codecasa and designed by Camper Nicholson, has joined the Master Liveaboards brand and will undergo a full refit prior to her re-launch as the Truk Master, in February 2016. The refit will be overseen by the experienced yacht building team of Worldwide Dive and Sail, Jan & Frank Van Der Linde.
Guests may choose between lower, middle and upper deck cabins, each of which are en-suite and have individual air conditioning units. Communal relaxation areas are split between the middle and upper decks comprising of a spacious indoor dining area, camera set up station and guest storage drawers, lounge bar with comfortable bench seating and plasma screen, shaded outdoor seating area and a sundeck.
Dive equipment is set up and stored on the rear of the middle deck. All guests are allocated an individual set up station, with under bench storage for masks, fins and other personal items. A central camera table can be used to store prepared equipment ahead of the dive, with dedicated rinse tanks provided. Divers can take advantage of the on deck shower hoses or use the starboard side deck head to rinse off between dives. The Captain welcomes you to join him at the fly-bridge, from where you can soak up the stunning views of the islands of Truk Lagoon.
Dive Truk Year-Round
Truk is best known for its world-class wreck diving and with over 61 wrecks, tightly packed into a coral reef lagoon, it is easy to appreciate why divers travel to this area time and time again. During WWII the Japanese fleet used Truk as one of their main staging points for attacks on the allied forces but in 1944 the America led “Operation Hailstorm” surprised the fleet resulting in the plethora of dive sites which we can see there today. Many of the wrecks lie within recreational diving depths, however the Truk Master Liveaboard will also offer Tec diving facilities for those wishing to delve deeper in the wrecks and take a closer look at history.
Dive Truk Lagoon, departs from Weno
Year Round 7 or 10 nights.
Experience the Wreck Diving Capital of the World with your favourite liveaboard fleet and delve deeper into history!!. The majority of the 61 sunken ships and aircraft from the Japanese fleet lie well within recreational limits and experienced divers will find plenty of sites to choose from during the course of our liveaboard safari. Our 7-night or 10-night itineraries allow divers to explore not only many of the famous wrecks but to experience some superb reef diving also. There are numerous channels that cut through the reef which serve as hunting grounds for reef sharks and schooling pelagics which all add to the wonder of diving Truk.
Truk Lagoon – Liveaboard Diving Itinerary
Departing from Weno, our 7-night and 10-night liveaboard dive trips on the S/Y Truk Siren take you directly to the main concentration of wrecks lying within the bay. The Truk Master Liveaboard will moor over the deeper wrecks allowing for our divers to descend easiy down the line directly to the wreckage. Tec divers will benefit from the support of the “mothership”, whilst our 2 dinghies are able to shuttle less experienced divers to the shallower sites and offer reef diving as an alternative to the wrecks.
Many of the wrecks are “Maru” or merchant vessels that had been left at anchor, some had been fortified with anti-aircraft weapons and many carried important army supplies including Zero Fighter aircraft parts, tanks, torpedo shells, trucks and road supplies. Bottles, cooking utensils, items from everyday life and personal artifacts can be found in several of the wrecks, serving as a reminder to the visiting divers of those who lost their lives during the battle. The more gruesome reminders of the conflict, such as human skulls, have since been removed and may now only be seldom seen in the deeper reaches of the wrecks.