TRUK LAGOON, CHUUK
1/10 - 9/10/2023
Join us on a trip to the capital of Wreck Diving. Truk Lagoon features 60 wrecks of ships, airplanes, supply ships and even submarines. Airplanes, tanks, cars, tractors and cars, as well as all original artefacts still there. Fancy swimming through a complete engine room, bathroom or kitchen, no problem.
This trip is hosted by TDI Tech Instructor Philip Christoff.
Truk Lagoon is world famous as the best wreck diving location in the world. Not only are there countless wrecks, they also are almost entirely in their original state, with neither artfecacts nor ammunition looted. It's an additional benefit that the water is lukewarm, so even long wreck dive can be done in minimal thermal protection. Chuuk is located in the middle of the Pacific and benefits from its remoteness and good currents, so most wrecks are covered in fabulous corals.
Truk Lagoon is a dream for all, recreational and technical divers. We will do 6 days of diving up to recreational limits. With 3 dives a day we will cover as many as 18 different wrecks plus sea planes. Tech divers are also welcome, all gases and twin tanks are available for rent.
from our 2018 expedition
Blue Lagoon is the oldest dive shop on Chuuk. The founder was no other than Kimiuo Aisek, the very first person to start diving on these wrecks. Located on a former Japanese airstrip, the palm fringed resort expands out onto a sandy lagoon. From here its only 5mins boat drive to the closest wrecks, which makes diving the lagoon so comfortable from this resort.
Check out this video about this remote Island paradise and the resort that we are staying at - Blue Lagoon.
Blue Lagoon offers tech support so we can offer dives on sidemount and twinsets. Technical dives will include extending bottom time in the 30-40m range and exploring deeper wrecks to 45m for those with TDI Advanced Nitrox and Decompression Procedures certification or equivalent. There is also the opportunity to dive wrecks to 55m for those holding a TDI Extended Range certification or equivalent.
All technical dives must be planned with conservative gas, decompression and oxygen limits. For those of you lacking technical certification we can advise on opportunities to take these courses before the trip.
YOUR INSIDERS ON THIS TRIP
Extended Range Instructor, Sidemount Instructor, Rebreather Instructor
Our tech group leader Phil is originally from Sweden but has lived for most of his life abroad. The last few years he has been in charge of the technical diving at Manta Dive on Gili Trawangan, Indonesia. He is OC extended range instructor and hold certifications for closed circuit JJ-CCR and SF2 advanced trimix. Phil will be leading the technical divers and focus on helping to plan dives of all levels.
Photographer, Instructor, Journalist
Simon is an underwater photographer and journalist who speaks 6 languages, and has dived on 6 continents. The founder of Insider Divers aims to create group trip experiences with special extras, such as diving unusual sites, with unique animals or talks with local experts. A scuba instructor as well as photography teacher he offers additional training during trips. On this trip Simon will hosts the recreational dive team coach everyone on how to take the best photos of wrecks.
For some this might not be enough diving. So we will be offering optional extension before and after.