UK-based tour operator Regaldive has announced that it has recently expanded its liveaboard programme with the introduction of Truk Lagoon, a destination renowned for its superb wrecks and wonderful reef diving.
Truk Lagoon is enclosed by a 225 kilometre barrier reef and is home to an entire Japanese WWII fleet, sunk in 1944. The lagoon is the final resting place for more than 100 ships, planes and submarines. Frozen in time, complete with submarine, jeeps, tanks and fighter planes still waiting in the hangars, all encrusted with coral, the area has been declared an underwater museum.
Nowhere else in the world are there so many wrecks tightly packed into a coral reef lagoon with many situated in shallow clear water. Incredible corals in a kaleidoscope of colours and shapes attract divers of all levels. Schooling tropical fish smother the ships, with grey reef sharks, common octopus, spotted eagle rays, Pacific blue-fin tuna and black-tip reef sharks.
There are numerous channels that cut through the reef which are hunting grounds for reef sharks and schooling pelagics, which add to the wonder of diving in Truk. Best explored by liveaboard, Truk Lagoon offers a unique dive destination, with, quite simply, some of the finest wreck diving in the world.
Introducing the Truk Master liveaboard:
- With a steel hull and welcoming aboard 16 guests, Truk Master is the newest liveaboard to cruise the waters of Truk Lagoon. The vessel was completely refitted in April 2016 and the four decks provide ample space for relaxation, dive equipment and camera preparation.
- Truk Master’s 7 and 10 night itineraries allow divers to explore not only many of the famous wrecks, but also to experience some superb reef diving.
- 7 night Truk Lagoon trips aboard Truk Master start from £2,049 per person including twin share accommodation in a standard cabin, up to 4 guided dives per day, 3 meals daily, snacks and soft drinks. 12 or 15 litre tanks are free of charge with air. Flights are excluded but can be arranged through Regaldive.
For further information or to book, visit www.regal-diving.co.uk or call +44 (0)1353 659999.
Underwater photos: Super Jolly