Truk Master Liveaboards – What lies beneath paradise

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Are you a wreck-fanatic and/or a tec diver and ready for exciting wrecks? Come and join Master Liveaboards aboard the new and luxurious Truk Master yacht to explore some of the best WWII wrecks in history. Operations in Truk Lagoon have now commenced with both 7 and 10 night itineraries available.

Diving in Truk (also known as Chuuk) Lagoon is quite unlike any other destination you probably have ever been to. A historically important site: the sunken Japanese Imperial fleet of war and merchant vessels that has, over time, developed into a beautiful coral reef. This combination makes for a unique diving experience. Many war and cargo relics remain on the vessels, creating an exceptional atmosphere and an extraordinary diving experience.

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In February of 1944, during WWII, the Americans launched Operation Hailstone on the Japanese naval base in Truk. They effectively eradicated 61 ships with a combined air/naval and submarine strike. The result of this attack is a collection of shipwrecks closely packed into a coral lagoon, many of which lie at depths easily reached by recreational divers. For tec & wreck specialist divers, Truk is a diving delight, and many of the wrecks can be explored and penetrated in deeper waters (40+ meters).

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Highlights:

  • Fujikawa Maru – An armed cargo ship measuring 132m and featuring a 6-inch bow gun. She was carrying several parts of a Zero Fighter Aircraft, such as propeller blades and engine parts, still visible today. Deeper down into the ship there are 4 more disassembled Japanese fighter planes: Mitsubishi A5M and Mitsubishi A6M.
  • Submarine 1.169 – Submerging quickly to avoid damage during the attacks in 1944, the crew omitted to close the valves causing the submarine to sink completely. She is now at her final resting place at 38m depth.
  • Nippo Maru – This 118m long cargo ship carried a tank and Howitzer guns and lies at a depth of 18-48m.

Truk Master crew and boat

The crew of the Truk Master will provide you with the top-notch service that Master Liveaboards is known for. The yacht has undergone a complete re-fit through 2016, to meet all specific requirements of divers on a liveaboard holiday; i.e. luxurious cabins with en-suite bathrooms, plenty of space to stow your diving gear and personal belongings, and a special camera set up area.

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Contact Master Liveaboards for more information and bookings at: bookings@masterliveaboards.com  or contact your preferred agent.

Underwater photos: Aaron Wong

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