A live-aboard is the ultimate way to explore the wrecks of Truk Lagoon. The SS Thorfinn is a 58 metre steam powered vessel. Accommodating 22 guests in 11 air-conditioned state rooms, this ship offers comfort, relaxation, tempting food delights, and every safety consideration, provided by a crew of 21.
Each double cabin features vanities, multi system TV/VCR's, indirect lighting, full length closets, queen sized beds with adjacent singles, bright carpeting with modern decors, and private facilities in most quarters.
There is plenty of fresh water, spacious aft lounge and sun deck, large hot water spa, E6 film processing, complimentary windsurfer and 2 dining areas.
Two dive service areas eliminate congestion, providing each six person group with convenient valet systems of gear handling. Rinse tanks, deck showers, fresh towels and gear bins add to this facility.
The diving programme offers up to 4-5 dives per day with as many as 37 wrecks to choose from, so you could get up to 28-30 dives during 7 full days of diving. Included in your package are 3 dives per day. Extra dives can be prepaid. Dive tenders start departing from 8.00am with the last dive of the day at 8.30pm. Your experienced dive guide will maximise your diving by guiding you through the ship and pointing out the many highlights.
DIVE SITES: 37 wrecks to Dive
Some of the most popular wrecks in Truk are:
A 132 metre armed aircraft ferry with five holds, four of which are open. One of the most fascinating dives in Truk Lagoon. There are incomplete zero fighters in the number 2 hold, large deck guns on the bow and stern. Depth to deck is only 15 metres.
Lying on its port side in about 38 metres of water, it is 92 metres long. During the April raid the submarine submerged to avoid damage. Unfortunately for those on board the valves were not closed during this
manoeuvre and the sub sunk.
One of the most colourful and spectacular dives, this vessel is well preserved. Small guns are mounted fore and aft. The ship is upright in about 33 metres of water, 12 metres to the top of the bridge and 18 metres to the main deck.
A Destroyer, lying on it’s port side. Bow in 3 metres of water, stern with propellers at 15 metres. Gas masks and depth charges are still scattered on the deck.
Rio De Janeiro Maru
A 140 metre cargo vessel converted from a luxury passenger liner. The holds contain supplies ranging from beer bottles to guns and other military supplies. The ship is lying on its starboard side with its deck only 15 metres from the surface.