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Truk Pacific Master

Truk Pacific Master

Truk Pacific Master
From USD 192 per day
99 ft
Max 20
At a glance...
  • World class wreck diving cruises
  • Tech and rebreather-friendly
  • Underwater scooter rental
  • Some cabins with private bathrooms
  • Steel hulled yacht

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Built of steel, the 30m long Pacific Master plies the remote waters of Chuuk Lagoon in Micronesia. The liveaboard operates diving safaris of 7-10 nights to explore the best of the 60 wrecks that sank here during World War 2 in the ´Operation Hailstone’ attack on the heavily fortified Japanese naval base. There are cargo vessels, airplanes and a submarine, tightly packed into a coral reef lagoon. There is an astounding amount of artefacts and equipment such as trucks, tanks, guns, torpedo shells, gas masks and ammunition.

The Pacific Master is a custom designed dive vessel with 12 cabins accommodating up to 20 guests and a crew of 12. The boat was previously named ‘Taka’ and operated cruises on the Great Barrier Reef for 30 guests, so you can be assured that there will be plenty of space onboard. The cabins located on the lower deck are comfortable twin and single bed with shared bathroom facilities. The upper deck cabins offer a choice of fixed double and twin beds, all with private en-suite bathrooms.

There is a huge lounge with a dining area, DVD players and large TVs, and a dedicated camera area for photographers. Share your photos from your dive adventures, read a book from the boat library, or just chill out in the air conditioned comfort. If you prefer to be outside in the sunshine, there is a large sun deck complete with loungers, and an expansive covered seating area on the main deck where you can just sit back and relax.

The boat is set up for both technical diving and rebreathers, and the crew are well trained for this purpose. The dive deck has toilets, freshwater showers, rinse tanks, and diver stations with ample storage space. There are 5 toilets with hot showers on the dive deck to cut down on waiting for your post-dive rinse. Most dives are done directly off the dive deck, with 2 tenders in the water and nearby for additional safety. There are 2 ladders on the dive platform to provide easy access to and from the sea. The Pacific Master has a deco bar and an AED.

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Dive experience: Advanced certification and 50 logged dives are recommended for safaris in Truk Lagoon. While most of the wrecks in Chuuk are within recreational diver limits, it would be highly recommended to be qualified to dive to at least 40m and to have experience of wreck penetration.

Cruise price per person includes: Local hotel/airport transfers to-from the boat, cabin accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, hot drinks, soft drinks, dives (as detailed in the trips above), 3 experienced dive team members, tanks, weights and weightbelts, all taxes.

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment rental (US$ 342 per week), diving computer (US$ 12 per day), SMB, port and park fees (7 nights - US$ 195, 10 nights - US$ 250), diving and evacuation insurance. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash USD or credit card).

Optional extras: Alcoholic drinks, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (US$ 150 per week), torch (US$ 10 per day), 13.2 litre tank (US$ 6 per day), underwater scooter. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival. Note: prices of items purchased onboard are subject to change.

How to get there: The Pacific Master uses a port on Weno Island, approximately 1 hour drive from Chuuk International Airport (TKK). Most flights arrive via Guam (which has USA immigration regulations) from Hong Kong, Manila, Incheon or Tokyo with United Airlines. You can also arrive from Honolulu via the Marshall Islands with United Airlines, or via Port Moresby with Air Nuigini fom Kuala Lumpur, Incheon, Manila, Singapore, Narita or Australia.
Transfers are provided from local hotels/airport. Boarding time on the first day is at 2 pm, but the boat usually remains close to its mooring for the entire first day. The boat returns to its mooring on the penultimate day and disembarkation is at 7 am on the last day. There will be 2 planned dives scheduled on the last full day of the trip. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.

Diving Environment: Truk Lagoon is a world-class wreck diving destination with over 60 wrecks, from supply vessels to planes and a submarine, tightly packed into a coral reef lagoon. The Japanese used Truk as one of their main staging points for attacks on the allied forces during World War 2 but in 1944 the American led Operation Hailstone surprised the fleet resulting in the huge number of wrecks that rest there today.
Many historical artefacts as well as war equipment, including aircraft wings for the Zero Fighter planes, tanks, trucks, guns, torpedo shells, gas masks and ammunition, can still be found while exploring the holds and engine rooms at many of the sites. The wrecks are encrusted with a wide variety of corals, and the lagoon itself is surrounded by a coral reef with many vibrant coral pinnacles, and deep channels where reef sharks roam and pelagics often appear.
Water temperature is typically 82-86°F (28-30°C.

Non-diver rate: 10% discount on published prices.

Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single travelers may choose to share a cabin or pay a supplement of 80% of the normal published price for their own cabin. There are 4 dedicated standard cabins available on the lower deck for this purpose, although single travellers could reserve an upper deck cabin too if they prefer.

Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 9 guests and 1 additional person can join the cruise free of charge in the lowest priced cabin (total 8+ guests).

Whole boat charter rate (per night): Pay for 18 guests and 2 additional persons can join free of charge in the lowest priced cabin.

Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
There are 12 cabins onboard. 6 cabins are located on the upper deck, all with ensuite bathrooms. 1 is a Premium cabin with a double bed, and 5 are Classic cabins with a lower double bunk bed and upper single bed. The 6 cabins on the lower deck share 5 bathroom facilities on the main deck. 2 are twin share cabins with 2 sets of bunk beds, and 4 are single cabins with twin bunk beds.

All the cabins have:
  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom with hot water shower and hand basin (Premium and Classic cabins only)
  • Windows and portholes on upper deck
  • Bath towels
  • Bedding
  • Cabinet and shelves
  • Fire warning system
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Life jackets
  • Mains outlet 220 volts (Australian style sockets) - 24 hours per day
  • Luggage space
No. of bathrooms / showers - 11 / 13 - hot water


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