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Truk-Siren - Liveaboard


S/Y Truk Siren will operate in Truk Lagoon throughout the year commencing in November 2014. Truk is best known for its world-class wreck diving and with over 61 wrecks, tightly packed into a coral reef lagoon, it is easy to appreciate why divers travel to this area time after time. During WWII the Japanese fleet used Truk as one of their main staging points for attacks on the allied forces but in 1944 the America led "Operation Hailstorm" surprised the fleet resulting in the plethora of dive sites which we can see there today. .

Many of the wrecks lie within recreational diving depths, however the S/Y Truk Siren will also offer Tec diving facilities for those wishing to delve deeper in the wrecks and take a closer look at history.

The S/Y Truk Siren is a 40m, Gaft-Rigged Indonesian Phinisi hosting 16 guests with an experienced crew of 12. Truk Siren offers spacious, double or twin bed, air-conditioned, ensuite cabins. All meals are included, freshly prepared by top class chefs and there is always a wide selection of soft drinks, teas and coffee - from the espresso machine. S/Y Truk Siren offers Free beer and a fully stocked cocktail and wine bar. Free Nitrox and Free Aqua Lung dive equipment rental as standard and is if that’s not enough end your day with a Massage and take advantage of the fresh Laundry service. We are super excited at Agent Liveaboard to offer the brand new S/Y Truk Siren to our guests in a part of the world that every diver wants to dive at least once in their diving life, the paradise that is Truk Lagoon .

Truk Siren Itinerary Truk Lagoon, 7/10 nights avalable

Truk Lagoon - 7 nights – Weno-Weno 22 dives including up to 4 night dives

Day 1 – Arrive Weno Island

Meet at the airport and transfer to the port to board the S/Y Truk Siren where welcome drinks and snacks will be waiting for you. Settle into your cabin and assemble your dive gear with the assistance of our friendly crew. A boat briefing and safety drill is followed by an evening meal and you may spend the rest of the evening at your leisure as we cruise to our anchorage spot in the Truk Lagoon.


Day 2 – 7 – Truk Lagoon – 22 dives

After WWI, Japan was given control of Truk (Chuuk) and fortified the lagoon into becoming one of their largest naval bases. It was from here that the Japanese fleet launched their attack on the US’ Pearl Harbor in 1941. The ensuing retaliation of “Operation Hailstorm” in 1944 resulted in the loss of 61 ships, mostly “Maru” or merchant vessels which had been left at anchor whilst some 200 other vessels were safely evacuated to Palau. The result has been a collection of shipwrecks of closely packed into a coral lagoon, many of which are with easy reach of recreational divers.

Over the course of our itinerary we will explore many of these wreckages along with reef dives in the inner lagoon. Sites we visit include:-


Truk Lagoon - 10 nights – Weno-Weno 32 dives including up to 5 night dives

Day 1 – Arrive Weno Island

Arrive Weno Island
Meet at the airport and transfer to the port to board the S/Y Truk Siren where welcome drinks and snacks will be waiting for you. Settle into your cabin and assemble your dive gear with the assistance of our friendly crew. A boat briefing and safety drill is followed by an evening meal and you may spend the rest of the evening at your leisure as we cruise to our anchorage spot in the Truk Lagoon.


Day 2 – 10 – Truk Lagoon – 32 dives

After WWI, Japan was given control of Truk (Chuuk) and fortified the lagoon into becoming one of their largest naval bases. It was from here that the Japanese fleet launched their attack on the US’ Pearl Harbor in 1941. The ensuing retaliation of “Operation Hailstorm” in 1944 resulted in the loss of 61 ships, mostly “Maru” or merchant vessels which had been left at anchor whilst some 200 other vessels were safely evacuated to Palau. The result has been a collection of shipwrecks of closely packed into a coral lagoon, many of which are with easy reach of recreational divers.

Over the course of our itinerary we will explore many of these wreckages along with reef dives in the inner lagoon. Sites we visit include:-


Fujikawa Maru

A signature dive of Truk Lagoon, this 132m (436ft) armed cargo ship sits perfectly upright on the sandy bottom at a depth of 34m (120ft) whilst the forward king post reaches up to 5m(15ft). The “Fuji” offers 6 holds, 4 of which are open, in which can be found parts of Zero Fighter Aircraft from engine parts, propeller blades and fuel cells. Deeper inside the wreckage Mitsubishi A5m Claude & A6M parts can be discovered. The bow gun is encrusted with corals and the outer wreckage supports sea fans, soft corals & anemones. Diving the “Fuji” is suitable for divers of all levels however deeper penetration into the engine room will only be permitted to certified tec / wreck divers. Throughout the 10-night cruise we will offer several dives on this famous wreck to allow our guests to explore in full and take photographs at different times of day.


Fumitsuki

A 97m (300ft) long Japanese Destroyer. She sits upright in 38m (130ft) of water rising up to 21m (75ft). Covered in marine life she is a pleasure to dive


Submarine 1

169 – Quickly submerging during the attack to avoid damage, the submarine unfortunately failed to close her valves, allowing for water to enter and as she descended she came to rest on her port side at a depth of 38m (140ft).


Yamigari Maru

Resting on her port side, though almost completely intact despite repeated bombings, the Yamigari freighter still contains many artillery shells and ammunition.


Shinkoku Maru

A large oil tanker, now rests upright on the bottom encrusted with corals, sponges & hydroids. From the bridge you can see into the engine room whilst the galley still holds many utensils on the large stove. Small guns, mounted fore and aft are also covered with corals making this one of the most colourful and spectacular wrecks to be found in Truk.


Nippo Maru

At a depth of 50m (160ft) the Nippo is an intriguing dive site best suited to tec divers. The holds contain antitank guns and 5inch guns, mines and a tank, whilst the bridge, helm and superstructure have attracted a plethora of silver sweepers.


Heian Maru

The largest ship in the lagoon, the Heian, originally used as a cargo ship, is 165m (510ft) in length and lies on her port side in 34m (150ft) of water. Within her holds diver may find torpedoes, shells and even the occasional periscope.


Susuki Destroyer

Best known for its engine room, this patrol boat once boasted an array of gas masks and other fascinating artifacts, many of which have since been removed. However some can still be found scattered about the deck and it remains a stunning wreck dive site. The bow is in just 3m (10ft) of water, shallow enough to see whilst snorkeling, with the stern propeller at 15m (50ft).


San Francisco Maru

The passenger & cargo ship, weighing 5,831 tons, lays upright at a depth of 63m (195ft). Here divers can see the remains of many well preserved war-relics including three large tanks which rest on the deck at between 46-55m (150-175ft).


Hoki Maru

This 30m (100ft) long freighter lies upright from 53m (160ft) and is only partially intact. The aft hold carries trucks and road supplies whilst sake bottles can be found here too. The superstructure is awe-inspiring and covered with brightly coloured sponges.


Gosei Maru

A submarine tender carrying torpedoes starts in just 3m (10ft) and drops to 33m (120ft) within which can be found many personal artifacts, serving as a reminder of those who lost their lives during the battle.



Rio de Janeiro Maru

140m (430ft) long she lays on her port side in 34m (120ft). Once a luxury passenger vessel she was converted to a cargo vessel in wartime. Exploration of her holds turns up a range of supplies from beer bottles to guns. The upper deck reaches to an easily diveable depth of 10m (30ft).




Betty Bomber

A long –range aircraft lies on the seabed at 20m (80ft) and is surrounded by schooling fish.



Shark Island

possibly the most famous reef dive in Truk, is a fantastic cleaning station for reef sharks and at just 18m (60ft) is perfect for some “off-gassing” in the afternoon after a morning of wreck diving.


In conclusion

The majority of shipwrecks within Truk Lagoon are deemed suitable for recreational divers and offer varying depths for multi-level profiles. Some sites do however lie beyond or have interesting features deeper than the recognised recreational diving depth limit of 40m (130ft) and are therefore more suited to divers with deep diver or technical diving qualifications.

Our Cruise Director and dive guides will offer guided recreational dives, with simple wreck penetration within the bounds of their own training and experience.

The S/Y Truk Siren provides equipment and facilities for deep, technical and rebreather diving with a “Deco-bar” situated under the yacht for your convenience. All divers who wish to go beyond recognised recreational depth limits, plan to make deep wreck penetration or decompression dives must show proof of qualification and experience upon boarding and will be requested to sign an additional liability waiver.

Prior to each dive our guides will pgive an in-depth briefing for all our guests which will include a detailed site map with entries/exits, points of interest, hazardous objects and special considerations for the dive to enable you to plan appropriately. Our on board dive team are unable to provide a decompression plan for you.

Guests are responsible for their own dive profiles and for obtaining suitable dive insurance. We respectfully request our divers stay within the bounds of their training, follow dive computer guidelines and make decompression stops where necessary. When planning deep dives or dives with extended bottom times, please bear in mind that recompression facilities in the region are limited, therefore we recommend you dive conservatively.

Truk Siren Liveaboard Prices for Truk Lagoon will be updated shortly, meanwhile to receive a copy of the Prices by email please email us [email protected]

Truck Siren Liveaboard Schedule 2014-2016

November 2014

Departs Return Nights Destination
02 Nov 09 Nov 7 Truk Lagoon
06 Nov 10 Nov 10 Truk Lagoon
11 Nov 15 Nov 7 Truk Lagoon

December 2014
Departs Return Nights Destination
03 Dec 13 Dec 10 Truk Lagoon
14 Dec 21 Dec 7 Truk Lagoon
24 Dec 03 Jan 10 Truk Lagoon

January 2015
Departs Return Nights Destination
4 Jan 11 Jan 7 Truk Lagoon
14 Jan 24 Jan 10 Truk Lagoon
25 Jan 01 Feb 7 Truk Lagoon

February 2015
Departs Return Nights Destination
04 Feb 14 Feb 10 Truk Lagoon
15 Feb 22 Feb 7 Truk Lagoon
25 Feb 07 Mar 10 Truk Lagoon

March 2015
Departs Return Nights Destination
08 Mar 15 Mar 7 Truk Lagoon
18 Mar 28 Mar 10 Truk Lagoon
29 Mar 05 Apr 7 Truk Lagoon

April 2015
Departs Return Nights Destination
08 Apr 18 Apr 10 Truk Lagoon
19 Apr 26 Apr 07 Truk Lagoon
29 Apr 09 May 10 Truk Lagoon

May 2015
Departs Return Nights Destination
10 May 17 May 7 Truk Lagoon
18 May 28 May 10 Truk Lagoon
31 May 07 Jun 7 Truk Lagoon

June 2015
Departs Return Nights Destination
08 Jun 18 Jun 10 Truk Lagoon
21 Jun 28 Jun 7 Truk Lagoon
29 Jun 09 Jul 10 Truk Lagoon

July 2015
Departs Return Nights Destination
12 Jul 19 Jul 7 Truk Lagoon
22 Jul 01Aug 10 Truk Lagoon

August 2015
Departs Return Nights Destination
02 Aug 09 Aug 7 Truk Lagoon
12 Aug 22 Aug 10 Truk Lagoon
23 Aug 30 Aug 7 Truk Lagoon

September 2015
Departs Return Nights Destination
02 Sep 12 Sep 10 Truk Lagoon
13 Sep 20 Sep 7 Truk Lagoon
21 Sep 01 Oct 10 Truk Lagoon

October 2015
Departs Return Nights Destination
04 Oct 11 Oct 7 Truk Lagoon
14 Oct 24 Oct 10 Truk Lagoon
25 Oct 01 Nov 7 Truk Lagoon

November 2015
Departs Return Nights Destination
04 Nov 14 Nov 10 Truk Lagoon
15 Nov 22 Nov 7 Truk Lagoon
25 Nov 05 Dec 10 Truk Lagoon

December 2015
Departs Return Nights Destination
06 Dec 13 Dec 7 Truk Lagoon
16 Dec 26 Dec 10 Truk Lagoon
27 Dec 03 Jan 7 Truk Lagoon

January 2016
Departs Return Nights Destination
06 Jan 16 Jan 10 Truk Lagoon
17 Jan 24 Jan 07 Truk Lagoon
27 Jan 06 Feb 10 Truk Lagoon

February 2016
Departs Return Nights Destination
07 Feb 14 Feb 7 Truk Lagoon
17 Feb 27 Feb 10 Truk Lagoon
28 Feb 06 Mar 7 Truk Lagoon

March 2016
Departs Return Nights Destination
09 Mar 19 Mar 10 Truk Lagoon
20 Mar 27 Mar 7 Truk Lagoon
30 Mar 09 Apr 10 Truk Lagoon

April 2016
Departs Return Nights Destination
10 Apr 17 Apr 7 Truk Lagoon
20 Apr 30 Apr 10 Truk Lagoon

May 2016
Departs Return Nights Destination
01 May 08 May 7 Truk Lagoon
11 May 21 May 10 Truk Lagoon
22 May 29 Mar 7 Truk Lagoon

June 2016
Departs Return Nights Destination
01 Jun 11 Jun 10 Truk Lagoon
12 Jun 19 Jun 7 Truk Lagoon
22 Jun 02 Jul 10 Truk Lagoon

July 2016
Departs Return Nights Destination
03 Jul 10 Jul 7 Truk Lagoon
13 Jul 23 Jul 10 Truk Lagoon
24 Jul 31 Jul 7 Truk Lagoon

August 2016
Departs Return Nights Destination
03 Aug 13 Aug 10 Truk Lagoon
14 Aug 21 Aug 7 Truk Lagoon
24 Aug 03 Sep 10 Truk Lagoon

September 2016
Departs Return Nights Destination
04 Sep 11 Sep 7 Truk Lagoon
14 Sep 24 Sep 10 Truk Lagoon
25 Sep 02 Oct 7 Truk Lagoon

October 2016
Departs Return Nights Destination
05 Oct 15 Oct 10 Truk Lagoon
16 Oct 23 Oct 7 Truk Lagoon
26 Oct 05 Nov 10 Truk Lagoon

 

Truk Siren Liveaboard Specification will be updated shortly, meanwhile to receive a copy of the boat specification by email please email us [email protected]

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