“This is a once-in-a-lifetime type of trip. It takes a few days to get there, but it is well worth it! The wrecks are unbelievably preserved. Every detail of the engine room, bunks, and bridge is as it was almost 80 years ago. As you approach the wrecks, the flourishing coral and anemone are vibrant, captivating, and teaming with entire ecosystems.
Then, entering through a giant torpedo hole puts how impactful this experience must have been. Everything happened so fast; the vehicles are still lined up for transport, the toolboxes still full of equipment, and dishes still out for use.”
Billy, Trip Leader
July 3rd – July 10th, 2021 with Billy Harloff and Randy Cramp
Price: $3,720 per person*
$1,000 non-refundable deposit holds your spot. Final payment due March 1st, 2021
Price includes the 5% sales tax and $50 dive permit
- Airport Transfers
- 7 Nights onboard
- 6 days diving, up to 5 dives a day
- All drinks
- Alum 80 and Steel 108 Tanks
- Personal Dive Lockers
- Rinse Tanks
- Deck Towels
- DIN or Yolk valves
Not Included: Airfare, rentals, or Truk Departure Tax (cash needed at the end of the trip)
Passports are required to travel to Truk and require at least 6 months’ validity. You are responsible for ensuring that your travel documents are in order and up to date. Trip price is subject to change without notice, but full payment guarantees the price.
Questions? email or call Billy at 919-255-1931.
For dive travel insurance Gypsy Divers RECOMMENDS DiveAssure or DAN.
Because of the non-refundable nature of our group trips and the fact that all adventures carry some risk, we STRONGLY recommend trip and diving insurance.
Truk Lagoon, also called Chuuk, is a part of the Federal States of Micronesia. Chuuk is about 617 miles southeast of Guam and from all 7 major islands is about 77 square miles in size.
To get there, you must use United Airlines, which goes through Guam and Honolulu.
Everyone on the Odyssey is fully indulged, even the crew! The rooms come with personal air conditioning units and controls, windows, private bathrooms, and access to an entertainment system.
Thanks to the comforts of diving on a liveaboard, all your gear will remain stationed in the same spot each day and tanks will be filled right there. You just need to suit up and hop in!
What’s unique about diving on this trip is that you don’t have to dive at the same time as everyone else. There’s enough help that you and your buddy can spend extra time or come up early, which is ideal for photographers.
Each day you have the opportunity for 2 morning dives, 2 afternoon dives, in a new location, then a night dive.
Frequently Asked Questions
Since this is halfway around the world, a lot of folks want to know if they can plan mini-trips before or after this. One popular option is to fly through Hawaii to get there and spend a day in Hawaii. For example, on the last trip, two of our Gypsy trip leaders took a tour of Pearl Harbor.
You do not need to be a tech diver to go on this trip. Sure, the diving can be ‘deep’ but it’s very controlled and easy to do for those that don’t have extra tech training. Some wrecks even start at 0 or 30 feet. We’ve had divers that decide not to penetrate the wrecks and still have an extraordinary time! So, if you think your lack of high skilled experience is going to keep you from this incredible experience, don’t be worried. This is literally something you can not find in any other place on the planet, and with only 14 open spots, you’ll be one of the few to have seen it with a bunch of Gypsies!
Though, if you are a tech diver, the Odyssey does provide the following, with the Oxygen for mixtures at an additional charge.
- Double tanks (aluminum 80’s) with dual isolation manifold – DIN or yoke
- Oxygen for decompression stops of up to 100% available at an additional charge
- Decompression tanks (aluminum 30’s) with hardware
- Fixed decompression bar at 15 feet