SS Thornfinn is an old ice class antartic whaler boat, which has been converted in a very confortable diving boat. He offers a lot of space to its 22 guests, with a rich entertainment to having fun between two dives.

Martin & David

29/06/2014

So Me and my friend David just back from Truk not long ago and we really enjoyed a lot there and we both saw the reason why we should do a Tech course. I love wreck dive, so i really enjoyed the...

Description

Boat

The Thorfinn is a 58 Metre (170ft) steel dive yacht, built and powered for comfort, safety and stability. She was built in Norway in 1954 as an Ice Class Whaler. In 1977 she was converted into an utility charter cruiser in Vancouver, then she was upgraded in Cairns, Australia in 1995. In 2005 and 2008 she had majors repair and replacement in Batangas, Philippines.

She is a steamboat and can cruise at 16 knots and has 110/220 volt power on board.

The Thorfinn sleeps up to 20 guests in privacy and comfort.

The main deck (deck D) has a large air conditioned dining-area with bookcase.

The upper deck (deck C) has a beautiful air conditioned salon with a TV/DVD, computer station, a stereo player and an assortment of movies, CDs and books. The outdoor area has chairs and a hot tub for relaxation.

The bridge deck (deck B) is partially shaded and has chaise longues.

The dive deck is spacious and well equipped with personal gear boxes, an in-place fill station, a camera table with low pressure air hose and electrical sockets, rinse tank and freshwater showers.


Cabin

The Thorfinn has 10 comfortable staterooms.

All cabins have AC and TV/DVD.

Upper deck (deck C)

  • 1 Twin Guest Room (no 11): Two twin beds, shared head and separate shared shower, window.

  • 2 Double Guest Rooms (no 9 & 10): Double bed and single bed, shared head and separate shared shower, window.

Main deck (deck D)

  • Thor’s Lair: Kingsize bed, large head with shower, table, chair, windows

  • 1 Double Guest Room (no 3): Double bed and single bed, private head with shower.

Lower deck (deck E)

  • 5 Double Guest Rooms (no 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8): Double bed and single bed, private head with shower, porthole.

Diving

  • 5 dives per day including night dive.

  • Weights, weight belts and 80 cu. ft. (12l) aluminium tanks with standard yoke valves are included.

  • All dives are guided by professionals and from two (30ft) heavy aluminium, covered tender boats.


Other information

  • Nitrox available: Included depending on the package.
  • Technical Diving: Customised gas, banded double tanks with ISO manifolds, pony bottles of various sizes and 6 sets of custom rebreather cylinders. Helium and 'sorb' on request. Rate on request and must be booked in advance.
  • 100 cu.ft (15l) tanks available : Rate on request and must be booked in advance.
  • Rental Dive Equipment Available: $40 per day or $200 per week.
  • Dive Insurance: Mandatory.
  • Travel Insurance: Recommended.
  • Wi-Fi Internet Available: Yes.
  • Payment on board: By cash (USD only), traveler’s cheque or credit card.
  • Crew gratuities : Not included, an average is 5 to 10% of your cruise price depending upon your satisfaction.
  • Other: Optional Valet system of personal gear setup, breakdown, and stowage, by your boat crew. Under-seat personal gear bins in dive boats and also aboard ship are available if so desired. Optional camera valet transport from tables to boats, rinsing, and redelivery to tables post dive.

Itineraries

The Thorfinn is pleased to offer an exciting range of new all-inclusive packages for divers seeking the broadest site selections at Truk Lagoon.

Thorfinn does not attach to the sunken fleet, to avoid destruction of corals and fragile structures of battle damaged monuments. This ship moors to sand bottom beside the sites and employs sturdy and safe tender boats for diving purposes.

Schedules: Saturday to Saturday, 7 days per week, with up to 5 dives per day, on 5 differing sites.

Packages Type:

  • E Pack: Is created for budgeting divers to enjoy many of the facilities and conveniences aboard this large dive cruiser located directly over and amongst Chuuk’s greatest wreck sites.
    Including: 3 daily air dives from a choice of 21 different dive sites

  • Sunrise Special: Our most popular Dive Plan for vacationing divers.
    Including: 5 daily dives and Free Nitrox EAN 32 to single cylinder users. Optional Multi-cylinders with custom blends.

Technical Diving

Customised gas blends in doubles and/or additional pony bottles are available from 2 onboard blending stations for technical divers.

Technical diving facilities include banded double tanks with ISO manifolds, pony bottles of various sizes and 6 sets of custom rebreather cylinders. Onboard Oxygen generators with Haskell booster pumps provide our supply of O2 and we can obtain Helium and 'sorb' by request.

Custom dispatched dive launches and crew create ease of alternate schedules for extended deep diving. Special gas blends for Nitrox, Tri-mix, or rebreathers are performed at an onboard blending station. Extra charges apply. Please inquire.

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Destinations Truk Lagoon
Facilities Internet, Jacuzzi, Rebreathe Friendly
Languages spoken English

Schedules & routes

Date Duration Destination Departure - Arrival Price
23/02/2019 to 02/03/2019 7 nights Truk Lagoon Weno - Weno From $2,195.00 Detail
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Prices & conditions

Destination Duration Cabin Price
Truk Lagoon 7 nights Deluxe Lower Deck From $2,195.00

Included

  • Air tanks & weights & weight belts
  • Land transfer on arrival/depature date
  • All meals & complimentary beverages (water & tea & coffee)
  • Dive guide service
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Dinner on final evening
  • Land tour & Island visit
  • Boat accident insurance

Not included

  • Alcoholic beverages (beer or/and wine)
  • Soft drinks in bottles and/or cans
  • Dive courses on board
  • Crew gratuity
  • Dive equipment rentals
  • Dive insurance
  • Travel insurance ( cancellation insurance)
  • Larger tank (15 L)
  • Nitrox fills
  • Marine park fees/Port fees

Useful information

Truk Lagoon

Period : Liveaboards run trips year round.

Visa's : Visas are NOT required for all tourists staying less than 30 days. All travellers should have an on-ward flight ticket when entering the country.

Climat : Chuuk's tropical oceanic climate is consistently warm and humid, with some of the most uniform year-round temperatures in the world. Most days it is around 27°C. Some days it gets up to 32°C and sometimes the temperature may drop to 21°C. It is a little drier, cooler and breezier between December and April. The wettest months are October and November. Typhoon season is between August and December but Chuuk rarely gets a direct hit from a typhoon.

Water : The sheltered waters of Truk Lagoon provide a most comfortable dive location with the water temperature normally between 28-29°C, no thermoclines or currents and good visibility between 12 - 30 metres.

Clothing : Light clothes are recommended throughout the year, Nights can be chilly and/or drizzly so bringing a sweater, light jacket is recommended.

Plugs : Type A/B electrical plugs (US standard) 120V @ 60Hz

Flights : United Airlines flies to Turk (Chuuk) from Guam and from Palikir.

Currency : Local currency is U.S. Dollar (USD), Credit Cards are widely accepted at resorts. It is recommended to bring cash along with you, as ATM and money changing facilities are limited.

Diver's reviews (1)

Martin & David, 29/06/2014

So Me and my friend David just back from Truk not long ago and we really enjoyed a lot there and we both saw the reason why we should do a Tech course. I love wreck dive, so i really enjoyed the fatastic wreck in Truck Logoon, and no wonder why people told me that here is the top one wreck diving destination in the whole world. For the divers who wants to go there, i high recommmed you buy a full covered dive insurance with you! The boat Thorfinn was a bit old style to us with stander facilities (cabin). But it was huge compare to another liveaboard, and good value for technical divers.

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