Truk Master was constructed in 1974 and refit during 2015 to 2016, it was launched in mid 2016. The refit was overseen by the experienced yacht building team of Siren Fleet, Jan & Frank Van Der Linde. It is a 37 meters long, 7 meters wide professional steel dive liveaboard, with cruising speed at 10 knots, it provide 110/220 volt outlets with US plugs, there are many adapters available for fee use.
Truk Master‘s communal relaxation areas are split between the main deck and upper decks, comprising of a spacious indoor dining area, camera set up station, guest storage drawers, lounge bar with comfortable bench seating, as well as plasma screen TV, music system, library. There are also shaded outdoor seating lounge area and a sundeck for guest use.
For those who enjoy the sun, there is a flybridge as sun-deck with deck chairs (un-shaded), where guest can soak up the stunning views of the islands of Truk Lagoon.
Onboard, the chef offer a choice of international and local cuisine, all meals are served in buffet style. In between the meals, there is always some tasty treats for you to pick up. If you have any special dietary requirements, please let our booking agents know, so we can put an note for you.
There is a range of fruit juices, balck/green herbal teas, carbonated soft drinks available any time of the day, as well as instant and freshly brewed coffee. Guests may also select beer, wine or spirit from the cocktail bar for an additional fee, in accordace with local law, we have a "Ship-Only" bar policy.
Truk Master has a large shaded diving deck, with individual set up station, under bench storage for masks, fins and other personal items. A central camera table can be used to store prepared equipment ahead of the dive, with dedicated rinse tanks provided. There is also n deck shower hoses and an independent toilet.
Truk Master has 8 large guest cabins, it can welcome up to 16 guests on each trip:
All cabins have ensuite bathroom, wall fan, A/C, storage area, safety box, bathrobes, hairdryer, shower gel, US plug outlet 110 & 220 Volts, adapters.
1 Deluxe Cabin (# 8):
Located on the upper deck, this is the largest cabin onboard, comes with one large double bed, sitting area, seaview windows.
3 Premium Cabins (# 5, 6, 7):
Located on the main deck, each cabin comes with two single beds side by side upon request, it can be converted into one king size double bed, seaview windows.
1 Standard Cabins (# 4):
Located on the main deck, this cabin comes with two single beds, shower and toilet are separated, it's the second largest cabin onboard, however, the crew might be pass by this cabin to go to the staff cabin behind.
3 Standard Twin Cabins (# 1 - 3):
Located on the lower deck, with 2 single beds side by side, portholes.
4 dives per day, depending on conditions and route.
No dive provided on the day of arrival and departure.
Only 2 dives will be provided on the day before departure.
All diving will provide experienced guide to lead the dive.
Supports all types of totally closed-circuit rebreathers (CCR)
Offer Tri-mix support with helium and other Tec dive support
- Nitrox：Available with additional charge
- 15L Tanks：Available with additional charge
- REBREATHER Dive：Available with additional charge
- Technical Dive：Available with additional charge
- Dive Equipment Rental：Available with additional charge
- Dive insurance：Divers must have valid dive insurance
- Wi-Fi Internet ：Satellite internet available with extra cost
- Laundry Service：Available with additional charge
- Massage Service：Not available at the moment
- Payment on board：Cash (EUR/USD)
- Crew Number：11, include 2 - 3 dive guides
7 or 10 nights Truk Lagoon safaris - can welcome 16 divers per trip.
On a typical day we offer up to 4 day dives, however the 4th day dive may be substituted for a night dive when the boat is anchored within the lagoon. A 7 night itinerary provides for between 18-20 dives, whilst during our 10 night itineraries, up to 30 dives will be possible.
The diving day aboard the Truk Master is scheduled as follows:
Light Breakfast followed by a briefing and Dive 1
Full Breakfast, relaxation period, briefing and Dive 2
Lunch, relaxation period, briefing and Dive 3
Snack relaxation period, briefing and Dive 4, where possible
Many of the wrecks lie within recreational diving depths, however Truk Master also offers Tec diving facilities for those wishing to delve deeper in the wrecks and take a closer look at history.
Departing from Weno, our 7-night and 10-night liveaboard dive trips on Truk Master take you directly to the main concentration of wrecks located within the bay. Truk Master will moor over the deeper wrecks allowing an easy descent down the line directly on to the wreck. Technical divers will benefit from the support of the “mother ship”, whilst our 2 skiffs are able to shuttle less experienced divers to the shallower sites and offer reef diving as an alternative to the wrecks.
Our 7-night or 10-night itineraries allow you to explore not only many of the famous wrecks but to experience some superb reef diving also. There are numerous channels that cut through the reef which serve as hunting grounds for reef sharks and schooling pelagics which all add to the wonder of diving Truk.
Getting There :
The Truk Master embarks and disembarks at Chuuk International Airport (TKK) on Weno Island. Disembarkation at the end of the cruise will be just before 10am.
Most flights to Chuuk International Airport (TKK) require transit via Guam, United States. Other possibilities are: via Hawaii or Port Moresby.
Recommend Dive Level :
There are more than 60 wrecks in Truk Lagoon, however some of the signature sites lay beyond entry level depth limitations (18m / 60ft). Advanced level is recommended and for some wrecks deep diver (40m+) or tec-diving qualifications may be required.
Bikini Atoll & The Marshall Islands
10 & 11 nights Bikini safaris - Limited to 11 divers per trip.
13 & 14 nights Bikini + Marshall Islands safaris - Limited to 11 divers per trip.
As most wrecks at Bikini Atoll are beyond recreational depth limits, this itinerary is recommended only for technical divers with previous wreck experience. (Minimum of PADI Tec 50 level or equivalent, as the average depth of the wrecks is around 50 meters).
To get the most out of your dives in Bikini Atoll, highly recommended are:
TDI – Advanced Nitrox & Deco Procedures
IANTD – Tech Nitrox
NAUI – Tech Nitrox & Deco Techniques
ANDI – Technical Nitrox
Please also note that unguided wreck penetration is NOT allowed.
Your Cruise Director will schedule min. 2 dives per day. The diving day has a typical schedule as follows:
Breakfast followed by a briefing & Dive 1
Lunch, relaxation followed by briefing & Dive 2
Getting There :
Our itinerary is built around the United Airlines flight from Honolulu, Hawaii that serves both Kwajalein and Majuro. Depending on your itinerary, we highly recommend you use this flight to get to and from Kwajalein and/or Majuro.
A representative from Master Liveaboards will meet you at your arrival airport and will accompany you to the Truk Master. Please ensure you have a printed copy of the Master Liveaboards Sponsor Letter on hand when arriving in Kwajalein.
|Facilities||Nitrox support, Camera station, Internet, Rebreathe Friendly, Laundry|
Schedules & routes
|Date||Duration||Destination||Departure - Arrival||Price|
|02/11/2019 to 09/11/2019||7 nights||Truk Lagoon||Weno - Weno||From $3,095.00||Detail|
|01/12/2019 to 08/12/2019||7 nights||Truk Lagoon||Weno - Weno||From $4,345.00||Detail|
|08/12/2019 to 18/12/2019||10 nights||Truk Lagoon||Weno - Weno||From $4,345.00||Detail|
|18/12/2019 to 28/12/2019||10 nights||Truk Lagoon||Weno - Weno||From $3,395.00||Detail|
|29/12/2019 to 08/01/2020||10 nights||Truk Lagoon||Weno - Weno||From $4,345.00||Detail|
|08/01/2020 to 18/01/2020||10 nights||Truk Lagoon||Weno - Weno||From $4,345.00||Detail|
|19/01/2020 to 26/01/2020||7 nights||Truk Lagoon||Weno - Weno||From $3,095.00||Detail|
|29/01/2020 to 08/02/2020||10 nights||Truk Lagoon||Weno - Weno||From $4,345.00||Detail|
|09/02/2020 to 16/02/2020||7 nights||Truk Lagoon||Weno - Weno||From $3,095.00||Detail|
|16/02/2020 to 26/02/2020||10 nights||Truk Lagoon||Weno - Weno||From $4,345.00||Detail|
|26/02/2020 to 07/03/2020||10 nights||Truk Lagoon||Weno - Weno||From $4,345.00||Detail|
|08/03/2020 to 15/03/2020||7 nights||Truk Lagoon||Weno - Weno||From $3,095.00||Detail|
|15/03/2020 to 25/03/2020||10 nights||Truk Lagoon||Weno - Weno||From $4,345.00||Detail|
|25/03/2020 to 04/04/2020||10 nights||Truk Lagoon||Weno - Weno||From $4,345.00||Detail|
|05/04/2020 to 12/04/2020||7 nights||Truk Lagoon||Weno - Weno||From $3,095.00||Detail|
|11/11/2020 to 18/11/2020||7 nights||Truk Lagoon||Weno - Weno||From $3,095.00||Detail|
|18/11/2020 to 28/11/2020||10 nights||Truk Lagoon||Weno - Weno||From $4,345.00||Detail|
|29/11/2020 to 06/12/2020||7 nights||Truk Lagoon||Weno - Weno||From $3,195.00||Detail|
|09/12/2020 to 19/12/2020||10 nights||Truk Lagoon||Weno - Weno||From $4,345.00||Detail|
|20/12/2020 to 27/12/2020||7 nights||Truk Lagoon||Weno - Weno||From $3,095.00||Detail|
|27/12/2020 to 06/01/2021||10 nights||Truk Lagoon||Weno - Weno||From $4,345.00||Detail|
Prices & conditions
|Truk Lagoon||7 nights||Standard||From $3,095.00|
|Truk Lagoon||7 nights||Premium||From $3,195.00|
|Truk Lagoon||7 nights||Deluxe||From $3,395.00|
|Truk Lagoon||10 nights||Deluxe||From $3,395.00|
|Truk Lagoon||10 nights||Standard||From $4,345.00|
|Truk Lagoon||10 nights||Premium||From $4,495.00|
- Air tanks & weights & weight belts
- Daily housekeeping service
- Land transfer on arrival/depature date
- All meals & complimentary beverages (water & tea & coffee)
- Soft drinks in bottles and/or cans
- Dive guide service
- Fuel surcharge
- Dinner on final evening
- Land tour & Island visit
- Boat accident insurance
- Alcoholic beverages (beer or/and wine)
- Crew gratuity
- Dive equipment rentals
- Dive insurance
- Travel insurance ( cancellation insurance)
- Larger tank (15 L)
- Nitrox fills
- Marine park fees/Port fees
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.