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Truk Master

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The sleek & sturdy Truk Master underwent a total re-fit in 2016. She accommodates a maximum of 16 divers (11 to Bikini Atoll), taking them to experience the wonders of the wrecks of Truk Lagoon & Bikini Atoll.

 A word from Dom :  "I think the choice of this vessel for Truk Lagoon & Bikini Atoll is ideal.  Totally refitted, sturdy and stable, with tech diving capacity, she offers everything a wreck diver desires.".... Dominick Macan

 

  • 1 upper deck master DOUBLE stateroom
    double bed & picture windows
    3 main deck DOUBLE/TWIN staterooms
    double bed or 2 twin beds (adjacent) & picture window
    1 main deck TWIN stateroom
    2 twin beds (adjacent) & picture window
    3 lower deck TWIN staterooms
    2 twin beds (adjacent) & port windows
    All staterooms have air conditioning, private ensuite bathroom, storage & a safe.

  • up to 4 dives per day (including a night dive where possible)
    12 liter alu tanks (DIN & INT valves)...15 liter alu tanks (at extra cost)
    scuba gear rental (by advance request)
    nitrox
    tech/re-breather friendly
    water temperature: 78 - 82F, 25 - 28C
    3 - 5 mm full wetsuit recommended

  • booster pump for gas blending & rebreather tank fills
    deco bar for stage/deco stops
    manifold twin-tanks (DIN & Intational available)
    MKVI filters (upon request) & Sofno lime for rebreathers
    rebreather tanks
    12L deco stage tanks (band, sling & clips)
    40cuft/80cuft stage/bailout cylinders 
    oxygen & hydrogen

  • accommodation & diving
    meals, snacks & non-alcoholic beverages (except carbonated)
    compressed air, tanks, weights & weight belts
    airport transfers
    scheduled land visits
  • international & domestic airfare
    carbonated & alcoholic beverages
    scuba rental gear (by advance request)
    15 liter tanks
    nitrox & tech diving
    marine park & port fees


ON BOARD TRUK MASTER


  • 1front deck
    sun deck
  • 3salon
    salon
  • 4dining
    dining area
  • 2bar
    bar
  • 5double
    double stateroom
  • 6twin
    twin stateroom
  • 6twin
    twin stateroom
  • 8tiwn3
    twin stateroom
  • 9dive deck
    dive deck
  • truk camera area opt
    camera area


COMFORTABLE LIVING


With 3 full decks and a fly bridge, you'll finld plenty of space for relaxation and good accommodation for your dive equipment and camera preparation. 

Guest cabins span the 3 decks and all are en-suite with individual air conditioning units.

On the upper deck, you can chill out in the combination lounge & bar area with its plasma screen.  Or, grab some sun - or perhaps a nap in the shaded section - on the large stern sun deck.  The bow deck is where you'll find the hot-tub.  After a punishing tech dive, it's the perfect option.  And, It's just in front of the spacious master suite.  Nice to know in case you're the lucky couple in the suite.

On the main deck, in addition to 4 cabins, you'll find the kitchen and comfortable dining room .... and to the rear a dive deck with loads of room.

And, the Captain welcomes you to join him at the fly-bridge, from where you can soak up some sun & the stunning views of the islands of Truk Lagoon.


EXPLORING THE WRECKS


The United States tested 67 nuclear weapons on the Marshall Islands between 1946 and 1958. ‘Castle Bravo’ in 1954 is the best-known. This 15-megaton TNT hydrogen atomic bomb was a thousand times more powerful than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima. It left a crater in the lagoon of 2 kilometres wide and 76 metres deep. 

For over 60 years, the nuclear ghost fleet (as these wrecks are known) lay in crystal clear waters which over time developed an abundance of marine life with thriving reefs and corals. Bikini Atoll was opened for diving in 1996, allowing divers to experience some of the most unique wreck diving in the world.  The diving is available to technical divers only and you need to be minimally normoxic trimix certified.

There will be 2 technical dives offered per day. For safety, the minimum surface interval between dives is 4 hours and it is mandatory to take an afternoon off mid-trip (optional land tour and beach BBQ will be offered instead of diving). Travel time between Ebeye Island and Bikini Atoll is 23-34 hours depending on conditions. It may be possible to dive the German heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen wreck near Kwajalein as a check dive before sailing overnight to Bikini Atoll.


DECK PLAN ... ITINERARY MAP ... TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS


View the deck & cabin layout here, the yacht specifications, the equipment & safety features and itinerary maps for Truk Master liveaboard .... open

 

DECK PLAN

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ITINERARY MAP

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SPECIFICATIONS

Built: 1974
Refit: 2016
Length: 37 metres
Breadth: 7 metres
Draft: 3 metres
Construction: Steel
Cruising Speed: 10 knots

PROFESSIONAL CREWS

Captain: 1
Engineer: 1
Second Engineer/Deckhand 1
Chefs: 2
Tender Drivers: 1
Housekeeper: 1
Host: 1
Dive Team: 3 

MACHINERY

Engines: 2 x Cummins 520 HP
Generators: 2 x 80 kw, 2 x 50kw
Water Storage: 20 tonnes

DIVING FACILITIES

Aqualung scuba equipment rental: Additional charges apply
UW Scooter rental: 2 Additional charges apply
12l Aluminium Tank
15l Aluminium: Additional charges apply
Weights
Valve Fittings: DIN and INT
Compressors: 3 x Coltri-Sub M16
Nitrox Bank System: Additional charges apply
Tech diving
Re-breather friendly No Re-breather rental available
Surface Marker Buoys

SAFETY EQUIPMENT

First Aid: Fully Stocked Kit
Emergency Responders
Emergency Oxygen
Automated Defibrillator
Life jackets: 35
Life Rafts: 2 x 15 person
Life Rings: 4
Radios: 2 x VHF
1 x SSB
4 x Handheld
EPIRB
Smoke Detectors
Co2 firefighting system + extinguishers 


Travel & cruise logistics


The 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. Passengers travelling from the Marshall Islands are required to pay an airport departure tax, for Kwajalein this is currently 20US$. This varies from airport to airport and must be paid in US$. 

At the time of writing, no visa is required for entering the Marshall Islands for US citizens, EU countries, Canada and most other Western countries. Nevertheless, it is imperative that you check for any updates and changes with their nearest Marshall Islands embassy or consulate as requirements evolve based on world politics and health concerns.

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