Liveaboard At A Glance
The Odyssey is a superbly equipped, 132' steel hull vessel that takes just 16 divers in either twin/double share cabins or in one of 2 single cabins. All cabins are spacious with air-conditioning and en-suite bathrooms. The Odyssey is a superb choice for those looking for a higher standard of accommodation and service in Truk Lagoon while offering superb diving services. The Odyssey runs 7nt trips with up to 5 dives per day. Generally, dives are made directly from the Odyssey's large dive deck at the rear of the liveaboard. During the safari the liveaboard will move it's anchorage to position itself over the many impressive wrecks that are scatttered aroud the seabed in the waters of Truk Lagoon.
Originally built in 1978, the Odyssey began her life as a small cruise ship in Fiji, accommodating up to 40 guests. Two decades later she was bought by her current owners and was completely transformed in 1999. The 20 cabins she once had were stripped out and replaced with 9 modern and spacious staterooms to accommodate just 16 divers in comfort. At 40m in length, there is ample space on board to relax and to prepare your dive equipment and cameras. There is a large, air conditioned dining area and bar with large tinted windows for guests to enjoy the scenic views and tropical sunsets. A separate entertainment lounge has a TV, VCR and DVD player, as well as a library and small bar. To the rear of the lounge there is a spacious outdoor sundeck with tables, chairs and sun loungers and a partially shaded section to escape the rays of the tropical sunshine. This is the area where dive briefings are given.
The Odyssey has a very spacious dive platform at the rear of the boat. Each diver is assigned a private seat and personal locker and facilities include two gear rinse tanks and two camera tanks, as well as a three tiered camera table to prepare equipment. There is also a freswater shower to rinse yourself off after dives and warm deck towels are provided. The majority of diving is done directly from the dive platform, with the Odyssey moored over the wreck, while other dive sites are reached by one of two aluminium tenders. There are 11ltr aluminium tanks, with both DIN and yoke valves, and steel 15ltr tanks. Nitrox is available for certified divers and there are twin-tank set ups for technical divers. A fixed deco bar hangs below the boat on all dives for deco stops. Up to five dives per day are offered during each 7 night trip.
Schedule & Itinerary
The Odyssey runs 7nt itineraries from Sunday to Sunday, with boarding time starting from 5pm. Crew members will collect you either directly from the airport, or from one of the resort hotels in Truk if you are staying there beforehand. Six days diving up to 5 dives per day are offered and all areas are covered with each cruise. Prices exclude 5% VAT/Service Tax. For divers wishing to do two trips back to back there is a 20% discount on the second trip. Non divers travelling with a diver will receive a 10% discount.
The most common routing to Truk Lagoon is via Manila. If you are travelling through or from the UK we can arrange flights to Manila on either award winning Emirates, Cathay Pacific, Singapore or Malaysian Airlines -we are very pleased to be able to offer our clients 30kgs luggage allowance for dive equipment with each of these carriers. From Manila your onward flight to Truk Lagoon will be on United Airlines via a transit through Guam. Flights to Truk Lagoon operate just three times per week so you will need to have accommodation at a resort before or after boarding the Odyssey liveaboard, and we will be happy to arrange this for you. You can choose to stay at either the Truk Blue Lagoon Resort or at the Truk Stop Hotel. Both are wonderful hotels and an easy 15-30 minute drive from the airport. Someone from the Odyssey will collect you from your hotel by tender to whisk you over to the liveaboard, usually anchored just a short boat ride away. The Odyssey operates throughout the year on 7 night itineraries from Sunday to Sunday. Since your flight to Truk Lagoon will transit through Guam, which is one of the main hubs for United Airlines flights operating throughout Micronesia. It is therefore very easy to combine your stay in Truk Lagoon with either a stay at Yap or Palau and combination holidays come highly recommended. We are very experienced in putting together combination itineraries to Micronesia, and we have first-hand knowledge of each of these destinations, so please give us a call to find out more and to get a personalised itinerary and quote to suit your requirements.
Late afternoon departure from the UK for overnight flight to Manila via Hong Kong
Evening arrival into Manila. Transfer to hotel for one night's accommodation
Depart Manila late evening for overnight flight to Truk via Guam
Arrive Truk in the morning and transfer to Blue Lagoon Resort for two nights
Transfer to Odyssey to begin 7 days fabulous diving exploring the immense wrecks of Truk Lagoon.
Transfer to Blue Lagoon Resort for two nights
Afternoon departure for flight to Manila via Guam, arriving late evening. Transfer to hotel for one night
Morning departure from Manila to UK via Hong Kong, arriving UK later in the evening.
2nts Manila + 4nts Truk Blue Lagoon Resort + 7nts Odyssey with up to 5 dives per day from £3177 per person plus £455 per person taxes
Price includes return international flights in economy class on Cathay Pacific from London Heathrow to Manila.
In Manila it includes a total of 2nts accommodation at the Manila Remington Hotel (1nt either side of Truk Lagoon) with breakfast on a twin/double share basis and free shuttle bus transfers from airport.
Price also includes return United Airlines flights from Manila to Truk in economy class.
In Truk Lagoon it includes transfers and total of 4nts accommodation at the Truk Blue Lagoon Resort on a twin/double share basis with breakfast.
For Odyssey it includes return transfers, 7nts accommodation on board in a twin/double cabin with all meals and beverages (including beer and wine), six days diving up to 5 dives per day with free Nitrox, and local services taxes.
Excluded: Truk Dive Permit currently US $30 per person payable locally