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Dive Review of Blue Lagoon Dive Resort in
Micronesia/Truk (Chuuk)

Blue Lagoon Dive Resort, Mar, 2005,

by Charles Menbeck, Illinois, USA . Report 1625.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Florida Keys, Grand Cayman, Cozumel, St. Lucia, Bonaire, Indonesia, Palau, Yap.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy
Water Temp 79 to 83 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 2
Water Visibility 50 to 75 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments I enjoyed the diving here so much that I returned 5 years later. The Blue Lagoon Resort is simply beautiful with all of its Palm Trees spread out profusely over the grounds. I said it before years ago and I'll say it again, the room view from the deck was the best I have ever seen. Try to stay on the second floor in room 407 (best). If not available, request 406 or 405. You'll see what I mean. For what I was paying there (Blue Lagoon Resort is not cheap), I thought they could do better on the quality of the dive boats to give you more room and protection from the elements. They're 6-pack like boats. You sit in a square configuration with the other divers. Plywooded and 2x4'ed in large oversized rowboats with engines on steroids. Nice to get out there fast as the resort is conviently located right where all the major wrecks are. But the boat drivers don't like to slow down when it gets quite choppy, thereby producing a very rough ride with plenty of water spray in your face and on your dry back. For a couple rides there, I thought I was on a mechanical bull being thrown around. Not good when you need to be strong for a deep dive. Noboy likes to show up at a dive site queasy. So I was puzzled why the boat drivers were so aggresive. Due to all that over spray before and after the dives, I wound up having a nasty sinus infection for the last few days. Yes, it cut my diving short. I wasn't thrilled knowing how it happened. The dive sites were as usual, great. We did the Nipo Maru. I think I'll have some great wreck photos from that one. After that dive, we went to "JEEP" Island (Japanese Expedition Exploratory Party in the 1940's) to eat our lunch. That island looked like it was directly in the middle of nowhere on the ocean and right out of Islands Magazine. It was about 400' in diameter loaded with exotic Trees, 5 different shades of water colors and loaded with Palm Trees. When we arrived, two barking dogs, wagging their tails, greeted us. Bring your cameras! Other top dives are the Fujikawa Maru, and the Shinokoku Maru. Cobalt blue waters that are warm (82 degrees) with little or no current. A Wreck Divers Dream destination. Don't look for too much to do in town or at night. You come here stricly for the divng and world class tropical scenery.
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