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

March, 2005, an Instant Reader Report by Charles Menbeck, Illinois, USA
Report Number 1625
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Florida Keys, Grand Cayman, Cozumel, St. Lucia, Bonaire, Indonesia, Palau,
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
79   to 83    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 75    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  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
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars   
4 stars    
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
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