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Dive Review of Blue Lagoon Divers/Blue Lagoon Resort in
Micronesia/Truk

Blue Lagoon Divers/Blue Lagoon Resort, May, 2003,

by Larry and Terry Roth, FL, USA . Report 1170.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Around the world; many trips to Pacific including Bikini Atoll.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy, cloudy Seas calm, choppy, noCurrents
Water Temp 84 to 85 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 80 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Dive guides let us choose ships and profiles to dive.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 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 5 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments A wreck diver / photographer's paradise for historical shipwrecks.
Shore based facilities provided ample power for recharging lights and batteries. A power strip is handy to set up a camera table in your room.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Truk Lagoon has some of the best wreck diving in the world. This was our fourth trip to Truk and we spent two weeks diving. The guides were, as always, accommodating and assisted us so were were able to dive many of the wrecks we had not previously visited. Blue Lagoon Divers has oxygen available and can mix nitrox, trimix and fill stage bottles with advance notice. The shop and staff were always willing to go the extra mile, including providing additional guides for trips to ships which were significant distances from Weno Island. We set up our doubles the first day and the boat crew set them up each day thereafter. Gear can be rinsed at the dock and stored in small concrete lockers nearby.

The dive shop is on the hotel grounds and most surface intervals are spent back at the hotel if desired. (I loved the ocean side hammocks).

We brought our own isolation manifolds and bands to set up double tank rigs. Next trip we will also bring stage bottle harness rigs and a equalizer whip. We normally made two dives on one set of tanks, but topping off from a single tank on the boat would have allowed us to make longer deep dives.

Diving the shipwrecks of Truk Lagoon is a must for anyone interested in history. The artifacts are protected, (although some divers do not respect that rule)and swimming through the ships is a wreck lover's dream. The shallower wrecks have amazing soft coral growth; in some cases, such as the Shinkoku Maru, it's hard to remember you are on a ship.

The coconut palm-studded hotel grounds include the island's best beaches and sunset views.

Photos of our trip are located in the Truk Section of the "Shipwreck Museum" at [seawolfproductions.com link] .
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