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Dive Review of Truk Siren in
Micronesia/Truk

March, 2015, an Instant Reader Report by elizabeth idell, AL, US
Reviewer   (4 reports, with 3 Helpful votes)
"Surprisingly interesting and good diving."
Report Number 8597
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Worldwide
Closest Airport
Truk
Getting There
Through Guam on United
Airlines

Dive Conditions

Weather
cloudy  
Seas
calm, no currents  
Water Temp
70   to 80    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
30   to 150    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
no  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
Due to depths and penatrations recreational divers always dived with a
guide.  
Liveaboard?
yes 
Nitrox Available?
yes 
What I saw
Sharks
1 or 2 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
1 or 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  4 stars
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Boat Facilities
4 stars
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Comments
You need to plan for dark enclosed places a focusing light is a must. To
get good photos larger internal compartments you need bigger lights.
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Food
3 stars
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Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

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Beginners
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Comments  
I made this trip because I was also visiting Palau, I am a history buff,
retired military, and though I am not a wreck enthusiast but these are
really special wrecks. It was not Typhoon season. When I arrived in Palau
there was a Typhoon moving through Micronesia that moderately effected our
diving. Then leaving Palau to get to Truk (which is actually now called
Chuuk) another typhoon caused delays. Then after getting off of the Truk
Siren on the 28th of March we were actively involved in assisting
shipwrecked crew members from the Siren and Odyssey. And of course, we were
delayed leaving Truk. 
Due to the weather, when we arrived there were only 6 passengers that could
get into Truk. This made for a very intimate group and we got to know our
fellow passengers and crew quite well. Among the passengers there was one
technical diver, an instructor, two experienced divers (including myself),
and two brand new divers. Because of the depths that we were diving and the
wreck penatrations I would not recommend Truk to a new diver. However, our
group was very small, the instructor stuck with the "kids", who
were very calm and capable new divers, and the largest dive guide to guest
ratio was never bigger than 1-3. The tech diver usually dived alone. Water
was always calm. Visibility wasn't always great, did I mention there had
been some extreme, unseasonal weather, between 30-150 ft. But mostly around
50 ft. ...
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