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Dive Review of Master Liveaboards in
Micronesia/Chuk Lagoon

Master Liveaboards: "The ultimate wreck dives but if you don't like wrecks don't go", Oct, 2017,

by Adam Preston, Surat, TH (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 7 reports with 6 Helpful votes). Report 9853.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Professional service all round from Master Liveaboards. My group and myself have been on many live-aboards from Aggressor and Mermaid to Undersea Group in Cocos and we had no complaints from Master Fleet. Dive master services, food overall comfort on board all very good. One small point: some of the cabins quite small with very little storage space. Lucky the boat was not full and 2 of the smallest "double cabins" has only one person in each.

For divers who love wrecks Chuk or Truk needs no introduction and will not disappoint. Every dive an amazing experience. But don't go for diversity of marine life. Not that much to see apart from the wrecks and more wrecks.

Only other downside is the cost and attitude of United Airlines which are the only way to fly into Weno from Guam and the aggressive attitude of the American officials when passing through Guam. In both directions United had oversold seats and wanted to pay people to take another flight. Service onboard rude and aggressive. Guam immigration consists of long pointless questionnaires (everyone needs visa anyway even to transit) and if the box it not ticked in the right way you are sent back to complete a new form.
Websites Master Liveaboards   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Maldives, Raja Amat, Komodo, Cocos, Sipadan, Thailand, Philippines, Fiji, Bali
Closest Airport Weno Getting There Guam to Weno United Airlines has monopoly and easy to see that in the high price and low levels of service

Dive Conditions

Weather rainy Seas choppy
Water Temp 18-22°C / 64-72°F Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 10-15 M / 33-49 Ft

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions since most of the wrecks were sitting at depths of 40 meters it was important to go from deep to shallow and watch profiles. Also penetration was strictly monitored
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 2 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]
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