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Dive Review of Truk Blue Lagoon Resort in
Micronesia/Chuuk, FSM

Truk Blue Lagoon Resort, Oct, 2013,

by Fabio Conti, Rio de Janeiro, BR (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 7320.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments In general terms I had no surprises. Wrecks were fantastic, dive staff nice, flexible and attentive to your requests. The last day I got just a little frustrated because guides couldn't find the most desired wreck, the KATSURAGISAN MARU, but they promptly compensate that with other fantastic wreck (OITE). It seems that the main cause for not finding the wreck was either loss of marking buoy or sinking of this buoy due to possible strong currents (the wreck is located in the northeast pass). Anyway, I think they could start using portable GPS instead of relying in landmarks and buoys only. In case of buoy loss we could dive the wreck just dropping ourselves right over it.
The other issue that frustrated me a little bit was the ships' artifacts. It looked to me that in some wrecks, divemasters displaced small artifacts from original places in order to allow less experienced divers look at them without the need of penetration diving. This took the originality of the wreck leaving an artificial climate to the dive.
Despite the above mentioned problems, I have no complaints about the operation, the staff and dive itself. It was a fantastic experience that I recommend to any diver.
Websites Truk Blue Lagoon Resort   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Usually my dives are in the brazilian coast, but I've been diving for many years. I've been in Caribbean, Coco's Island, Galapagos, Florida Keys, California, Great lakes, Mediterranean, French Polynesia, Australia, Truk Lagoon etc.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 27-28°C / 81-82°F Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 15-30 M / 49-98 Ft

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Generally speaking, divemasters keep control of depth and time since all dives are guided. But they are flexible with dive times if we do tek diving
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics 1 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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