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Dive Review of Truk Blue Lagoon Resort in

Truk Blue Lagoon Resort: "Blue Lagoon Resort August 2017", Nov, 2017,

by Ellen Marie Smith, MN, US (Contributor Contributor 15 reports with 6 Helpful votes). Report 9954.

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Snorkeling N/A
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Beginners 3 stars
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Comments Traveling from Palau to Truk requires a stop in Guam and is an all-night endeavor. We had a three hour layover in Guam and arrived in Truk in the early hours of the morning. The island of Chuuk (aka Truk) was a stark contrast to Yap & Palau. It is ‘real’ third world country and doesn’t feel safe from the moment you set foot in the airport. The three-mile trip to the Blue Lagoon Resort is slow due to terrible road conditions. Our driver wasn’t friendly and there is an “unwelcoming” feel to the people, probably due to the abject poverty that most of them from island face each day. The sights on the way to the resort say it all and we were told not to venture off the resort by many people we met both in Yap and Palau. The resort resembles a northern Minnesota fishing resort. Not fancy, but has what you need. Air conditioning worked and there was the occasional warm shower. Once we were safely ensconced at the Blue Lagoon Resort there really was’t anything to do but relax and have a cocktail. (no diving after staying up all night for me!) The property is safe for the most part, though there was an attempted break-in on ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Red Sea, Galapagos, Hawaii, Caribbean (Cozumel, Belize, Turneffe, Utila, Turks & Caicos, St. Martin, Nevis & St. Kitts), California, Cocos, Socorro, & Ustica (Italy), Yap, Palau, & Truk.
Closest Airport Getting There From Palau - fly to Guam, connect to Chuuk (Truk) in the middle of the night

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 84-86°F / 29-30°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 50-100 Ft/ 15-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Stay with divemaster, surface with group. (There was a deco line and a spare tank hanging from the boat at 15ft)
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments You may need to ask for a rinse tank on the boat. Boat crew was careful with my camera. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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By Graham McGregorin Kilmacolm, GB at Nov 05, 2017 11:23 EST  
We stayed at Blue Lagoon in October 2016. It is undoubtedly the best land-based option on Chuuk. We didn't leave the resort other than to dive and I wouldn't feel entirely comfortable doing so. We saw evidence of vehicles that had been attacked by locals. We were told they do this sometimes when they get drunk. The boat trips to the sites were on average 20 minutes, so I'm not convinced of the need to be on a liveaboard. The resort dive operation was OK although we had our own gear. Our guide was fine but while we dove on "thin" Nitrox (N28) he was on air. On most wrecks this meant he showed us the wreck for 30 or so minutes then disappeared back to the surface and left us to complete the dive. This wasn't a problem but was a bit odd. We asked for and got 4 day dives each day.
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