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Dive Review of Truk Siren in

Truk Siren: "Surprisingly interesting and good diving.", Mar, 2015,

by elizabeth idell, AL, US (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports with 5 Helpful votes). Report 8597.

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
Corals 4 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 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo 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. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 1 stars
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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. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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