Truk Lagoon and Palau

Dive Trips
Dates: Thursday, 31st December 2020 - Monday, 18th January 2021

Place: Blue Lagoon Resort - Truk, Palasia Hotel - Palau  |  City: Neiwe, Micronesia


10 Days diving in Chuuk – Thursday 31 DECJ 20 – Tuesday 12 JAN 21

6 Days diving in Chuuk – Monday 4 JAN 21 – Tuesday 12 JAN 21

Palau add on – Tuesday 12 JAN 21 – Monday 18 JAN 21

In FEB 1944 the war had turned for the US in the Pacific and the Japanese were solidly on defense.  Their main naval base was Truk Lagoon, the Gibraltar of the Pacific, and the next target for the Americans.  In the harbor is a number of ships sunk during the two-day air assault.  Most of the wrecks are within recreational limits, covered with coral and fish, and filled with artifacts.

You can choose either 6 or 10 days (3 dives a day) of diving with an option of going to Palau after Chuuk.  There are a number of flights to get to Chuuk.  The one I recommend is the Island Hopper on United but you choose how you arrive.  We will dive from 1 JAN or 5 JAN thru Sunday 10 JAN.  11 JAN is a day off to off gas, tour, relax and then fly out on Tuesday 12 JAN to Palau or home.

We will be staying at the Blue Lagoon Resort.  There is a restaurant, souvenir shop, museum, kayaks, a small bar, large green area, and a small beach along with other various amenities.  Diving will be done with Blue Lagoon Dive Shop.  They are very experienced.  We will use day boats to go to the various wrecks around the lagoon.  We will do 2 dives, come back for lunch, then head out for a third dive.  During the surface interval we may tour, snorkel, or just rest on one of the islands.  There is a locked area to store your gear overnight. 

3 dives a day 6 days 8 nights $1,550 ($600 non diver) or 10 days 12 nights $ 2,225 ($850 non diver).  2 dives a day $1,350 and $1,925Included in the price are airport transfers, and a double occupancy room Thursday 31 DEC 20 or Monday 4 JAN 21 thru Monday 11 JAN.  Not Included in priceare departure fee ($20), dive permit ($50), plane ticket, food, $35 per ride to ride the boat and snorkel while we dive.

Video of Truk diving:

n Palau we will arrive Tuesday evening diving Wednesday 13 JAN thru Saturday 16 JAN, Sunday 17 JAN day off, and then Monday 18 JAN fly home. We will dive with Sam’s Tours; another 1st class organization.  The diving is mostly drift diving with a large number of animals and corals.  We will use day boats on Palau doing 2 dives in the morning, a box lunch on an island then an afternoon dive before returning to the hotel.  We will snorkel Jelly Fish Lake one of the days.  The Palasia Hotel is located downtown allowing us a variety of restaurants to eat dinner and shops to buy various items.  The hotel has breakfast included. 

$1300 ($425) If you want a Bay view room it is $1350 ($490).  The (price) is for just the room, no diving.   Included in the price are 3 dives a day, Nitrox, breakfast at hotel, box lunch, and a double occupancy room Tuesday 12 JAN thru Sunday 17 JAN.  Not Included in price are dive permit ($100), Jellyfish Lake ($35), plane ticket, food (unless otherwise noted).  There are a number of things/tours to do if you aren’t diving.

This is an amazing opportunity to dive what has been called the World’s Best Wreck Dive location.  The price will never be better.  We have worked hard to put together the best trip yet to the South Pacific.  Whether you choose to go on to Palau or just dive Chuuk, you will not be disappointed.  The number of things to see and experience in both locations cannot be compared to any other.   On many dives you will be able to do your safety stop looking at corals, fish, or a shipwreck. 

Palau - Jellyfish lake video

If you have any questions please contact MidWest School of Diving - Mark @ 651-653-1174 (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Hanz text/phone 651-208-9277 (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

$100 non-refundable deposit to hold your spot. 

Balance due 1 NOV 2020

Call MidWest School of Diving at 651-653-1174 for more information!  





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Neiwe, Micronesia


All Dates

  • From Thursday, 31st December 2020 to Monday, 18th January 2021

Personal instruction, Excellent price

Personal instruction, equipment they used was fairly new and well maintained.  We liked the instructor, explained everything so that we could understand...very patient with the students.  Excellent price for the open water course.

- Dakota, Minneapolis, MN


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