Destination Overview:
Scene of epic 1944 WWII battle
Japan’s Imperial Fleet vs. Allied attack planes
#1 wreck diving location in the world
Great coral and marine life too
Almost all visitors are divers
Moderate hotels

Diving Details:
The ultimate trip for wreck divers
Dozens of diveable WWII wrecks
Over 300 varieties of hard and soft corals
Typical diver is advanced
Technical diving available
Nitrox readily available
80-84 degree water year round
Vis is typically 50-100′
3 live-aboards

Insider Information:
Not a great place for a non-diver

Dive Operators

Dive Sites


image Truk Stop Hotel
image Blue Lagoon Resort



Non-Diving Activities

  • Tour historical WWII sites. See the Sapuk Lighthouse, the Tonotan Guns & Caves, Nefo Cave, the Japanese Communications Center, Etten Airfield and more.
  • Tour Weno township, the first European settlement in Truk, established by missionaries and traders in the late 1800’s.
  • Take in the view from the top of Mt. Tonachau.
  • Visit Wichon Waterfall.
  • Go snorkeling.
  • Enjoy a sportfishing charter.
  • Lounge on a beach.
  • Arrange an overnight stay on a ‘desert island’.
  • Shop for local handicrafts.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Truk is one of the four states of the Federated States of Micronesia, located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean just north of the equator. It lies west of Honolulu, east of Guam, and about 700 miles north of Papua New Guinea.

A flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu takes about 5 hours. From Honolulu, you’ll board the Continental Micronesia “Island Hopper”. Its route is Honolulu to Majuro in the Marshall Islands (5 hours), to Kwajalein in the Marshall Islands (1 hour), to Kosrae (1 hour), to Pohnpei (1 hour), to Truk (1 hour), to Guam (1.5 hours). So Honolulu to Truk requires 9 hours of flying time. An alternate route is to fly from Honolulu to Guam (8 hours), and then over to Truk (1.5 hours)

The official currency is the US dollar

English is the official language of government and commerce. Chuukese is the local language.

Visitors may enter on a 30 day tourism visa if they have a passport valid for 120 days past the date of departure from the FSM and a return or onward ticket.

The U.S. Embassy is located in Kolonia, Pohnpei on Kaselehlie Street (the main downtown street), across from the Pohnpei Botanical Gardens. The contact information is:
US Embassy
PO Box 1286
Kolonia, Pohnpei
FSM 96941
(691) 320-2187

Truk uses standard 110 volt outlets (same as US).

Please check with your airlines regarding luggage requirements and restrictions.

Continental Airlines (Continental Micronesia).

Yes, we always arrange for transfers to and from the airport.

Truk Lagoon is the greatest wreck diving destination in the world! More than 60 WWII Japanese war ships and aircraft were sunk during Operation Hailstorm in February of 1944. Now they lie peacefully on the lagoon floor waiting to be explored.

Most divers enjoy three to four dives a day, two in the morning, one or two in the afternoon. Night dives are also available.

While the water is warm enough to go without, we recommend wearing a 3mm wetsuit for protection.

Most wrecks are within a 25 minute boat ride.

E-tickets and vouchers are sent approximately 3 weeks prior to your departure.

Truk is 17 hours ahead of Los Angeles and 14 hours ahead of New York.