Why You Should Choose Thorfinn

Greetings Divers! Welcome aboard at famous Truk Lagoon..!   This report comes from the ship providing the most diving at this great WW2 shipwreck site. After 33 years utilizing various modes to dive these sites, our current refined system is providing the broadest views of near countless shipwrecks and aircraft downed in 3 major attacks 70…

Ready For Business In 2016!

Dear Travel Providers and Partners,   Thank you for the past interests and bookings supplied to the SS THORFINN through your resources.   We truly appreciate your business and are constantly working to provide more service features satisfying ever widening fields of technical diving, along with top parameters to all recreational levels that continue to…

Seiko Maru

  Seiko Maru 74 years ago today on the 17th July 1940 the Seiko Maru officially entered service  for the Japanese Dairen Steamship Company. After being requisitioned by the Japanese Navy they made use of her heavy cargo handling facilities to move goods from the Empire throughout the Pacific. On one of these journeys the Seiko was…

British Attack On Truk

One of the less publicised attacks on Truk was a raid carried out by a British led task group on the 14th – 15th June 1945. By this time Truk had been neutralised as a major threat to operations in the Pacific and ‘Operation Inmate’ as the attack was called wasn’t much more than a…

SS Thorfinn Engine Room

Boiler Re-tubing

We have just successfully completed sea trials on our starboard boiler which over the past few weeks has been getting re-tubed by a specialist team from the Philippines. Because we have two Foster Wheeler type D boilers it meant we could carry on diving operations as normal during this period. We continue to invest in our vessel, Truk Lagoon’s…

Aircraft on the deck of HMS Implacable R86

April Raid On Truk

On April 29th the American Task Force 58 launched their second major attack on Truk Lagoon. Although there had been a number of land based B-24 bombing runs on Truk from Rabaul the Japanese had managed to bring in a number of reinforcements. The Americans believed that taking the Lagoon would be too difficult by…

SS Thorfinn dive tender

Free Enriched Air Nitrox

Using ‘Enriched Air’ or ’Nitrox’ also sometimes called ’EANx’ is a great way to extend your bottom times without going into decompression especially on repetitive daily dives. As well as gaining longer no decompression limits, using enriched air nitrox also results in a reduced decompression penalty due to the lower level of nitrogen absorbed during…

Sankisan Maru in Truk Lagoon

Sankisan Maru in Truk Lagoon

The Sankisan Maru in Truk Lagoon is one of  the finest coral and artifact sites. This small to medium sized freighter with brimming holds of ordinance and ammunition, was originally anchored close off Uman Island’s west shores, cowering close to other larger empty ships drawing the American’s main concentration of bombs and torpedos. Her Captain…