The Nippo Maru is always a great dive due to its relatively shallow depth providing plenty of coral growth, its proximity to the main islands providing pelagic action and the huge amount of war memorabilia and ship remains including tanks, trucks and stacks of guns and ammunition. So this morning, after some preparation, we made…Details
On a windy day here in Truk Lagoon, the Aikoku Maru is close by and makes for a more comfortable 10 minute boat ride. After anchoring, we were secure on the wreck and with safety checks done, the ascent onto this deep, legendary technical site was magnificent. Schools of barracuda, dogtooth tuna and jacks flooded…Details
We decided this morning would be a good day to try for this deep, medium sized ex-cargo freighter lying on even keel in 50m of clear blue water. It can be difficult to hook as it is positioned between two ridges but after a 10 minute boat journey on this beautifully calm, still day, we…Details
Today we saw a friendly Manta Ray come in to get its parasites and skin cleaned on the Shinkoku Maru. The Shinkoku Maru is very popular with our divers as it very big, has several fantastic artifacts and guns but is also home to thousands of reef fish such as Longfin Butterflyfish who clean the…Details
Another successful month on board S.S. Thorfinn in arguably the world’s greatest diving location, Truk Lagoon. As the new Divemaster on board this magnificent ship I will endeavor to bring both wreck and diving enthusiasts up-to-date with current news and information from both Truk Lagoon and Thorfinn itself. This issue brings you news from the…Details
During a safety stop after diving the Fujikawa Maru today a friendly Bottlenose Dolphin visted divers. The young male dolphin interacted with us for about 15 minutes and then continued to frolic with the bow waters of the dive tender, Downrider 2, nearly all the way back to the ship.