News from the Ships’s Log

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…

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…

Truk Lagoon Manta

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…

Truk Lagoon, Micronesia

December 2010 in Truk Lagoon

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…