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thomssi

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Truk
« on: 25 Jun 11, 17:47 »
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  • Just got back from diving Truk Lagoon (Chuuk).

    If you are into wrecks it is pretty astonishing, makes everywhere else just look silly.  Done lots of dives on places like Liberty at Tulamben before and this just isn't worth comparing.  Boats, planes and subs, planes IN boats, tanks ON boats, trucks IN boats..... All very much intact and remarkable stuff on and in them (San Francisco Maru still has 3 tanks on the deck plus mines, depth charges etc).

    It is very worthwhile although v exp and a pain in the ass to get to (bloody Americans to start with in Guam, wtf do you need to go through US immigration when in transit?????).  Also many deco dives and not diving air much.

    Also had a surface interval swimming first with dolphins then with grey and silvertip sharks.  Anyway, if into this I'd thoroughly recommend it, if not then you should be or get a new hobby.

    Stayed at Truk Stop and they were great.  Hopefully some photos to come, I'm not a photog but buddies were and hopefully they will let me share.

    caledfwlch

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    Re: Truk
    « Reply #1 on: 25 Jun 11, 18:00 »
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  • Mate, how about the blobs of oil leaking from the ships? Any effect on your diving?

    thomssi

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    Re: Truk
    « Reply #2 on: 27 Jun 11, 10:55 »
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  • Very little oil leaking.  Apparently some documentary was on about it being a disaster waiting to happen but not from what I saw. There was the odd site with slight oil leakage evident but had zero impact on our diving.

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    Re: Truk
    « Reply #3 on: 27 Jun 11, 15:00 »
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  • Yea it was that documentary about a disaster waiting to happen.

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    Re: Truk
    « Reply #4 on: 27 Jun 11, 19:53 »
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  • Yea it was that documentary about a disaster waiting to happen.

    Its bollocks.

    Diving was awesome.

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    Re: Truk
    « Reply #5 on: 11 Jul 11, 23:39 »
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  • Hi
    Any pics to share?
    Roger

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    Re: Truk
    « Reply #6 on: 12 Jul 11, 11:19 »
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  • I didn't take any.  A number of others did though but I haven't seen them yet.  Will find out if they are willing to let me put any up once I have seen them.

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    Re: Truk
    « Reply #7 on: 12 Jul 11, 12:20 »
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