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Micronesia & Pacific - Liveaboards


Choose a scuba diving holiday to Micronesia & the Pacific which offers adventures for those wanting an exploratory and exotic diving holiday. Meet unique and rare marine creatures and dive sites of unsurpassed beauty that will leave memories for a lifetime. Dive holidays in Micronesia are famous for the chance to see World War II wrecks.

Palau, made up of 300 mostly unihabited islands that look like 'mushrooms'. From caves to soft corals, mantas to giant shoals, sharks and 1500 variety of fish. This is a truly special destination.

Truk Lagoon famously has hundreds of World War II japanese wrecks lying in 35m water almost intact. Historically facinating and an excellent twin centre trip with Palau.

Explore the magic of Fiji and Hawaii aboard a luxury liveaboard or enjoy the pure escapism on the paradise island of Bora Bora in your own water villa.


Truk Lagoon Liveaboard - Truk Lagoon, Micronesia & Pacific

Diving from the SS Thorfinn in Truk lagoon offers warm, tropical water conditions with access to the 30 dive sites around the sheltered islands. Diving in this part of Micronesia suits all levels of diver with shallow, snorkeling sites to deep wrecks for more advanced divers. With minimal currents and good visibility, photographers enjoy conditions to get amazing results. The Thorfinn offers personal diving programmes to suit individual requirements.

Accommodation
10 double occupancy cabins for up to 20 guests. Eight cabins have private facilities and the 2 share facilities. Cabins have 

Facilities
The ship has 5 decks with navigation bridge, dive launch storage and after sun deck with lounge chairs and shade canopy. Below deck there is a Guest Lounge seating up to 30 persons with bar, DVD and reading library, CD player with IPod connection, Plasma TV, SatCom internet, Spa area for 11 persons, 2 camera service/storage tables, dining room with 5 tables seating up to 26 persons.

Diving
There are a choice of 30+ wrecks in a week. Diving from ribs operates 7 days a week with up to 5 dives a day on 5 different sites. Diving is from covered 30ft tenders launches allowing groups to dive at different locations during the day to avoid over crowding a single mooring. Dive guides accompany each group. Technical divers have the choice of optional banded double cylinders, 3-4 ltr pony bottles, and special re-breather bottles which should be requested in advance. Two onboard oxygen generators permit custom gas blending up to 100% O2 content. Both SodaSorb or Sofnalime are stocked aboard, along with Helium that should be advance requested to ensure sufficient on-hand quantities are available as required. Detailed specifications of diving equipment are available on request. Structures and safety gear comply with IMO (International Maritime Organization) standards.

Fact File

Diving Conditions

Boat Diving Liveaboard Wreck Diving Tech Diving

Suitability:

Beginners 

Intermediates 

Advanced 

Technical 

 

Best Time: Year round.

Average Air temps: 27-32°C

Average Water temps: 22-29°C

Visibility: 10-30m

Top Dive Sites: Famous Fujikawa Maru at just over 30m, Yamagiri Maru freighter (134m length),Heian Maur & Gose Maru submarines. Plus many aircraft wrecks at shallower depths.

Great Reasons to Dive in Truk Lagoon

  • World class wreck diving.
  • WWII Japanese & US plane, submarine & ship wrecks.
  • Many intact wreck features plus tanks, trucks, guns & artifacts.
  • Reefs with varied marine life.
  • Shallow sites.
  • Liveaboard and shore based options.
  • Closed circuit rebreather and technical diving.

 

Dive Holidays Sportif

Sportif Dive is a specialist tour operator offering a wide range of diving holidays all over the world. Our choice of destinations is extensive from established locations in the Red Sea, Maldives, Caribbean and the Far East to the exotic and unusual such as Rodrigues Island in the Indian Ocean, Wakatobi, Truk, Palau, South America & the Pacific. Whether you are looking to for a Learn to Dive course, group expedition or trip of a lifetime we can help. With over 30 years experience and a personal approach, we can advise on the ideal location to suit your needs, at a price to suit your budget.

Our extensive knowledge of the destinations means we can recommend the right location for you. Our diving centres are selected for their excellent standards of service and safety. Whatever your priority, whether starting out or wishing to dive a technically challenging site we can recommend a range of options offering the best diving for when you wish to travel. We can organise all your travel arrangements for you, pre-book equipment and diving packages in advance to maximise your time when you get there.

As an independent tour operator, we select only the hotels, liveaboards and diving centres that offer the best standards and quality of service but at the right price. Without the overheads of a large mass market operator, we can offer the best value diving holidays often with great discounts and special offers.

Our consultants have many years experience in travel and are divers. They are able to closely match your needs and take time to recommend from a carefully selected range of accommodation and diving packages. With first hand knowledge, they are passionate about diving and travel and providing the perfect holiday for you.

Sportif also have a specialist multisport division offering instruction and rental packages for windsurfing, kitesurfing and surfing. Our specialist centres are located in some of our diving resorts, often minutes from the Dive Centre for easy coordination of activities. Packages offered included taster and learn to right through to intensive coaching weeks up to expert level. Children can start from 8 years.

Sportif Dive are an ATOL bonded operator which means that every element of your holiday is secure. With the worry of disruption to your holiday plans from weather disruption or airline failure you can be sure that we will be there to help every step of the way.