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February 3 - 13, 2017
Dive Winnipesaukee is going to the South Pacific for a weeklong, wreck diving, liveaboard trip of a lifetime to Truk Lagoon with Odyssey Adventures.
The Odyssey is 132 feet long and operates on a Sunday to Sunday schedule. Our flight schedule will originate out of Boston on Friday, February 3, 2017 and we'll arrive at our destination around 9:30PM on Sunday, February 5, 2017 after crossing the International Dateline. An airport transfer to the Odyssey is included.
We will be doing 6 days of up to 5 dives per day. The water temperature ranges from 82 to 84 degrees Fahrenheit. Visability ranges from 30' to 100' depending upon where you are in the lagoon and there is little current.
Most of the wrecks are within the recreational diving depth limit of 130 feet. A few will have some portions of the wreck that are deeper but most of the wreck profile is shallower than 130 feet. It is not uncommon for a wreck to have its deepest depth at 130 feet and its shallowest depth at 30 feet. Most of the dive time in Truk Lagoon occurs in depths ranging from 50 to 100 feet. The technical part of diving in Truk comes more from wreck penetration than from depth. This is what allows the mix of skill levels on the dive sites. Novice divers can easily spend their time diving the outside of the wrecks with some light penetration of cargo holds and pilot houses. Technical divers can spend their time doing more extensive penetrations into engine rooms and other interior areas of the wrecks. Technical divers doing extensive penetration may find themselves incurring decompression requirements. On the other hand, recreational divers can enjoy long, shallower dives without incurring a need for decompression stops. During the week, a side trip to the San Francisco Maru is usually scheduled. This is one of the deeper wrecks in the lagoon (155 - 200 ft.). This dive is optional for those who are interested and qualified. During this dive the main boat will be at a different site to accommodate the recreational divers onboard.
For technical divers on the Odyssey, double tanks (aluminum 80 cu. ft.) with dual isolation valve manifold and bands can be provided. Doubles accommodate DIN or yoke style regulator first stages. Single 112 cu. ft. steel tanks, DIN or yoke can also be provided. Pony bottles (30 cu. ft.) with DIN or yoke valves can also be provided. Pony bottles can be used for backup or high O2 deco mixes. O2 for deco mixes at up to 100%, is available for a fee. Tri-mix is also available.
At the end of the week, we'll leave the Odyssey on Sunday morning at 8:00AM following a continental breakfast. The expected departing flight is Monday morning at about 2:30AM. We'll get a hotel room for the day. We'll be transferred from the Odyssey to the hotel. We'll also be picked up at the hotel later that night to go to the airport for the 2:30AM Monday departing flight.