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Maps of wrecks in Truk

Discussion in 'Wreck Diving' started by dbramley, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. dbramley

    dbramley Solo Diver

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    Going to Truk for first time this fall. Does anyone know if there are any maps of the wrecks out there? I have Dan Baileys book, but was looking for maps of the actual wrecks.

    Thanks,

    Dan
     
  2. dbramley

    dbramley Solo Diver

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    anyone want to take a stab at this one?
     
  3. boydski

    boydski Captain

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    Who are you diving with in Truk?

    The Odyssey and some of the local dive shops sell plasicized maps/cards of the more popular wrecks in Truk Lagoon. You should be able to pick them up while you are there.
     
  4. tedj01

    tedj01 Instructor, Scuba

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  5. Lucy's Diver

    Lucy's Diver Contributor

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    I just got back from a week on the Odessey. Best recreational diving I ever did.
     
  6. type911

    type911 New

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    theres a sub hunter if memory serves its called the suzuki maru. 45min of bottom time to explore. its just below the surface. A must do. If you are confident in your ability the Sanfrancisco Maru is a must, it is deep though. you will be around 200' below. best dive trip I have ever had.
     
  7. Kevrumbo

    Kevrumbo Banned

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  8. Lucy's Diver

    Lucy's Diver Contributor

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    The San Fran is a pristine wreck, and pretty deep. I maxed out at 182 fsw in the forward hold. I did about 12 minutes in the hold and on deck at 165 fsw on 25% nitrox. Minor deco. Forward hold holds dozens of huge bombs, and there are small Japanese tanks on the deck at 165 fsw.
    If you are comfortable with the amount of penetration it requires go into the machine shop of the Kensho Maru. I did it with a guide. Huge open machine shop with wrenches arranged on the wall, all the way form what was probably a 1/2 inch crescent to maybe a 3 inch crescent (which was a good 3 feet long), the bench grinders, pressure gauges, etc. are all still fully intact.
    The Fujikawa Maru is also awesome. Huge open area above the engines, but a little tight to get in without touching anything. There's a compressor a little deeper in called R2D2 due to its resemblance to the Star Wars robot, great photo op. This is also a wreck that has incredible penetration possibilities. This one I also did with a guide, deeper in the engine room and the machine shop was incredible.
    The Hoki Maru is also a dive you have to do. There are bulldozers laying on top of support beams, these I beams are the only things holding the bulldozers from falling to the bottom of the aft hold. They are corroded and bending under the weight.
    The one combat ship we did was a destroyer that the dive op asked us not to penetrate due to the tight passageways and compartmentalization. That was fine, the bay is full of massive freighters full of military equipment with wide open holds and engine rooms/machine shops that require penetration but tend to be fairly open.
    There's also one (forgot the name) where one of the hold is full of smashed Zeros. A dive within a dive.
     
  9. Kevrumbo

    Kevrumbo Banned

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    Hey Lucy's Diver,

    Recognize any of these Truk Wrecks without looking at the captions?
    (pictures from my trip 09 to 28 Dec '07). . .
     
  10. Lucy's Diver

    Lucy's Diver Contributor

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    I remember all that stuff. Could not name them off without looking at the captions or going back to my log though.
    I have to get back there in a few years.
     

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