Liveaboard Truk Lagoon

Odyssey Thorfinn Truk Master


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Type of boat: Steamer, built by Stord Shipyards, Norway, as Ice Class Antarctic whaler.
Major Reconstruction and extensive renovations 2007.
Length: 58 Meter / 170 ft
Beam: 10 Meter / 30 ft
Speed: 12 kts / max 17 kts
Guests: 22
Crew: Owner and Captain Lance E. Higgs (CND), international and multilingual Diveguides and up to 22 friendly Micronesian Crewmembers.
Cabins: 11
Cabin Facilities: Eleven air conditioned staterooms accommodate 22 guests in double occupancy.All rooms feature vanities, in room multi-system TV/DVD players, indirect lighting, full length closets, bright carpeting and modern décor.
Eight rooms located on 'D' and 'E' decks have double or queen size beds plus adjacent single berths.
Private showers and toilets are fitted in each of these quarters.
Three additional large rooms on 'C' deck are bright and spacious with semi private two shower rooms and two toilet rooms.
Amenities: 'C' deck Guest Lounge (Seating 30 persons, wet bar, DVD library, 4 channel sound CD/DVD player, 44in. hi def. Multi System Plasma TV.
'D' deck Dining Room (4 tables seating 26 persons, view windows, galley adjoining).
'D' deck Ship Boutique (Handicrafts, polo shirts, t-shirts, post cards, maps and books).
'C' deck Spa Area (large spa / jets, 2 camera service/storage tables, adjacent seating).
'D' deck inside - dive gear service center, rentals & ship's boutique.
'D' deck Dive Depts (2 duplicate Port/Starb'rd setups with showers, rinse sinks, filling stations, tank racks, gear bins).
Tenders: 2 X 30 ft RIB Heavy Duty Aluminum, covered - Twin Yamaha 150's

2 x 24 ft Kellahan Mfg heavy duty alloy modified V, with twin Yamaha 60's

1 x 24 ft Ozawa heavy duty modified fiberglass, with twin Yamaha 40's)
Meals & Drinks: Dining Lounges

Dedicated dining lounge on 'D' deck provides full guest individual seating at 5 separate tables.

Two chefs create a variety of delicious meals and daily fresh baked goods, with attention paid to all dietary needs.

Friendly dining room staff serve a la carte in sit down comfort and convenience.
Payment onboard: US$ cash or travelers cheques, credit cards (Master card and VISA only) with a 3% surcharge
Electricity onboard: 2 x Yanmar Diesels - 250 KW each 220 VAC, 3 phase each, 60 Hz
1 x Mitsubishi diesel - 40 KW, 60 Hz 3 phs

220 VAC, 3 phase SGL PHS
115 VAC, 3 phase SGL PHS
Security: 5 life rafts, Oxygen units, first-aid-kits

GPS...............................2 x Magellan Nav DLX-10
Radars ..........................2 x Furuno Navnet units 15 KW 60 mi
Gyro ..............................Sperry SR 120
Loran .............................Si-tex Koden Loran C 797
Sonar .............................Furuno Navnet Unit
Satcom ......................... JRC Fleet 77
Iridium ......................... voice phone
Iridium Open Port ........... Broadand 128 kbps Internet
Trimble Galaxy Sentinel.... Satellite C service
Board Electronics: Communications:
2 x Icom IC-M 700 Med. Freq. SSB radio telephones
2 x Icom IC-M 80 25w VHF radio telephones
1 x Sailor RT 144 VHF radio telephone
1 x Philips FM 880 Remote Radio Tel Terminal (with FSM Telecom)
1 x Alden Marinefax IV weather facsimile unit
1 x Kenwood R-2000 multi-band radio receiver
4 x Standard Mod. HX 250S hand held portable VHF r/t's
1 x Trimble Galaxy Sentinel Inmarsat-C Communications Terminal (Send e-mail, fax, or telex to anywhere in the world via Inmarsat)
Rates & Booking Conditions
Rates Remarks: Regular trips run SAT-SAT, with Friday arrival boarding options as space permits. Your choice of dive package, and preferred travel dates accepted to closest match possible.

* Please note 'Q' charges affixed to both packages
Rates: Sunrise Special ............... .$2,195
7 days accommodation, 7 days diving up to 5 dives per day, 3 free fills nitrox daily, all meals, snacks, teas, coffee etc

Easy Diver Package ................ $1,795
7 days accommodation, 7 days diving up to 3 dives per day, all meals, snacks, teas, coffee etc

Truk Tek Unlimited ..................$2,695
7 days accommodation, 7 days diving up to 5 dives per day,unlimited air fills, free rental of twins, up to 50% off on standard nitrox blends, free re-breather cylinder rental, all meals, snacks, teas, coffee etc

Rates include: * 7 days/nights accommodations in double occupancy rooms
* 7 dive days on Saturday itineraries, with optional pro-rated daily extensions before or after a regular week, as may be available
* Up to 3-5 different crowd-free dives daily, with experienced Chuukese dive guide and technical instructors on board, ensuring safe wreck navigation and technical assistance
* Package inclusions may vary slightly between each differnt packages
* Custom schedules for extended deep dives with twins, stage bottles, boat and personal guide available for 3 or more technical divers
* Valet system for personal dive gear storage and pre-dive preparation, including camera gear to and from boats to C deck camera tables.
* Complimentary coffee, tea and juices. Beers, wines and spirits available at regular bar prices
* Airport or hotel greeting and transfers to ship with full onboard history, ship details, and dive safety briefings
* Friday night onboard BBQ party, with cultural dancing by select local crewmembers.
Rates not included: * Gov't Truk Lagoon dive permit - $30 plus service fee of $5
* Airport departure tax - $20
* Airport/hotel/airport transfers - $ varies with hotel locations.

Other fees
& taxes:
'Q' charges ............................... $60/person/ day

Due with final payment, apply to above packages covering port costs, new service taxes, fuel escalations above Y2002 benchmark, transfers to/from ship and airport, or chosen hotel. Subject to short notice amendment as costs vary. Non-commissionable.
Booking conditions: Please check carefully Booking and Cancellation Policies.
See for up to date Booking and Cancellation Policies; also Group Incentives and Exclusive Ship Net Charter Incentives.
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