Since 1987 the Thorfinn’s operations have centred around Truk, with the ship always poised for an outer island charter on request. Truk Lagoon’s ‘Shipwreck City’ is the site of some of the world’s best, safest and most affordable diving. Warm even temperatures at any depth without currents and open seas, permit an enjoyable schedule of up to 4 dives per day in good visibility.
Thorfinn employs a system of anchoring at several central locations in Truk always adjacent and close to the wreck sites chosen each day. Uncrowded six person launches are within 10 minutes average distance to the dive attractions. This is the only dive operation at Truk offering a program that features up to 30 individual wrecks per week.
A Reef and Wrecks option features the best of both diving interests, and divers are always surprised to find attractions in Truk’s big barrier reef equalling those at other island destinations.
A large guest lounge on ‘C’ Deck has new indirect lighting, and a big enclosed aquarium replaces a former fireplace. A high definition stereo TV monitor/VCR is centrally located over the aquarium. A much expanded video library features approximately 500 films for viewing privately in guest rooms or lounges as desired. CD photo and audio players augment the facilities. Complete redecoration throughout the ship with modern colours includes indirect lighting and ceiling spots in many spaces and rooms.
Two dive tenders are lengthened, and all four boats fitted with new cushioned seating to handle 6 divers per launch. With one guide and a boatman for each six divers, personalised service and safety is optimised during diving operations.
Videographers can review a previous dive’s work on their personal room’s TV monitor instead of waiting at a busy lounge system. Camera service tables are expanded, and feature state of the art service equipment.
‘Thorfinn’ has the distinction of being the only know steam powered dive vessel in the world (the ship’s main steam engines and boilers have also received scheduled maintenance), providing silent power while underway.
United Airlines airfares to Truk from Cairns, Australia
Micronesia Air Pass