SS Thorfinn Micronesia Liveaboard Diving Review

Liveaboard Review Introduction

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Liveaboard Quick Review The SS Thorfinn Liveaboard is a 58m (190f) Micronesia diving safari boat for up to 20 guests accommodated across 10 cabins and 13 bathrooms. This Micronesia liveaboard has a customer review rating of 8.8 out of 10 and is rated 'Fabulous'.
Liveaboard Review Tips If you are looking for a fabulous Micronesia liveaboard diving safari, you can't go too far wrong with the SS Thorfinn diving liveaboard. Here's our quick 7 review tips of why you might like to book this Micronesia diving liveaboard boat:
1. Customer Rating The SS Thorfinn liveaboard has a customer review rating of 8.8 out of 10, and is rated "Fabulous".
2. Scuba Diving Earth Luxury Rating Summary Diver Benefits: 8 out of 9, Liveaboard Design: 9 out of 9, Cabin Luxury: 6 out of 7, Onboard Comfort: 7 out of 7, Food Luxury: 8 out of 11, Drink Luxury: 8 out of 9. This makes an average Total Lux Rating of 46 out of 52 (see below under "Liveaboard Luxury Features Review" for more details).
3. Cost Per Day The SS Thorfinn Liveaboard costs from £230 per day ($281/€262)* .
4. Pros A quick list of the main pros of the SS Thorfinn Liveaboard include: aircon cabins, available for charter, caters for dietary requirements, ensuite cabins, flexible booking, diving courses, free internet, paid nitrox, scuba gear rental.
5. Cons A quick list of the main cons of the SS Thorfinn Liveaboard include: none from the main list of pros vs cons.
6. Liveaboard Capacity The SS Thorfinn liveaboard is 58 metres (190 feet) long, has 10 cabins and 13 bathrooms, which means it can accommodate up to 20 guests/divers.
7. Booking Itineraries The booking itineraries for the SS Thorfinn Liveaboard include: 8 Days/7 Nights. (But it's worth checking if more diving itineraries have been added or you can book by click here: SS Thorfinn).
Booking tips Before you book and pay for your flights, you first need your itinerary dates confirmed for your liveaboard trip. 8 steps to follow: 1. Select an itinerary; 2. Choose a cabin; 3. Select number of people in your party; 4. Enter your email address and confirm; 5. Your trip will be held by the liveaboard operator until your dates are confirmed. 6. You'll receive a booking confirmation by email allowing you 2-3 days before payment is due; 7. Book your flights to Micronesia; 8. Pay for your SS Thorfinn liveaboard trip.
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* Note The above cost per day was correct at the time of producing this article. Also, the exchange rate used for GBP to USD is 1.22 and for GBP to Euro is 1.14. For an up-to-date cost for the SS Thorfinn Liveaboard, please visit this link: SS Thorfinn.
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    Liveaboard Review Highlights

    Diving Liveaboard Review Micronesia SS Thorfinn liveaboard review in detail.
    Liveaboard Video Highlight
    Video Title SS Thorfinn, Liveaboard Diving at Truk Lagoon, Micronesia.
    Flexible Booking This liveaboard has flexible booking terms, which means you can book with confidence knowing that this dive boat offers a free trip reschedule within 24 months if you are unable to travel due to Covid19 related restrictions (T & Cs apply).
    Nitrox Diving Paid nitrox available, which means you benefit from the many advantages of nitrox diving if you are happy to pay for it. The benefits include extended bottom times so you can spend longer on each dive.
    Dietary Requirements Catered For The onboard chefs will cater for specific dietary requirements, e.g. food allergies like gluten or lactose intolerance, and religious beliefs. This means you can enjoy the onboard meals. You are advised to add any dietary requirements to your special requests at step 2 of the booking form, but limit these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies.
    Diving Courses This liveaboard offers diving courses, which means you benefit from being able to advance your diving skills. These training courses are an extra charge.
    Scuba Gear Rental You can rent scuba gear on this dive boat so you benefit from being able travel light and simply rent all your scuba equipment once onboard.
    Internet Free WIFI and internet on this liveaboard, so you can get online with your phone or laptop for no extra charge.
    Ensuite Cabins Cabins on this dive boat benefit from having ensuite bathrooms, so you can shower and get ready in private (Check when booking that the cabin you choose has an ensuite bathroom).
    Aircon Cabins Each cabin has air-conditioning, which means you can choose your own cabin temperature for personal comfort and a good nights sleep.
    Private Charter This liveaboard is available for private charter. If you charter this dive boat you have more flexibility over the choice of dive sites (with the captain's approval), the type of diving and total number of divers/guests onboard (subject to the maximum number of guests onboard - see below).
    DIN Adapters If you have DIN regulators do not worry as this liveaboard has DIN to Yoke regulator adaptors onboard.
    Relaxing between dives
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    Liveaboard Luxury Features Review

    Liveaboard Luxury Features The 'Liveaboard Luxury Rating' concept is to help you choose the right diving liveaboard for your Micronesia dive trip. This means you can compare this liveaboard with other liveaboards on a like-for-like basis, and makes choosing the right liveaboard much easier.
    SDE Luxury Rating Total (Max 52/52=100%) The SS Thorfinn Liveaboard has 46 out of a total of 52 possible benefits and features. This total is made up of the following benefits and features:
    Diver Benefits (Max 9/9=100%) The SS Thorfinn liveaboard has 8 out of 9 'Diver Benefits' and include: DIN Adapters: YES; Dive Courses: YES; Dive Deck: NO: Gear Rental: YES; Nitrox Onboard: YES; Private Dive Guide: YES; Rinse Hoses: YES; Shaded Dive Area: YES; Tenders For Diving: YES.
    Liveaboard Design (Max 9/9=100%) The SS Thorfinn liveaboard has 9 out of 9 'Boat Design Features' and include: Airconditioned Saloon: YES; Charging Stations: YES; Custom Built For Diving: YES; Indoor Saloon: YES; Leisure Deck: YES; Observation Deck: YES; Outside Showers: YES; Sun Deck: YES; Warm Showers: YES.
    Cabin Luxury (Max 7/7=100%) The SS Thorfinn liveaboard has 6 out of 7 'Cabin Features' and include: Air-Conditioned Cabins: YES; Cabin Balconies: NO; Daily Housekeeping: YES; Ensuite cabins: YES; Non-smoking Cabins: YES; Seaview cabins available: YES; TV In Cabin: YES.
    Onboard Comfort (Max 7/7=100%) The SS Thorfinn liveaboard has 7 out of 7 'Onboard Comfort' features, and include: Beach Towels: YES, Cabin Towels: YES; Complimentary Toiletries: YES; Deck Towels: YES; Internet: YES; Laundry Service: YES; Nearly 1 to 1 Crew-to-Guest Ratio: YES.
    Food Luxury (Max 11/11=100%) The SS Thorfinn liveaboard has 8 out of 11 'Food Features' and include: BBQ Area: YES; Beach BBQ: NO; Buffet Style: NO; Dietary Requirements Catered For: YES; Fine Cuisine: YES; Local Food: YES; Outdoor Dining: NO; Snacks All Day: YES; Vegan Options: YES; Vegetarian Options: YES; Western Style Food: YES; (Meal options include: Full-board Option, Set Menu Dinner).
    Drink Luxury (Max 9/9=100%) The SS Thorfinn liveaboard has 8 out of 9 'Drink Features' and include: Bar: YES; Beer Available: YES; Drinking Water: YES; Fine Wines: YES; Free Soft Drinks: YES; Free Wine With Dinner: NO; Soft Drinks: YES; Tea And Coffee: YES; Wine Available: YES.
    Example of Cabins
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    Customer Reviews of Liveaboard

    Customer Reviews The SS Thorfinn liveaboard customer reviews listed here have been chosen for you to get a feel for the scuba diving experience you'll get.
    Customer Review

    The place to go for wreck diving. I stayed on the boat for 8 days diving 4 wrecks every day, and when I left there were still many we had not seen, I was Tech diving but other diver where mostly recreational level, the wreck are at all depth so OK for all diver but some of the deeper ones were 60+ m so having deco cylinder helped reduce the deco times. The boat was moored while we were on it, which worked well as she is mored close to the main wreck and has fast Dive boat to take you to the dive site, we were comfortably doing 4 dived per day with meals or snack waiting between dives. The captin Lance was a working history book of the area which added to the interest.” Recommended for: Great Wrecks, Tech Diving, Good food.

    Customer Review By James H, from: United Kingdom scored the SS Thorfinn 9.2 out of 10; Review courtesy of Liveaboard.com, for more reviews and information click here: SS Thorfinn.
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    Most Amazing Diving experience ever! I really had a great time diving the wrecks of Truk Lagoon, with experienced and friendly dive guides who would take you to the most interesting places of a wreck, with some deep wreck penetrations at times, while safely staying outside at other times. Safety is a prime concern, but so is diver’s experience! It was always possible to ask for specific wreck sites, diving up to 5 different wrecks a day. Captain Lance’s impressive stories collecte over 30 years through direct contact with both Japanese an American war veterans makes this experience even more unforgettable! I would definitely come back!Recommended for: 5 different wrecks a day, flexible plans, great war stories from captain.

    Customer Review By Fabrice K, from: France scored the SS Thorfinn 10 out of 10; Review courtesy of Liveaboard.com, for more reviews and information click here: SS Thorfinn.

    Liveaboard Itinerary

    Liveaboard Departure-Arrival Location The SS Thorfinn Liveaboard departs and returns from the port none selected. Please click here: SS Thorfinn to find out how to get from to join the SS Thorfinn Liveaboard's departure port none selected.
    Itinerary and videos The itineraries below for the SS Thorfinn liveaboard don't necessarily tie in with the videos directly below the itinerary heading. The itineraries are examples of dive trips offered by this liveaboard, and the videos are examples of videos taken when diving from the SS Thorfinn dive boat.
    Itinerary Option 1 Truk Lagoon E Pack Plan (Weno - Weno)
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    Itinerary Option 2 Truk Lagoon Rebreather Plan (Weno - Weno)
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    Dives and Scuba Diver Experience

    Number of Dives On Trip You will be able to dive up to 30 times in total on the SS Thorfinn liveaboard diving trips. The number of times you dive will depend on the itinerary you select.
    Your Diver Certification Level If you choose the SS Thorfinn liveaboard for your scuba diving trip to Micronesia (, null_select, Truk Lagoon), make sure you select the right itinerary for your diver certification level. Different itineraries include the following alternative PADI certification levels (or equivalent): No Scuba Diving Certification Needed: NO; Open Water Diver: NO; Advanced Open Water Diver: YES.
    Your Logged Dives When choosing the SS Thorfinn liveaboard for your dive trip to Micronesia, make sure you select the right itinerary for how many logged dives you've done. Itineraries on the SS Thorfinn liveaboard include the following alternatives: No minimum logged dives: YES; 10 logged dives: YES; 20 logged dives: NO; 30 logged dives: NO; 40 logged dives: NO; 50 logged dives or more: NO.
    Your Diver experience If you choose the SS Thorfinn liveaboard for your dive trip to Micronesia, make sure you select the right itinerary for your level of diver experience. Itineraries on the SS Thorfinn liveaboard include the following alternatives: Beginner/Novice (up to 9 logged dives): YES; Advanced Beginner (10-19 dives): YES; Intermediate Diver (20 to 29 logged dives): NO; Advanced Intermediate (30 to 39 logged dives): NO; Proficient Diver (40 to 49 logged dives): NO; Advanced Diver (more than 50 logged dives): NO.
    Type of Diving The type of diving experienced from the SS Thorfinn Liveaboard includes: Coral Gardens, Deep Dives, Marine Life, Night Dives, Warm Water Diving, Wreck Diving.
    Underwater Scooters Onboard Underwater scooters onboard: NO.

    Marine Life Reviewed

    Marine Life Species The sea life you might see on your Micronesia liveaboard dive trip depends on the time of year you choose to dive, and on which Micronesia liveaboard and liveaboard itinerary you book. But ultimately the sea creatures you see when scuba diving is always down to nature itself. With these parameters in mind, the marine life you may spot when scuba diving on the SS Thorfinn Liveaboard in Micronesia might include:
    Sharks You may see the following sharks species: Blacktip Reef Sharks, Bull Sharks, Great Hammerhead Sharks, Grey Reef Sharks, Leopard Shark, Nurse Sharks, Thresher Sharks, Tiger Sharks, Whale Sharks, Whitetip Reef Sharks.
    Ray Species You may see the following rays species: Manta Rays, Spotted Eagle Rays, Sting Rays, Marble Rays.
    Fish Species You may also see the following fish species: Barracudas, Clownfish (Anemonefish), Dogtooth Tuna, Giant Trevallies, Glassfish, Groupers, Humphead Parrotfish, Jack Schools, Lionfish, Moray Eels, Napoleon Wrasse, Sea Horses, Spanish Mackerel, Surgeonfish.
    Other Marine Life & Bird Species You may see the following marine and bird life: Barrel Sponges, Crabs, Cuttlefish, Hard Corals, Jellyfish, Lobsters, Mantis Shrimp, Nudibranchs, Octopus, Sea Snakes, Soft Corals, Starfish, Turtles.
    Marine Mammal Species You might encounter the following mammals: Dolphins, Humpback Whales, Pilot Whales.
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    Liveaboard Cost and Booking

    Included In The Price The price of booking the SS Thorfinn liveaboard includes: Airport Transfer, Beach Towels, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels, Diving Package, Drinking Water, Fishing, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Internet, Land Excursions, Private Dive Guide, Rental Gear, Snacks, Soft Drinks, Spa, Tea & Coffee.
    Paid For Optional Extras The following are optional extras when you book the SS Thorfinn liveaboard: Alcoholic Beverages, Nitrox, Nitrox Course, Scuba Diving Courses.
    Paid For Required Extras The following are required extras when you book the SS Thorfinn liveaboard: Dive Insurance, Travel Insurance.

    Boat Capacity

    Boat Length 58 metres (190 feet).
    Maximum Guests 20
    Cabins and Bathrooms The SS Thorfinn dive boat has 10 cabins and 13 bathrooms.
    Cabin Types The SS Thorfinn has the following cabin types: double cabins, single cabins, twin cabins.
    Family cabins onboard Family cabins onboard: NO.

    Advanced Divers

    Advanced Diver Benefits (Max 3) The SS Thorfinn liveaboard has 3 out of 3 (i.e. 100%) 'Advanced Diver Benefits', which include: Rebreather Support: YES; Sidemount Diving YES; Tech Diving: YES.

    Underwater Photographers

    Underwater Photographer Benefits (Max 3) The SS Thorfinn liveaboard has 2 out of 3 (i.e. 67%) 'Underwater Photographer Benefits', which include: Camera Room: NO; Camera Station: YES; Separate Rinse For U/W Cameras: YES.

    Non-Diver Activities

    Non-Diving Activities (Max 17) The SS Thorfinn liveaboard has 5 out of 17 (i.e. 29%) 'Non-Diving Activities', which include: Fishing: YES; Glass Bottom Boat: NO; Jacuzzi/Hot Tub: YES; Jet Skiing: NO; Kayaks: NO; Land Excursions: YES; Massage: NO; Naturalist Itineraries: [naturalist_Itineraries]; Naturalist Guide: NO; Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly: YES, Sauna: NO; Snorkel Equipment: NO; Spa: YES; Stand Up Paddle Boards: NO; Wakeboarding: NO; Water Skiing: NO; Yoga: NO.
    Onboard Entertainment (Max 2) The SS Thorfinn liveaboard has 2 out of 2 (i.e. 100%) 'Entertainment Features': Audio And Entertainment: YES; Library: YES.

    Traveller Benefits

    Travel Benefits (Max 6) The SS Thorfinn liveaboard has 3 out of 6 (i.e. 50%) 'Traveller Benefits', which include: Airport Transfer: YES; Available For Charter: YES, Budget Friendly: NO, Dedicated Local & International Crew: YES; Hotel Transfer: NO; Welcome Cocktails; NO.
    Languages Spoken Onboard The crew onboard the SS Thorfinn liveaboard are able to speak the following languages: English.

    Liveaboard Summary

    Conclusion The SS Thorfinn liveaboard has a customer review rating of 8.8, is rated 'Fabulous'. This Micronesia liveaboard is a 58 metre (190 feet) dive boat for up to 20 guests across 10 cabins (inc. double cabins, single cabins, twin cabins), and has 13 bathrooms. The SS Thorfinn Liveaboard has aircon cabins, available for charter, caters for dietary requirements, ensuite cabins, flexible booking, diving courses, free internet, paid nitrox, scuba gear rental. To book: SS Thorfinn Liveaboard prices start at £230 per day ($281/€262)*.
    More Information To discover more about the SS Thorfinn diving liveaboard or to check availability for your dive trip to Micronesia you can do this here: SS Thorfinn. But if you want to compare this Micronesia liveaboard with one of the other liveaboards from Micronesia, please take a look at the table below. If you are only interested in Micronesia liveaboards, select "Country" from the list of searchable options from first dropdown menu and type "Micronesia" in the search box:
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    * Note The above cost per day was correct at the time of producing this article. Also, the exchange rate used for GBP to USD is 1.22 and for GBP to Euro is 1.14. For an up-to-date cost for the SS Thorfinn Liveaboard, please visit this link: SS Thorfinn.

    Hope you enjoyed this review about this liveaboard

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    Have Fun & Be Safe There will also be many more pages and articles about scuba diving and scuba diving safety tips (and on snorkelling too) for you to read and learn about this fabulous sport. Please don't forget to rate the SS Thorfinn liveaboard above if you've already dived in Micronesia from this dive boat, but also make sure you have fun and be safe.
    SS Thorfinn Micronesia Liveaboard Diving Review

    Article written by Russell Bowyer who has been a scuba diver since diving on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia in 1989. After his first dive he trained as a BSAC diver in the UK. He attained his Diver Leader certification with BSAC. He then went on to become a scuba diving instructor, teaching others how to dive and was voted as Diving Officer and Treasurer for the Saffron Walden BSAC club too. Russell has dived all over the world, including the UK, on liveaboards in the Red Sea, the Caribbean, South Africa and the USA. Russell is experienced in all dive types, including drift diving, deep dives that involved decompression stops and recreational dives too.

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