Micronesia Liveaboard Diving
Liveaboard Diving On The Ghost Fleet Of Chuuk (Truk) Lagoon On World War II Wrecks
Popular Micronesia Liveaboards
MV Black Pearl; Liveaboard diving in Micronesia; 9.4 out of 10 and is rated 'Superb'; from £209, $255, €238/day. Customer Review:
“Very enjoyable trip. Sharks and mantas.” Recommended for: Cabin, Diving, Crew.
MY Solitude One; Liveaboard diving in Philippines; 9.2 out of 10 and is rated 'Superb'; from £218, $266, €249/day. Customer Review:
“A top class alternative to the Palau Siren which was out of commission at this time. This was an alternative to Palau Siren which had run aground a few months earlier.and was still unavailable.Whilst very different in its layout the facilities and staff were of a very high standard.If offered a free place on one or the other I would be hard pressed to choose.” Recommended for: food,variety of the dives and the heads.
Palau Siren; Liveaboard diving in Micronesia; 9.2 out of 10 and is rated 'Superb'; from £304, $371, €347/day. Customer Review:
“a truly amazing experience in every way! Honestly, we can’t fault any aspect of the trip – it was fantastic from start to finish – we will be back!!” Recommended for: the diving was stunning, the boat was fantastic and the crew were a delight!
MV Ocean Hunter 3; Liveaboard diving in Micronesia; 9.8 out of 10 and is rated 'Exceptional'; from £330, $403, €376/day. Customer Review:
“Amazing vacation! Unbelievable diving in beautiful, clear water. The scenery was astounding every single moment I was above water. The crew was so friendly and attentive. The food – WOW!!!!! The only negative thing I could say about the trip is that I dove with heartburn every day from eating too much of the delicious food.” Recommended for: The diving, the crew, and the boat.
SS Thorfinn; Liveaboard diving in Micronesia; 8.8 out of 10 and is rated 'Fabulous'; from £230, $281, €262/day. 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.
MV Rock Islands Aggressor; Liveaboard diving in Micronesia; 9.3 out of 10 and is rated 'Superb'; from £208, $254, €237/day. Customer Review:
“Excexllent service and thoroughly enjoyable. Dolphins after a dive on the way back to the boat, manta rays at the cleaning station & black tip reef sharks over the drop off. Wonderful.” Recommended for: Diving, comfort & service.
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Liveaboard Diving in Micronesia
Micronesia liveaboard diving is about diving the ghost fleet of Chuuk (Truk) Lagoon on World War II wrecks, Blue Corner drift dive, German Channel with manta rays, or snorkelling in Jelly Fish Lake amongst millions of jellyfish. There are 10 liveaboards to choose for your Micronesia liveaboard trip.
Micronesia is one of those remote locations in the world that makes it a great place for scuba diving, as its unspoilt with pristine marine life.
Liveaboards in Micronesia visit this beautiful group of small islands and take divers on a journey they will never forget. The best place to dive for vibrant corals and an amazing abundance of marine life. Enjoy diving along walls and spectacular drop-offs and discover the history beneath the waves from the wredks from World War I and II.
Micronesia is a wreck diver’s dream, with one of the best known destinations in the region Chuuk/Truk Lagoon with its mass of Japanese World War II wrecks. These wrecks make the area a world class dive destination and perfect for dive liveaboard cruises.
The diving in Micronesia includes two main diving destinations, which are Chuuk/Truk lagoon and Palau.
When you dive in Micronesia you will not only enjoy the underwater world, but you will also enjoy exploring Islands covered in lush forests.
These islands contain over 1,239 species of ferns and flowering plants, of which about 782 are native and over 200 are endemic. But it is when you turn to look at the waters that surrounds the islands of Micronesia when you are mesmerised by turquoise sea lapping against white sand beaches.
The thriving reefs of Micronesia are home to about 1,000 species of fish, over 350 species of hard coral and 1,200 species of molluscs. Not only that, the reefs include top predators including sharks, larger groupers, snappers and jacks.
In the winter months (December through March), the Manta diving is exciting, this is the time when you see small groups of mating manta rays.
The manta rays in Micronesia are frequently seen on drift dives transiting the channels (including German Channel), plus thy are occasional spotted on outer reefs. Manta rays in Micronesia are mostly found at shallow cleaning stations where divers get close to the circling rays.
You will also enjoy swimming with millions of jellyfish in Jellyfish Lake, plus you’ll get to explore the caves at Chandelier caves and then have fun on a drift dive with huge schools of fish at Blue Corner.
All of the above makes Micronesia the perfect dive spot to explore on a liveaboard.
Table of Micronesia Liveaboards
This list of Micronesia liveaboards is in descending customer rating order, so the liveaboards with the highest customer rating will be at the top of the list. To filter this table for the features that are important for your Micronesia liveaboard trip, select from the list of filters below.
|Discover Liveaboard||Customer Reviews||Price Per Day|
|Review: MV Ocean Hunter 3; Book: MV Ocean Hunter 3||9.8 Exceptional||from £330; $403; €376|
|Review: MV Black Pearl; Book: MV Black Pearl||9.4 Superb||from £209; $255; €238|
|Review: MV Palau Aggressor II; Book: MV Palau Aggressor II||9.3 Superb||from £188; $229; €214|
|Review: MV Rock Islands Aggressor; Book: MV Rock Islands Aggressor||9.3 Superb||from £208; $254; €237|
|Review: MY Solitude One; Book: MY Solitude One||9.2 Superb||from £218; $266; €249|
|Review: Solomons PNG Master (Taka); Book: Solomons PNG Master (Taka)||9.2 Superb||from £246; $300; €280|
|Review: Palau Siren; Book: Palau Siren||9.2 Superb||from £304; $371; €347|
Note: The above “Price Per Day” was correct at the time of producing this article, as was the exchange rate used to convert the GBP cost to US Dollars and Euros. For an up-to-date cost for your chosen liveaboard, please visit the “Book” link above.
Dive Sites And Areas Of Micronesia
There are two main areas to dive in Micronesia, which include Palau and Chuuk/Truk Lagoon. Paula is well known for Rock Islands, whereas Chuuk or Truk Lagoon is known for its World War II wrecks and artefacts.
Palau is on many scuba diver’s bucket list. Popular dive sites in this area of Micronesia include Iro Maru Wreck, Peleliu, German Channel and the famous Blue Corner.
Blue Corner Diving
Blue Corner is located in the south west reef of the Rock Islands. Blue Corner is well known for being a top drift dive due the strong currents. It is the result of these strong currents that attract the fish and helps make the reefs flourish. In fact Blue Corner has some of the largest schools of fish in the world.
German Channel Diving
German Channel is a channel that was created by the Germans which was to transport phosphorous from the lagoon to the ocean back in the early 1900’s. The best dive site is located at the south west mouth of the channel, which is one of the best places in the world to see manta rays.
Iro Maru Wreck Dive
Iro Maru Wreck is one of the many Japanese wrecks that were sunk in 1944 during World War II. Iro Maru Wreck is the most famous wreck dive in Palau which has created its own coral garden which has an abundance of coral fish life.
Jelly Fish Lake Diving
Jelly Fish is all about swimming or snorkelling amongst millions of jellyfish. But don’t worry, as these jellyfish don’t have stingers. Jelly Fish Lake is an isolated lake on the island of Eil Malk in Palau.
Chandelier Caves Dive
Chandelier Caves are filled with stalactites and stalagmites, and are what give these caves their name as they sparkle like chandeliers.
Chuuk or Truk Lagoon Diving
Truk/Chuuk Lagoon was once an Imperial Japanese naval base in World War II where over 60 ships and 200 aeroplanes were sunk by American Forces during Operation Hailstone in 1944. This sunken graveyard created around 50 wreck dive sites and is known as the wreck dive Mecca of the world.
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