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SS Thorfinn

Are you searching for a liveaboard that offers ultimate service onboard and exclusive dives at the Chuuk Island – Micronesia, then SS Thorfinn is the perfect choice to explore these world-class dive sites. The cluster of islands that combines to form this huge atoll is rich and dense with natural beauty. You can enjoy land excursions on the outer barrier reef, which offers an amazing view of sand spits with coconut palms surrounded by azure water from the Pacific Ocean. Witness the natural beauty of the high island that rises towards the clear blue sky. The major diving attractions of SS Thorfinn include wreck diving on the World War II wrecks, where you can still find bombs of that time.

A proper review of
SS Thorfinn Liveaboard

The Overall Review

We spent 6.7 hours reading reviews from experts and divers about SS Thorfinn Liveaboard.
In summary, this is what divers think:

  • Editor Rating
  • Rated 4.5 stars
  • 80%

  • SS Thorfinn liveaboard
  • Reviewed by:
  • Published on:
  • Last modified: 21-01-2020

5 reasons to dive

  • Divers said that all the dives were focused on wreck diving
  • Some people noted that the water was warm even at night times and made the diving more comfortable
  • Divers commemorated the diligence and expertise of the dive master
  • The Captain was knowledgeable and always ready with informative information
  • Divers were happy with the 60+ meter dives that they got to complete

2 reasons NOT to dive

  • Some people were taken back by the fact that the liveaboard remained anchored throughout the trip
  • A couple of people said that the cabins were small

Key facts

Year (re)built: 2008
Max divers 20
Internet Yes (free)
Nitrox Yes ($)
Rental equip. Yes ($)
Camera station Yes
Min. logged dives No minimum
Aircon Yes

Prices

The avarage price for diving with this liveaboard is
$278$
per day.

We've calculated this price based on a 7 day stay.
To find the actual price you should look at these booking sites:

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    Torben Lonne

    PADI Instructor

    Torben is the Editor of Divein and a true water lover. 

    Ron Simon

    Dive instructor/Liveaboard director

    Ron has been a Cruise Director on 10+ Liveaboards throughout the world and has a keen understanding...

    Boby Taylor

    Liveaboard Director

    Boby has been diving and guiding on liveaboards since 2005, and love it

Highlights

  • Amazing wreck diving experience at the exotic dive sites of the Truk Lagoon
  • Enjoy the year-round trip with fabulous itineraries and incredible onboard services with SS Thorfinn liveaboard
  • Steel-hulled watercraft – cruise with stability at a top speed of 16 knots per hour
  • Ideal for all type of divers – snorkelers, certified, expert and novice divers
  • Spacious to welcome 22 travelers in 11 deluxe cabins
  • Explore the diverse marine life and pristine reefs with colorful coral that attracts a wide range of fish species
  • Safety arrangements – life jackets, lifeboats, fire extinguishers, and first aid kit
  • Full board meals served in buffet three times a day

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Description and details

Diving on the SS Thorfinn in Micronesia

 

SS Thorfinn

The 58 meters (approx. 186 feet) steel-hulled liveaboard, SS Thorfinn offers world-class wreck diving at the exclusive dive destination of Micronesia. The fervent divers of any level can get an opportunity to explore more than 30 wrecks in a week with the phenomenal vessel. The dive spots of Truk Lagoon are famous for offering unique wreck diving. In 1944, the US army destroyed around 70 ships and 400 aircraft, which sunk at the bottom of this region. Most of the wrecks of the sunken ship and are still in the original structure. After so many years, they have transformed into natural reefs with vibrant corals that attract an abundance of fish species.

Boat Interior

The magnificent liveaboard SS Thorfinn can accommodate 22 divers in 11 stylish cabins. Each cabin has separate air conditioning with a temperature control system, flat-screen LED TV, DVD, cabinets, and wardrobe. Daily housekeeping and room service are offered throughout the stay. The standard cabins feature double and a single bed located. These 5 cabins are located on the lower deck and can be shared with fellow travelers onboard. On the main deck, there is one cabin with a queen-size bed. This cabin is slightly bigger in size as compared to other cabins onboard. the cabins, which are located on the upper deck offers shared facilities. the communal areas include an indoor lounge, dining area, mini-library, bar, and a spacious sundeck.

Deck Area

SS Thorfinn has a spacious dive deck, which is well-equipped with all necessary facilities that make divers prepare comfortably for their dives. There is plenty of sitting arrangement and storage boxes to keep their belongings. Nitrox is also available for the EANx certified divers. The diver can rinse and maintain their equipment from the rinsing tank and have a quick freshwater shower after the action-packed dive. Guests of the lavish vessel can spend their time in-between dive on the spacious sundeck, which offers pleasant seating arrangement with plenty of sun loungers and stylish chairs. You can enjoy your own solitude in the astonishing vistas of the surrounding or socializing with fellow divers.

Food and Entertainment

The dining room of the SS Thorfinn invites the travelers together during the mealtimes. Here, they can enjoy the delicious food presented in a buffet style. A variety of Italian, local and International menu is there to surprise you daily. Guests suffering from food allergies or dietary restrictions are catered too with prior request. The indoor lounge of the liveaboard has many entertaining facilities, which engage the travelers to pass their time during the traveling hours. Relax in an air-conditioned environment with large screen TV, music, DVDs and a mini-library. You can grab a book and enjoy the words world with a chilled cocktail.

When to go

Diving at Truk Lagoon is possible 365 days a year as it offers suitable diving conditions for the divers in terms of climate and water temperature. Water temperature ranges from 29-30 degrees C during the months of January to April.

  • Editor Rating
  • Rated 4.5 stars
  • 80%

  • SS Thorfinn liveaboard
  • Reviewed by:
  • Published on:
  • Last modified: 21-01-2020
Boat features
  • Laundry Service
  • Camera Station
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • TV in cabins
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Free Internet
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outside Showers
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Nearly 1:1 Crew-to-Guest Ratio
  • Leisure Deck
  • Observation Deck
  • Bar
  • BBQ Area
  • Available for Charter
  • Spa
  • Jacuzzi / Hot Tub
  • Fishing

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