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The Worlds Best Scuba Diving - Chuuk


The site of a former Japanese naval base with over 50 diveable wrecks, Chuuk Lagoon (formerly known as Truk) is among the worlds top wreck diving destinations. In 1944 the US Air Force wiped out the entire base in the largest surface bombing campaign in history, and the remains now litter the seabed of the lagoon. Due to the lagoons reef system, the wrecks are all well protected from deep sea currents.

With its vast, shallow, beautiful lagoon, Chuuk is a Mecca for wreck divers maintains the local visitor center (Visit-fsm.org). "Here, more than 50 hulks have been transformed into shipreefs, holding the very best of the undersea world and maritime history at one site. Hard and soft corals in a kaleidoscope of colors and shapes attract divers worldwide for both daytime and night diving."

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Flickr photo credit: Yamagiri Maru originally uploaded by mattk1979

1 comment:

  1. I think for an interesting dive, it looks amazing, I haven't been there but the pics are mind blowing

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