Chuuk State consists of 11 mangrove fringed islands in the Chuuk Lagoon – known to divers worldwide as Truk Lagoon – and a further series of 14 outlying atolls and low islands.
One of the world’s largest enclosed lagoons, Truk is surrounded by a 225 kilometre barrier reef, covers more than 2,000 square kilometres, and is home to an entire Japanese fleet, sunk in 1944. Frozen in time, complete with sake cups and skeletons, jeeps and tanks still tied on board, and fighter planes still waiting in the hangars, the area has been declared an underwater museum.
Incredible corals in a kaleidoscope of colours and shapes attract divers of all levels, while schooling tropical fish smother the ships. Nowhere else in the world are there so many wrecks in close proximity, situated in clear shallow water. Many of the wrecks are visible while snorkelling and there are several on-shore wartime locations to visit.
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