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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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Key info

  • Ideal for viewing: grey reef shark, common octopus, spotted eagle ray, Pacific bluefin tuna, black-tip reef shark

Dive trips

This dive location is featured in the following itineraries:

Get Wrecked – Truk & Sangat

Discover the historical Japanese WWll wrecks of Coron Bay in the Philippines and Micronesia’s Truk Lagoon. An unforgettable adventure and possibly the best wreck diving trip in the world!

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 18 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £3,875 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Truk Wrecks Liveaboard

Explore the world's finest wreck destination by luxury liveaboard. Nowhere else in the world are there so many shallow wrecks in close proximity, and this unique area is also home to sharks and eagle rays.

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 15 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £4,795 pp
  • Trip type: Liveaboard trip

Truk: Wreck Extravaganza

Spend a week at Truk Lagoon, considered the best wreck diving destination in the world. A resort based itinerary, two boat dives a day will take you to explore the underwater museum of an entire Japanese fleet.

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 12 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £2,895 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
Suggested accommodation is shown below. Please contact us for further recommendations.

Blue Lagoon Dive Resort

Away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, this dive resort is situated on a coconut palm fringed point of Weno Island with breathtaking views of the most famous lagoon in the world - Truk.

Suggested liveaboards are shown below. Please contact us for further recommendations.

MV Odyssey

This popular liveaboard departs Chuuk each Sunday, with daily diving in Truk Lagoon. Up to five days a day are offered to a variety wrecks and coral reefs, where you’ll find plenty of marine life including sharks and eagle rays.

SS Thorfinn

A dedicated diving boat, the SS Thorfinn operates throughout the year, offering daily diving in Truk Lagoon to over 30 wrecks. Diving is from custom designed RIB tenders, and there is even a hot tub to relax after dives!