Climate: Average is 81 degrees year around
Dry Season: January – May
Wet Season: July – September
Water Temperature average: 80 degrees year around
Visibility:: Up to 150 ft
Currency: US dollars
Electricity: 110/120 volts
Language: English is spoken through the islands
Truk Lagoon, also known as Chuuk is the graveyard to nearly 70 wrecks. On the morning of February 17, 1944 a United States Navy air attack code named "Operation Hailstone" caught a fleet of Japanese Merchant vessels and warships by surprise in Truk Lagoon. 400 tons of bombs and torpedoes were dropped. The history is amazing on this island. To be able to dive down and touch one of these magnificent wrecks and feel the history will leave you with a feeling of incredible amazement.
A lot of people think these wrecks are too deep to dive, I have dove some of these wrecks in 70 ft of water. They are covered with beautiful corals. They are some of the most colorful wrecks I have seen. Imagine you start to descend, you’re looking around and then there it is, a gigantic ship, you feel so small compared to the size. But then you notice the beautiful corals, the ship is covered with abundance of sea life. You can’t wait to get down there and explore. It is so exciting when they come home raving about how beautiful these wrecks are. There are also some gorgeous night dives. The Fujikawa is one of my favorite wrecks to dive and is a beautiful night dive.
Here is a list of some of the dive sites:
Lush coral growth. Zero airplane fuselages and wing sections.
18" diameter artillery shells of Battleship Musashi.
2 man tank and artillery guns on deck. Photogenic wheelhouse.
Torpedoes and submarine telescopes. Massive size.
Lush soft coral growth on mast. Machine gun ammunition in hold.
Trucks, bulldozer and tractor in hold. Massive destruction of bow.
Photogenic bow gun. Good coral growth on masts.
Rio de Janiero Maru
Awesome size. Photogenic propellers. Large engine room.
Lush soft and hard coral growth.
Bow and stern guns, torpedo launcher.
Japanese small twin engine bomber.
Aircraft parts, truck frames and artillery shells.
Lush coral growth. Fantastic marine life. Excellent engine room.
Massive destruction of bow. Photogenic stern gun.
San Francisco Maru
Tanks on deck. Trucks, mines, bombs and ammunition in holds.
Wall dive. Large coral heads in the shallows. Sharks
On your last dive in Truk I would recommend doing a land tour, you can see some of the old guns from WWII or visit some of the caves.