The Greatest World Wreck Diving Destination

The sea floor beneath the Chuuk Lagoon is steeped in history. A major shipwreck site from World War II, the hulks have been transformed into amazing ship-reefs, holding the very best of the undersea world and maritime history at one site. Incredible corals in a kaleidoscope of colors and shapes attract divers worldwide for both daytime and night diving. Schooling tropical fish smother the ships. Often overlooked are the outer reefs where a great variety of fish, both pelagic and reef dwelling, venture near cascading oral walls. Chuuk is the ultimate scuba destination. The Water Temperature is around 81 F degrees (28 C degrees) all year round. It is warm enough to wear just a thermo skin, or 3mm neoprene suit. The visibility often exceeds 150 feet (50 meters) and can top 200 feet. Where there are currents visibility varies from 30 feet (10 meters) up to 100 feet (30 meters) with the average being about 50 to 60 feet. The lagoon has been declared a monument, and salvage and souvenir taking of relics is prohibited by law.

Divers must obtain a permit before diving around the ships. *Diving permit is $50/year (You can purchase at dive shops).