"Chuuk Lagoon" State of Chuuk by kenmerk

State of Chuuk Travel Guide: 42 reviews and 118 photos

Chuuk Lagoon is truly a divers paradise. One of the top ten dives sites in the world on most anyone's list, and arguably the best wreck dive site anywhere in the world.

At the bottom of the lagoon sits over 60 ships from the Japanese 4th fleet that were sunk during Operation Hailstone in February 1944.

And diving these sunken time capsules is just jaw dropping magnificent. The cavernous supply ships are just full of WW2 artifacts including tanks, artillery shells, bullets, sake bottles, china, and human remains,. Also 50+ years of undisturbed coral growth in these tropical waters has left some of the prettiest artificial reef systems that you will find just about anywhere...

Really an amazing sight to behold...

  • Last visit to State of Chuuk: Jul 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Fullmoonfever's Profile Photo
    Feb 22, 2008 at 9:41 AM

    I'll have to mention this page to my wife. She lived in Saipan for 4 years.

  • Ekahau's Profile Photo
    Jul 6, 2007 at 8:42 AM

    Very nice Chuuk Page Ken great photos -- I did some of the outer Island I my last two visits really wonderful place- thanks for the nice post

  • Dec 7, 2006 at 3:33 PM

    omg! sharks! you were diving with sharks around you! i'm fascinated by watching them on TV but i could faint by just the thought of swimming with them. really nice pages though! =)

  • Agraichen's Profile Photo
    Dec 5, 2006 at 8:46 PM

    My daughter and her dive shop have a trip planned. this seems to be a wonderful location. I just might have to join them.

  • desert_princess's Profile Photo
    Oct 6, 2006 at 1:52 PM

    Oh WOW!!! Absolutely amazing page and place - Pics are wonderful aswell - thankx 4 sharing your adventure - Bookmark!

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Sep 30, 2006 at 6:49 PM

    great tips!

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Sep 5, 2006 at 1:58 PM

    the warnings impressed so much, that I will never take up diving..though you make it sound so easy. superb pix Ken

  • TheView's Profile Photo
    Jun 21, 2006 at 1:19 PM

    Very fun Chuukese Airways tip ;-)

  • nada.c's Profile Photo
    May 13, 2006 at 8:08 AM

    What a wonderful underwater world! Fabulous pictires!

  • JessH's Profile Photo
    May 9, 2006 at 11:17 PM

    Hello Ken. Thanks for the gorgeous photos & great tips! Micronesia is at the top of my travel wish-list! Great page, thanks for sharing... is there anything else to do apart from diving? Greetings from Dubai :-) Jess

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