Do you love to travel and explore amazing places around the world? So you may be surprised, but the beautiful tropical Truk Lagoon is packed with wrecked ships.
Underwater there are over 60 Japanese ships that are full of secrets.
This place, now called Chuuk Lagoon, is part of the state of Truk in Micronesia. Each year, the Japanese pay tribute to those who fell in World War II and buried in an underwater grave.
The lagoon offers scuba divers an excellent opportunity to discover the past. Its area is over 124 square kilometers. Underwater are huge shipwrecks, torpedoes, aircraft, tanks and bones. This is one of the largest underwater museums in the world.
A tropical paradise with little known history
The beautiful Truk Lagoon is located in the central Pacific Ocean. It is highly important for the study of the history of the Second World War. There is a lot to explore under the water.
The lost treasures
While exploring the depths, divers often find incredible things. They came across boxes full of bottles and china cutlery.
Coral-covered shivers looks very colorful
Soft corals, sea anemones and sponges cover the shivers beautifully. Nature has found its own way of recycling waste.
Beautiful coral reef
With every dive, divers discover a new secret from the past
This is for sure an exciting fact about Truk Lagoon!
Quite well-preserved fragments of a fighter
Sunken ships keep their secrets
Due to limited visibility parts of the sunken ships appear like ghosts
The head of one of the crew members
During the battle, the ship caught fire and sank. Twelve crew members of the Japanese ship were killed. This skull probably belongs to a mechanic.
Truk lagoon was Japan’s largest base in the Pacific
As a result of Operation Hailstone, about 270 aircraft and more than 40 Japanese ships were sunk in Truk Lagoon.
The Lagoon has always amazed divers with its sights.
Such kind of artifacts is quite rare for the underwater world.
Exploring the Depths
Together with the magnificent creatures of nature, the underwater world has the most objects to explore.
Life under the ocean is very diverse and is filled with many mysteries yet to be explored…