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Oceania » Micronesia » Chuuk May 7th 2018

If you know me well, you know I'd rather dive with sharks than do a wreck dive. But having dived in over 60 countries, I had to keep Chuuk Lagoon on my wish-list. So here we are, I'm finally diving what is known as the best wreck diving in the world! Chuuk is one of the four group of islands that are part of Micronesia. It is also a new country for me, and one of the most difficult to access if you do not want to spend millions! My flight in was only slightly more expensive in business than in economy...but as a general rule, there is no cheap way to get to Chuuk. First, you've got to reach Guam, this is the easy part and I started by flying Hong Kong to Tokyo and ... read more
Couldn't resist to seat in the cockpit of this Japanese war plane!
I stay at the Blue Lagoon resort...
This picture was taking at 55 meters while penetrating the hull...

Oceania » Micronesia » Chuuk October 16th 2014

Where do I begin? Wow!!! I like to think of myself as well travelled-ish but Truk Lagoon, or Chuuk Lagoon as it is now known, blew me away. For those of you that don’t already know, Truk Lagoon was the site of Japan’s naval fleet in the pacific during WWII. In February 1944, as part of Operation Hailstone, Japan’s fleet were pretty much wiped out in a series of attacks which resulted in the world’s most amazing WWII wreck diving site. This is a scuba divers dream destination but don’t worry, I won’t bore you listing what I did/saw on each dive. I will however list my dive sites at the end of this blog for those interested. When we landed in Micronesia the passport control and baggage reclaim was unlike anywhere else I had been ... read more
Propellor from the Emily Flying Boat
A truck inside the Hoki Maru
Coral near the Emily Flying Boat

Oceania » Micronesia » Chuuk February 22nd 2009

Dear all, After Dan and I left Palau we began our long journey to Chuuk in Micronesia. First we flew from Palau to Yap and then on to Guam. In Guam we changed planes, stuffed our faces with Burger King and then flew on to Chuuk!! We arrived here in the morning having missed a whole night of sleep...but according to the immigration lady we still looked like Kate Winslet and Leonardo Di Caprio!!!! We were staying on the island of Weno. Our hotel was nice but very hot and had nothing around it. No restaurant and no taxi's to go anywhere! In our room we had a kitchen, so I thought that I would cook us dinner. Then I went into the shop and realised that it wasn't going to be easy. No fresh foods, ... read more
Urinal on wreck
Looking out from wreck
Gas Mask




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