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IN Travel & Adventure ON 11 Mar, 2015
Do you love travelling to places and exploring the amazing places around the world?
This might come as a surprise to you, but the beautiful tropical paradise of Truk Lagoon is one of the most popular destinations for wreck diving.
With more than 60 Japanese warships, the water body is certainly full of mysteries to explore. The lagoon is a part of Chuuk State within the Federated States of Micronesia. The Japanese do pay respect to the martyrs of World War II at the watery graves every year.
The place gives scuba divers a good opportunity to discover the past. It covers over 124 square kilometres, the huge wrecks are loaded with torpedos, aeroplanes, tanks and bones. They are one of the greatest of all the underwater museums in the world.
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Truk Lagoon a.k.a Chuuk Lagoon is a beautifully sheltered water body in Central Pacific. With its historical importance from the times of World War II, the underwater have a lot to explore.
Exploring the depths, divers often come across treasure chests. With boxes full of bottles and porcelain cutlery, the scuba divers have discovered many more things that they probably didn't expect.
Soft corals, anemones and sponges have beautifully covered the wrecks. Nature found its own way to capture the debris.
This is probably a fascinating fact about the Truk Lagoon.
Sitting perfectly erect are the fragments of the Japanese fighter plane, Fujikawa Maru.
The parts of the sunken vessel appear like an apparition in the blues. The limited visibility furthermore gives an appearance of a ghostly object.
A group of twelve crew members were lost on the Japanese ship, Yamagiri Maru. During the battle, vessel caught fire and sunk. This embedded skull looks like it got frozen in time and is probably of the generator repairman.
The lagoon was host to Japan's Imperial feet that was left devastated as a result of Operation House.
Such views are otherwise rarely seen in the underwater world.
With nature's most beautiful creations, the underwater world has a lot to explore.
One of the natives, Kent Marew has done more than ten thousand dives and covered sixty wrecks of Truk Lagoon.