Truk Lagoon

About Truk Lagoon

Truk, otherwise known as Chuuk, consists of seven major island groups lying within the Eastern Caroline Islands, about 617 miles southeast of Guam and 3,262 miles southwest of Hawaii. The total land mass of Chuuk state, including the outer islands, is approximately 77 square miles.


Embarking on a journey to Truk (Chuuk) Lagoon is a plunge into the depths of history and underwater exploration. Nestled in the heart of the Pacific, this remote Micronesian gem is renowned for its hauntingly beautiful underwater landscapes and its status as one of the world’s best wreck diving destinations. The lagoon conceals a treasure trove of World War II relics, with over 60 sunken Japanese warships and aircraft resting on the ocean floor. Divers can explore these submerged time capsules, witnessing a unique fusion of marine life and wartime remnants. The coral-covered wrecks provide refuge to an array of marine species, creating an underwater haven for both history enthusiasts and avid divers. Beyond the submerged wonders, Truk offers a warm embrace of Micronesian culture and hospitality. The blend of wartime history and vibrant marine ecosystems makes Truk Lagoon an unparalleled destination for those seeking an immersive and enriching adventure beneath the Pacific waves.