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19
MAY
2017

Weather, seasons, best time to go to Truk Lagoon

Truk Lagoon, as part of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) is a tropical country and the climate is fairly even all year round. The average high is 30°C (86°F) whilst the average low is 25°C (77°F) throughout the year. The highest rainfall occurs during in the summer months...
19
MAY
2017

Technical vs. recreational diving in Truk Lagoon

As Truk Lagoon is best known as a tec-wreck diving destination, you will find that as a recreational diver there is still more than plenty to explore! There are minimal currents within the confines of Truk Lagoon and consistent good visibility, making the wreck diving easy and...
19
MAY
2017

Traditions & customs of Truk Lagoon

Truk Lagoon is quite an extraordinary place with both interesting and remarkable customs & traditions: Budget – Share The Chuukese have a custom called “budget” like the English word. If someone has too much of something – lets’s say two mangoes, for example – and...
19
MAY
2017

How to get to Truk Lagoon

Truk Lagoon is in the middle of the Pacific Ocean between the Philippines and Hawaii. Book your ticket to Chuuk International Airport (TKK) on Weno Island. All flights to Chuuk International Airport (TKK) require transit via Guam, United States. Getting to Guam is possible via: •...
19
MAY
2017

Wrecks in Truk Lagoon

After the Germans had been defeated in World War I, Chuuk became a Japanese protectorate in 1919. During World War II, Truk Lagoon was the Empire of Japan’s main base in the South Pacific theatre. A heavily fortified base for Japanese operations against Allied forces in New...
19
MAY
2017

Chuuk vs. Truk Lagoon

Lagoon, also known as Truk Lagoon, is a sheltered body of water in the central Pacific. Located about 1,800 kilometres north-east of New Guinea, halfway between the Philippines and Hawaii, it is part of Chuuk State within the Federated States of Micronesia. The atoll consists of...
28
APR
2017

Bowmouth guitarfish

Named after its characteristic mouth which undulates like a longbow, this deep-bodied guitarfish is unique. The front part of this animal looks like a ray, with a flat, broad arc-shaped head. However, unlike a ray, they have pectoral fins and a caudal fin attached at the end of...
06
MAR
2017

How deep are the Truk Lagoon wrecks?

Truk Lagoon hides its most famous treasures underwater: more than 40 ship wrecks. Most of them are within recreational depth such as Fujikawa Maru or Rio de Janeiro Maru, but some wrecks require a technical level of diving, as does San Francisco Maru or Hokuyo Maru. If you would...
06
FEB
2017

The different types of dives in the Maldives

When the coral polyps reach the surface of submerged volcanoes, they form a reef around the edges and create beautiful lagoons of turquoise blue water that contrast with the deep blue of the ocean. This is how the Maldives were created millions of years ago! The 1200 coral...
06
FEB
2017

Diving the Brother Islands – Red Sea

All divers know that pinnacles are great to dive on and provide many a photo opportunity because they tend to be full of corals, critters and fish. The most vibrant pinnacles are usually found in medium to strong currents that deliver nutrients to all its inhabitants. When the...