The Ghosts of Chuuk


Japanese Tank, San Francisco Maru at about 50m depth
Japanese Tank, San Francisco Maru at about 50m depth

Chinese New Year, four days off! An excellent opportunity to do some serious diving! This time we traveled to the Pacific and went to dive the Ghost Fleet on the bottom of the Truk Lagoon. Truk Lagoon is in between the islands of Chuuk, one of the Federated States of Micronesia about 1.5 hours by plane from Guam ... or nearly 7 hours from Singapore. In 1944 the American Navy sank about 60 Japanese ships, mostly cargo ships which sank with their cargo of weapons, supplies and ammunition.