Chuuk Lagoon is relatively easy to dive as the surrounding reef protects the lagoon from strong currents. Some wrecks lie in deeper waters making Chuuk Lagoon a perfect playground for technical divers.
Chuuk Lagoon and wreck diving are synonymous. Having been in the lagoon for more than 60 years, the wrecks are covered in soft and hard coral growth but they are still largely intact. Some wrecks can be penetrated by divers who will discover torpedoes, engine rooms, Zero airplanes, artillery guns and even tanks, trucks and ammunition.
Besides wrecks, it is also possible, and in fact recommended, to dive at some of the outer reefs of Chuuk Lagoon. This will be to enjoy superb coral reefs and steep walls which are busy with pelagic marine life.
The area can be dived on a year-round basis but the best conditions are during December to April. Water temperature is typically warm with a range of 82-84°F (28-29°C).
There are many wrecks to choose from and many are easily accessible to recreational divers as they lie in depths of 100-130ft (30-40m). The visibility ranges from 40-100ft (12-30m) so at times, you might have a stunning view of entire wrecks.
Find local PADI dive shops and explore the top dive sites with our map.
Fly to Chuuk International Airport via United Airlines which has connecting flights from Guam.