With 50 wrecks to be explored by liveaboard divers, Chuuk (Truk) Lagoon is home to the Japanese Ghost Fleet of World War II and is widely considered to be the wreck diving capital of the world.
While Chuuk (Truk) Lagoon has a variety of diving environments including some coral reefs, the focus of liveaboards in the country is the Ghost Fleet. More than 60 ships and 200 planes were sunk in the lagoon during World War II. Today, 50 wrecks are available for divers to explore. Most of these have collected a healthy array of marine life in the last 60 years. 266 species of fish along with sea turtles, reef sharks and brilliantly colored corals can be found here. Furthermore, traveling by liveaboard is the best option for divers who wish to visit all the best wrecks in a single week. Typical itineraries last 7 to 10 nights, and the best time to dive in Truk is from October to April.