With 607 islands, the Federated States of Micronesia include healthy yet remote coral reefs, manta ray cleaning stations and the Ghost Fleet, a graveyard of Japanese WWII ships in Chuuk Lagoon.
With so many islands, liveaboard diving is the best way to explore the Federated States of Micronesia. Yap, Pohnpei and Kosrae all boast world-class diving, but the main liveaboard territory is the Ghost Fleet of Chuuk (Truk) Lagoon. More than 60 ships and 200 planes were sunk in this area during World War II battles. Today the 50 dive sites created by these wrecks are a part of a Japanese memorial, and they can be explored by divers with a variety of abilities. In addition, these wrecks have collected an interesting array of marine life in their 60 years under water. Most liveaboard cruises in Micronesia last between 7 and 10 nights, and the best time to dive is from October to April.