Micronesia – Truk Lagoon and Kosrae
Micronesia is the name of a region of the Pacific Ocean made up of hundreds of islands and atolls.
The seabed at Truk Lagoon is steeped in history. It is the place with the highest number of sunken ships from the Second World War, these have been transformed into impressive reefs, containing the best of the underwater world and the history of the navy in one place. The incredible corals form a kaleidoscope of colors and figures that attract divers from all over the world to do both day and night dives.
In the western Pacific just south of Japan is a chain of underwater mountains which extend almost as far as New Guinea. Rising from the seafloor some 6,000 meters but just peeking over the surface of the sea, the southernmost peaks of this mountain range form the islands of the beautiful country of Micronesia. Kosrae, one of the most remote of these islands is a tropical oasis in the middle of the huge Pacific Ocean.
On the surface it is covered with dense tropical jungles, rivers and waterfalls, and underwater a magnificent barrier reef surrounds the island, creating one of the most spectacular diving areas in the world. Canyons and walls, populated with different coral fish, attract a large number of fish, turtles, rays and marine life of all kinds.