Chuuk Lagoon is one of Micronesia’s top diving sites that attract divers from around the World. The lagoon is listed amongst the Top 10 Wreck Dives in the World as it once served as an important Japanese Naval Base during the World War II. The heavy fortifications built around Chuuk Lagoon protected the region and because of the fortifications it was often referred to as “Gibraltar of the Pacific”.
The US Air Force conducted its Operation Hailstorm in the year 1944. During this operation the Japanese fleet was almost wiped out. As-of-now, there are around 70 shipwrecks and plane wrecks lying in the seabed of the lagoon. The natural beauty of Chuuk Lagoon followed by its barrier reef and scenic mountains offer excellent sightseeing opportunities. Besides this, the pristine beaches located nearby are great for swimming, relaxing, scuba diving and sunbathing.