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Monday, May 28, 2007

Momorial Weekend in Truk Lagoon (Chuuk)

Shoshanna and I headed of last Friday morning to spend our long weekend in Chuuk diving the famous Japanese ship wrecks. For those who don't know, much of the Japaneses fleet used Truk as one of their main navel bases. The U.S. sent a bunch of carrier based planes to bomb the ships in the lagoon. Unfortunately, most of the large battleships & destroyers were tipped off when they saw a U.S. scout plane the day before and left. Even though their is a impressive display of ships throughout the lagoon. We dove the Fujikawa, Heian Maru, Shinkoko & Yamgiri. Almost all the ship had a impressive display of soft corals and sponges covering them. Along with the sea life there were many artifacts from the ships themselves. Saki bottle were everywhere, I guess they liked to party!! There was also china, planes, bombs, massive 14-18 inch battleship shells, and even a skull blown into the bulkhead from a huge explosion. Besides the 18 or so gray reef sharks that started surrounding us, we had a pretty relaxing weekend. It was a fun but quick weekend that was quite comfortably spent at the Blue Lagoon. I hope you all had a great weekend too. Take care and don't forget the fallen on Memorial Day!!!

1 comment:

eric said...

Sounds like you had a great time. Wish we could have been there. Arriving on Guam soon. Cya.

the flys

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