Micronesia Diving Destinations

Micronesia Diving Destinations

Micronesia diving destinations are all about wrecks, but with some fascinating history. Some of the best wreck diving destinations in the world are in this area –  Truk Lagoon, Bikini and Palau

The isolated region of Micronesia offers world-class wreck diving for enthusiasts, plus more.

Bikini is a truly unique destination only opened to tourism reasonably recently by the native people. A UNESCO world heritage site tourism is keeping the history alive. The only location worldwide for wrecks sunk by atomic bombs in the post-war era.

Truk Lagoon was the location for Operation Hailstorm, a vicious World War II battle resulting in mass loss of both navy ships and planes. The wreckage is now coral covered and an artificial reef with diverse fish life.

Palau also has a large number of wrecks from the war, but also offers reef, drop off and cave dives. One of the most diverse areas of Micronesia, Palau is high on many divers underwater sites to visit.

Take a look at the Liveaboard Cruise options below.

Micronesia Diving Destinations - 10 LIVEABOARDS

From $499 / day

Ocean Hunter III

Ocean Hunter III Liveaboard in Palau is a 29m steel vessel, is the latest and most luxurious addition to the Ocean Hunter fleet. She was designed by divers for divers and represents 25 years of knowledge and experience in the liveaboard industry in Palau. She accommodates 16 guests in 8 air-conditioned, en-suite cabins. As such, you can expect personalised attention along with plenty of space. Professional underwater photographers and videographers are very well catered to. Nitrox is available, as well as Trimix and rebreather support.

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From $274 / day

Thorfinn

Thorfinn liveaboard in Truk is the 58 metre vessel is one of the world’s best equipped liveaboards. She has been cruising and exploring the Micronesian waters since 1982. Based in Truk Lagoon, diving is offered seven days per week, with up to five dives per day on five different sites, giving guests the opportunity to dive 30+ wrecks during a one-week visit. Technical and rebreather divers are very well catered for, with a crew accustomed to their various needs.

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From $363 / day

Truk Master

Truk Master Liveaboard is part of the highly regarded Master Liveaboards fleet, is the latest liveaboard to ply the waters of the wreck diving capital of the world. Built of steel, she is 37 metres long and underwent a full refit in 2016. With all the latest technical diving facilities and equipment on board, she offers 7 or 10 night trips to Truk Lagoon for up to 16 divers and 10 to 14 night trips to Bikini Atoll for up to 11 divers.

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Best Places to Dive in Micronesia

Remote and unique Micronesia dive destinations are a haven for wreck divers, but offer much more. Click on the links below for more detailed information about these great diving destinations.

Bikini Atoll is a truly unique destination. The mock fleet of shipwrecks are the only ones worldwide ever to have been sunk by nuclear bombs. The testing was completed after World War II in this evacuated atoll. The areas have now become a museum and UNESCO World Heritage Site since opening to tourism in 1996.

Bikini scuba diving destination

Palau is probably the most diverse of the destinations in Micronesia. There is everything from shark dives, critter and macro life, to World War II wrecks within recreational diving limits. There is the unique opportunity to swim with the non-stinging jellyfish that evolved in one of Palau's freshwater lakes.

Truk Lagoon is one of the shipwreck capitals of the world, with over 60 vessels lost here during World War II in Operation Hailstorm. Now covered in marine life, these wrecks are mostly within recreational dive limits, but some will need advanced training. Tec divers and tec diving is supported here.

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