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.
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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.
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.