Truk Lagoon map of the wrecks and their positions in relation to the Chuuk Islands
If you’re about to embark on the wreck diving trip of a life time to Chuuk Lagoon (formerly Truk Lagoon), you may wish to know where the wrecks are located. The above Truk Lagoon wreck map shows the rough positions of many of the more popular wrecks.
The best way to dive Truk Lagoon is by a scuba diving liveaboard. You can check the latest and best deals on Truk Lagoon liveaboards using the following window:
Truk Lagoon wrecks listed on the map
- I-169 Submarine.
- Yamagiri Maru.
- Nippo Maru.
- Rio De Janeiro Maru.
- Heian Maru.
- San Francisco Maru. (One of the most exciting wrecks).
- Shinkoku Maru.
- Sankisan Maru.
- Oite Destroyer.
Truk Lagoon Wreck Map
The above Truk Lagoon wreck map is a bit busy. This is unavoidable simply because there are so many wrecks in Truk Lagoon. The number of wrecks in such close proximity is why this Mecca for wreck diving is so popular with wreck divers.
The Truk Lagoon wrecks are mostly concentrated around Fefen, Urman and Tonoas (Dublon) Islands of Chuuk. Despite the close proximity to the Islands and the fact that these wrecks are in a lagoon, the majority of them are deep wrecks (where deep is greater than 30 metres (100 feet). To discover how deep these wrecks are, please read this article, which includes a handy wreck depth table.
Many of the deeper wrecks of Truk Lagoon are 40 plus, 50 plus and even 60 plus metres deep. For more details about these, please take a read of this article about Truk Lagoon deep wrecks.
There’s no place in the world where there are so many great wrecks all in one place and situated in such close proximity to each other. You are simply spoilt for choice.
Land-based resort vs liveaboard boat
The location of the two land-based resorts and dive shops are also marked on the above Truk Lagoon map. These are both on Moen Island. To get to Moen Island you fly into Chuuk airport.
Truk Lagoon dive liveaboards table
This list of Truk Lagoon liveaboards is in descending customer rating order, followed by Scuba Diving Luxury Rating (SDE Lux Rating, see below), so the liveaboards with the highest customer rating and the best SDE lux rating will be at the top of the list. If you want to change the list order, use the “Sort by” dropdown below.
|SDE Lux Rating %
|Review: SS Thorfinn; Book: SS Thorfinn
|Review: MV Truk Master; Book: MV Truk Master
|Review: MV Pacific Master; Book: MV Pacific Master
The Scuba Diving Earth Luxury Rating (SDE Lux Rating) is explained on each liveaboard review when you click the “Discover Liveaboard” link, and is my own Liveaboard Luxury Rating I’ve assigned to all liveaboards. Choosing between liveaboards is helped by customer scores, and if you get stuck choosing between two or three liveaboards, where each one has a high customer score out of 10, you can use the SDE Luxury Rating to help narrow down your choice.
Think about it like using Booking.com when searching for the best hotel. Booking.com also use a customer score where each customer rates hotels out of 10. This is similar to the liveaboard customer rating, which is also rated out of 10. But let’s say you only like to stay in hotels rated 8 and above on Booking.com, but you also want the hotel to have WIFI or parking, or to have a swimming pool etc. The features each hotel has is usually secondary to the score out of 10.
How to get to Truk Lagoon and Chuuk Airport is quite a challenge and requires a few connecting flights. This is especially true if you’re flying from far afield like the UK, US and Canada. But the trip is worthwhile and a bucket-list destination for scuba divers.
Learning more about what happened, this article explains a bit more about the history of Truk Lagoon during World War II: What happened at Truk Lagoon.
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