WAR: Mike McKinnon, Truk Lagoon.
WAR: Mike McKinnon, Truk Lagoon. Contributed

Divers keen to keep on Trukking in the West Pacific

A GROUP of happy local divers returned home this week after an exciting 10 day trip to Truk Lagoon in the Western Pacific.

There are more than 70 Second World War shipwrecks known to be at the bottom of Truk Lagoon.

The divers completed 14 dives over 10 days.

The water temperature was a comfortable 30 degrees and the underwater visibility averaged around 20 metres.

Most dives were at an average depth of 20 metres, though some were at 40 metres.

On every dive the divers came across all types of guns and ammunition as well as transport vehicles and other Japanese wartime relics.

Truk Lagoon is considered the wreck-diving capital of the world.

On their last day their flight was delayed and they missed their connecting flight home to Australia.

The airline flew them to Seoul in South Korea where they had an unplanned 10-hour stopover and took advantage of a full-day tour of the city.

Their impression of Seoul was of a well structured, organised and technologically advanced city.

They arrived home safe but tired after a 10 hour flight.

It will be a diving holiday they will never forget.


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