The kingpost of the Nippo Maru. This really is the wreck that inspired me to pay such close attention to the transformation of the wrecks at Truk Lagoon. It is like two separate dives on this wreck, your safety stop is no doubt as breathtaking as your journey through her cargo and artifacts below.
Shinkoko Maru is yet another favorite, starting shallow in only 35 feet of water and quickly dropping down to her screw at 120 feet. This wreck is covered in prolific soft coral growth and several dives on her will just leave you wanting several more.
The iconic image of Truk lagoon. No doubt this image has inspired thousands of divers to make the pilgrimage to Chuuk. I have shot it every time I have been here and seeing it and the machine shop she lays in never gets old. Located in the FujiKawa Maru, this compressor is perhaps the most photographed and visited object in the Lagoon.
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