On Tuesday I fly out to the Truk Lagoon, the location of America’s ‘Operation Hailstone‘ in the second world war, an operation targeting the Japanese navy’s pacific base. Three days of shelling saw all but the most precious of the Japanese’s fleet (the best ships had just about enough time to get out) sink to the bottom of a coral lagoon in the middle of the Pacific ocean. It is now a wreck diving mecca and attracts divers from all over the world to one of the globes top dive sites.
I’ll be based on the SS Thorfinn live aboard for a week for what will be my best diving experience to date. From the Thorfinn I will be posting about the dives and updating you on my experience.
It’ll take us just over 3 days to reach Chuuk island going through Abu Dhabi, Manila and Guam. We board the boat on Saturday and dive until we are dropped off the Saturday after for the backward leg, landing late Sunday in the UK again.
I’m nearly packed and ready to go!