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Shipwrecks of Truk Lagoon

by Peter Collings - Digital Purchase for Print and FREE Download

Shipwrecks of Truk Lagoon

by Peter Collings - Digital Purchase for Print and FREE Download

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The legacy of Truk Lagoon was born out of warfare, from a period of bloody history surpassing all before. Today in stark contrast, an entire fleet which aided that destruction, lies silently on the bottom of the lagoon. After almost seventy years these vessels remain a museum to that conflict but have been reborn, brought back to life by Mother Nature.
The wrecks are all very well documented and this publication is a mere introduction to the wrecks and is intended as an introduction for those thinking of visiting Truk. Peter has detailed a handful of his favorite wreck sites after his 12 visits. You can download the FREE digital low resolution version from here:

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By Peter Collings:  The legacy of Truk Lagoon was born out of warfare, from a period of bloody history surpassing all before. Today in stark contrast, an entire fleet which aided that destruction, lies silently on the bottom of the lagoon. After almost seventy years these vessels remain a museum to that conflict but have been reborn, brought back to life by Mother Nature.
I first visited these wrecks back in the early 80’s, about the same time as my adventures began in Egypt. But these wrecks are a beacon to the rest of the world in terms of conservation. In those thirty-five years I have seen little change in the Truk wrecks, save some damage caused by livaboard vessels. Indeed the coral and fish life seems to get better as time goes on. Those responsible in Egypt should take note!
The wrecks are all very well documented and this publication is a mere introduction to the wrecks and is intended as an introduction for those thinking of visiting Truk. I have selected a handful of my favourites after 12 visits! That list is growing!

The wrecks offer diving for all levels, water temperature at 29/30 degrees, 100ft visibility and no currents, not only is it a hallowed location but a perfect classroom for those wishing to improve their wreck diving skills. Over the eight expeditions so far we have averaged some 30 x 70 minute dives, each over our nine day stay.
While I would always recommend livaboard diving. Truk is a different story. Currently the livaboards offer six days unlimited diving, that is five dives a day. A tough relentless schedule and more expensive! We have observed these floating hotels anchored up and using their skiffs in the same way as hotel based operations. Choose wisely.

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p.s. And don’t forget Peter run’s regular expeditions and safaris to all these featured Wrecks and we will be tagging along on some too.

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The idea of the E BOOK series came about after seeing so many incorrect publications quoting the wrong identity of the Tile Wreck at Abu Nuhas in the Red Sea. Despite a plethora of undeniable facts presented by myself and members of the Red Sea Wreck Academy, self-proclaiming experts still, for reasons known only to themselves, continued to quote the MARCUS as the CHRISOULA K. It was archive photographs from Howard Rosenstien and the location of the ships bell, which added weight to Stephan Jablonski’s accounts of the sinkings’. This new material gave us enough to produce the first E book in 2008.
Being free from restrictions it soon found its way around the world and was passed on from diver to diver. It had the desired effect-Now more and more reports carry the correct identity.
Its success lead to more titles being produced and published. Initially with an Egyptian theme, the Thistlegorm, Rosalie Moller and the Russian warranted a volume to themselves. Tourist authorities have noticed the importance of their assets. Wrecks are living underwater museums, and commissions have flooded in from Leros, Egypt, Truk, Palau, Sri Lanka Subic Bay, and Busuanga, to name but a few.