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Scuba Diving Truk Lagoon (Chuuk Lagoon), Micronesia

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Dive Site: Sankisan Maru

Location: Near Uman, Chuuk Lagoon

Description: 4,776 ton freighter

Length: 112 metres (367 feet)

Depth: Max depth 40 metres (130 feet), 17 metres to deck (50 feet)

Visibility: 25 metres (80 feet)

Rating: ****

We did the Sankisan Maru as a night dive. The ship is ripped up and the stern is crushed in a crater at 40m. I dropped straight into hold 2 behind the king mast where there were trucks and bottles. I then headed into hold 1 which was full of plane engines and munitions. At the bow there was a machine gun laid out and some human vertebrae. I finished the dive by slowly heading up the soft coral-covered mast.

Rik Vercoe, BSAC Advanced Diver

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