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Wreck Diving the Mysterious Ghost Fleet of Truk Lagoon

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Diver gh0stdot captured amazing underwater images in the ghostly wreckage. This is a light tank on the deck of the San Francisco Maru at about 50m depth in Truk Lagoon. Photo #1 by © gh0stdot

This photo is of Truk Blue Lagoon Resort. The beautifully clear blue Pacific water beckons to the curious to visit the underwater museum, whispering to wreck divers to descend to one many wrecks littering the seabed which makes this a wreck diver’s paradise. Photo #3 by Matt Kieffer

Zeros in the hold of the Fujikawa Maru. Photo #24 by © gh0stdot

Now for the skeptics: “Tractor & Ghost in Hokai Maru, Truk Lagoon.” Photographer Don Barnett noted, “The ghostly fluid is probably aviation gas that still leaks from hundreds of barrels on the freighter where this was taken.” Photo #15 by © Don Barnett

The Kawanishi Emily flying boat. Photo #7 by © gh0stdot

The bridge of the Nippo Maru. Photo #16 by © gh0stdot

The bow of the Unkai Maru in Truk Lagoon, Micronesia. Photo #17 by © gh0stdot

The San Francisco Maru in Truk Lagoon. 65m to the seabed. Photo #12 by © gh0stdot

The Betty Mitsubishi Attack bomber in Truk lagoon at 20m deep. Photo #8 by © gh0stdot

gh0stdot wrote, “Suspiciously placed gasmasks in the hold of the Nippo Maru at about 40m.” Photo #13 by © gh0stdot

Skull of a Japanese sailor inside one of the wrecks of Truk Lagoon from Fujikawa Maru. Josh Gates of Destination Truth took his recorded underwater ghostly noises to Jay and Grant of Ghost Hunters . . . adding weight for some to the claim that the Ghost Fleet of Truk Lagoon is haunted. Photo #14 by Apiquet

Now we’ll go dive into the shark-infested waters and go wreck diving, courtesy of gh0stdot. This is a panorama of the Yamagiri Maru. Truk Lagoon, Micronesia. The diver appears tiny next to the shipwreck. Photo #4 by © gh0stdot

gh0stdot captured this panorama of the Kawanishi Emily flying boat. Photo #27 by © gh0stdot

 

 

Light tanks on the deck of the San Francisco Maru at a depth of about 46m. With these amazing photos, it’s not hard to see why this area is known as the best shipwreck diving destination in the world. Photo #18 by © gh0stdot

Leaving a hold of the Yamagiri Maru. The wreck lies on its side. Photo #32 by © gh0stdot

 

Photographer Matt Kieffer noted that this was from the “Kiyuzumi Maru – resting almost evenly on her port side about 600 yards from Fefan Island.” Fefan Island is the third largest inhabited island within the Truk Lagoon in the Federated States of Micronesia. Photo #22 by Matt Kieffer

 

This is inside the Yamigiri Maru – maximum depth 32m. These amazing views are something most people will never see in real life. Photo #5 by © gh0stdot

 

More exploring inside the Yamigiri Maru – max depth 32m – Truk, Micronesia. Photo #6 by © gh0stdot

 

Inside the Betty Mitsubishi Attack bomber. Mysterious Ghost Fleet of Truk Lagoon – 20m deep. Photo #26 by © gh0stdot

 

Heian Maru. Photo #31 by Matt Kieffer

 

“Heaven peeps through the blanket of the dark.” Swimming up the funnel of the Unkai Maru. Photo #21 by © gh0stdot

 

Commemorative plaque on the deck of the Fujikawa Maru. Photo #23 by Apiquet

 

The Betty Mitsubishi Attack bomber in Truk lagoon at 20m deep. Photo #25 by © gh0stdot

 

A truck in a hold of the San Francisco Maru at 50m depth in Truk Lagoon. We think the ghostly remains are eerily cool, yet creepy, but the photographer gh0stdot noted, “It was a tad dark in there, though, so it is hellish grainy. I do not usually take photos so deep, so I am pleased to have got anything at all in my fuzzy mental state. Nitrogen narcosis is quite strong breathing air at that depth.” Photo #10 by © gh0stdot

 

 

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