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your premier source for the latest adventures, insights, and updates from the heart of Truk Lagoon. Whether you’re a seasoned diver, a history aficionado, or simply intrigued by the underwater world, this blog is your gateway to staying connected with the pulse of Truk Lagoon. Dive in with us as we explore the depths, share mesmerizing encounters, and bring the vibrant stories of the lagoon’s sunken treasures right to your screen. Stay tuned and dive deep into the wonders of Truk Lagoon, all from the comfort of the Thorfinn, your floating resort in the midst of history.

Dive Diary: Unkai Maru

The Unkai Maru was originally a British steam ship with the name of S/S Venus built in 1903. She was bought by the Japanese in 1911 by Nakamura-Gumi Ltd. Being requisitioned by the Japanese Navy on January 5th 1944 she arrived in Truk on the 30th of January. She was sitting there nearly empty waiting…