Chuuk Island Snorkeling
The 9th most popular snorkel dive spot in Micronesia.
Wednesday 5 September 2018 07:02 GMT
In the Federated States of Micronesia, the snorkeling at Chuuk Island offers numerous shallow wrecks to explore. Matter of fact, there are at least 15 shallow World War 2 wrecks and sunk planes that can be visited. For example, the Gosei Maru is only 2.5m deep with propellers clear viewing, and the three aircraft (Betty, Zero 2, Emily) sit in 6m of water. Chuuk is known for it’s sheltered lagoon offering generally calm waters. Its healthy corals provide excellent habitat for the sea turtles, tuna and dolphins.
While the local language is Chuukese, many of the locals also speak English.
To reach the snorkeling at Chuuk, you will need to fly into Chuuk International Airport (TKK) on Weno Island. The main flight is serve by the infamous United flight 154 between Honolulu and Guam, which stops at several islands along the route. This flight operates 3 days a week including Monday, Wednesday and Friday. If you'd like a view when landing, make sure to get a seat in Rows 1 to 10 with preferably Seat A. Should you make use of United flight 154, keep in mind that it runs between Honolulu (HNL) to Majuro in Marshall Islands (MAJ) to Kosrae (KSA) to Pohnpei (PNI) to Chuuk (TKK) and then Guam (GUM), so plan to stop at one or more of the islands overnight for some snorkeling, too.
Overall, Chuuk Island is the 9th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 9 snorkeling dives in Micronesia.