Adventurers Dive Log: Truk Lagoon, Nippo Maru

Diving the Nippo Maru


The Facts

Steel Freighter

Built Sunk Feb. 18 1944

depth 50 to 150 feet length 353-foot

A Little History

The Nippo Maru was sent to the bottom by the Americans along with most of the Japanese ships moored in Truk Lagoon. Waves of bombers dumped tons of munnitions upon the unsuspecting sailors. This turning point in the Pacific theatre created one of the best shipwreck sites in the world.

The Tour

There is little coral due to depth, but what the ship lacks in that aspect it makes up with fantastic artifacts. There are artillery guns, a tank, and land mines. The wheel house is in excellent condition.

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