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One of my favorite places to dive is Truk Lagoon. I feel every diver should experience Truk at least one time in their life.

In 1969, William A. Brown and French oceanographer Jacques Cousteau and his team explored Truk Lagoon. Following Cousteau's 1971 television documentary about the lagoon and its ghostly remains, the place became a scuba diving paradise, drawing wreck diving enthusiasts from around the world to see its numerous, virtually intact sunken ships. The shipwrecks and remains are sometimes referred to as the "Ghost Fleet of Truk Lagoon". Scattered mainly around the DublonEtenFefan and Uman islands within the Truk group, a number of the shipwrecks lie in crystal clear waters less than fifteen metres (49 ft) below the surface. In waters devoid of normal ocean currents, divers can easily swim across decks littered with gas masks and depth charges and below deck can be found evidence of human remains. In the massive ships' holds are the remnants of fighter aircrafttanksbulldozersrailroad carsmotorcyclestorpedoes, mines, bombs, boxes of munitionsradios, plus thousands of other weapons, spare parts, and other artifacts. Of special interest is the wreck of the submarine I-169 Shinohara which was lost when diving to avoid the bombing. The submarine had participated in the attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941. 

 

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Pacific Dive and Travel, Inc Receives 2017 Best of Jacksonville Award

Jacksonville Award Program Honors the Achievement

JACKSONVILLE July 5, 2017 -- Pacific Dive and Travel, Inc has been selected for the 2017 Best of Jacksonville Award in the Local Business category by the Jacksonville Award Program.

Each year, the Jacksonville Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Jacksonville area a great place to live, work and play.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Celebrating 30 Years in Business!

Get the most out of Yap with our anniversary celebration savings! Throughout 2016 and 2017 Manta Ray Bay Resort & Yap Divers is offering a 30th anniversary special for all 7-day, or longer, dive packages.

  • Individuals – receive an additional 3 free room nights with any 7 or more night package, 6 free nights with any 14 night stay, etc.
  • Group Leaders – receive 3 free spots with every 10 pax group reservation, pay 10, bring 13.
  • It’s never been a better time to book a 7 or 14 day Yap holiday – 7 day trips become 10 with 3 free room nights and 14 day trips become 20 with 6 free room nights.