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Truk Lagoon was site of pivotal battle in World War Two's Pacific theatre. American bombers caught a large group of Japanese merchant vessels and war ships at anchor, destroyed many in a few hours, and sunk more than 60 large ships over an intense three-day period of dive-bombing. Now, more than 50 years hence with these relics of war covered in soft coral and home to countless fishes, Truk Lagoon has become the greatest wreck scuba diving spot on our planet. There are some good land-based dive operations in Truk Lagoon, but Truk is also a great place for a -aboard cruise.