Micronesia: History revisited underwater!

Posted on June 16, 2011


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Micronesia an Island, located north east of Australia known for being one of the world’s fascinating diving destination offers divers an extraordinary collection of wrecks of sunken vessels from World War II, with almost everything intact.

The wrecks discovered in the early 60’s are now protected Government property and removal of items from any vessels are considered illegal.

Underwater divers have found the crew’s personal items, clocks and cargo holds full of war weapons.

The once powerful vessels now lay covered in brightly colored corals and fishes, accumulated over the years. Experts claim that entering the wrecks may not be possible in a few years as sea water deteriorates the vessels.

Although the island does not offer much other than tours of the remnants of Japanese Naval Base, but the breathtaking under water sight can be worth the 35 hour plane ride.

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