Diving

Emily Plane in Truk Lagoon (Credits: Brandi Mueller)

Airplane Wrecks of Truk Lagoon

Some of the more popular airplane wrecks dives in Truk Lagoon include the Kawanishi H8K1 “Emily” Flying Boat and the Mitsubishi G4M “Betty” Bomber. Bomber aircraft were often given female names and fighter aircraft were often nicknamed with men’s names. The Emily Flying Boat was known for its long range and nicknamed the “Flying Porcupine” was very difficult to …

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Shipwreck of the USS Saratoga (CV-3) in Bikini Atoll

The USS Saratoga (CV-3), commissioned in 1927, was an Lexington-class American Aircraft carrier measuring 268 meters (880 ft.) in length and weighting 39,000 tons. Originally she was designed as a battlecruiser, but was later converted into one of the Navy’s first aircraft carriers during construction to comply with the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922. During her World …

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B25 Wreck at Airplane Graveyard Kwajalein (Credits: Brandi Mueller for Argunners)

Plane Graveyard of World War II in Kwajalein Atoll (2)

Brandi Mueller, a Merchant Mariner licensed by the U.S. Coastguard, captured incredible photos of over 150 Allied WWII aircraft now lying 130 feet under the Pacific Ocean near the Marshall Islands, more specific Kwajalein Atoll, Roi-Namur. Kwajalein Atoll is an incredible diving site but also an restricted military base. In a perfectly executed World War …

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