WW II wrecks in PALAU

 

Most of the wrecks in Palau were sunk in march 1944 during Operation Desecrate 2. We dived the Chuyo, the Iro and the Helmet Wreck, Buoy no. 6 and Pelelui beach. There is plenty of live ammunition on most of the wrecks. Be careful not to touch anything that looks like bullets or bombs.

 
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The skipper of the Ocean Hunter 3, Ken is diving on the wreck of the Iro. Chuyo Maru has a short gun on the stern.
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A winch from the Chuyo Maru a supply ship to support the Japanese war effort.. The term 'Maru' refers to the fact that it is a non military type of vessel. This sea plane is an Aichi class Sea Plane. It crash landed shortly after take off 500 metres from the air field.