Micronesia, a chain of islands from Hawaii to Asia is a diver’s dream. Most popular for scuba divers of the Micronesia islands are Palau, Yap, and Truk Lagoon where vibrant coral reefs, shipwrecks and exotic marine animas are in abundance for the discovery.

Off the shores of rock island of Palau, scuba dive in Jellyfish Lake (filled with stingless jellyfish), and the Blue Corner, where swift currents sweep the walls attracting eagle rays, blacktip sharks, humphead wrasse, and manta rays. Next up for diving in Micronesia is Yap. Yap is one of the best places in the world to witness manta rays. These gentle, graceful giants visit the protected lagoons of Yap to be cleaned of parasites and dead skin by butterflyfish and cleaner wrasse.  If you’re lucky, you might even see a manta traffic jam of up to 15 manta rays waiting for their turn to be cleaned!

Truk Lagoon is also a must-dive island of Micronesia. Truk (also known as Chuuk) is ideal for maritime history buffs as its home to one of the most famous wreck diving sites in the world. Exploring the spectacular sunken World War II treasures of ships, aircrafts, tanks and vehicles was one of my all time favorite dives.