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Down to the Tethys Sea

By Stephen Dedman
Aug 27, 2020 · 5,304 words · 20 minutes

It has always been a dream to travel to Micronesia, but it’s a whole other story to get the opportunity to go, and dive the biggest graveyard of WWII ships in the world.

The place I am speaking of is Chuck Lagoon of the Federated States of Micronesia, located about 1,000km south east from Guam on the Pacific Ocean.

This is the remains of one of the merchant ships that sunk during Operation Hailstorm that took place in 1944.

Photo by Marek Okon via Unsplash.

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by Stephen Dedman

It was a beautiful day, and I reached into the bait box for a fresh trilobite. Thorn was doing a monograph on the blasted things and collecting potloads of them, then rejecting all the unremarkable specimens. I'd promised to return them to the sea, and I was: I grabbed one of the largest, and put a hook through it quickly before it could roll up into a ball, then cast off.

The Tethys sea is possibly the ideal place for fishing. The weather is warm,...

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