Book titles, song lyrics, and movies have all relied on the imagery of the lagoon to draw people into a romantic and relaxing state of mind. By definition, a lagoon is a shallow body of water that is separated from a larger body of water by a low sand bank, barrier islands, or coral reefs. In warmer climates, lagoons tend to draw vacationers who enjoy the warm pools and calmness as compared to nearby oceans. Depending on your travel plans, there are many great options around the world for you to enjoy this type of relaxing vacation.
Micronesia is the site of Chuuk or Truk lagoon, a surreal and beautiful location that offers scuba divers an opportunity to explore various shipwrecks. The ships are left from World War II, when the American navy attacked the Japanese fleet at Truk lagoon. It is estimated that there are over 30 naval ships and 250 aircrafts at the bottom of the waters. Because of this, the region is often considered to have the best wreck diving in the world. Beyond this historical significance, this lagoon offers beautiful surroundings filled with coral gardens and artificial reefs. Continue reading “The Blue Lagoons”