Truk is an atoll located in the Pacific Ocean, north of Papua New Guinea. The area is made up of 11 islands and 46 smaller islands in and around the lagoon. During World War II many types Japanese warship were anchored at Truk. The American forces eventually captured the Islands sunk 275 airplanes and 60 vessels to the bottom of the lagoon. The area is now a popular location for scuba diving due to the coral encrusted wrecks.