Location: Island of Chuuk, Micronesia
Published: Scuba Diving Magazine
It’s our last day on the Odyssey and the dive deck is charged. A few passengers pull out satellite phones to make calls home, and there are jokes among the group about wills being in order. The entire week has led up to this dive on the San Francisco Maru, the so-called Million Dollar Wreck. Felled by six 500-pound bombs during the U.S. Navy’s Operation Hailstone in 1944, the World War II cargo ship burned furiously before sinking stern-first to an eventual upright position in 210 feet of water.