The late Kimiuo Aisek founded Blue Lagoon Dive Shop and it is the pioneer diving business in Truk Lagoon, hosting journalists, television crews and special projects and many enthusiastic divers from all over the world. He was a pioneer diver throughout Micronesia, starting his career in Palau before coming home to find the shipwrecks he saw being sunk as boy. He was on Tonoas Island watching as a witness to the 1944 WWII American attack on the Japanese fleet.
Kimiuo Aisek on the Momokawa Maru, 1982. Photo © Tim Rock
Kimiuo Aisek - Micronesia's Ambassador
Kimiuo was an explorer, finding or participating in finding most of the wrecks in Truk Lagoon. He was also a visionary who saw the future of tourism and diving as a way to improve the lives of his family and fellow Chuukese. Known as “Micronesia’s ambassador,” Kimiuo traveled the world speaking about his home and its sunken war treasures. He was the first Micronesian to be inducted into the International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame. The Aisek family has continued his amazing legacy by acquiring the resort and many other businesses. On September 13, 2014, the Kimiuo Aisek Memorial Museum opened. It was built in his honor and is on resort grounds.
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