"Pohnpei, Micronesia" State of Pohnpei by kenmerk
State of Pohnpei Travel Guide: 33 reviews and 72 photos
Of the pacific islands that I have visited, Pohnpei is my favourite. While they do have some tourism industry, it is quite low key. Just a couple small hotels and restaurants and a few dive operators on the island. (No massive Tumon bay type developments, thank God...)
I am fortunate as I have a friend who lives here, and has the full dive setup, so it make diving here a breeze. Also, since he has many local friends in the area, it also provides for easy access to the local culture.
And as such I have been able to go to more than one native pig roast party and Sakau swilling sessions. (Sakau is the local semi-narcotic concoction that will make your feet fail to operate properly, and your face go numb....)
The diving in Pohnpei is just outstanding, and it is such a joy not to be on one of those cattle drive dives that you see in Guam or Hawaii... I have done about 25 dives here, and only once did we encounter any other divers underwater.
The amount of marine life you will encounter is incredible: Giant mantas, Reef sharks, Barracuda, as well as all the micro critters on the reef...
If you want a dive vacation far from the maddening crowds, I couldn't recommend this place more...
Here is one cavern in the section of Andt that they call the Grottoes.... If the waters are calm it is an amazing dive... more travel advice
A stop off on Langer Island can make for an interesting diversion while in Pohnpei. Located about a kilometer east of... more travel advice
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