Climate: The climate is tropical with lush tropical rain-forest. Warm temperatures throughout the year hover around 80 degrees Fahrenheit.
Water Temperature: Average yearly is a comfortable 84 degrees Fahrenheit.
Time: UTC +9:00 to UTC +10:00
Language: English (official), Polynesian dialects
Currency: US Dollar accepted
Electricity: 110 Volt. U.S. Standard Plugs
Marriage Requirements: Please contact the local tourism board for instructions and requirements.
Airport(s): Pohnpei International Airport (PNI)
Chuuk – Dr. Harmon’s Clinic
Yap – Yap Hospital
Palau – Palau Hospital
Why dive The Federated States of Micronesia (FSM)? Well, there’s the virtual underwater museum at Truk (Chuuk) and the legendary Manta Ray dives in M’il Channel to start with. The warm water and high visibility seal the deal. FSM is a grouping of 607 small islands in the Western Pacific about 2,500 miles southwest of Hawaii, lying just above the Equator. They include Chuuk, Kosrae, Pohnpei and Yap, four main island groups of the Caroline Islands. Palau, part of the Caroline Islands, is now an independent nation, and is not considered part of Micronesia. While the country’s total land area amounts to only 270.8 square miles, it occupies more than one million square miles of the Pacific Ocean, and ranges 1,700 miles from East (Kosrae) to West (Yap). Each of the four States centers around one or more “high islands,” and all but Kosrae include numerous atolls.
Crew is great. Food awesome. Diving good.
As you know we did the first week on the Palau Agressor and the second at Manta Ray Bay.
. Agressor, Palau area and Peleliu. The boat is well kept and the boat crew was pleasant and responsive, and the food was good and sometimes better. The cat design makes for a much roomier boat than other types and greatly improves the ride. In addition this boat has a lift device that launches and retrieves the entire "dive boat" with the divers on board which makes it a very easy operation for the guests. The diving was always good or better, and it was especially good to get to Peleliu. Although the diving there isn't any better than other areas around Palau, the shore trip to visit all of the WWII sites was truly special since this was the site of the nastiest battle in the Pacific war zone. The boat negatives were the pillows and mattresses, both were well worn and thin, which made it feel like you were sleeping on the plywood underneath.
Palau, Historical World Class Diving
Historical World Class Diving
We are always on the lookout for a dive destination a little out of the ordinary, a location with incredible beauty both above and below water, and if at all possible, an area steeped in some sort of historical significance, and this all leads us to the island Nation of Palau; also pronounced “Belau”.
Palau, Micronesia is a chain of...Read Blog