Micronesia encompasses an extensive area of the western Pacific. The region is comprised of small islands and even smaller coral-ringed atolls. If you think it sounds tailor made for divers, you’d be right.
The reputation as a premier dive destination is well deserved. The main dive destinations: Palau, Yap, Chuuk, Pohnpei and Kosrae offer countless dive opportunities. Palau has amazing shallow reefs, caverns, walls, drop-offs, tunnels, channels, a legion of WWII wrecks and an almost limitless variety of marine life.
In Yap, dive with manta rays at cleaning stations and visit beautiful drop-offs and caverns. Drift dive along vertical walls or enjoy hard coral gardens.
Chuuk lagoon can be dived all year, given its sheltered nature, with a dry season between December and April. Palau’s dry season and calm seas coincide with the high season of December to March. The water temperature is around 82°F/28°C.
Diving at Yap, Pohnpei and Kosrae is typically land based, but at Palau and Truk Lagoon in Chuuk, liveaboard diving is recommended given the vast size of these areas.
Find local PADI dive shops and explore the top dive sites with our map.
Fly to Palau or Guam and take connecting flights to the four main island states. Guam’s main airport is Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport (GUM). Many international flights arrive here and then go on to other Micronesian destinations. On Palau, you arrive at Roman Tmetuchl International Airport (ROR).
In Yap, the airport is Yap International Airport (YAP) and Chuuk International Airport (TKK) in Chuuk.