The beauty of diving Kosrae is that you are likely to be the only divers at the site. Dive sites consist of drop-offs, hard coral gardens and sandy bottoms dotted with coral bommies which are often cleaning stations.
There is also a shipwreck to visit known as the Lenore which sunk in the 19th century. Technical divers will not be left out here as there are deep sites to explore and also plane wrecks from World War II. New divers will also be able to find many protected sites which are easy to dive and still rewarding.
Many who have visited are often astounded by the health of the coral reefs at Kosrae. Expect to see pointy beds of staghorn coral, brain coral, huge table coral, cabbage coral and finger coral intermittent with giant clams, barrel sponges and anemones.
Visibility is often wonderful and can extend beyond 100ft (30m). Water temperature averages at about 82˚F (28˚C) and the best time to visit is during July to September.
Trade winds blow during November to June so it is usually rainy during these months. That said, the south and west sides of the island are protected and diving here is still very good during the rainy season.
Find local PADI dive shops and explore the top dive sites with our map.
Fly to Kosrae International Airport via the island hopper flights offered by United Airlines which departs from Guam. You can also use Nauru Airlines if flying from Brisbane, Australia.