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Diving in Pohnpei

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At Palikir Pass, expect to see more than thirty and sometimes up to a hundred grey reef sharks especially on an incoming tide.

Manta rays can be seen on a year-round basis and they often gather near channels with cleaning stations. At the drop-offs and at the atolls, lookout for green sea turtles, humphead wrasse, groups of bumphead parrotfish and also groupers.

Colorful reef dwellers bring the hard and soft coral reef to life and there will be many giant clams and anemones to inspect. There have been reports of pygmy seahorses spotted in the area so do comb through the sea fans for a potential surprise.

When to dive in Pohnpei

Water temperature averages at 81˚F (27˚C) and the dive sites consist of beautiful drop-offs, hard coral gardens, passes and channels which are frequented by manta rays.

Visibility is usually good especially at the outer reefs and atolls and average at 100ft (30m).

Book your diving in Pohnpei

More Information

United Airlines offers an island hopper service that starts from Guam, stopping at Chuuk, before arriving at Pohnpei. There is also a flight from the Marshall Islands.

Time Zone
120 V
Pounds/square inch (psi)
A, B
1st Stage
INT / Yoke / K
International airports
Pohnpei Intl. (PNI)
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