|Micronesia Diving - Kosrae Scuba Diving
One of Kosrae's greatest attractions is the clear, clean ocean and its extraordinary living coral reefs that completely surround it. Offshore, the coral reefs slope steeply into the clear blue depths. Both vertical drop-offs and undulating profiles of cascading corals appear before you, as underwater visibility averages 100 to 200 feet. The reefs comprise hundreds of densely packed coral species, both hard and soft, attracting an abundance of marine life. A diver could easily observe 50 species of fish in a single dive. Turtles and rays inhabit the waters of this island paradise, and if you enjoy find Nudibranchs and other macro subjects, you'll be delighted.
Kosraes shape provides a sheltered side of the island (in case the trade winds blow a little hard). Our divemasters have a wealth of experience and will cater to your every need, no matter what your diving experience.
Imagine yourself diving and photographing a sheer vertical wall with hundreds of Pacific barracuda encircling you, feel your eyes widen in amazement at the huge and remarkably colorful coral reef systems, or watch the resident spinner dolphins as they jump and twirl for your entertainment.
Our first dive boat is 27 long and purpose-built for diving, it's fitted with a quiet 200 h.p. 4-stroke engine, and takes a maximum of 6 divers. Our second boat is 24' long with twin 70 h.p. 4-stroke engines, and takes a maximum of 4 divers. Both have full shade covers, big sturdy ladders, oxygen on board, and make daily trips (except Sundays) to the best dive sites. We leave the resort at 8.30 a.m. for a two-tank dive with lunch on board and return between 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. We mostly drift with the current along the edge of the reef, with your guide towing a surface float, so the boat is always close by at the end of the dive to pick you up, which makes for easy diving. Currents are usually mild and very conducive to underwater photography. If you don't bring your camera, you'll wish you did! The water temperature is normally a very comfortable 82 to 84 degrees F, or 28 degrees C.
We fit you onboard with weights and tanks and supply a sumptuous lunch, which means you can stay all dayand believe us, youll want to.
Click here to go to our Nautilus Divers website, for even more information about diving in Kosrae.
Click on the links below to read articles in Australia's leading dive magazines about diving in Kosrae.
by Glen Cowans (PDF)
by Glen Cowans (PDF)
Want to become a NAUI Instructor?
Ron Menke from Kissimmee Dive Center in Florida USA conducts NAUI Instructor training courses here at Kosrae Nautilus Resort twice a year during the first full week of May and November each year. There is also an optional add on of Resort Operations. This add on will take you right through everything you need to know to step up from resident Instructor to Resort Manager should your employer want to go away for a week or two. Please contact Ron Menke in the USA at 1 (407) 483-0142, Monday to Wednesday 9 am to 5 pm EST, or click here to send an inquiry to us about the course.
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