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Dive Review of Nautilus Dive Resort in
Micronesia/Kosrae

Nautilus Dive Resort, Jun, 2006,

by Raymond Rowe, NY, USA (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 7 reports). Report 2656.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving [Truk, PNG, GBR, Belize, Bonaire, NY State
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather Seas calm
Water Temp 80 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 200 to 250 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 2 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments [None]

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 4 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Kosrae had a fantastic reef system and vis was essentially perfect. Could see across large canyons with other side in perfect view. Fantastic plate, dome and staghorn coral areas. Lge plates 25 ft plus and domes the same size. Areas of the largest and densest staghorn coral I have ever seen.
Not a high density of fish like some of the Caribbean destinations but there were lots of fish ranging from little ace of spades to large triggerfish. The species on the reef were often the unusual variants of the ones you see elsewhere. The rare ones. Saw many giant clams but not as big as at GBR. Island has giant clam farm to repopualate them. Natives are fond of giant clam meat.
Kosrae infrastructure is very good and homes and culture are very nice.
Kosrae Nautilus Resort was nice; good facilities for a place as remote as this. Nice Dive boat easy to dive from. New owner motivated to please.
Divemasters were relatively inexperienced when we were there and concentrated on safety issues rather than showing us interesting creatures. Since all of us were ixperienced divers, that was not much of an issue. They did not interfere with our decisions on dive profiles apart from querying us on air toward the end of the dive.
I would recommend this destination and resort to anyone and want to return myself.
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