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Dive Review of Nautilus Resort in

January, 2008, an Instant Reader Report by Michael J. Millet, ca, USA
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
All over the Caribbean, Truk, Palau, Yap, Fiji, Galapagos, Socorros,
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
82   to 85    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
75   to 125    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
No deco diving  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
3 stars  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
3 stars  
Shore Facilities  
3 stars  
I was the only diver during my week + stay at the Nautilus Resort. Plenty
of room on the dive boat. Dive boat had a cooler filled with water for my
camera/strobes. No camera table. Due to the poor water system
infrastructure on Kosrae, clean fresh water was not always available.

Lots of small reef fish and critters for photos; was disappointed in the
lack of larger animals.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
2 stars   
4 stars    
Kosrae is the Eastern-most island of Micronesia. It is one volcanic island
not an atoll. So the dive locations and sites are not all that varied.
There is no WWII wreckage.

Nautilus Resort is a very comfortable resort owned and operated by Doug and
Sally Beitz. They are very welcoming and accommodating. My room was
spacious and clean with wireless internet (albeit very slow). The food was
excellent -- particularly enjoyed the banana pancakes, sashimi and the
mangrove crab. The staff was very helpful and friendly. 

The diving was pretty good but not spectacular. The reefs are very healthy
but are all hard coral in basic earth tones so not so colorful. Lots of
smaller reef fish, anemones, and shrimp. Encountered a couple of large
schools of jacks and barracudas. Nice giant clams. Not many sharks and had
only one dive with eagle rays. Kosrae boasts of its eagle rays. Not turtles
and not many eels. Was told that the locals are fishing the reef too much
and some sort of reef protection is necessary. 

Was the only diver on a 30 foot dive boat. Doug was the dive guide with
Salik as the boat driver. Due to strong NE winds, the dive locations were a
bit limited. Did 2 tanks off the boat in the AM returning to the resort for
lunch. Did a one-tank PM dive on several days. Doug and Salik were great
company on the boat. Boat had fresh water and fresh fruit.

In summary, I enjoyed my visit to Kosrae. However, the diving does not
warrant the hassle getting there. If you are taking the island hopper
flight from HNL thru Majuro then onto Micronesia, then you will stop on
Kosrae. A 5 day visit would be in order. 
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