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Dive Review of Sleeping Lady Divers/Kosrae Village Resort in
Micronesia/Kosrae

Sleeping Lady Divers/Kosrae Village Resort, Mar, 2005,

by James McMeins, wa, USA . Report 1699.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving [Unspecified]
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather windy Seas choppy, noCurrents
Water Temp 81 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 100 to 50 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 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Supplied cooler for rinsing camera on boat, no tables but the design of the boat is not condusive to a large amount of camera gear.

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

Accommodations 2 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments First trip to Kosrae, if nothing else this island has the best and most healthy hard corals then I have seen in years and plenty of it. Every dive site was covered in nearly every variety of hard coral and they were all thriving. However, even though they do not have any industry on the island to speak of and that is probably why the corals are so healthy, they have severley over fished because we saw only two sharks in 9 days of diving and both of those were juviniles. No pelagics or big fish of any kind, plenty of small tropicals around the corals though. The dive boats are pontoon types with a single 40hp outboard. It takes forever to get to the farther dive sites and the water was pretty choppy most days which made for a wet bumpy ride. My wife and I had the boat all to ourselves most days, never more then 3 on the boat. Diving freedom, the divemasters would brief you on the dive site and into the water. Just watch your computers and come up when your done. Dive guides used a surface float that the boat followed. We did 18 dives, including 2 night dives, and we stayed until 500lbs. No dive less then an hour, most were70-75 minutes. Kosrae Village Resort is really native built, so don't expect luxury. We had the VIP suite which meant the bedroom was enclosed and had a small A/C unit that worked overtime keeping the room at 79 degrees at night. Plenty of fans in the rooms though and there was a constant sea breeze. Each individual room is placed through out the property in a mangrove and they blend in nicely with the surrounding vegitation. The flight there is a hassel, its Continental's puddle jumper, leaves Honolulu, stops in Marjaro, Kwajaline then finally Kosrae before continuing on to two more island and finally arriving in Guam. At each stop they require one side of the plane to deboard while they inspect for security reasons and you have to take your carryons off with you. Somewhat of a hassle so on the way back we just checked everything.
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