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Dive Review of Sleeping Lady Divers/Kosrae Village Resort in

March, 2005, an Instant Reader Report by James McMeins, wa, USA
Report Number 1699
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

choppy, noCurrents  
Water Temp
81   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
100   to 50    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  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  
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):
2 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
3 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars   
5 stars    
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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