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Dive Review of The Village in

November, 2008, an Instant Reader Report by Brent Woods, Ontario, Canada
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Report Number 5175
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Great Lakes, St Lawrence, Jamaica, Cuba, Roatan, Galapagos
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
83   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
100   to    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
4 stars
Dive Operation
3 stars  
Shore Diving  
5 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
4 stars   
3 stars    
Pohnpei and The village are one of those places you are hesitant about
telling others about because you want to keep it as you own secret
paradise.  Pohnpei was a rest stop after spending way too much time in
airplanes getting to Micronesia before the main events of Chuuk, Palau and

I only did two dives here.  The winds were unseasonably calm and the dive
boat was able to make it to Ant Atoll which is several miles of open ocean
from Pohnpei.  The dives were drifting the channel into the atoll.  I saw a
couple of sharks, 5 spotted eagle rays, barracuda and numerous other fish. 
Lunch was on the beach between dives.

On my second day, I went on a tour to ruins on Nan Madol, a must for anyone
interested in ancient civilizations.  The boat stopped at a dive site
called Manta Road on the way there.  Snorkelling at Manta Road was the
highlight of my month in Micronesia.  There were about 10 mantas feeding
here so close to the surface that there dorsal fins occasionally broke the

The Village accommodations are unique.  They consist of a series of
thatched roof cabins along a jungle ridge that leads down to the sea.  Each
cabin has a waterbed, ceiling fan and mosquito net for the bed.  The
mosquito net was not needed when I was there.  The resort is extremely
friendly.  The staff and other guests seem like long lost friends after
only a day.  The open air restaurant has the best food and views in
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