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Dive Review of Kosrae Nautilus Resort & Nautilus Divers in
Micronesia/Kosrae

Kosrae Nautilus Resort & Nautilus Divers, May, 2009,

by Gil Zeimer, CA, USA (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports). Report 4995.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving Australia, Hawaii, Mexico, Caribbean, California
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 90 to 92 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 80 to 120 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions We did shallow dives at two of the most popular sites among the 58 moored buoys that surround Kosrae. The first site was Trochus Sanctuary Reef and the second was Shark Island.
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 5 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments I brought my Sea & Sea film camera while the divemaster had his digital camera. He was extremely accommodating to take photos of me above and below water, and shared his shots of flat worms, turtles, octopi, tropical fish, and the rainbow of 200+ indigenous corals.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 4 stars
Snorkeling 5 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments On this two-dive excursion in Kosrae, I saw more varieties of tropical fish like of Parrotfish, Angel Fish, Saddle Wrasses, Pearl Wrasses, Spotted Trunkfish, Butterfly Fish, Moorish Idols, and Clarks Anemonefish t han Id seen in two decades of diving in the tropics.

The highlight of this dive was a small octopus that I saw climbing over a coral head, seeking shelter with a stick of coral in one of its tentacles. As we watched, it camouflaged itself.

Doug Beitz, my Aussie divemaster and co-owner of the Kosrae Nautilus Resort who has lived on this Micronesia island for 7.5 years said, I learned to dive here, became an instructor here, and choose to live here because this island offers more variety, great visibility, warm water, easy diving for any level, and extremely short boat rides to the sites.
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