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Dive Review of Pohnpei Surf Club/Mangrove Bay Hotel] in
Micronesia/Pohnpei

Pohnpei Surf Club/Mangrove Bay Hotel]: "It rains here - a lot", Oct, 2019,

by David Ritchie, CA, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 7 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 11184.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments Pohnpei, "The Garden Island", is a wet high volcanic island with surrounding dryer atolls. Kolonia gets 190 inches of rain yearly with about 1/2 inch nearly every day. The mountains get over 400 inches. Runoff limits the visibility to about 30 feet inside the surrounding reef. Visibility at Ant Atoll is much better.
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Caribbean (many), Cozumel, S. Pacific (Fiji x 7) Nicaragua, Honduras, Panama, Baja California, Monterey Bay, Hawaii, Philippines, Micronesia, Indonesia
Closest Airport PNI Getting There United Island Hopper, UA 154 westbound, UA 155 eastbound, twice a week. There is also a flight from Guam, UA 132?

Dive Conditions

Weather rainy Seas currents
Water Temp 83-85°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 2
Water Visibility 30-90 Ft/ 9-27 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions drift diving with a guide
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
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