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Dive Review of Sleeping Lady divers/Kosrae Village Ecolodge & Dive Reso in

Sleeping Lady divers/Kosrae Village Ecolodge & Dive Reso, May, 2009,

by Gil Zeimer, CA, USA (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 8 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 4996.

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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 Kosrae Village Ecolodge and Dive Resort offers guests an ecotourism experience in traditional Kosraean thatched cottages. Katrina Adams
told me, “I think Kosrae’s coral is a bazillion times better than other Micronesian islands.” To prove her point, we motored in a covered 8.5-meter catamaran boat a few minutes out of Utwe-Walung Marine Park on the island’s southern side to Hiroshi Point at Buoy #15, then to Buoy #16, Boundaries.

As one of the island’s most celebrated sites, Hiroshi Point is another easy, shallow drift dive for any skill level. Close enough for shore dives during high tide and low surf, divers can view large coral heads estimated to be more than 2,000 years old. Again, the air and water temps were balmy at 29o C, with visibility ranging today from 20 – 25 meters.

A handful of stinging jellyfish floated nearby, but was no danger to the divemaster and me. I focused my attention on macro critters like the colorful Christmas tree worms, Anemonefish eggs, a single barracuda checking me out, and watching Parrotfish voraciously attack the coral.

Reporter and Travel

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

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 90-92°F / 32-33°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 60-80 Ft/ 18-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions I dove with the divemaster as he and I were the only divers on the boat that day. We dove a shallow profile at two of the island's 58 moored buoy dive sites: Hiroshi Point and Boundaries.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None 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 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments I brought my Sea & Sea film camera but it jammed on my first dive. Katrina Adams, co-owner of the Sleeping Lady Divers and Kosrae Village Ecolodge, was kind enough to give me a CD with hundreds of fantastic images on it of the island's kaleidoscope of colorful corals, tropical fish, turtles, sharks, rays and barracuda, plus amazing images of Kosrae's rainforests, mangrove forests, waterfalls and friendly people.
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