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Dive Review of The Village in
Micronesia/Pohnpei

The Village, Jun, 2008,

by Stephanie Batzer, HI, USA ( 1 report). Report 4196.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Yap, Chuuk, Kosrae, Palau, Australia, Boracay, Hawaiian islands
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy
Water Temp 84 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 20 to 200 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Multi-level dives planned in accordance with dive computer profiles.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 5 stars
Large Pelagics 5 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 3 stars
UW Photo Comments Dive guides take care to secure dive cameras on the skiffs, probably could use a dive camera rinse tank at the bottom of the hill where we start our diving.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Bob, Patti and Jamie Arthur make every effort to make you feel as if you were coming home after a long stay away. There was no need that was not tended to during our visit, indeed during any of our 4 visits.

The pelagic life is absolutely amazing (see my videos at gallery.mac.com/batzer1), and I couldn't want a better place to stay. If you enjoy diving, and don't mind a bit of a bumpy ride, this is the place to go. It is in my top 3 dive destinations, of which one no longer has a dive operation.

Do bring your own gear, rinse your camera in the shower of your bungalow, and expect first class meals while there. Additionally, make sure you visit Nan Madol, a wondrous place.
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