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Dive Review of The Village in

The Village, Nov, 2008,

by Brent Woods, Ontario, Canada (Contributor Contributor 19 reports with 10 Helpful votes). Report 5175.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 5 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments 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 Yap.

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 surface.

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 Pohnpei.

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

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 83-84°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 100- Ft/ 30- M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters N/A Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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