The Pohnpei Dive Club
Pohnpei is the secluded dive destination of Micronesia.
With a large lagoon and vast number of passes, divers can always have their pick of what dive setting they prefer. At each pass you have a chance to seeing sharks, manta rays, schools of trevallies and barracuda along with the amazing reef ecosystems that support them.
Pohnpei dive scene is a laid back. There are lots of passes, drop offs, and reefs for divers to explore, not to mention top-notch world class diving at the outer atolls. Many of these places to dive are a short 15 minute boat cruise away. Best of all, there are hardly any other divers in the water. On most of our dives, your small group will be the only ones out there. July through early November are the best times to visit Pohnpei for diving; with light to no winds, calm seas, and easy access to most dive spots, you are sure to have a good time our on the water. During the other months of the year, we mostly dive the northern and western sides of the island (leeward side) for the best conditions.
The Pohnpei Dive Breakdown
Save a dive day for Ahnd atoll biosphere reserve. On an incoming tide divers will be treated to a drift diving paradise. Slowly drift through the winding channel seeing all the amazing marine life that clings and hangs to the sides of the walls creating a colorful mosaic of hard and soft coral. On the dive, Divers can also see mixed species of schooling fish around each bend while sharks patrol the channel. To top it all off the dive ends near a manta ray cleaning station. In between dives, guests can enjoy sitting on white sandy beaches for lunch, or taking a stroll along the shore, you might even play a game of checkers with rangers stationed there to watch over the biosphere reserve.
For more information on diving with us while in Pohnpei, please e-mail us at email@example.com or call us at +691 320 7845.
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As of today, we have three boats in operation. From 30 to 33 ft long, all fiberglass and mostly Honda latest generation outboard motors. We total more than 800 hp in our fleet. Our boats are ideal for rides in the lagoon, to the surf, shallow and deep water, with an average speed of 25 to 30 mph under good conditions. We do take pride in our fleet of boats to make sure you have a safe and comfortable ride.
The Pohnpei manta ray population has over a 100 different individuals but is thought to be much larger. So far 40% are black morphs manta rays nicknamed the Pohnpei black beauties. Black morph manta rays are just a different coloration all black with individual unique white pattern blotches on their bellies. Local legends claim they are the gatekeepers and guardians of the ancient ruins of Nam Madol. This legend might have started due to the third cleaning station located on the reef just outside the entrance of Nam Madol. Interactions with manta rays at this site are more frequently with Pohnpei black beauties/ black morph manta rays.