Destination Overview:
Kosrae is truly the undiscovered Micronesia, still unknown to the commercial world of general tourism. Kosrae is an unblemished island of peaceful villages and a traditional way of life in a remote setting of tropical beauty. This island supports a rural population of 7000 islanders who live a simple life and are devoutly religious.

Diving Details:
Kosrae is encircled by fringing coral reefs, all exceptionally healthy and remarkably diversified. Researchers report seeing more than 170 species of stony coral and 10 species of soft coral.

Insider Information:
Kosrae is an exceptionally beautiful island, with a high mountain ridge that rises 2000 feet above sea level. Almost everything is closed on Sundays for religious services.

Dive Operators

Dive Sites


image Kosrae Nautilus Resort
image Kosrae Village


Non-Diving Activities

  • Snorkel – Many of the dive sites also set the stage for world-class snorkeling!
  • Surf
  • Take a guided hike through the rainforest
  • Bird Watch – Don’t miss Wiya Bird Cave or the endangered Micronesian
  • Pigeon!
  • Kayak or Canoe the mangrove channels
  • Explore ancient Micronesian ruins and World War II artifacts
  • Explore local culture
  • Visit the Kosrae State Museum



Frequently Asked Questions

Kosrae is the second largest island and the most easterly state of the Federated States of Micronesia, located in the western Pacific Ocean. It lies about 3000 miles southwest of Hawaii, near the equator.

A flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu takes about 5 hours. From Honolulu, you’ll board the Continental Micronesia “Island Hopper”. Its route is Honolulu to Majuro in the Marshall Islands (5 hours), to Kwajalein in the Marshall Islands (1 hour), to Kosrae (1 hour), to Pohnpei (1 hour), to Truk (1 hour), to Guam (1.5 hours). So Honolulu to Kosrae requires 7 hours of flying time.

The official currency is the US dollar.

Kosraean is the local language. English is commonly used and understood. Many individuals are also fluent in Japanese.

Visitors may enter on a 30 day tourism visa if they have a passport valid for 120 days past the date of entry and a return or onward ticket.


The U.S. Embassy is located in Kolonia, Pohnpei on Kaselehlie Street (the main downtown street), across from the Pohnpei Botanical Gardens. The contact information is:
US Embassy
PO Box 1286
Kolonia, Pohnpei
FSM 96941
(691) 320-2187

Kosrae uses standard 110 volt outlets (same as US).

Please check with your airlines regarding luggage requirements and restrictions.

Continental Airlines (Continental Micronesia).

Yes, you will be met at the airport and transferred to Kosrae Village.

Pristine hard corals, mild currents, walls, sharks, large pelagics, tropical fish galore, good macro life.

Your diving days may start at different times depending on where you are going. You’ll depart after a leisurely breakfast and enjoy up to 3 dives a day including a sunset or night dive.

While the water is warm enough to go without, we recommend wearing a 3mm wetsuit for protection.

Most dive sites are a 15-45 minute boat ride away.

E-tickets and vouchers are sent approximately 3 weeks prior to your departure.

Kosrae is 17 hours ahead of Los Angeles and 14 hours ahead of New York.