Destination Overview:
Pohnpei offers possibly the most diverse scenery among the islands of Micronesia and is considered by many to be the most beautiful. A large amount of rainfall feeds rushing rivers and tranquil freshwater pools, as well as some of the most spectacular waterfalls in Micronesia.

Diving Details:
The many reefs of Pohnpei give divers an opportunity to see a variety of sea life, including turtles, manta rays, and a myriad of tropical fish. Pohnpei also displays some of the most beautiful coral formations in the world, including the exotic black coral.

Insider Information:
Enjoy a fascinating tour of the ancient city of Nan Madol, said to be over 700 years old. This Venice-like community complete with canals, stone towers and bridges, is Micronesia’s most famous ruin. If you love secluded sandy beaches, coconut palms and clear blue water, a day trip to Ant Atoll (pictured above) is a must.

Dive Operators

Dive Sites


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Non-Diving Activities

  • Snorkel the pristine coral reefs.
  • Tour the mysterious stone city of Nan Madol.
  • Take the “Six Waterfall Hike”. Be prepared to enjoy a freshwater swim.
  • Surf.
  • Enjoy a guided fishing trip inside the lagoon.
  • Glide through the mangrove forests and Nan Madol channels on kayak.
  • Climb Sokehs Rock or hike to the top of Sokehs Ridge to see WWII relics.
  • Relax on a beach….we recommend Ant Atoll!
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Frequently Asked Questions

Pohnpei is one of the Federated States of Micronesia, located in the western Pacific Ocean. It lies north of the Solomons, southeast of Guam, and southwest of Honolulu.

The actual flying time is about 15-16 hours, but your whole trip time will depend on the number of stopovers you have, or the kind of route you take. There is a route called the “Island Hopper” which will give you 3 more stops from Honolulu before reaching Pohnpei.

The US dollar is Pohnpei’s official form of currency. There are 2 banks that serve Pohnpei, Bank of Guam and Bank of FSM. Both are located in Kolonia.

The official language is English. The native Polynesian language is also still spoken locally.

U.S. citizens need a passport to enter Pohnpei. Non-US citizens need to show their valid passport and an onward ticket. The U.S. Embassy is located in Kolonia. The contact information is:

US Embassy
PO Box 1286
Kolonia, Pohnpei
FSM 96941

Do I need shots/immunizations?
For legal reasons, we cannot make official recommendations regarding shots or immunizations. Please consult with your physician or visit for more information.

Pohnpei uses standard 110-120 volts (same as US).

Please check with your airlines regarding luggage requirements and restrictions.

Pohnpei is served by Continental Airlines 4 times a week to and from Guam. There are daily connections to Guam from the US

Yes, The Village Hotel provides roundtrip airport transfers.

Walls, caverns, sharks, manta rays, turtles, hard and soft corals, critter dives and a large variety of reef fishes.

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

Boats leave The Village at 9:30am.

Dive fees, departure taxes.

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

Pohnpei is 18 hours ahead of Los Angeles and 15 hours ahead of New York.