MICRONESIA DIVING HOLIDAYS

Diving Holidays In Micronesia

Scattered across the North Western Pacific, an area the size of continental USA, are the 2000 volcanic Caroline Islands. There are diverse cultures, natural beauty and some of the most spectacular diving in the world. These beautiful tropical islands are situated over 5,000 km west-southwest of Honolulu and east of the Philippines. Actually the tips of huge underwater mountains, low coral atolls encircle blue-green lagoons. The higher Islands have dramatic cliff faces which, rise directly from the sea and smothered in tropical jungle and sunshine. 

Micronesia means 'small islands' and in the eastern Caroline Islands is the Federated States of Micronesia made up of Yap, Chuuk (Truk), Pohnpei and Kosrae. Travelling to the remote islands of Micronesia can be a complex process but at Planet we can guide you through the process.

Diving Micronesia

Pohnpei is the main island of Micronesia encircled by a barrier reef cut by passages linking the lagoon to the open sea, Manta Rays are commonly sighted around Pohnpei. At Kosrae diving is on plunging walls and coral Gardens. But most divers to Micronesia tend to head for Yap and Truk. Yap is world renowned for it's population of resident Manta Rays, but has so much more. The wrecks of Truk, now Chuuk, are legendary and need little introduction.

 

Follow the link for liveaboard diving in Micronesia.

Diving Seasons In Micronesia

Diving Micronesia and Chuuk (Truk) in particular is great all year round and there isn’t really a bad time to visit. However, the most popular time amongst divers is during the dry season, between the months of December and April. The greatest rainfall between July and October, during the wet season (Annual Average Rainfall: 115 inches). While Average Air Temperature is between 26˚ to 32˚ C, Average Water Temperature remains a pretty constant 28˚ to 29˚ C with Average Visibility 15 to 40m.

Travel Health For Micronesia

Summer clothes are generally worn throughout the year. However it is advisable to bring a light waterproof jacket if you prefer to not to get wet in occasional showers
 
It is vital to ensure that all members of your party have adequate health and travel insurance cover, which includes cover for cancelation and any ‘higher risk’ activities you are likely to take part in.
 
It is advised that you bring a medical goody bag which might include: Sun block; Sun tan lotion; Insect repellent; Anti-seasick medicine; Bandages (some large ones); Ear Drops alcohol / vinegar base. (Daily use will prevent outer ear infections.); Antibiotic ointment for coral cuts. (See your GP).
 
Micronesia is currently malaria free, and for most visitors there are no mandatory inoculations. 
Do ask your travel health expert (e.g. GP, practice nurse or travel clinic) to provide you with up to date information and vaccines to ensure your travels are safe and enjoyable.

Micronesia Entry Requirments

You must have a least six months validity on your passport from the date you depart back to the UK. A valid onward air ticket or travel document is an entry requirement.
 
These regulations are liable to change and it is advised that you check with your appropriate embassy in good time before leaving.
You will need to ensure you have correct documentation for your holiday including a full passport valid for the minimum period beyond your planned return date. You may also require a visa. 

Micronesia Travel Money

US Dollars, although most international credit cards are fine.

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