SCUBA season is here!! Pohnpei is one of the most underrated dive locations in the Pacific, partly because the dive infrastructure is so limited, but with a little effort, you can plan a trip for the ages! Things to expect: (1) Amazing, vibrant sea-life and reefs (2) No crowds (3) Unbelievable visibility (4) Water as warm as a bath-tub (5) Continual surprises of the positive kind.
We've put together an index of more than 40 incredible spots to check out around Pohnpei Island's barrier reef and lagoon and even more at nearby satellite atolls, And and Pakin.
Not only has United Airlines continued Continental's tradition of price-gouging Micronesians since the merger, they're now violently dragging passengers off the plane for no good reason. If you have a bad experience with United in the FSM, please make sure you register your complaints both with the airline and with the FAA. In the U.S., contact the DOT.
Excellent things coming out of Palau--a progressive, conservation-minded nation that has created a lucrative and sustainable eco-tourism market. Might Pohnpei tourism benefit by having its staff trained and educated by the Palauans? ... See MoreSee Less
– The Hawaii Board of Agriculture yesterday expanded the coffee berry borer (CBB) quarantine to the island of Maui, effective May 1, 2017. The quarantine, which has been in effect on Hawaii Island and Oahu, restricts the interisland movement of coffee and other CBB hosts and requires treatment and o...
So, you're out in Pohnpei's rainforest for the night. It's warm and humid. The ground is wet. There are ants, rats, land crabs, mosquitoes and other creepy crawlies to contend with. A tent is going to be heavy and stuffy. It's going to be susceptible to running water during heavy rain. You'd be sleeping on the hard ground. This newest variety of jungle hammock sleeps two, keeps out the critters and rain (with the fly), and keeps you off the ground. Score!
The Pohnpei Eco-Adventure Map Series consists of GPS-verified topographic map guides designed for active, independent, and ecologically-minded travelers interested in fully experiencing Pohnpei's unique natural environment and cultural heritage. The existing 11 guides are distributed by the Australian Embassy and Pohnpei Visitors Bureau. Four more are in production.