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Protected: Camera Gear

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Footwear

Check out our detailed analysis of different styles of footwear, including tennis shoes, hiking boots, sport sandals, and FiveFingers, and learn how well each performs in Pohnpei’s conditions.

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Dry-Bags & Packs

Read about the strengths and weaknesses of nylon and PVC dry bags and compare and contrast three popular dry backpack models.

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Pohnpei Marine Protected Areas (MPA)

Pohnpei currently has eleven marine protected areas, including three mangrove forest reserves and two stingray sanctuaries. These are some of the most diverse and beautiful natural environments that the island has to offer. Entry into MPAs is by permit only.

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Protected: Paddling Southern Kitti & Madolenihmw

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A local canoe in a mangrove passage in western Kitti, Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia

Paddling Around Western Kitti

Paddling destinations in western Kitti include Pwudoi Mangrove Sanctuary, kilometers of stunning coastline, several small islands including Kiparalap, Pohn Lahpar, the Dauahk Islands, Kehpara, and Black Coral, and a variety of small mangrove channels.

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Temwen Vicinity Paddling

The area around Temwen is one of the richest for paddlers. Mangrove channels, rocky points, deserted lagoon islands, beaches, historical sites, marine sanctuaries, and a 12th century megalithic city are just a few of the options available.

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Paddling Around Central Madolenihmw

Why paddle in central Madolenihmw? Serene mangrove channels, a half a dozen perfect uninhabited islands, coastal hills to climb, marine sanctuaries, a beautiful bay, and a wide river inlet are some of the reasons.

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Protected: Paddling in Nett, U & Northern Madolenihmw

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Paddling Lenger & Sapwtik

Lenger and Sapwtik offer several days worth of fun places to explore, including coastal historical sites on both islands, swimming spots, and snorkeling on reef walls.