Pohnpei, Micronesia
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THIS WEEK WITH LAIDENKI DIVERS

We offer weekend dives. If you wish to dive, please review the possible sites East or West and choose two sites. Then contact us with a buddy to sign up by Friday noon. The costs will vary from $70 (Lenger area, based on 4 divers) to $100 (Pehleng area, based on 4 divers). Gear rental is $20 per day. Snorkelers pay $20 per day. There will be a supplemental fee of $30 per diver for fewer than 4 divers.  We will provide tidal information with each post and a general recommendation for the dives each day. We may revert to the old format, though it was not bringing in divers. 

Dives for Saturday, 20 April

Low tide is just before 10:00 AM

High tide is just before 4:00 PM. Great day for pass dives or spots near the reefs.

Easter Sunday is also available. Please let us know what you think of the new format.You can contact us at 320-3181, laidenkidivers@gmail.com, or joranahan@gmail.com. You can also sign up and check to see whether others plan to go at our Facebook page: Laidenki Divers - Pohnpei.

Dive sites East include: (Easy Dives) Coral Gardens, Mwahnd Cove, Inner Reef Walls at Mwahnd, Irish Cove, Tubraestrea Ridge, Blue Hole at Parem, Lenger Ramp, Wreck at Nett Point, the Chimneys, Areu Inner Reef Wall, (Intermediate) Japanese Lighthouse, The Old Main Pass, the Post, Manta Road, Areu Pass, (Advanced) North Point outer reef wall, Mwahnd Pass.

Sites further to the east ($20 per diver supplement) include: (Intermediate) Madeolenihm Pass, Joy Island, Nan Madol.

Good to excellent snorkeling at: Coral Gardens, Mwahnd Cove, Inner Reef Wall at Mwahnd, Lenger Ramp, the Chimneys, Areu Inner Reef Wall. Irish Cove is good, but can have tricky currents for snorkelers.

Dive sites to the West include: (Easy) Sandy Bottoms, Seinwar Reef, Pehleng Inner Reef Wall, (Intermediate) Blue Hole at Shipping Pass, Palikir Pookie, Dahwak Pookie, (Advanced) Palikir Pass, Dahwak Pass, Pehleng Corner, Keporah Wall. Good to excellent snorkeling at: Sandy Bottoms, Seinwar Reef, Pheleng Innter Reef Wall. Sites further west (supplement of $20 per diver) include (Advanced) Nahlap Pass, Ros Island Pass, Ros Bridge, Lohn Pah Pass. If you wish to do exploratory dives, let us know and we will work out details with you.

In an effort to give you more input into where we dive, from now forward, we are changing how we offer weekend dives. If you wish to dive, please review the possible site lists, either East or West, and choose two sites. Then contact us with a buddy to sign up by Friday noon. The costs will vary from $70 (Lenger area, based on 4 divers) to $100 (Pehleng area, based on 4 divers). Gear rental is $20 per day. There will be a supplemental fee of $30 per diver for fewer than 4 divers.  Dives to the East will depart from Dipision; dives to the West will depart from Litakika. We will provide tidal information with each post and a general recommendation for the dives each day. We may revert to the old format, though it has not brought in many divers. 
Please let us know what you think of the new format.You can contact us at 320-3181, 
laidenkidivers@gmail.com, or joranahan@gmail.com. You can also sign up and check to see whether others plan to go at our Facebook page: Laidenki Divers - Pohnpei.Dive sites East include; Japanese Lighthouse, The Old Main Pass, Coral Gardens, the Post, North Point out reef wall, Mwahnd Pass, Mwahnd Cove, Inner reef wall at Mwahnd, Manta Road, the Chimneys, Areu Inner Reef Wall, Areu Pass, Irish Cove, Tubraestrea Ridge, Blue Hole at Parem, Lenger Ramp, Wreck at Nett Point.

Sites further to the east ($20 per diver supplement) include: Madeolenihm Pass, Joy Island, Nan Madol

Dive sites to the West include: Blue Hole at Shipping Pass, Sandy Bottoms, Palikir Pass, Palikir Pookie, Dahwak Pookie, Dahwak Pass, Pehleng Corner, Pehleng Inner Reef Wall, Keporah Wall, Seinwar Reef
Sites further west (supplement of $20 per diver) include Nahlap Pass, Ros Island Pass, Ros Bridge, Lohn Pah Pass.
Trips to Ahnt Atoll will depend on weather conditions and  a second boat travelling with us. Cost per diver will be $150.00 (includes entrance fee to Ahnt).

Our boat is available for rent at $400.00 per day (includes a mandatory two-man crew and fuel). Dive costs are extra

If you wish to do exploratory dives, let us know and we will work out details with you.

Dives for Saturday, 13 April
High tide at 09:16, low tide at 18:29; a good day for outer reef wall dives. Choose from the above lists.

Dives for Sunday, 14  April

Low tide is at 05:02

High tide is at 11:41; a good day for two early pass dives or lagoon dives with better visibility, or afternoon outer reef wall dives. Choose from the lists.

Saturday, 6 April

Depart Dipision at 08:00 (gather at 07:30). Dive 1: Manta Road. Surface Interval of 1 hour.. Dive 2: Mwahnd Cove

Return abut 12:30. Cost per diver is $80; per snorkeler, $20.

Gear rental extra.

Sign up for a spot by Friday, 5 April, noon, at laidenkidivers@gmail.com or jtranahan#gmail.com

Sunday, 7 April

Depart Dipision at 10:30. Dive 1: The Post. Surface interval of 1 hour. Dive 2: Exploratory Dive at Parem Blue Hole

Return about 14:30. Cost per diver is $80; per snorkeler $20

Sign up for a ;spot by Friday noon at laidenkidivers@gmail.com or joranahan@gmail.com

Saturday, 9 March

Dive 1 will be at Sandy Bottoms around the central coral outcroppings. Good coral, lots of aquarium fish. Good for photography. Departure from Litakika at   11:00 AM (gather to pick up gear at 10:30 at the shop).  Great spot for beginners or those of you who are a bit rusty and want to do an easy dive.

Dive 2 will be at the blue hole between the two small passes bear Old Main Pass. It is protected and a relatively shallow dive (40-50’). It’s been awhile since we dove here, but there is good coral and good viz with the incoming tide. Return to Litakika by 4:00 Pm

Cost per diver will be $80, given a minimum of four divers. Snorkelers are welcome at $20 each. Sign up by Friday (8 March) by noon: laidenkidivers@gmail.com, joranahan@gmail.com. Contact us at the office at 320-3181.

Sunday, 10 March

Dive 1 will be at Manta Road. Departure from Dipision at 8:00 AM (gather at the shop at 7:30 to pick up gear). 

Dive 2 will be an exploratory in two blue holes near Parem. We’re after nudibranchs on this dive. Return to Dipision by 2:00 PM

Cost per diver will be $80, given a minimum of four divers. Snorkelers are welcome at $20 each.

2 February. Saturday Morning Dive: Sandy Bottoms. Both dives will both be at the Sandy Bottoms area. This is a good spot for beginners and for those of you wanting easy dives to refresh you skills. It is also a good spot for photography and snorkeling. Departure will be from Litakika at 09:00, with a return by 14:00. Good coral, an occasional shark, sting rays, lots of aquarium fish. Cost for the 2-tank trip is $70. Snorkelers cost is $25. Minimum of four divers need to make this trip go; maximum number of divers is six.

Sign up at laidenkidives@gmail.com


3 February: Sunday Dives: Dahwak Bridge and Dahwak Islands Reef Wall. Today’s dives will be at Dahwak Bridge and the Dahwak Islands Reef Wall. Departure will be from Litakika at 09:30, with a return by 15:30. These dives are good for experienced divers. Sharks, barracuda, schools of fish, good coral. Cost for this two-tank trip is $80. Minimum of four dives; maximum of six.

Sign up at laidenkidivers@gmail.com

26 January, Saturday Morning Dives: Mwahnd Cove and Manta Road

Depart from Dipision at 04:15 (early, early morning) to do dive one as a night-into-morning dive at Mwahnd Cove.  This is one of our favourite sites, but we've never seen it at night. After a surface interval, we will do Dive 2 at Manta Road, entering there we before 08:00. We should be back to Dipision by 10:00. We will have room for six divers. We hope to get everyone's gear set up Friday afternoon, to make the first dive easier for everyone.We need a minimum of four divers to make the trip happen. Rental gear is available. Cost to rent a flashlight is replacing the batteries after the dive.Cost per diver is $70. Please let us know by Thursday evening, the 24th, if you want to sign up so we can prepare the gear. If you will be using your own, we asked you to bring it to the shop on Friday.

27 January, Sunday Morning/Afternoon Dives off the Outer Reef walls. We'll depart Dipision at 08:00 and head to North Point for dive 1. This is often an exhilaration drift dive. We'll spend the surface interval motoring slowly to the Old Main Pass area where we will look for clear water for dive 2. We should return between 14:30 and 15:00. Both dives will be clear-water dives along the outer reef wall. Minimum number of divers required to make the trip happen is four. Maximum number of divers is six.Cost of the trip will be $80 per diver. Please sign up by Friday (25th) evening so we can make arrangements.


Contact us at laidenkidivers@gmail.comjoranahan@gmail.com, or call 320-3181 (during business hours), 320-1148 (before 8 PM) if you have questions and/or want  to sign up for either or both days. Should be fun diving.