To enroll in a PADI Open Water Diver course, you must be 10 years old or older. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with scuba diving is required.
The MDA 5-Star Club is for divers seeking adventure! It includes discounts at all MDA locations, preferred rates on rentals and air fills, special club rates on diving and discounts at our sponsor businesses all over Guam.
Pohnpei offers warm, crystal-clear diving and healthy reefs that thrive with marine life. Rays, turtles, sharks and large colorful reef fish are common sights. For those that want to get even more remote and exotic, the outer islands, like Ant Atoll, offer an incredible experience and more great diving.
On land, Pohnpei’s high peaks and upper rainforest catch ample amounts of moisture creating more than 40 rivers and many of Micronesia’s most impressive waterfalls. Guided hiking tours are available and a great way to see these beautiful but hard-to-find parts of the island.
HOW TO GET THERE
Outgoing (Guam to Pohnpei):
Mon/Wed/Fri morning & Sun evening.
Return (Pohnpei to Guam):
Tue/Thu/Sat afternoon & Mon very early AM.
Explore Pohnpei on land – Book a hiking guide to see Pohnpei’s very impressive waterfalls. After exploring reefs, ruins and waterfalls, be sure to visit Pohnpei’s villages to check out the local handicrafts.
If you’re traveling between Guam and Hawaii, why not take the “island hopper”? This flight stops in Chuuk, Pohnpei & Kosrae and any of these islands can be planned as an extended stopover.
Permits & Fees
These must be paid in cash at your destination and are not included in travel packages.
Permits are purchased through the tour operator at your destination. Departure fees are paid at the airport upon departure.
Dive & Land permits
Many islands have a variety of land tours available, some of which may require an additional permit or small donation to access private land.
- These tend to range from $3-$10 per head but can vary.
- Plan accordingly if you plan to do extra exploring on land.
- Must be paid at the airport upon departure.
- Plan to pay in cash – exact change.