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Pohnpei Wave, Manta, Reef Adventures

Pohnpei Wave, Manta, Reef Adventures

Trip Ports of Call Dates Days
163 Pohnpei Feb 13 - Feb 22, 2016 10
A repeat of 162. We begin and end this one is miraculous Pohnpei, one of the most fabulous places we found during the Best Odyssey Expedition. Pohnpei and nearby Ant atoll are known for their virgin reef and pristine waters, visibility up to 200+ ft. and thriving hard coral society. Sadly this area has been heavily fished by foreign interests in the past decade and much of the pelagic species have been decimated, but Pohnpei remains alive and truly special. You can swim with giant Pacific Manta rays daily; explore the amazing Nan Madol ruins by SUP; surf one of the best waves on Earth; kite over endless lagoons; and a short sail to nearby Ant Atoll may uncover among other things unexploded ordinance from the second world war! There's adventure at every turn on Pohnpei!

From Lonely Planet: "The Federated States of Micronesia sits in the heart of the Caroline Islands Archipelago, a vast seascape that extends from Palau in the west to Kiribati in the east. Situated within a rich center of biodiversity at the convergence of the major currents of the Indian Ocean, the Philippine Sea and the great Pacific Ocean, it is home to the world's greatest coral reefs and the best pelagic fisheries remaining in the world today."

Here's a little taste of what we find the last time through:

The Best Odyssey Kiteboarding Expedition in Pohnpei from Offshore Odysseys on Vimeo.

And a little more yumminess:

The Best Odyssey Kiteboarding in Pohnpei, Micronesia from Offshore Odysseys on Vimeo.



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For more information on how to get to Pohnpei, visit United Airlines
Pluses
  • Amazing reefs
  • Jungle and ruins to explore
  • Manta Rays galore!
  • P-Pass world class surf
  • RADICAL flat water reef riding
  • Stunning scenery
Minuses
  • Can be VERY wet
  • Unreliable wind, but this is the best month
Conditions
Air78
Water78
Mean Avg Wind8 mph ENE
Miles50

Reservations
ReservedReserved
ReservedReserved
Cabin 1 - JK Nichols - Guests: Guest
Cabin 3 - JK Nichols - Guests: Guest
Cabin 4 - Wayne McMurtrie - Guests: Guest


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