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Travel to the Pacific Island of Kosrae for Deep Sea Fishing, Underwater Photography and Ancient Civilizations

21/05/2010 10:30

Tofol, Kosrae, Federated States of Micronesia (PRNewswire/ -- For pristine scuba diving in the Pacific, move Kosrae to the top of your list. Kosrae's also a well-kept secret among eco-globe trotters and adventure travel fans. Kosrae is a flight away from Hawaii or Guam, but worlds apart from the "everyday" island experience.


For divers and non-divers, the three hotels on the small Pacific island offer ecotourism activities for island visitors to enjoy. For example:

Customized Fishing Expeditions

Visitors often turn to the Kosrae Nautilus Resort for small-group deep-sea fishing. Owner Doug Beitz says, "Using deep sea tackle and a good variety of lures, we catch a variety of fish, including wahoo, skipjack and yellowfin tuna, and from December to April, mahi mahi. It is an experience avid fishermen will relish."

Underwater Photography Instruction

Kosrae is a spectacular location for underwater photography. At the Kosrae Village Eco-Lodge and Resort, owner/underwater photography/dive pro Katrina Adams works with aspiring underwater photographers. She helps them assemble and test equipment and works with guests in and out of the water teaching them the basics of good underwater photography. Instruction includes lighting and shot angles to show how to avoid attention of the shy sea creatures (for natural behavior).

Trip to Ancient Village of Walung

Take an exhilarating 4-wheel drive or bike trip through Kosrae's lush jungle interior to the remote ancient village of Walung with Micronesian Grand Tours of Pacific Treelodge Resort. Visitors travel across the summit of Mt. Finkol for spectacular views en route to the village with its thatched huts and unspoiled environment.


Kosrae is an eco-adventure traveler's paradise and an internationally acclaimed dive destination. This 42-square-mile island is one of the four states of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) approximately 1,418 miles southeast of Guam and 2,960 miles southwest of Hawaii. Kosrae's reefs are among the most pristine in the world with 172 different species of hard corals, 10 species of soft corals and 250 species of fish and marine life. It's rimmed with white coral beaches and covered with lush tropical rainforest and rugged mountains. Kosrae is served by the Continental Island Hopper via Hawaii and Guam. To learn more:

Source: Kosrae Visitors Bureau

CONTACT: Dianne Newton-Shaw of Placemaking Group, +1-510-496-2352, ext.
206,, for Kosrae Visitors Bureau

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