A Typical Dive Day with Nautilus Divers
7:00 am: Time for breakfast, our restaurant is open and waiting. Feel free
to let us know if you think you might need a wake up call, or you can set the clock radio in your room.
your dive guides:
||DOUG is the Australian owner/ operator
of Nautilus Divers is a NAUI instructor, has done over 900 dives here in
and guides most dives.
||SALIK, the second member of the team is a native Kosraean
who speaks fluent English, reasonable Japanese and is a NAUI Rescue Diver.
(You might also notice Salik driving the boat as well as serving your meals
and drinks in the Restaurant)
8:15 am: Meet at the dive shop, get your gear together
and ready to load in to the trailer. Don't forget to bring your certification
card if this
first day with us. We will need you to read through and sign our standard
NAUI waiver form.
8:30 am: Our mini bus will drive you to one of the 3 marinas
where we keep our boats. Kosrae is roughly triangular in shape with a high
mountain in the
Three locations are there so that on any given day we can choose the best side
of the island to give you optimum diving conditions.
At the marina we load all of the equipment
onto the dive boat and have you assemble it before the boat leaves the marina.
If you need
assistance our staff will happily assist. We fit you onboard with weights
Once on our way and outside the harbour we can assess
wind and swell to choose the best dive site for the start of the day. All dive
sites are a mere five to 30 minute
boat ride away, with a total of 58 mooring buoys to choose from. The
dive briefing for the chosen dive site is given once we're on the mooring buoy.
For maximum safety our dive guide will tow a surface
float and the group will drift with the current. If the current changes direction,
the guide will usually
choose to change direction and go with the flow. Both guides let
you dive your own profile and leave you to enjoy your dive as much as possible.
However, if they see something
interesting they are only too happy to point it out to you.
Between dives we take a one hour surface interval allowing
time to snorkel if you wish. During this time you will
be served fresh
some of the best bananas you’ll ever taste, and some
famous Kosraean tangerines. Depending on the season,
we may also serve
papaya, or local pineapples, both are a real treat. We
also provide complimentary drinking water to ensure everyone
After the second dive, we enjoy
lunch on the boat before heading back into the harbour. Arrival
the hotel is between 1.30 and 2.30
pm. If you wish to do three dives we get back about
Once back at the resort and after rinsing out the gear
it is time to relax, go for a swim in the pool, or
or simply read
a book and relax till dinner time.