State of Pohnpei General

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    Gary,the Magic Man Performs for the...
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State of Pohnpei General

  • Dive Buddy

    For your safety, comfort, and enjoyment, it is essential to have a dive buddy that you are compatible with....Disclaimer: While I took portions of the attached photo, obvioulsy Jaqueline Bisset's image was ruthlessly pirated from somewhere on the internet... I'm sure that her image is covered by a number of patents, copyrights, registered...

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  • Fresh Pork

    Be sure to get out to a native pig roast. A visit to Pohnpei would not be complete without it.....(my apologies to the vegetarians out there, but it is a native custom...)I was fortunate to attend a native pig roast twice in Pohnpei, with all the trimmings,, that is a pig on a spit, many native dishes, followed by a full evening of pounding,...

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  • Buggy Rice

    For the traveller on a budget: Try the $5.00 rice, it is only slightly buggy....(remember best to hurry, only a few left !!!!)

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  • Alone Again, Naturally....

    The single best thing about diving in Pohnpei is the infrastructure, or lack thereof... Since there are no big mega resorts here, and only a few flights a week to/from the island, there aren't many tourists out this way. The underwater scenery in Hawaii is great, but diving there is like a cattle drive... I've done about 25 dives in Pohnpei, and...

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  • Bait Selection

    When fishing for the big game fish, you need to use the right bait/tackle combo.... In this case Heinekens on 200 pound test was a winning combination for landing the big fish...

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  • Oh Capt'n, my Capt'n...

    Best to keep the Cappy sober and lucid. Burn you O2 and surface early on the 2nd dive, and secure the lions share of the post-dive beers from the cooler pronto...

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  • Wall Diving

    When doing wall dives, it is not a bad idea to occasionally take a look over your shoulder once in a while...

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  • Magic Shows

    When in Pohnpei, try to catch a magic show. On a somewhat annual basis, a traveling band of One visits the FSM and performs gratis for the locals. You can't miss him, as he is an aging 6'2" red haired guy wearing a Hawaii Five O shirt...It can be quite the spectacle as small local children put themselves into harms way of needles, razors, knives,...

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  • Would you Have Any Grey Poupon ?

    One mustn't lower ones standards on the road..... After all, we are tourist, but we are not Barbarians...

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  • Stormy Seas

    Be sure to bring your rain coat, Pohpei is one of the rainiest places on earth. (Stormy Seas)400+ inches of rain per year...

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