Sleeping Lady Divers at Kosrae Village — Diving in Kosrae

One of Kosrae's crowning jewels is her stunning fringing reef. The abundance of marine life and pristine hard corals make this a prime destination for divers throughout the world. Many of our best dive sites have mild currents and are great for photographers. Just remember, to keep our pristine corals healthy, you'll need to have good buoyancy skills. This coral reef is unique in that it offers a rich and exciting diving experience for even the most experienced divers we never tire of it ourselves and the safety of an easy dive for beginners. This reef proves that diving doesn'tt have to be hard to be thrilling.

Learn about our community effort to preserve our healthy and diverse reef system.

Diver Training & Instruction

Student with Dive Master
    Sleeping Lady Divers offers PADI and DSAT training:
  • Introductory and experiential classes, referral training (you do your classroom and pool work at home and complete your ocean dives with us), as well as the full Open Water diver course
  • Advanced training through Dive Master and Assistant Instructor
  • Specialized training in Nitrox, Deep Diving, UW Naturalist, and many more
  • Tec Deep Diver certification for those who need to see what is "way down there"

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PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) is now offering a number of classes online through their E Learning program, including the Open Water, Advanced, Underwater Photography, and Nitrox classes. Now it is possible to complete the academic portion of the class online, when it's convenient for you. This is perfect for busy people who want to learn, but don't have time to attend a traditional class. Click the link above for more information, or send Katrina your questions.

Scuba Equipment

Kosrae Village Dive Shop

Sleeping Lady Divers is a dealer for many manufacturers including Aqualung, Sherwood, and others and is Kosrae's only factory authorized repair center. Our repair technicians are certified to repair and maintain most major brands of equipment.

Not bringing your own gear? Our rental department offers a complete line of equipment including Air/Nitrox computers and oxygen clean regulators, not to mention SCUBA tanks in all sizes from 30 to 160 cf doubles, yoke or DIN valves. With two large compressors and a big bank system, we can guarantee the continuous availability of pure compressed air and Nitrox.

Dive Boats

Kosrae Village Dive Boat

Our six passenger boats let us do small custom dive and snorkel tours. Although it's never been needed, our boats are fully equipped with safety equipment, including oxygen. Our dive guides are experienced local divers who must be certified as Rescue divers before they lead tours. Our guides are also certified in first aid, CPR and emergency oxygen administration.

Diving with Sleeping Lady Divers

Amazing Discoveries

The night before you go diving, we'll talk with you about the kind of dive experience you enjoy, complete the paperwork and get you set up with weights and any other gear you may require. (This is a good time to mention any special considerations or concerns as well.) In the morning, have a leisurely breakfast in our renown Inum restaurant, while the staff loads tanks and equipment. (we like guests to verify that we do have ALL their equipment, but we'll load it!) When you're done with breakfast, just a short drive and we'll have you (and your gear) on the boat in a few minutes.

We like to setup the scuba units with the first tanks while we're still at the dock, it's just plain easier! We'll set up your gear, or you can set up your own, whatever you prefer. Extra tanks, safety equipment, and dry items are safely stowed in the hatches. The awning is up, the equipment is secure, and off you go!

Cruzin the Healthy Kosrae Reef

Depending on conditions and the type of diving you like to do, the ride to the dive site will take anywhere from 15 to 45 minutes. If you are changing into a wet suit or skins, as a courtesy to the village residents, please wait until you've left the breakwater area. When you reach the dive site, the captain will usually tie up to the closest mooring buoy and the dive guide will brief you on the site, boat procedures and a suggested profile.

Our guides are very experienced and very, very good. They are there to introduce you to what we think is one of the best hard coral reefs in Micronesia and to provide any assistance that you may need.

Please Note: We do not limit your bottom time, as long as you have air and available time on your computer you can dive.

Flame Angels

When it is time enter the water, you are free to make any entry that you like, however, we suggest that you put on your weight belt and sit at the side of the boat next to your equipment (feet over the water) then put on your fins. The captain or the guide will help you with your scuba unit. When you are ready, put on your mask, and your regulator in your mouth if you prefer, and while holding on to the side of the boat, turn and lower yourself into the water just like you were at the pool. It's only about 1 1/2 to 2 feet from the deck of the boat to the water and this entry is quiet and easy. As you make your descent, you will notice (when you can look away from the breathtaking corals!) that the guide is towing a small float. This allows the boat to easily follow the divers and the divers are free to float with the current knowing that the boat will be near by.

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At the deepest point of your dive you might be over the wall, or just at the edge of the reef top. As you gradually work your way to the shallower sections of the reef you will be amazed at the rich diversity of life and the vibrant, healthy corals. You may also have an chance to watch coral monitoring teams at work, or local skin divers hunting for their dinner. As you near the end of your dive, look for a shallow coral head to hover over during your safety stop. When you surface, the boat will be nearby with the boarding ladder over the back. Hand up your weight belt and scuba unit. Remove your fins just before you climb the ladder.

Lunch time! Relax and enjoy - Be sure to let us know ahead of time if you are vegetarian or have special requests.

During the surface interval, the crew will change tanks and move the boat if it's necessary. Then it's time to go diving again! It's a tough life, but someone has to make the sacrifices!

Didn't get to see enough and you want to do a night dive? No problem!

Special Needs?

World Class Snorkeling

Want to do something out of the ordinary?

Technical divers, snorkelers, free divers, blue water hunters, beginners, and people wanting refreshers will all have a wonderful experience.

Technical Divers Decompress

* Some of your group want to snorkel? That's easy, we'll add a snorkel guide to the crew and everybody can go together.

* Your skills are a little rusty or you're a new diver and concerned that you'll hold back the group? Don't worry, one of our instructors will dive with you.

* You've got 8 people? - That's fine - we'll take two boats! (We like to limit the boats to 6 divers each).

* You're a technical diver and want to plan some deep exploration? - Great! - We've got the equipment, training and experience to support expeditions.

* You are a blue water hunter (breath hold) and want to spend time out from the reef? Also not a problem, we have enough boats and experienced divers / hunters / guides that we can set you up on your own.

You've got more questions?
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What Our Guests Say

"Elixir for my soul."

"Amazing disconnect from urban daily live."

"Kosrae Village is a wonderful, magical place run by wonderful people."

"This place is amazing, and you can hear the surf from anywhere in the resort."

"The food is top notch"

"Was especially pleased to find a history of Kosrae in my cottage and the fridge stocked with fresh fruit. What a nice surprise!"

"Kosrae has one of the best reefs that I have seen in my 42 years of diving."