The Blue Hole

The Blue Hole, Kosrae: Address, Phone Number, The Blue Hole Reviews: 4.5/5

The Blue Hole
4.5
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kosrae1
Davenport, IA6 contributions
Solo
A great place to snorkle or scuba dive! Easily accessible and one can explore the blue hole to see an abundance of sea life!
Written July 30, 2013
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Eric H
Palm Beach Gardens, FL26 contributions
Family
Stay across the street at the Nautilus resort and walk out to the blue hole. It takes at least two hours to make a complete loop and do it near high tide on the incoming tide or else the water can get a bit murky.
Written January 25, 2018
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Sue
Redmond, OR323 contributions
Couples
The Blue Hole is just that, a large, deep, round hole (opening) in the sand and eel grass flats, surrounded by coral. Blue Hole snorkeling is best done at high tide, but can be snorkeled anytime.

There is a wooden gazebo on the grassy area just above the beach across the road from Nautilus and we would walk in from there, and use it as a site guide for walking back. If the tide is low you walk out to the Blue Hole, over the sand flats covered with shallow water (6 inches deep), and you walk back to the beach. You will need dive boots or reef runners to protect your feet from rocks and coral, surface is uneven. If the tide is high you can snorkel from the beach and snorkel back. When the sun is out the shallow water becomes unimaginably hot.

The Blue Hole itself is cooler, thank goodness. The Blue Hole is surrounded by coral and is very deep. We were able to make our way into the Blue Hole without touching or standing on coral, but it was not easy. Doug (Nautilus Resort) said everyone walks on the coral but we just could not do it. During high tide I am sure it is much easier. The visibility was compromised by recent storms and from fresh water entering the Blue Hole. One day while snorkeling we noticed some bubbles coming up from the depths, we could see the shimmer in the water from salt and fresh water mixing, and the water was suddenly hot. A very unique experience. Doug mentioned that there may be fresh water springs at the bottom. We saw Stingrays, Lionfish, all the expected tropical fish in our guide book … we just had to look harder for them, because of poor visibility and rafts of eel grass floating on the surface.

The surrounding sand flats, eel grass, and patch coral would be fantastic to snorkel during high tide. The little bit I did do in maybe 3 feet of water was grand. Saw a Stingray that easily had a 4-5 foot wingspan. He was resting on the sand, just hanging out. I saw some Shrimp and Shrimpgoby interactions, from inches away, while I floated above them. Doug also mentioned walking out to the ocean break where there are lots of tide pools, and the Stingrays like to hang out in the sand. You can just sit there and watch them.

If you want to do a lot of snorkeling and kayaking then try to plan your visit to Kosrae around the tide table. High tide during the day would be perfect. Doug gave us a copy when we checked in for the week we were there. The tide table for Pohnpei is used for Kosrae, add about an hour for Kosrae.
Written December 17, 2015
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Craig H
Nottinghamshire, UK414 contributions
Couples
Having read some of the reviews are expectations were very low, but after Doug from the Nautilus told us about the snorkelling we donned our gear and off we went from the beach.

Even at high tide the surround of the hole is only about 1m deep. We found much more aquatic life that expected, even of the visibility was only about 10m.

Given that there is very little if no current here and even the swim to the hole is relaxing, get your fins on and spend a couple of hours floating around... It's lovely.
Written December 23, 2014
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fishbabe
Texas107 contributions
Solo
Right out in front of Kosrae Nautilus Resort. There's no diving allowed on Sundays so this is a good alternative activity or something nice to do in the afternoons after the morning dives.
Written May 13, 2013
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jetmail
Minneapolis125 contributions
Couples
Kosrae is beautiful but the Blue Hole is not one of its highlights. We had to go in the morning and maybe the tide was too low but we cut our feet up on the coral that separates the hole from the beach. Once we got to the hole, the visibility was terrible and the coral pretty dead. If there was a better time to go nobody told us.
Written February 10, 2019
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TheTravelPirate
Rochester, NY825 contributions
Solo
So easy when staying across the street at the Nautilus. Good snorkeling can be had at any time of the day. But going at high tide is the best option because then you wont have to walk for a few hundred meters in knee high water.
Never crowded, very pleasant experience
Written April 16, 2018
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ELizBoston
Boston47 contributions
Business
Protected by the outer reef, so no currents or choppy waves. The Blue Hole is great snorkeling - lovely coral, colorful fish. One of the very best snorkel sites I've ever experienced.
Written March 1, 2017
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Annadventurer
Auckland Central, New Zealand17 contributions
Couples
We borrowed a paddle board from Pacific Treelodge where we were staying and paddled out to the Blue Hole and snorkeled the perimiter. Nice corals on the ocean side, porcupinefish... as we snorkeled clockwise around from the northern end we came across some interesting caverns and freshwater, cold upwellings said to come down underground from the mountains. Nice Snorkel!
Written October 10, 2016
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laureno650
Washington DC, DC215 contributions
Business
Very accessible for snorkeling - saw giant coral formations, tons of fish, and a stingray 5 feet across. What a very pleasant surprise a few meters from shore!
Written June 28, 2016
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