Mason and I had the incredible opportunity to take a boat out to Ant Atoll this past Saturday. Our landlord was taking a tourist scuba diving, and we were able to join the trek.
Ant Atoll is about 27 km west of the main island of Pohnpei. We stopped in two locations for the scuba divers, and Mason and I were able to snorkel both times. We saw too many colorful fish and coral to count, a ray of some kind, a small school of barracuda, and a few different sharks. We were also able to watch the scuba divers swim along the sea floor, which stirred our interest in getting certified ourselves in the near future.
The atoll itself was magical. I’m not sure how to describe in writing the breathtaking scene. There were six different shades of blue in the ocean and sky. The white sand that stretched on as far as the eye could see had shadows cast across it from the lush green flora leaning towards the water. I could have basked in the sun for hours… with sunscreen of course.
We brought our GoPro along of the trip. Check out my first attempt at a video:
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Note: If you are making a trip to Pohnpei and need a place to stay and/or are interested in doing some diving/snorkeling, contact our landlord Ken Shigeta at email@example.com or, if you speak Japanese (or know how to use google translate) visit his website: www.snowlandpni.net.