Guam & Saipan
Climate: Average is 81 degrees year around
Dry Season: January – May
Wet Season: July – September
Water Temperature average: 80 degrees year around
Visibility:: Up to 150 ft
Currency: US dollars
Electricity: 110/120 volts
Language: English is spoken through the islands
Guam is the beginning of a diver's playground. As the gateway to Micronesia, Guam is the ideal place to s
tart the dive trip of a lifetime. With more than 950 species of colorful tropical fish, more than 1,400 species of mollusks (snails, clams, and sea slugs), unique ship wrecks, (the only place in the world where you can dive two wrecks from two different World Wars and touch them at the same time). Guam has over 400 varieties of beautiful colorful coral reefs, warm crystal clear waters that the average temperature is 80° F and visibility at least 100 ft.
The WWII memorials and history can keep you busy for days.
1. Pati Point 45-150+ ft. Unusual coral growth
2. Northern Caves 20-60 ft. Cave diving goes inland to a clear fresh water spring and jungle pool
3. Double Reef 20-80 ft. Thick coral gardens, including Napolean wrasse protected by an outer reef
4. Gun Beach 20-120 ft. Large coral heads, abundant marine life
Ideal spot for fishwatchers with low reef flats and patch coral, coral thickets,
bright white sand flats
5. Tumon Bay 3-12 ft. Cliffline dives, deep reef adorned by colorful sea fans, skipjacks, tuna and swirling shoals of baitfish
6. Hospital Point 35-100+ ft.
7. Piti Bomb Holes 2-35 ft. Natural reef, wide variety of fish, shells and inner reef corals
8. Apra Harbor to 150 ft.
9. Blue Hole 60-130 ft. Vertical chimney, soft and hard corals, sea whips, cardinal dive fish
10. Shark Pit 10-90 ft. Graveyard for WWII military tanks and equipment, occasional small reef sharks Variety of coral sites with pillars up to 25 ft. high, caverns and brilliant sandy bottom
11. Coral Gardens 15-55 ft.
12. Cocos Wall 30-300 ft. Corals, fish, and miniature octopus; Manila Galleon
13. Cocos Lagoon 2-35 ft. Corals, fish, and miniature octopus; Manila Galleon
14. Talofofo Bay to 50 ft. Japanese ammunition ship
15. The Crevice 80-130 ft. Sea fans, coral-lined walls, large pelagic fish
16. Nimitz Beach 10-90 ft. Graveyard for WWII military tanks and equipment, occasional small reef sharks. Large coral heads and a variety of sea anemone, WWII shipwrecks and mini-wall
17. Gaan Point 35-70 ft.
18. Toguan Bay to 60 ft. Spinner dolphins, manta rays; good night diving
19. Hap's Reef 25-60 ft. Anemones, tame eels and schooling fish
20. The Pinnacle Starts at 135 ft. Sea turtles, schooling shoals of jacks and barracuda
Saipan is an island rich in spectacular natural beauty and historical landmarks. Saipan has a lot to offer topside, Islan Maigo Fahang, known as Bird Island, it is a must see with its breathtaking view of a secluded emerald bay. Enjoy panoramic views from high atop Laderan Banadero (Suicide Cliff) and sheer sea cliffs at Puntan Sabaneta (Banzai Cliff). Take a cool dip in the Grotto, a huge limestone cavern connected to the open ocean by underwater passages - a super thrill for advanced scuba divers. Take a leisurely stroll down the Marpi Pathway and visit the many peace memorials dedicated to the soldiers and families who gave their lives during WWII. Explore Banadero Cave's (Last Command Post) WWII tanks, cannons, war relics, and natural limestone cave fortress.
While cruising in the southern part of the island, stop and stroll at the Beach Road Pathway, a perfect spot to enjoy one of our magnificent sunsets. Plan to spend a day exploring the hundreds of exotic tropical flora at the award-winning Saipan Botanical Garden.
Saipan has over 18 different dive sites, including The Grotto, voted the number two cavern diving site in the world by Skin Diver Magazine. A steep 103-step walk down leads to an underground cavern with a high dome ceiling the size of a church. The 5:00AM morning dive usually features turtles, sharks, manta rays and tuna. Other dive sites on Saipan include Wing Beach with its large population of octopi, the B-29 site complete with a Japanese bomber-seaplane, a machine gun turret and coral encrusted engines and the Black Coral site with its large stands of highly protected black coral. A resident pod of dolphins patrol this area and often put on a show for divers en route to this spectacular site.
The waters of Tinian are full of WWII relics and make for some fascinating dives. Full and half-day beach and boat dives are available. Many live shells were dumped in the waters surrounding the Mariana Islands after WWII, and divers are strongly urged to "look but don’t touch."