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Travel information about Micronesia
The Federated States of Micronesia is a nation located in Pacific Ocean where it consist more than 600 islands. It is made up of 4 island states: Pohnpei, Kosrae, Chuuk and Yap. The total area is 702 km2 (271 sq mi) and with a population of approximately 104,937. Beaches, reefs, sunken ships, and archeological sites are the best features of Micronesia.
Capital city of Micronesia: Palikir
Best times to visit Micronesia: Best time to visit is from December to March where the rainfall and humidity are low. For scuba divers, the best time to go is during the wet season where the sea is calmer but on the other hand, water is clear during the dry season.
How to get to Micronesia: Honolulu is the most direct gateway from North America into the islands. Flights served also are five hours from Los Angeles to Honolulu, seven hours from Honolulu to Guam, two hours from Guam to Chuuk. Flight time from London to Honolulu is 18 hours stopover included and from Honolulu to the Marshall Islands is 5 hours.
Visa requirements for Micronesia: No visa is required for the US citizen aside from the passport valid for at least 180 days upon entry.
Currency of Micronesia: US dollar ($, USD) is the currency of Micronesia.
Official Language of Micronesia: English is the official language of Micronesia.
UNESCO World Heritage sites in Micronesia
There is 1 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Micronesia and none on their tentative list.
Scuba diving safety tips
Keep these rules of thumb in mind whenever you are on or by the water:
- Think safety at all times. Planning reduces risk and gives you more worry-free fun.
- Bring the necessary equipment. It should be in good condition and easily accessible.
- Respect the sea and the weather. Only go out with your boat when it is safe.
- Follow the rules of the sea, and make sure you know what they are.
- Wear life jackets or other flotation devices.
- Make sure you are rested and sober. Do not drive a boat while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
- Be considerate, and remember that safety, the environment, and the well-being of everybody is a common responsibility.