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Palau Aggressor Full report N   palau   The boat normally houses 18 guests, but there were only 7 during the week that we were there. We had lots of room to spread out. T... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
7/2005   bill dobrin
250+ Dives
 
Sam's Tours/ Palau Pacific Resort Full report N   palau   The Palau Pacific Resort was outstanding. The best service that we've ever experienced. Great rooms and terrific restaurant. There... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
7/2005   bill dobrin
250+ Dives
 
Fish n Fins (FNF) Full report N   [N/A]   This was a cattle boat operation from the get go. On our first dive we had a full boat of advanced experienced divers, three of w... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
7/2005   Mark Berger
500+ Dives
 
Odyssey Full report Y   [N/A]   The boat was run on a level of orgainization that was outstanding. We had excellent dive briefings that included where to go, wha... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
7/2005   Mark Berger
500+ Dives
 
Sam's Tours and Werner Lau/ Palau Pacific and Trader's Ridge Full report N   [N/A]   We spent 8 days in Palau, 5 diving and 2 kayaking with Sam's Tours. Blue Corner and New Drop Off were some of the best dives my hu... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
6/2005   Pamela Turner
250+ Dives
 
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Fish'n Fins Palau -- the pioneer dive center in Palau. PADI 5 star, Comfortable boats, friendly local & international guides, daily dive trips, Free Nitrox, Photoshop
Ocean Hunter 1 and 3 are Palau's most luxurious liveaboards. 6/16 divers in 3/8 cabins. Ensuite bathrooms & A/C. 7-14 days trips, 5 dives a day, Nitrox, Gourmet health food.
Ocean Hunter 2 Full report Y   Palau   Every dive was "one-way" since currents plentiful and unpredictable. Twas best diving ever encountered except walls a little barr... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
5/2005   Peter Golitzen
250+ Dives
 
Odyssey Full report Y   Truk   This was our first liveaboard and it was fantastic! I have been diving for over 17 years and my wife just got certified. You are... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
8/2004   Tim Imwold
1000+ Dives
 
Sleeping Lady Divers/ Kosrae Village Resort Full report N   Kosrae   First trip to Kosrae, if nothing else this island has the best and most healthy hard corals then I have seen in years and plenty o... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
3/2005   James McMeins
1000+ Dives
 
Fish N Fins/ West Plaza Desekel Hotel Full report N   Palau   Palau was a wonderful place and the locals were always very polite. I put together my two week trip by calling Fish N Fins www.fi... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
2/2005   Lucius Foster
100+ Dives
 
Ocean Hunter Full report Y   [N/A]   Do 10 Days! We used 180k Delta FF miles to go from DCA-JFK-NRT (w/3day stopoff)-GUM-ROR. We spent a night at the Carolines reso... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
3/2005   Lisa Vignerot
<100 Dives
 
Neco Marine/ Palau Pacific Resort Full report N   Palau   Stayed at Palau Pacific Resort for 7 days, probably nicest place on the island, where guest population during our stay was split b... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
4/2005   Dale Thompson
500+ Dives
 
Yap - Manta Ray Bay Hotel/ Same Full report N   Yap and Palau   Like many went there for the mantas and was not disappointed. During three days of diving (about the right length of time for Yap... Full report  
2 stars
3 stars  
3/2005   Dale Thompson
500+ Dives
 
Sam's Tours/ West Plaza, Desekel Full report N   Palau   My second time here. Nice to be back after 5 years. I noticed Sam's had expanded operations from about 4 boats to 8 boats now. Sea... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
3/2005   Charles Menbeck
100+ Dives
 
Blue Lagoon Dive Resort Full report N   Truk (Chuuk)   I enjoyed the diving here so much that I returned 5 years later. The Blue Lagoon Resort is simply beautiful with all of its Palm T... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
3/2005   Charles Menbeck
100+ Dives
 
Truk Odyssey Full report Y   Truk   The Truk Odyssey deserves its awards as the top liveaboard anywhere. We have dived dozens of liveaboards, and the Odyssey has the... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
3/2005   Ann McGrath
500+ Dives
 
Sams/ West Plaza Malakai Full report N   Palau   This was my fifth trip to Palau, my fourth with Sams and my third Diving with Keith Santillano. In the three years diving with Kei... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
3/2005   Scott Johnson
100+ Dives
 
The Village Full report N   Pohnpei   Pohnpei was great - a beautiful island & the Village is a super place to stay . each room is like a treehouse looking over the jun... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
2/2005   embry rucker
250+ Dives
 
Sam's/ Palau Pacific Resort Full report N   Palau   Sam's is big and well organized very well run. ALSO they give very good personal service . We were on a 452' boat with 13 divers ... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
2/2005   embry rucker
250+ Dives
 
Beyond the Reef/ [same] ESA Hotel Full report N   [N/A]Yap   [None]EXCELLANT SMALL very personal operation, good local Divemasters with lots of local info, each boat had captain and DM, one t... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
2/2005   embry rucker
250+ Dives
 
Odyssey Full report Y   [N/A]   [None]... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
12/2004   Hardy Sieck
1000+ Dives
 
Manta Ray Bay Hotel & Yap Divers Full report N   Yap   The typhoon in April or so of 2004 had an impact on the trip; home-grown fruits are non existent, everything has to be shipped in;... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
9/2004   John Kendall
100+ Dives
 
Big Blue Explorer Full report Y   Palau   This was my second trip to Big Blue. The year prior I went with my buddie and found the boat that advertized 18 max divers had 24.... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
3/2004   Tom Lathrop
500+ Dives
 
Manta Ray Bay and Palau Pacific Resort Full report N   [N/A]   Saw many mantas on our three dive days with Yap Divers. Water was very murky in the channel so photography not great. Life in the... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
3/2004   anne warburton
100+ Dives
 
Dive Palau/ Palau Pacific Resort Full report N   Palau   What a wonderful trip. Started out suspect as light rain and winds greeted us on arrival day, but blew out for a week of sun and c... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
10/2003   Marc & Maureen Duggan
<100 Dives
 
Odyssey Full report N   Truk (Chuuk)   This was our 2d Odyssey trip in nine months. The first trip was too short, so this one was two weeks. Odyssey is home to Captain... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
5/2004   Martha & Jeff Hubbard
1000+ Dives
 
Odyssey Full report Y   Truk   This was our fourth trip to Truk and second on Odyssey. Unfortunately, we encountered bad weather, arrived 2-1/2 days late (becau... Full report  
4 stars
1 stars  
8/2004   Bob & Doris Schaffer
1000+ Dives
 
Ocean Hunter I Full report Y   [N/A]   We hit bad weather and couldn't get to many dive sites and visibility was affected. Runs to the dive sites we could get to were l... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
8/2004   Bob & Doris Schaffer
1000+ Dives
 
FishNFins/ West Plaza Desekel Hotel Full report N   Palau   Our fourth trip to Palau and our fourth trip with FishNFins. Even though the boat rides take about an hour to the dive sites, the... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
11/2003   Michael N. Hofman
500+ Dives
 
Truk Aggressor Full report Y   Truk   Truk Lagoon is wonderful! This is some of the most interesting diving I have experienced in the 30 plus years that I have been inv... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
5/2004   Greg Regnier
250+ Dives
 
Palau Aggressor Full report Y   Palau   The Palau Aggressor is a great boat. The crew, extremely helpful, friendly and fun. The cuisine, superb, given the limitations of ... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
4/2004   Greg Regnier
250+ Dives
 
Blue Lagoon Divers/ Blue Lagoon Resort Full report N   Truk   Truk Lagoon has some of the best wreck diving in the world. This was our fourth trip to Truk and we spent two weeks diving. The g... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
5/2003   Larry and Terry Roth
1000+ Dives
 
SS Thorfinn Full report Y   Truk   Went with a group of 5 Northeast divers and 1 California diver; there were no others on the boat. Because we all were friends, ou... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
2/2004   Harry White
1000+ Dives
 
Sam's Tours/ Palau Pacific Full report N   Palau   Hotel was excellent, probably the best hotel catering to divers I have ever stayed in but it had quirks. While dining room (which... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
2/2004   Harry E. White
1000+ Dives
 
Ocean Hunter II Full report N   Palau   The only thing I wish I had known before leaving home was that they were not booked for the following week!!! This boat was our ... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
7/2004   William Zaggle
100+ Dives
 
Sams Tours/ Palau Pacific Resort Full report N   [N/A]   This was our second trip to Palau in 12 months and again for a diver, this is a wonderful place. The staff at Sams in one in a mi... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
6/2004   Joan Traylor
<100 Dives
 
Yap Divers/ Traders Ridge Full report N   [N/A]   We were afraid that with the typhoon in April that the diving would not be up to the standards we were anticipating. The diving w... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
6/2004   Joan Traylor
<100 Dives
 
Beyond The Reef/ N/A Full report N   Yap   Despite a recent typhoon, we found Yap to be as wonderful as it was when we visited 4 years ago. As an island, they have really p... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
6/2004   Beth & Matt Dodd
250+ Dives
 
Beyond The Reef/ N/A Full report N   Yap   [None]... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
6/2004   Beth & Matt Dodd
250+ Dives
 
Fish 'N Fins/ Palau Pacific Resort Full report N   Palau   Second trip to Palau, arranged on short notice when previous destination messed up by a typhoon--kudos to Trip 'n Tour for their h... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
5/2004   John Sommerer
250+ Dives
 
Odyssey Full report Y   Truk   This is a superb dive operation. It's a long way and a long time to get there from the East Coast of US, but worth the travel. I c... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
5/2004   Tripp Jones MD
500+ Dives
 
Palau Aggressor II Full report N   Palau   Palau remains my favorite dive location worldwide. Aggressor provides a dependable, if somewhat structured, week of excellent liv... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
3/2004   Steven Goldstein
100+ Dives
 
Palau Aggressor Full report Y   Palau   The Palau Aggressor is a clean, well-maintained, and carefully run boat. The food was excellent. There were 18 of us on board and ... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
4/2004   Diana Dickinson
100+ Dives
 
Sam's Tours/ Palau Pacific Resort Full report N   Palau   At Sam's they went out of their way to please us. Minor complaints were immediately and satisfactorily addressed. A couple of Sa... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
12/2003   David Shem-Tov
100+ Dives
 
Sam's Tours/ West Plaza Hotel Coral Reef Full report N   Palau   One huge difference is always the dive guide and other crew. I reserved a week with Jonas Bernburg, but he was busy with another ... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
1/2004   Carl Scott
100+ Dives
 
Big Blue Explorer Full report N   Palau   The ship is an old Japanese communication vessel. The good news is that it is huge! There is lots of room to move around and the... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
8/2003   Rick Hart
100+ Dives
 
Truk Odyssey Full report Y   [N/A]   This was our third trip to see the wrecks of Truk Lagoon, our first trip on the Truk Odyssey, now our liveaboard of choice. The si... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
1/2004   Jeanne & Bill Downey
1000+ Dives
 
Sleeping Lady Divers/ Kosrae Village Edolodge Full report N   [N/A]   Most people fly from Truk Lagoon to Hawaii via Guam; we experienced the island-hopping routePohnpei, Kosrae, Kwajalein, and Majur... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
2/2004   Jeanne & Bill Downey
1000+ Dives
 
Truk Odyssey Full report Y   [N/A]   I would try to avoid Los Angeles on the way over or back. I fly frequently, but LA is by far the worst airport to fly through. L... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
6/2003   Terry Gee
1000+ Dives
 
Odyssey Adventures Full report Y   Truk Lagoon   This trip was all about the wrecks for us, and did the Odyssey ever deliver. Absolutely incredible wreck diving. Truk has the site... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
9/2003   Rod & Jeannie McLean
250+ Dives
 
Odyssey Full report N   Truk   Odyssey has two things which make it very different from other top-end liveaboards. First, it was planned, designed and is run da... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
9/2003   Martha & Jeff Hubbard
1000+ Dives
 
Beyond the Reef/ Traders' Ridge Resort Full report N   Yap   The accommodation and food at Traders' Ridge is first class and the staff there do everything to ensure the visitor has no problem... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
9/2003   Julian Lamborn
500+ Dives
 
Beyond the Reef/ Oceanview Hotel Full report N   Yap   Spent a week in Yap, diving with Beyond the Reef. Small, boutique-type operation. Just about every dive was just our two divers ... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
9/2003   Phil Hamilton
100+ Dives
 
Odyssey Full report Y   Truk Lagoon   Getting to Truk is difficult and time-consuming. I left the UK on a Tuesday and arrived Truk Friday AM. I would recommend a day of... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
9/2003   Russ Snyder
1000+ Dives
 
Beyond the Reef/ Traders Ridge Resort Full report N   Yap   Traders' Ridge Resort is fabulous. A stunning property! The grounds are beautiful, the pool area is landscaped exquisitely, the ... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
3/2003   John and Sandra Quick
250+ Dives
 
Sam's Tours/ Sunrise Villas Full report N   Palau   Incredible diving. First time we could say visibility restricted by huge quantities of fish. Hundreds of Pyramid butterflies, Po... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
3/2003   John and Sandra Quick
250+ Dives
 
Truk Agressor II Full report Y   [N/A]   What fun! We would have done this years ago if we knew how much fun a live aboard could be. Captain Niall, first mate Tom, and ... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
3/2003   John and Sandra Quick
250+ Dives
 
Sams Tours/ Palau Pacific Resort Full report N   [N/A]   The trip was beyond belief. This was my first dive trip. I was certified for 1 week before I went and my husband was an experien... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
7/2003   J Traylor
<100 Dives
 
Sleeping Lady Divers/ Kosrae Village Resort Full report N   Kosrae   This was our second trip to Kosrae and Kosrae Village Resort. Bruce and Katrina and the rest of the staff are so friendly that it... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
12/2003   Michael N. Hofman
250+ Dives
 
FishNFins Full report N   Koror   Third trip to Palau and third trip with FishNFins. Having been there with the original owners and new with Tova and Navot (who ha... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
12/2003   Michael N. Hofman
250+ Dives
 
NECO Marine/ Waterfront Villas Full report N   Palau   NECO Marine was excellent. They took us on night and afternoon dives with only two divers. Unfortunately, the night dives were a... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
1/2003   Douglas Hansen
100+ Dives
 
Peter Hughes Full report Y   [N/A]   This was the best live aboard trip we have been on so far.The reefs were just great.I think what made the trip was the boat crew a... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
3/2003   Russ
100+ Dives
 
Palau Aggressor II Full report Y   [N/A]   We chartered the entire boat for our dive group of 16 from our friend's dive shop in Pennsylvania, all experienced divers. The Ag... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
2/2003   JoAnne & Michael Amoroso
100+ Dives
 
Yap Divers/ Manta Ray Bay Resort Full report N   Yap   Yap is a wonderful place and excellent diving. Bill Acker has carved out a diver friendly business here. Resort is excellent for... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
2/2003   Mike Garrison
100+ Dives
 
Aggressor Full report Y   [NPalauA]   [None]nitrox was down from most recent refit. Otherwisw a very friendly crew on a good boat They were very attentive to our needs ... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
1/2003   D.Demming
500+ Dives
 
dive ulithi/ ulithi adventure resort Full report N   ulithi, yap   The accomidations were new and quite comfortable but the water was turned off at night, and you were alone in the hotel till morni... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
5/2002   rick frost
100+ Dives
 
Fish N Fins/ Palau Pacific Resort Full report N   Koror   This was our first trip to the Pacific. We were unprepared for the amount of diversity of life on the reefs. Snorkeling in Jellyf... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
9/2001   Elissa and Jody Thompson
250+ Dives
 
Palau Aggressor II Full report N   Palau   Palau Aggressor II (April 21-28 2002): This was the second trip on the Palau Agressor II (my first trip was in Feb of 1997). A f... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
4/2002   Dennis Johnson
250+ Dives
 
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