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Diving Reviews of Sam's Tours in Micronesia

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(33 Reports)
For Experienced Divers:  5 stars For Inexperienced Divers:  4 stars
Underwater Photography:  4 stars Accommodations:  3 stars
 
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Sam's Tours/ Palasia N   Palau   "Day Trip Surprise"
Day Trip SurpriseI arrived in Palau several days early for my live aboard so I could do some other activities. I stayed at the Palasia Hotel on my ... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
3/2016   Mr Brent Woods
500+ Dives
 
Sam's Tours/ Palau Pacific Resort N   Palau   "Sharks, Mantas, and spawning Bumphead wrasse, oh my!"
Sharks, Mantas, and spawning Bumphead wrasse, oh my!Just finished 6 days of diving with Sam's, including 4 days of " New Moon Unique Expedition", with the first dive of the day watch... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
12/2015   Elise O Lovell
500+ Dives
 
Sam's Tours/ Eclipse Liveaboard N   [Palau   "Best diving in Palau"
Best diving in PalauEclipse is a sailboat run by John and Charlie (his Chinese wife). It is a small, non-air-conditioned sailboat with a small motor.... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
2/2014   Michael J. Miller
1000+ Dives
 
Sam's Tours/ Palau Royal Resort N   Palau   We went to Palau for a Kids Sea Camp to get my grandchildren started on diving. This was the trip of a lifetime. Other than the ... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
7/2013   VickiSingley
100+ Dives
 
Sam's Tours/ Sea Passion Hotel N     The boat ride to the dive sites was an hour long. If I were to go back, I'd book a live aboard. The boats were 30' with zippy tw... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
10/2013   Deborah Fulton
250+ Dives
 
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Sam's Tours/ Palau Royal Resort N   [N/A]   This was a trip with Kids Sea Camp, run by Margo Peyton. They use Sam's Tours as their dive operation, and we stayed at the Palau... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
7/2013   VickiSingley
250+ Dives
 
Sam's Tours/ DW Motel/Sea Passion Resort N   Palau   I'd been to Palau twice before but I had unfinished business there having missed out on some of the best parts of some of the best... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
3/2013   Doug Swalen
100+ Dives
 
Sam's Tours/ Sea Passion Full report N   Palau   We spent two weeks diving with Sam's Tours Palau in May 2012. Sams seems to be the dive operation of preference on Palau for Engl... Full report  
4 stars
1 stars  
5/2012   Robert S Kuhn
500+ Dives
 
Sam's Tours/ palau royal hotel Full report N   palau   ]My first trip to Palau.My last great dives were in the bligh waters in fiji and in particular the very best dive was black magic ... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
5/2012   Henry Goichman
100+ Dives
 
Sam's Tours/ Caroline's Resort and Sea Passion Full report N   Palau   We dove with SAMs for 8 days. For the first week, our family of five was the only group on the boat. Daniel was our dive master an... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
12/2011   Mary Herndon
100+ Dives
 
Sam's Tours/ Airai, Palau Pacific Resort Full report N   Palau   Palau has the best and most exciting dive sites I have seen anywhere. Sam's Tours is an excellent dive operation. We dove mainly... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
2/2011   Arthur J. Lafave
250+ Dives
 
Sam's Tours/ Sea Passion Full report N   Palau   It's halfway around the world, so of course it takes a looonnnngg time to get there (from East Coast USA)but it is definitely wort... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
12/2010   Laura A. Sonnenmark
100+ Dives
 
Sam's Tours/ Palau Royal Resort Full report N   [N/A]   Sam's staff are attentive to all your needs. Excellent customer service by everyone at Sam's Palau Royal Resort is top notch. The... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
9/2010   Robert P Zimmerman
500+ Dives
 
Sam's Tours/ Palau Pacific Resort Full report N   Palau   Fantastic 7 days of diving. Had a boat exclusively for our group of 5 most days. Never more than 8. Jade, our dive guide, was o... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
4/2009   David Dornbusch
250+ Dives
 
Sams Tours Full report N   Palau   [None]Leaving Puerto Galera at 3:30 pm and then having to take an 11:30 pm flight out of Manila and arriving in Guam at 4:30 AM ma... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
3/2009   scott johnson
500+ Dives
 
Sam's Tours/ West Plaza By the Sea Full report N   Palau   I took the "scenic route" to get to Koror, traveling American (and its partner Japan Air) from Dallas to Tokyo to Manila, where I ... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
11/2008   Sandy Falen
1000+ Dives
 
Sam's Tours Full report N   Palau   We used Continental Airlines and their partner Alaska Airlines, flying from Denver to Seattle and onward the next day to Hawaii on... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
11/2008   Henry & Carol Ziller
100+ Dives
 
Sam's Tours Full report N   [N/A]   Sam's Tours is an excellent operator. They have excellent fast and covered boats. The dive crew catered to their American clients.... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
7/2007   James Knieling
500+ Dives
 
Sams Tours/ Lhens Motel Full report N   [N/A]   Russelle Carig of Sams Tours assisted me in putting together a dive stay package. She works with all of the hotel operations and ... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
2/2007   Steve Belmont
500+ Dives
 
Sam's Tours/ Palau Pacific Hotel Full report N   Palau   This was our first trip for our dive group to the Pacific. Our 8 divers had about 6,000 dives accumulated but mainly in the Caribb... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
4/2007   Chip Kamin
100+ Dives
 
Sam's, Neco/ Cliffside Inn Full report N   [N/A]   UNDERCURRENT COMMENTS (Note: This is the first part of four entries covering a five week trip to Micronesia in July of 2006) P... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
8/2005   NEAL LANGERMAN
1000+ Dives
 
Sam's Tours/ Palau Pacific Resort Full report N   [N/A]   There are a lot of fish and critters in Palau, and Sam's Tours made sure we saw many of them. DM's Daniel and Jim treated us as ... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
2/2006   Chrisanda Button/Rickie Sterne
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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