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Dive Review of FishNFins in
Micronesia/Palau

January, 2007, an Instant Reader Report by Michael N. Hofman, CA, USA
Contributor   (16 reports, with 5 Helpful votes)
Report Number 3271
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Palau, Caribbean, Thailand, PNG, Bali, Hawaii, other Indonesia, etc.
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
choppy, currents  
Water Temp
79   to 81    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
5
Water Visibility
50   to 100    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
usually about 1 hour  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
Lots 
Mantas
Squadrons 
Dolphins
Schools 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  5 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
N/A
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
3 stars  
Comments
wash locations for dive equipment and on staff professional to assist with
problems and training.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
3 stars
Food
3 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
2 stars   
Advanced
5 stars    
Comments  
This trip was our fifth time to Palau and our fifth trip with FishNFins. 
While the ride out to the dive sites is generally about 50 minutes, it's
such a beatiful trip that we don't mind it.  Great diving and snorkeling
(my wife is an ocean snorkeler) and of course a great location to see
sharks, mantas, turtles, dophins, jacks, morays as well as many small
things too.  It's likely that next time we'll do FishNFins live aboard,
because with new people comoing on to the dive boat every couple of days we
went to blue corner about 5 times (which was fine -- it's great to get
sharks, sharks, sharks).  One of the nice things about going back to this
location so many times is that I relocated a nice big frog fish, many
morays and other items that most people don't have the time to look at with
all the sharks around. Yoko and Allain were great dive masters -- we had an
"unbelievable" time.
While there are now more high end hotels available, we continued to stay at
the West Plaza Desketel(sp), which is a no frills hotel above a grocery
store about a 5 minute walk from everything.  No pool, no room service but
very convenient.  We also flew through Manila on Continental Micronesia,
which may be a good alternative rather than the Guam-Honolulu trip...FNF
arranged our fare on the Manila - Koror legs for a good price, making the
trip about $500 less than the itinerary would be through Guam....
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