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Dive Review of Fish 'n Fins in
Micronesia/Palau

Fish 'n Fins, May, 2005,

by John Kendall, CO, USA . Report 2105.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Yap, Hawaii, Fiji, St Lucia, Curacao, Red Sea, Cozumel
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 80 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 2
Water Visibility 20 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Safety stop, 15 feet 3 mins; max 90 ft;
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 4 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

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
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments This is a good operation and the boats are nicer than the cattle boats used by other operations in Palau. This is important because the trips out to the dive site take awhile. The dive staff was friendly and knowledgeable. When in Palau make sure you visit Jelly Fish Lake at least once. The trip is overpriced - it's just a snorkel through tens of thousands of stingless jellyfish - but not to be missed. Blue Corner is better for experienced divers with a reef hook (buy one before you get here, I can't believe they're that expensive back home). The hook will keep you suspended in the fast current as you watch the sharks school by, along with an eagle ray or two. New Drop-Off is a nice wall, many schools of fish. The current sometimes requires a reef hook. Don't do wreck dives at low tide, high tide brings in the clear water. I stayed at West Plaza Desekel which is convenient to the dive operation, nothing fancy, but it's ok. The cheapest rate gets you a windowless room. There's a grocery store on the 1st floor.
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