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Dive Review of Fish 'n Fins/Caroline's in
Micronesia/Palau

Fish 'n Fins/Caroline's, Jan, 2012,

by DAVID SHEM-TOV, na, United Kingdom (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 20 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 6409.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar, Maldives, Red Sea, Mediterranean, Norway, UK, Caribbean, Costa Rica, Colombia, Hawaii, French Polynesia, Chuuk
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy, dry Seas calm, choppy, currents
Water Temp 28 to 29 Celsius Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 10 to 40 Meters

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Dives limited to one hour or the fastest gas consumer in group
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 2 stars Large Fish 5 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 N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments This was my third time in Palau and first time with Fish'n'fins. There was no availability on liveaboards for the period we wanted to travel (Christmas/New Year) for our party of four. Given my past experience, I was weary of the limits of day-boat diving during the peak season. I was particularly concerned about being limited to the typical 'two outside reef dives + optional Chandelier Cave dive' template. Navot Bornovski, who together with his wife Tovah owns the operation took the trouble to address my concerns by email before we arrived. During our stay, Navot made a point of calling each evening to enquire how satisfied we were and where we wanted to go on the next day. After a couple of days, we were effectively assigned our own boat, with a couple of like-minded divers we met there. Boat driver Silas and Dive Guide Clint were both excellent and delivered superb diving. In six days we were able to return to the best sites: Blue Corner and Ulong Channel on a few occasions. We also had excellent dives in Peleliu Cut and Express and at German Channel. I was very pleased with our experience and highly impressed with Navot's willingness to accomodate our requirements during the peak season.
In previous visits I stayed at the excellent Palau Pacific Resort. This time we chose Caroline's Resort which is more rustic but offers beautiful views in addition to complimentary access to the PPR's facilities. Highly recommended.
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