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Dive Review of Fish 'n Fins/Palau Plantation Resort in

March, 2014, an Instant Reader Report by Debbie Pasich, CA, US
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
All over the Carribean, California, Fiji, Honduras, Belize
Closest Airport
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Dive Conditions

sunny, windy  
Water Temp
83   to 85    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 150    Meters  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
They gave desired depth and dive time but didn't babysit.  If diving with
two guides, the air hogs would surface with one guide allowing the rest of
the group to dive longer.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
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Small Critters
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Large Fish
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Large Pelagics
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Boat Facilities
1 stars
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No camera tank or table on boats. ...
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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3 stars
Service and Attitude
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Environmental Sensitivity  
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Overall Rating

Value for $$
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4 stars   
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If youre looking for gourmet food and/or bargains, Palau is not the
destination for you.  If youre looking for terrific diving  book a trip
We dove with Fish N Fins and their dive operation is pretty good. 
Depending upon the dive guide, the dive briefings can be anything from so
detailed you cant wait to hit the water to abbreviated crib notes.  Yes,
that is what I meant.  Not just crib notes but the abbreviated version. 
Suffice it to say that at least one of their dive guides could use some
training.  Unlike many other dive operations, Fish N Fins leaves it up to
you to put your gear on and off the boat every day as well as switch your
own tanks between dives.  Nitrox is free for those who are certified.  
The winds were running north/south during our week so we were somewhat
limited on our dive site choices but they were all good.  Blue Corner was
a lot of fun as you hook yourself to the reef with a reef hook so youre
flying like a kite in t ...
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By ALFRED E KHOLOS in CA, US at Apr 06, 2014 03:42 EST  
Thanks for the review. I'm planning a trip to Palau, a live-aboard on the
Palau Aggressor, then on to Yap for a few days. I'm glad to hear that the
reefs are in good shape.
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