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Dive Review of Manta Ray Bay and Palau Pacific Resort in
Micronesia

Manta Ray Bay and Palau Pacific Resort, Mar, 2004,

by anne warburton, ca, usa (Contributor Contributor 12 reports with 4 Helpful votes). Report 1297.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Same as report just filed
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, dry Seas choppy, surge, currents
Water Temp 73 to 85 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30 to 150 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 500 psi upon return to the boat
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 5 stars
Large Pelagics 5 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments water tanks for cameras.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Saw many mantas on our three dive days with Yap Divers. Water was very murky in the channel so photography not great. Life in the channel included crocodile fish, sharks, morays, turtles and more. Outside the channel, the coral and critter life on the one wall dive we did was an A+, water was clear and little current. We went overboard into 3-4 foot waves and immediately saw 8-9 circling reef sharks. We later found out that the sharks come to feed after the boat circles 2-3 times. Also, saw many mandarin fish at Rainbow Reef. Good diving while we were there but one week later the cyclone hit.
Palau is as good as everyone says. Lots of large fish, schools of many different types of fish, turtles, great coral, clear water and a requested dive to see the nautilus. It was all fantastic. At Blue Corner an eagle ray hung for about 5 minutes 6 inches from my son while we were hooked on the reef. An eagle ray swam around me within inches on another dive. So many great experiences on this trip.
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