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Dive Review of Neptune's (Keith Santillano)/Palau Pacific Resort in

May, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by James Masella, New York, USA
Report Number 2878
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Belize, Cozumel, Aruba, Grand Cayman, St. Martin, Nassau, etc.
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
82   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
75   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Keith Santillano -- the owner and dive master -- would generally suggest
(but not require) about an hour in the water and up to about 100 feet deep.
 From time to time, we dove much deeper than 100 feet.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
5 stars  
Large Pelagics
  5 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
5 stars  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars   
5 stars    
Palau is a diving paradise, and Keith Santillano and his operation,
"Neptune's", king of that paradise.  Keith is far and away the
best dive master I have ever dove with -- and I've gone diving with some
great ones.  He is safety conscious, but not overbearing.  He also knows
the waters extremely well, and can spot some incredible things.  He knows
all the sites.  He gives great pre-dive briefings, complete with pictures
that he and his girlfriend took underwater.  His operation is totally
impressive!  Also, I loved the Palau Pacific Resort.  On site, they have a
good dive shop and incredible rooms and beach.  I highly recommend it.  One
can reach Keith by e-mail (, via his web site
( or by phone (680-779-3548).  For two dives he charges
$115 and a third dive adds $40.  We did a number of 3-dive days and the
additional $40 was worth every penny.  Enjoy!
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