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

Neptune's (Keith Santillano)/Palau Pacific Resort, May, 2006,

by James Masella, New York, USA . Report 2878.

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

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 82 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 75 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
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.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 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 N/A
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

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 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments 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 (keith@palaunet.com), via his web site (www.palaudive.com) 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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