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Dive Review of Palau Agressor/Palau Pacific Resort in
Micronesia

April, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by Mark Meredith, CA, USA
Report Number 2874
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
California, Carribean, Hawaii, Florida
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy, dry  
Seas
calm, choppy, currents  
Water Temp
80   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
60   to 100    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
no  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
130 ft depth limit, no time restrictions  
Liveaboard?
yes 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
Lots 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
Cameras accomodated well, Rinse barrels on the deck when returning from the
dive, cameras on non skid rubber mat on the dive skiff.  Large camera table
on the dive deck 
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
4 stars
Food
4 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
1 stars   
Advanced
4 stars    
Comments  
THE BAD:  The Palau Pacific resort was over priced and under serviced. 
They lost our reservations and then moved us to smoking twin rooms until we
complained and they miraculously found our reservations. THE GOOD:  The
Aggressor dive operation was first class, they were knowledeable, competent
and fun.  The visibility was slightly less than expected but the
sharks,grey reef, black tip, silver tip and white tip, were plentiful.  A
giant hammerhead was spotted deep by some.  The diversity of the
environment was incredible.  Whale sharks are very rare in Palau, the
second captain diving in the waters for 25+ years had never seen one.  We
saw a baby.  At about 15' long it came up from deep, swam with us for 20
minutes and then moved off.  This Whale Shark had been captured, and had a
rope around the tail encrusted with barnacles.  This was a heartbreaker,
and will probably kill it, but what a magnificent creature.  The diving was
structured but the staff was not obtrusive.  A great destination and
experience.
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