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Dive Review of SPLASH/Palau Pacific Resort in
Micronesia/Palau

SPLASH/Palau Pacific Resort, Apr, 2011,

by Rose Mueller , FL, US (Contributor Contributor 17 reports with 4 Helpful votes). Report 6027.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Cozumel, Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Coral Sea, Solomon Islands, Galapagos, Curacao, Bonaire, Tobago, Grand Cayman, French Polynesia, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and Flathead Lake:)
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather rainy Seas choppy, currents
Water Temp 81 to 83 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 25 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions I'm not aware of restrictions being inforced with qualified divers using good judgment. The guides do make careful assesments of divers and then dive accordingly.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 5 stars
Large Pelagics 5 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities 3 stars
UW Photo Comments [None]There is water on the boat for rinsing. There is no real set up for photographers at Splash, although if one requires something, they are very willing to accomodate if possible.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling 5 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments This is our 9th trip to Palau, having always been with Splash. We return because there is always a new challenge or experience. This year the weather didn't cooperate, but several dives made up for any inconvenience. There are now 2 juvenile eagle rays residing on the Blue Corner. They are curious, playful and willing to be photographed. We were able to spend 20 minutes with a feeding manta at the German Channel without other divers. It was magical to watch its grace and strength. Unfortunately, our trip wasn't timed with the full or new moon to dive our favorite site of Ulong Channel. Splash is a superb organization. There are rarely more than 4 divers to a guide. Great care is taken to separate levels of expertise among the divers. We witness other operations with 12 divers per guide. The conditions in Palau warrant better care of divers. Our dives are usually 1 hour 10-15 minutes. There is never a complaint. Steven, Sixtus, Sherlock, Jackson have a long history with Splash and are phenomenal guides, boat drivers and divers. I HIGHLY recommend this operation to anyone. PPR is a great resort with an incredible staff.
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