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Dive Review of SPLASH/Palau Pacific Resort in

April, 2011, an Instant Reader Report by Rose Mueller , FL, US
Contributor   (15 reports, with 1 Helpful vote)
Report Number 6027
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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

choppy, currents  
Water Temp
81   to 83    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
25   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
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.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  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  
[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):
4 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  
5 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
3 stars   
5 stars    
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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