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Dive Review of Sam's Tours/Sea Passion Hotel in
Micronesia

October, 2013, an Instant Reader Report by Deborah Fulton, WV, US (1 report)
Report Number 7291
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Caribbean, Indonesia, GBR
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
choppy, surge  
Water Temp
82   to 85    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
50   to 120    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
no  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
100 foot, 60 minutes on first dive. Most dives were executed as a loose
group following the guide. Two guides per group.  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
yes 
What I saw
Sharks
Lots 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
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Small Critters
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Large Fish
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Large Pelagics
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Boat Facilities
2 stars
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Shore Facilities  
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Comments
Our group stayed at the Sea Passion Hotel and dove with Sam's Tours.  Let's
start with the hotel.
 The Sea Passion rooms were not photographer friendly. My room had poor
natural lighting and there w ...
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
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Food
3 stars
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Snorkeling
2 stars  
 
 

Overall Rating

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Beginners
3 stars   
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Comments  
  The boat ride to the dive sites was an hour long. If I were to go back,
I'd book a live aboard. The boats were 30' with zippy twin props but no
frills. I was happy to have the shade of the roof.  No drinking water, no
snacks, no showers provided on board. 
   We were picked up by the dive boats at the hotel dock at 8am. Since the
ride was so long, we typically did 2 dives, ate picnic lunch on a nearby
beach, then did our third dive before heading back.  Several islands have
picnic sites equipped with picnic tables and outhouses. 
   I enjoyed diving Palau for it's lovely walls, diversity of tropicals,
and shark-viewing dives. Very few nudibranchs and invertebrates, so most
pics were  ...
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