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Dive Review of Sam's/Palau Pacific Resort in
Micronesia/Palau

February, 2005, an Instant Reader Report by embry rucker, ky, usa
Report Number 1597
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
[Unspecified]
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
choppy  
Water Temp
80   to 85    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
4
Water Visibility
50   to 100    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
[Unspecified]  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
Lots 
Mantas
1 or 2 
Dolphins
Schools 
Whale Sharks
None 
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
  4 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
N/A  
Boat Facilities
N/A
Overall rating for UWP's  
N/A  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
[None]
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
5 stars
Food
4 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
3 stars   
Advanced
3 stars    
Comments  
Sam's is big and well organized very well run.  ALSO they give very good
personal service . We were on a 452' boat with 13 divers & 2
divemasters. The boat size was good since it is  a 50 - 70 minute ride to
the far sites.

We had an especially good Divemaster Keith Santillo. I would recommend
requesting him in advance. he has been  on Palau 15 years & does  a
great job on briefings as well as looking after newbies & letting more
experienced divers do their thing.  He is very good at spotting interesting
thing.
PPR resort was nice but expensive.  Snorkeling at their beach was super
lots of giant clams as well as fish. Palau was a very interesting &
lively place. Coral has recovered a lot from the El Nino

 Jamaican Restaurant at  Museum is great.
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