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Sleeping Lady Divers/ Kosrae Village Resort Full report   Kosrae   This was our second trip to Kosrae and Kosrae Village Resort. Bruce and Katrina and the rest of the staff are so friendly that it... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
12/2003   Michael N. Hofman
250+ Dives
 
Sleeping Woman Divers - Kosrae Village/ Kosrae Village Full report   Kosrae   Kosrae Village is an eco resort on a small out of the way island. If you dream of sleeping in a woven mat wall, thatched roof hut ... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
8/2009   Jeanne Sleeper
1000+ Dives
 
Solitude One liveaboard/ TaucherTraum LiveAboard Palau   "Three Week "Exploratory" and Spawning Trip!"
This was a special three week trip arranged by the excellent German company Taucher Traum. Taucher Traum- - see link above- - arrange... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
3/2020   Randall S Preissig
1000+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Splash/ Palau Pacific Full report   Palau   "SPLASH Dive Center in Palau is the best"
I first went diving with SPLASH Dive Center (located on the grounds of the Palau Pacific Resort) when I came to Palau in 1997. It... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
5/2018   Curtis Kates
1000+ Dives
2Helpful vote(s) received
Splash/ Palau Pacific Resort Full report   Palau   "I Wish "I Could Turn Back Time!""
This is our 27th visit to Palau. We have experienced many changes over the years. I can remember diving with 50- 60 shark at one ... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
4/2018   Rose Mueller
1000+ Dives
2Helpful vote(s) received
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Splash/ Palau Pacific Resort Full report   Palau   "Crystal Clear"
Perhaps I will bore long time readers with our 26th visit to Palau. There were obvious changes this year over the last two. The ... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
4/2017   Rose Mueller
1000+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Splash/ Palau Pacific Resort Full report   Palau   "Our Silver Anniversary"
We celebrated our 25th visit to Palau. Over these many years we've witnessed many changes, and very few. Our travel here perhaps... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
4/2016   Rose Mueller
1000+ Dives
 
SPLASH/ Palau Pacific Resort Full report   Palau   This is our 9th trip to Palau, having always been with Splash. We return because there is always a new challenge or experience. ... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
4/2011   Rose Mueller
1000+ Dives
 
Splash/ Palau Pacific Resort Full report   Micronesia   We have been diving with Splash since '91. We have stayed at the Palau Pacific Resort every visit. Lucy and her staff at PPR are... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
4/2010   Rose Mueller
1000+ Dives
 
Splash At PPR/ Palau Pacific Resort Full report   Palau   "Always the unexpected"
How many times can a person write about their visits to Palau, especially if it's 24 times? Each experience is unique given the t... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
4/2015   Rose Mueller
1000+ Dives
 
Splash Dive Center/ Palau Pacific Resort Full report   Palau   The diving reminded us of Cozumel before the cruise ship destroyed it. Large variety of life, many large fish such as sharks, rays... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
8/2011   DEBORAH L HOBSON
250+ Dives
 
SS THORFINN Full report LiveAboard     My dive trip on the SS “Thorfinn”. By. Ronald W. Dion Rondion1@juno. com I find myself “crunching down” and just... Full report  
3 stars
1 stars  
2/2007   Ronald Dion
250+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
SS Thorfinn Full report LiveAboard Chuuk (Truk) Lagoon   Accommodations: cabins are not luxurious but perfectly adequate with comfy beds. They vary in size- - some can be cramped, and som... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
4/2006   Ioana Fiore
100+ Dives
 
SS Thorfinn Full report LiveAboard     I'm not sure how the operation would change for inexperienced divers. As a divemaster with 150 dives I was one of the least exper... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
4/2006   Lee Bennion
100+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
SS Thorfinn Full report LiveAboard Truk   Went with a group of 5 Northeast divers and 1 California diver; there were no others on the boat. Because we all were friends, ou... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
2/2004   Harry White
1000+ Dives
 
Tauchertraum/ Solitude One liveaboard   Palau   "Best Palau Trip Possible"
One of many things that makes Undercurrent unique and valuable is the many exceptional diving companies that you wouldn't know abo... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
3/2023   Randall S Preissig
1000+ Dives
 
The Village Full report   Pohnpei   Pohnpei and The village are one of those places you are hesitant about telling others about because you want to keep it as you own... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
11/2008   Brent Woods
250+ Dives
 
The Village Full report   Pohnpei   Bob, Patti and Jamie Arthur make every effort to make you feel as if you were coming home after a long stay away. There was no ne... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
6/2008   Stephanie Batzer
500+ Dives
 
The Village Full report   POHNPEI   My wife and I have more than 65 years of diving experience between us around the world on live- aboard and land- based operations. ... Full report  
3 stars
1 stars  
7/2006   NEAL LANGERMAN
1000+ Dives
 
The Village Full report   Pohnpei   Pohnpei was great - a beautiful island & the Village is a super place to stay . each room is like a treehouse looking over the jun... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
2/2005   embry rucker
250+ Dives
 
The Village Hotel Full report   Pohnpei   We arranged the trip through Lisa Wallner of Trip- N- Tour (Continental Cool Vacations) and she does a great job. It takes a while ... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
11/2005   Henry Ziller
100+ Dives
 
Thorfin/ Thorfin- land based due to Boat acc Full report   Truk Lagoon   We chartered 1/ 2 of the Thorfin for one week. In June we were contacted that the boat had hit a reef after refueling. We were offer... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
10/2007   Jon Bunnell
1000+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Thorfin Full report LiveAboard TRUK   This is a very large old steam boat the captain owner has his wife and two young kids and relatives running around the boat. NO D... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
2/2007   Ronald Dion
1000+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Thorfinn Full report LiveAboard Truk Lagoon   "Truk Lagoon fiasco"
The Thorfinn was not our first choice, but when the Odyssey (our original booking) was damaged and the other liveaboard was burnt, ... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
5/2015   Ronald Johnson
500+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Thorfinn Full report   Chuuk   "Diving at Truk (Chuuk) Lagoon"
Truk (or Chuuk) Lagoon is a tiny landmass in the Pacific Ocean, just north of the equator and is part of the Federated States of M... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
8/2004   Andrew Falconer
500+ Dives
 
Traders Ridge Full report   YAP   We were the only two divers at Traders Ridge during our stay so we had our own boat and was able to pick the dive locations and ti... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
10/2006   Steve Dussault
500+ Dives
 
Traders Ridge Resort Full report   Yap   This was a great trip once the numbness from the long flight wore off. Traders Ridge met us at the Yap airport and took care of u... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
3/2006   Tim
1000+ Dives
 
Traders' Ridge Full report   Yap   Werner Lau closed up shop the week before we got to Yap. Traders' Ridge hired a DM to run the shop and a local boat captain and di... Full report  
2 stars
4 stars  
4/2006   Dennis Lewis
<100 Dives
 
Traders' Ridge Dive Shop/ Traders' Ridge Resort Full report   Yap   After diving in late November in Palau, I decided to go diving for a week to Yap. It was actually surprisingly a very good decisio... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
1/2009   Stanley Zuk
1000+ Dives
 
Traders' Ridge Resort Full report   Yap   We had just spent 8 days in Palau and were now heading for the second part of our Pacific Island adventure. Our group of 8 experie... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
7/2007   Chip Kamin
100+ Dives
 
Traders’ Ridge Resort Full report   Yap   Long flights: From San Francisco to Honolulu, to Guam to Yap with long layovers at each stop took its toll on us. Flights were g... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
3/2011   Robert Barada
500+ Dives
 
Treelodge & Nautilus Full report   Kosrae   I live here and dive every week. I rarely see anything in print about diving on the north side of the island. North side diving ... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
12/2007   Cindy Haro
250+ Dives
 
Tropic Dancer Full report LiveAboard     The Tropic Dance is all about service - on shore, on board, in the water. The staff was really outstanding, friendly, professional... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
11/2012   Gary D Simms
100+ Dives
 
Truk Aggressor Full report LiveAboard Truk   Truk Lagoon is wonderful! This is some of the most interesting diving I have experienced in the 30 plus years that I have been inv... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
5/2004   Greg Regnier
250+ Dives
 
Truk Aggressor II Full report LiveAboard Truk Lagoon   Our third trip on this boat, and sadly the last, as it is heading to Sulawesi. The crew (which is going with the boat) is great. V... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
7/2005   Richard Nelson
250+ Dives
 
Truk Aggressor II Full report   Truk   Truk Aggressor (April 14- 21, 2002): This was the absolute best overall liveaboard experience I have ever had. Capt. Tom Kleefeld... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
4/2002   Dennis Johnson
250+ Dives
 
Truk Agressor II Full report LiveAboard     What fun! We would have done this years ago if we knew how much fun a live aboard could be. Captain Niall, first mate Tom, and ... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
3/2003   John and Sandra Quick
250+ Dives
 
Truk Blue Lagoon Resort Full report       "Blue Lagoon Resort August 2017"
Traveling from Palau to Truk requires a stop in Guam and is an all- night endeavor. We had a three hour layover in Guam and arrived... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
11/2017   Ellen Marie Smith
500+ Dives
 
Truk Blue Lagoon Resort Full report   Truk Lagoon   "A once in a lifetime experience. "
Seeing the coral growing on the wrecks is amazing and worth the trip but the viz is not good, lots of sediment in the water and su... Full report  
4 stars
1 stars  
11/2017   Ruth Lindner
500+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Truk Blue Lagoon Resort Full report   Truk Lagoon   "Great single tank wreck diving in Truk"
There's no easy way to get to Truk! We came from the UK via Dubai, Manila and Guam. There are only 4 flights a week from Guam so y... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
10/2016   Graham McGregor
500+ Dives
Photos available 
Truk Blue Lagoon Resort Full report   Chuuk, FSM   In general terms I had no surprises. Wrecks were fantastic, dive staff nice, flexible and attentive to your requests. The last day... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
10/2013   Fabio Conti
1000+ Dives
 
Truk Lagoon Diving/ Truk Stop Hotel Full report   Truk Lagoon   "Truk Lagoon"
Weather was sunny, but towards the end of our stay, we had periods of rain showers and choppy seas. Hotel was nice and clean. Foo... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
6/2017   Ron Carlisle
1000+ Dives
2Helpful vote(s) received
Truk Odyssey Full report   Chuuk Lagoon   Chuuk Lagoon Truk Odyssey Oct. 19- 26, 2008 A trip to the famous Truk Lagoon for the best wreck diving in the world is every d... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
10/2008   Bill and Cindy Barrow
250+ Dives
 
Truk Odyssey Full report LiveAboard Truk   Our twelve divers were from Tortuga Bay out of Greeley, CO. We arrived in Chuuk at 9: 00 PM from Denver via connections through LA... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
7/2008   Todd Allen
100+ Dives
 
Truk Odyssey Full report LiveAboard Truk   This was our dive shop's (Wateree Dive Center, Columbia, SC) second trip on the Odyssey and my third trip to Truk. The Odyss... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
4/2007   Tripp Jones MD
500+ Dives
 
Truk Odyssey Full report   Chuuk   Our fifth trip to Truk Lagoon, or Chuuk, was the best ever! Not only did we have a great bunch of divers, the crew was excellent. ... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
1/2007   Jeanne & Bill Downey
1000+ Dives
 
Truk Odyssey Full report LiveAboard Truk Lagoon   Let me begin with the ugly: the flight from Little Rock to Weno. We arose at 0330 in a desperate bid to get our luggage onto the ... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
2/2006   Chrisanda Button/Rickie Sterne
250+ Dives
 
Truk Odyssey Full report LiveAboard Truk   The Truk Odyssey deserves its awards as the top liveaboard anywhere. We have dived dozens of liveaboards, and the Odyssey has the... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
3/2005   Ann McGrath
500+ Dives
 
Truk Odyssey Full report LiveAboard     This was our third trip to see the wrecks of Truk Lagoon, our first trip on the Truk Odyssey, now our liveaboard of choice. The si... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
1/2004   Jeanne & Bill Downey
1000+ Dives
 
Truk Odyssey Full report LiveAboard     I would try to avoid Los Angeles on the way over or back. I fly frequently, but LA is by far the worst airport to fly through. L... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
6/2003   Terry Gee
1000+ Dives
 
Truk Siren Full report LiveAboard Truk   "Surprisingly interesting and good diving. "
I made this trip because I was also visiting Palau, I am a history buff, retired military, and though I am not a wreck enthusiast ... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
3/2015   elizabeth idell
500+ Dives
 
Truk Stop Full report   Truk Lagoon   Chuuk – Truk Lagoon is the place to go for World Class wreck diving especially if you are a history or WWII fan. Every dive is on... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
11/2013   Robert S Kuhn
250+ Dives
 
Truk Stop/ Truk Stop Hotel Full report   Truk   This is a basic operation. Friendly, courteous, helpful and open to divers who want doubles and nitrox. I recommend them over thei... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
7/2007   James Knieling
500+ Dives
 
TRUK- ODYSSEY Full report LiveAboard     THE DIVE OPERATION RUNS LIKE A CLOCK. . THERE ARE NO BELLS RINGING. LIKE OTHER LIVEABOARDS YOU GET UP WHEN YOU WANT AND DIVE WHEN YO... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
6/2007   ROBERT LEVINE
1000+ Dives
 
Ulithi Adventure Resort Full report   Ulithi   Ulithi is pristine diving. The operation is very new but everyone is eager to learn. We pointed many critters out to the divema... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
2/2002   Nikki Mahan
500+ Dives
 
Village Scuba/ The Village Full report   Pohnpei   Pohnpei was an optional add- on to our Chuuk trip, and our first time there. We stayed at The Village, an eco- tourism lodge set on... Full report  
3 stars
2 stars  
2/2007   Jeanne & Bill Downey
1000+ Dives
 
Yap - Manta Ray Bay Hotel/ Same Full report   Yap and Palau   Like many went there for the mantas and was not disappointed. During three days of diving (about the right length of time for Yap... Full report  
2 stars
3 stars  
3/2005   Dale Thompson
500+ Dives
 
Yap Divers/ Manta Ray Bay Dive Resort   Yap   "Mantas, Mantas and more Mantas, sharks too."
Manta Ray Bay Dive Resort I have stayed at this resort several times and have never been disappointed. Bill Acker has built a bea... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
9/2023   Bonnie McKenna
1000+ Dives
 
Yap Divers/ https://www.mantaray.com Full report   YAP   "Pristine Coral, Mantas, Sharks, Great People"
Great dive trip to Yap. My husband and I stayed at the Manta Ray Bay Resort for 10 days. We had a 3rd floor, clean, bright room, ... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
4/2019   GAIL MORRIS
250+ Dives
Photos available
3Helpful vote(s) received
Yap Divers/ Manta Ray Bay Resort Full report   Yap   This resort is one of the best resorts we have visited as far as efficiency goes. The rooms are very large and decorated with beau... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
2/2012   Ann Donahue
500+ Dives
 
Yap Divers/ O'Keefe's Waterfront Inn Full report       On Yap we dove with Yap Divers, located at the Manta Ray Bay Resort. The dive boats are a little cramped - dressed cylinders are l... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
9/2009   Vicky Smith
100+ Dives
 
Yap Divers/ Manta Ray Bay Hotel Full report   Yap   Wonderful 4 days of diving. We went for the manta rays and weren't disappointed. Saw two manta rays with wing spans of 8' and 14... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
4/2009   David Dornbusch
250+ Dives
 
Yap Divers/ Manata Ray Bay Hotel Full report   Yap   Yap is bypassed by most divers on their way to Palau. This is a mistake especially if you are flying through Guam as your plane m... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
12/2008   Brent Woods
250+ Dives
 
Yap Divers/ Manta Ray Bay Full report   Yap   Spent 3 diving days (7 dives) on Yap as part of a 2 week trip to Yap/ Truk. 3 dives were to observe the manta rays; 60' sitting in ... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
6/2008   Watt Hinson
500+ Dives
 
Yap Divers/ Manta Ray Bay Resort Full report   Yap   We traveled to Yap to take the Manta Ray Awareness course with author Bill Acker. Spending time with this Texan was an absolute d... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
2/2008   Janet Hays
500+ Dives
 
Yap Divers/ Manta Ray Bay Hotel Full report   Yap   Like everyone else at Manta Ray Bay, save one jolly group of Aussies who were staying the week, we were in transit to Palau. We qu... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
2/2006   Chrisanda Button/Rickie Sterne
250+ Dives
 
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