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Manta Ray Bay Full report       This was my 3rd visit to Manta Ray Bay Hotel (MRBH). After catching the usual late night flight from Guam, we were greeted by a ch... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
6/2013   Michael J. Millet
1000+ Dives
 
Manta Ray Bay Full report       It is a great resort with beautiful rooms and a nice swimming pool. Staff are very friendly and willing to help at all times. Look... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
3/2013   Robert and Laura Mosqueda
500+ 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
 
Fish 'n Fins Ocean Hunter III Full report LiveAboard     I had just returned for my sixth trip to Palau, once at Palau Pacific Resort, once with Peter Hughes and four times with Fish & Fi... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
9/2012   Brett Rosenhaus
500+ Dives
 
Odyssey Adventures Full report LiveAboard     If you like wreck diving, go to Truk on the Odyssey, and then you'll love wreck diving! The boat, crew, and diving are fantastic!!... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
8/2012   Lee Fenner
250+ Dives
 
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Palau Aggressor II Full report LiveAboard     Aggressor is a great experience and the entire group this July week had a good time. Food was ample and delicious, free unlimited ... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
7/2012   Eric Schindler
500+ Dives
 
Peter Hughes Diving Full report LiveAboard     In a word: WONDERFUL! The staff, the boat, the diving- all really exquisite and it's easy to see why this is one of the world's p... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
7/2012   James Ferman
500+ Dives
 
Ocean Hunter Palau/ Landmark Marina Hotel Full report       My college daughter and I spent a week aboard the Ocean Hunter. We flew one stop from Minneapolis to Palau with a 2 hour layover ... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
3/2012   Michael Emerson
250+ Dives
 
Fish 'n Fins/ Sea Passion Full report       Would have preferred visiting other dive sites rather than revisiting the more popular sites. ... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
3/2012   Michael W Igoe
250+ Dives
 
Fish 'n Fins Ocean Hunter III Full report LiveAboard     My overall trip was poorly planned and I ended up choosing Fish n Fins based mainly on my arrival time and the draw of a small gro... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
1/2012   Michael R Hess
100+ Dives
 
Kosrae Nautilus Resort Full report       Fifth time traveling the very long distance from NYC to Kosrae Nautilus Resort but worth every penny. From the time you arri... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
7/2011   Chuck
1000+ Dives
 
Sam's Tours/ Palau Royal Resort Full report       Sam's staff are attentive to all your needs. Excellent customer service by everyone at Sam's Palau Royal Resort is top notch. The... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
9/2010   Robert P Zimmerman
500+ Dives
 
Ocean Hunter Palau/ Ocean Hunter III Full report LiveAboard     Ocean Hunter III, March 2010, Delores Hammer (kscvalprop@charter. net) Newton, NC, Experience: over 500 dives. Vis. : 30- 80 feet. ... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
3/2010   Delores Hammer
500+ Dives
 
Fish 'n Fins Ocean Hunter III Full report LiveAboard     Flying back to Palau fills us all with great anticipation of superlative diving. Big animals, pristine reef, sun filled days and t... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
1/2010   Max Weinmann
500+ Dives
 
Neco Marine/ Cliffside Full report       I have been diving for 18 years, and had always heard that Palau is fantastic. And, it was! Fish *everywhere* I looked - up, down, ... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
9/2009   Vicky Smith
100+ 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
 
Manta Ray Bay Divers Full report       ... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
4/2009   George Landgrabe
1000+ Dives
 
Fish and Fins/ Ocean Hunter III Full report       Really was not a lot of negative comments to be made. Boat was very comfortable, with lots of room for sleeping, eating and loung... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
4/2009   George Landgrabe
1000+ Dives
 
Fish n Fins, Ocean Hunter III/ Palau Pacific Resort Full report LiveAboard     I just returned from 3 weeks away in Palau which I must admit was the trip of a lifetime thanks to the Fish n Fins team . Divi... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
11/2008   Max Weinmann
500+ Dives
 
Eco Explorer Full report LiveAboard     The weather in Palau in May was horrible so my experience on the trip was impacted by that. If the diving is great, I will have a ... Full report  
2 stars
3 stars  
5/2008   Ralph Baker
250+ Dives
 
Manta Diver/ Manta Ray Bay Full report       Manta Ray Bay (MRB) for a week prior to a live aboard on Palau. Having the week on Yap first made the pace good and I was able to... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
4/2008   Paul S. Jacobsen
500+ Dives
 
Palau Aggressor II Full report LiveAboard     While more expensive than other Palau live aboards I'm glad I went on the Palau Aggressor II (PA2). It's a well run boat, great f... Full report  
4 stars
1 stars  
4/2008   Paul Jacobsen
500+ Dives
 
Aggressor Palau Full report       Aggressor Palau is a professional operation, great crew, food, nice cabins. Diving was from a 30 ft boat hoisted up onto the back ... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
1/2008   Raymond Rowe
100+ Dives
 
Manta Ray Bay Divers/ Manta Ray Bay Full report       We got what we expected. Manta and more Mantas. We were there in mating season and saw 30 or so mantas an most dives in Miil chann... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
1/2008   Raymond Rowe
100+ Dives
 
Ocean Explorer II Full report LiveAboard     Place the Ocean Hunter II on the top of your list for liveaboards! Just got off October 2007! Our pre- arranged transfer took u... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
10/2007   Larry & Judy Walters
250+ Dives
 
Sam's Tours Full report       Sam's Tours is an excellent operator. They have excellent fast and covered boats. The dive crew catered to their American clients. ... Full report  
4 stars
5 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
 
Bikini Atoll Divers Full report       This is wreck diving at it's finest but only for experienced divers. Depth on most dives is 180 ft for 30 minutes with EAN 75 DEC... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
4/2007   David Bader
1000+ 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
Sams Tours/ Lhens Motel Full report       Russelle Carig of Sams Tours assisted me in putting together a dive stay package. She works with all of the hotel operations and ... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
2/2007   Steve Belmont
500+ Dives
 
Blue Lagoon Resort Full report       I dove Truk Lagoon after spending a pheonomal 2 weeks diving Palau. The difference in locations was extreme. The friendly clean en... Full report  
3 stars
1 stars  
2/2007   Steve
500+ Dives
 
Palau Aggressor II Full report LiveAboard     The best diving on the best live- aboard I've been on. Always exciting diving and very friendly (Capital F) boat crew. The o... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
1/2007   Mike Traylor
250+ Dives
 
Palau Aggressor Full report       I live in Hawaii so my trip was okay, however, the group I was joining from Connecticut had a very long and tiresome trip from the... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
11/2006   Tom Dwyer
1000+ Dives
 
Fish'N'Fins/ Palau Pan Pacific Resort Full report       Fish'N'Fins dive operation is a very good. Well organized and easy to arrange dives via e- mail. The boats are fast which helps t... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
10/2006   Steve Dussault
500+ Dives
 
Bikini Atoll Divers Full report       Bikini Atoll – Bikini Atoll Divers - Oct 2006 Expensive, but worth it!! Bikini itself is only 586 acres. One plane a week ar... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
10/2006   Patrick Wikstrom
500+ Dives
 
Ocean Hunter I Full report LiveAboard     we wish the weather had been better we were told by locals that weather is usually good in August but there were typhoons b... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
8/2006   Mike Plante
500+ Dives
 
Palau Aggressor Full report LiveAboard     The Palau Aggressor was great. Very high quality food and a good variety and choices from breakfast to midnight snack. The bar had... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
6/2006   Terry R. Garland
250+ Dives
 
Palau Agressor/ Palau Pacific Resort Full report LiveAboard     THE BAD: The Palau Pacific resort was over priced and under serviced. They lost our reservations and then moved us to smoking tw... Full report  
4 stars
1 stars  
4/2006   Mark Meredith
250+ 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
Sam's Tours/ Palau Pacific Resort Full report       There are a lot of fish and critters in Palau, and Sam's Tours made sure we saw many of them. DM's Daniel and Jim treated us as ... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
2/2006   Chrisanda Button/Rickie Sterne
250+ Dives
 
Ocean Hunter/ Fish'n Fins Full report LiveAboard     My wife and I and two other couples that are our close friends were able to book the Ocean Hunter for one week. I have to say this... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
2/2006   Tom Hawkins
100+ Dives
 
Sam's, Neco/ Cliffside Inn Full report       UNDERCURRENT COMMENTS (Note: This is the first part of four entries covering a five week trip to Micronesia in July of 2006) P... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
8/2005   NEAL LANGERMAN
1000+ Dives
 
Odyssey Full report LiveAboard     The boat was run on a level of orgainization that was outstanding. We had excellent dive briefings that included where to go, wha... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
7/2005   Mark Berger
500+ Dives
 
Fish n Fins (FNF) Full report       This was a cattle boat operation from the get go. On our first dive we had a full boat of advanced experienced divers, three of w... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
7/2005   Mark Berger
500+ Dives
 
Sam's Tours and Werner Lau/ Palau Pacific and Trader's Ridge Full report       We spent 8 days in Palau, 5 diving and 2 kayaking with Sam's Tours. Blue Corner and New Drop Off were some of the best dives my hu... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
6/2005   Pamela Turner
250+ Dives
 
Ocean Hunter Full report LiveAboard     Do 10 Days! We used 180k Delta FF miles to go from DCA- JFK- NRT (w/ 3day stopoff)- GUM- ROR. We spent a night at the Carolines reso... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
3/2005   Lisa Vignerot
<100 Dives
 
Odyssey Full report LiveAboard     ... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
12/2004   Hardy Sieck
1000+ Dives
 
Ocean Hunter I Full report LiveAboard     We hit bad weather and couldn't get to many dive sites and visibility was affected. Runs to the dive sites we could get to were l... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
8/2004   Bob & Doris Schaffer
1000+ Dives
 
Yap Divers/ Traders Ridge Full report       We were afraid that with the typhoon in April that the diving would not be up to the standards we were anticipating. The diving w... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
6/2004   Joan Traylor
<100 Dives
 
Sams Tours/ Palau Pacific Resort Full report       This was our second trip to Palau in 12 months and again for a diver, this is a wonderful place. The staff at Sams in one in a mi... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
6/2004   Joan Traylor
<100 Dives
 
Manta Ray Bay and Palau Pacific Resort Full report       Saw many mantas on our three dive days with Yap Divers. Water was very murky in the channel so photography not great. Life in the... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
3/2004   anne warburton
100+ Dives
 
Sleeping Lady Divers/ Kosrae Village Edolodge Full report       Most people fly from Truk Lagoon to Hawaii via Guam; we experienced the island- hopping route—Pohnpei, Kosrae, Kwajalein, and Majur... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
2/2004   Jeanne & Bill Downey
1000+ 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
 
Sams Tours/ Palau Pacific Resort Full report       The trip was beyond belief. This was my first dive trip. I was certified for 1 week before I went and my husband was an experien... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
7/2003   J Traylor
<100 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
 
Peter Hughes Full report LiveAboard     This was the best live aboard trip we have been on so far. The reefs were just great. I think what made the trip was the boat crew a... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
3/2003   Russ
100+ 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
 
Palau Aggressor II Full report LiveAboard     We chartered the entire boat for our dive group of 16 from our friend's dive shop in Pennsylvania, all experienced divers. The Ag... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
2/2003   JoAnne & Michael Amoroso
100+ Dives
 
Sam's Tours/ [same]Palau Royal Resort   [N/A]Palau   "Why did we wait to return to Palau for 12 years?"
We had not been back to Palau for 12 years because of covid and diving other locations (Maldives, Raja Amat, Belize and Waka... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
3/2024   Camilla J Goble
500+ Dives
 
Blue Lagoon Full report   [N/A]Truk   The resort is aging but kept well. They are always working on the upkeep. You don't go to Truk for the ambience, you go to dive so... Full report  
4 stars
1 stars  
7/2006   D Dempsey
1000+ Dives
 
Beyond the Reef/ [same] ESA Hotel Full report   [N/A]Yap   EXCELLANT SMALL very personal operation, good local Divemasters with lots of local info, each boat had captain and DM, one t... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
2/2005   embry rucker
250+ Dives
 
Aggressor Full report LiveAboard [NPalauA]   nitrox was down from most recent refit. Otherwisw a very friendly crew on a good boat They were very attentive to our needs ... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
1/2003   D.Demming
500+ Dives
 
Black Pearl LiveAboard [Palau   "The Best of the best in Palau"
Sometimes reality is too good to be true, such was our experience on our early October voyage on the Black Pearl in Palau. A mag... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
10/2022   Larry S. Klumb
1000+ Dives
Photos available
3Helpful vote(s) received
Aggressor Fleet Full report LiveAboard [Palau   "Outstanding diving in Palau"
I picked the May timeframe after considerable deliberation and discussions with my travel agent, John at US Dive Travel. In the e... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
5/2016   Tim Barden
250+ Dives
 
Sam's Tours/ Eclipse Liveaboard Full report   [Palau   "Best diving in Palau"
Eclipse is a sailboat run by John and Charlie (his Chinese wife). It is a small, non- air- conditioned sailboat with a small motor. ... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
2/2014   Michael J. Miller
1000+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Palau Aggressor II Full report LiveAboard [Palau   Our third trip aboard the Palau Aggressor II in the last four years. Capt Mike and his crew easily set the example for liveaboard... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
11/2006   Bill Shepherd
1000+ Dives
 
Odyssey Adventures Full report LiveAboard [Truk(Chuuk)   I’ve been to Micronesia in the past and always found the diving to be excellent. I’m a once- a- year recreational scuba diver. I wa... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
4/2012   Edward Leibowitz
250+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Manta Ray Bay Full report   [Yap   Manta Ray Bay is a beautiful modern resort. It has an infinity pool. The owner is very hands on, and, is obviously interested in succe... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
7/2010   Andy Kenley
1000+ Dives
 
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