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Dive Review of FishNFins in

FishNFins, Jan, 2007,

by Michael N. Hofman, CA, USA (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 20 reports with 11 Helpful votes). Report 3271.

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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 3 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments This trip was our fifth time to Palau and our fifth trip with FishNFins. While the ride out to the dive sites is generally about 50 minutes, it's such a beatiful trip that we don't mind it. Great diving and snorkeling (my wife is an ocean snorkeler) and of course a great location to see sharks, mantas, turtles, dophins, jacks, morays as well as many small things too. It's likely that next time we'll do FishNFins live aboard, because with new people comoing on to the dive boat every couple of days we went to blue corner about 5 times (which was fine -- it's great to get sharks, sharks, sharks). One of the nice things about going back to this location so many times is that I relocated a nice big frog fish, many morays and other items that most people don't have the time to look at with all the sharks around. Yoko and Allain were great dive masters -- we had an "unbelievable" time.
While there are now more high end hotels available, we continued to stay at the West Plaza Desketel(sp), which is a no frills hotel above a grocery store about a 5 minute walk from everything. No pool, no room service but very convenient. We also flew through Manila on Continental Micronesia, which may be a good alternative rather than the Guam-Honolulu trip...FNF arranged our fare on the Manila - Koror legs for a good price, making the trip about $500 less than the itinerary would be through Guam....

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Palau, Caribbean, Thailand, PNG, Bali, Hawaii, other Indonesia, etc.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy, currents
Water Temp 79-81°F / 26-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 50-100 Ft/ 15-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions usually about 1 hour
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 5 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 3 stars
UW Photo Comments wash locations for dive equipment and on staff professional to assist with problems and training.
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