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Dive Review of Fish 'n Fins/Rose Garden Resort in
Micronesia/Palau

Fish 'n Fins/Rose Garden Resort: "Stunning biodiversity, pristine reefs, many large pelagics and turtles", Aug, 2018,

by Marshall Kirk McKusick, CA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 10382 has 1 Helpful vote.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Grand Cayman, Belize, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Curacao, Hawaii, California
Closest Airport Koror International Airport (ROR) Getting There From the continental USA, all flights to Palau go through Guam. You can get to Guam either via Honolulu, or Tokyo Narita

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy, dry Seas calm, choppy, surge, currents, no currents
Water Temp 84 to 86 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 45 to 120 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions On drift dives, especially with the strong currents that can be found in Palau, very sensibly all divers have to stick together. Depth limits are not strictly enforced for experienced divers, and you may dive your own profile.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments A separate camera rinse tub is provided on the dock, but there are no provisions at all on the boats for cameras. We took to ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments We chose to dive Palau due to its rave reviews on Undercurrent, and were not disappointed. We had a truly magical 8 days of diving with Fish N' Fins. We booked a package with them in advance, including 2 dives per day, accommodation at the Palau-owned Rose Garden Resort (with fully-cooked breakfast), airport transfers, dive shop transfers each morning and evening, and packed lunches on the boat. NITROX certified divers can get NITROX for no extra cost. The total cost of the 10-day package was $3,500 for two. If there were enough divers who wanted to do a third dive (which occurred on 6 of 8 dive days) this is added for $65 per person extra. With the extra dives, a land tour, and all our dinners came to $5,500 for the two of us.
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Fish Ní Fins: One of the larger tourist operations on the island, and also run land tours, liveaboards, and even skydiving. Do not let the size of the operation put you off. Even on the largest dive boats, our dive group was ty ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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