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Dive Review of Palau Dive Adventures/Palau Royal Resort in

Palau Dive Adventures/Palau Royal Resort: "Palau Landbased", Apr, 2018,

by David Van Ryn, IN, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 9 reports with 9 Helpful votes). Report 10197 has 3 Helpful votes.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments We dove here as a small group of 6. Reservations were easy using email. Of note the 13 hour time change caused delays in responses. Once here the local crew arranged transportation and hotel. They also helped us with dinner reservations. Palau Royal Hotel very nice and convenient. On a dock for easy boat pickups. Food good, our booking included breakfast. Rooms nicely sized and well appointed. About 95% Asian clientele. Nice pool.
Diving was excellent. Small boat. Made for 7 passengers. Open with canvas canopy. With driver and 1-2 divemasters it was very cramped. Nitrox fills varied between 31-33. Water and emergency equipment on board. Hot tea/coffee after first dive. Lunch on boat (bento boxes). Boat rides consistently 1 hour. Diving was very good. Back rolls off gunwale. Dove as a group. Many choices for sites. Great service. They stored gear overnight. Lots of help with entry/exit. Sites appeared in good shape. Lots of critters. Our second dive at Blue Corner was one of the best dives of my life.
One caution - do not bother with night dive. Their access to the reef is limited. We dove a wreck and it was terrible.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving ]Multiple Caribbean destinations, some Pacific
Closest Airport ROR Getting There Direct flight on Delta via Tokyo. Soon only United.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas calm, choppy, currents, no currents
Water Temp 84-°F / 29-°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30-100 Ft/ 9-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Dove as a small group. All Nitrox. Guided dives. No solo diving.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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