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Dive Review of Palau Dive Adventures/Palau Pacific Resort in

Palau Dive Adventures/Palau Pacific Resort: "Amazing trip, best on Palau", Aug, 2016,

by Andrew Miller, NY, US ( 1 report). Report 9034.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments We dove with Palau Dive Adventures in August 2016 and highly recommend it from the beginning to end. It was an easy booking process (they are one of the few shops with someone in the US who has access to email and phone...internet in Palau can be an issue). They picked us up and dropped us at airport on departure. On time, great van, and very hospitable.

Dive boat is new and first class. Backroll entry only, which we hadn't done much before but quickly found preferable. We saw Sam's boats and ours was hand's down that much nicer. Dive guides and whole team were great. Kind, funny, and went out of their way to take us to special parts of Rock Island. PDA prefers for you to book the entire week, which is great because you get the same team every day and they know what sites you've done each day. If you dive with one of the larger operators, you'll be with new guides every day.

Lunch was best we've had on any trip and you had many choices, even if you are a picky eater. They ordered from a local Korean restaurant that was great, even if that type of food isn't your thing.

The locations they picked were picture perfect. Like everything else, equipment was first class. And, most importantly, dives were amazing. We hit every hot spots and more - Blue Corner, Blue Hole, Ulong Channel, German Channel, the Chuyo shipwreck, Chandelier Cave, Turtle Cove, etc.... Team was full service setting up our equipment, helping defog masks, helping with reef hooks, etc. We didn't have to touch our equipment the entire week.

Whether you were a beginner or expert, these guys are your guys. As an added bonus, they had all sorts of concierge services including restaurant recommendations and booking massage appointments. No question, choose Palau Dive Adventures!
Websites Palau Dive Adventures   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving Maldives, Aqba, Zanzibar, Grand Cayman, Roatan, St. Lucia, Cozumel, Cancun, Barbados, Greece, Jamaica
Closest Airport ROR Getting There One stop from the U.S. through Seoul or Tokyo

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas
Water Temp -°F / -°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 50-100 Ft/ 15-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions They weren't strict, other than keeping within nitrox / no deco limits
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments There wasn't a fresh water bucket on the boat the first day, but after I requested one they were happy to add it. There were multiple divers with cameras every dive, and they were very careful handing the cameras in and out of the water. The boat had plenty of room to store cameras safely.
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