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Dive Review of Palau Siren/Palau Pacific Resort in
Micronesia/Palau

Palau Siren/Palau Pacific Resort: "A Really Nice Trip", Jan, 2015,

by Gary & Robin Schiendelman, PA, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 10 reports with 4 Helpful votes). Report 8122 has 1 Helpful vote.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Cocos, Galapagos, Indonesia, PNG, Solomon Islands, Maldives, Red Sea, Socorro Islands, Honduras, Various Caribbean Locations, Florida, New Jersey
Closest Airport Koror Getting There United to Honolulu to Guam to Koror
Only food for sale. $70 for second bag. 5 of the 6 flights had no entertainment.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 81 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility to Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Stay with DM. 60 minutes on most dives (although the DM ended sooner). Our group was good on air so not sure how they handled other groups staying together if someone ran low on air.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 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 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Good facilities on the main boat. 2 fairly small rinse buckets on the tenders. ... 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 3 stars
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Comments We wanted to arrive early in case of missed connections or lost bags so we stayed at the Palau Pacific Resort for 5 days before boarding the boat. It is a fairly expensive resort but well worth it. Beautiful grounds, nice rooms, a great beach with terrific snorkeling out front. See our full review of this hotel on TripAdvisor. A taxi or shuttle is needed to get to town but with a beach bar and two restaurants on site, we didn't leave the premises except to take a scenic plane ride. If you have the time in Palau, this is something you really need to do! There are a couple of companies that provide this service. We used PMA (Pacific Mission Aviation). They provide low cost or free services to the people of Palau for emergency medical evacuation, search and rescue etc. They use the income from the sightseeing flights to help offset the cost of operations. You really get a different perspective when seeing this beautiful place from the air. They fly over the Rock Islands and all of ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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