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Dive Review of Peleliu Divers/Dolphin Bay Resort in
Micronesia/peleliu

Peleliu Divers/Dolphin Bay Resort: "Peleliu Divers", Mar, 2015,

by David & Susan Scott, FL, US (Reviewer Reviewer 6 reports with 8 Helpful votes). Report 8577.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 3 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Old fart dive report, sixty something divers for 37 years. Our sixth trip back, all with the same operator. First visit in 1997 as "Storyboard Resort" and Peleliu Divers. Now a new location called Dolphin Bay Resort. Excellent value, fairly good food. Clean comfortable cabins. In our top 3 "world scale" dive locations.

We have witnessed the decline of the reef and aquatic life everywhere and unfortunately Peleliu is no exception. Pleased to report the shark population is showing signs of coming back from oblivion. Lots of sharks, mostly gray and blacktip, but pint sized compared to the schools of 8 footers once seen. Still some nice sized ones around peleliu cut with some very large silver tips seen. Yellow wall is no longer after a typhoon in 2012. Whale shark seen a few years back but no such luck this time. The reef is still breathtaking but reduced from prior years, bleaching and storm die back very evident. the massive schools of chevron barracudas might be one of the best treats these days. The area is being trampled by snorkelers but fortunately they can only destroy a limited amount of coral.

Still far better than any of the declining reefs of the Caribbean. We like Peleliu as the diving is close by and the WW2 history rich. We recommend You see both, above and below the water before they disappear. Oh and if you are over say 50, better fly business class, that "new" delta direct connection is nice but a killer from the east coast of the US : )
cheers
the old farts

Websites Peleliu Divers   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving most of the Caribbean, a good portion of the central and western pacific
Closest Airport koror Getting There atl-nrt-ror, a ball busting 25 hrs to Koror, then a boat ride to Peleliu the next day.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy, surge, currents
Water Temp 81-83°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 80-200 Ft/ 24-61 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions safe operation with reasonable limits
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 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 3 stars Shore Facilities 3 stars
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