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Dive Review of Sam's Tours/Palau Royal Resort in
Micronesia/Palau

Sam's Tours/Palau Royal Resort, Jul, 2013,

by VickiSingley, TX, US (Reviewer Reviewer 6 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 7344 has 1 Helpful vote.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 5 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments We went to Palau for a Kids Sea Camp to get my grandchildren started on diving. This was the trip of a lifetime. Other than the very long flights, I can't think of anything to complain about. The resort was beautiful, and the employees were lovely. Kids Sea Camp was excellent, and the staff was extremely helpful. Sam's Dive Tours is the best dive operation that I have ever encountered. Not only was their handling of the diving absolutely outstanding, they also handled many other services for everyone -- babysitters, birthday cakes, helicopter rides, group meals at their dive shop, etc., etc. Mark, who is the general manager, is terrific. We lucked out and only got one rain shower while diving. Most of the days were either sunny or partly cloudy. My 3 grandkids who participated in Kids Sea Camp really loved it, and we will definitely be doing another one. The diving in Palau is just outstanding -- the best I have ever done. We had 9 people from my family on this trip, and every single one of us raved about the trip.
Websites Sam's Tours   Palau Royal Resort

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Palau, Papua New Guinea, Thailand, Fiji, Honduras, Belize, Bonaire, Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, Cozumel, Flower Gardens
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather rainy Seas calm
Water Temp 80-85°F / 27-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50-100 Ft/ 15-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Depth limits were enforced, but time limits were more flexible. All of the employees of Sam's Tours were accommodating and helpful.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
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 N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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