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Dive Review of Sams Tours/Palau Pacific Resort in
Micronesia

Sams Tours/Palau Pacific Resort, Jul, 2003,

by J Traylor, TX, USA . Report 650.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 0-25 dives
Where else diving I snorkeled off of the dive boat and my husband dove --St. Thomas, St. John, Tortola, Virgin Gorda
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather rainy Seas calm
Water Temp 82 to 85 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 60 to 125 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions If you were not an experienced diver you neede to stay within sight of the dive master or guide
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 5 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments Great photography shop on the premises and fresh water igloos on the boats for the camera equiptment. They bend over backwards to help with any photography needs

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments The trip was beyond belief. This was my first dive trip. I was certified for 1 week before I went and my husband was an experienced diver. The diving was superb for both novice and experienced. We hired a private dive guide who stayed with us for the entire 10 days we were there and showed us the most remarkable marine life imaginable. It rained most every day but the water was very calm with the exception of one day. Sams Tours is the most effecient place I have ever seen. Friendly, helpful, and very reliable fleet of boats and guides. They took us to the best sites depending upon the currents and visibility each dive and the lunches they provided were exceptional. By the time we left Palau, we had 18 memorable dives in Palau for our dive log and made many new friends at Sams. Palau is a definite YES when it comes to diving for any level and remarkable underwater experiences. The Palau Pacific Resort is a wonderful resort. They wait on you hand and foot and the food was supurb! We will be a repeat guest!
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