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

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

by VickiSingley, TX, US (Reviewer Reviewer 6 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 7064.

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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 4 stars
Snorkeling 5 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments This was a trip with Kids Sea Camp, run by Margo Peyton. They use Sam's Tours as their dive operation, and we stayed at the Palau Royal Resort. Everything about this trip was spectacular. The diving is mind-blowing, and Sam's Tours is the best dive operation I have ever encountered. They took care of many activities in addition to the diving -- babysitting, birthday cakes, some dinners, and arranging a helicopter tour for us. They do exactly what they say they will do, when they say they will do it. And everybody involved with Sam's Tours is extremely friendly, accommodating, and professional. They helped us out in many, many ways. The Palau Royal Resort is a beautiful resort, and our accommodations were lovely. The employees of the resort were very gracious. All 3 of my grandkids who attended the Kids Sea Camp absolutely loved it. They had the time of their lives, and the oldest one (9 years old) got to dive with us on the family dive. It was such a thrill to have 3 generations of divers underwater together. Margo Peyton does a fabulous job of running the Kids Sea Camp and coordinating all the various aspects with the resort and the dive operation. She is super helpful and knowledgeable, and my family cannot wait to do another Kids Sea Camp. MAJOR thumbs up, all the way around.
Websites Sam's Tours   Palau Royal Resort

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Cozumel, Little Cayman, Grand Cayman, Belize, Roatan, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Thailand, Bonaire
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

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

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Time and depth were regulated but you could also do your own thing.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

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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