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Dive Review of Sam's Tours/Sea Passion Hotel in
Micronesia

Sam's Tours/Sea Passion Hotel, Oct, 2013,

by Deborah Fulton, WV, US ( 1 report). Report 7291.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Caribbean, Indonesia, GBR
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy, surge
Water Temp 82 to 85 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50 to 120 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions 100 foot, 60 minutes on first dive. Most dives were executed as a loose group following the guide. Two guides per group.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None 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 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Our group stayed at the Sea Passion Hotel and dove with Sam's Tours. Let's start with the hotel.
The Sea Passion rooms were not photographer friendly. My room had poor natural lighting and there w ... 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 3 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling 2 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
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Comments The boat ride to the dive sites was an hour long. If I were to go back, I'd book a live aboard. The boats were 30' with zippy twin props but no frills. I was happy to have the shade of the roof. No drinking water, no snacks, no showers provided on board.
We were picked up by the dive boats at the hotel dock at 8am. Since the ride was so long, we typically did 2 dives, ate picnic lunch on a nearby beach, then did our third dive before heading back. Several islands have picnic sites equipped with picnic tables and outhouses.
I enjoyed diving Palau for it's lovely walls, diversity of tropicals, and shark-viewing dives. Very few nudibranchs and invertebrates, so most pics were ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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