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Perfect Diving Experience!

Had some really amazing diving experiences with Palau Dive Adventures. Really social and friendly... read more

Reviewed July 4, 2020
sigvert
Five day diving package

Extremely good experience. We were here at the end of 2018 for a five day dive package... read more

Reviewed July 4, 2020
768gerbenv
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Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

This team is both super professional with an emphasis on your safety and enjoyment, and a pleasure to spend time with. The onboard crew of Jason, Nick, Alain and Dustin were superb -- knowledgeable, helpful and dedicated to delivering an incredible, hassle-free diving experience. Cheryl runs the operations flawlessly and provides a really great customer experience. She's also probably one of the nicest people you'll ever meet. Chris and Grace on the front end were also a pleasure to work with, and the behind-the-scenes crew (who clean your gear, etc.) did a great job as well. I will return to Palau and dive again with PDA, no questions asked!!!

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Eric S
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PalauDiveAdventures, Public Relations Manager at Palau Dive Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded January 7, 2017

Dear "samay27,"

We sincerely appreciate you coming all the way to Palau and choosing to dive with us! We are very thankful guests like you, that make PDA possible. There are numerous families in Palau that count on PDA and this is only possible through great people like you.

We sincerely appreciate you diving with us.

Kindest regards,

Team PDA (Chris)

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Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

Spent two weeks diving with these people. Had a wonderful time, they were truly dedicated to making our diving experience the best it could be. Would definitely recommend this dive shop and hopefully I will have the opportunity to dive with them again!

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank yurtle11
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Reviewed December 21, 2016

I have had the privilege to dive around the world, and PDA definitely comes in my top favorite diving operators.
Practically diving butler, tanks swapped for you after each dive, 18 lunch menus to chose from, teas during surface intervals. Very flexible in chosing the dive sites.
And the crew, divemasters, boat captain were super fun and friendly, Jason, Jo, Alain, Nick and the ever non smiling Dustin! Thanks a bunch.
Let's not forget the local admin office team, Sheryl and Grace.
Two remarks: I would have liked to be notified directly by the PDA team regarding the closure of Jelly Fish lake.
And on the last day, the land tour should be presented as optional, I opted to do a third dive instead of a tour, but I had to ask...
In summary a near perfect diving trip...

Date of experience: December 2016
3  Thank divingsteph
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PalauDiveAdventures, Public Relations Manager at Palau Dive Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded December 28, 2016

Dear "Divingsteph",

Thank you!

We sincerely appreciate you coming all the way to Palau and diving with us. We do our best to be the best we can be and you noted a couple items that we should work on.

Thank you for letting us know and we will be better the next time you come and dive with us.

Thank you again!

Happy New Year,

Team PDA

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Reviewed December 18, 2016 via mobile

Although Palau has to be some of the best diving I have done over the years, so pretty terrific holiday foundation, the team at PDA make certain beyond diving the experience is as seamless as humanly possible. From Cheryl kindly fetching everyone to and from the airport at all sorts of random hours, and keeping the backend organized, to Alain being a wonderful instructor, to Jason, Nick and Joe being great dive guides to Dustin manning the boat's helm - all highly recommended. We had a maximum of 6 divers, which although means you pay a bit more, its a perfect number to go diving with. Hopefully will make it back to Palau at some stage in the near future, and if so, will use PDA again without hesitation. Stop reading these and just go book! :)

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank amandad850
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PalauDiveAdventures, General Manager at Palau Dive Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded December 19, 2016

Amanda D,

Thank you! We can't always put into words how exactly how we feel, but, just know that we sincerely appreciate you making the trek to Palau, doing your research on dive centers and then deciding to come with us for a week.

From our hearts, Sulang!

The Entire PDA Team

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Reviewed December 17, 2016

Yes, Palau Dive Adventures costs a little bit more than the other companies, but is it worth it? Most definitely! From what I saw in comparison to the other companies, Palau Dive Adventures had the newest boat and the smallest group size. The service is great; everyone was friendly and approachable. We really enjoyed all the staff. Everyone seems very experienced and professional. The lunches that are provided are delicious and the menu is extensive (your choice of over 12 different bento boxes). Fresh fruit, tea and snacks are provided on the boat as well.

They also have thoughtful little touches such as providing you with a windbreaker, own microfiber towel, your own water bottle (that you get to keep as a souvenir afterwards!), and a wetbag for the duration of your dives with them, which I really appreciated.

We arranged our hotel stay through PDA, as well as our airport pick up and drop off, which saved us time and money.

The only downfall with having such small groups is that that is no opportunity to divide people up according to skill set, and if there is one person whose skills don't match the rest of the group, it kind of throws everyone off. We had one incident where the dive guide was busy helping someone who had poor buoyancy control, while the remainder of us were unable to surface right away. We got separated by the current and had to surface ourselves in a high boat traffic area without an inflatable signaling device. There was also a guest on the boat who was allowed to drive the boat for a photo op, which I didn't think was very professional.

Date of experience: December 2016
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PalauDiveAdventures, Guest Relations Manager at Palau Dive Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded December 19, 2016

Dear "GroovieGurlie",

Thank you taking the time to research dive operators in Palau and choosing to dive with us. We know we are not perfect, but, with great guest feedback like yours we can improve, get stronger and be the best we can be, so that the next time your in Palau we are better.

One of the biggest compliments we receive is "you guys are even better than you were two years ago." This is what we strive for and take to heart.

We will take your valid points and see how we can emerge even stronger in 2017 and beyond!

THANK YOU, "GroovieGurlie"!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Chris + Team PDA

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