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“Best dive trip ever!! manta rays, turtles, sharks and an underwater proposal”

Palau Dive Adventures
Ranked #1 of 29 Tours in Koror
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: At Palau Dive Adventures, we offer small, flexible, flawlessly organized dive adventures. You choose the dive spots you want to see and we take care of everything else. Live-Aboard Adventures by day, shore based freedom and comfort at night. Our impeccably organized 5-day itinerary packs in 13 stunning dives (plus 2 land tour options) during the day, leaving you free to relax and enjoy the culture,conveniences and comfort of the island at night. Each trip begins on Monday and finishes up on Friday. Group size is limited to 10 guests per week and we have have 3 dive masters that guide in the water, so no matter what level you are, we can accommodate you. Book your trip now, before someone else does!
Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

My girlfriend and I booked with Palau Dive Adventures for a 5 day vacation. The dive master Jason was fantastic and incredibly knowledgeable, we had some apprehension as we are absolutely novice divers and has never really experienced currents or used reef hooks, but he made us feel comfortable at all times.

We dove the best spots Blue Corner, German Channel, Blue Holes etc. saw manta rays, tons of sharks, massive schools of fish, dolphins, turtles, eels, basically everything we hoped to see. We chose PDA over Sams because we wanted a smaller more intimate group which turned out to be a great idea as it was just one other couple and ourselves.

I also proposed to my girlfriend/fiancée underwater which PDA and Jason were invaluable in helping set up.

PDA had great and fast communication throughout the process, prior to our trip, during and a post trip follow up.

PDA was responsive, professional, safe and focused on ensuring our trip went off without a hitch!

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank Jeffrey R
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PalauDiveAdventures, Manager at Palau Dive Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded January 7, 2017

Jeff,

First things first, congratulations on your marriage proposal in Palau! Glad we could help and it is our first underwater proposal, the pictures looked great!.

We are super glad you chose to dive with us and travel half way around the world to see us. We hope to be around for many years and look forward to your return.

We wish the two of you all the joy and happiness life has to offer as a married couple.

Best wishes always,

Team PDA (Chris)

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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
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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
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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 Amanda D
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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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