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I had 3-days diving with them. I got really great service from all staffs. All the dives there are... read more

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A fantastic experience!!

We were 3 siblings travelling from Norway to Palau just for the diving. We used a lot of time on... read more

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Reviewed February 6, 2017

PDA is a very professional diving store, I was very happy to join their signature diving package for one week. They prepared everything for me in my diving, such as tea,fruit,lunch,rain coat and pick-up service. Cheryl was never be late for picking me up everyday, and always with her sweet smile. The diving guider and boat captain are all funny guys, they help me to set up the equipment in my each diving, so what I need to do is just relaxing and enjoy the sea world. I know diving in Palau is a bit expensive, but PDA deserves it. If you come to Palau, highly recommend to choose PDA as your diving store.

Date of experience: February 2017
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PalauDiveAdventures, Manager at Palau Dive Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded February 8, 2017

Dear "jianjian198710",

Thank you for booking our "signature" 5 day dive package for 5 days. We are glad you enjoyed it and glad to hear "Cheryl" put a big smile on your face everyday as well as our boat crew.

Thank you for traveling all the way to Palau to see us. Thank you so much for taking the time to review us and we look forward to having you as our guest next time.

Kindest regards always,

Mary Ann Napil - Dive Shop Manager

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Reviewed January 26, 2017 via mobile

We booked a great week of scuba diving with Chris Lubba and Palau Dive Adventures at the end of our expedition cruise from Darwin to Palau with great diving along the way and especially in Rajah Ampat. Unfortunately, work called and I had to get back to the US and we had to miss our Palau Dive Adventures. Chris came to the rescue and very nicely gave us a future credit for our Palau dive trip. We hope to use it in the next coming years. Chris was super in communicating with us and arranging the trip that we unfortunately had to cut short. We look forward to going back. Pat

Date of experience: June 2016
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PalauDiveAdventures, General Manager at Palau Dive Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded January 27, 2017

Pat,

Your welcome! Glad to hear you will make it back to us and enjoy the world-class diving Palau has to offer.

See you sometime this year!

Kindest regards,

Chris

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Reviewed January 25, 2017

We dived for a week in Dec 2016. We have dived all over the world and this was the ultimate dive location for pristine reefs, variety of sea life and wrecks, visibility and perfect ocean conditions. Our dive masters, Alain and Nick were fantastic. They were both patient with my getting gear off and on in the water due to a back problem and they were excellent at pointing out new attractions. The dive boat is set up so that each diver has lots of space, shade, a dry box for gear and a comfortable seat for the long boat rides. We would say that this is valet diving as they took care of everything and made our days super easy. Three dives a day and we were keen for more as each dive site was so unique! The rental dive gear was top notch and all the staff support incredible. I'd go back in a flash to dive with them!!!

Date of experience: December 2016
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PalauDiveAdventures, Guest Relations Manager at Palau Dive Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded January 27, 2017

Dear "svanc2014",

We can't say thank you enough to you for coming all the way to Palau to dive with us. We know we are on the other side of the world and traveling all the way out here is not easy or cheap. So, thank you again!

We wish you a fantastic 2017 and look forward to having you as our guest again.

Kindest regards from all of us,

Team PDA (Chris)

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Reviewed January 9, 2017 via mobile

What a spoilt, memorable and indelible 5 days of diving experience with Palau Dive Adventures... below are the impressions we had with them...

1) Fast, responsive and professional in answering all enquiries from hotel recommendations, transfer, dive equipment configuration prior to arrival to Palau

2) Dive boat was impressive, spacious, organized, attention to detail, well thought and comfortable. Max of 10 divers at any given time makes the dive group exclusive. We had our own seating arrangements with designated dive tanks allocated to us. This is a mega plus point as setting up, getting in and out of gear is easier as we don't sandwiched between other divers.

3) Our dive master is professional and entertaining, knowledgeable with our dive sites, clear on dive safety procedures, dive plan and what we are expected to see under water. In the water, all our dives are relaxing, slow and steady paced... never once we ran out of breadth trying to catch up with the DM!

4) Dive crew are just as helpful, attentive and professional... helping us get in and out of our gears, assembling our gears for us, making sure we are attended to.

5) Our gears are taken care of at end of each dive, cleaned and dried and ready for us when we returned the next day.

6) Dive captain is skillful in maneuvering the boat and always on a lookout for us, whenever we surfaced, he's always ready to pick us up!!

7) Have I mentioned lunch? We were given Bento style lunch boxes everyday with 18!! Menu to choose from...in between lunch, we were served with refreshing cold fruits and hot tea.

8) We arrived Palau on the eve of 2017. PDA, made transfer arrangements for us from airport to hotel and vice versa. We appreciate the efforts to assure we will be taken care of...

We will return one day, with a bigger group of friends and certainly with PDA!!

Special thanks and appreciation to the following people to making our vacation an amazing one!!

- Cheryl for spending new year with us in the van transferring us from the airport to the hotel and back. Being on time everyday to pick us up from hotel to the dive marina safely.

- Jason, Nick, Alan, Jessie for being our amazing dive guides, keeping us safe under water, pointing out interesting point of interest and maneuvering around some crowded dive areas to give us the best possible dive experience.

- Dustin our captain and (sorry forgot your name, but the guy who helped us with tank change and picking up our GoPro and fins at end of each dive) for being amazing and attentive to us.

Date of experience: January 2017
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PalauDiveAdventures, Front Office Manager at Palau Dive Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2017

Dear Jun L,

THANK YOU! We do the very best we can and will always put our guests first. That is our promise to our guests. We know we are not perfect, but, strive to give our guests the best, small group diving experience in Palau.

We sincerely thank you. Wish you a wonderful and happy 2017 and we hope to see you again with your group.

Forever grateful,

Chris + Team PDA
P.S. You probably forgot our Behind the Scenes team member, "Jaime". :)

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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
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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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