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Second Time to Dive with Palau Dive Adventures

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Reviewed February 17, 2017

You have arrived at your destination if your looking for the best dive package in Palau. Four of us booked a week package with Palau dive adventures . I thought the entire process from start to finish was executed very well with one exception. That was the "convenience" charge to use your credit card. I would prefer to just have the price higher to reflect the cost and not know your being charged to use your CC. With that said Chris, Grace did a fabulous job with the booking and reservation process. On the boat Jason the dive master was awesome, Dustin the boat captain had such a great dry sense of humor. the valet service handling all our gear was really nice. The bento box lunch everyday was really good. You order your lunch the day before so you can mix up what you like everyday. The dive sites were as you expect beautiful favorites were the blue hole the blue corner and the IRO Maru wreck dive. One last observation. When comparing all the other dive boats from other operators PDA had the most comfortable seating and the least number of divers on the boat. It was very obvious we had the best of the best with regard to most comfortable diving boat.

Date of experience: February 2017
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PalauDiveAdventures, Manager at Palau Dive Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2017

Dear "Traveling_Man",

Thank you for taking the time to review us and thank you for coming all the way to Palau to dive with us. We consider ourselves very fortunate to have wonderful, caring guests like yourselves.

Many of our guests, like yourself offer feedback and we consider this gold. Each and every suggestion like yours, will be evaluated and see if we can implement it.

Glad your trip was great and you and your friends had a great time.

Thank you again for your review!

Mary Ann - Manger

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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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