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“AMAZING dive experience in Palau!”

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 May 20, 2017 via mobile

The absolute best diving trip I could've imagined! Spent my honeymoon in Palau with my newly-SCUBA-certified husband and we were catered to in every way by Palau Dive Adventures. From taking our requests for types of dives, to caring for our gear all week, to holding onto luggage while we explored other islands, to getting us a rental car right to the hotel (all we had to do was drop of the keys to the front desk after we were done!), and even to providing delicious lunches/refreshments on the boat, they handled just about everything we could think of. Their customer service is impeccable! As our divemaster, Christian was very friendly, not to mention excellent at accommodating different skill levels/making challenging dives accessible. I told him about animals I was hoping to see in Palau, and he helped me look for all of them - I saw every one! Even the boat captains we had were kind, entertaining, and willing to drop us off by boat for dinner after diving. I can't recommend this company enough if you want a no-hassle, superb diving vacation to Palau!

Thank ricaine101
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PalauDiveAdventures, Guest Relations Manager at Palau Dive Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2017

Dear "Ricaine101",

We were truly honored to have the two of you with us. Honeymoons are very special and we want to make sure our guests always have the best possible trips to Palau.

We sincerely can't thank the two of you enough for coming to dive with us and traveling all the way to Palau. As you know, in Palau we don't say "good bye" just "see you next time."

Forever grateful,

Mary Ann Napil
Dive Shop Manager

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Reviewed May 6, 2017 via mobile

We had a great time with Jason and his team. They take great care of you and you aren't just a number like with the big companies. Plus, you get 3 dives/day for same price.

Thank Gregory W
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PalauDiveAdventures, Manager at Palau Dive Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded May 11, 2017

Dear Greg,

We thank you so much for diving with us! Glad you had a great time with Jason and our team. We too like to get in 3 dives a day in Palau!

Thanks again for taking the time to write a review for us. We will see you next time.

Kindest regards,

Mary Ann Napil
Dive Shop Managar

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Reviewed May 3, 2017

I recently traveled to Palau as part of a group of fourteen divers traveling from the east coast of the US. Aquaventures, the US dive shop that coordinated the trip chose PDA over other operators in part due to their willingness to devote one of their dive boats to our group for the two week visit and the value add services they provide.
PDA is a true concierge operation and if you choose to allow them to do so, you will have very little to do except to sit back and enjoy the daily boat ride and magnificent diving! Each day the PDA boat arrived at our resort at 7:45am and picked up the group. Our dive gear is already aboard and waiting at our informally assigned seat. At the end of each dive day, the equipment is rinsed, dried and returned for the next day's dive adventure. During my visit our Captain was Dustin, our Dive Masters were Jason, Christian and Chris. Additionally, the crew was supported by PDA team members Cypriano, Miles, Crystal, Bermino, Jamie and Cheryl. The PDA gang provided dinner suggestions, arranged dinner reservations and provided transportation too!

This was a bucket list trip for me and PDA made sure that I would never forget Palau, its amazing beauty or the Palau Dive Adventures Team!

Thank Dwight F
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PalauDiveAdventures, Director of Sales at Palau Dive Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2017

Dear Dwight,

Thank you for coming all the way to Palau to dive with us! We are super happy that Aquaventures had a great time with us and I know our team had a great time with all of you!

We truly thank you for choosing to dive with us and you got to meet looks like all our crew except maybe me, who is stuck in Los Angeles and not in Palau. Hope to meet you someday.

Kindest regards,

Chris Lubba
Team PDA

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Reviewed April 25, 2017

The Palau Dive Adventures team is first class.
Starting from the booking, airport pick up and airport drop off everything was superb service.
Punctual and precise organisation to the last details.
If you are going to Palau don't even think about searching further. Sheryl, Jason, Nick, Stanley, Joe, Dustin and everyone else will take care of you all the time.
We did 7 days diving and we have been every time to different locations except when we asked to repeat one :)
You won't touch your equipment from beginning till the end, everything is done for you. The snacks, fruits, tea and launches are well prepared. You will get as much drinking water as you wish and if it is a bit colder they will provide you with towels and wind jackets.
So We loved the time in Palau with Palau Dive Adventures.
Many thanks and hope to see you again soon.

1  Thank TomaszS1437
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PalauDiveAdventures, Guest Relations Manager at Palau Dive Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded April 26, 2017

Dear Tomasz,

Thank for taking the time to write a review of us. We thank you for diving with us and look forward to your return to Palau and hopefully we will be even better the next time.

We have a great team and do our best that the same team will be around next time your in Palau.

Thank you again!

Mary Ann Napil
Dive Shop Manager

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Reviewed April 19, 2017

Safe, professional, knowledgeable, luxurious, fun: those are the words that I and my girlfriend (a diver with more than 30 years of experience all over the world) repeatedly BOTH use to describe our recent experience with Palau Dive Adventures (PDA) during our 2 week trip to Palau earlier this month when we discuss it with friends.

With respect to safety, PDA provides a level virtually unheard of in commercial recreational diving operations anywhere in the world by invariably using THREE dive masters per boat and limiting the number of clients per boat to maintain a ratio of roughly 1:3 dive masters to divers (NB- by comparison, Sam’s – perhaps THE major operator in Palau – boasts of a 1:8 ratio of dive masters to divers!). In tricky currents such as can occur in certain dive locations in Palau (e.g., Blue Corner or even Blue Hole itself), this can be critical to maintaining the safety of less experienced divers; regardless, it allows divers who, quite frankly, consume less air than others, to enjoy a longer experience underwater than their fellow divers who can surface as needed with one of the other two dive masters available underwater. (NB- nitrox users have their tanks tested and recorded on the spot by the dive masters before each dive, UNLIKE what both my girlfriend and I both have experienced elsewhere in the world).

As to being knowledgeable, both my girlfriend and I were impressed by the almost Phd-like recitation PDA’s dive masters (particularly Nick) gave during each outing when it came to not just IDENTIFYING the myriad of underwater flora and fauna at Palau’s spectacular dive sites but also relaying other interesting and informative tidbits, both about the country, WWII battles affecting the area and local events, recommended local eateries and the like. The breadth and depth of this information as it pertained to diving in particular included but was not limited to the following: (1) very detailed pre-dive descriptions of each dive site and what to expect in terms of safety considerations; (2) the specific types of coral and sea life to be found and how to identify it; and (3) any other pertinent information such as wrecks nearby.

Although we mention fun last when it comes to describing our recent experience diving with PDA (a first trip with them for both of us but not my girlfriend’s first dive trip to Palau), make no mistake about it- the folks at PDA are all about having fun (AFTER safety of course), which includes going WAY out of the way to make sure everyone aboard EACH boat on each dive trip was carefully attended to. This included voluminous cups of tea/fresh fruit for each diver after each preliminary and third daily dive; your choice of more than a DOZEN DIFFERENT luncheon selections after the second dive; very high quality dive boat jackets (both warm and waterproof/windproof) and water bottles kept filled repeatedly onboard and provided to divers after their trip is over, each LABELLED by diver name; gear bags and very high quality “chamois” towels (also personally labelled by diver).

To summarize, you CAN find less expensive diving in Palau if that’s your focus; however, for both my girlfriend’s and my money (and, in reality, not all that much more per dive for anybody else), you will NOT find a safer, more professional, knowledgeable or “funner” operation there. Bottom line: do yourself a favor and go with a first-class dive operator on EVERY level you could reasonably ask for (and then some) in a place that truly warrants it and choose Palau Dive Adventures. You’ll be glad you did, both while you’re there and when you get back.

Thank denverdiver2017
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PalauDiveAdventures, General Manager at Palau Dive Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded April 20, 2017

Dear "DenverDivers",

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

We can't thank you enough for choosing to spend TWO WEEKS of your life with us! We truly are honored and very happy that you an awesome trip to Palau.

We are so very lucky to have fantastic and kind guests come and visit us from all over the world! We are also lucky that may guests have given us good advice in how we can improve our service and be better. Towels, good quality rain jackets, 18 lunch menu choices, healthy snacks between dives and atomic rental gear are a few of the suggestions we have incorporated into our packages now.

From what you have said and a couple other guests from the same week, looks like now we will be implementing a 3rd dive master to help out on trips with 9-10 guests.

Our goal "denverdiver" has been to always improve, we are always happy to hear when past guests come and tell us we are even better than we were 1, 2 and 3 years ago.

It is because of great guests like you that we are able to improve and offer the very best personalized service that we can.

Thank you again and have a great summer in beautiful Colorado.

Kindest regards always,

Chris Lubba
Proud Member of Team PDA

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