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Possible trip to Palau in August

Discussion in 'The Pacific Islands' started by SafetyStopBait, Feb 21, 2007.

  1. SafetyStopBait

    SafetyStopBait Angel Fish

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    Any thoughts tips for a person considering Palau as a diving destination in August? What's there peak and slow seasons? Dive operations, lodging? Alternatively, I'm also considering Manila.

    Thanks in advance,

    Mike
     
  2. Kevrumbo

    Kevrumbo Banned

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    Xmas/New Years and any major Japanese Holidays are the times to avoid.
    I've been going with Fish n' Fins Dive Ops since 1999.
     
  3. CARHILL

    CARHILL Nassau Grouper

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    Mike,

    There is no diving in Manila you have to go to another area in the P/I. The diving is usally good and cheap anywhere in the P/I. I like Negros or Cebu provence.

    As for Palau I would go anytime but Golden Week when all the Japanese divers go. Go with an English speeking dive op like Sams or Fish n Fins. I use both.

    You need to fill out your profile don't know where you are comming from to better answer your ???

    Dale
    Still on a little rock in the Pacific
     
  4. Travelnsj

    Travelnsj Solo Diver

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    Ahhhh....better check that weather.....that is where the Typhoons spawn....it could be a hit or miss...I go every March....had only one year in 8 (ly) where the weather was bad....I use Keith at Palaudive.com
     
  5. Mike Veitch

    Mike Veitch Dive Charter

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    weather in Palau in August is notoriously crap.

    You would do much better to come here (Yap) where it is one of the best times to dive, don't ask me why weather patterns so different when we are so close.
     
  6. CARHILL

    CARHILL Nassau Grouper

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    I agree with Mr. V. go to Yap the beer there is much better than Palau or the P/I

    Dale
    Still on that little rock in the Pacific
     
  7. VWGuam

    VWGuam Solo Diver

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    I was in Palau July last year. Weather was not great. I'm going back in January. Doing Palua, Yap, Chuuk, Kosrae, and Pohnpei.
    Can't beat the Palua Pacific Resort and Sams Tours in Palua.
    I would go Dec-March. Be sure to visit the story board bar, Kramers Cafe, the bar on the NECCO marine dock that was built by the survivor TV show crew, and the prison (for a story board).

    VW
    On a slightly larger rock in the Pacific
     
  8. Travelnsj

    Travelnsj Solo Diver

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    VWGuam.....Where is the story board bar?...never seen or heard of it. I will be in Guam for a day next week (on my way to Palau)....any suggestions as to what to do for a day?
     
  9. VWGuam

    VWGuam Solo Diver

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    The story board is on Malakal. When you drive out of Sam's make a left on the main drag or a right if your leaving Neco. The bar is right before you cross the causeway. The bar is made from story boards, some X-rated.
    If your in Guam for long enough you could dive with MDA or GTDS. They have daily boat trips, most days 2 trips and some nights. They both have websites.
    If you want to sight see you can drive down the southern part of the Island and up the east side to Talofofo. Eat at a place called Jeff's Pirate cove. It's on the beach and you can pick up some Guam trinkets. The southern part of the Island is beautiful.
    I also highly recommend just chillin at the hotel pool bar! Some of the hotels on Tuman bay are top notch.
    If you like Thai food Check out Bon Thai. It's in Tumon across the street from a bright yellow building called Stan Lee's. Stan is from Australia, sells beer and wine from around the world and makes a kick *** Lamb sandwich.
    Have fun!
     
  10. bttmdwllr

    bttmdwllr Nassau Grouper

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    If you go in July and august you risk NOT being able to dive the western facing dive sites such as Blue corner, blue holes and Peleliu. Thats when the live abaord boats come to the Philippines for dry docking.

    If you come to the Philippines in August, head to Puerto galera , flat water and good viz, lots of fun for the single traveler...
     

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