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Jan 18, 2014 - Palau 8 Nights

Late night departure. Only 3 planes come in a week so you do not want to miss this flight. The flight is also cancelled which creates big problems for connecting flights. We where lucky all flights where on time and not cancelled. More to come... Jelly Fish Lake Tour was Amazing Millions of non poisonous golden jellyfish. Milkyway mud for young skin Stone Monoliths Ngardmau Railroad Tracks WWII LCM's and fun fun fun

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Jan 19, 2007 - Diving Again

Sara's Entry Yesterday we did our final dives. Unfortunately, Tiff woke up with a head cold and wasn't able to dive due to her plugged ears. The rest of us headed back to Sam's and found out that Joedyn would be on our boat again. The weather hasn't really cooperated with us this week - it's been really windy, so the dive spots are fairly limited. We ended up going back to the Blue Corner area. We didn't get much variety of where we were diving, but when the one place you go is the best in the world you can't complain. This time we dove...

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Jan 18, 2007 - Rock Islands Tour

Tiff's Entry Rock Islands Tour: Yesterday we chartered a boat for a tour of Palau's famous Rock Islands led by Melahi, our guide, and navigated by Rodney (yes, this is another Sam's tour! What a great dive shop, Tim!). Previously this week we boated through the Rock Islands to reach our dive spots, but the bounty of the islands themselves was yesterday's focus. I found the Rock Islands to be an amazing sight. They are gigantic limestone rocks, but trees and plants are able to grow on them even though there is no soil. The rock island...

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Jan 17, 2007 - Babeldaob

Sara's entry: The island of Babeldaob: Yesterday we took a break from the water and explored the big island of Babeldaob. (pronounced "bobble dawb") Babeldaob is the second largest island in Micronesia, behind Guam, and is largely undeveloped. The US and Palau are in a compact of free association, which basically means that we give them money and use them for military purposes (there is an Air Force base here). A new road called the "Compact Road" is being built around Babeldaob and is really nice (most of the roads we go on are full of...

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Jan 16, 2007 - Diving with Sharks!

Tiff's entry: WOW. Where do we even begin with yesterday?!? First, I must reassure the moms; there was no shark attack yesterday except one, which was the name of Matt's drink at the bar. No worries! Yesterday morning we got an early start and headed off to Sam's Dive shop for our 3rd and 4th dives of the trip. These dives were the final certification dives for Sara, Matt, and me. This means that as of yesterday, we are now PADI certified divers! (yay!) We really didn't have any skills to complete, so we just got to do fun dives with the...

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Jan 15, 2007 - Scuba Diving!

Learning to Dive - Sara's Entry Today was the big day - Matt, Tiffany and I began working on our checkout dives to get our open water certification. We had all completed the confined water training back home in December, so all that is left is to review some skills and do four open water dives with an instructor. We got to Sam's Tours a little early and found that the three of us would be with Joedyn, who trained Tim. Katie and Tim went with a separate group. We went back to Pinchers Cove, where we had snorkeled yesterday. We spent about...

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Jan 14, 2007 - Kayaking

Good morning from Palau! Note about pictures: we only have dial-up here so pictures take too long to upload. We'll upload some after we get home. Yesterday was our first full day here, and we had quite a lot of fun. After pancakes (thanks, Tim!) we headed out to Sam's Dive shop, which is the main shop that Tim has been working with, and took some kayaks out for the day. We kayaked along the shoreline mostly, as the wind was up, making the waves a little choppy. Waters were calm inside the coves, and we were able to see some sunken ships...

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Jul 19, 2006 - Palau, Micronesia

The final stop on our around the world journey was a live-aboard scuba diving trip on the Aggressor II out of Palau. From Beijing we flew to Seoul, then Tokyo (for an overnight stay), then Guam and finally Palau. We spent four nights before the big dive trip in a hotel on the island. We had planned to spend a few days doing daytrip scuba dives with a local company but somehow we had both woken up in Tokyo with sinus congestion and headaches, which are no-go conditions for scuba diving. Wouldn't you know it, the first time on our entire...

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Aug 17, 2005 - Palua Islands, Micronesia

We will survive, hey, hey... _________________________________________________________________________________ The Plan: 6 days/7 nights of paradise. The location of Survivor from 2 years ago, we plan to take in the different islands and do some of the most spectacular diving in the world. And chill. The Reality: Stay tuned... _________________________________________________________________________________ Contact & Flight Info: Continental CO 953 Aug 17 06:50 PM depart Guam Island Aug 17 07:50 AM arrive Koror, Palau Islands Hotel:...

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