Palau

Some of the most amazing scenery above and below the water. A top 10 destination.

Palau is the shark capital Micronesia with a plentiful supply to dive with all year round. The reef dives are outstanding and Truk can easily be added on for a multi-centre holiday.

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Palau is a divers dream! A true “one stop shop” when it comes to diving! From sheltered coral gardens filled with colourful reef fish and lots of turtles to current swept plateaus patrolled by schools of sharks and barracudas, Palau offers a wide and wonderful range of diving for divers of every interest and skill level.

Healthy reefs, stunning walls, beautiful hard corals and soft corals, lots of sharks, huge mantas, turtles on every dive and huge schools of fish, tiny seahorses, elusive mandarin fish and lots and lots of tiny critters, all topped off with an amazing collection of WWII wrecks! Whatever your diving pleasure, level of interest or experience level, Palau diving is sure to please!

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Marcelina

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Denise Kendall – Micronesia – Palau and Yap

We spent ten days on the Palau Aggressor II liveaboard, followed by seven days on Yap, also for diving

Denise Kendall – Micronesia – Palau and Yap

All levels

Wrecks & Reefs

Dec-Mar

Palau

UD Rating – 4 Star

Ocean Hunter I

Micronesia, Palau

Enjoy a week’s diving on-board a designed by divers for divers vessel with unlimited diving to a variety of exciting dive sites around Palau and explore over 1500 species of fish and 700 corals the region has to offer!

  • Max 6 guests in 3 AC cabins
  • Free NITROX for qualified divers
  • Gourmet food
  • Unlimited diving guaranteed
  • Technical diving available
  • Easy access to all dive sites

Advanced

Reefs & Sharks

Dec-Mar

Palau

UD Rating – 3 Star

Ocean Hunter III

Micronesia, Palau

Treat yourself to one of the latest and most luxurious liveaboard additions to the Ocean Hunter Fleet in Palau offering special diving expeditions in Palau and neighbouring islands.

  • Free NITROX for qualified divers
  • Max 16 guests / 3-4 dives a day
  • Special diving expeditions
  • TRIMIX and Rebreather support
  • Possible itineraries to Yap
  • Designed by divers for Divers

Advanced

Wrecks & Reefs

Dec-Mar

Palau

UD Rating – 4 Star

S/Y Palau Siren

Micronesia, Palau

Dive the incredible waters of Micronesia in pure luxury! Enjoy a 7 night or 10 night liveaboard onboard the brand new boat in this fleet. The Palau Siren is just world class!

  • Free Nitrox
  • Massage & Laundy Service
  • 8 large air-conditioned cabins
  • Free Equipment Rental
  • Designated camera & video area
  • Spacious al-fresco dining area

3 Stars

Oct - May

22 Hours

Advanced

From £4295

Landmark Marina Hotel

Micronesia, Palau

The Landmark Marina Hotel was designed with spectacular views and special consideration to keep all of the guests’ comforts in mind.

  • Prices include 2 boat dives a day
  • Private Dock
  • 27 stylish and luxurious rooms
  • Unlimited house dives
  • Free Nitrox
  • Affordable prices

4 Stars

Oct - May

22 Hours

Advanced

From £4315

Palasia Hotel

Micronesia, Palau

The Palasia Hotel Palau provides a preferred location in the heart of Palau’s capital city, Koror.

  • Free Nitrox
  • Unlimited house dives
  • Located in the heart of the city
  • Price includes 2 boat dives a day
  • Good accessibility to city restaurants
  • First class accommodation

5 Stars

Oct - May

22 Hours

Advanced

From £4450

Palau Pacific Resort

Micronesia, Palau

The Palau Pacific Resort is located on a pristine white sand private beach on the island of Koror just 30 minutes drive from Palau international airport.

  • Beautiful private sandy beach
  • 128 guest rooms and 32 suites
  • Dive centre on-site
  • Great for all types of diver
  • Pool/Jacuzzi/Spa/Gym/Internet/Bar
  • BB and HB board available

All levels

Wrecks & Reefs

Dec-Mar

Palau Islands

UD Rating – 3 Star

Palau Aggressor II

Micronesia, Palau

If you want to explore further the Palau Aggressor is the good choice. Experience sites that are not dived on a regular basis with other like minded people and enjoy great food in a relaxed but exciting atmosphere.

  • Max 18 guests / 3-4 dives per day
  • Dive with an abundance of sharks
  • Excursions to local beaches/islands
  • Visit jellyfish lake
  • Nitrox available
  • Add on Truk Lagoon for wreck diving

All levels

Reefs & Wrecks

Dec-Mar

Palau

UD Rating – 4 Star

Rock Islands Aggressor

Micronesia, Palau

Rock Islands Aggressor offers 7 night trips departing from Malakai and is ideal for divers who want to experience sites that are not dived on a regular basis providing pure beauty around Palau.

  • Maximum 18 guests
  • 4 to 5 dives per day
  • Dive from a dive skiff
  • NITROX available
  • Pristine corals
  • Shark infested channels

Belau National Musuem


Tour Type: Cultural Tours

Belau National Musuem still continues to further develop its programs and activities with its new building facility.

Rock Islands Tour


Tour Type: Soft & Easy

Enjoy a full day with the cool breeze against you as you cruise through a labyrinth of mushroom-shaped rock islands of Palau.

Kayaking


Tour Type: Adventure Tours

Imagine gliding silently on a kayak through the Rock Islands.

Sky Dive


Tour Type: Adventure Tours

View the beauty of Palau from above.

Land Tour


Tour Type: Soft & Easy

Let us take you on a personalized land tour to the Big island “Babeldaob” to see the spectacular panoramic view of the land, rainforests, and sea.

Destination Fact File

Some of the most amazing scenery above and below the water. A top 10 destination.

Palau is world renowned for marine bio-diversity and an abundance of large pelagic animals that includes schools of sharks and lots of manta rays. Our warm clear tropical waters are legendary amongst divers for dramatic coral encrusted walls rising from the depths to within inches of the surface. Home to over 1,300 species of fish and more than 700 species of coral, Palau also offers exciting wreck diving with one of the Pacific's largest collection of intact WWII shipwrecks and plane wrecks.

Palau's richly abundant waters also provide wonderful leisurely snorkeling and free-diving too! See turtles, sharks, barracuda and multitudes of colourful reef fish as you glide over dazzling coral reefs. The majority of diving in Palau consists of drift diving along the beautiful walls, plateaus and coral gardens of the outer barrier reef, a forty minute boat ride from Koror through the picturesque rock islands.

Palau offers an endless variety of sites to dive - from caves to walls and major drop-offs, to tunnels, channels and shallow reefs, where you can enjoy great visibility and an almost limitless variety of marine life. There is even a lake chock-full of pulsating (non-dangerous) jellyfish where you can snorkel, and an underwater cave to explore. The coral reefs provide home to more than 1,500 species of fish and 700 species of corals and sea anemones. Below the surface, divers and snorkelers are treated to a paradise of fabulous walls, blue holes, breathtaking reefs, crystal caves and WWII wrecks. Vast numbers of pelagic predators, sharks, turtles, dolphins and many species of migratory fish gather here at this unique crossroads where three of the World's major currents come together.

Top Dive Sites:


“Blue Corner” - Palau's most popular dive site is recognised as one of the best in the world due to its concentration of marine life. The formation of the reef, sheer walls and the large number of schooling fish make it a truly unique experience. There are three mooring buoys located along the reef. Blue Corner is home to some of the largest schools of fish in the world; here you can see just about every kind of fish found in the tropical ocean - sharks, tuna, hawksbill and green turtles, eagle rays, giantstrong groupers, and barracuda, to name but a few species. Permanent residents at Blue corner are large schools of Jacks, Snappers, Chevron barracudas, red tooth triggerfish, pyramid butterfly fish, profuse numbers of small tropical fish and Palau’s famous napoleon wrasse. Occasionally divers spot great hammerheads, whale sharks, mantas, marlin, sailfish and whales.

“Ngemelis Wall” commonly known as Big Drop-off, is a sheer vertical wall, which runs along the whole length of Ngemelis Island and is to be one of the best dive walls in the world. At extreme low tide, the entire top of the reef will be exposed. The edge of the reef drops straight down to 275 meters. Pyramid butterfly fish, moorish idols, sergeant major's, yellowtail fusiliers are among the myriad of fish found all along the edge and top of the reef. Blue face, regal and emperor angelfish are easily spotted. Dwarf angelfish dart in and around the coral heads at the top of the reef. Clarki and blue striped clownfish with their host anemones are also scattered along the reef. Hawksbill turtles like to feed and rest at the top of the reef. Turtles can be approach if you move slowly. White-tip and nurse sharks sleep on the sandy bottom.

“German Channel” is known for manta rays, schooling sharks and an abundance of tropical fish. Almost every form of marine life can be seen here. Thousands of jacks will school here along with barracudas, trevally and snappers of numerous species. The sandy bottom is home to garden eels, blind Gobies and Mantis shrimps, to name but a few.

The seas around the Rock Islands are dotted with sunken remains of more than 75 World War II military ships, Japanese seaplanes and Zeros. Located primarily in the lagoons around the Rock Islands, these relics have developed their own thriving ecosystem featuring fish, corals and other invertebrates not commonly seen along the outer reef systems.

Destination Details

International Flights There are daily flights from London Heathrow to Manila in the Philippines with various airlines. On arrival in Manila, depending on connection times you can take an evening flight to Palau via Guam, the central hub for all Continental Micronesia flights. Continental Airlines provide daily flights from Guam to Palau and twice a week from Manila, Philippines.
Transfers On arrival in Manila, depending on connection times you can take an evening flight to Palau via Guam, the central hub for all Continental Micronesia flights. Continental Airlines provide daily flights from Guam to Palau and twice a week from Manila, Philippines. Please note that transit times through Manila and Guam can be long and sometimes in excess of 12 hours. Overnights and day rooms can be arranged to make your journey more relaxing.
Transfer Information Our packages include transfers on arrival and departure day. On arrival you will be met by one of our representatives and transferred to your hotel.

Transfer time to the Resort is approximately 30 minutes.
Departure & Green Tax On your departure from Palau there is departure & green tax fee of $50 per person payable by cash at the airport.
Dive Season Palau is a year round destination with water temperatures ranging stably between 29°C and 30°C. The best time to dive Palau however is between November and May. July to September visibility can be a little reduced due to heavier rains and stronger winds.

Massive Palau Pacific Resort Discount

Micronesia, Palau

Palau Pacific Resort is offering a massive per booking discount on your next stay. Call us on 020 8655 6452 to book!

Dive the World week with 25% off on board of the of the Palau Aggressor II

Micronesia, Palau

For over 30 years, each Aggressor yacht has offered 25% off. Dive the World weeks to reward guests. These weeks are announced once a year and get booked up early. Give us a call today and book your space.

Save 25% on Dive the world week on board of the of the Palau Aggressor II
02/06/2019 to 09/06/2019. View dates available on availability.

Save 25% off on Rock Islands Aggressor Liveaboard

Micronesia, Palau

For over 30 years, each Aggressor yacht has offered 25% off. Dive the World weeks to reward guests. These weeks are announced once a year and get booked up early. Give us a call today and book your space.

Save 25% on Dive the world week on board of the of the Rock Islands Aggressor
Dates: 04/08/2019 to 11/08/2019

September special offer

Micronesia, Palau

Dive the incredible waters of Micronesia in pure luxury!

Save 20% on Palau Siren liveaboard!