Channels, walls, caves and wrecks, Mantas, sharks, Eagle rays and more
2 fascinating shore trips
World-wide famous for SCUBA diving, Palau has everything you could want in a perfect island vacation - beautiful beaches, amazing weather, interesting historical and nature sites and of course, many exciting diving locations with diverse fauna and flora. Join the Palau Aggressor II for a perfect dive-liveaboard vacation, with under and above water adventures.
Palau is an island nation of 340 islands, situated in the western Pacific ocean. It is north of Papua New Guinea, east of Philippines and forms the western part of Micronesia. Many of the islands in the archipelago are rocky and form interesting, mushroom shaped specs of land, covered with vibrant green forest, providing visitors with many awe inspiring landscapes and photo ops. They also host a huge variety of marine life in their pristine and warm waters. Thanks to its proximity to the equator, the weather in Palau is quite steady all year round and perfect for sustaining a dazzling underwater environment.
The Palau Aggressor II offers a special SCUBA diving liveaboard cruise to some of the most spectacular dive sites in the Palau region. On your trip on-board the yacht you will enjoy a bit of what the area has to show, like SCUBA diving on magnificent reefs and walls, wrecks, channels, blue holes and even caves. Wild life is abundant and a whole range of soft and hard corals live right below the surface. Large migratory species, like Manta rays, Tuna, Eagle rays, Hammerhead sharks, turtles, Barracuda, Jacks and others can be seen on many occasions, along side big and small reef species, as Gray and White-tip reef sharks, Napoleon wrasse, Butterfly fish, Groupers, Lobsters, Nudibranchs, Anemone fish and many more. Beside all this underwater splendor, you will be able to go ashore on two occasions, to see and experience some of the fascinating history and beauty of Palau. One trip will take you to Peleliu, where a mighty battle between US and Japanese troops, which occurred during WWII, left many rusty remains in the island’s forests and caves. And another to the magnificent beach on Ulong island.
The usual Palau Aggressor II SCUBA diving liveaboard itinerary begins on a Sunday, when all the guests are welcome to start boarding at 4.30pm at the Neco Marine (Malakai) Harbor. You can check in and embark the ship at any time until Monday at 6am when the boat is scheduled to depart for the first day of diving in Palau. From Monday until Friday you will have the opportunity to enjoy up to 4 daily dives and 3 night dives. On Saturday, after your morning dives at the beautiful Chandelier Caves, the Palau Aggressor II will return to port and lunch will be served after a fun skiff cruise around the rock islands. After lunch you will be able to go for a walk around town, sight seeing, shopping or visit the museum until the sunset cocktail party, which will be held on-board at 6pm. Dinner on the last night of your trip will be in a local restaurant of your choice, which the crew will help arrange (this is the only meal not included in the charter). Check out is at 8am on Sunday morning and transfers back to the airport (ROR) or to hotels in Koror will be arranged by the staff.
Meals and snacks
Cold, hot and alcoholic beverages
Filled tanks, weights and belts
Port fee ($210 USD per person. To be paid on-board)
Transport to/from yacht
Saturday night dinner
Tips for crew
Courses and certifications
Gear Rental (SCUBA/photography)
Trip photos and video on DVD
Ship boutique purchases
All guests should arrive at Koror International airport (ROR) in Palau and are welcome to board the ship at the Neco Marine (Malakai) Harbor in Palau after 4:30pm on the first Sunday of their trip. There are no readily available taxis at the Koror international airport, therefor all transportation to the dock or hotels must be arranged in advance, by prior request when booking your trip.
The Palau Aggressor II returns to port on Saturday around noon, after morning dives. You'll go on a fun lunch cruise around the rock island, followed by some free time for sight-seeing, strolling through town, shopping or visiting the museum. At 6pm a sunset cocktail is held by the crew on-board the ship and dinner will be in your choice of restaurant in town (this is the only meal not provided with the cruise).
Check out is on Sunday morning at 8am. Transportation back to airport or to hotels can be arranged by the crew.
Proof of dive certification is essential for any SCUBA diving activities. Also a Guest Information form, filled prior to boarding, is a must.
Diving, travel, medical and luggage insurance is strongly recommended.
Sea-sickness/motion-sickness medications are also highly recommended.
The Palau Aggressor II accepts cash, MasterCard and Visa. No personal checks or travelers checks.
US style 110V power outlets are available on-board.
For cancellations received: 121 days prior to departure, 20% of charter price is forfeited; 120-91 days prior to departure, 40% of charter price is forfeited; Cancellations received 90 days or less prior to departure are non refundable.