Diverse dive sites with amazing formations and life forms
2 land tours included
World war II wrecks and the famous Jellyfish Lake
Palau has everything you could want in a perfect SCUBA diving, island vacation - amazing weather, beautiful beaches, interesting natural and historical sites and of course, a lot of exhilarating diving locations with diverse seascapes, flora and fauna. Join the Rock Islands Aggressor for an unforgettable dive-liveaboard experience, with under and above water adventures.
The island nation of Palau is made of approximately 340 islands located in the western Pacific ocean. It forms the western chain of the Caroline Islands in Micronesia, north of Papua New Guinea and east of Philippines. The interesting, mushroom shaped, rocky islands of the archipelago are covered with vibrant green jungles, giving visitors many photo ops of awe inspiring scenery. These small islands also host a huge variety of marine plants and animals in their rich and clear waters. And since Palau is so close to the equator, the weather is pretty much always perfect and sustains a dazzling underwater environment.
The Rock Islands Aggressor provides a unique SCUBA diving liveaboard trip to some of the most glorious and striking dive sites in Palau. During your cruise on-board the yacht you will have the chance to undergo some of what the area has to offer, like SCUBA diving on spectacular walls, channels, wrecks, blue holes, reefs and even caves. A range of hard and soft corals give shelter and provide homes to the abundant wild life that live right below the surface. Large pelagic species, like Hammerhead sharks, Manta and Eagle rays, turtles, Tuna, Barracuda, Jacks and more can be encountered on many sites, along side big and small reef species, as White-tip and Gray reef sharks, Groupers, Napoleon wrasse, Butterfly fish, Anemone fish, Lobsters, eels, Nudibranchs and many others. In addition to all this underwater beauty, you will be able to go on two trips to shore, where you'll see and experience some of the fascinating history and beauty of Palau. One tour will take you to Peleliu, where a grand WWII battle between Japanese and US troops occurred and left many rusting remains among the caves and trees of the island. And a second excursion to the magical beach on Ulong island.
The Rock Islands Aggressor, 7 nights, SCUBA diving liveaboard itinerary begins Sunday afternoon. Boarding starts at 4.30pm at the Neco Marine (Malakai) Harbor. You can check in and embark the boat at any time from then until departure at 6am on Monday, for the first day of diving in Palau. From Monday until Friday you will be able to do up to 4 daily dives and 3 night dives. On the last whole day of the trip, Saturday, after morning dives at the wonderful Chandelier Caves, the Rock Islands Aggressor will make its way back to the harbor. Lunch will be served after a fun cruise on the skiff around the rock islands and after lunch you will have time to go sight seeing, shopping or visit the museum in town. A sunset cocktail party will be held on-board at 6pm, and your dinner, for the last night of your trip, will be in a local restaurant of your choice (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
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
Weights, belts and filled tanks
Port fee ($210 USD per person. To be paid on-board)
Saturday night dinner
Transfers to and from yacht
SCUBA/photography gear rental
Courses and certifications
Ship boutique purchases
Photos and videos from the trip
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 Koror, 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 Rock Islands Aggressor returns to port on Saturday around noon, after morning dives. You'll go on a fun lunch cruise around the rock islands, 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 Rock Islands Aggressor 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.