Scuba Diving in Palau
Palau's mushroom-shaped rock islands offer a variety of exciting dives: WWII wrecks, shark-infested channels, blue holes and caves. Palau is a year round destination with something for every season. During mating season, December through March, guests may see as many as 20 – 30 manta rays!
Dive Site Highlights
Blue Corner:The best known and most highly rated dive site in Micronesia features a shallow coral shelf that projects out into the ocean and has vertical walls on both sides. An upwelling created by the currents attracts schools of fish and large pelagics to the top edges of the walls. The dive is best known for its schools of gray reef sharks that cruise the edge of the wall. Dogtooth tuna, eagle rays, manta rays, white tip and hammerhead sharks, turtles, schooling barracudas, and schools of reef fish populate the site.
Wreck of the Iro Maru: A 145' long merchant ship sunk during World War II by American bombers, the Iro Maru sits upright in 120' of water. Three mast and gun turrets at the bow and stern support a large variety of invertebrates and hard corals. The main deck is at a depth of 80'with open holds containing oil drums and machinery.
Denges Passage: This natural channel, situated on Palau's eastern coast, is home to an entire family of cuttlefish. The uncommon creatures are as accommodating to photographers as they are rare. They are not often encountered by divers because of the relatively few locations in the world where they can be found, their ability to remain relatively motionless, and their excellent camouflage.
Ngedebus Coral Gardens: One of the best collections of hard corals in the Pacific, this dive features a spur and groove reef structure that supports turtles, cuttlefish, anemones, tridacna clams, white tip reef sharks, and thousands of small schooling fish.
German Channel: Home of Manta Rock, a natural cleaning station where giant manta rays come to have their bodies cleansed of parasites and debris by cleaner wrasses. Gray reef sharks also often avail themselves of the wrasses' services. The area is inhabited by barracudas, snappers, titan triggerfish, gobies, lionfish, leaffish, and an octopus. Nearby is a coral garden that features crocodile fish, nudibranchs, flatworms, anemones and clown fish.
Deluxe staterooms with a queen and single bunk, a private head and shower. Each stateroom has extra storage and individual climate controls. They have a safe aboard to store valuables such as passports, cash, credit cards or anything else you would like to store.
The Palau Aggressor II has a beautiful spacious salon, large shaded sundeck with chaise lounges and deck chairs, bar, and grill.
- 7 Nights Accommodation in an air conditioned stateroom with private bathroom
- 3 Gourmet Meals Daily
- Beverages both alcoholic and non alcoholic
- Up to 27 dives
- A Trip You Will Never Forget!
Not Included: Port fee $240, airfare, transportation to and from airport, crew gratuity, dive gear rental, travel and dive insurance, anything else not listed above.