Palau Islands
17-Oct-2022 to 27-Oct-2022
Koror to Koror
2 spaces available
17-Oct-2022
embark: 
Koror
    
2 spaces available
27-Oct-2022
disembark: 
Koror
embark:
Koror
disembark:
Koror
Lower Deck Premium Double 
4318 USD
2 spaces
Lower Deck Premium Double 
4318 USD
2 spaces
Lower Deck Premium Twin Share 
4318 USD
full
Lower Deck Premium Twin Share 
4318 USD
full
Lower Deck Premium Twin/Double 
4318 USD
full
Lower Deck Premium Twin/Double 
4318 USD
full

Mandatory extra charges per person

7 nights 200 USD or 10 nights 270 USD.<br>Fuel surcharge of 15 USD per person&#44; per night.
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Itinerary
Whats Included?
    Deck :  Lower Deck
    Max. occupation:  2
    En-suite Bathroom
    AC
    Fan
    Hair Dryer
    TV
    Refrigerator
    En-suite Bathroom
    AC
    TV
    Deck :  Lower Deck
    Max. occupation:  2
    En-suite Bathroom
    AC
    Fan
    Hair Dryer
    TV
    Refrigerator
    En-suite Bathroom
    AC
    TV
    Deck :  Lower Deck
    Max. occupation:  2
    En-suite Bathroom
    AC
    Fan
    Hair Dryer
    TV
    Refrigerator
    En-suite Bathroom
    AC
    TV

Why you should choose Palau Siren:
Attentive personal service, Fantastic food, 1:1 staff to guest ratio, Land visits included, onboard Masseuse, long term experienced crew and small dive groups.
A unique type of boat to the area and dedicated spawning trips that are not to be missed and the perfect boat for photographers.

The 40 metre Palau Siren luxury liveaboard offers year-round diving trips in Palau.
Built with the same specifications as her sister yachts, Philippine Siren and Indo Siren, the cabins are fixed double or twin bed arrangements, however there is the flexibility with 2 of the cabins which can be converted from twin to double to suit the needs of the guests.
The dining area is very spacious offering a great setting for all your meals.
The dive deck is perhaps the most spacious and comfortable you would have experienced with designated areas for charging and preparation of your camera and video equipment.
Palau Siren, as all Siren Fleet liveaboard yachts, truly sets out to be the pros choice for underwater photography and videography.

Palau Siren caters for up to 16 guests ensuring abundant space for all divers in 8 large air-conditioned cabins each with their own personal audio-visual entertainment system and ensuite bathrooms with hot water through central heating system, overbed reading lights and individual controls for your air-conditioning unit are provided for your convenience, as well as several cupboards for clothing and personal items, an in-cupboard safety box and a hairdryer.
Onboard Palau Siren there are 2 dive skiffs and this means the groups can be split dependant on experience level and site preference.

Dives are led by the 3 western instructors and groups are typically no more than 6:1 divers to guide ratio, though you may prefer to dive just with your buddy, the choice is yours.
Many of the channels have strong currents and reef hooks are an essential piece of diving equipment, however diving in Palau is suitable for all levels of experience.
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Palau Siren - schedule

Palau Siren - prices and what's included

Prices are per person per trip and based on 2 persons sharing a cabin.
Exact pricing is available on the schedule here as prices vary dependant on the time of year, destination and the length of the trip and sometimes special offers are available.

The trip price includes :
Return transfers between the nearest domestic airport and the vessel on embarkation and disembarkation days only,
Full board accommodation (based on shared occupancy),
Drinking water, tea, coffee, juices and soft drinks,
Up to 4 dives a day,
Single 11 Litre (80 cu ft) DIN/INT cylinder with air fills, weight belt and weights.

The trip price does not include :
Airfare (international and domestic),
Hotel stays/day rooms,
Insurance
Equipment rental,
Nitrox,
Beer,
Spirits,
Cocktails,
Wine,
On-board merchandise,
Crew and dive guide gratuities,
Marine Park & Port Fees.($200 for 7 nights and $270 for 10 nights - Subject to change)

Booking and Cancellation Terms and Conditions.
Booking deposit: 30% of your invoice total is required within 7 days of booking to confirm your booking.
Final payment of 70% is due to 90 days prior to the departure date to complete your invoice payment.
Individual bookings made less than 90 days before the departure date will be payable in full upon booking to confirm your booking.
Cancellation at any stage involves forfeit of monies already payed.

Full charter:
Booking deposit:
10% - within 7 days of booking - non-refundable
Second deposit:
20% 180 days prior to departure - non-refundable
Balance due
90 days before departure - non-refundable

Palau Siren - cabins

Palau Siren accomodates 16 divers in 8 large air-conditioned cabins.

  • Lower Deck Double Cabin
    There are 2 large air-conditioned double cabins each with their own personal audio-visual entertainment system and ensuite bathrooms with hot water.
    There are also overbed reading lights and individual controls for your air-conditioning unit to provide personal climate control as well as several cupboards for clothing and personal items and an in-cupboard safety box and hairdryer.
    There are also 2 extra cabins that can be either a Twin or a Double cabin
    Towels and a cotton bathrobe are provided for use in the cabin.

  • Lower Deck Twin Cabin
    There are 4 large air-conditioned twin cabins each with their own personal audio-visual entertainment system and ensuite bathrooms with hot water.
    There are also overbed reading lights and individual controls for your air-conditioning unit to provide personal climate control as well as several cupboards for clothing and personal items and an in-cupboard safety box and hairdryer.
    There are also 2 extra cabins that can be either a Twin or a Double cabin
    Towels and a cotton bathrobe are provided for use in the cabin.

  • Lower Deck Twin Cabin
    There are 4 large air-conditioned twin cabins each with their own personal audio-visual entertainment system and ensuite bathrooms with hot water.
    There are also overbed reading lights and individual controls for your air-conditioning unit to provide personal climate control as well as several cupboards for clothing and personal items and an in-cupboard safety box and hairdryer.
    There are also 2 extra cabins that can be either a Twin or a Double cabin
    Towels and a cotton bathrobe are provided for use in the cabin.

  • Lower Deck Twin Cabin
    There are 4 large air-conditioned twin cabins each with their own personal audio-visual entertainment system and ensuite bathrooms with hot water.
    There are also overbed reading lights and individual controls for your air-conditioning unit to provide personal climate control as well as several cupboards for clothing and personal items and an in-cupboard safety box and hairdryer.
    There are also 2 extra cabins that can be either a Twin or a Double cabin
    Towels and a cotton bathrobe are provided for use in the cabin.

  • Main Saloon Area

  • Camera charging Station

Lower Deck Twin Cabin
There are 4 large air-conditioned twin cabins each with their own personal audio-visual entertainment system and ensuite bathrooms with hot water.
There are also overbed reading lights and individual controls for your air-conditioning unit to provide personal climate control as well as several cupboards for clothing and personal items and an in-cupboard safety box and hairdryer.
There are also 2 extra cabins that can be either a Twin or a Double cabin
Towels and a cotton bathrobe are provided for use in the cabin.

Lower Deck Double Cabin
There are 2 large air-conditioned double cabins each with their own personal audio-visual entertainment system and ensuite bathrooms with hot water.
There are also overbed reading lights and individual controls for your air-conditioning unit to provide personal climate control as well as several cupboards for clothing and personal items and an in-cupboard safety box and hairdryer.
There are also 2 extra cabins that can be either a Twin or a Double cabin
Towels and a cotton bathrobe are provided for use in the cabin.

Lower Deck Twin / Double Cabin
There are 2 large air-conditioned extra cabins each with their own personal audio-visual entertainment system and ensuite bathrooms with hot water that can be either a Twin or a Double cabin.
There are also overbed reading lights and individual controls for your air-conditioning unit to provide personal climate control as well as several cupboards for clothing and personal items and an in-cupboard safety box and hairdryer.
Towels and a cotton bathrobe are provided for use in the cabin.

Palau Siren - itineraries

Getting to Palau : updated 28June 2022
As United airlines are still the only main airline into Koror right now, options are limited but they are becoming less so.
Clients from North America can drop in 5 times a week with United via Guam.
Flights from Europe and Australasia can drop in via Manila on Friday only at the moment but this is set to increase to twice a week from August as Tuesday flights are added.

Palau Islands, Micronesia Itinerary (7-10 nights)

The following is a sample itinerary of dive sites we may visit during your liveaboard cruise with the Palau Siren.
We wish to show you the very best diving possible, however, a number of factors determine which route the yacht takes and which dive sites we visit.
Weather, tides, currents and the number of other dive vessels at a particular site all play a part in the Cruise Director’s decision of where the Palau Siren is heading to.
This itinerary involves some long distance travel. Whilst we attempt to ensure the number of dives we have scheduled is fulfilled, bad weather can hinder the yacht’s ability to reach a specific dive site in good time.
The safety of our guests on board is paramount and we always do our best to offer diving at alternate locations, should we be unable to visit those sites listed below.

Your Cruise Director will schedule up to 4 dives per day; 3 day dives and either a sunset or a night dive. A typical diving day is scheduled as follows:
• Light Breakfast followed by a briefing & Dive 1
• Full Breakfast, relaxation followed by briefing & Dive 2
• Lunch, relaxation followed by briefing & Dive 3
• Snack
• Briefing for Sunset or Night dive
• Dinner

Generally, guests depart on a late evening flight on the day of disembarkation; therefore, we are able to schedule 3 dives on your final dive day. To remain on the safe side, we kindly request our guests to check their own flight times and ensure that they leave a minimum of 24 hours between their final dive and their flight home. Guests are welcome to suggest preferred dive sites to the Cruise Director. He/she will be happy to accommodate guests’ wishes, providing it is possible and the schedule allows for it.

Top Dive Sites - Palau

Big Drop-Off
A wall dive that begins as shallow as 2’ at low tide and drops to 600’. It is considered by most to be the most beautiful wall dive in Palau because of its abundance of hard and soft corals, seafans, schools of pyramid butterflyfish, and a multitude of tropical reef fish.

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. Two resident Napoleon wrasses often accompany the divers throughout their dive. Dogtooth tuna, eagle rays, manta rays, white tip and hammerhead sharks, turtles, schooling barracudas, and schools of reef fish populate the site.

Blue Holes
This is a series of four large holes in the top of the reef that converge to form a gigantic underwater chamber. The chamber has a huge opening on a wall that is home to soft corals, sea fans, sea whips and hard corals. Large pelagics often encountered here include tuna, jacks, gray and white tip reef sharks, barracuda and eagle rays. Grouper, Napoleon wrasse, triggerfish, Moorish idols, butterflyfish, anemones and turtles are common at this site, which is situated next to Blue Corner.

Chandelier Caves
A short swim through a tunnel at depth of 35’ opens into a cave consisting of three chambers. Beautiful stalactites formed by water dripping down through the rock island above, hang from the ceilings and give the caves their name. Tiny holes to the outside wood allow fresh air to enter the chambers so that divers can surface and admire the beautiful surroundings.

Denges Passage
This natural channel, situated on Palau’s eastern coast, is home to an entire family of cuttlefish. The uncommon creatures, related to the squid family, are as accommodating to photographers as they are rare. They are not often encountered by divers because of the relatively few locations in he world where they can be found, their ability to remain relatively motionless, and their excellent camouflage.

German Channel
This man-made channel through the southwest side of the barrier reef is home to two diving areas. One site, known as Manta Rock, is 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 also 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 clownfish.

New Drop-Off
Halfway between Blue Corner and Big Drop-Off, this vertical wall is similar to Blue Corner in that it is a shallow shelf that juts out into the ocean, catching the current and creating an upwelling that attracts schools of pyramid butterflyfish and barracudas, along with a number of gray reef sharks. The steep wall is covered with soft corals and seafans.

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.

Ngerchong
The island of Ngerchong, just beyond Denges Passage has two dive sites nearby: Ngerchong Outside and Ngerchong Coral Gardens. Ngerchong Outside is a sloping wall dive featuring sea fans, anemones, soft corals and many hard coral formations. Sharks, bumphead parrotfish, and schooling fish are frequently seen here, as well as an occasional manta ray. The Coral Gardens, also known as Ngerchong Inside, is probably the best dive in Palau for seeing an abundance and variety of hard corals. Table coral, staghorn coral, elkhorn coral, mushroom coral and brain coral are just some of the varieties of corals found here. In addition, many anemones with clownfish, along with cuttlefish, turtles and other fish thrive here. This dive can be enjoyed at any depth between 10’ and 80’.

Peleliu
The island of Peleliu, at the southern tip of the main archipelago of Palau, is bordered by magnificent walls. The dive sites include Peleliu Corner, Yellow Wall, and Orange Beach, among others. Peleliu dive sites are mainly steep walls covered with sea fans, sea whips, hard corals and anemones, but dominated by soft corals. Peleliu is an excellent place to observe large pelagic life, particularly sharks.

Short Drop-Off
A sloping wall just outside the entrance to Koror Harbor that is covered with giant seafans. The top of the wall is a beautiful coral garden loaded with tropical fish and invertebrates.

Siaes Tunnel
An extraordinary deep dive on the west side of the Palau, close to the Ulong Channel. The dive begins on a sheer wall with the opening of the tunnel starting at 70’. You enter through an opening, which is about 50’ across and 20’ high, and swim through the tunnel, which parallels the wall for 150’. The inside of the tunnel is a large cavern with a ceiling at 80-90’ and the floor at 120-130’. Halfway through the tunnel is a “Window” in the wall that looks out onto the deep blue. You exit through a large opening on the wall at 80’. Stingrays, turtles, schools of jacks, and sharks can be seen in and around the tunnel.

Ulong Channel
This channel is located on the west side of Palau, close to Siaes Tunnel and Wall. Its entrance is surrounded by walls that are topped by beautiful coral gardens. On the incoming tide, the mouth of the channel is filled with gray reef sharks. The channel extends for a distance of approximately one-half mile, averaging 100’ in width. The maximum depth is about 60’. Coral covered walls run the length of the channel on either side. A shallow ridge running the center of the channel is blanketed with soft corals, hard corals, sea fans, and anemones. Unique to this site is a huge patch of plate coral resembling lettuce leaves that is home to schools of squirrelfish, soldierfish and glasseyes. The current provides a gentle push, resulting in a beautiful, leisurely ride along the channel.

Wonder Channel
Located within the rock islands just a short distance from Jellyfish Lake and Clam City, this channel is best dived on the east side along a wall that starts at the surface and reaches a depth of 80’. Soft corals, sea fans, anemones, blue and red starfish, crown of thorns star-fish, crabs, pipefish, and a large variety of sea slugs, flat worms and nudibranchs can be found along this wall.

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 just 10 minutes south of Koror. 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.

Palau Siren - specs

Palau Siren liveaboard has been designed and constructed to the highest standards. She is equipped with the latest safety features including Automated Life Rafts, Life Jackets, Fire Extinguishers, Smoke Alarms, Emergency Long Distance Radio, Satellite Phones and EPIRB.

Each crew member of the S/Y Palau Siren has received extensive training in all aspects of safety, emergency management and evacuation procedures. Our crew keep their skills fresh and up to date with regular practice drills. The dive team are all emergency medical responders and on board you will find a fully stocked medical box for treating minor ailments and injuries, along with a full supply of medical grade oxygen and DAN Oxygen provider kits.

Upon boarding, guests will be requested to try out life jackets and briefed on emergency procedures by our cruise director. We also offer the optional use of the Nautilus Lifeline, which can be used by divers to contact the yacht in the unlikely event they surface separated from their group.

This is the only liveaboard we have been on where we were actually shown where our lifejackets are AND had a proper “muster drill” where we had to each get our lifejackets and go to the area where we would go in an actual emergency with our lifejackets. Never felt anything but safe on this trip.” Ann Mecklem, Palau Siren.

Expansive shaded diving deck area, with individual stations and personal storage drawers.
For your convenience each guest is provided with a numbered deck towel and more towels are available upon request
Air-conditioned lounge with cocktail bar, sofas, 42 inch flatscreen & movie network and library of books & games
Covered outdoor dining and refreshment area. All meals are served buffet style and guest may help themselves throughout the day to all soft drinks & snacks that are available
Enriched Air Nitrox is available for all certified Nitrox divers.
If you are not a certified Nitrox diver all our instructors can certainly teach you the Enriched Air Diver Specialty during your liveaboard trip
Upper level sun-deck with 8 cushioned loungers with side-table feature for your drink / book (un-shaded)
2 high-powered dive tenders accompany the S/Y Palau Siren. Allowing for diving in small groups with our 3 western dive instructors
Laundry Service - our housekeeper will launder your clothes and return to you the same day (0.50 euro per item)
Massage Service - available for 3 hours daily* for 25 Euro/ hour
Yacht Boutique, which includes a range of Siren Fleet clothing, reef hooks and nudi-pointers
Kayaks, for guest use FREE of charge
*Excepting arrival and departure days
Specialised features for Underwater Photographers & Videographers include:
Indoor & outdoor workstations for the preparation and maintenance of cameras and equipment
Large storage drawers for your peripheral items
Numerous charging points, adapters available (sockets are 2-pin European style)
Large rinse tanks with fresh water solely for camera and video equipment.

>All guests should ensure they have adequate dive and travel insurance from a reputable supplier such as DAN - Divers alert network.

Palau Siren - diving

Palau liveaboard diving is consistently chosen as one of the world's premiere diving destinations by several international diving publications, Palau features enchanting topside topography as well as breathtaking underwater landscapes. Experience big fish action at the Blue corner and New drop off. Shafts of light cutting through deep shadows create a near-religious experience at the Blue holes, German channel, Chandelier cave, Pelieu, Siaes tunnel, Ulong channel, Wrecks and many more Palau offers some of the most unique holiday possibilities: its natural beauty and untouched wilderness, intact culture, remoteness and stability combine to offer a fantastic destination for adventure seekers.

The spectacular walls along the barrier reef, including such favorites as Blue Corner, Ulong Channel, Big drop-off and many other sensational offer dive sites yet to be charted. You can expect mostly wall and drift diving with visibility ranging from 20m / 70 feet to 50m / 150 feet depending on prevailing conditions. All our boats are liveaboards for people enthusiastic or serious about their diving but also welcome snorkellers and non-divers who will have their own separate itinerary.

It is located between Guam, the Philippines and Papua New Guinea. Palau is a 400-mile long archipelago, which hosts one of the world's most unique phenomena - " Rock Island". These mushroom like islets are uninhabited and located in a large lagoon that has a vast concentration of corals, fish and other marine life. White sand beaches, lush jungle and remote waterfalls are just among the highlights of Palau.

The islands of Micronesia are scattered over three million square miles of the North Pacific. Palau is the Pacific’s newest nation, a Mecca for divers and home of the exquisite Jellyfish Lake. The Republic of Palau lies east of the Philippines and comprises of some 350 islands. They are grouped in six clusters stretching to 400miles from North to South, Kayangel Atoll to Tobi Islands.

Palau is world renowned as an unsurpassed dive destination that also offers the sublime Rock Islands, dramatic waterfalls, pristine white sand beaches and some of the most intriguing native flora and fauna found anywhere in the Pacific Ocean. Explore the beauty of Palau with the Big Blue explorer.

Palau has been described as one of the Seven Underwater Wonders of the World, with 700 species of coral and 1,200 species of identified fish. Palau provides some of the best diving to be found in Micronesia and ideally is suited for advanced divers.

The spectacular walls along the barrier reef, including such favorites as Blue Corner, Ulong Channel, Big drop-off and many other sensational offer dive sites yet to be charted. You can expect mostly wall and drift diving with visibility ranging from 20m / 70 feet to 50m / 150 feet depending on prevailing conditions.

Diving Palau by liveaboard brings you to the far flung dive sites along with some of the most renowned sites of this tiny island chain. The S/Y Palau Siren was constructed, like her sister ships, by the Worldwide Dive and Sail’s team of master yacht builders in Sulawesi, Indonesia. All the small touches and comfort of our Siren Fleet liveaboard yachts have been included, coupled with new design features and interior decoration to reflect the style of the Palauans.
Enriched Air Nitrox is available for all certified Nirox divers. If you are not a certified Nitrox diver all our instructors can certainly teach you the Enriched Air Diver Specialty during your liveaboard trip.

Diving in Palau affords the avid diver the opportunity to explore the nation’s varied and spectacular dive sites. Laying between the Philippine Sea and northern Pacific Ocean, these limestone islands surrounded by crystal clear cobalt blue water are home to a dazzling array of marine life. Divers travelling to Palau can expect to see a variety of reef sharks, huge schools of jacks and barracuda, manta and eagle rays, Napoleon wrasse and batfish coupled with many critters and impressive corals. Drift divesare the norm and there are plenty of wrecks to visit and of course no liveaboard dive safari would be complete without a visit to the now-famous “Jelly Fish Lake”.

Palau Siren cruises between wrecks and caves in Malakal Harbour, Ulong Island, German Channel, Ngemelis Island and Peleliu Island before returning to Koror. Our itineraries provide a mix of wreck diving, drift diving and night dives. Reef sharks can be seen in abundance, along with manta rays, stunning coral reefs and huge sea fans. A variety of smaller creatures can also be seen during our liveaboard diving trips.

Palau Siren - faqs

Standard Palau FAQS

Please note these are generic FAQs about Palau in general and not always boat specific.
If you are unsure about something please ask us to get confirmation.

Getting to Palau
We recommend that you arrive one night prior to the boat’s departure date to avoid any issues.
United Airlines currently holds flights to Palau via Guam (daily) or Manila on certain days.
Guam can be reached from Hawaii, Western USA, Australia, Seoul and Tokyo.
Manila is a major hub serviced by flights from Singapore, Bangkok, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur, amongst others, however, check up-to-date fares and schedules on United Airlines website or any booking agency like Kayak for instance.
Also be sure to check the up-to-date baggage restrictions and requirements for your flight.
Occasional direct flights to Palau are available from Taipei.
We recommend that you make reservations well ahead of time as well and purchase travel insurance also to cover any last-minute cancellations or health issues.

Entry requirements
U.S. citizens must show proof of U.S. citizenship (birth certificate or passport). Non-U.S. citizens must show passport. There is a free 30-day visa issued upon arrival.

Upon arrival
At the Palau airport, you will be picked up by your hotel or the boat representative and transported to the boat dependant on when you arrive.

Clothing
Bring very casual and lightweight clothing. Quick-dry material or light cotton works well, with maybe one long-sleeved shirt or sweater for chilly nights.
We also recommend a waterproof jacket or windbreaker. On the island, dress is very casual, though beachwear in town is inappropriate. We recommend bringing hats,sunscreen and sunglasses.

Language
Palauan and Englishare both official languages. Both are widely spoken.

Currency
The U.S. dollar is used throughout Palau. Credit cards are widely accepted.
There are quite a few 24-hour ATMs in banks on the main road in Koror, The Bank of Hawaii and Bank of Guam are represented.

Electricity
24-hour electricity comes in 110 and 220/240 volts, with standard U.S. outlets for two/three prong plugs.

Health
There is no malaria.
We recommend drinking bottled water.
The hospital on Palau is the Belau National Hospital, located in Koror and there are also two private clinics.
There is a hyperbaric chamber at the Belau National Hospital.<

Time zone
Palau, Japan and Korea are 9 hours ahead of GMT (Greenwich Mean Time, in London), Palau = GMT + 9.

Climate
Year round our climate is pretty uniform, at an average of 82 degrees F (27 C). Average humidity: 82 %. Rainfall, at 150 inches/year, can occur throughout the year.
Though sometimes it rains more during July through October, this “rainy season” doesn’t have a definitive start or end, and the weather is always changing and unpredictable.
However, it is always dive-worthy.
The warm tropical waters of Palau are pleasant throughout the year averaging 27°C (82 °F). Most guests will find a 3mm shortie or even a skin suit is appropriate, though if you feel the cold easily you may wish to opt for a 3-5mm long suit.

Hotel Reservations
Accommodations in Palau range from budget motels to very upscale resorts.

General and Diving Health
Health care is readily available in Palau. The Belau National Hospital is a professionally staffed hospital with an experienced barotraumas team. Follow normal precautions with food whilst travelling to prevent stomach upsets and be sure to drink bottled water only.
On board you will find a fully stocked first aid kit, AED and medical grade O2. Basic supplies will be made available to you, if you require medication please ask your cruise director. For diving related emergencies there is a recompression chamber in Koror.
Speedboat evacuation from the boat would be necessary thus diving specific insurance is a must on any liveaboard dive trip.
Dive insurance is mandatory as is your own personal dive computer (You can rent one for the trip if you do not have your own).
As well as the Mandatory Dive insurance we highly recommend trip cancellation and travel insurance on the off chance of cancelled flights / lost baggage / Covid issues or other unforeseen problems that hopefully will not occur.
Dive Assure offers covers for all these eventualities as well as complete Dive insurance all in one package.

What dive experience level is recommended for Palau Liveaboard trips?
Whilst most dives are suitable for divers of all levels, beginners may find some dives challenging and prefer to skip the dive.
Currents are to be expected at sites including Blue Corner and Ulong Channel. your cruise director and dive team will be on hand to advise so you may decided whether the dive is suitable for you.
Most Liveaboards require advanced experience or taking your PADI Advanced course whilst onboard to maximise your enjoyment from the trip.