Diving Palau by liveaboard is the only way to truly appreciate this Pacific island gem, with its healthy reefs, wrecks and superb shark encounters.
Three ocean currents converge in Palau’s waters, bringing with them some of the most varied and impressive marine life in the world. Every imaginable species of coral and over 1,500 species of fish inhabit the rich reefs, with sharks and barracuda a common sight. In addition to the marine life, Palau is also an excellent wreck diving destination. During air raids in 1944, x48 Japanese ships and numerous American and Japanese planes were sunk in Palau. These wrecks are scattered all over Palau and whilst most of the ships sank near the Rock Islands there are many still to be discovered.
The itinerary below is based on a seven night trip on board the S/Y Palau Siren. Similar itineraries are available on other liveaboards.
Palau can experience strong currents and dives are often drift dives. We recommend it as a destination for more experienced divers.
Day1: Depart the UK for Palau, travelling via Asia
Days2-4: Arrive in Palau. Local diving
Arrive today and transfer to enjoy two nights in resort in Palau with two days local diving.
Days4-10: Dive Palau by liveaboard
Spend seven days exploring Palau's reefs, wrecks and more. Highlights include Malakal Harbour, Ulong Island, German Channel, Ngemelis Island and Peleliu Island.
Divers can expect to encounter white-tip and grey reef sharks, manta rays and reefs bursting with life.
Day11: Disembark. Continue local diving
After your liveaboard, enjoy a final two nights in resort with two days diving.
Alternatively, you may choose to extend your stay in Palau, visit Truk, Yap or even spend time to explore the Philippines.
Day13: Depart Palau
Depart Palau for Asia and overnight, before continuing your journey home.
Day14: Arrive UK
You should note: The above itinerary is a sample only and your actual liveaboard itinerary may vary. Marine park fees and fuel surcharges may apply. Prices based on a berth in a twin-share cabin.
Duration and price including flights from/to UK: 14 daysfrom £4,845 pp
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One of the world’s finest dive destinations, almost every imaginable species of coral and innumerable species of fish inhabit Palau’s rich reefs. Drift over spectacular reefs or dive on a WWII wreck, visit the jellyfish lake or kayak around the stunning Rock Islands.
Ideal for viewing: grey reef shark, spotted eagle ray, reef manta ray, white-tip reef shark, napoleon wrasse
This itinerary is available on the liveaboards shown below.
Please contact us for further recommendations.
Accommodating six passengers, the Ocean Hunter l is a motor-sailer specifically designed for the waters of Palau, which offer some of Micronesia’s finest snorkelling and diving, with sharks and barracudas a common sight.
A former research vessel, the Ocean Hunter lll has been designed to a high specification for divers to explore the waters of Palau and the western Pacific. With a shallow draft, it can reach sites inaccessible to larger liveaboards.
This luxurious liveaboard departs Koror for a week's diving adventure around the islands of Palau, and features all the modern amenities a diver could need. Dive highlights include channels, wrecks, shark encounters and caves.
Part of the Aggressor Fleet, this is a comfortable yacht, built and powered for comfort, safety and stability. She visits Palau’s best dive sites to encounter some of the most varied and dazzling marine life in the world.
The luxurious S/Y Palau Siren is a traditional phinisi boat, custom designed and handcrafted from ironwood and teak. Trips operate throughout the year to one of the most diverse diving destinations in the world.
Carolines Resort offers traditional style bungalows, inspired by Palauan architecture, located on a secluded hilltop overlooking the stunning Philippine Sea. Guests have access to the only private beach in Koror.
This award-winning luxurious resort is located on the western shores of Arakebesang Island in Koror, a short drive from the airport. Set in lush tropical gardens with the Pacific Ocean lapping at its white sandy shores, it’s an idyllic delight.