Palau Rock Islands Aggressor - Pacific

  • Guests 18
  • Rooms 8 deluxe cabins and 1 main deck double stateroom
  • Restaurants High standard Aggressor on board menu
  • Food and Drinks Inclusive of soft drinks & local beer or wine
  • Facilities Stable catamaran hull design
  • Diving All diving from the tender
  • Diving Extras Please request equipment before travel
  • Internet Access Email is available at charge

About Palau Rock Islands Aggressor

The Aggressor fleet is synonymous with quality and in Palau they hit the mark once again with the Palau Rock Islands Aggressor. This catamaran easily navigates between the lush rocky outcrops that form the Palau archipelago to get you further than the reach of day boats on a voyage of discovery. Dive up to 4 times a day on reefs, walls and wrecks. And in between you have the creature comforts that Palau Rock Islands Aggressor is so famous for. Together the Palau Rock Islands Aggressor and Palau are an irresistible combination.

Palau Rock Islands Aggressor sleeps 18 people between 8 deluxe staterooms and 1 double cabin (no master staterooms). Each stateroom has a queensize bed plus a bunk as well as en suite and air con. Finished to the exacting standards of the Dancer Fleet, luxurious comfort best describes the facilities on board. The entertainment centre is the hub of the large saloon and dining area. The chef whips up a varied menu for the week of international dishes served to your table each and every day. Soak up the tropical rays on the upper deck from a hammock or find a shaded lounger for some relaxation. The unique indoor/outdoor wet bar becomes the focal point once the day's diving is done. From sun up to sun down, Palau Rock Islands Aggressor will become your home from home.

As you sail between Palau's many mushroom shaped rock islands feel your dive nerve tingle. Beneath the warm waters there are an estimated 1000 dive sites just begging to be explored. Pristine hard and soft coral reefs are commonplace and home to marine life in abundance. Swim between the giant sea fans and admire triggerfish, jacks and snapper as they dart about. Octopus, clownfish and garden eels hide away. On the deep walls grey reef sharks school whilst leopard sharks rest on a sandy seabed. Dive on Second World War Japanese wrecks that lie inside the lagoon. Snorkel in the incredible jellyfish lake amid thousands of sting free jellies. The diversity needs to be seen to be believed and makes Palau a premier diving destination.

Deluxe stateroom

Queen bed (lower) and single bed (upper) bunk-style, private facilities, closet, picture window, hair dryer, and A/C climate control. Located on main deck.

Double stateroom

Double bed (lower) and double bed (upper) bunk-style, private facilities, closet, port hole window through the door looking onto the dive deck, hair dryer, AC climate control. Located on the dive deck.

All diving is made from the diving tender

Boat layout

Brian & Anne

2011-02-11 13:48:41

We are lucky enough to have dived all around the world but our trip on Palau Rock Islands Aggressor was the best ever! The boat is super, it is custom-designed for divers, spacious,comfortable and in immaculate condition. The crew were great, always cheerful and helpful but nevertheless professional. The food was superb, comparable with any very good hotel. The diving was pretty good too to say the least, with something for everyone: mantas, sharks, turtles, mandarin fish and much more, not to mention wrecks, caves and caverns. In short, a really fantastic trip! Brian & Anne, Salisbury

Frequently Asked Questions

Location

Located between Guam, The Philippines and Papua New Guinea, Palau is a 640km long archipelago that harbours one of the world’s greatest concentrations of corals, fish and other marine life. The Palau islands include more than 200 islands, of which only eight are inhabited. Having emerged from the United Nations trusteeship in 1994 it is one of the worlds youngest and smallest sovereign states. Few other travel destinations in the world can compete with Palau when it comes to diversity - sharks, mantas, wrecks, caves, reefs and the unique Jelly fish lake. Palau is a scuba destination like no other. Many of the dive sites are reachable from both resort and liveaboard. Scuba Travel have worked for many years with the premier scuba diving operators in Palau and we're more than happy to help you discover this fantastic destination.

Weather and Climate

Palau enjoys a tropical climate all year round with an annual mean temperature of 28 °C. Rainfall can occur throughout the year, averaging a total of 150 inches (3,800 mm). The average humidity over the course of the year is 82%, and although rain falls more frequently between July and October, there is still much sunshine. Typhoons are rare as Palau is outside the main typhoon zone. Water temps are usually around 28C

Travel

Flight options

There are no direct flights to Palau. The best route is via Manila (you may need to overnight here) and then onto Palau. On some dates the flight will stop in Guam before landing on Koror. You will fly with United Airlines between Manila and Palau. We are able to book most major airlines as far as Manila.  If you have a specific airline you prefer to fly with, simply let us know in your booking request.  A supplement may apply for regional departures.  Times and any applicable supplements will be confirmed by your travel consultant before you finalise your holiday.  If you wish to make your own flight arrangements to Koror, let us know and we can remove the cost of the international flights from your quote. We are unfortunately not able to redeem airmiles on your behalf.  Please do not confirm any flight arrangements yourself before your holiday is confirmed by us.  

Stopovers

You can chose to break your journey in Manila or en route with your airline. Singapore, Hong Kong or Dubai are popular options.

Arrange before you go

Visa requirements

UK passport holders are able to obtain a visa on arrival. Please ensure your passport has 6 months validity from your return date to prevent any issues with immigration. Guam is a US protectorate - you must have a valid ESTA before travel if your flights transit through Guam. It is your responsibility to ensure your passport is valid and you fulfil entry requirements. Regulations can change: please review current FCO advice: click here

Insurance

Scuba Travel requires all of our customers to have diving insurance.  Please make sure that you have appropriate cover for your diving activities.   We also strongly recommend you have travel insurance.  It’s worth taking out travel insurance once you have paid your deposit to ensure you are covered for unforeseen events and cancellation. Find out more about our combined dive and travel policy click here

Immunisations

Please speak to your local GP or check out the latest NHS advice on travel immunisations:  click here

Preparing to fly

Seating

You will be able to manage your booking online once you have been ticketed (after you have paid your holiday balance).  Most airlines will now enable you to select your seating at this point.  There may be a small charge for prebookable seating before online check in opens.  Please speak to the airline for more information about charges.

Check in

As you are flying with a scheduled airline, you will be able to check in online with your airline.  Please visit their website for more information about when online check in opens.

Lounge

An airport lounge is a great way to start your holiday or to while away flight connections in comfort.  Scuba Travel works with Lounge Pass to offer a huge range of affordable airport lounges around the world. click here

Parking

Prebook your airport parking to save money!  If you have a long way to travel, why not also look at booking an airport hotel.  These aren’t as expensive as you might think.   click here

What happens when I arrive?

On arrival in Palau you will need to clear immigration and collect your baggage.  You will then be met outside of arrivals by a representative from your liveaboard or resort.  Some reps are able to meet you airside. They will be holding a board with either your destination or your name on it.   If you have any issues at all locating your rep, please contact us.  We have an emergency contact, manned by a member of the team here in the UK.  Please call 0044 7747 488 002.  We will be able to help your rep locate you in the airport.  

Transfers

All transfers will have been arranged for you. Transfers are by land and not usually more than about 30mins.

Departures

Return transfer details will be advised locally. There is a $50 departure tax & green fee on leaving Palau

Info

Included in your holiday

Excluded

additional kit hire, nitrox and any souvenirs.

Tipping

Crew gratuities are not included in the charter. Aggressor believe gratuities should be voluntary and based upon the quality of service the crew has provided. When settling your account Friday morning, the Captain will have an envelope for gratuities that will be divided equally among the crew. Payment can be made by cash, traveler’s checks or credit card.

Currency

US Dollars

Phone coverage

Private calls may be made from the yacht. Email is available onboard through the satellite system. There is a charge for incoming and outgoing email.

Plugs and electricity

Electrical outlets onboard are standard US 110 volt.

Extras

Hire equipment

A full line of Aqua Lung rental gear is available onboard including regulators, BCs, dive computers, and night-lights. If any of your dive equipment fails while onboard, the crew will loan you equipment free of charge.

Extras

Several diving specialty courses are offered onboard including Nitrox, Advanced Open Water, UW Photography, Master Diver and more. Open Water Certification Courses & Check-Out Dives are offered as well.

Souvenirs

There is a mini-boutique onboard, which sells a selection of logo clothing including t-shirts, caps, CD’s and miscellaneous items. One day during the week, the crew will have a ‘boutique day’. The Fiji Aggressor accepts cash, traveler’s checks, American Express, Visa & MasterCard. Sorry, no personal checks, or Discover Cards. Many credit card companies are charging a conversion fee. If this happens to you, please contact your credit card company.

Nitrox/Gas

unlimited Nitrox is $100 per week

Payments

Deposits and Balances

Special payment conditions apply to this booking. Your travel consultant will confirm the deposit required to secure your booking. All deposits and interim payments (where required) are non refundable. Cancellation at any stage will be with full loss of all monies paid to date.

Ways to pay

We charge 2% on credit card transactions but nothing on UK debit card payments. All non sterling card payments will be subject to the 2% surcharge. Alternatively, you are welcome to pay via bank transfer. Overseas transfers must add £6 to the sterling total to cover international handling fees.  We are not able to accept PayPal transactions. 

Group Payments

If you have booked as part of a group, you can still call and pay directly without needing to go via your group leader.  Please have your trip reference number to hand to help us locate your holiday as quickly as possible.  You will receive a transaction receipt - your group leader will forward your ATOL certificate and booking confirmation

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