Holiday Reference: TRP 38091

Holiday information

  • Stunning, modern Palau liveaboard
  • Double, twin and quad cabins to chose from
  • Outdoor dining lounge
  • Camera suite with computers - "digital darkroom"
  • As standard your trip is based on a deluxe cabin space on a full board basis, and cabin upgrades are available
  • An average itinerary offers 3-4 guided dives a day, with air fills 12lt tanks and weights
  • All non alcoholic drinks are included in your full board package
  • Airport transfer to and from your embarkation/disembarkation point are included
  • This holiday does not include any international flights to Koror (ROR). Ask for a competitive quote to add international flights and any Palau hotel stays.
  • Excluded are alcohol, additional kit hire, nitrox (7 nights $135), 15lt or sidemount tank hire, and any souvenirs. You will need to pay the Peleliu and Koror diving permit/room tax ($130) and jellyfish lake & Rock Island permit for the optional day tour at the end ($50).
  • Tipping is entirely at your discretion. We do not make recommendations as to how much to tip. Should you wish to leave a tip for the guides and crew, it should reflect the level of service you have enjoyed.
  • On leaving Palau there is a $50 green departure tax.

Liveaboard Details

Palau is one of the most diverse diving environments you will find, with wrecks, reefs, pleagics and macro all vying for your attention. The full range of sites is undoubtedly best visited from a liveaboard - dive Palau from Solitude 1 and you are g ...

Palau is one of the most diverse diving environments you will find, with wrecks, reefs, pleagics and macro all vying for your attention. The full range of sites is undoubtedly best visited from a liveaboard - dive Palau from Solitude 1 and you are guaranteed an experience you will treasure for a lifetime. This is a dive boat wholly dedicated to your diving enjoyment. No detail has been overlooked in building one of the regions most luxurious liveaboards.

There are 10 cabins across Solitude 1, sleeping up to 22 divers, in bright, airy cabins. All are beautifully finished, with your comfort in mind. Most of the cabins are below decks, with 1 double king bed and 3 double cabins with a single bunk above. There is then a quad share, with 2 bunks and 2 single beds. On the main deck there are 2 staterooms - one king bed double and one twin share. No matter how your cabin is configured, you will enjoy air con, safe, dressing gowns, a hair dryer and flat screen TV with USB support.

In between dives, you will tuck into a range of freshly prepared meals, served in either the indoor lounge or outdoors. No matter what time of day or night, there is always a tasty bite to eat on offer. Catch up with your fellow divers as you enjoy a cold beverage at the end of an astonishing day's diving. There is a spacious sun deck, where the on board massage therapist is often found hard at work! Or check our images in the dedicated digital dark room. This is the perfect place to charge all your camera gear and stow it safely. The dive deck itself is vast, with huge amounts of space to kit up. You can find all mod cons and safety kit on board. With the crew's help gearing up, in no time at all you will be diving into Palau's incredible waters.

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Itinerary Details

Palau is a distant land filled with adventure. The best way to see as much as possible of this idyllic destination is from the decks of a liveaboard.

Palau Discovery Description

Palau is a distant land filled with adventure. The best way to see as much as possible of this idyllic destination is from the decks of a liveaboard. So jump aboard the Palau Discovery for a dive holiday with distinction. Submerse yourself in an underwater cave or snorkel with stingfree jellyfish in their thousands... these are only some of the exquisite dives you can do over the course of the week's discovery. Pristine reefs, Second World War wrecks and an abundance of marine life await.

Starting from Koror the boat weighs anchor and often heads towards Helmet Wreck. Even the check dive is a marvel on this itinerary! Dive German Channel and the Ngemelis region. There are many sites here but amid the most famous are Blue Holes, Big Drop Off and the Ngedebus coral gardens. Explore every nook and cranny as you come face to face with Palau's pelagics. Set sail for Peleliu to dive the Expressway, Corner and White Beach. You can also go ashore to visit the island. A must see highlight is a snorkeling trip to the Jellyfish lake - a marine rarity! Around Ulong you dive at Siaes Tunnel and Corner... and of course Shark City. And then you get to the wrecks. Iro and Chuyo Maru are excellent dives, crawling in fish life, and a vivd reminder of the strategic role Palau played in the Second World War. The Palau Discovery lives up to it's name. You can discover just what makes this dream destination such a must see for divers. The fish life goes from macro to the biggest pelagics. Manta swoop in the blue around German Channel whilst leopard sharks rest of the seabed. Grey reefs and white tips can be seen at many of the drop offs and Shark City also boasts nurse sharks. Siaes is the place to look for marlin and sailfish whilst New Drop Off is just swarming in snappers, jacks, tuna and fusiliers. The scenery itself is breath taking. Chandelier Cave boats clinging stalactites whilst the Blue Hole has long whip corals and dappled light streaming through the reef face. Huge sea fans are commonplace and the soft corals bring life and colour to the reef.

The Palau Discovery will suit anyone that wants to visit an exclusive and remote location, no matter what experience level. Get away from the masses as the boat meanders through the islands. Some sites are sheltered from currents whilst others are speedy drifts so it is important to be prepared for different diving conditions. Many divers travel with cameras to record Palau's rich beauty and the boats are fully equipped for photography and video. Some liveaboards can cater for nitrox and technical divers so do ask about your options when booking. Palau might be far from the UK but it's secluded location only adds to its charm. The Palau Discovery is an ideal way to experience the very best that the region has to offer. Wrecks, reefs, caves and marine life a plenty - there is so much to see that every dive is a fresh adventure. Take a tour of Palau for a liveaboard you will never forget.

PLEASE BE AWARE: The Jellyfish lake is currently closed to allow for the population to rejuvenate. You will not be able to snorkel here until it is re-opened by the Palau park authorities.

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Your holiday details

A fresh, new, modern luxury liveaboard in Palau - join Solitude 1 for sharks, walls, channels and wrecks dives as well as the unique jellyfish lake. Your trip starts on arrival in Koror where you will be met and taken to the boat. An average 7 night itinerary offers between 17-19 dives, with 12lt tanks, weights and guiding. As standard your trip is based on a deluxe cabin space on a full board basis, but a quad cabin or stateroom upgrades are available at the time of booking. At the end of your trip you will return to Koror. Excluded are alcohol, additional kit hire, nitrox (7 nights $135), 15lt or sidemount tank hire, and any souvenirs. You will need to pay the Peleliu and Koror diving permit/room tax ($130) and jellyfish lake & Rock Island permit for the optional day tour at the end ($50). On leaving Palau there is a $50 green departure tax.

This holiday does not include international flights to Koror (ROR). We strongly recommend you add a night hotel before and possibly after your liveaboard, depending on your flight times. These can be added to your booking, with a wide range of airlines, including regional departures. Please ask your consultant for competitive quote. Do not book any flights until your boat space is confirmed by Scuba Travel. Do be aware that if your flight routes through the USA you must have an ESTA prior to travel.

* prices are subject to change according to availability at the time of booking


 

Your Personal Information


Please DO NOT book any connecting flights, insurance, or additional parts to this holiday as your trip is subject to availability and will NOT be confirmed until you have spoken with our operators. If you have any requests beyond our normal itineraries please note them in the comments and we will discuss these with you when we call to arrange your holiday.

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