Group Dive Tour aboard S/Y Palau Siren
March 12-22, 2020 Savings of $425 per diver
Liveaboard Diving in Palau -- Situated between the Philippine Sea and northern Pacific Ocean, Palau is in the midst of the coral triangle. Lush green limestone islands are surrounded by crystal clear cobalt blue water and home to a dazzling array of marine life. Many well-traveled divers would consider Palau to be their most favorite Pacific dive destination. Diving in Palau by liveaboard yacht affords the avid diver the opportunity to explore the best of this island nation's diverse and spectacular dive sites.
S/Y Palau Siren -- The 40-metre Palau Siren luxury liveaboard offers year-round diving trips in Palau, Micronesia. Built with the same specifications as her sister yachts, the S/Y Philippine Siren and the S/Y Indo Siren, the cabins are either fixed double or twin bed. There are two cabins which can be converted from twin to double to suit guest needs. 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 will experience. The Palau Siren has designated indoor and outdoor work stations for charging, preparation and maintenance of camera and video equipment. Large storage drawers for peripheral items are available, as well as numerous charging points, with adapters available. Sockets are 2-pin European style at 220v or 110v. There are large rinse tanks with fresh water solely for camera and video equipment. This beautiful liveaboard vessel truly sets out to be the pros choice for underwater photography, videography, and great diving. Nitrox fills are provided at no additional charge.
The Diving -- 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 dives are the norm and there are also plenty of wrecks to visit. Add to this the amazing top-side scenery and WWII history and you have an amazing trip ahead.
Your Cruise Cost Includes:
- Transfers from the airport to the boat, or from your local hotel in Koror to the Siren
- Return transfers from the boat to the airport or local hotel in Koror
- All meals and snacks, coffee, tea, soft drinks and local beer. Wine and spirits are available for an additional fee.
- Up to 32 dives inclusive of night dives
- Complimentary Nitrox for Nitrox-certified divers
- Complimentary use of Aqua Lung BCs, regulators, 3 mm shorty wetsuits, mask and fins if needed.
- Note: Dive computers are required and may be rented for USD $5 per day. Underwater lights are available for rent at $5 per day.
Tour Guide Susan Young -- In addition to the expert services of the Palau Siren's highly experienced Captain, crew and dive guides, you will enjoy the services of Island Dreams' scuba travel expert Susan Young. A NAUI and TDI Scuba Instructor, Susan lived in Grand Cayman for almost fifteen years, 1989-2004. She worked for Red Sail Sports at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cayman, is Tri-Mix certified, and holds a U.S. Coast Guard 100-ton Master Ship Captain's license. Over the years Susan has accumulated a great knowledge of diving and dive travel. We are certainly pleased to have Susan at Island Dreams Travel, where she is again able to share her expertise, insight, and enthusiasm with you.
|Island Dreams' Palau Dive Tour
S/Y Palau Siren * March 12-22, 2020
|Itinerary||Cruise Dates||Pricing||Deluxe Stateroom
price per person
|10-night Cruise||March 12 - 22, 2020||Cruise price
Savings of $425 per diver
|Marine Park Fee
Payable on board at conclusion of cruise
Pricing -- All rates are per person, based on twin-share in a double occupancy cabin, quoted in U.S. dollars and subject to change. Island Dreams will do its best to accommodate single travelers willing to share a cabin with a same-gender roommate.
$425 Discount: By booking a full boat charter, years in advance, Island Dreams provides you this cruise at $425 per person off the Palau Siren's regular rate.
Rates Include -- Local transfers in Palau, onboard accommodation, diving, meals, snacks and soft drinks, local beer, dive equipment as needed, weights and belt, tanks fills.
NITROX Included -- At no additional charge, Nitrox fills are available to Nitrox-certified divers.
Cabins -- Palau Siren has eight double occupancy guest cabins, accommodating a total of 16 guests. Each cabin has ensuite toilet and shower. Six cabins are set up for twin-share lodging and two are double cabins. All accommodations are air-conditioned. See a picture of the deck plan below.
Mandatory Evacuation Insurance -- Divers Alert Network (DAN) or equivalent diver insurance is mandatory.
Rates do not include: International and domestic flights, Marine Park Fee, Port Fee, dive light or dive computer rental.
Air Travel to Palau -- Travel to Palau is offered primarily on United Airlines and Korean Air (an airline partner with Delta). For our trip boarding Palau Siren on March 12 (no later than 6 PM), you should plan your flights to depart the States about the 9th or 10th or March, to allow for travel time and crossing the International Date Line (which vaults us into the next day!). If possible, we suggest arriving Palau a day or two prior to boarding, to rest a bit and rehydrate from the travel; Island Dreams can provide lodging options for travelers who arrive prior to cruise departure. Airline schedules for our trip on the Palau Siren will not be available to research until approximately 11 months in advance of our departure date, or around the end of April 2019. Contact us at Island Dreams Travel for assistance with your airline travel.
Documentation -- Citizens of the United States are granted a one-year visa upon arrival. Passport holders of most other western countries may obtain a 30 day tourist visa on arrival, at no extra charge. All visitors to Palau are required to be in possession of a current passport and a return airline ticket. Passports should be valid for at least six months from date of entry into Palau. Airfare to Palau, and any hotel overnights, are at the guest's expense. Should you require it, Island Dreams stands ready to assist you with air travel information and flight reservations.
Micronesia Departure tax -- A departure tax of USD $20 and a $30 "Green Fee" are collected at the airport when checking in for your flight home. The "Green Fee" is used to fund Palau's Protected Area Network conservation purposes, and is separate from the $270 marine park fee paid on board the boat. The departure tax and Green Fee are accepted in US cash only ~ be sure to budget your cash for this!
Additional Info -- A great deal of additional data about this tour may be found here: S/Y Palau Siren -- FAQ
Availability is Limited -- Island Dreams' group tours routinely sell out as much as one year in advance. This cruise has only 16 berths, and we have not sponsored a Palau trip in quite a few years. If you are interested in reserving your place on this liveaboard adventure, please contact us now. 1-800-346-6116, or email Susan@divetrip.com. We are here to serve you.