Ultimate Diving Destination with Go Dive Launceston and Southern Tasmania Divers

Palau - Micronesia

Special Group Departure

22 May – 31 May 2020
9 days / 8 nights ex Sydney
Diver from $ 3,895

Palau, one of the most glittering jewels in the Coral Triangle, dazzles with hundreds of limestone islands, dozens of lakes -some trapping jellyfish-, protected coves and massive reef walls offering exhilarating drift dives, spectacular coral formations and dense schools of pelagics. Volcanic in origin and buffeted by equatorial currents, Palau’s rock islands and fringing reefs have been shaped and eroded by rain, wind and extreme changes in ocean levels over millions of years into a wonderland of caverns, caves and swim-throughs to delight divers, snorkellers and kayakers alike. With the nearest islands more than 2000 km away and the surrounding ocean trenches thousands of metres deep, no further persuasion is needed for Palau’s abundant marine residents to stick around. Dive sites like Ngemelis Wall, Ulong Channel, Blue Corner and German Channel are legendary. A typical Palau dive day could start with a descent from the reef top through vertical tunnels, exiting on the wall, slowly drifting back towards the reef top and taking position along the reef edge, tethered by reef hooks, to marvel at the school of sharks only metres away which don’t need such contraptions to stay motionless in the fast accelerating current. Unhooking means tumbling and getting blown off the reef, but the boat is already there, waiting to scoop up a group of happy divers, only to drop them off a few hours later at an equally exciting site to encounter oceanic manta rays.

Airfares and Taxes

Return flights ex Sydney to Palau via Taipei (Taiwan) with China Airlines subject to change conditions apply
Australian departure taxes and applicable airline taxes
($330 & subject to change)

Accommodation, Meals and Transfers

Return airport transfers in Palau
7 nights twin share accommodation in a Deluxe Town View Room at the
Palasia Hotel, Palau

Diving Package

10 boat dives with Sam’s Dive Tours, Palau
Includes: tanks, weights, dive guide services, lunch and refreshments on diving days, free Nitrox up to 32% for Nitrox certified divers, unlimited dives on Sam’s Macro Wall, hotel transfers and Bonus 3rd dive at Chandelier Cave
NOTE: It is mandatory for divers in Palau to carry their own Surface Marker Buoy

Price does not include

Travel insurance and personal spending money
Dive permits: Koror State $100.00 USD pp Peleliu State $30.00 USD pp

Booking conditions and requirements

Prices subject to change at any time without notice due to supplier rate
changes. (Based on 1 AUD = USD 0.70) See other terms and conditions as per the
Dive Adventures website: www.diveadventures.com.au
To secure your place on this expedition, you will need to complete a booking form
and return it together with a non refundable deposit amount of $500 per person.

Booking Ref: 23993