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Micronesia & Pacific - Liveaboards


Choose a scuba diving holiday to Micronesia & the Pacific which offers adventures for those wanting an exploratory and exotic diving holiday. Meet unique and rare marine creatures and dive sites of unsurpassed beauty that will leave memories for a lifetime. Dive holidays in Micronesia are famous for the chance to see World War II wrecks.

Palau, made up of 300 mostly unihabited islands that look like 'mushrooms'. From caves to soft corals, mantas to giant shoals, sharks and 1500 variety of fish. This is a truly special destination.

Truk Lagoon famously has hundreds of World War II japanese wrecks lying in 35m water almost intact. Historically facinating and an excellent twin centre trip with Palau.

Explore the magic of Fiji and Hawaii aboard a luxury liveaboard or enjoy the pure escapism on the paradise island of Bora Bora in your own water villa.


Palau Aggressor II - Palau, Micronesia & Pacific

For your diving & liveaboard to Palau - Micronesia & Pacific, Palau Aggressor II is a 106ft aluminum yacht built and powered for comfort, safety and stability.

Location
The Palau Aggressor II docks at the Neco Marine (Malakai) Harbor in Palau.

Accommodation
Nine deluxe staterooms (8 with with double and single berths and 1 with a queen bed and double bed), private toilet and shower, individual climate control, closet and port window.

Facilities
Air-conditioned salon with entertainment centre with TV/DVD/CD, galley, sun deck with hot tub and deck chairs. Computer with email access. Onboard safety equipment including defibrillator and D.A.N. oxygen system. Photo lab.

Diving
Large well designed dive deck with divers own personal dive station with seat and locker. Air/nitrox fills.

Guam (1 night), Aggressor (7 nights), Palau (1 night), Guam (1 night) Sample Itinerary:

Fri Depart UK for Seoul. Overnight flight.

Sat Connect with flight to Guam.

Sun Arrive Guam early morning and transfer to the Guam Hilton. Evening depart Guam for Koror, Palau. Met on arrival and transferred to the Palau Aggressor. Evening, the crew hosts a welcome party followed by a delicious dinner and briefing, which outlines safety procedures and the week’s schedule.

Mon – Fri After a hearty breakfast, it is time to grab your BCD and gear up for the first dive at signature sites like Ulong Channel and the ship wreck Iro Maru. During a typical week, Aggressor guests dive Palau’s best areas including Blue Corner, German Channel, Drop-off Wall and Siaes Tunnel. Several sites have strong currents, therefore, Palau diving is recommended for minimum intermediate divers. All dives are conveniently made from the speedy dive skiff which comfortably accommodates all passengers. The skiff is safely boarded from the main deck and then lowered into the water by hydraulic cradle. Mid-week, the Aggressor heads south to Peleliu Island, weather permitting, for a WWII land tour and more fabulous diving.

Sat Diving ends before lunch with a last trip to Chandelier Caves. The Paula Aggressor returns to port approximately 2 p.m. The Captain and crew host an evening cocktail party at 18:00hrs. Dinner is not included this evening so the crew will arrange transportation to a local restaurant.

Sun Checkout time is 08:00hrs. Transfer to the Palau Pacific Resort. Late night transfer to the airport for flight to Guam.

Mon Arrive Guam early morning. Transfer to the Guam Hilton for overnight.

Tue Depart Guam for Seoul and connect with flight to the UK arriving late afternoon.

Itinerary may vary due to weather conditions.

 

Prices (7 nights) from:  Low   High 
Palau Aggressor  £1835 £1960

Note. Palau cruising tax US$35, Palau diving tax US$55, Palau airport departure tax US$20 payable locally. A non-refundable deposit of 35% is required at the time of booking. Final balance due 15 weeks prior to departure.

Fact File

Diving Conditions

House Reef Shore Diving Boat Diving Liveaboard Wreck Diving Tech Diving

Suitability:

Beginners 

Intermediates 

Advanced 

Technical 

Best Time: December - April.

Average Air temps: 29°C

Average Water temps: 28-29°C

Visibility: 25-50m

Top Dive Sites: World War II freigher, warships & aircraft including Japanese Wrecks - Iro Maru, Teshio Maru, Bichu Marus Iro and Japanese Zero fighter. Chandlier Cave with staletites & stalegmites. Pelelui Wall, Cut & Expressway.The Blue Corner Wall at Koror Island and Ulong Chanel. Highly recommended is the Jellyfish lake in Rock Islands accessible by rainforest hike inland and only with snorkelling.

Great Reasons to Dive in Palau

  • World class wreck & drift diving.
  • Shallow, wide caves & caverns.
  • Dives & courses for novice to advanced divers.
  • Big shoals - snappers, grunts,eagle ray & shark.
  • Stingless Jellyfish lake in Rock Islands.
  • Japanese Zero fighter accessible by snorkelling.
  • World class underwater photography sites - Mandarinfish!

 

Dive Holidays Sportif

Sportif Dive is a specialist tour operator offering a wide range of diving holidays all over the world. Our choice of destinations is extensive from established locations in the Red Sea, Maldives, Caribbean and the Far East to the exotic and unusual such as Rodrigues Island in the Indian Ocean, Wakatobi, Truk, Palau, South America & the Pacific. Whether you are looking to for a Learn to Dive course, group expedition or trip of a lifetime we can help. With over 30 years experience and a personal approach, we can advise on the ideal location to suit your needs, at a price to suit your budget.

Our extensive knowledge of the destinations means we can recommend the right location for you. Our diving centres are selected for their excellent standards of service and safety. Whatever your priority, whether starting out or wishing to dive a technically challenging site we can recommend a range of options offering the best diving for when you wish to travel. We can organise all your travel arrangements for you, pre-book equipment and diving packages in advance to maximise your time when you get there.

As an independent tour operator, we select only the hotels, liveaboards and diving centres that offer the best standards and quality of service but at the right price. Without the overheads of a large mass market operator, we can offer the best value diving holidays often with great discounts and special offers.

Our consultants have many years experience in travel and are divers. They are able to closely match your needs and take time to recommend from a carefully selected range of accommodation and diving packages. With first hand knowledge, they are passionate about diving and travel and providing the perfect holiday for you.

Sportif also have a specialist multisport division offering instruction and rental packages for windsurfing, kitesurfing and surfing. Our specialist centres are located in some of our diving resorts, often minutes from the Dive Centre for easy coordination of activities. Packages offered included taster and learn to right through to intensive coaching weeks up to expert level. Children can start from 8 years.

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