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Palau Dive Centre - Palau, Micronesia and Pacific

The Palau dive centre, established in 1972, is a pioneer for diving in Palau, recognised as a PADI 5* Gold Palm GoPro IDC centre.

The centre is located in Palau’s capital Koror, 20 minutes from the Palau International Airport and a short 10 minute drive from our recommended hotels.

Facilities & Services
The centre hosts a range of facilities available to customers. There is a wide selection of the latest fully serviced rental equipment, as well as a variety of dive and Palau related merchandise. A state of the art photo shop offers digital and film cameras to rent, the ability to digitally edit footage and print glossy high resolution photos, and even can produce a custom video to provide a wonderful memory from your trip. A repair shop with experienced technicians can service dive equipment including parts from all main manufacturers. There is also a classroom providing a relaxed space to take courses, along with computer/internet access. There are separate rinsing facilities for diving gear and photographic equipment, ventilated gear storage to allow the equipment to fully dry and hot fresh water showers. For those seeking an adventure away from the water, the centre also organises Off Road Jungle Tours around Babeldaob, Palau’s big island. WWII relics, abandoned villages and waterfalls are among the sights to be seen.

There are numerous “must see” dive sites available, with a choice of wrecks, reefs, drop offs, caves and more, including some of the highlights at Ngemelis and Peleliu. Some of the famous sites to visit here include the stunning Blue Holes, German Channel, known for its Manta Rays, and the Peleliu Expressway, considered one of the ultimate drift dives. A number of the sites are in shallow waters which make them an ideal location for underwater photography, as well as offering snorkelling opportunities. The centre currently has eleven boats in use, all with cushioned seating and dry storage compartments. The numbers of divers per boat are strictly limited, offering the opportunity to explore the reefs at your leisure with few divers around you.

Dive Packages
The Palau dive centre offers a morning dive trip which would generally leave around 8:30am and return anywhere between 3:30pm-5:30pm, with 2 tank dives before lunch and optional third dive before returning to the dive dock.




 3 days dive package (6 dives)


 5 days dive package (10 dives)


 10 days dive package (20 dives)


Minimum number of people required The above trips include lunch, drinks, tanks*, weights, weight belt, boat, guide and transfers between the dive shop and your hotel (within Koror). 
*Air and 32% Nitox mix included. Additional charge applicable for other mix / technical. 
Dive Permits are not included and must be paid separately.

Dive Courses
The Palau dive centre offers the full range of all PADI courses; amongst the most popular are Discover Scuba, Open Water Diver, Advanced Open Water Diver, Rescue Diver, Divemaster, Wreck Diver, Deep Diver and Drift Diver courses. Also available are Enriched Air (Nitrox) Diver and  IDC (Instructor development course). There is even a Blue Corner Distinctive Speciality course available, designed by the centre and validated by PADI’s speciality course label. This course takes one day to complete and offers the chance to dive with sharks, eagle rays, Napoleon Wrasse, turtles and more, all whilst gaining a PADI certified qualification. All should be booked in advance of arrival to ensure availability.




 PADI Open Water (4 days)


 Advanced PADI OW


Speciality courses


Courses include use of equipment. Certification fee and PADI manual are payable locally.

Fact File

Diving Conditions

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Best Time: October - April.

Average Air temps: 29°C

Average Water temps: 27-29°C

Visibility: 25-60m

Top Dive Sites: World War II freighter, warships and aircraft including Japanese Wrecks - Iro Maru, Teshio Maru, Bichu Maru and Japanese Zero fighter, Jake Seaplane. Chandelier Cave, Peleliu Wall, Cut and Expressway. Highly recommended is the Blue Holes and Blue Corner Wall at Koror Island, New and Big drop offs, German and Ulong Channels.

Great Reasons to Dive in Palau

  • World class WWII wreck and drift diving.
  • Wall diving plus shallow, wide caves and caverns.
  • Shark diving weeks.
  • Big shoals - snappers, grunts, barracuda, Eagle rays and mantas.
  • Macro and underwater photography sites - Mandarinfish!
  • Land, snorkel and kayak tours.


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.

Sportif Dive are an ATOL bonded operator which means that every element of your holiday is secure. With the worry of disruption to your holiday plans from weather disruption or airline failure you can be sure that we will be there to help every step of the way.