is part of the Micronesia Island chain and is beautifully located just
7° north of the equator in the western Pacific Ocean. It lies 1000km
east of the Philippines. Palau includes more than 200 islands, of which
only eight are inhabited. With three exceptions, all of the islands are
located within a single barrier reef and represent two geological formations.
The largest are volcanic and rugged with interior jungle and large areas
of grassed terraces. The Rock Islands are a limestone formation, while
Kayangel, at the northernmost tip, is a classic coral atoll. This gives
Palau some of the most favorable tropical weather on earth. Palau beckons
to you with some of the world's most awesome natural wonders.
Micronesia has always been hailed as one of the premier dive destinations
of the world. From large manta rays to tiny cleaner shrimp, the underwater
world truly blossoms and comes alive in Palau. With five dive guides and
two 30ft tenders, Big Blue will show you the time of your life where each
day brings new dive sites to explore. Dive days on Big Blue consist of
four to fives dives, each starting with a short dive briefing and equipment
check before heading out into the sea for some underwater exploration.
Palau can be dived most of the year round. It has a pleasantly warm
climate with an annual temperature of 27°C (82°F). Rainfall can
occur throughout the year with the annual average of 150 inches. Typhoons
are rare as Palau is located outside the typhoon zone, however, we normally
do not operate August/September as Palau can be subjected to strong winds
at this time of year.
Consistently chosen as the world's premiere diving destination by several
international diving publications, Palau features enchanting topside topography
as well as breathtaking underwater landscapes. Experience big fish action
at the BLUE CORNER and NEW DROP OFF! Shafts of light cutting through deep
shadows create a near-religious experience at the "BLUE HOLES".
GERMAN CHANNEL, CHANDELIER CAVE, PELELIU, SIAES TUNNEL, ULONG CHANNEL,
WRECKS and many more!
You will need to fly to Koror in Palau.
- Visitors’ visas are issued upon arrival for 30 days
- Visitors must carry a valid passport and onward ticket
- Currency is in US Dollars
- Marine park fee is payable on board
- Departure tax of US$20 must be paid at airport
- Electricity is 220 and 110 volts on Big Blue
- Gratuities are optional but appreciated
- Full dive equipment rental available on board
- Please advise ahead of time for special requirements