S/Y Palau Siren

  • Nitrox
  • CCR
  • PADI
  • Camera Station
  • Charging Station
  • Massage

The S/Y Palau Siren is a 40m Phinisi yacht, cruising year round best dive sites of Palau. She comfortably accommodates 16 guests, in 8 large cabins equipped with individual climate control, entertainment system and en suite bathrooms. The crew consists of 12 dedicated and service-oriented members and dive guides. They are always there to take care of you to ensure you have an unforgettable holiday.
The yacht is accompanied by two hard-bottomed fiberglass boats which have ample space for kit set-up. They take divers to the sites in comfort and ease and remain on stand-by to provide assistance and collect you upon surfacing. Groups can be split between sites depending on preference.
Nitrox fills and equipment rental are at no extra charge.

Accommodation

  • 1 Standard cabin

    The SY Palau Siren has 8 Cabins: 4 twin bed cabins, 2 with double beds and 2 which can be converted from twin to double all with 
    individual aircon control, personal audio/video system, ensuite bathroom with hot water, overhead reading lights, lockable safety box, cupboards for personal items, bath & hand towels, bathrobe.

Dining

The cusine is varied with of Western and Asian dishes served buffet style throughout the day at the covered outdoor dining area on the main deck. 
Self service drinks & snacks (coffee, tea, soft drinks, local beer, fruit juice, water, snacks and biscuits) are provided free of charge. Wine and spirits are available for purchase.
Vegetarian and Special dietary menu available on request.

Diving

Diving Palau is best known for the many pelagic fish species, steep reef walls, caverns, sandy channels, wrecks and snorkeling jellyfish lake. Palau siren offers both 7-night and 10-night trips with up to 4 dives per day; 3 day dives and either a sunset or a night dive.
Palau Siren and Unique Expeditions, Sam’s Tours Palau have teamed up to offer a series of speciality trips throughout the year. Dependent on the moon phase it is possible to see huge aggregations of snapper and bumphead parrotfish as they spawn. Led by Paul Collins and Richard Barnden these trips are designed to bring you to the exact spot at the precise time for spawning activity. For more info on the speciality trips see ITINERARIES and SCHEDULE & AVAILABILITY.

  • Free Nitrox
  • Rebreather Support

Dive Courses

S/Y Palau Siren offers PADI dive courses and introductory dives.
Contact us for more info and prices.

  • PADI Discover Scuba Diving
  • PADI Open Water
  • PADI Adventure Diver
  • PADI Advanced Open Water
  • PADI Specialty Courses
  • PADI NItrox Course

Equipment Rental

Essential dive equipment of Aqua Lung Wave BCD, Calypso regulator, 3mm shorty wetsuit, mask & fins.* 12l aluminium tank & weights, SMB (safety sausage) are free of charge.

  • Dive Computer per day 5$
  • Torch 5$
  • Nautilus Lifeline

Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Air Conditioned Saloon
  • Sun Deck
  • Shaded Deck Area
  • Dive Deck
  • Camera Rinse Tank
  • Camera Station
  • Charging Station
  • Library

Services

  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Laundry Service
  • Massage
  • Audio & Video Entertainment
  • Kayaks
  • Land Tours
  • Snorkelling Trips

Activities

A remote perfect beach visiting, WWII history land tours or snorkeling in Jellyfish lake, there is plenty of possibilities for memorable encounters and moments beyond the daily in-water activities. Almost every day we enrich our program to offer the most.

Boat Features & Safety Equipment

Build 2012
Length 40 meters
Beam 9.7 meters
Draft 3 meters
Max Speed 10 knots
Engines Marinized Nissan RH-10, Mitsubishi 6D-22
Generators 3 Yanmar
Maximum guests 16
Number of cabins 8
Crew 12
Satellite Phone Yes
Safety Equipment life rafts, life jackets, lifebuoys, fire alarm, fire extinguisher, search lights, oxygen, EPIRB
Communication VHF radio, Long Range Single Side Band Radio
Navigation Radar, Magnetic Compass, Depth sounder, GPS
Tenders 1
Dive Skiffs 2

Cruise Price Includes

Accommodation
All meals & snacks
Soft drinks, tea, koffe and fruit juices 
Beer
Standart dive equipment inc. SMB
12ltr Aluminium cylinder, weights, air fills
Nitrox fills - up to 32%
Deck towels
Jellyfish Lake visit
Beach visit & kayak rental
2 Ways airport transfer

Cruise Price Excludes

International flights
Applicable Port, Park and Tax fees US $200
Alcoholic beverages - wine and spirits
Travel and dive insurance (compulsory) 
Dive computer & torch rental
Nautilus Lifeline rental
Optional Nautilus dive
Optional Peliliu WWII land tour

  • Palau Islands, Micronesia Itinerary (7-10 nights)

    The following is a sample itinerary of dive sites we may visit during your liveaboard cruise with the Palau Siren. We wish to show you the very best diving possible, however, a number of factors determine which route the yacht takes and which dive sites we visit. Weather, tides, currents and the number of other dive vessels at a particular site all play a part in the Cruise Director’s decision of where the Palau Siren is heading to. This itinerary involves some long distance travel. Whilst we attempt to ensure the number of dives we have scheduled is fulfilled, bad weather can hinder the yacht’s ability to reach a specific dive site in good time. The safety of our guests on board is paramount and we always do our best to offer diving at alternate locations, should we be unable to visit those sites listed below.
    Your Cruise Director will schedule up to 4 dives per day; 3 day dives and either a sunset or a night dive. A typical diving day is scheduled as follows:

    Light Breakfast followed by a briefing & Dive 1
    Full Breakfast, relaxation followed by briefing & Dive 2
    Lunch, relaxation followed by briefing & Dive 3
    Snack
    Briefing for Sunset or Night dive
    Dinner

    Generally, guests depart on a late evening flight on the day of disembarkation; therefore, we are able to schedule 3 dives on your final dive day. To remain on the safe side, we kindly request our guests to check their own flight times and ensure that they leave a minimum of 24 hours between their final dive and their flight home. Guests are welcome to suggest preferred dive sites to the Cruise Director. He/she will be happy to accommodate guests’ wishes, providing it is possible and the schedule allows for it.

  • Palau, Full/New Moon Spawning with Unique Expeditions

    Siren Fleet are excited to announce that they have teamed up with Paul Collins and Richard Barnden of Sam’s Tours Unique Dive Expeditions to offer our guests something truly exceptional in Palau. Divers joining the Palau Siren on these cruises will have a chance to witness one of the most spectacular natural events on earth, the spawning aggregations of the Bumphead Parrotfish and the Red Snapper.
    These aggregations of Bumphead Parrotfish (Bolbomeotpon Muricatum) and Red Snapper (Lutjanus Bohar) occur during the new and full moon lunar cycles. Imagine seeing thousands of Bumphead Parrotfish or tens of thousands of Red Snappers in one area, at one particular time each month. Imagine seeing Bull Sharks and Oceanic Blacktips actively hunting within the large school of Red Snapper. It is something only a select few people ever get to witness and you can now be one of them!
    In addition to these special aggregation dives, Paul and Richard have pioneered 'Blackwater' diving in Palau. Imagine rolling off the boat in the pitch black of night, sometimes many miles away from the shallow water of the reefs, to watch one of the largest migrations on earth as all manner of weird and wonderful creatures from the depths head closer to the surface to feed. From post larval fish to Cephalopods, many smaller than your finger nail, these amazing dives present some of weirdest creatures you are ever likely to see without a submarine.
    During these special Palau Siren trips, Paul and Richard will also deliver a number of presentations about these unique dives. These talks will cover everything from the ecology of these events to the best way to photograph them.
    We will split the group into two teams of 8 with Richard and Paul taking only 8 people to these spectacular events each day, thereby maximizing the experience and ensuring that we only observe, not interfere with, this spectacular behavior.
    Even better, for Siren Fleet guests there is no additional charge for this extraordinary adventure! Please note, however, that these dives are only for the experienced diver as there can often be very strong currents at the sites where the action is happening.
    About Paul & Richard
    Paul Collins, who holds a Master’s Degree in Marine Science, has spent the last 4 years studying the full and new moon cycles and their effect on the marine life, establishing where and when they occur on the reefs in Palau.
    Together with his photo-pro partner, Richard Barnden, they have worked with Sam’s Tours Palau to set up Unique Dive Expeditions, which focuses on bringing divers to the right place, at the right moment, so they can also witness these spectacular events.
    Richard has published many articles on the marine life in Palau and Paul, an award winning cameraman himself, having worked for the BBC, CNN and many other world class production companies. Most certainly, you can learn a lot from the knowledge of these two experts; not only of the marine life but also how to get that once in a lifetime shot!!
    Unique Expeditions Cruises are available on the following limited dates:
    11 – 18 November 2016
    10 – 17 December 2016
    5 – 15 February 2017
    7 – 17 May 2017
    15 – 25 July 2017
    12 – 22 November 2017
    11– 18 January 2018
    9 – 16 February 2018
    11 – 18 May 2018
    30 October – 9 November 2018
    26 November – 6 December 2018

  • Palau Wreck Experience


    The following is a sample itinerary of dive sites we may visit during your liveaboard cruise with the Palau Siren. We wish to show you the very best diving possible, however, a number of factors determine which route the yacht takes and which dive sites we visit. Weather, tides, currents and the number of other dive vessels at a particular site all play a part in the Cruise Director’s decision of where the Palau Siren is heading to. This itinerary involves some long distance travel. Whilst we attempt to ensure the number of dives we have scheduled is fulfilled, bad weather can hinder the yacht’s ability to reach a specific dive site in good time. The safety of our guests on board is paramount and we always do our best to offer diving at alternate locations, should we be unable to visit those sites listed below.
    Your Cruise Director will schedule up to 4 dives per day; 3 day dives and either a sunset or a night dive. A typical diving day is scheduled as follows:

    Light Breakfast followed by a briefing & Dive 1
    Full Breakfast, relaxation followed by briefing & Dive 2
    Lunch, relaxation followed by briefing & Dive 3
    Snack
    Briefing for Sunset or Night dive
    Dinner

    For your final day aboard we schedule 2 morning dives to allow plenty of time for off-gassing before disembarkation and your flight home. To remain on the safe side, we kindly request our guests to check their own flight times and ensure that they leave a minimum of 24 hours between their final dive and their flight home.
    The main focus of this itinerary will be the wrecks noted below; however, it will also be possible to dive some of the other highlights in Palau; for instance Blue Corner, Ulong Channel and New Drop Off. Guests are welcome to suggest preferred dive sites to the Cruise Director. He/she will be happy to accommodate guests’ wishes, providing it is possible and the schedule allows for it.
    For more information on the more popular dive sites, you can find our regular Palau itinerary at

    Palau Dive Sites
    The Wrecks of Palau
    During World War II, Truk Lagoon was Japan’s main naval base in the Pacific region, heavily fortified for Japanese operations against the Allied forces. The Americans launched the well-known ‘Operation Hailstone’ in February 1944, which resulted in the wreck diving mecca that Truk Lagoon now is. Not so well-known is that before and during this Operation, the Japanese navy had evacuated more than 200 of these war and cargo vessels to Palau. Only six weeks later, the American Navy launched ‘Operation Desecrate One’ in Palau, in order to destroy as much of the remaining Japanese fleet as possible. In 2 days’ time in March 1944, more than 36 Japanese vessels, as well as sundry aircraft, were sent to the watery depths of the lagoon. This special itinerary presents you the highlights of the historic wrecks that are waiting for you to be explored.
    Over the course of our cruise we will explore many of these wrecks mentioned below. On 10-night trips, we will also explore the deeper walls of the outer lagoon.
    Dive sites we visit include, but are not limited to:
    Amatsu Maru - One of the largest wrecks in Micronesia, the Amatsu sits perfectly upright in 40m of water with the deck at 23m - 30m. A huge wreck of a tanker with many places to penetrate for those experienced and qualified to do so. This wreck deserves at least 2 visits if diving within recreational limits and, for Tec divers, a 3 hour dive only just begins to cover all the highlights such as the pump house, the main super structure and the engine room, even though they are severely damaged by American bombers.
    Bichu Maru - This wreck went down close to the Rock Islands; therefore, the visibility can often be challenging. However, the penetration on this wreck can be extensive. It is possible to swim through the empty cargo holds and to the engine room area which received heavy damage during the bombing. After the engine room the old funnel lays broken in the sandy bottom at around 24m, with more cargo holds leading to the stern where the deck gun points skyward, still ready to repel attackers. After covering the length of wreck, which landed on its side, you can move up to the starboard side and explore the lovely marine growth.
    Kesebeku Buoy No. 7 - Not the biggest wreck in Palau, believed to be an auxiliary submarine chaser, this wreck needs to be dived on slack currents as it lies perfectly upright in a channel close to Malakal. When the tide is just right, however, the marine life on the wreck is magnificent.
    Chuyo Maru - This wreck is close to the Amatsu and, whilst smaller, is the perfect example of a wreck dive!! Lying perfectly upright and in great condition, there are many opportunities to penetrate this wreck. It is an ideal wreck for both Tec and recreational divers alike.
    Iro - This is most likely the most dived wreck in Palau. Lying in 40m of water, with the bow at 18m and the Stern at 30m there is something for every level of diver on this wreck. Surrounded by abundant marine life and with many ways of exploring the ship, this wreck should be dived a couple of times to ensure you cover all the highlights such as the bow and stern guns, the hold with many artefacts still inside and a huge engine room with easy access.
    Kamikaze Maru – Being close to the Bichu Maru, the Kamikaze often suffers from poor visibility. Even so, it will definitely be worth your while for the adventurous diver, as this is the only wreck in Palau where you can see the advanced weaponry the Japanese used against the enemy ships throughout the Pacific, the Long Lance Torpedo. Many still litter the holds and even the deck. The ship suffered significant damage from the American bombings as it went down. It is, in fact, a miracle that the torpedoes did not explode!!
    Kibi Maru - The Kibi was part of a convoy trying to escape the relentless American attacks by leaving the Lagoon and heading out to open ocean, but she never made it. She was heavily damaged in the attack and was grounded on the reef for a number of years before falling down the steep channel to lie in about 36m upside down. The life on the keel is fantastic and, for the adventurous, the option to slip underneath her starboard side and into the cavernous empty holds is a great adventure dive.
    Nagisan Maru – With below average visibility and heavily damaged, this can be a challenging dive for the less experienced but an adventure for the true wreck explorer. 34m to the sea bed, long dive times can be undertaken for those who are qualified.
    Raizan Maru - Another of the convoy that tried desperately to escape Palau but failed. She is situated in 38m of water but was heavily salvaged after the war. Due to the abundant fish life around her, the local name of the 'Fish Locker' is well justified!!
    Ryuko Maru - Lying at a depth of around 34m, this is a wonderful wreck for all levels of divers. Artefacts still remain on the bridge and visibility can be great, so this is a real favourite for photographers. The deck is shallow, 20m, so longer dives can be planned by both recreational and Tec divers.
    Sata Maru – The Sata may be lying upside down but she is an amazing 'real' Tec wreck dive. Being the sister ship of the Iro, which is located a little over a mile away, the Sata is a Tec divers dream. With a maximum depth 38m, there are amazing wreck penetration opportunities for the qualified and adventurous. From the engine to the super structure and the bomb damaged holds, this wreck can draw you back again and again for what can be a challenging but amazing dive.
    Helmet/depth charge wreck - Only discovered 20 years ago, the Helmet wreck is a favourite among recreational divers as it is relatively shallow, with the stern at around 12m and the bow at 23m. Many artefacts are still scattered on the wreck such as the holds filled with depth charges and the wartime helmets. A great dive for the recreational diver!
    Teshio Maru - On her way to seek refuge from the attacks, the Tehsio Maru was bombed and strafed by a passing US fighter north of the Malakal harbor. This army cargo shipwreck rests in a shallow 24m (80ft) of water on her starboard side. She measures 100m (330ft) in length and is one of the best wreck dives in Palau, for the usually outstanding visibility. With holds, bow gun, superstructure and a heavily damaged engine room, there is something for everyone on this wreck
    Transport T1 – Propped up upside down against one of the Rock Islands, this wreck was initially designed as a destroyer but the Japanese converted it into a transporter. With the rudder and prop shaft clearly visible at the stern to the heavily damaged engine room, this is one of the few chances you will get to dive a warship in Palau.
    Urakami Maru - The Urakami was an auxiliary repair ship stationed in Palau and would have been very busy at the time she was attacked. This large (almost 130m) vessel sunk to a depth of 42m, is huge opportunity for exploration. The stern gun still points skyward and very close by on the sea bed there are still full boxes of ammunition, ready to be loaded. Swimming forward to the bridge area, the old compass binnacle is still visible. Once at the bow area, the huge bow gun now lies in the sand perfectly upright surrounded by boxes of ammunition. This wreck is a great Tec dive due to the deeper location. Recreational divers need at least 2 dives to cover all the highlights.
    The majority of the dives on this itinerary are deemed suitable for recreational divers. Guests can plan multi-level profiles for those who are not Tec qualified. However, some of the wrecks lie beyond recreational dive depths. These wreck sites can only be dived by those with deep diver or technical diving qualifications. Our Cruise Director and Unique Dive Expeditions dive crew will offer wreck penetration, within the bounds of their own training and experience. Both Richard and Paul are rebreather divers and can therefore accommodate long dive times, including decompression. Prior to each dive, there will be an in-depth briefing for all our guests, which will include a detailed dive site map with entries/exits, points of interest, hazardous objects and special considerations for the dive to enable you to plan appropriately. Guests are responsible for their own dive profiles and for obtaining suitable dive insurance to cover deeper diving. We respectfully request our divers stay within the bounds of their training, follow dive computer guidelines and make decompression stops where necessary. When planning deep dives or dives with extended bottom times, please bear in mind that recompression facilities in the region are limited, therefore we recommend that you dive conservatively. The Palau Siren provides equipment and facilities for deep, technical and rebreather diving for your convenience. All divers who wish to go beyond recognised recreational depth limits, plan to make deep wreck penetration, or decompression dives, must show proof of qualification and experience upon boarding and will be requested to sign an additional liability waiver.
    Optional activity during your liveaboard safari (additional charges apply)
    Peleliu Island WWII Land Excursion When you just cannot get enough of wrecks! A local tour guide will escort you around the impressive historic remnants of WWII battles that took place on the island. The tour will take approximately 2 hours. Please ask your cruise director to organise this tour for you.

  • Palau Dive Sites

    Ulong Island
    Ulong Channel is often considered the best dive in Palau! This exhilarating drift dive has it all; hard & soft coral encrusted walls, schools of sharks and other pelagic action, a beautiful stand of lettuce coral as you drift through the channel, giant clams and plenty of groupers just to name a few. Keep your eyes open, seeing just about anything is possible on this dive!
    Siaes Corner,
    Schools of grey reef sharks, jacks and barracuda can be seen off the corner’s edge while butterfly fish, Moorish idols, anthias and fusiliers are abundant throughout the reef. Hawksbill and green sea turtles are also among the usual suspects. Siaes Tunnel offers divers an awesome experience as they dive through a large naturally lit tunnel. Cup corals, soft corals, reef fish and invertebrates inhabit the walls and ceilings of the tunnel. Near the bottom, dart fish, long nose hawk fish, gobies and frog fish can be found. White tip reef sharks sleep on the bottom near the tunnel’s exit, while big eye trevally circle around.
    Shark City
    Southwest of Ulong Island, a wall dive where currents attract many large pelagic fish from grey reef sharks to the occasional sighting of a bull shark or hammerhead. The wall drops to 50m (150ft) and is dotted with gorgonian fans. Shallower, huge lettuce corals host colourful anthias and Moorish idols. Bump head parrotfish are regularly seen here and you might see eagle rays cruising the reef wall.
    Sand Bar
    This shallow sloping reef featuring garden eels and sting rays is also the place where hundreds of thousands of bump head parrot fish are known to congregate for spawning; this stunning spectacle may only be witnessed at certain times of the month during the right moon phase. On our website you will find more information on the Special Spawning Trips http://sirenfleet.com/liveaboard-diving/palau-spawning-trips.html. Night dives on this site reveal many interesting species including pleurobranchs.
    Malakal Harbour
    Chandelier Cave is a gorgeous cave system, containing five separate chambers with stalactites and stalagmites thus creating a ‘chandelier’ effect. The opening to the cave is wide and provides plenty of natural light; however, the inner section is quite dark and a torch is necessary. Keep an eye on your buddy and stay near your dive guide.
    Teshio Maru
    On her way to seek refuge from the American attacks, the Tehsio Maru was bombed and strafed by a passing US fighter north of the Malakal harbor, during “Operation Desecrate One” on March 30th 1944. This Japanese army cargo ship now rests in 24m (80ft) of water on her starboard side. She measures 100m (330ft) in length and is one of the best dive wrecks in Palau.
    Iro Maru
    This Japanese oil supply ship, sunk during ‘Operation Desecrate’, lays upright in 20m (75ft) of clear blue water. Descend via the mooring line to the bow and the 5 ½ gun mount, which is covered in black coral trees; then explore this coral encrusted wreckage. Schools of batfish and large groupers hover above the wreck.
    Chuyo Maru
    Located just west of Malakal Island, this is a medium sized Japanese coastal freighter that was also sunk during World War II. She lies upright on the seabed at a depth of 40m (120ft) with her deck at 30m (90ft). The guns on her stern deck are clearly visible and inside the bridge you can see the remains of the ship’s brass compass and telegraph. The Chuyo is also host to a variety of crustaceans, mollusks, lionfish and well-camouflaged stone fish.
    Jake Sea Plane
    Jake was a reconnaissance float plane that is believed to have crashed during take-off. The plane is still in one piece and makes for amazing photographs. There is little current and visibility is usually very good. Numerous mollusks have made their home here and we frequently see octopus, cuttlefish and nudibranchs, whilst the surrounding patch reef provides shelter for many juvenile reef fish.
    Ngemelis Island & the German Channel
    Blue Corner is the most famous dive site in Palau and has been voted #1 dive site of the world! Known for its strong currents, as well as consistent and abundant shark action, World-class diving does not get much better than Blue Corner! Each dive here is action packed where anything can happen! Schools of snapper, barracuda & jacks are regularly spotted and Napoleon wrasses are sometimes very inquisitive; coming close to divers for a perfect photo opportunity! Reef hooks are needed for this dive. Smaller creatures including pipefish & leaf fish can be found in the channels.
    Blue Holes, just along the reef from Blue Corner, is a large cavern with four “blue holes” at the top allowing natural light to enter from above. These rays of light make diving in the cavern a unique and amazing experience. White tip sharks can be seen on the sandy bottom and there are numerous critters, including dart fish and the flaming scallop, lining the cavern walls.
    New Drop Off is located south of Blue Corner on a shallow plateau .The walls are filled with a medley of colourful reef fish including butterfly fish, angel fish, wrasse and triggers. Soft corals, large anemones and sea fans cover the wall while grey reef sharks cruise the blue water. Large Spanish mackerel commonly cruise on by with the sharks, whereas turtles amble about feeding on the soft corals.
    Big Drop Off is one of Palau’s most famous wall dives. This vertical wall is covered with colourful soft corals, sponges, smaller reef fish and sea fans. Sharks patrol along the reef edge, but this is also a fantastic site to see filefish, longnose hawk fish, fairy basslets and schools of surgeon fish, parrot fish and angel fish. Turtles are often found feeding along the wall as well.
    The German Channel was created during the German occupation (1899 – 1914) to enable easier transportation of the phosphates they were mining. Today, the mouth of the channel is best known for encounters with manta rays which feed on plankton and visit the cleaning stations. White tip & black tip sharks can also be seen along with schools of snapper. We will visit this site several times during your trip.
    Virgin Blue Holes just south of Blue Corner, offers divers swim throughs and caverns to explore, before exiting onto the reef wall.
    Dexter’s Wall is a wonderful wall dive filled with soft corals, sea fans, nudibranchs, anemones and sea turtles. The area is well known for leopard shark sightings but also teeming with groupers, snappers, sweetlips and other reef fish.
    Peleliu Island
    Peleliu Cut is a site where we can experience some of the strongest currents of our trip due to converging ocean currents that flow around the archipelago. The cut is full of life; we will see plenty of pelagic species, such as sharks, jacks, barracuda, rainbow runners, snappers, tuna and sweetlips. Reef hooks are a must for this dive!
    Turtle Cove begins by plunging into a small blue hole on top of the shallow reef. Upon exiting at the bottom divers drift through schools of surgeonfish, butterfly fish and red-tooth triggerfish. Large schools of black snapper enjoy coming right up to divers along the wall. The plateau at near the end of the dive is filled with beautiful anemones, reef fish, sharks and turtles to finish off the dive. Occasionally, a leopard shark or ray will make an appearance.
    Barnum’s Wall is a favourite spot for a night dive. Turtles, groupers, sweetlips and a variety of sharks can all be seen here, as well as a myriad of nudibranchs, flatworms, sea whips and crinoids.
    Peleliu Wall, covered with black corals & large sea fans, allows for an easy drift dive whilst observing reef sharks, jacks & barracuda. On occasion bull sharks and tiger sharks have been seen here.
    Ngedebus Corner features dense populations of sea fans, soft corals and sea whips. Grey reef sharks patrol the corner while butterfly fish and fusiliers congregate near the wall’s cuts. The shallow coral garden is where turtles and scorpion fish are commonly seen.
    Orange Beach is a soft drift dive along a colorful coral garden. Among the boulders, divers can encounter nurse sharks, turtles, scorpion fish, crocodile fish and nudibranchs. Divers may also come across WWII remains, such as bullets and shells.
    White Beach is a coral garden with soft corals and boulders. Giant clams, turtles, bump head parrotfish and other reef favourites will be seen swimming.
    South Dock is a beautiful reef wall where divers can find parrotfish, surgeonfish as well as whitetip reef sharks cruising.
    Rock Islands Tour
    During the cruise guests can take a speedboat tour through the Rock Islands, stopping at “The Arch” for the classic photo opportunity. You can also see islands shaped like an elephant or whale or just relax and enjoy the beauty of these Palauan islands.
    Optional activity during your liveaboard safari (additional charges apply)
    Peleliu Island WWII Land Excursion A local tour guide will escort you around the historic remnants of WWII battles which took place on the island. The tour is approximately 2 hours in duration. Please ask your cruise director to organize this tour for you.