Crystal clear water
Abundant marine life
Dive breath-taking drop-offs
Stunning reef systems
Our Special Full moon spawning itinerary on SY Palau Siren offers guests something truly extraordinary. Guests joining these cruises will have a chance to witness one of the most spectacular natural events on earth; the spawning aggregations of the red snapper (lutjanus bohar) at full moon lunar cycles.
Maps & Itinerary
During full moon spawning, red snappers aggregate to show their own similar spawning spectacle full of energy and excitement. Not surprisingly, these events also attract the biggest predators in Palau such as oceanic blacktip sharks, grey reef sharks and very occasionally even a hammerhead. Watch how they hunt actively within the large school of spawning fish. 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 spawning dives, you will have the opportunity to experience ‘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 the period of the cruise when the spawning occurs, your Cruise Director will give a number of presentations about these unique dives. These informative talks will cover everything from the ecology of these events to the best way to photograph them. For the diving, the group will be split into two teams of eight divers to witness these spectacular events, thereby maximising the experience and ensuring that we only observe, not interfere with, this spectacular behaviour.
Please note 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.
On a typical day we offer up to 4 day dives; 3 day dives and a fourth sunset or night dive. The diving day is scheduled as follows:
- Light Breakfast followed by a briefing and Dive 1
- Full Breakfast, relaxation period, briefing and Dive 2
- Lunch, relaxation period, briefing and Dive 3
- Snack relaxation period, briefing and Dive 4, where possible
*The itinerary above is an example only and is subject to change depending on local regulations, guests’ experience, flight schedules, weather and logistics and is at the Captain’s discretion. Adverse weather can affect the Full Moon Spawning special itinerary which includes several overnight sailings.
Launched in April 2011, the 40m S/Y Palau Siren was built on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi and is handcrafted from ironwood and teak (traditional to the area). You will find no other diving liveaboard as beautiful in Palau waters, and being built by divers for divers you can be rest assured that every need has been thought of and addressed.
Welcoming a maximum of 16 guests per week ensures that there is ample space to relax. The 8 cabins are doubles or twins and 2 cabins are flexible double/twin and offer individually controlled air conditioning and ensuite bathrooms with hot water.
Master Liveaboards offers a range of services to make your stay on board during this Full Moon Spawning itinerary even more enjoyable. Rental equipment, Marine Park & Port fees, and courses can now be pre-booked and pre-paid at the time of booking.
Taxes & Surcharges
Palau Island park fees and permits (7 nights)*
Palau Island park fees and permits (10 nights)*
Spawning itinerary fees (included in cruise price)
* Palau Islands marine park and permit fees can be paid on board, or in advance with your cruise invoice.
Beer (draught, per glass)
Spirits (single shot)
Cocktails (per glass)
Wine (per bottle)
from 36 USD
Laundry (per item)
Massage (per hour)
Reef safe sunscreen
Palau Siren merchandise
Kayaking (subject to availability)
On-board pricing is subject to change without notice.
While we try to keep all information as up to date as possible please be aware that, although it is unlikely, prices may be different on your cruise.
Full equipment set*
Wetsuit (3mm shorty)
UW Torch/ Flashlight
*Full equipment set does not include dive computer or torch. If required these must be requested separately.
All equipment must be pre-booked to ensure availability and correct sizes, etc. are on board.
Nitrox – 7 nights
Nitrox – 10 nights
Oxygen per litre
Sofnolime – 20kg tub
2L or 3 L CCR cylinder set
12 USD per diving day
On-board pricing is subject to change without notice. While we try to keep all information as up to date as possible, please be aware that, although it is unlikely, prices may be different on your cruise.
PADI Advanced Open Water
PADI Enriched Air Nitrox (EANx)
PADI Deep Diver Speciality
Other PADI Specialities
The course prices listed are inclusive of the required manual and PADI certification card (PIC).
*A range of other speciality courses are available, on request. Please contact our reservations team for more information, prices and to pre-book any course.
Courses are subject to availability and must be pre-booked to ensure an instructor is available.
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