Crystal clear water
Dive breath-taking drop-offs
Abundant marine life
Stunning reef systems
Blue Corner consistently ranks among the best dive sites in the world and so is known by scuba divers far and wide. However, Palau has a plethora of other exciting, world class dive sites to explore. Fundamentally a huge shallow turquoise lagoon surrounded by huge drop offs into the Pacific Ocean, currents feeding into the shallow waters mean corals and schooling fish are fighting for space everywhere. Couple this with the channels that feed into the lagoons and you now have mantas and sharks by the dozen! A true scuba diver's paradise.
Maps & Itinerary
The 7 night Palau Islands liveaboard scuba diving adventure allows up to 22 dives and provides a mix of reef diving, drifts and night dives. As there entire country’s waters are designated as a shark sanctuary, reef sharks and manta rays can be seen in abundance and there are also many smaller creatures that warrant attention; stunning hard coral reefs, caves and caverns, a wreck and the famous channel diving in this area are just a few of the highlights that make Palau such a great diving destination.
Departing from Koror, Palau Siren will usually cruise within the Rock Islands Southern Lagoon, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, before heading to either the Ulong or Ngemelis area. The sites visited vary from one trip to the next, depending upon conditions, with each cruise being specifically tailored so that you have the best experiences possible visiting the three main areas of diving in Palau; Ulong, Ngemelis, and Peleliu as well as the opportunity to visit Jellyfish Lake.
The diving is generally suitable for all experience levels although many of the channels have strong currents and reef hooks are an essential piece of diving equipment.
On a typical day we offer up to 4 dives; 3 day dives and, where possible, a 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 land tours are offered, only 3 dives will be possible
*The dive sites and itinerary details outlined above are an example only and are subject to change depending on local regulations, guests’ experience, flight schedules, weather and logistics, at the Captain’s discretion. Adverse weather can affect the itinerary, which includes several overnight sailings, and the vessel’s ability to reach a specific location in good time.
Launched in April 2011, the 40m 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 Palauan 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 on each trip ensures that there is ample space to relax before, during and after diving. The 8 stylish cabins provide a choice of double or twin bed configurations; 2 cabins are flexible twins which can be converted to doubles. All cabins offer individually controlled air- conditioning and ensuite bathrooms with hot water .
Master Liveaboards offers a range of services to make your 7 night Palau Islands liveaboard diving holiday even more enjoyable. Palau Islands permits and fees, equipment rental, nitrox and courses can be pre-booked and pre-paid at the time of booking your liveaboard holiday. For our rebreather and technical diver guests, please send us your gas and equipment requests as early as possible.
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)
15 USD* per night
10% Palau Goods and Services Tax:
GST applies to payments made on board Palau Siren for equipment rental, nitrox and other miscellaneous items.
*All surcharges, including marine, park and port fees, are subject to change at any time, and without notice. The applicable Palau Islands marine park and permit fees will be added to your onboard extras to be paid on the boat before disembarkation.
PLEASE NOTE: Palau State Permits are valid for a maximum of 10 days; guests taking part in activities in Palau before or after their liveaboard may need to purchase additional permits if the total duration of their time in Palau exceeds 10 days.
Full equipment set*
Wetsuit (3mm shorty)
UW Torch/ Flashlight
13 Litre (AL100) cylinder
Additional 11 Litre cylinder
11 Litre (AL80) manifolded twin cylinders
7 Litre (AL50) side-mount / bailout cylinder
*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 3L CCR cylinder set
12 USD per diving day
*Due to limited availability and unusually high shipping times it is highly recommended that oxygen and Sofnolime requests be made as far in advance as possible, preferably at the time of confirming your liveaboard holiday.
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.
Beer (draught, per glass)
Spirits (single shot)
Cocktails (per glass)
Wine (per bottle)
Champagne (per bottle)
Wi-Fi internet (10 GB)
Laundry (per item)
Massage (per hour)
Reef safe sunscreen
Palau Siren merchandise
Kayaking (subject to availability)
Please Note: 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.
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