Palau is one of the wonders of the diving world, where large schools of sharks, manta rays, colorful soft corals, dramatic wall dives and adrenaline pumping drift dives are some of the features. And now, U.S. based tour operators are offering special packages to accommodate those that want to take the ultimate plunge. Here’s an example of what two Palau tour operator specialists have to offer:
Caradonna Dive Adventures
Palau Pacific Resort Dive Package:
Five days/four nights from $740 per person double occupancy and includes four nights in a garden view room, two days of two-tank boat diving with Neco Marine including lunch, free Nitrox and roundtrip airport transfers. Add $655 for seven nights’ accommodations, five days of two-tank boat diving (including lunch) and a free snorkel tour of Jellyfish Lake.
Valid through July 31, 2010 and September 1-December 19, 2010
Cliffside Hotel Dive Package:
Eight days/seven nights for $1,075 per person double occupancy and includes seven nights’ accommodations, five days of two-tank diving with Neco Marine including lunch, free Nitrox, a free snorkel tour of Jellyfish Lake and roundtrip airport transfers.
Valid through December 31, 2010
The Carolines Resort Dive Package:
Eight days/seven nights from $1,270 per person double occupancy and includes seven nights in an air-conditioned bungalow, five days of two-tank boat dives with Fish 'N Fins including lunch, breakfast daily, use of beach and facilities at Palau Pacific Resort and roundtrip airport transfers.
Valid through December 19, 2010
Ocean Hunter III Live-aboard Dive Package:
Eight days/seven nights from $2,886 per person double occupancy and includes 15% off any seven night dive charter in June, July or August aboard the Ocean Hunter III in double stateroom with up to five dives per day, gourmet meals and roundtrip airport transfers.
Valid for charters through August 27, 2010
Contact Information for Caradonna Dive Adventures bookings:
World Of Diving
Sea Passion Hotel With Sam's Tours
This seven night dive package starts at $1,099 per person/double occupancy and includes free upgrade to Ocean View Room; daily breakfast; five days of two tank boat diving; lunch on dive days; free Nitrox, free Jellyfish Lake snorkel; free Chandelier Cave dive; two free third dives; unlimited Mandarin Fish diving at Sam's Wall; complimentary Sam's logo T-shirt; tax and transfers.
Must book by June 30, 2010 and travel by December 15, 2010
Not included: $60 dive permits, $15 green fee, meals other than those listed, dive rental equipment and $20 departure tax
Palau Pacific Resort
With this special relationship, it’s resort only, but every fifth night is free. Book by July 30, 2010; valid for travel through July 31 and September 1 through December 19, 2010
Ocean Hunter Live-aboards
For those traveling from June through September 30, 2010, passengers will receive a special 15% Summer special discount
Contact Information for World of Diving bookings:
Will McFarland - World of Diving
800-463-4846 ext. 24