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Palau and Yap Combo - 2 Islands, 1 Trip

posted by Liquid Diving Adventures    |   April 3, 2016 10:04

Palau and Yap Combo Trip

2 Islands, 1 Amazing Trip

Check out our previous post for the Yap 30th Anniversary celebration and if that wets your taste buds for a trip to Micronesia, then you are probably ready to continue this adventure with a week in Palau. 

Chris and Jason with Palau Dive Adventures with be joining Bill Acker and his staff at Manta Ray Bay Resort for the week of June 19-25 for the anniversary celebration. Then they will be leading a group from Yap back to Palau for another week of the best of Micronesia scuba diving.

Yap 30th Anniversary at Manta Ray Bay Resort starting at $1699 USD per person for Standard Room, Ocean View $1799 and Deluxe Room $2199 per person. June 19-25, 2016

Palau trip with Palau Dive Adventures starting at $1699 per person. June 25 to July 2, 2016.  

Contact us for availability and additional details.

Yap & Palau - 2 Islands, 1 Trip

posted by Liquid Diving Adventures    |   January 20, 2015 13:19

Yap and Palau - Best of Micronesia, 14 Days

May 2-16, 2015  $3,599

We are now offering an amazing special from Chris at Palau Dive Adventures (Palau) and Bill at Manta Ray Bay Resort (Yap). This 2 islands, 1 trip special gets you diving the best of Micronesia.

** Available only for 12 people during the given dates at this one-time special rate...!

** One week at Manta Ray Bay Resort, Yap and once week at Palau Royal Resort...!

** Complimentary room upgrades, 7 nights in each country, 3 dives per dive day...!

** Includes breakfast and lunch on dive days, nitrox, Wi-Fi, late check out, and ground transfers...!

** Palau includes a Peleliu tour, jellyfish lake and 13 dives...!

$3,599 per person Contact us for additional details. We can arrange flights on United or China Airlines.

May 2-9, 2015 Yap / May 9-16 Palau  Space limited to 12 divers…! Act fast.

Ocean Hunter III Palau Liveaboard

posted by Liquid Diving Adventures    |   January 16, 2015 07:52

We are pleased to be booking the Ocean Hunter Palau fleet. Their main vessel is the Ocean Hunter III. Ocean Hunter III has 3 standard cabins, 3 deluxe cabins and 2 master staterooms all with private bath and a/c, and accommodates up to 16 guests with personal attention and plenty of space. There is a large dining room and a comfortable salon with sofas and an entertainment system. The salon also contains a high quality espresso machine. Alternatively you can relax in the jacuzzis on the spacious sun deck. Furthermore, Ocean Hunter III is designed for professional underwater photography, TV and Film production, with a sizeable working area, 110, 220 and 415 volt electrical outlets and extra storage space. Ocean Hunter III offers powerful PC’s for movie and video editing with download, email and cd burning services.

Prices start at $3495 for 7 night charters, standard cabins 2 and 5; $4990 for 10 night charters, standard cabins 2 and 5.  

Palau & Yap 2 Islands - 1 Trip May 2-16, 2015

posted by Liquid Diving Adventures    |   December 8, 2014 12:44

We have been working with Chris Lubba at Palau Dive Adventures (Palau) and Bill Acker at Manta Ray Bay Resort (Yap) to offer a fin-tastic Micronesia combo package, 2 Islands - 1 Trip special. Here is this amazing package. 14 nights for $3599 per person double occupancy.

We get you to the Palau's Blue Hole

  • 14 Nights accommodations:
  • 7 Nights at Palau Pacific Resort on Palau
  • 7 Nights at Manta Ray Bay Resort on Yap
  • 15 Boat dives on Yap, 13 Boat dives on Palau
  • Breakfast at both resorts, lunch on dive days
  • Complimentary room upgrades at both resorts
  • Unlimited nitrox
  • Free internet on Yap
  • Palau and Yap ground airport transfers
This trip is limited to 12 lucky divers so contact us fast to book this bucket list adventure. 20% non-refundable deposit required, balance due 60 days before travel. The price quoted is a cash price, add 3.5% for credit cards. $3599 per person double diver occupancy. Contact us for space.

From the macro to the magnificent, you will experience a wide range of critters. From giant mantas and sharks to mating Mandrin fish, Micronesia has it all. 

Palau Dive Adventures & China Airlines

posted by Liquid Diving Adventures    |   December 2, 2014 09:00
Palau Dive Adventures & China Airlines
Get a Deal to Micronesia & Dive Amazing Palau

Our buddies Chris and Jason with Palau Dive Adventures have some smoking' deals right now. And China Airlines can make the deal even sweeter. We are getting some discounted airfares out of LAX to Palau via Taipei and that makes Micronesia a great choice. Scratch this destination off your bucket list in 2015.

Dive with Palau Dive Adventures, stay at Palau Pacific Resort (PPR), fly China Airlines. Yea!

7-nights Garden View accommodations at PPR, 5 dive days $1880 per person double occupancy.
 
Valid travel dates are April 1-24, 2015; May 7-July 15, 2015; Oct 1-Dec 15, 2015. Opt for the upgrade to Ocean View room for $135 per person.
 
Let's blow some bubbles! Prices quoted do NOT include airfare (add approximately $1020 per person depending upon travel dates - purchase by 31 Dec 2014 for travel to 30 Nov 2015).

Palau 2015 Early Bird Special

posted by Liquid Diving Adventures    |   May 9, 2014 09:54

Our dive buddies, Chris and Jason, with Palau Dive Adventures are offering us a great Early Bird Special for 2015. Book a trip to Palau before June 15, 2014 for travel April 1-15, May 7-July 15, or October 1-December 18, 2015 and get this great package:

  • 7 Nights Accommodations at Palau Pacific Resort
  • 5 Day Diving with Palau Dive Adventures
Your package includes room accommodations at PPR, daily buffet breakfast, lunch provided on the dive boat, plus the usual first class dive experience Palau Dive Adventures is known for, one of the best in Micronesia.
 
  • Garden View Room $1880 per person double diver occupancy
  • Ocean View Room $2105 per person double diver occupancy
  • Ocean Front Room $2330 per person double diver occupancy
Book this package with us before June 15 and we will discount the package price $100 per person. Contact us for availability.

Ask about our availability for Business Class airfares at huge discounts…!
 

Win a FREE Dive Trip on Palau for 2

posted by Liquid Diving Adventures    |   March 23, 2014 11:15

Liquid Diving Adventures and Palau Dive Adventures

Would you like to be here with Palau Dive Adventures…? If you have had enough of winter and are ready for a tropical island dive trip, we are making it easier than ever. Register to win this FREE trip between March 23, and May 23, 2014 and you will be entered in the drawing for this dive package for 2 divers with Palau Dive Adventures. Here's what's included in the package:

  • 13 Total Dives Over 5 Days (2 Days 2 Dives, and 3 Days 3 Dives) for 2 divers
  • Small Group On The Boat No More Than 10 Guests
  • Trip to Peleliu Island
  • Trip to the World Famous Jellyfish Lake
  • Lunch On All Dive Days
  • Snacks and Refreshments On The Boat
  • Free Nitrox up to 36%
  • Guides, Tanks and Weights

Not Included:

  • International airfare to Palau
  • Hotel accommodations and meals (we can get you a great deal at Palau Pacific Resort or Sea Passion Hotel)
  • Government Green Fee
  • Palau Departure Tax
  • Diving Permit and Marine Park Fees
  • Dive Gear Rental
  • Optional Land Tour at Peleliu

Enter by sending us an email with your name and email address using any of the methods below. Enter between March 23 and May 23, 2014. One entry per person please. The draw will be on June 1, 2014 and will the winner be announced in our June Newsletter. By entering this contest, your name will be added to our once-a-month newsletter list. You may unsubscribe from the list at any time but the contest winner will only be announced in the June newsletter.
How to Enter this FREE Dive Trip Contest
  1. Send your name and valid email address to: res@liquiddivingadventures.com with "Palau Contest" in the subject line; or
  2. If you are in the US, send us a text message to  42828 with the key word PALAU; or
  3. Sign up on our Facebook page using the Join My List app, icon just below our cover photo. Our FB page is https://www.facebook.com/pages/Liquid-Diving-Adventures/142936819149653 ; or
  4. Scan this QR Code and send us your valid email address and name:

Palau Dive Sites

posted by Liquid Diving Adventures    |   December 23, 2013 17:06

Palau is that destination in Micronesia of which dreams are made. Here are a few of the amazing dive sites you can experience around this island paradise.

Blue Corner

Blue Corner is very possibly the highest-rated and best-known dive site on Earth. It is home to large permanent schools of barracuda, large numbers of fairly harmless grey, white-tip, and black-tip reef sharks, and sea turtles.

The dive site can best be described as a large flat triangle similar to the top of a large office building. Coral is not especially dense on this triangle; rather, its high density of animal life is supported by the plankton-rich water carried over it by strong currents. The omnipresent plankton reduces visibility to approximately 20m/60 feet which is typical in Palau, but roughly 1/3 lower than comparable but plankton-poor sites elsewhere in nearby Micronesia. The edges of the Blue Corner are dramatic vertical drops from this 50'-deep plateau to dramatic, un-SCUBAable depths. Typically, divers will drift along the outer edges, making brief forays onto the plateau. Photographers typically arm themselves with a "reef hook," so that their hands are left free while they take photographs in the strong current. Safety stops are typically done "on the fly"-- that is, while drifting out into blue, open water and maintaining neutral buoyancy without benefit of an anchor rope or ladder. This is popular as a "last dive of the vacation" and pinnacle of the tour for dive guides leading tourists, since its unparalleled level of sensory overload "spoils the customer" for less spectacular sites.

Chandelier Cave

Chandelier Cave is remarkably different from Palau's other dives, in that it is 1) a well-developed cave system, 2) almost coral-free, and 3) less than 5 minutes' boat ride from the nearest SCUBA companies' docks. Near the cave entrance on the shallow, flat, sheltered harbor floor, divers may be able to spot rare, shy Mandarin fish. The first and second caverns are as wide and tall as a small concert hall, but almost entirely under water and drably colored. Moving further back, however, there is a far smaller group of hotel room-sized chambers that are largely above water. The walls in these rearmost chambers are bright orange and white with numerous fragile crystal growths resembling sugar frosting on donuts. Divers are regularly permitted to enter these chambers, remove their SCUBA gear, and walk and crawl about as long as the divers are respectful of the cave's fragility.

Divers should not attempt to enter this area without an experienced guide and two light sources per diver.

Because Chandelier Cave is shallow, near many docks, and not reliant on sunlight to provide enjoyment to divers, this is an extremely popular spot for SCUBA divers who wish to make a third dive on a single day. Because it's in a very sheltered, shallow bay, it is also popular as a dive site when weather conditions make other sites un-divable.

Siaes Tunnel

Siaes Tunnel (pronounced like the English word "sighs") is a natural formation in a submerged coral wall drop-off. It is comparable in many respects to the Blue Hole in Guam (not to be confused with Palau's "Blue Hole"), although Siaes Tunnel differs in having far more abundant coral. The tunnel starts at a fairly shallow point and dives down steeply to a moderately deep exit point, and is wide enough to accommodate several divers swimming shoulder-to-shoulder. The tunnel was discovered by divers fairly recently (roughly a decade ago).

Turtle Cove

Turtle Cove is a vertical, virtually bottomless wall and one of the most popular standard dives in Palau. There is a boat mooring at the beginning, close to the wall. This, coupled with the exceedingly shallow, sandy flat area between the nearby rock island and the cliff make for a perfect lunch/rest/snorkelling area between dives. The dive itself is typically conducted as a multilevel dive, with the first portion at 60'/18m where the larger life (sharks, rays, large turtles) are, and gradually coming up shallower until the safety stop which is done while drifting along near the top edge of the underwater cliff. The shallow areas are filled with their own collection of smaller but equally dazzling life: smaller turtles (one yard / 1m long), abundant reef fish, gorgonian sea fans and so on. The current is seldom strong, so photographers can pause and do macro-lens photography without unusual effort.

Ulong Channel

Ulong Channel (pronounced like "ooh-long", much like Asian "oolong tea") is an ideal drift dive. Typically, dive boats wait until a strong outgoing tide, then deposit the divers in a 30~40'-deep bowl-like sandy area surrounded by a shallow, dense coral reef. The divers then ride the strong outgoing rip-tide along a 10~15-foot-wide sandy channel through the reef, travelling in excess of 10mph without swimming. Along this 40 minute joyride, one typically sees handfuls of smallish turtles, cabbage corals, and harmless young foot-long reef sharks. The depth is limited by the shallow, sand bottom of the riptide channel until one reaches the end of the ride, where one must quickly grab at a boat mooring rope along a cliff-like edge. This mooring rope is sometimes visited by large numbers of relatively harmless grey reef sharks, so what might otherwise have been a relatively boring safety stop at the end of a dive becomes an exciting opportunity with minimal effort. Except for the possibility of drifting into deep water at the end of the dive, this is an idyllic introduction to drift-diving and one of the best dives in Palau.

Text about the Palau dive sites courtesy of Wikipedia. Dive site map courtesy of Palau Visitor Authority. Other information courtesy of Palau Dive Adventures.

 

Palau Dive Adventures & Palau Pacific Resort

posted by Liquid Diving Adventures    |   September 26, 2013 18:35

 * *  Micronesia Madness  * *

This is quite possibly our best dive package special of the year. Palau Pacific Resort has offered us a special package deal and along with Chris and Jason at Palau Dive Adventures, this is a sweet package to Micronesia. This is quite simply the best 7 night, 5 day Palau package anywhere. Besides the awesome accommodations offered by PPR, add in the personalized service of Palau Dive Adventures 5 days, 13 dives and this can't be beat.

 

 

This Palau Package Special includes:

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • 5 dive days, 13 boat dives (10 divers max) 
  • FREE nitrox
  • R/T airport transfers
Garden View Room  $1870 ppdo   or  Ocean View Room $2095 ppdo
 

Palau Dive Adventures - Long Beach Scuba Show Special

posted by Liquid Diving Adventures    |   June 1, 2013 07:18

For the Long Beach Scuba Show, our dive buddies and owners of Palau Dive Adventures, Chris and Jason, have offered us two amazing packages for travel to Micronesia. One package gets you accommodations at the Sea Passion Hotel and the second gets you accommodations at Palau Pacific Resort. Both packages offer the best diving Palau can offer. Small dive groups, personalize itineraries, 5 days of amazing diving..!

Book 1 diver, 2nd diver 25% off Save $237 - Book 4 divers, get one (1) FREE Save $950 - Book 8 divers, get two (2) FREE Save $1900 - Book 10 divers, get three (3) FREE Save $2850

Contact us for availability as these dive show specials are limited. 

Sea Passion Hotel

The package at the Sea Passion Hotel includes 7 nights deluxe ocean view accommodations, daily breakfast, 13 dives (3 days, 3 tanks; 2 days, 2 tanks), free nitrox, lunch and refreshments on dive days, a trip to Peleliu, a snorkel trip to Jellyfish Lake, airport transfers and taxes. Normally this 2013 low season is $1499 per person double occupancy. Valid for travel April 1-27, May 7 - June 30, Sept 1-26 and Oct 8 - Dec 15, 2013 and 2014.

Dive Show 2013 pricing: $1381 ppdo 2 divers - $1261 ppdo 4 or 8 divers - $1214 ppdo 10 divers

Dive Show 2014 pricing: $1481 ppdo 2 divers - $1361 ppdo 4 or 8 divers - $1314 ppdo 10 divers

 

Palau Pacific Resort

The package at the Palau Pacific Resort includes 7 nights garden view accommodations, daily breakfast (2014 only), 13 dives (3 days, 3 tanks; 2 days, 2 tanks), free nitrox, lunch and refreshments on dive days, a trip to Peleliu, a snorkel trip to Jellyfish Lake, airport transfers and taxes. Normally this 2013 low season is $1799 per person double occupancy. Valid for travel April 1-26, May 7 - July 15, and Oct 1 - Dec 20, 2013 and 2014.

Dive Show 2013 pricing: $1681 ppdo 2 divers - $1562 ppdo 4 or 8 divers - $1514 ppdo 10 divers 

Dive Show 2014 pricing: $1831 ppdo 2 divers - $1712 ppdo 4 or 8 divers - $1664 ppdo 10 divers