The PALAU AGGRESSOR II® and Rock Islands Aggressor are sisterships and have been an Aggressor Liveaboard® vacation destination for over 25 years. Palau's mushroom-shaped rock islands offer a variety of exciting dives: WWII wrecks, shark-infested channels, blue holes, even a few caves. There are also sheer walls covered in lush soft corals and huge anemones.
Palau is a year round destination with something for every season. While German Channel has many resident Manta Rays, during the mating season, December through March, guests may see as many as 20 – 30 rays! February and March offer large schools of Moorish Idols, Unicorn Fish and several species of Butterfly Fish. All year round, the Palau Aggressor II® crew encounters massive bait balls of scad in and around Ulong and German Channel and on the reefs of Blue Corner and Siaes Corner.
The Palau Aggressor II and Rock Islands Aggressor have temporarily suspended taking guests to Jellyfish Lake until the population of jellyfish rejuvenates.
All dives are made from the 18-passenger dive skiff, which is lowered into the water by a hydraulic cradle. Seven-day charters are Sunday to Sunday with five days and one-half days of diving. Diving begins Monday morning and ends Saturday before lunch when the Aggressor returns to port. Monday through Friday there are four dives offered each day and a night dive on three evenings. Saturday a half-day of diving is offered. Beginner divers may find Palau's strong currents challenging.
Getting There, Passports & Visa Documentation:
Palau is located 900 miles southwest of Guam and 400 miles south of Yap, at the westernmost edge of Micronesia. Palau is north of New Guinea and east of the Philippines. It is surrounded by warm, tropical water with spectacular reefs, walls and wrecks, making Palau a diver’s paradise.
Airlines fly into Koror (ROR) International Airport: United, Delta, Korean Air, Asiana Airlines and China Air.
Visitors must have a current passport, adequate funds to support themselves, and a return airline ticket. US citizens require a passport that must be valid for 6 months from date of entry. It is the travelers’ responsibility to ensure they have the proper visa to travel into each country on his or her itinerary as well as for re-entry and return to their country. Since regulations vary by country, contact your consulate or embassy of your country for the requirement.
Guests arriving at the Koror (ROR) International Airport on Sunday evening will be greeted by a uniformed crewmember or a Neco Tourist Agent. There are no phones or taxis at the small airport so we may assist in your transfer to the yacht. If you are already on island, you may board the PALAU AGGRESSOR II® at 4:30 pm on Sunday. Guests may board the boat up until Monday morning, the boat departs the dock at 6:00 am. The PALAU AGGRESSOR II® is moored in front of Neco Marine (Malakai) Harbor in Palau. After a week of diving the PALAU AGGRESSOR II® returns to the dock Saturday afternoon after lunch. Checkout is Sunday morning at 8 am. The crew will assist organizing transportation to either the airport or a local hotel if you are extending your stay.
• Known for grey reef sharks, white-tip sharks, manta rays, cuttlefish, Mandarin fish, and WWII wrecks.
• All dives from a large 35 ft. tender.
• Water temperature: 80 - 82F, 27 - 28C
• 3mm wetsuit recommended
• 7 night charters: up to 25 dives per trip
• 10-night charters: up to 40 dives per trip