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Palau Aggressor II
 
Typical Itinerary from the UK
 

The Palau Aggressor II is one of the most amazing dive boats in the world! A 106ft jet-powered catamaran with a speed in excess of 20kts, she has a mere 4ft draught that allows her to manoeuvre in

shallow water with ease. On her main deck she sleeps just 16 passengers in 8 air-conditioned deluxe staterooms each with private en suite bathrooms and panoramic windows out to the stunning scenery of Palau. Diving is not done in the conventional way! As the reefs of Palau top out in very shallow water, large boats cannot get in too close to them. The Palau Aggressor II gets over this problem with a high speed skiff capable of speeds of 50kts that whisks people to the dive site in minutes. Tanks are permanently set up in the skiff and filled in situ. The skiff is lowered and raised form the main deck level by means of a hydraulic ramp - you merely step into and out of the boat before and after your dive without even getting your feet wet!! The Palau Aggressor II operates a 7-night itinerary every Sunday from Koror to Palau's popular and remote dive sites.

The Palau Aggressor II is an awesome vessel. Radically designed as a 106ft aluminium catamaran, she is powered by two 1050hp jet drives that force her through the water at a speed of 20kts. With only a 4ft draft she can negotiate the tightest spots in Palau’s intricate reef systems. Being a cat she offers fabulous stability and exceedingly spacious accommodation. She is, after all, almost twice as wide as the average boat of her length would be! Even more amazing is her tender, the Palau Aggressor II½. As the main vessel is used very much as a mother ship, divers are transported to the dive site by a 30ft tender that is lowered and raised from the water to main deck level by means of a hydraulic ramp - you merely step into and out of the main boat before and after your dive without even getting your feet wet!! This is of course essential for divers who are afraid of getting damp! The tender is so over-powered that it can run at 50kts. Tanks remain on the tender to be filled by whips from the compressor banks, so all you need do is done your wet suit and clamber in. They’ll even do the dive for you if you think it is too much like hard work!

Even with the dive deck being essentially on the tender there is still a large dive deck on the mother ship, with camera table, rinse tanks and freshwater showers. The 8 cabins are also located on the main deck, a corridor running down the transom between the hulls, the cabins located over each hull. The cabins are identical, with double bed below and single bunk above, basin in the cabin and en suite bathroom. Each cabin has a large panoramic window to admire the view of the wonderful Rock Islands and is air-conditioned.

A stairway takes you from the dive area to the upper deck, where there is a shaded bar and hot tub at the stern, the air-conditioned saloon and dining area midships. Here can be found comfy sofas, tables & chairs, TV, video & music centre. The galley is adjacent to the saloon – breakfast & dinner are usually served indoors, but lunch is often served al fresco on the sun deck. The sun deck is partially covered, and there is ample space for all the guests to relax between dives.

The Palau Aggressor II runs 7 night cruises Sunday-Sunday from Koror south to the dive sites of Peleliu, Ngemelis and Ulong. Because of the paucity of flights to Palau from SE Asia a night’s accommodation in Manila & Palau is required outbound and 3 nights in Palau inbound. This gives you the opportunity to see some of the land sites of Palau, take in some more diving, maybe go sea kayaking or merely relax on the beach.

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Typical Itinerary from the UK

DAY 01 (THURSDAY): Fly London Heathrow to Manila.
DAY 02 (FRIDAY): Arrive Manila. Bayview Park Hotel for 1 night.
DAY 03 (SATURDAY): Fly Manila to Palau. Arrive Palau. Palau Pacific Resort for 1 night.
DAY 04 (SUNDAY): Palau Aggressor II for 7 nights.
DAY 11 ( SUNDAY): Disembark Palau Aggressor II. Palau Pacific Resort for 3 nights.
DAY 14 (WEDNESDAY): Fly Palau to London Heathrow
DAY 15 (THURSDAY): Arrive London.

An alternative route from Manchester is available.

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