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BLACK PEARL I SEPT - DEC 2021 I 7 NIGHTS I THE BEST OF PALAU

BLACK PEARL I SEPT - DEC 2021 I 7 NIGHTS I THE BEST OF PALAU
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BLACK PEARL. A beautiful eco-aware, ultra modern boat good for groups. International and local buffet. Dive from dhonis. Camera charging area. Nitrox and courses available. Kayak, slide available. Satellite Internet. Massage, gym equipment and laundry services.



HIGHLIGHTS

  • 7 Nights, 21 Dives
  • Languages spoken English 
  • Palau is rich with life and its biodiversity is the most varied in Micronesia
  • Spotting mantas, whale sharks, hammerheads, eagle rays, grey sharks, white tip reef sharks
  • Big sea creatures arrive in Palau for a clean at the cleaning station
  • Lots of WWII wrecks
  • Magical blue holes, captivating wartime wrecks, pristine coral reefs, mysterious caves and tunnels
  • Advanced divers welcome
  • Free kayaks, nitrox, equipment rental
  • Free SMB, Nautilus lifeline, Reef hook 
  • Jacuzzi
  • Air-conditioned lounge 
  • Massage and laundry service
  • Satellite internet available
  • Portable emergency decompression sickness chamber (DCS) onboard
  • Eco Aware and friendly boat

SERVICES ON BOARD

  • Dives from 2 high-powered dive tenders
  • Battery Charging Station. Warm-Water Showers. Spacious Dive Deck
  • Tanks With Din Valves. 15L Tanks Available. Nitrox ($) Rental Equipment ($) Courses ($)
  • Air-Conditioning Wi-Fi ($) Lounge/TV Area Heating European (2 Pin) Power Sockets Power Socket Adapters Movies
  • Snorkelling. Massage Services. Gym Equipment
  • Buffet. Vegetarian Food, water, tea, coffee, snacks between meals and after dives
  • Alcohol and Soft Drinks – available to purchase on board
  • Payments on board - Cash - USD
  • Fire Alarm Fire Extinguisher. Life Jackets Emergency Oxygen Kit. First Aid Kits Vhf Radio. Emergency Positioning Radio Beacon. 

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OUR BOAT

Black Pearl - a newly built liveaboard with state-of-art technology. The accommodation can be rated as 5 stars and includes Satellite TV, personal safe box and high tech vacuum toilet bowl in every cabin. This boat cares about the environment and provides ocean-friendly shampoos, shower gels, biodegradable trash bags and laundry detergent are used. 

OUR CABINS

Black Pearl provides accommodation for 28 guests. 2 x Sea view cabins, 4 x main deck cabins & 8 x lower deck cabins. The 14 boat cabins are well equipped with LED television, Satellite TV & Apple Box for in-room entertainment, reading lights, hairdryer, bedside control for lights and fully air-conditioned, ample sockets with USB ports, safe box & electric water kettle. Passengers can even choose from 2 types of pillows: feather & hypoallergenic. Also, every cabin has a vacuum toilet system that prevents sewage smell. Black Pearl's staterooms are all twin share or for the single occupancy and are conveniently designed for 2 individual guest’s personal needs, separated towel racks and toiletries holder, ample charging power sockets for each guest usage with both 110v and 220v for camera battery, which is located at Digital Corner of the vessel. The standard power sockets on board are “international/universal” and will accept almost any pin configuration. The vessel layout is designed with ample USB and socket charging ports available for each guest by their bed side. High quality Japanese towels and Egyptian cotton bed linen are provided.

AMENITIES

For those who prefer a more relaxed stay there is a perfect sun deck with cushioned sun loungers and shaded area. There is a high performance telescope for star gazing and gym equipment is also available. A 12 person jacuzzi, enclosed Spa room with 2 masseuses onboard and full spa services are available. 

Not every liveaboard can offer such a range of entertainment facilities like Black Pearl. Enjoy electronic dart machines, poker gaming table, giant inflatable slide, sea kayak, PS4 & Xbox, board games, card games, poker gaming set, Jenga, etc. You also can use fishing equipment. So you will never get bored in between dives.

FOOD ON BOARD

The chefs onboard offer a mix of freshly prepared international and Asian cuisine and premium beverages option. Delicious and nutritious meals and refreshments are prepared in the onboard kitchen and served buffet style in our spacious dining saloon. Fresh fruit, snacks, quality meat, fresh vegetables and much more!

There is an outdoor bar and Indoor bar/cafe both with premium selection of alcoholic beverages at additional cost, our cafe is equipped with a high quality barista coffee machine at affordable prices.

DIVING WITH US

Black Pearl supplied with 3 brand new Bauer’s compressors with Nitrox system available for certified divers. The dive deck has a non slip floor, dedicated wetsuit area, personal storage space, in and outdoor shower area and camera soaking tanks. Low-pressure air blower dryer with a work table for camera maintenance. Dive equipment items can be rented on board, complete brand new Aqualung rental equipment and SUEX Underwater scooters are available for rental. The diving grouping ratio is 1 dive guide to 7 divers.

DIVING IN THE AREA

Palau is one of the most fascinating diving destinations with coral reefs, wrecks, caves, tunnels, blue holes, more than 60 vertical drop-offs to explore. It has white sand beaches, tropical rainforest, jungle trails, spectacular waterfalls, and hidden lakes. Underwater treasures will surely impress divers with the variety. Sailfish, hammerheads, dolphins, whales and reef sharks can be spotted. This region is famous for spawning trips. They usually go on a full moon or on a new moon and during this time you can observe fish congregation. All the best dive spots of Palau will be visited, such as Blue Corner, Blue Hole, German Channel, and Ulong Channel. 

Up to 21-guided dives.

WHEN TO GO TO PALAU

Diving is great on Palau all year round. Most of the time water temperature ranges from  29 and 30 C (84,2-86 F). Only in February and March, it can be slightly lower. Rainfall season begins in July and ends in October, but still, there is plenty of sunshine. Visibility can drop at this time of the year.

STANDARD CABIN - LOWER DECK

6 x lower deck cabins. The layout of all the cabins is designed for single or twin occupants. Complimentary ocean-safe shampoo & body wash dedicated to promoting environmental awareness onboard. All cabins are equipped with LED television, Satellite TV & Apple Box for in-room entertainment, reading lights, hairdryer, bed remote control for lights and air-conditioned, wireless charging pod, universal electricity sockets with USB ports, safe box & electric water kettle. 

  • Beds:  2 Twin
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable: Yes
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes

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SEA VIEW CABIN - MAIN DECK

4 x main deck cabins. The layout of all the cabins is designed for single or twin occupants. Complimentary ocean-safe shampoo & body wash dedicated to promoting environmental awareness onboard. All cabins are equipped with LED television, Satellite TV & Apple Box for in-room entertainment, reading lights, hairdryer, bed remote control for lights and air-conditioned, wireless charging pod, universal electricity sockets with USB ports, safe box & electric water kettle. 

  • Beds:  2 Twin
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable: Yes
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes

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SEA VIEW SUITE - UPPER DECK

2 x upper deck Sea View Suites. The layout of all the cabins is designed for single or twin occupants. Complimentary ocean-safe shampoo & body wash dedicated to promoting environmental awareness onboard. All cabins are equipped with LED television, Satellite TV & Apple Box for in-room entertainment, reading lights, hairdryer, bed remote control for lights and air-conditioned, wireless charging pod, universal electricity sockets with USB ports, safe box & electric water kettle. 

  • Beds:  2 Twin
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable: Yes
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes

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TATAMI CABINS - LOWER DECK

2 cabins located on the lower deck with Tatami style bedding.  The layout of all the cabins is designed for single or twin occupants. Complimentary ocean-safe shampoo & body wash dedicated to promoting environmental awareness onboard. All cabins are equipped with LED television, Satellite TV & Apple Box for in-room entertainment, reading lights, hairdryer, bed remote control for lights and air-conditioned, wireless charging pod, universal electricity sockets with USB ports, safe box & electric water kettle.

  • Beds:  2 Tatami
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable: Yes
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes

MOST RELEVANT INFORMATION

  • The trip begins in Palau (Koror) and ends in Palau (Koror)
  • The closest airport is Aeropuerto Internacional Roman Tmetuchl (ROR) (ROR)

EMBARKATION AND DEPARTURE

  • Pickup time at the airport is in the afternoon. Give yourself enough time to go through immigration and pickup your bags
  • Boat's representatives will arrange your transfer from the airport to Malakal Port where dive tenders is located and after which short 10-15 minutes boat ride to the main vessel’s mooring point.
  • Guests need to provide their flight itinerary 3 days in advance
  • Hotel transfer can be arranged at an additional price
  • You can check in on the boat as of 14:00
  • The boat departs on the same day
  • The vessel is equipped with International power sockets
  • Accepted payment methods on board: USD cash
  • Towels, soap are included

ARRIVAL AND DISEMBARKATION 

  • Your last dives will be on the second to last day according to your flights
  • It is your responsibility to ensure you respect the 24 hour no-fly time after your last dive!
  • The boat docks back in Palau (Malakal, Koror) in the evening on the penultimate day
  • Check out and disembarkation is in the morning on the last day.
  • Hotel drop-off time is 10:30 in the morning
  • Airport drop-off time is 10:30 in the morning

EXTRA INFORMATION

  • EU citizens enjoy stay without a visa for a maximum period of 90 days in any 180-days period, any other Nationality visitors enjoys 30-day tourist visa. (expect Citizens of Myanmar and Bangladesh must have a pre-approved visa.)
  • Travelers can obtain a visa on arrival. The visa is valid for a maximum stay of 30 days, extendable for a fee if required. Since regulations vary by country, contact your consulate or embassy of your country for the requirement.
  • For more information, you may refer to Palau’s official website.
  • No fresh food (fruits, meat, vegetables or seafood) is allowed to be brought into Palau.
  • Each visitor are allowed to bring in 1 liter of alcohol and no more than 20 sticks of cigarettes or 170g of tobacco.

FLIGHT INFORMATION

  • There are few gateway cities to Palau. There are direct flights daily from Guam with United Airlines. Other cities and countries with direct flights are Tokyo, Manila, South Korea, Taipei, Macau and Hong Kong.
  • Manila to Palau – 2.5 hours 1,600km (With United Airlines – Every Tuesday and Fridays)
  • Taipei to Palau – 4 hours 2,300km (With China Airlines – Every Wednesday and Saturdays)
  • Seoul to Palau – 4.5 hours 3,400km (With Asiana and Korean Air – Thursday and Sundays)
  • Guam to Palau – 1.5 hours 1,300km (With United Airlines Everyday expect Saturday. USA Visa is required even on transit through Guam.)
  • For Macau and Hong Kong flight are privately chartered, if you keen to have these gateway as you’re transit, please contact our reservation team and they will assist you on how can you book those flight reservation.

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • 7 nights - 21 dives
  • All divers must be minimal advanced scuba diver certification level or above in order to dive on Black Pearl, recommended with logged at least 50 dives. (We will based on check dive’s individual diver condition if they’re properly trained and safe to dive, if any diver fail to diving in safe condition on his/her own. Compulsory private dive guide must be hired on diver’s own expenses in order to carry on diving onboard.)
  • All passengers, regardless of age must prepay all fees (marine & environmental, airport transfer tips, entrance fees, park fees, permits.)
  • In our efforts to help the environment, all guests upon onboard will be given a reusable water bottle for their drinking water. No plastic bottles are allowed onboard.
  • Schedule is subject to change without prior notice and dependent on sea and weather conditions.
  • The world’s first “shark sanctuary”, banning all commercial shark fishing in its surrounding waters
  • Magical blue holes, captivating wartime wrecks, pristine coral reefs, mysterious caves and tunnels
  • More than 60 vertical drop-offs to explore
  • Snappers, jacks, and triggerfish school, mantas rays, reef sharks, whale sharks, and hammerheads.

PROGRAM

DAY 1

  • Transfer to the boat, check in, meet the crew, welcome briefing, assign cabins, prepare dive equipment
  • Dinner on board

DAY 2 – PENULTIMATE DAY

  • A stunning live-aboard that enables you to dive the rich waters of Palau.
  • You will dive the best dive sites in the area
  • Swim with mantas, whale-sharks and a host of other strange critters.
  • Knowledgeable crew to show you the wonders of the area.
  • Drift dives, night dives and wrecks await you.
  • Your Cruise Director will schedule up to 4 dives per day; 3 day dives and either a sunset or a night dive. 

PENULTIMATE DAY

  • Last day diving
  • Enjoy the day relaxing with other guest
  • Time to clean diving gear
  • Dinner on board
  • The boat arrives back at Malakal, Koror Port.

LAST DAY

  • Once you have had breakfast, check out 10.30am
  • Transfers will be arranged to take you to the airport (or hotel for an extra fee)

POTENTIAL DIVE SITES

  • Chandelier Cave, Ulong Channel, Siaes Tunnel, Blue holes, Blue corner, Turtle Cove, German Channel, Jellyfish Lake

INCLUDED

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 6 days of diving (up to 4 dives per day, incl. night dives; 2 dives on the last day)
  • 12l tanks and weights
  • Dive guide
  • Scheduled transfer airport - boat - airport
  • Full board
  • Coffee, tea, beverages and drinking water on dispensers
  • Complimentary reusable BPA-free water bottle
  • Nautilus Lifeline VHF/GPS, Reef Hook, SMB
  • Kayak 
  • Giant slide
  • Inflatable floats
  • Non-divers are entitling to a 15% discount (valid only for any individual booking), please inform our reservation team while you booking with us, in order to be entitled for the non-diver discount.
  • For solo travellers we offer several options, choices of sea view or deluxe cabins you may choose to have a cabin for yourself for which we charge a single supplement of 80% of the per person price. However, if you are happy to share a cabin, we will place you in a twin cabin with a member of the same sex.

NOT INCLUDED

  • International and domestic flight
  • Visa
  • Private transfer
  • Soft beverages
  • Juices
  • Alcohol beverages
  • 15l tanks
  • Nitrox
  • Additional 12 l tanks (when requested)
  • Satellite Internet services
  • Spa services
  • Equipment rental
  • Crew gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Full Set (AquaLung)
  • (Consists of BCD, Regulator, Wetsuit, Dive Computers, Fins, Booties, Masks, Snorkel) PER DAY 40 USD, PER 5 DAYS 200 USD
  • 15 Litre Aluminium Diving Cylinder PER DAY 15 USD, PER 5 DAYS 75 USD
  • Nitrox ($10 Per Dive) PER DAY 40 USD, PER 5 DAYS 200 USD
  • Dive Computer PER DAY 10 USD, PER 5 DAYS 40 USD

Palau Permit/Port/Fee

  • Palau Pristine Paradise Environmental Fee (PPEF) $100 USD, this fee is included in your air ticket (Collected by Airline).
  • ALL visitors must have adequate funds to support themselves and a valid return airline ticket will be asked as proof at Palau Immigration.
  • (Pre-booking Price)
  • State Tour Permits/Port Fee
  • Koror State (Rock Island + Jellyfish Lake) $100.00
  • Peleliu State (Diving only) $30.00
  • Port Fee $120.00
  • Total Permits/Port Fee = $250.00 (Will be collect in cash USD on-board)
  • $50.00 lesser Koror State permit IF you wish to opt out for Jellyfish Lake Tour.
  • $75.00 for on board last minute booking of Jellyfish Lake Tour.

CANCELLATION POLICY

What happens if I need to cancel my reservation?

Your reservation request is free and you can cancel it at any time within the first 72 hours. During this time, you can easily find matching flights and get answers from our reservation team for any other questions you may have. Once you have confirmed and paid for your reservation, the following cancellation policy will apply:

  • 30 % non refundable
  • Between 120 days and 90 days before trip = 70 % refundable
  • Less than 90 days before trip = no refund

In case of cancellation, the refund will be transferred to your bank account, credit card or PayPal account within 10 business days

BEFORE TRAVELLING

  • Make sure you meet the country's requirements corresponding to your nationality make sure your passport is valid at least six months after the date you plan to visit the country
  • Diving insurance is mandatory for divers of all ages on all of our trips: bring your certificate as proof
  • It is strongly recommended to have travel insurance that is appropriate for the type of diving holidays you are going to do
  • Check the electrical standards (such as which plugs are used) in your destination country before travelling and bring the appropriate adaptor if necessary.
  • The itinerary and the number of dives are indicative and are subject to weather conditions and conditions: safety is always first
  • All divers must provide their diving certification card
  • Diving computers are compulsory
  • Local rates, fuel surcharges, distance rates, port fees, etc. may change without notice due to changes in government policy, changes in the price of oil, etc.
  • The changes are beyond our control and the increases must be paid if the boat requests them. We will endeavor to inform you of any changes as soon as possible. A change in these rates does not entitle you to cancel the trip.

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