Palau Liveaboard 9D8N - MV Solitude Gaia *Grand Opening Promotion* Xpert Holidays

Palau Liveaboard 9D8N - MV Solitude Gaia *Grand Opening Promotion*

Price valid until 31Dec25
Minimum 2 adults travel together
Grand Opening Promotion valid until 01Jun24 for booking on/before 05Jun25
VesselStay PeriodCabin TypeDiverGrand Opening
Offer
MV Solitude Gaia 2024-2025 Interior Cabin (DBL/TWN) 37,680 34,780
Main Deck Cabin (DBL/TWN) 40,080 36,980
Upper Deck (DBL) 42,580 39,180
Stateroom Upper Deck Cabin (DBL/TWN) 44,980 41,380
 Extra Bonus - booked before 31Mar2024 
Traveling with 2 pax , less HK$ 500 per person👍🏻

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Day 01

Hong Kong / Taipei / Koror

 

Depart for Palau via Taipei. On arrival, transfer to the vessel. Upon boarding Solitude Gaia, a welcome from the rest of our crew awaits you. Orientation and registration (remember your C‐Cards and/or Log Books!) will begin once you are welcomed.

Day 02

Palau

 

Day 2: (2 - 3 dives)
Dive sites may inlcude: Jake Seaplane / Chandelier Cave Iro wreck / Hafa Dai wreck 

Today is our first day of diving, and Solitude Gaia will be anchored in Malakal Bay. After the welcome briefing and registration we will have up to 3 dives. Palau was a major battle ground between the USA and Japanese armed forces during WW2. There are several WW2 shipwrecks scattered in close proximity to the main town of Koror, Palau. You will have the possibility to dive shipwrecks or an airplane wreck. There is also a popular and easy cavern dive within a rock island in the area called the Chandelier Cave. The visibility within the rock islands is usually less than the famous outer reef dive sites in Palau, which gives an interesting variation to your Palau diving experience. In the evening we will lift anchor and move south to Ulong island.

Day 03

Palau

Day 3: Ulong Island Area (3 - 4 Dives)
Dive sites may include: Iro wreck / Sandy Paradise / Ulong Channel / Siaes Corner

Today we wake up anchored in front of the beautiful Ulong island. Ulong island has a long, beautiful, white sand beach, and ancient rock art paintings. There are many famous dive sites in this area. You’ll have the experience to dive a channel, walls, corners with current, and a beautful reef. Weather and schedule allowing, we will have a beach visit and possible BBQ on one of the days. 

Day 04-06

Palau

Day 4 - 6: Peleliu & Ngemelis Island Areas
Dive sites may inlcude: Peleliu Corner / Peleliu Cut / Yellowv Wall / Peleliu Express / Orange Beach / German Channel / Blue Corner / Blue Holes / New Drop-off / Big Drop-off / Turtle Cove / and many more..... (3 -4 Dives Each Day)

We spend the next 3 days diving in the southern area of the Rock Island Southern Lagooon (RISL), and outer reefs of Palau. You will enjoy dramatic drop offs, abundant coral gardens, strong currents, prolific marine life, and possibly even Manta Rays. During these days, there will also be a chance to expereince a WW2 land tour of Peleliu island. 

Day 07

Palau

Day 7: Ngemelis Island Area (up to 3 Dives) (All guests must adhere to a minimum of 18 hours pre-flight surface interval)
Dives sites may inlcude: German Channel / Ngedebus Wall / Dexter’s Wall / Ngemelis Coral Garden / Virgin Blue Hole

Today is our last day of diving and we will enjoy a few more dives in the main area of Ngemelis island. After the diving is finished we will sail back to Malakal.

Day 08-09

Koror/Taipei/Hong Kong

 

Day 08: Today we say our goodbyes, and our crew will transport you to the airport. Disembarkation is between 6am and 11am. We hope to see you all again soon! 

Day 8: Day tours & Disembarkation (No diving)

Today, after a big breakfast, you will have optional complimentary tours via speedboat to either Jellyfish lake, Milky way, or both (If visiting Jellyfish lake, you will will need to purchase a Jellyfish lake permit). Disembarkation will be lunch. Late checkout can be accommodated, subject to availability and an additional fee.

transfer to Palau airport for flight to Taipei. Overnight in Taipei.

Day 9: Breakfast at hotel. Free leisure at Taipei.
Taipei airport transfer on self arrangement.

Price valid until 31Dec25
Minimum 2 adults travel together

Airfare Surcharge (+)
Airline -
Routing -
Date -
Surcharge (+) -
   
Airfare Surcharge (+)
Airline China Airlines (CI)
Date 2024-2025
Surcharge (+)  TBC

Package Rate Includes
  • Round trip economy class air ticket between Hong Kong and Palau via Taipei by China airlines.
  • 7 nights on board MV Solitude Gaia with full board meals.
  • 1 nigth accommodation in Taipei with breakfast
  • Round trip transfer between Palau airport and Pier.
  • Daily 3 to 4 dives with tanks, weights, weight belt and dive guide.
  • Complimentary Milkyway, Rock Island & Jelly Fish Lake Tour on day of Disembarkation (unless closed to any visits by the authorities)
  • 0.15% TIA levy
Package Rate NOT Includes
  • Airport tax, security charge & fuel surcharge &airfare surcharge(if any)
  • Transportation and meal in Taipei.
  • State Cabin/Room Tax : 10USD per day
  • Koror State Diving Permit including Rock Island & Jellyfish Lake (USD100) for up-to-10 days
    OR Koror State Diving Permit excluding Jellyfish Lake & Rock Island (USD50) for up-to-10 days
  • Peleliu Diving Permit (USD30) for up-to-10 Days.
  • Visa fee (if any)
  • Travel insurance
  • Alcoholic beverages, Gratuities, Scuba & Skin Diving Equipment, Enriched Air Nitrox , Guest Services as mentioned as additional costs.
  • Diving equipment rental
  • Recommended gratuity US$20 per person per day
Diving Information
Good for: Big stuff animals, Soft and hard corals
Diving Season:

Oct to Apr

Depth: 5 - >40m
Visibility: About 30 to 45 metres (98 to 148 ft)
Currents: Can be strong
Surface conditions: Calm
Water temperature: 24 - 29°C
Experience level: Beginner - Advanced
Dive sites: German Channel, Big drop off..

 

Practical Information
Electric Plug: 2 parallel flat prongs (American type)
Voltage: 120V
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China Airlines
Hong Kong / Taipei/ Koror
CI 922 HKG/TPE 08:10-10:00  
CI 028 TPE/ROR 13:15-18:15  
Koror/ Taipei/ Hong  Kong
CI 027 ROR/TPE 19:25-22:05  
CI 919 TPE/HKG 16:40-18:40  
 
 
     
     
 
     
     
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