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The Palau Aggressor II, like her sister ship, Rock Islands Aggressor, is 106-foot (32-meter) catamaran with a 30-foot beam. She is stable and comfortable and ideal for the waters of Palau.

 

A word from Dom :  “Palau Aggressor II has long been a popular choice here.  Her catamaran stability, spaciousness and comfort are well-known & appreciated … plus, she offers all the expected Aggressor amenities” ….. Dominick Macan


ON BOARD PALAU AGGRESSOR II

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EVERYTHING A SERIOUS DIVER NEEDS

Let’s start from the top and work our way down.  Palau Aggressor has a great, mostly covered 50-foot sundeck with tables & chairs and hammocks. From this area, stairs take you down to more outside tables & chairs and the bar & bbq at the aft of the upper deck.  This deck also houses an interior salon with TV, stereo player, movies & books as well as comfy sofas …. and the interior dining room. All nine guest cabins are located on the main deck of the catamaran and due to this configuration on a catamaran, the cabins feature windows instead of portholes.  On the main deck, you also find the large dive deck and camera table. 

Delicious barbecues, American and local dishes are served. Most meals are served buffet-style.  Breakfast is cooked to order and is followed by a buffet lunch and a chef-prepared meal at dinner with tableside service.   Also included are fresh mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks. For your entertainment there are shore excursions to cays and beaches (where available) and other activities include snorkeling and digital underwater photography.

LAYOUT & SPECS

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Port: Koror, Palau

Built and maintained to the specifications of the local regulatory agencies and the regulations of the country of the flag.
Length: 106 foot (32 meters)
Beam: 30 foot (9 meters)
Passengers: 18
Crew: 6

Palau has been an Aggressor destination since 1990.

PROFESSIONAL CREWS

Captains and staff are professionally licensed as required by the laws of the country in which the yacht operates and complies with and the appropriate flag state regulations and/or SOLAS (International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea) standards. All yachts are required to follow Aggressor Fleet® Standard Operations Procedures (SOP). Dive instructors and dive masters are trained and certified by international recognized certification agencies. Each receives proficiency training and annual inspections to review safety aspects.

MACHINERY

Generator(s) 110-208 ac voltage capable of supplying the yachts needs
SCUBA air compressors with cascade storage
Nitrox membrane system with cascade storage
Watermaker with ample storage
Support dinghies with outboard motors for shore excursions and scuba diving

NAVIGATION

Radar
Magnetic Compass
Depth sounders
Global Positioning Systems (GPS)

COMMUNICATIONS

Multiple VHF radios
Long Range Single Side Band Radio
Satellite Phone (where necessary)
Satellite Email (where necessary)

SAFETY EQUIPMENT

Hang bar for safety stops (where necessary)
Complete First Aid Kit and medical supplies
D.A.N. Oxygen System with 100% demand regulator
Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)
Fire and Smoke Detection Systems
Fire extinguishers and Fire Fighting Equipment
EPIRB – Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon
Life rafts & rescue craft
Life jackets equipped with lights and whistles for all passengers and crew
Full Complement of Safety and Rescue Equipment
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ITINERARIES

The Palau Aggressor II offers Best of Palau trips all year round except during May & June which is the maintenance period.  {slider View the highlights of these trips and an itinerary map..….. open|dest|closed} The final itinerary is, of course, always dependent upon weather, sea conditions and where the best animal sightings are at any particular time of year

General itinerary information

Palau is a year round destination with something different as the seasons rotate.  December through March, you might see as many up to 30 mating manta rays!  More winter excitement happens in February and March with large schools of Moorish Idols, unicorn fish and several species of butterfly fish. Throughout the year you’ll find massive bait balls of scad at Ulong, German Channel and on the reefs of Blue Corner and Siaes Corner.   The areas between Palau’s mushroom-shaped rock islands offer a variety of exciting dives: shark-infested channels, blue holes, a few caves and some WWII wrecks,. There are sheer walls covered in luxuriant soft corals & big anemones.    If you love drift diving, you’ll get plenty here … flowing along with schooling sharks !  Most every itinerary will include Peleliu Corner, Blue Corner, German Channel and Ulong Channel as well as an excursion to the amazing Jellyfish Lake. 

 

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TRAVEL & CRUISE LOGISTICS


Seven-day charters are Sunday to Sunday with five 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 up to four dives offered each day and a night dive on three evenings, weather permitting. Saturday a half-day of diving is offered.

International flights take you to Koror (ROR) International Airport where you’ll be greeted by a crew member or a Neco Tourist Agent. Transfers are not included in the rate but as there are no phones or taxis at the small airport, Aggressor will assist in your transfer to the yacht.  If you are already on the island, you may board the boat any time from 4:30 pm on Sunday and up until Monday morning.  The boat departs the dock at 6:00 am. The Rock Islands Aggressor is moored in front of Neco Marine (Malakai) Harbor in Palau.  After a week of diving the boat 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.

 


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