Diving and costs
Replies: 3 - Last Post: Dec 2, 2012 6:49 AM Last Post By: surfboy
Nov 26, 2012 12:52 PM
Diving and costsHi,
I would like to go to Palau next year in the period between the end of March and the end of May or in November for 2 or 3 weeks. What would be the best time ?
Must diving be expensive around Palau ? Can I just book the flight and search for budget accommodations when I`m there and book the dives seperatly ? What would be the cheapest way ?
Nov 27, 2012 12:06 PM
1The best time would definitely be in March to see bigger fish come in. It's considered their "high season".
Definitely don't expect a trip to Palau to be cheap as it was probably the most expensive part of my 3 month trip. The flights even out of Taiwan are expensive. See if you can find a flight with Palau Airways if you can for cheaper flights.
I would try to book early if you can. I recommend doing everything through Sam's Tours as they were AWESOME to work with. I booked last minute and ended up getting this placed called Lehn's Motel and it was absolutely terrible so I would not recommend it. If you can try to get a proper hotel room like Sea Passion. For us we ended up moving to West Plaza Malakal across from Sam's Tours which was much better.
My suggestion is that if you're going to go all the way to Palau don't cheap out on the accommodations. But yes Sam's Tours can help you coordinate all the hotels/dives. It's not particularly easy to contact a lot of these accommodation places because most don't even have websites.
Another thing to consider is if you want to do any diving around Peleliu. There's some amazing dive sites there from what I heard from the locals.
For details on how my Palau trip went this summer, check out: My posts start here - http://goingawesomeplaces.com/2012/08/26/day-65-taipei-to-palau-here-we-come/
Enjoy your time out there. Diving is simply amazing in Palau.
Nov 28, 2012 12:25 AM
thank you very much for your answer. You changed your accomodation during you trip in Palau.
I usually only book my flight and arrange everything on arriving. Is it a problem to book the accomodations and your dives at a diving resort when you arrive ?
How much did you spend for your trip ?
If I travel in March, I can only start at the end of March. Do you know how April is ? And November ?
Dec 2, 2012 6:49 AM
3"Another thing to consider is if you want to do any diving around Peleliu. There's some amazing dive sites there from what I heard from the locals"
A few years agoe I took the ferry from Palau to Peleliu and found a great little guesthouse there, then just a few kms down the road there is a divecentre who will pick you up each day and take you the jetty nearby foe thier diveboat. Amazing divesites very nearby, Blue Corner, German Channel, Pelelui Wall etc. One of my best ever diving experiences and all done on a very tight budget..
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