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A world class dive kombi trip to the best prices you can find!!

By 2 pax only from 1450,- Euro per person (excl flight and taxes).

ABWonderdive and Dolphin Bay Resort & Peleliu Divers, offer all our guest the possibility to join our unique holiday offer:

To dive in 2 total different world class environments, in one holiday!!!

You start with one week in the Philippines with ABWonderdive for some of the best Macro dives ever. Continue on to Palau to see Mantas and sharks, one of the best BIG fish dive area in the world.

We are happy to inform you about our unique 16 days including 18 dives offer, who will combined the 2 world class dive areas.

Our service starts in NAIA airport and include:
day 1; Transport from Manila airport/hotel in Makati till ABWonderdive,7 nights in STD room incl breakfast buffet,
day 2; till 7; 5 diving days 2 dives a day.
day 8; dep from the dive center after breakfast, to Taal volcano view point. Late afternoon to airport arrival 8:30 pm. Dep in the night to Palau.
Arrival in Koror Palau at 1:30 am to hotel for one night.
day 9; Pick up in the Hotel after breakfast to Peleliu Island & Dolphin Bay Resort, lunch and time for relax / snorkeling.
day 10; till 13; 4 diving days 2 dives a day.6 nights in beach Bungalow with full board.
day 14; 1 day on Peleliu Island with Bicycle and Kayak, or Jellyfish lake ( extra payment).
day 15; from the resort in Palau, Back to Koror airport for the flight to Manila. In Manila one night in New Horizon Hotel till next day.
day 16; dep from Hotel after breakfast to airport and our service stops.

For more information and booking please send us a mail on info@abwonderdive.com

General Palau Information:

Palau island.

Palau is located just north of the equator, 900 miles southwest of Guam and 400 miles south of Yap, at the westernmost edge of Micronesia. Palau is north of New Guinea and east of the Philippines. The country consists of about 400 islands, 9 of which are inhabited. Most of the islands lie within in a giant blue lagoon, protected by spectacular coral reefs and coral walls. Warm, clear, tropical water and abundant sea life make Palau a diver’s paradise.

Palau is also very scenic above the water, with azure lagoons and white sandy beaches. The rock islands, mushroom shaped limestone formations covered in rainforest foliage and tropical flowers, provide unparalleled beauty. The wildlife is unique. There are many species of rare birds, flying fruit bats, and exotic lizards.

Airplane flight arrivals and Getting to Peleliu.

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Getting to Palau

Most travelers arrive by airplane from Guam, Japan, Taiwan (Taipei) or the Philippines (Manila). Check with your airlines or travel agent for up-to-date schedules.
Visitors must have a current passport, and a return airline ticket to travel to Palau.
The airport departure tax is $20 U.S.(cash) and is paid upon departure.

If you arrive at the Palau international airport at night, there is no transportation to get to Peleliu island the same night, so you will need to stay overnight in Koror. The next day, we arrange your transfer to the island by speed boat.
We make all arrangements for the shuttle service by boat from Koror to Peleliu island.
The speed boat ride will take 1 hour from Koror to Peleliu, taking you through the exotic Rock Islands of Palau.

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Dolphin Bay Resort consists of 7 ocean-view bungalows, a restaurant & bar “Jal Luver’s Sunset Bar & Grill,” a fully equipped dive shop- “Peleliu Divers,” personalized tours, along with bicycle and kayak rentals, and the Dolphin Bay Gift Shop — the best place for Peleliu Souvenirs. The resort was designed using traditional island architecture to create the finest eco-tourism destination in Palau.

Diving shop “ Peleliu Divers”

We offer you complete tours for scuba diving, snorkeling, Rock Island sightseeing and picnic, trolling, casting, bottom fishing and more.

Our boats are designed for safety and protection from the sun. They are equipped with two-way communication, oxygen, first aid kits, and dry holds for your clothing and valuables. Diving gear, including Regulators, BCDs, and other equipment are available for rent, along with snorkeling equipment, and a selection of wet suits.

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Restaurant

Our island style open-air restaurant features all day dining service, with a wide selection of Asian, international & local foods for our guests. Dining is informal and always relaxing. Don’t forget to try our fresh sea foods and tropical fruits.

Bar:
Come join your fellow guests at the bar, and sample the locally made Beer, Wine and Rum, or choose any of the major international brands of alcohol, sodas, and fruit juices.

Feel the ocean breeze and enjoy the sunset view, while listening to Reggae music and a variety of other island musical treats. This is the place to be after a day of amazing adventures, on land and in the sea.

Bungalows:

Set among natural coconut and palm trees, our 7 bungalows are surrounded by a beautiful tropical garden which provides secluded privacy for every guest.

Each bungalow offers a comfortable queen bed or twin beds, air-conditioning, ceiling fan, beautiful interior tropical hardwood walls and floors, an indoor table and chairs, a modern western-style bathroom with hot shower, and a fully stocked mini-bar. The mini-bar is restocked daily with a choice of beers, soft drinks, fruit juices, and bottled water.
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Each bungalow has a private balcony offering full ocean views. Relax in a chair on your balcony, feel the breeze from the ocean, enjoy beautiful butterflies fluttering through the exotic flowers, listen to the tropical birds singing, and at the end of the day, view a spectacular sunset.

Beach chairs and hammocks are only a few steps away for your island style relaxation. They are so comfortable, you may fall asleep.

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“Dolphin Bay Resort” was named for the friendly family of spinner dolphins that live a short distance off shore, just beyond the reef. You may encounter these dolphins during a boat trip. Many of the dolphins show their playful energy by jumping out of the water and spinning around in the air, then flipping their bodies and splashing back into the ocean. We think the happiness of the dolphins adds to the happiness of our guests!

Gift Shop

Gift ShopOur original specially-designed T-shirts, Caps and Hats are available at the Dolphin Bay Gift Shop, along with sun dresses, sandals and other clothing. Locally made handicrafts include baskets and handbags, wind chimes, jewelry and more for a unique Peleliu Souvenir.

Laundry service

We offer same day service. If you inform us in the morning, it will be returned to your bungalow in the afternoon.
Internet access

Guests who wish to send or receive e-mail messages have easy access to an internet connection.
International phone calls

Telephone cards are available to make calls to all international destinations($10).
Bike & Kayak Rental

We have bicycles available for our guests to explore the island, or you can use one of our kayaks to paddle to the small island in front of our bungalows for snorkeling.
Beach Towels

Beach towels are available for our guests when you go on a diving or snorkeling trip, or for use at the beach.

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Information for Divers

Dive Boat:
29 foot, double engine, covered (protection from sun and rain)

Diving style:
we practice eco-friendly diving (“look but don’t touch”), with an emphasis on safety and buoyancy control. Our dive guides give a briefing before each and every dive, and we encourage divers to monitor their air consumption closely. To enter the water, we usually use simple “back entry” rolls and we exit the water with a ladder on the side of the boat.
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Drift Diving:
Most dives in Palau are drift dives, usually in gentle to moderate currents, but on occasion, currents can become strong, which is why we ask all divers to carry their own signal float.

Water Temperature:
It is warm year-round, usually about 28-29 degrees Celsius or about 80-84 degrees Fahrenheit.

Current Hook:
A current hook is used to attach divers to rocks at the edge of walls so they can relax in the current and watch marine life and avoiding the holding or stepping the corals and destroy.

Rental Gear:
All essential equipment is available for rent, including BCD, Regulators , Fins, Wet suits, Masks, Boots, Current hooks.

Dive Gear:
Washing and Storage: there is a large rinse tank, drying area, and storage room for your dive gear. Baskets are available. The storage area is locked when not in use by divers.

Diving Permits:
Koror State/Rock Island Permit is valid for 10 days ($25 for diving only; $35 for diving and Jellyfish Lake); For diving in Peleliu waters, you will need a Peleliu State Permit, valid for 14 days ($20).

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PALAU DIVE SITES

The following dive sites are frequented by Peleliu Divers. We have detailed maps available at the resort, fish identification books, and detailed information about Palau’s diving sites.

1) Blue Corner

The best known and most famous dive site in all of Palau, the Blue Corner is a true underwater wilderness which is home to large schools of barracuda and jacks, large numbers of white-tip, black-tip and grey reef sharks, as well as sea turtles, napoleon wrasse, rays, schools of bumphead parrotfish, and literally hundreds of other species visible at any one time.

2) Blue Hole

This dive begins on the top of a shallow reef, descending through one of four large holes into a gigantic submarine cavern. The cavern provides several large exits to the open ocean, starting between 40 and 85 feet below the surface. Inside the twisting tunnels and chimneys that connect this coral fortress to the sea and sky are beautiful soft corals and sea fans. A good place for flashlights to illuminate the colorful walls and ceiling. The holes are very close to the Blue Corner and, when conditions are good, divers can exit the Blue Holes and finish their dive drifting to the corner.

3) German Channel

A man-made channel through the southwest side of the reef leads to a sandy area, that is home to a “cleaning station” where divers can crouch motionless on the sand and watch manta rays and large reef sharks being groomed by cleaner wrasses at a depth of approximately 50 feet. The area is also inhabited by garden eels, barracudas, snappers, leaf fish and octopus. On both sides are coral gardens that features crocodile fish, nudibranchs, anemones and clownfish.

4) Big Drop Off

One of Palau’s best places for combining snorkeling and diving. Snorkelers explore the top of the reef in shallow water, looking over the edge of the wall. Divers usually drift slowly along the wall, at depths from 40-80 feet surveying the abundant hard and soft corals, sea fans, and large schools of tropical reef fish.
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5) Turtle Cove

A popular site, also good for combining diving and snorkeling. This is a wall dive, usually explored at depths of roughly 60feet/18m, where the larger life, such as sharks, rays, large turtles are found. In the shallower areas are large schools of reef fish, numerous anemones, and sometimes smaller turtles. The sandy flat area between the nearby rock island and the cliff is a good place for a lunch break and snorkeling.

6) Ngedebus Coral Garden

This is a good site for beginner divers, only a short boat ride south of Turtle Cove. It is also a great site for all divers who like hard corals and exotic marine life, including crocodile fish, lion fish, and rays. It is also an excellent place for underwater photography and video, due to the rich coral mounds, gentle underwater conditions, and moderate depths.

7) Ngedebus Wall

Ngedebus Wall is at a corner of Ngedebus coral garden. You can dive the wall to the corner, where you can watch all the underwater action along the reef.

8) New Drop-Off

This is an advanced dive, in 20-120 feet of water, located around the corner from Big Drop-off. There are often lots of currents, bringing schools of large fish, including sharks, along the wall. The wall is also alive with small tropical fish and other creatures. This is a “bottomless” wall, so keep an eye on your depth gauge.
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9) Virgin Blue Hole

Starting on the top of the shallow reef, divers descend down the hole, past walls with sea fans and hiding fish, to the depth of 90 feet. There a tunnel exits to the open sea and divers continue along the wall, seeing beautiful soft corals, sea fans, cruising eagle rays, turtles, and on occasion, the rare leopard shark.

10) Ngemelis Wall

Gorgeous soft corals on the wall, seafans and lots of colorful reef fish, especially school of pyramid butterfly fish. Often sea turtles, grey reef sharks, and white tip sharks are cruising the wall.

11) Ngerchong Inside

It offers a gentle slope with diverse corals and wide variety of reef fish, including at times cuttlefish, ghost pipefish, and zebra sharks.

12) Ngerchong Outside

This is a wall dive and home to many large Gorgonian Sea fans, reef fish, and reef sharks.

13) Peleliu Wall

One of the beautiful wall dives. Lots of colorful soft corals, including black corals, and huge sea fans cover the wall. Large numbers of tropical reef fish live here, including pyramid butterfly fish, square anthias, moorish idols, sergeon fish, bumphead parrot fish, trigger fish, and scorpion leaf fish. Larger fish include grey reef sharks, white tip sharks, barracuda, and jacks. On rare occasions, sailfish, marlin, and bull sharks visit this area.

14) Peleliu Cut

Starting from the Peleliu wall, divers follow the current through the Peleliu cut. The top of the Peleliu Cut is about 45 feet depth. We use the reef hook, hooked on the top of the reef, to see grey sharks and white tip shark are cruising around us.
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15) Peleliu Corner

This dive starts at the Peleliu Express and goes to the corner, or starts from Peleliu Cut and goes to the corner. The depth is about 75 feet. Divers can see schools of giant travelly, big grouper fish, white tip sharks, schools of baraccuda, napoleon wrasse. This is an extreme advanced dive — be aware of extreme down currents.

16) Peleliu Express

There can be extremely strong current, or mild current, or no current at all. The wall is home to yellow soft corals, small reef fishes, and possibly schools of the sharks like grey reef shark. The strong current attract sharks, barracuda, tuna, and rays. Huge giant travelly fish, groupers, drift off the wall to the blue ocean. During our safety stop, divers can possibly see blue marlin, a school of rainbow runners, sailfish, or a whale shark.

17) Yellow wall

Peleliu East dive site. Divers drift along the wall to see the tiny soft yellow corals covering the wall. There are also giant sea fans on the wall, grey reef sharks, sometimes eagle rays, schools of barracuda, and rarely, blue marlin.
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18) Stingray Point

East of Peleliu, this is a vertical wall and drop off. At the depth of 15 feet, on top of the reef, there is sandy area where we can see sleeping sting rays, dragon wrasses, and reef fish. Along the wall there are colorful sea fans. Rarely can be seen Blue Marlin.

19) Orange Coral Garden

This has a sloping wall with lots of beautiful soft corals, table corals, hard corals, Giant moray eels, schools of barracuda, jacks, buffaro fish, and white tip sharks. You can find WWII relics under the water, such as a ship anchor, chain, bombs and bullet shells.

20) Orange wall

This is a vertical wall where divers can see the big sea fans, and anemones with many anemone fish. Schools of black snapper, sea turtles, grey reef sharks and white tip sharks are cruising along the wall.

21) Godwin Point

Starting from the wall dive, we see lots of sea fans on the wall and schools of butterfly fish. Crusing around the wall, heading up to the slope area, we put the reef hook on the top of the reef and watch fish swim by; or continue the drift dive along the top of the wall. There are many colorful soft corals, giant clams, schools of black snapper and barracuda.

22) Dolphin Bay

Start from the white beach, all the way to the Ngedbus reef, on the west side of Peleliu. You can possibility to see the school of spinner dolphins that lives here. They enjoy riding the bow wake of the boat, so when driving the boat, they are jumping and spinning, and cruising alongside the boat together.

23) Jellyfish Lake

Jellyfish Lake is a famous marine lake located deep in a Rock Island. It is home to millions of stingless jellyfish who pulse slowly across the water each day following the sun. The jellyfish have developed a symbiotic relationship with algae that they carry, tend, and live on. Thus they follow the sunlight to keep their algae healthy. Our boat will take you to the dock at Jellyfish Lake. From there you will hike on a path up a steep hill, then down through the jungle to the dock at the lake. To find the jellyfish, snorkel out into the lake, into the sun. The jellyfish are extremely delicate; take great care when swimming through them.

WE ARE ALL LOOKING FORWARD TO SEE YOU IN ABWONDERDIVE

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