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Experience Palau’s Best Diving on Black Pearl Explorer

Dive the jewel of the Pacific with Explorer Ventures Fleet.
By Rachel Huber | Updated On July 21, 2022
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Experience Palau’s Best Diving on Black Pearl Explorer

Underwater, you’ll be enchanted by magical blue holes, coral-encrusted wartime wrecks, action-packed channels, and pristine coral reefs host to protected sharks and 1400 species of fish. On board, you’ll be delighted by the Black Pearl Explorer’s sophisticated dive deck, substantial staterooms, and spacious lounges for enjoying the impressive views of Palau.

In May 2022, the state-of-the-art liveaboard M/V Black Pearl Explorer joined Explorer Ventures Fleet, in partnership with the Pearl Fleet. Both operators are distinguished for their outstanding service and next level liveaboard amenities, putting forward the best diving experiences Palau has to offer.

Large boat in the water

Liveaboard Black Pearl Explorer cruises Palau offering 3 diving itineraries.

Explorer Ventures Liveaboard Diving Fleet

Black Pearl Explorer delivers 8-day/7-night itineraries on three routes, delighting every type of diver. The Palau Classic itinerary visits the most-famous sites in Palau, such as German Channel, Blue Corner, Blue Holes, Peleliu Express, Chandelier Cave, and Ulong Wall. The two Spawning Special itineraries combine the famous dive sites of the Palau Classic itinerary, plus a rare chance to see the spawning aggregations of red snappers (during the full moon) and the bump head parrotfish (during the new moon). All three itineraries offer an exhilarating stop to snorkel in the famed Jellyfish Lake where thousands of jellyfish have adapted to life without stingers, allowing close-up encounters.

If you’re keen to dive Palau, Explorer Ventures Fleet is offering an unmatched introductory discount of 45% on select departures.

About Black Pearl Explorer

A restaurant with tables and blue chairst

At 46 meters (153ft), there is plenty of space on board Black Pearl Explorer to relax and maximize your surface intervals.

Explorer Ventures Liveaboard Diving Fleet

Black Pearl Explorer is specifically constructed for divers looking for a luxury and well-built vessel for cruising between dive sites. It is designed with the latest navigation, safety, and scuba equipment including a recompression chamber. Black Pearl Explorer meets or exceeds the highest standards in the scuba diving industry. In conjunction with meeting the requirements of the International Integrity Stability Standard for yachts above 46-meters. It is fast, stable, and safe, ensuring peace of mind while cruising through Palau in complete comfort.

At 46 meters (153ft), there is plenty of space on board to relax and maximize your surface intervals. Staterooms are modern with stunning ocean views and private ensuite bathrooms. The extensive upper deck has a spacious outdoor salon with a hot tub, and the main deck has a sophisticated indoor dining area. You can unwind in a hammock on the covered sun deck, have fun in the dedicated entertainment room, or simply relax in the second lounge which offers a 360˚ panorama of Palau’s spectacular sunsets.

A plane wreck underwater

Dive Palau’s coral-encrusted WWII wrecks with Explorer Ventures Fleet.

Explorer Ventures Liveaboard Diving Fleet

Black Pearl Explorer’s diving operations are easily accessed from an extensive waterline-level deck, where two large aluminum tenders dock. These smaller vessels are equipped with all the necessary diving amenities including a large camera table, safety equipment, and enough space for 22 divers and four in-water dive guides. The Black Pearl Explorer is truly best-in-class.

Need to Know

Package Overview:

  • 8 days / 7 nights aboard Black Pearl Explorer
  • 3-4 dives daily (up to 18 during the trip)
  • Accommodation, meals, and snacks
  • Opportunity to snorkel in the famous Jellyfish Lake
  • Around-the-clock service from an exceptional crew
  • All diving amenities and Nitrox; equipment rental additional
  • Transfers from the airport and local hotels
  • Starting at USD $3150 per person

When to go: Palau is exceptional to dive year-round, though the best conditions are between November and April when visibility is clearest. At this time of year, it often seems endless, reaching up to 50m.

Diving Conditions: Water temperature is warm and ranges from 81-86°F (27-30°C) all year. Due to strong currents in Palau, a certification of Advanced Open Water (or equivalent) and a minimum of 50 logged dives is required.

Getting there: Palau is 500 miles from both the Philippines and Indonesia. It is accessed through the international airport in the city of Koror.

Limited-time introductory special: Explorer Ventures Fleet is offering a 45% introductory discount on select departures before August 29, 2022. Trips can start as low as $1,733 USD per person! See details.

Join Black Pearl Explorer for an unforgettable liveaboard adventure.

Learn more about Palau

Book here: [email protected]

1-800-322-3577 (US/CAN)/ +1.307.235.0683

Explorer Ventures Fleet

The Explorer Ventures Liveaboard Diving Fleet offers 8 destinations including Palau, Red Sea, Maldives, Northeastern Caribbean (Saba/St. Kitts), Turks & Caicos Islands, Galapagos Islands and Indonesia. The M/V Turks & Caicos Explorer II also spends 10 weeks in the winter/spring offering snorkeling with Humpback Whales on the Silver Bank, Dominican Republic, under charter to Aquatic Adventures.