The Rock Islands Aggressor, a spacious catamaran specifically built for diving, is 106-feet (32-meters) long. She dives the waters of Palau including the world-famous Blue Corner.
A word from Dom : "The Rock Islands Aggressor is an old friend. My first experience aboard her was in French Polynesia ... and the next in Papua New Guinea. I'm happy to say she's found a stable home base here in Palau and while not in the luxury yacht class, she's stable, spacious, comfortable. relaxed ... and simply a great platform for divers ... with all the Aggressor amenities!"..... Dominick Macan
8 main deck DOUBLE / TWIN staterooms queen size bed with single bunk & window 1 main deck DOUBLE / TWIN b double bed with single bunk & port window
All have ensuite bathrooms, a closet, air-conditioning & a hair dryer
up to 4 dives per day from a 35-foot tender (includes up to 3 night dives) 12 liter alu tanks (INT valves) 15 liter alu tanks (at extra cost) scuba gear & Nautilus Lifelines rental (by advance request) nitrox water temperature: 78 - 82F, 25 - 28C ... 3mm wetsuit recommended
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 photograhpy.
LAYOUT & SPECS
Deck & cabin layout, the yacht specifications, equipment & safety features ....open
Built to Lloyd’s Registry and American Bureau of Shipping Standards Length: 106 foot (32 meters) Beam: 30 foot (9 meters) Passengers: 18 Crew: 6 Cabins: 9
Palau has been an Aggressor destination since 2010.
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 divemasters are trained and certified by international recognized certification agencies. Each receives proficiency training and annual inspections to review safety aspects.
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
Radar Magnetic Compass Depth sounders Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
Multiple VHF radios Long Range Single Side Band Radio Satellite Phone (where necessary) Satellite Email (where necessary)
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 Emergency flares
Rock Islands Aggressor offers Best of Palau trips all year round.
Highlights of the trips and itinerary map....... open
The final itinerary is, of course, always dependant 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.
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.