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Black Pearl

Black Pearl

$3150 / 7 Nights Twin Cabin or Seaview



Built: 2019
Construction: Steel Hull
Length: 46.8 meters / 154 feet
Beam: 8.6 meters / 28 feet
Draft: 4.2 meters / 14 feet
Cruise: 12 knots
Divers: 22
Engine: 2x 477kW Cummins with Auxiliary Propulsion
Generators: 2x 150kVa Cummins
Nitrox $
WIFI Available

Schedules & Availability


Date

spaces

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26 FEB2024
7 nights
Best of Palau
1 available space
USD 3770.-
1 available space

Departure/Arrival

embark:
26 Feb 2024
15:00
Malakal
disembark:
04 Mar 2024
09:00
Malakal

Prices & Availability

Deluxe Twin
Lower Deck
USD 3770.-
1 space
Sea View
Main Deck
USD 3995.-
fully booked
Master Sea View
Upper Deck
USD 4270.-
fully booked

Surcharges payable at location

Marine Park Fees, trip
USD
150.-
 Booking Request
04 MAR2024
7 nights
Palau Bumphead Spawning (New Moon)
1 available space
USD 3770.-
1 available space

Departure/Arrival

embark:
04 Mar 2024
15:00
Malakal
disembark:
11 Mar 2024
09:00
Malakal

Prices & Availability

Deluxe Twin
Lower Deck
USD 3770.-
1 space
Sea View
Main Deck
USD 3995.-
fully booked
Master Sea View
Upper Deck
USD 4270.-
fully booked

Surcharges payable at location

Marine Park Fees, trip
USD
150.-
 Booking Request
11 MAR2024
7 nights
Best of Palau
1 available space
+3 options
USD 3770.-
1 available space
+3 options

Departure/Arrival

embark:
11 Mar 2024
15:00
Malakal
disembark:
18 Mar 2024
09:00
Malakal

Prices & Availability

Deluxe Twin
Lower Deck
USD 3770.-
1 space
+3 options
Sea View
Main Deck
USD 3995.-
fully booked
Master Sea View
Upper Deck
USD 4270.-
fully booked

Surcharges payable at location

Marine Park Fees, trip
USD
150.-
 Booking Request
25 MAR2024
7 nights
Best of Palau
> 6 available spaces
USD 3770.-
> 6 available spaces

Departure/Arrival

embark:
25 Mar 2024
15:00
Malakal
disembark:
01 Apr 2024
09:00
Malakal

Prices & Availability

Deluxe Twin
Lower Deck
USD 3770.-
>6 spaces
Sea View
Main Deck
USD 3995.-
fully booked
Master Sea View
Upper Deck
USD 4270.-
fully booked

Surcharges payable at location

Marine Park Fees, trip
USD
150.-
 Booking Request
01 APR2024
7 nights
Palau Bumphead Spawning (New Moon)
1 available space
USD 3995.-
1 available space

Departure/Arrival

embark:
01 Apr 2024
15:00
Malakal
disembark:
08 Apr 2024
09:00
Malakal

Prices & Availability

Deluxe Twin
Lower Deck
USD 3770.-
fully booked
Sea View
Main Deck
USD 3995.-
1 space
Master Sea View
Upper Deck
USD 4270.-
fully booked

Surcharges payable at location

Marine Park Fees, trip
USD
150.-
 Booking Request
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Black Pearl is a 46-meter liveaboard that explores Micronesian waters, specifically the remote archipelago, Palau. The Pacific islands are home to vast biodiversity on and off land with liveaboard-only dive sites. Built to International Integrity Stability Standard’s requirements, Black Pearl is equipped with premium materials, navigation, safety systems, and scuba diving equipment to provide safe and exciting Micronesian exploration. All ensuite cabins offer sea views and include a hot shower and basic amenities. On the ship’s main deck, there is outdoor seating, a Jacuzzi, and an outdoor bar. There is also an entertainment center, saloon, gym equipment, business center, camera station, and sun deck.
Black Pearl offers several itineraries, including Classic Palau, which is a well-rounded experience of all the archipelago has to offer. The Spawning Special itineraries are scheduled based on the moon's phases, which aligns with the spawning of bump head parrotfish and red snappers. Throughout the itineraries, divers can spot any of the 1,400 fish species that call Micronesia home, as well as sharks, manta rays, dolphins, and whale sharks. Dive sites vary greatly, ranging from deep caverns, sprawling plateaus, historic wrecks, winding channels, and untouched coral reefs. Due to the variety of diving experiences, Black Pearl is suitable for any level of diver, but each diver must have at least twenty dives of experience.
Itinerary highlights include Palau Islands’ blue holes, wartime wrecks, coral reefs, and caves. One of the most famous sites is Blue Corner, which has steep walls and diverse marine life such as snappers, jacks, hammerheads, dolphins, and whales. The German Channel connects the islands’ inner lagoon to the ocean and is known for sightings of manta rays, reef sharks, whale sharks, and hammerheads. This remote diving spot is also home to macro life along the shallow reefs. Other stops include Peleliu Express, an advanced drift dive; the Chandelier Cave system; and Turtle Cove, a vertical reef wall with small caves. Siaes Tunnel is a naturally-lit cavern with views of black coral, soft coral, and invertebrates lining the walls. White tip reef sharks and stingrays roam along the cavern’s sandy bottom. Due to the strong currents at this site, divers use reef hooks and safety marker buoys. The Black Pear offers nitrox for EAN-certified divers but does not support technical diving or rebreathers.
Other activities include relaxing along the white sand beaches, watching for thousands of native birds, and kayaking or paddling through the clear ocean.
Narrative text and photographs courtesy of Pearl Fleet.



Dive Conditions

Palau has a tropical climate year-round with rain throughout the year, although the rains are heavier in the months of July to October which reduces the visibility to an average of 15m and can cause weather conditions that may interfere with diving.
It can be difficult to get reef sharks to come close to you while you are hooked in at Blue Corner. Unhooking and swimming down into or over the lip of the reef can get you closer to sharks, but you also risk the ire of other dive groups who think your bubbles will scare away the critters. It's best not to chase sharks. Instead, find a good spot where they can swim by you in the current. Night dives are often the best time to put on a macro lens, as a wide range of reclusive creatures emerge from the reef after dark.
Water Temperature ranges between 81-84 degrees Fahrenheit. Visibility usually Ranges from 50 - 150+ feet. During the dry season, the visibility is often in excess of 100 feet.