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Electricity in Palau is 110 Volts 50/60 Hz with U.S. type flat 2-pin plug or 3-pin (two flat pins and a rounded ground pin). Just two flat pins without rounded pin will work too. In order to find out if your electrical device is suitable for 110 Volts 50/60 Hertz please read its manual.
Fish 'n Fins and Ocean Hunter Liveaboards offer 110 Volts and 220 Volts to recharge your strobe, cameras, etc.
Palau has two private medical clinics and pharmacies on the island and a public hospital, Belau National Hospital, with a modern recompression chamber. Local supermarkets carry most common over-the-counter medications.
Anti-drug laws are strictly enforced. Prescriptions should be carried for any special medicines or drugs in your possession.
U.S. dollar is the official currency of Palau. Traveler's checks Visa & Master credit cards are accepted at most businesses, including Fish ’n Fins. There are several banks (Bank of Hawaii, Bank of Guam, Bank Pacific), with limited currency exchange (Euro coins are NOT accepted) and plenty of automated teller machines (ATM) around town.
If you wish to call Fish ’n Fins please note that Palau Time is GMT +9 hrs.
As Palau's unique island ecosystem is very susceptible to invasive species, there are tight restrictions on fresh fruits, vegetables, plants, meats and other possible sources of contamination. Do not bring these items to Palau as they will be subject to immediate confiscation.
One bottle of liquor and up to 1 pack of cigarettes containing up to twenty (20) cigarettes can be brought into Palau duty-free. Importation of controlled substances and weapons are strictly prohibited and any traveler in possession of any controlled substances will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law of the Republic of Palau.
All visitors must have a passport valid not less than 6 months from the date of expiration and proof of return arrangements at entry into the country.
Entry visas are not required for most passports. A 30-day Tourist Visa will be issued upon arrival and may be extended within 7 days of the expiration date with the approval of the Chief of Immigration for a fee of US$ 50.00, for a maximum of 90 days' stay (30 days + 2 extensions).
Citizens of United States of America, Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Guam, and the Common Wealth of Northern Marianas Islands with valid passports are issued a 1-year visa upon arrival.
For more information about an extended stay in Palau, please call the Bureau of Immigration at (680) 488-2498 or -2678, Mondays to Fridays at the hours 7:30 am – 4:30 pm or e-mail inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All our tanks are aluminum. We feature tanks with INT (Yoke) and DIN valves.
Yes, we offer 15-liter tanks. While the 12-liter tank is included in your dive package, a 15-liter air or Nitrox 32 tank costs an additional US$5.00.
Yes, Nitrox 32 is free of charge. We supply another other nitrox mix and mixed gases for an additional fee. These fees depend on the gas and you’ll have to inquire with the front desk for pricing.
The answer is short - Yes, we will :-)
Yes, we will pick you up and bring you back after dinner.
Every person visiting the Rock Island area and/or Jellyfish Lake must have a Koror State Permit.
Rock Island Koror State Permit - visit the Rock Island Area for scuba diving, snorkeling & adventure. Validity 10 days. Cost US$ 50.00 plus US$ 3.00 administration fee.
Rock Island & Jellyfish Lake Koror State Permit - visit the Rock Island Area and Jellyfish Lake for scuba diving, snorkeling & adventure. Validity 10 days. Cost US$ 100.00 plus US$ 6.00 administration fee.
Owners of a Rock Island Koror State Permit who decide to upgrade to a Jellyfish Lake license have to pay US$ 75.00 plus administration fee on top of their license to visit as well Jellyfish Lake.
We offer third tank dives every day, provided 4 guests are doing a third tanks dive. Cost per tank is currently US$65.00.
We offer night dives every day, provided 4 guests are doing a third tanks dive. Cost per tank is currently US$75.00. A rental torch is US$ 20.00.
We have multiple sets of wetsuits (3 mm), fins, masks, snorkels, Nitrox computers, BCD from XXS to XXL, regulator sets and dive lights.
We are having a list out on which you can put your name. Once we have 10 divers on the list we’ll provide one of our fantastic Peleliu Dive & Tour Trips.
The minimum amount of participants is 10. The extra cost for fuel costs US$ 30.00/per person; additional Peleliu State Permit costs US$ 30.00 plus US$ 3.00 administration fee. Included are 2 tanks as usual. A third tank costs US$65.00/per person as mentioned previously. A Peleliu Land Tour costs additionally US$ 75.00/per person.
Yes, for all guests staying at Palau Pacific Resort we are providing a pick up from the resort dock. On your first day, we will pick you and your gear up by car at the resort for check-in. After that we’ll pick you up around 8:45 am from the resort pier and drop you there after diving.
Yes, for all guests staying at Palau Royal Resort we are providing a pick up from the resort dock. On your first day, we will pick you and your gear up by car at the resort for check-in. After that we’ll pick you up around 8:30 am from the resort pier and drop you there after diving. Please note that Palau Royal Resort is only 400 meters (440 yards) from Fish ’n Fins & Barracuda Restaurant.
On your first day with Fish ’n Fins we will pick you up 7:30 am from your chosen hotel/resort to allow ample time for check-in and sorting out your equipment. In case of you have checked in the previous day, we will pick you up at 8:00 am from your hotel/resort.
We have an equipment room where you can store your dive equipment for the duration of your dive package. On the first day, we are happy to keep as well your dive bag/luggage. However, we are asking our guests to take their dive bag/luggage back to their hotel after the first dive day.
Yes, we offer dive lights for US$ 20.00/per day/light as part of our gear rental.
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