Bumphead Parrotfish Spawning

March 2-9, 2023

When I say “Once in a lifetime” I mean 

Once in a lifetime

I have always heard Palau “has it all”. Well…what does that mean? It means one of the most bio-diverse marine sanctuaries on Earth, stunning coral reefs, big pelagics, wild drift dives, WW II wrecks, blue holes & the world famous Jellyfish Lake. Need I say more?


But what makes this particular trip special is that we have booked the luxury S/Y Palau Siren live-aboard sailing yacht during their special New Moon Bumphead Parrotfish Spawning cruise. At the new moon, thousands of Bumphead’s gather together in one area during this particular time. Building to a spectacular showdown, males begin their display of dominance attempting to attract as many partners as possible. As females continue to gather, the school spills out into the blue where the tension erupts into a climatic mating dance. Not surprisingly, these events attract the biggest predators in Palau, such as bull sharks, oceanic blacktip sharks and hammerheads. Watch how they hunt actively within the large school of spawning fish. It is something special that only a few select people will ever get to witness.


And speaking of the S/Y Palau Siren, she is a truly beautiful vessel. She is a 130’ Indonesian built motor sailing yacht built is 2012. Between her, her crew and Palau…we will all be treated to a wonderful 5-star experience.


My wife Suzy and I would like to invite you to join us for this truly “once in a lifetime” experience. Believe me…you don’t want to miss this one. We have booked the entire yacht but there are only 7 cabins available for our guests (14 people max). And as of this writing, 3 of those are already sold. So…don’t delay. Deposit today to secure your spots.


Diving with Palau Siren!

Palau World Heritage!


Pricing and Payment Schedule


  • $4169 per person / double occupancy

  • Single occupancy is not available

  • $1000 non-refundable / per person deposit required at booking

  • Balance must be paid by April 1st, 2022

  • Payments can be made at anytime.


  • Trip dates: March 2-9, 2023

  • Luxury accommodation for 7 nights on board the S/Y Palau Siren

  • Up to 4 dives per day (on dive days) 

  • All meals and snacks

  • All beverages to include local beer.

  • Cocktails, spirits & wine available for individual purchase

  • Trip price includes the $240 Spawning Special Itinerary fee

  • Does not include the $200 marine park access pass. This can be paid during your trip on the Palau Siren 

  • Free nitrox for all dives (must be nitrox certified)

  • Free use of the yachts rental regulator, BCD, mask, fins and shorty wetsuit (although we suggest you bring your own)

  • Does not include airfare. We suggest Air China via LAX to Taipei to Korror.

  • Includes airport/hotel transfers before and after live-aboard.



Please click these links to review specific info on diving and traveling to Palau


Thank you to everybody who helped make this trip possible!*

*If you would like to be put on a stand-by list, please contact us and include 

your name and phone number and you will be notified of any cancellations.

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Jacksonville, Florida 32217


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