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Sam’s Tours Palau (Koror) – Palau’s most award-winning dive centre – is one of the best-known dive operators in Palau offering daily dive trips, every day of the year, to all the famous dive sites, World War II wrecks, and Jellyfish Lake, in comfortable and fast boats with cushioned seats and dry compartments. Sam’s Tours also run Blue Planet Kayaking Tours and other land-based-tours, and there is an on-site restaurant: The Bottom Time Bar & Grill serving classic American cuisine.

Sam’s Tours PADI Five Star Dive Centre offers all courses and specialities from intro-dives to PADI Scuba Instructor. As an authorised Scubapro & Aqua Lung Sales & Service Centre you can both get yourself kitted out or get your kit serviced or repaired whilst you’re there. Sam’s Tours Palau shop also sells a range of clothing and souvenirs.

Sam’s Tours Palau also offers a big selection of day trips to the rock islands including kayaking and land-based trips.

The best way to organise your dive trip to Palau is to package your diving with Sam’s Tours with one of the many partner hotels on offer. You will then have free transportation to and from the dive shop each day – whether by car or by boat picking up from the resort’s jetty directly. The resorts are listed in the Palau Accommodation Section.

You will also have a package that includes transfer from/to International Airport Koror, Breakfast at the chosen hotel/resort, Bento Lunch & Water on the boat on Dive Days, Air and/or Nitrox certified divers, Weights, Weight Belt, Boat, Dive Guide and Transfers from/to your Hotel/Resort.

You can then choose to add third tank dives, night dives, and you have unlimited diving on Sam’s macro wall. You can also book some of the speciality trips with Unique Dive Expeditions.

Sam’s Tours Palau also has the Bottom Time Bar and Grill conveniently located on-site looking out over the water and daily impressive sunset.

Staying Connected

WiFi is free of charge at Sam’s Tour Palau and the Bottom Time Bar & Grill Restaurant, and most partner accommodations.

We think…

Sam’s Tours is one of the best-run dive operations we’ve ever experienced. Combine this with the range of diving on offer, and the mega-friendly staff, and you are guaranteed a great dive holiday in Palau.

Sam’s Tours Palau is located off Main St at the start of Malakal Island, directly on Malakal Harbour.

Sam’s Tours provides a complimentary roundtrip shuttle service to all Koror based partner hotels.

At the beginning of the week, you can simply put your name up against the dive trips you want for that week. There are boats going to most of the iconic sites each day, obviously depending on conditions.

Each trip includes two dives separated by a surface interval of at least an hour in a sheltered spot which usually also allows for a snorkel; a Bento Lunch & Water on the boat, and there will be an option for a third tank or a trip to Jelly Fish Lake or Chandelier Cave.

At the end of the day, there are different wash down tubs for each type of gear, and an equipment room where you can store your dive equipment for the duration of your dive package.

Scuba Diving in Peleliu

If you want to enjoy a Peleliu Dive & Tour Trip, you simply put your name up on the list for a particular day, and when the list has a minimum of 10 divers, it’s guaranteed to run. Note that additional charges apply, plus a Peleliu State Permit costs US$ 30.00.

Good to Know

Every person visiting the Rock Island area and/or Jellyfish Lake must have a Koror State Permit.

The Rock Island Koror State Permit allows the holder into the Rock Island Area for scuba diving, snorkeling & adventure. It is valid for 10 days and costs US$ 50.00 plus US$ 3.00 administration fee.

The Rock Island & Jellyfish Lake Koror State Permit allows the holder into the Rock Island Area and Jellyfish Lake for scuba diving, snorkeling & adventure. It is valid for 10 days and costs 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.

Sam's Tours with Palau Royal Resort Accommodation

Low Season: 04 Jan - 31 Mar 2023AUDUSD
7 Nights Superior Garden Room (Double / Twin Share) with 10 dives1971USD|1971
7 Nights Superior Garden Room (Single) with 10 dives2667USD|2667
7 Nights Deluxe Ocean Room (Double / Twin Share) with 10 dives2181USD|2181
7 Nights Deluxe Ocean Room (Single) with 10 dives3087USD|3087
High Season: 24 Dec 2022 - 03 Jan 2023 / 24 Dec - 31 Dec 2023AUDUSD
7 Nights Superior Garden Room (Double / Twin Share) with 10 dives2116USD|2116
7 Nights Superior Garden Room (Single) with 10 dives2991USD|2991
7 Nights Deluxe Ocean Room (Double / Twin Share) with 10 dives2287USD|2287
7 Nights Deluxe Ocean Room (Single) with 10 dives3334USD|3334
Shoulder Season: 01 - 23 Dec 2022 / 01 Apr - 30 Nov 2023 / 01 - 23 Dec
7 Nights Superior Garden Room (Double / Twin Share) with 10 dives2132USD|2132
7 Nights Superior Garden Room (Single) with 10 dives2989USD|2989
7 Nights Deluxe Ocean Room (Double / Twin Share) with 10 dives2307USD|2307
7 Nights Deluxe Ocean Room (Single) with 10 dives3339USD|3339
This resort's prices are in USD. The AUD prices shown are based on the current exchange rate. The price paid in AUD will be based on the actual exchange rate at the time any payments are made.
Includes: 7 nights’ accommodation, taxes & service charges; buffet breakfast; 5 days of 2-tank boat diving; complimentary 3rd tank dive at Chandelier Cave and Jellyfish Lake snorkeling after one of the 2-tank dive days; professional guide, tanks and weights; free Nitrox up to 32% (with proof of certification); hotel transfers on dive days; lunch and refreshments each dive day and a Sam’s Tours water bottle and reef hook. (Does not include Government Marine Park Permits)
The per person pricing above is indicative only: we show 7 night with 10/12 dive packages at high-end and lower-end rooms (singles & doubles) for the purposes of comparison. We can give you a price (and availability) for any combination of #dives and nights at any hotel in Palau, which will include any discounts due to you as part of that package, and any exclusions, or items payable at the resort. Please use the [Enquire Now] tab to give us your exact requirements and we'll give you the best deal we can.