Black Pearl Liveaboard, Micronesia

Excellent boat comfort

“The Diving, the Crew, the Scenery, my Room…all were excellent! ”

Alexis R, United States United States
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Highlights

  • Modern cabins with ensuite bathrooms and AC
  • Spacious lounges and outdoor chilling areas with a jacuzzi on the main deck
  • Free activities include a beach/Skydeck BBQ, SUP, water slide, kayaks, and more.
  • Dedicated area for underwater camera maintenance

Built with divers' needs in mind, M/Y Black Pearl offers week-long itineraries to Palau, one of the world's top diving destinations. 11 guest cabins cater to 22 guests. Each cabin features twin beds, ensuite bathrooms, AC, and a safety deposit box. The new 200x210cm latex mattresses with 300-thread count Egyptian cotton will submerge guests in luxury and comfort.

Social areas include a large sun deck with beach beds, tanning benches, a dedicated camera setup area, a lounge with a TV, and a 6-person whirlpool. The outdoor terrace at the back of the boat is ideal for a sundowner to reflect on the day’s adventures.

The M/Y Black Pearl features a comfortable dive deck fitted with anti-slip flooring, a designated camera maintenance area with a low-pressure air gun and work table, and 2 fully-kitted diving skiffs. Palau is known for having some of the best diving in the world, with a huge variety of marine life, deep drop-offs, wrecks, and cave systems. Itineraries visit some of Palau's most notable dive sites, including Blue Holes and Blue Corner. The cruise also includes visiting the stunning Jellyfish Lake for a memorable snorkeling session among hundreds of harmless jellyfish. The Black Pearl doesn't require many logged dives; however, divers should be comfortable diving in currents to join this trip, as these can be unpredictable and quite strong in some dive sites. Inexperienced and beginner-level divers may find some dives quite challenging and may be asked by the Cruise Director to skip dives unsuitable for their diving experience level.

For a dive liveaboard to Palau to remember, book online today to reserve your space aboard the one-of-a-kind M/Y Black Pearl.

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Included: VAT, Hotel Transfer, Drinking Water, Tea & Coffee, Beach BBQ, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Nitrox, Private Dive Guide, Kayaks, Stand Up Paddleboard, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels.

Required Extras: National Park Fees (150 USD per trip).

Optional Extras: Dive Insurance, Gratuities (200 USD), Airport Transfer (250 USD per trip), Local Flights, Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks, Extra Dives, Nitrox Course (250 USD per item), Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses (175-550 USD per item), Land Excursions, Snorkel Gear, Snorkeling Guide, Laundry / Pressing Services, WiFi internet.

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Boat features

  • Laundry Service
  • Camera Station
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outside Showers
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Kayaks On-Board
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Leisure Deck
  • Observation Deck
  • Bar
  • Available for Charter
  • Jacuzzi / Hot Tub
  • Stand Up Paddleboard

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Wine Available
  • Welcome Cocktails

If you have any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies.


Diving

  • DIN Adaptors
  • Rinse Hoses
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for diving
  • Shaded Diving Area
  • Free Nitrox

The crew speaks English.


Gear Rental

There is diving gear available on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form. See below for further details on inclusions and pricing. Show prices.


Drawings & Vessel Layouts

#deckplan floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Year built 2019
  • Length 48.6
  • Beam 8.6
  • Top speed 14 knots
  • Cruising speed 12 knots
  • Engines 2
  • Max guests 22
  • Number of cabins 11
  • Number of bathrooms 11
  • Tenders 2
  • Water capacity 30 tons
  • Fuel capacity 23 tons
  • Freshwater maker 30 tons

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • E.P.I.R.B. Distress System
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Search light
  • Engine room CCTV
  • Crew trained in first aid
  • Emergency flares

Black Pearl Reviews

  • 8.9 Fabulous
  1. Vessel
    9.0
  2. Crew
    8.4
  3. Food
    9.6
  4. Diving
    9.3
  5. Value
    8.4
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Alexis R
  • United States United States
Great Experience

The Diving, the Crew, the Scenery, my Room…all were excellent!

Recommended for
Diving, Crew, Scenery
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Kelly S
  • United States United States
The staff and crew made the trip exceptional!

We had a large group that had canceled so there were only 3 guests on the trip. The crew did not hesitate to meet our every need. We had the boat and the dive sites to ourselves. The boat is amazing and new, the food was great, the dive sites were second to none. All of those mean nothing of not for the crew, they made this boat and this trip amazing, the chemistry and service was phenomenal! We have dove on many liveabords and we have never gotten the service and attention to this level, a 10 out of 10

Recommended for
Dive sites were amazing.The attention to detail from the staff weresecond to none. The food and accomidations were top notch
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Andrew H
  • Australia Australia
Fabulous Diving Experience

The boat was very comfortable and spacious. The crew was friendly and helpful, taking breakfast orders as you dried off after the first morning dive was a nice touch. The dive guides (Jefry snd Mohamed) were vey helpful in assisting with fixing an equipment issue that came up halfway through the trip. The dives were great, with a good variety of dives with the dives at Blue corner and Ulong channel as highlights

Recommended for
Great Diving, Helpfulness of crew, Dives at Blue corner and Ulong Channel
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Elizabeth G
  • Australia Australia
Fabulous trip, made all the better by great dive sites and wonderful guides and crew.

Getting to dive on such a diverse variety of sites. From wrecks, cavers/swim throughs, reef walls and great hook in sites to watch the passing parade of sharks. All made even better by our fabulous dive guide, Bibo and the ever helpful cruise director, Mohamad and his team.

Recommended for
Amazing sea life diversity. Great Cruise Director, guides and crew. Comfort of boat.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Larissa E
  • Switzerland Switzerland
A truly unforgettable family experience!

From the moment you board the Black Pearl you know that you are about to have a unique experience. The boat is luxurious and spacious with many areas available to relax among the three decks and does not feel overcrowded. The cabins are beautifully designed and very comfortable, all with flat screen TV’s and ensuite bathrooms with warm showers. Closet space is limited but it is not really necessary to bring many clothes for this kind of trip. The crew is very kind and friendly and always ready to help. The food is varied with healthy options. One can order eggs for breakfast and there are snacks in the afternoon. One of the two dive boats brought us directly from the Black Pearl to the dive sites and are very well organised with individual storage areas for equipment on them. After each dive, bottles are refilled with Nitrox and the dive suits rinsed and hung up, ready for the next dive. On the first deck of the boat there is a very practical area where cameras and GoPro’s can be changed to have them ready for the next dive. We were surprised by a BBQ dinner on a nearby beach one evening and entire crew put in so much effort to make it a truly magical experience! The dive sites were stunning and we saw many sharks, large schools of fish, cleaning stations, beautiful hard and soft corrals. It was without a doubt some of the best diving we have done so far. Mohammed who was the cruise director was also our dive guide and he was very knowledgeable about each dive site. He was also a lot of fun underwater teaching our children to make ring bubbles which they mastered by the end of the trip. Our 13 year old also completed her Nitrox and Advanced Open Water certification onboard. All in all, we can highly recommend the Black Pearl.

Recommended for
Boat, Dives, Staff
  • 9.2 Superb
  • daniele O
  • Italy Italy
Wonderful Experience

All was perfect, from the start till the end. Dives are great, diving staff and crew are amazing. Great experience

Recommended for
Dive, Comfort and Crew
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Helen M
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Wonderful trip on a super boat with a fabulous crew in a beautiful country that really seems to care about its nature

Many sharks, very healthy coral, mantas with no apparent fishing line injuries, almost no plastic in the water column, Palau really seems to have policies in place that protect their environment. And the boat and crew were wonderful

Recommended for
Superb diving, crew took great care of us, almost no plastic pollution in the water
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • David D
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
One of the Very Best

Black Pearl is a very high-class, carefully thought-through, dive platform with excellent accommodation and facilities. Even the jacuzzi actually works! It is complemented by some of the best Liveaboard Dive guiding we have experienced, with dive guides taking care to ensure everyone sees the "find", and to support weaker divers. This is not normal Liveaboard diving as the mother ship doesn't move that much - dives are carried out from well-built fast speedboats. You can reach most of the sites from shore-based operators, as the area is relatively compact, but that costs an hour at the start and end of each day, sitting in the boat during surface intervals, and probably will cost more overall for the same standard of accommodation, as Palau hotels are not cheap. Palau diving is world-class, and the fish-life everywhere prolific - sometimes its not just the special sightings, but the sheer numbers of different schools of fish. Above water, the Rock Islands and Palau itself well deserves their UNESCO status, well worth the very slightly longer flight from, say, Manila. One of the few dive destinations that is truly pristine - on land and sea. Only downside is the operator really needs a better policy of no-smoking areas on the outside decks so there are some "safe spaces" for non-smokers.

Recommended for
Boat Facilities, Crew, Guides, Surrounding Scenery
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Peter A
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Excellent committed staff and largely unspoilt paradise

Diving

Recommended for
Commited helpful staff, good boat and great surroundings
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Silvia S
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Relaxing week in beautiful sceenery

Friendliness of the crew

Recommended for
Sceenery, boat comfort, staff