With the weather turning colder, we're dreaming of a sunny underwater escape: Abercrombie & Kent just announced the company's first trek to top diving destination Palau.
"Treasures of Palau" will take place November 13-21, 2016, aboard the exclusively chartered superyacht Saluzi.
Founder Geoffrey Kent will accompany guests on a scuba diving and snorkeling experience that takes in the Blue Corner -- made famous by Cousteau -- as well as the Big Drop Off, Ulong Sandbar, German Channel, Shark City and the Iro, a Japanese ship sunk during World War II.
Guests will also swim among millions of non-stinging Mastigias jellyfish in Jellyfish Lake, which the company has reserved exclusively for the event. The trip will also visit historic World War II battle sites and enter by special permission the Seventy Islands, a World Heritage Site off-limits to outsiders for nearly 60 years. On land, a trip to the Micronesian Shark Foundation and the Oceanography Society Research Station will also offer an opportunity to meet culutural leaders, local experts and scientists.
Treasures of Palau is the first in a series of Ocean Explorations and Expeditions in Style, in partnership with the Oceanographic Institute Foundation Albert I, Prince of Monaco, whose mission is to introduce people to ocean science in order to promote a respectful and sustainable approach to our oceans. Abercrombie & Kent will donate five percent from each booking to the Institute to support its efforts.
Rates for the nine-day itinerary start from $145,000 per person, based on double occupancy.