World travelers who are interested in all things Palau (some call it the dive capital of the world) should note that Palau’s pioneer dive shop, Fish ‘n Fins, recently introduced a new helicopter service, officially known as Palau Helicopters Inc.
The brand new Robinson R66 turbine helicopter allows visitors to experience the beauty of Palau‘s Rock islands from the air.
Fish ‘n Fins will offer scenic Palau flight and photography tours, which include options for 20; 40; and 60 minute excursions. Passengers will be able to explore the Rock Islands, Jellyfish Lake, the WWII battle fields of Peleliu and the world-class dive sites.
Pilot Martin Pacheco helps set the stage. He has over 3300 hours of flying experience and is also an FAA certified helicopter/airplane mechanic and FAA A&P helicopter inspector.
Prices for Fish ‘n Fins’ tours range from $185 to $450 per person or from $1,150 for 30-minute private charters for up to four people.
As the only commercially-available helicopter or airplane tour in Palau, Fish ‘n Fins’ will develop Search & Rescue and Medevac programs with the local government to provide a safer diving and boating environment. For more information and booking: email email@example.com or call 680-488-2637.
Located in the westernmost corner of Micronesia, Palau is an archipelago of more than 586 islands with about 20,000 inhabitants and was the world’s first official Shark Sanctuary, setting the pace for many other destinations to follow suit.
Consistently ranked as one of the world's best dive destinations, Palau is the ultimate paradise for the adventurous traveler, boasting some of the most spectacular water features and beaches as well as the world famous, swim friendly Jellyfish Lake and Rock Islands, which was recently inscribed onto United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage List.
With 1,450 species of fish and 500 species of coral, some have called Palau the "8th Natural Wonder of the World", while others have identified Palau as "One of the Seven Underwater Wonders of the World." For more information about Palau, please visit www.visit-palau.com.
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