When Dunia Baru sailed in Palau early this year, it really felt like she was exploring a new world. More than 800km from the nearest landmass, there is a real sense of isolation and adventure.
“The 650km crossing from Papua was one of the roughest Dunia Baru’s made,” said the superyacht’s cruise director, Sebastien Pierre. “The boat handled it well, but perhaps the rough voyage enhanced the feeling we were seeing a brand-new place through the eyes of early explorers who stumbled upon an unknown paradise.”
And paradise it certainly was. There have been enormous efforts in Palau to protect the pristine environment, where diving is focussed on pelagic and schooling fish and the population of sharks is healthy.
“Palau had been on my bucket list for years,” said Dunia Baru owner Mark Robba. “Palau is known for world-class diving, but it exceeded all my expectations.”
Read more about the expedition in the PDF below, which was published in the May/June 2018 issue of Asia Pacific Boating.