About Us

Palau Dive Adventures was founded and is operated by diving professionals,  Jason Maluchluw and Chris Lubba.  After diving around the world, Chris came to Palau and met fellow dive guide Jason. Chris  was fascinated by the magical waters of Micronesia and drawn to Palau’s friendly, kind and generous people. After many dive trips and discussions, Palau Dive Adventures was created to provide divers with a unique small group dive experience; diving off one boat, with one dive guide and offering endless opportunities and adventures.

Jason Maluchluw

Jason is our local expert dive guide. He has memorized all dive sites and instinctively knows and understands the currents and the weather. Born on the island of Ulithi, an atoll of the outer islands of Yap. Jason moved to Saipan to attend college and earned his AA degree in liberal arts. Shortly thereafter, Jason moved to Palau to further his studies.

While attending college in Palau to receive his degree in hospitality and tourism, Jason discovered diving, since it is the main attraction for visitors to Palau and it was a college requirement for graduation that he becomes a divemaster. Once he took his first dive, he was enchanted with the marvels of the ocean. He worked at Sams Tours as an intern dive master, while bartending at Bottom Time Grill to pay for his school.

Soon after completing college, Jason left bartending and went to work full-time into guiding in 2001. Jason has worked for several dive companies where he logged thousands of dives and guided guests to sites such as Ulong Island, Blue Corner, Peleliu, and other well-known dive sites here in Palau. Jason has dived the depths surrounding Palau and swum with sharks, manta rays, barracuda, jelly fish, dolphins and more.

As co-owner of Palau Dive Adventures, Jason would like to showcase Palau and its beauty to divers from around the world. We are sure that Jason with his charming personality and local expertise will give you a trip you are not soon to forget.

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Chris Lubba

Chris grew up in Southern California in the towns of Santa Barbara and El Segundo. As a youth he participated in all aspects of water activities-swimming, water polo, surfing, and life-guarding. Chris continues to be involved with the ocean as a divemaster, harbor patrol officer and fireman.

Chris has a college degree from Long Beach State University, a California high school teaching credential and is licensed by the U.S. Coast Guard as a boat captain. Protecting and guiding others on land and on sea is Chris’s avocation and vocation as well. He has been a member of the Redondo Beach Fire Department Dive and Rescue team since 1996.

When Chris visited Palau for the first time in 2006, he immediately fell in love with its people, the country and its underwater marvels, with which he has become intimate and knowledgeable.

Chris looks forward to welcoming you to Palau to showcase its incredible undersea world so that you will return home with fond memories of Palau, its people and its dive sites.

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