Palau offers you the world’s most beautiful tropical paradise. Famous for its diving, Palau is rated as one of the world’s best diving destinations by scuba divers. Palau has unspoiled reefs, caves, and walls with the most amazing array of marine life you can ever imagine.
Palau beckons to you with some of the world’s most awesome natural wonders. Imagine the whitest beaches you will ever see, gardens of coral just beneath the clearest waters, lakes filled to the brim with “sting less” jellyfish. Forests, waterfalls and caves that have never been ravaged by man, and hundreds of islands of the purest beauty abound all along this pristine archipelago.
The coral reefs provide home to more than 1,500 species of fish and 700 species of corals and sea anemones. Every dive brings you close to several types of fish inhabiting the coral lagoon and adjacent islands – like the sharks and barracuda at Blue Corner and the manta rays at German Channel. Palau offers an endless variety of sites to dive – from caves to walls and major dropoffs, to tunnels, channels and shallow reefs, where you can enjoy great visibility and an almost limitless variety of marine life. No matter your level of diving ability, there’s a dive for you in Palau – fast drift dives, easy shallow dives, it’s all here in Palau.
Below the surface, divers & snorkelers are treated to a paradise of fabulous walls, blue holes, breathtaking reefs, crystal caves and WWII wrecks.
Vast numbers of pelagic predators, sharks, turtles, dolphins and many species of migratory fish gather here at this unique crossroads where three of the World’s major currents converge.
Palau’s most popular dive site, Blue Corner, is recognized as one of the best in the world due to its concentration of marine life, whilst Jacques Cousteau considered Ngemelis Wall, commonly known as Big Drop-off, to be one of the best dive walls in the world. Just a few minutes away, German Channel is known for its regular sightings of manta rays, which come in and hover over rock outcroppings inhabited by tiny cleaner wrasses.
Meanwhile, the famed “Rock Islands” are a collection of rounded, foliage covered isles that appear to float above the water surface. A boat trip through them reveals a number of magnificent white sand beach hideaways – perfect for a secluded picnic, or to spend some time beachcombing.
The seas around the Rock Islands are dotted with sunken remains of more than 75 World War II military ships, Japanese seaplanes and Zeros. Located primarily in the lagoons around the Rock Islands, these relics have developed their own thriving ecosystem featuring fish, corals and other invertebrates not commonly seen along the outer reef systems.
The great thing about Palau is its Latitude location N07.30, so it’s not affected by any Monsoon season or Typhoon season, diving is possible all year round. In the old times, a dry Season (October- June) and a wet season (July- September) occured. Due to global changes in the last 25 years it’s now a very random weather pattern. Most of the time the weather is beautiful and the sky is blue with occasional showers, which help to keep the rock islands’ vegetation green. Visibility is generally excellent.
The nearest recompression chamber is located in Koror, where 70% of the inhabitants of Palau live. The town provides all the modern conveniences and is the location of most of Palau’s Hotels and resorts.
The best way to enjoy the diving in Palau is on liveaboard, so you can reach a maximum of dive sites. Also, you can relax in a resort in Koror, Carp Island or Peleliu Island and do some diving at your own pace. Everything is possible in Paradise !