Palau, lying just under two hours south west from Guam, is famous for its unique Rock Islands and jellyfish lake.
Spread over a lagoon more than 37 kilometres long, the islands are covered with thick jungle growth, are rarely visited by people and offer some of Micronesia’s finest snorkelling and diving. Three ocean currents converge in Palau’s waters, bringing with them some of the most varied and dazzling marine life in the world.
Every imaginable species of coral and over 1,500 species of fish inhabit the rich reefs, with sharks and barracudas a common sight. Most dives are drift dives and the best season is Jan-Jun, when visibility can be over 60 metres.
During air raids in 1944, x48 Japanese ships and numerous American and Japanese planes were sunk in Palau. These wrecks are scattered all over Palau and whilst most of the ships sank near the Rock Islands there are many still to be discovered, with some lying at depths not suitable for the sport diver. Palau offers both liveaboard and resort diving.
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