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WHERE TO DIVE  >  PACIFIC OCEAN 

PALAU

Palau is among the best dive destinations in the world, famous for its rich underwater environment, healthy hard and soft coral gardens, vast amount of sea life, exciting World War II Wrecks, caves and most importantly the protection of sharks.  Palau was declared a National Marine Sanctuary in October 2015. The area is a 500,000 square km no-taking zone which has many benefits including being home to 135 endangered or vulnerable species of sharks and rays.

WHY WE LOVE DIVING PALAU

Some of the best World War II wrecks

Jellyfish Lake of Ongeim’l Tketau.

Government support of conservation - no reef toxic suncreens allowed.

PALAU GALLERY

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Diving in Palau

While there are dive sites suited for all levels of experience, diving in Palau involves a lot of drift dives and reef hooks. Perhaps the most popular of all reef hook dives are at Blue Corner, where a lot of current around the point brings in the big fish. Sharks, jacks, tuna, and resident Napoleon wrasse are often sighted. For mantas, head out to the German Channel, where divers rest on the ocean floor and teams of mantas circle above. And the world renowned Jellyfish Lake is a must! 

 

During World War II more than 60 Japanese ships were sunk around Palau. Some of these WWII wrecks are part of the “Lost Fleet of the Rock Islands” and while not all of the wrecks remain today, there are still a multitude of WWII wreck dive sites to choose from. Many of the sites are considered some of the best wreck dives on the planet.

 

Kayaking in calm blue waters among the islands is a must-due activity during your no-dive day. There's also great World War II historical artefacts to see, such as rusted out tanks and Japanese caves.

WEATHER

Winter average of  24°C / 75°F 

Summer average of 29°C / 90°F

WEATHER ADVICE

Rainy season May to October 

GETTING HERE

Flights from LONDON

 27 hours

TIME DIFFERENCE

GMT + 9 hours

VISA REQUIREMENT

No visa required for visits less than 30 days

LANGUAGE

Palauan and English

CURRENCY

US Dollars

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Amazing drift diving!  Sharks, mantas and HUGE schools of fish!  Come Dive with Us!

WATER TEMPERATURES

27 to 30°C / 81 to 86°F 

3mm wetsuit recommended

VISIBILITY

5 to 10m / 15 to 30ft

EXPLORE PALAU

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