Palau / Micronesia

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Discover the best dive centers in Palau / Micronesia

Diving Palau

Located 500 Miles/800 km to the East of the Philippines, the archipelago of Palau in Micronesia has it all to please divers. With over 200 islands, this little country (one of the youngest in the world, having been created in 1994) offers some of the best dive sites in the Pacific. The underwater topography is stunning overall and the marine environment, being quite isolated, very well preserved. Drop-offs, tunnels, canyons, lagoons or caves, you have the opportunity to be at the heart of a very diverse and unique marine ecosystem. So unique that the government was the first in the world to create, in 2009, a shark sanctuary all around the country! Many countries followed suit ever since (like the Maldives): no commercial fishing of sharks is allowed within its territorial waters.

We really appreciate Peleliu canyons and Siaes Tunnel, Blue Corner and the blue holes near Ngemelis, or Chandelier caves. From the macro fauna to the pelagics, there's plenty to enjoy for everyone. Palau also owes its reputation to the dozens of fighter planes wrecks from WWII that are lying, accessible, on the seabed. Even though they aren't as numerous here as on Truk, a 'nearby' famous micronesian archipelago, their well-preserved state and often pristine visibility are much appreciated.

There's always someting going on throughout the year: green turtles from May to September, whale-sharks March till May, manta rays between December and February, and in June-July enjoy the numerous wrecks with limitless visibility! Macro marine life enthousiasts and underwater photographers will also find a lot to get busy with; Micronesia being the Eastern end of the marine biodiversity triangle, invertebrates in general and nudibranchs in particular are very well represented! If you want to take a break from sea diving, head towards Eil Malik island and get ready to be amazed... Try out Jellyfish Lake, a landlocked body of freshwater that used to connect with the ocean. Millions of jellyfish were stuck there when it eventually got isolated and today, they've lost their stinging cells! As they move up and down the water column, you can dive or swim among them for an unforgettable and unreal moment!

Icing on the cake, Palau is a marine life oasis that's accessible to every level and experience, including beginners. That would be a pity not to take advantage of it!

Diving Palau

Located 500 Miles/800 km to the East of the Philippines, the archipelago of Palau in Micronesia has it all to please divers. With over 200 islands, this little country (one of the youngest in the world, having been created in 1994) offers some of the best dive sites in the Pacific. The underwater topography is stunning overall and the marine environment, being quite isolated, very well preserved. Drop-offs, tunnels, canyons, lagoons or caves, you have the opportunity to be at the heart of a very diverse and unique marine ecosystem. So unique that the government was the first in the world to create, in 2009, a shark sanctuary all around the country! Many countries followed suit ever since (like the Maldives): no commercial fishing of sharks is allowed within its territorial waters.

We really appreciate Peleliu canyons and Siaes Tunnel, Blue Corner and the blue holes near Ngemelis, or Chandelier caves. From the macro fauna to the pelagics, there's plenty to enjoy for everyone. Palau also owes its reputation to the dozens of fighter planes wrecks from WWII that are lying, accessible, on the seabed. Even though they aren't as numerous here as on Truk, a 'nearby' famous micronesian archipelago, their well-preserved state and often pristine visibility are much appreciated.

There's always someting going on throughout the year: green turtles from May to September, whale-sharks March till May, manta rays between December and February, and in June-July enjoy the numerous wrecks with limitless visibility! Macro marine life enthousiasts and underwater photographers will also find a lot to get busy with; Micronesia being the Eastern end of the marine biodiversity triangle, invertebrates in general and nudibranchs in particular are very well represented! If you want to take a break from sea diving, head towards Eil Malik island and get ready to be amazed... Try out Jellyfish Lake, a landlocked body of freshwater that used to connect with the ocean. Millions of jellyfish were stuck there when it eventually got isolated and today, they've lost their stinging cells! As they move up and down the water column, you can dive or swim among them for an unforgettable and unreal moment!

Icing on the cake, Palau is a marine life oasis that's accessible to every level and experience, including beginners. That would be a pity not to take advantage of it!

Diving Palau

Located 500 Miles/800 km to the East of the Philippines, the archipelago of Palau in ...

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Best time to dive : October to April
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