Ideal for: Singles and Couple, Advanced Open Water+ recommended
Palau is located west of the Philippines, north of Papua, and is part of Micronesia. More than 350 islands make up this small island nation, with the majority of the diving concentrated around the picturesque Rock Islands. There is a huge variety of marine life in the warm tropical waters off Palau, with great chances of diving with Manta Rays, Black Tip Reef, White Tip Reef and Grey Reef Sharks as well as more than 1,300 species of fish over 700 coral species. Palau is also famous for its diversity of dive sites with opportunities for divers to dive WWII wrecks, great cavern diving, current swept walls and lagoons.
The majority of diving in Palau consists of drift diving along beautiful walls, plateaus and coral gardens of the outer barrier reef, a forty minute boat ride through the picturesque rock island. But let's not forget the most requested dive sites in Palau, Blue Holes and Blue Corner. Not for the faint of heart, these advance dive sites create amazing memories. Blue Holes consists of four vertical shafts that open on top of the reef into a large cavern with an exit on the outer reef wall. Looking back up to the surface you see perfect outlines of the other divers against the blue that can be captured well in photos. Blue Corner is a ridge that juts out into the open ocean with a vast drop below, patrolled by sharks. You hook yourself onto the reef and once you hook in, you'll be able to float effortessly with the current, and, sharks will begin to cruise by around you. The stiller you are, the closer they come. White Tips, Grey Reef Sharks and large schools of Jacks and Black Snappers swirl slowly around you. The concentration of marine life around you is overwhelming. After this, on the same dive you can dive amongst Turtles, Manta Rays, Eagle Rays, Napoleon Wrasse, Large Dogtooth tuna, Triggerfish, Clownfish, Clown Triggers, schooling Barracuda, Jacks, and many species of Butterfly fish.
There are a number of non-diving activities including sea kayaking through the postcard perfect Rock Islands, snorkelling, trekking, visiting the famous and unique Jellyfish Lake and much more for those non-diving days or for those who are not interested in diving.