Diving in Palau

The Republic of Palau is an archipelago of over 200 stunningly picturesque tropical islands. This country is part of the Micronesia region of the western Pacific Ocean and has most of its 21,000 residents living on the main island of Koror and sharing an interesting history. Palau is a culture-rich country; Philippine migrants initially settled it, and it has been occupied and ruled by Germans, Japanese, and it ended in American hands during WWII; Palau now governs itself as a republic in free association with the United States of America. Diving in the crystalline waters of Palau and around the islands you can still see remnants of the war and impressive shipwrecks.

Palau is an archipelago famous amongst divers for its liveaboard diving. This country has over 500 islands and is a ‘bucket list’ diving destination named as one of the “Seven Wonders of the World.” Some of the must-visit dive sites in Palau are the Blue Corner and the German Channel; these two dive sites are challenging to reach via day-boat charter, so you will need a couple of extra days in your trip. Divers who are serious about experiencing the crystalline waters and the beautiful underwater world of Palau should opt to book a 7-10-night liveaboard excursion. Palau has a diversity of marine life like nowhere else on earth; it has over 1,300 different species of reef fish, 550 species of coral, and a long list of large pelagics that come to feed in these nutrient-rich waters.

Travelinformation for Palau

Languages en
Currency USD
Timezone UTC+09:00
Tipping appreciated but not expected
Network Provider Palau National Communications Corp. (PNCC) (Palau
Dial Code 680
Electricity 120 V / 60 Hz
Power Plug Type A, B

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Wildlife in Palau Copy
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sharks
Silvertip Shark
Whitetip Reef Shark
Nurse Shark
Grey Reef Shark
Turtles
Green Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Fishes
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Clownfish
Barracuda
Wrasse
Sweetlips and Grunts
Molluscs
Octopus
Wildlife in Palau Copy
  Jan - Mar Apr - Jun Jul - Sep Oct - Dec
Sharks
Silvertip Shark
Whitetip Reef Shark
Nurse Shark
Grey Reef Shark
Turtles
Green Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Fishes
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Clownfish
Barracuda
Wrasse
Sweetlips and Grunts
Molluscs
Octopus

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