Diving in Palau
The spectacular variety of
marine life is what keeps
divers coming back.
Diving in Palau
Feel the magic underwater and get hooked by the beauty Palau has! Palau is said to be untamed, relaxing yet prestigious country. It stretches around 459 square kilometers and has more than 500 islands.
Palau is easy to locate and quick to get in to. Its gateways are the countries near to it which are Guam, Philippines, Seoul Korea, Taiwan and Japan. The Roman Tmetuchi International Airport is the main airport of Palau.
Palau is aligned with the world class diving sites. Its sea walls are shining, the sheer drop-offs are shimmering, and its over-all marine life is splendid. The famous diving sites the country has are the; Blue Corner, German Channel, Peleliu Wall and Cut, The Big Drop-off, The New Drop-off, and the Ulong Channel.
The country’s marine biodiversity is what divers just can’t get enough. There are around 1500 fish species and 700 species of coral and sea anemone. According to research, 41,000 divers visit Palau each year and 8,600 of this specifically come to dive with Sharks. Aside from sharks, Dolphins and large Manta Rays attract divers. Jellyfish, Snappers, Grunts, Fusiliers and large Groupers are just some Palau’s marine creatures that are scattered around. There is also presence of Eagle rays and Mandarin Fish.
Water depth ranges from5 to 40 meter, having a visibility of 15 meter to 35 meter. Surface conditions are calm and the currents are from moderate to strong. In addition, water temperature ranges from 28 to 30 degree Celsius.
The best time to dive Palau is December to April, having a high temperature with a maximum of 32 degree Celsius. Rainy months are from July to October. But if your intention is other activities other than Palau, best visit during September to May.
Palau Diving is recommended to Moderate to Advanced Divers. There is also no problem in terms of photography as Palau offers photographers art of nature photos.
|Currency:||United States Dollar|
|Language:||English & Palauan|
|Network Providers:||Palau Telecoms O3b|
|National Airline:||Palau Pacific Airways|
Untamed, peaceful and prestige, three words that will describe Palau. Palau, a country in Oceania, is consisted of more than 500 islands and it is stretching around 459 square kilometers.
Having only three islands inhabited, Palau has just only more than 21,265 population, which mainly speaks either Palauan or English. Roman Catholicism is the dominant religion in the country.
Biodiversity in Palau is well recognized; as a matter of fact, it is renowned as the first Underwater Wonder of the World by National Geographic Society and one of the living “Edens” by Discovery Channel and Readers’ Digest.
There are about 1250 species of plants in Palau whereas, 830 of these are rare. Meanwhile, its fauna consists of 141 species of birds, 5000 species of insects, 46 species of reptiles and amphibians and around 40 species of freshwater fish.
Palau has steady warm climate. High temperature starts at November and ends in April, with a maximum temperature of 32 degree Celsius. Meanwhile, rainy season ranges from July to October. The best season to visit Palau is from September to May, when the seas are calm.
Getting to Palau is quick and easy. The Roman Tmetuchl International Airport is the main airport in the country. In order to get here, there are 5 gateways, and these gateways are the Asian countries near Palau. These are Guam, Manila Philippines, Seoul Korea, Taiwan and Japan.
Regular vaccines are advised to the travelers. Also, sunblock is essential to apply before diving to avoid summer rashes or sunburn. Refrain from drinking tap water and eating plants and mushrooms found in the forests.