Imagine a world where creatures like birds fly underwater through gardens of beauty. Yes underwater gardens that are extremely colorful and mesmerizing. One look at this scenery and you will move into a trance unlike anything else you have ever experienced.What we are describing to you is real and not something from a fiction novel or a drug that will make you hallucinate. This is a world that exists on this planet! We are talking about a place called Palau.
Palau is an island country and a United States Associated State located in the western Pacific Ocean. It is geographically part of the larger island group of Micronesia. The country’s population of around 21,000 is spread across 250 islands forming the western chain of the Caroline Islands.
Paradise should be for everyone! No matter what country you are from, you will be granted a 30 day visa upon arrival. Palau is a hidden gem. Tourism is low key, although growing in economic importance. Many visitors come from Taiwan, with which Palau has diplomatic ties. Taiwanese aid boosts the economy.
You might have read our previous newsletter on Jellyfish Lake. This is one of the magnificent dive sites in Palau. Palau’s mushroom-shaped rock islands offer a variety of exciting dives: WWII wrecks, shark-infested channels, blue holes, a freshwater lake with stingless jellyfish and even a few caves. There are also sheer walls covered in lush soft corals and huge anemones. Beginner divers may find Palau’s strong currents challenging.
Palau is a year round destination with something for every season. While German Channel has many resident Manta Rays. During the mating season, December through March, you may see as many as 20 – 30 rays! February and March offer large schools of Moorish Idols, Unicorn Fish and several species of Butterfly Fish. All year round, you will encounters massive bait balls of scad in and around Ulong and German Channel and on the reefs of Blue Corner and Siaes Corner.
Get a glimpse of paradise today by visiting this magnificent place! Join one of our liveaboards or contact us to set up a special land and diving package. There is so much to see in Palau that you won’t see it all in one trip so make the first one now to give yourself a chance to come back again multiple times.