Palau Islands - 10 nightsPalau
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This was a reconnaissance float plane that is believed to have crashed during takeoff. The plane is still in one piece and makes for amazing photographs. There is little current and visibility is usually very good. Numerous molluscs have made their home here and we frequently see octopus, cuttlefish and nudibranchs, whilst the surrounding patch reef provides shelter for many juvenile reef fish.
Offers divers an awesome experience as they dive through a large naturally lit tunnel. Cup corals, soft corals, reef fish and invertebrates inhabit the walls and ceilings of the tunnel. Near the bottom dart fish, long nose hawk fish, gobies and frog fish can be found. White tip reef sharks sleep on the bottom near the tunnel's exit, while big eye trevally circle around.
Just south of Blue Corner offers divers swim throughs and caverns to explore.
This was created during the German occupation (1899 - 1914) to enable easier transportation of the phosphates they were mining. Today, the mouth of the channel is best known for encounters with mantas which feed on plankton and visit the cleaning station bommies. White tip and black tip sharks can also be seen along with schools of snapper. We will visit this site several times during your trip
This is one of Palau's most famous wall dives. This vertical wall is covered with colourful soft corals, sponges, smaller reef fish and sea fans. Sharks patrol along the reef edge but this is also a fantastic site to see filefish, longnose hawk fish, fairy basslets and schools of surgeon fish, parrot fish and angel fish. Turtles are often found feeding along the wall as well
This is located south of Blue Corner on a shallow plateau. The walls are filled with a medley of colourful reef fish including butterfly fish, angel fish, wrasse and triggers. Soft corals, large anemones and sea fans cover the wall while grey reef sharks cruise the blue water. Large Spanish mackerel commonly cruise on by with the sharks and turtles amble about feeding on the soft corals
Covered with black corals and large sea fans allows for an easy drift dive whilst observing reef sharks, jacks and barracuda. On occasion bull sharks and tiger sharks have been seen here
A shallow sloping reef with garden eels and sting rays is also the place where hundreds upon thousands of bumphead parrot fish have been known to congregate for spawning. This stunning spectacle may only be witnessed at certain times of the month during the right moon phase. Night diving here turns up many interesting species including pleurobranchs
Schools of grey reef sharks, jacks and barracuda can be seen off the corner's edge while butterfly fish, Moorish idols, anthias and fusiliers are abundant throughout the reef. Hawksbill and green sea turtles are also found feeding here.
The steep drop off provides a place to hang in the blue to watch for manta rays, which are abundant in the area between January and April. Large pelagic sharks and schools of barracuda are also seen here whilst the reef wall provides stunning colour and a wide variety of smaller fish species including hawkfish, unicorn fish, leafy scorpionfish and anemone fish.
A sloping wall with a drop off. The wall is filled with beautiful soft corals, sea whips and sea fans. Nurse sharks often are found under the coral boulders above the drop off while crocodile fish, turtles and eagle rays are also common. Reef fish dot the landscape to complement this dive.
This is a channel with a reef top sloping to vertical walls that run through the barrier reef. The drift along this wall is amazing due to the large amounts of nutrients flowing through the channel. It is filled with large gorgonian, corals, sea whips, crinoids and anemones. Grey and white tip reef sharks move through the channel along with grouper, snappers and sweetlips
This is an impressive coral formation where large pelagic species can be seen. From mantas to silvertips this dive always has some surprises