Palau Islands - 7 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.
This is where we can experience some of the strongest currents of our trip due to converging ocean currents that flow around the archipelago. The cut is full of life; we will see plenty of pelagics, sharks, jacks, barracuda, rainbow runners, snappers, tuna and sweetlips. Reef hooks are a must for this dive
A favourite spot for a night dive. Turtles, groupers, sweetlips and a variety of sharks can all be seen here as well as a myriad of nudibranchs, flatworms, sea whips and crinoids
This is a wonderful wall dive filled with soft corals, sea fans, nudibranchs, anemones and sea turtles. The area is well known for leopard shark sightings but also teeming with groupers, snappers, sweetlips and other reef fish.
This features dense populations of sea fans, soft corals and sea whips. Grey reef sharks patrol the corner while butterfly fish and fusiliers congregate near the wall's cuts. The shallow coral garden is where turtles and scorpion fish are commonly seen.
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 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.
Located on the south eastern tip of Peleliu Island, this area is renowned for its strong currents attracting numerous pelagic fish species. Grey reef sharks patrol the outer reef whilst the reef top abounds with sweetlips, groupers and moray eels. Reef hooks are required.
Formed in the 1900's when German miners blasted a straight waterway through the coral to transport their phosphates, this site is now famed for its appeal to manta rays that are common visitors to the coral bommies at just 15m. The channel is over 1km long and allows for fabulous drift dives and despite the blasting, the coral bommies attract plenty of fish species