Palau is an archipelago made up of a little more than 200 pristine limestone and volcanic islands, shrouded in emerald forests, that are engulfed in by a beautiful turquoise lagoon. The island reefs are world renown for spectacular diving featuring fascinating WWII relics, breath taking reefs and diverse marine life. Whether your hooked in on the reef during a scuba dive, Reeling in your next prize fish, enjoying a sunset cruise on a private boat, or paddling through shallow corridors between the islands, you will find plenty to enjoy in Paradise. Learn more about Palau at the Palau Visitor’s Authority
A Portrait of Paradise
Diving in Palau
Palau is home to over 700 species of coral (400 hard corals) and over 1300 species of fish, at last count. This is testament to the fact that the warm tropical waters of Palau (typically an agreeable 84°F/29°C) have the most diverse marine life anywhere in Micronesia.
With over 60 dive sites and 60 wrecks there is a huge variety in dive sites. Whether it be the strong currents found at Blue Corner, the beautiful hard coral gardens, the breathtaking soft corals of Big Drop-Off and Yellow Wall, or even the visually stunning Blue Holes, there are dive sites to wow any and everyone. With critters ranging from Manta Rays and sharks all the way down to Mandarinfish and nudibranchs, in Palau there is always something to look at. Learn more about Palau’s dive sites.