Dive into Palau

Nestled in the cerulean waters of the western Pacific Ocean lies a diver’s paradise – Palau. This archipelago, consisting of over 500 islands, is renowned as one of the premier destinations for underwater exploration.

Located southeast of the Philippines, Palau beckons adventurers with its pristine reefs, teeming marine life, and a treasure trove of World War II relics beneath its azure waves.

Beneath the surface, Palau’s waters reveal a vibrant tapestry of marine biodiversity. With year-round temperatures hovering around 28 degrees Celsius and visibility stretching up to 100 meters, divers are treated to crystal-clear views of the underwater realm. Over 400 species of reef-building corals, along with 150 species of soft corals, gorgonians, and sea pens, create a mesmerizing backdrop for encounters with over 1,450 species of fish.

Palau. Photo Credit – Josh Burkinshaw

Where to Dive

Palau boasts an impressive array of dive sites, each offering a unique underwater experience. From the adrenaline-pumping drift dives at Blue Corner and Peleliu Express to the awe-inspiring vertical plunge of the Big Drop-Off, divers are treated to a kaleidoscope of marine wonders. The German Channel entices with its manta rays, while Clam City captivates with its vibrant coral gardens. With over 50 named dive sites and 50 wrecks, including relics from World War II, Palau presents endless opportunities for exploration.

Diving Operators

Diving Palau. Photo Credit – Josh Burkinshaw

For those seeking expert guidance and top-notch equipment, diving operators like Sam’s Tours and Necomarine offer comprehensive dive packages to explore Palau’s aquatic wonders.

Luxury Diving Holidays

Indulge in the ultimate underwater escape with luxury diving holidays aboard the Palau Siren or the Four Seasons Explorer. These floating sanctuaries promise unparalleled comfort and world-class diving experiences amid Palau’s pristine waters.

Beyond the Depths

While Palau’s underwater realm steals the spotlight, the archipelago offers a plethora of activities for adventurers seeking land-based experiences. Embark on an Airai Cultural Heritage Tour to delve into the rich tapestry of Palauan traditions or explore the island’s natural beauty on a snorkelling tour to Clam City, Natural Arch, and other enchanting sites. Engage in eco-friendly initiatives at the Belau Eco Glass project, participate in a master carver woodwork session, or embark on a traditional sailing tour to uncover the cultural heritage of Palau. For a bird’s-eye view of the stunning landscape, take to the skies on a scenic flight with Smile Air.

From the depths of its cerulean waters to the heights of its lush landscapes, Palau beckons adventurers with a myriad of experiences waiting to be discovered. Whether you’re exploring its underwater wonders or immersing yourself in its rich cultural heritage, Palau promises an unforgettable journey where every moment is an adventure waiting to unfold.

For more information on Palau, visit pristineparadisepalau.com

Kate Webster is a world traveller, ocean lover and conservation warrior who is determined to make every moment count for not only herself but the world around her. This has inspired Kate to translate those moments and share them through her storytelling. A dedicated David Attenborough and Jane Goodall fan, Kate has delved into the world of wildlife and conservation travel to bring awareness.