• Diving in Palau

    Liveaboard diving in

    Palau

    Diving in Palau by liveaboard affords the avid diver the opportunity to explore the nation’s varied and spectacular dive sites. Laying between the Philippine Sea and northern Pacific Ocean, these limestone islands surrounded by crystal clear cobalt blue water are home to a dazzling array of marine life.

    Year round

    6, 7 or 10 night trips, from

    3150

Liveaboard Diving in Palau


Divers travelling to Palau can expect to see a variety of reef sharks, huge schools of jacks and barracuda, manta and eagle rays, Napoleon wrasse and batfish coupled with many critters and impressive corals. Drift dives are the norm and there are plenty of wrecks to visit and of course no liveaboard dive safari would be complete without a visit to the now-famous "Jelly Fish Lake".

Palau - S/Y Palau Siren


6 ,7 & 10 night trips

Departs / Returns: Koror

Trip highlights*:

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  • German Channel
  • Ulong Channel
  • Blue Corner
  • Malakal Harbour (Iro Maru wreck and Chandelier Cave)
  • Peleliu Island
  • Jelly Fish Lake (Snorkelling Excursion)
  • Badeldaob Island (10 night trips only)
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*Trip itinerary can be subject to changes in the event of adverse weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances

Palau Dive sites

Here is a selection of some of our most popular dive sites that we like to visit during our Palau trips.

Ulong Channel

Ulong Channel

is often considered the best dive in Palau! This exhilarating drift dive has it all; hard & soft coral encrusted walls, schools of sharks and other pelagic action, a beautiful stand of lettuce coral as you drift through the channel, giant clams and plenty of grouper just to name a few. Keep your eyes open, seeing just about anything is possible on this dive!

Siaes Tunnel, Ulong

Siaes Tunnel, Ulong

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.

Iro Wreck

Iro Wreck

A Japanese oil supply ship – sunk during World War II by American forces – lies upright in just 20m/65ft of clear blue water close to the harbour of Koror. The bow is encrusted with corals and the gun mounted there is clearly visible as you descend the mooring line. Large groupers are commonly seen whilst schools of batfish hover above.

German Channel

German Channel

Formed in the 1900s 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/ 50ft. The channel is over 1km long and allows for fabulous drift dives and despite the blasting, the coral bommies attract plenty of fish species.

Sam’s Wall, Malakal Harbour

Sam’s Wall, Malakal Harbour

Just outside Sam’s Tours Palau Dive Centre, the wall and jetty provide an excellent habitat for the smaller critters such as pipefish, spiny devilfish, juvenile batfish and a wide variety of crustaceans. Dive at sunset to see the “fat” mandarin fish mating spectacle.

Turtle Cove, Ngemelis Island

Turtle Cove, Ngemelis Island

Begins by plunging into a small blue hole on top of the shallow reef. Upon exiting at the bottom divers drift through schools of surgeonfish, butterfly fish and red-tooth triggerfish. Large schools of black snapper enjoy coming right up to divers along the wall. The plateau at near the end of the dive is filled with beautiful anemones, reef fish, sharks and turtles to finish off the dive. On occasion a leopard shark or ray will cruise by for all to see.

Jellyfish Lake

Jellyfish Lake

One of approximately 70 island marine lakes found throughout Palau. Here the golden jellyfish (Mastigias) have adapted over time to shed their stinging cells allowing for this one-of-a-kind experience with them. The jellyfish follow the sun each day using the sunlight to help algae produce sugars which it in turn shares with the host. The trail leading to the lake is not too long but is a little steep so make sure to wear your booties.

Blue Holes / Blue Corner, Ngemelis Island

Blue Holes / Blue Corner, Ngemelis Island

A “big” site and perhaps the most famous dive site in Palau, Blue Corner has steep sheer walls and an abundance of fish life. Strong currents bring plenty of blacktip, whitetip and grey reef sharks, schools of jacks and huge Napoleon wrasse. Turtles and colourful reef fish are seen also in the coral gardens and smaller creatures such as leaf fish can also be found here. The most shark action occurs is between 15m/50ft and 25m/80ft at the corner. Use of reef hooks is advised for the best chance to enjoy the show.

Peleliu Cut, Peleliu Island

Peleliu Cut, Peleliu Island

A fast paced drift dive is often experienced at the southern tip of Peleliu Island. Different shark species along with tuna, barracuda, sweetlips and rainbow runners, schools of jacks and snappers make this an exhilarating and very “fishy” dive. The vertical walls drop to around 30m/100ft and are covered with tube corals and sponges attracting colourful butterfly and angel fish as well as green and hawksbill turtles.

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