Flying in to Palau, you get your first view of just how breathtaking the island landscape is. It's quite a sight especially when you know you are about to dive there!
Palau sits between the North Pacific Ocean and the Philippine Sea so the marine life is influenced by both. Geographically, the islands are either limestone or volcanic in origin. Nearly all are ringed by reefs with steep walls that are sometimes perforated by caves and tunnels. The variety of dive styles is incredible with wrecks, reefs and caves to explore.
Most scuba diving takes place around the islands to the south of the chain: Koror (the capital), Malakal, (the harbour) and Peleliu island in the far south. The lagoon near Malakal has enough wrecks to give Chuuk (Truk Lagoon) a run for its money but Palau's major attraction is her pelagic life. Dives like Blue Corner are a magnet for sharks, barracuda, jacks and rays although the currents can be strong.
Famous Jellyfish Lake is in the limestone Rock Islands. Being able to snorkel with literally millions of velvet-soft jellyfish is an unmissable experience.