Thursday, August 13, 2009

World of the Most Beautiful Tropical Paradise

Palau is a famous destination for diving. It offers some of the most unique holiday possibilities: its natural beauty, intact culture, untouched wilderness, remoteness and stability combine to offer the adventure seekers. Palau's most populous islands are Angaur, Babeldaob, Koror, and Peleliu. Palau has been described as one of the Seven Underwater Wonders of the World, with 700 species of coral and 1,200 species of identified fish.


Photo: cieer.org

The latter three lie together within the same barrier reef, while Angaur is an oceanic island several miles to the south. Palau is located between Guam, Philippines and Papua New Guinea. Palau offers an endless variety of sites to dive, from caves to walls and major dropoffs, to tunnels, channels and shallow reefs, where you can enjoy great visibiity and an almost limitless variety of marine life. Palau is rated as one of the world's best diving destinations by scuba aficionados.

There is 400 miles long archipelago, which became to be one of the world's unique phenomena "Rock Island". The coral atoll of Kayangel is situated north of these islands, while the uninhabited about 200 are situated to the west of the main island group. There are also parts of the country and make up the states of Hatohobei and Sonsorol. Imagine the whitest beaches you will ever see, gardens of coral just beneath the clearest waters, lakes filled to the brim with "sting less" jellyfish.

Explore caves, waterfalls and forests that have never been ravaged by man, and hundreds of islands of the purest beauty abound all along our pristine archipelago. These mushroom like islets are uninhabited and located in a large lagoon that has vast concentration of corals, fish and other marine life. White sand beaches, lush jungle and remote waterfalls are just among the highlights of Palau. The most amazing array of marine life you can ever imagine.

Explore cave
Photo: hanz.schulz

No matter your level of diving ability, there is a dive for you in Palau, fast drift dives, easy shallow dives, it's all here in Palau. It provides some of the best diving to be found in Micronesia and ideally suited for advanced divers. Explore the beauty of Palau with Scuba World Explorer Fleet. You can expect mostly wall and drift diving with visibility ranging from 60 feet to in excess of 150 feet, depending on prevailing conditions.

The tenders, however, are provided with ladders. Diving in Palau from a live aboard is better suited to those with considerable open-water experience, with the ability to maintain Perfect Buoyancy Control, and who are comfortable getting in or out of a dive tender.

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