Chandelier Cave (Palau) Dive Site

Scuba Diving Tips Been diving in Chandelier Cave (Palau)? Please Vote!

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars
5.00/5 (1 votes)
Loading...

It'd be great to hear about your experience!

Click here to share your recommendations Diver Smiley

This dive site is made up of a cave system with five separate caves or chambers all of which are connected and are a fantastic dive site for exploration. Found in the Malakal Harbour in Koror, the cave system at one time was an open-air cave above sea level. Over time, stalactites and stalagmites grew into formations that look like chandeliers. This created the different chambers as well. When the sea levels rose, the caves entrance was sealed and was only accessible under water. Four of the chambers are now water filled with a small chamber whilst the last one is above water but still connected to the other chambers.

Visibility is excellent but divers should be careful with disturbing the sandy bottom as they enter the caves. The entrance to the caves is at around 4 metres, the bottom is quite shallow at around 12 metres, and there is no current. This dive should only be completed by qualified and trained cave divers. Divers can easily explore the first four chambers but to get to the fifth chamber, divers will have to remove their dive gear and then crawl and slide through some very tight spaces.

The caves are home to Mandarin Fish, which are only found in very few places. Cardinal fish and soldier fish are also common and along the walls of the caves, there are many crabs and shrimps.

Other Dive Sites Reviews in Palau

This dive site is a sheer vertical wall running along the whole side of Ngemelis Island. It is a drift ...

One of the most visited wreck sites in Palau, this dive site is often called Lionfish wreck due to the ...

Famous amongst divers for providing regular sightings of majestic eagle rays, mantas and reef sharks, German Channel is a good ...

This Japanese army cargo ship is named Helmet Wreck because of the rows of helmet stacks in the wreck that ...

The Iro is probably the most famous of all the wrecks in Palau and is a fantastic wreck dive; the ...

Jellyfish Lake is one of the top diving experiences in Palau. These famous golden jellyfish have lost their sting and ...

This vibrant and vivid dive site is a section of the vertical wall that runs around Ngemelis Island. Found west ...

This dive site features a spectacular vertical wall with a plateau that drops down to about 10 metres. Found west ...

This dive site is on a section of the reef that is well known for its extremely fast drift dives ...

This is one of Palau’s best dives and it is well known as a pelagic dive site offering divers the ...

Liveaboard Reviews in Palau

Measuring 29 meters in length, the M/V Ocean Hunter 3 is a spacious vessel which provides outstanding diving holidays in ...

The Palau Siren is a luxury liveaboard measuring 40 meters and offering outstanding dive holidays in the pristine waters of ...

Palau is rated one of the greatest dive destinations on earth and for good reason. The diversity of the marine ...

This small liveaboard vessel is complete with enough room to provide services for up to six guests at a time, ...

Previously called the Tropic Dancer, the M/V Rock Islands Aggressor is a 32 meter liveaboard offering diving cruises in the ...

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Name

Email

Website

*

Share
Tweet
+1
Pin
Share