Best Diving in Micronesia

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Having smaller expanse of land than the ocean, a few Micronesia’s best highlights are underwater.  Micronesia has over 2000 islands randomly scattered in 5 million kilometers of the Pacific Ocean, which a lot of world maps don’t recognize. Every island cluster has its own diving highlights and culture. The people have been predisposed with a different way by wars, colonization, politics and geography.

Diving conditions changes but ultimately, this region deserves a spot on a diver’s wish list. All throughout Micronesia divers can witness a profusion of marine life in different shape, sizes and color, with a few not yet discovered.

Palau

Palau consists of more than 300 islands scattered around and inside a huge lagoon. It is roughly located in the western part of Micronesia, 600 miles east of the Philippines. The official languages are English and Palaun with Japanese also widely spoken. The official currency is the US dollar.

Palau is a tropical island paradise with dense tropical forests, mangroves, rivers, waterfalls, and long white sandy beaches. This tropical island destination provides an excellent location for any holiday. You can Kayak the mangroves to see crocodiles in the shallows, visit ancient ruins and quiet villages, hike through different forest types, or lounge around in hammocks as the sun goes down.

For the diver, Palau has everything to offer, including 1500 species of fish and 700 varieties of coral, as well as wrecks, caves, walls all offering fabulous diving. Also, Palau’s Ngemelis wall was nominated as the best wall dive in the world by Jacques Cousteau.

Koror

Koror is the main diving base and is joined to the largest island Babeldaob by a causeway. Most dives are done as drift dives and some dives are reasonably deep. Several World War II wrecks are available and are located in the main commercial port.

Those dive sites worth a visit include:

  • The exhilarating drift dive of blue corner is located along the Ngemelis wall
  • New Drop off at the southern end of Ngemelis island
  • The sheer wall at the souther tip of Palau’s Lagoon falls hundreds of feet and includes the dive sites, Peleliu Cut, Peleliu express, West Wall, Orange Beach and Yellow Beach.

Palau is also known for its Jelly Fish Lake on  (30-minute boat ride from Koror) which has hundreds of thousands of jelly fish (no stingers). A truly beautiful dive site where you can snorkel but not scuba.

Dive Sites Reviews in Micronesia

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

Enjoy a touch of underwater elegance in the Chandelier Cave, a unique cave made up of several rooms joined by ...

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 ...

Liveaboard Reviews in Micronesia

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Palau Siren liveaboard article goes here. Liveaboard Video Cabins The Palau Siren boasts 8 spacious cabins on its lower deck. These air-conditioned, ...

The Truk Master is the latest addition to the fleet of Master Liveaboards and is available all throughout the year ...

Experience a wreck-diving adventure in the amazing Truk Lagoon on our vessel ‘The Odyssey’. Representing the crème de la crème ...

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

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