Micronesia

Palau

Palau is known for its dramatic sheer walls rising from the depths capped with thriving coral reefs. Three nutrient-rich ocean currents merge here resulting in a marine biodiversity with 1,500 species of tropical fish and 700 different types of coral. Palau swarms with sharks, mantas and turtles on almost every dive. You can see giant clams, dolphins, whales and the almost extinct dugong here. Its greatest wonder is the Jellyfish Lake where you can swim with millions of stingless jellyfish. The diversity of diving makes Palau one of the best in the world.

 

Sea Pacific Ocean
Number of Dive Site 100 +
Experience Level Intermediate – Advanced
Depth 5 – 40 m
Visibility 15 – 70 m
Currents Can be strong
Surface Conditions Can be rough
Water Temperature 22 – 30
Good For Walls, caves, wrecks, big animals, reef life, coral gardens
Number of Days 1 – 2 weeks
Available Resorts, day trips and liveaboards
Best Time to Go Year Round

 

Chuuk (Truk)

Chuuk served during World War II as the Empire of Japan’s main base in the South Pacific and is the World’s Greatest Wreck Diving destination. Over 60 ships rest on the sea floor encrusted with corals, sponges and clouds of fish. Due to the calm and clear waters of Truk Lagoon, most wrecks are accessible for both novice and experienced divers. The outer edges of the atoll are excellent for sharks, manta rays, turtles, and tuna sightings.

 

Sea Pacific Ocean
Number of Dive Site 25 +
Experience Level Beginners – Advanced
Depth 5 – 40 m
Visibility 15 – 40 m
Currents Usually moderate
Surface Conditions Usually calm
Water Temperature 26 – 30
Good For Wrecks
Number of Days 5 – 7 days
Available Resorts, day trips and liveaboards
Best Time to Go Year Round