Jellyfish Lake, Palau

Swimming with millions of jellyfish

It actually sounds much worse than it really is, though it may not seem like a good idea to voluntarily go swimming amongst millions of Jellyfish but these Jellyfish are harmless. On a small island in More »

Ulong Channel

Ulong Channel, Palau

There are so many fantastic dive sites in Palau, it is hard for one to stand out from the competition but the Ulong Channel really does stand out; what you get is two great dives in More »

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The Blue Corner, Palau

The Blue Corner in Palau is one of the most famous scuba destinations in the world, it is renowned as one of the best places to observe reef sharks going about their More »

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Palau, Micronesia

Arriving in Palau via a short couple of flights using the island hopper service, I was very keen to see some larger pelagic fish after our visit to Truk Lagoon and the famous shipwrecks there. The More »

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Betty Bomber & Emily Flying Boat (1944), Truk Lagoon

The Betty Bomber and Emily Flying boat, or Seaplane, are two of Truk Lagoon’s more unusual wrecks in that they are not ships. As the names suggest these particular wrecks are plane-wrecks More »

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Fujikawa Maru (1938 – 44), Truk Lagoon

Of all the wrecks we dived in Truk Lagoon, the Fujikawa Maru was definitely my favourite. Sitting upright in around 34 metres to the seabed, she is perfectly positioned for recreational scuba More »

Swimming with millions of jellyfish

Jellyfish Lake, Palau

It actually sounds much worse than it really is, though it may not seem like a good idea to voluntarily go swimming amongst millions of Jellyfish but these Jellyfish are harmless. On a small island in the Palau atoll, there is a lake full of jellyfish that evolved to have no stings at all and swimming around all those jellies is a safe but pretty weird experience, I couldn’t wait to jump in… welcome to Jellyfish Lake!

Ulong Channel, Palau

Ulong Channel

There are so many fantastic dive sites in Palau, it is hard for one to stand out from the competition but the Ulong Channel really does stand out; what you get is two great dives in one. It is even listed in Wikipedia as one of the World’s best drift dives – it starts with shoals of sharks and tropical fish, then there’s a fast-drift through Titan triggerfish nesting sites, this dive is an adrenalin junkies dream!

The Blue Corner, Palau

Blue Corner - Grey reef shark _

The Blue Corner in Palau is one of the most famous scuba destinations in the world, it is renowned as one of the best places to observe reef sharks going about their daily business. We were all very excited at the prospects of seeing lots of sharks and thankfully we were not disappointed.

Palau, Micronesia

Palau_

Arriving in Palau via a short couple of flights using the island hopper service, I was very keen to see some larger pelagic fish after our visit to Truk Lagoon and the famous shipwrecks there.

The prospects were looking really good too; before we had even left the airport we were greeted by huge posters of sharks and the very encouraging words ‘World Shark Sanctuary’

Betty Bomber & Emily Flying Boat (1944), Truk Lagoon

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The Betty Bomber and Emily Flying boat, or Seaplane, are two of Truk Lagoon’s more unusual wrecks in that they are not ships. As the names suggest these particular wrecks are plane-wrecks and I was particularly excited to dive them and take a closer look at these unusual underwater sights.

Fujikawa Maru (1938 – 44), Truk Lagoon

Fujikawa-Maru_

Of all the wrecks we dived in Truk Lagoon, the Fujikawa Maru was definitely my favourite. Sitting upright in around 34 metres to the seabed, she is perfectly positioned for recreational scuba divers. As with all the shipwrecks in Truk you should be respectful of the history and remember that this dive-site is also a war-grave.