Top Snorkeling and Scuba Diving in Palau

Ready to check out the best sites in Palau for scuba diving, snorkeling, shore diving, free diving or other ocean activities? Zentacle has 46 dive sites, snorkel spots, beaches, and more. Discover hand-curated maps, along with reviews and photos from nature lovers like you. No matter what you're looking for, you can find a diverse range of the best ocean activities in Palau to suit your needs.
Big Drop-Off

#1 - Big Drop-Off

Palau

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South of German channel
Blue Corner

#2 - Blue Corner

Palau

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Rays, sharks and a great wall dive! Northwest of Ngemelis Island.
Ngemelis Wall

#3 - Ngemelis Wall

Palau

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Fantastic wall with nice soft & hard corals, and sponges. South of German channel
Jellyfish Lake

#4 - Jellyfish Lake

Palau

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The lake is marine, 30 m deep, and characterized by both oxic and anoxic water layers separated by a distinct chemo-and thermocline. Above 15 m, the lake is well lighted, oxic, and with normal marine salinity and temperatures. Below that, the lake is dark and anoxic with high sulfide content in the water and sediment. The locals tell visitors before they jump in the water: "when you see 1000 jellyfish, keep going, when you see 10,000 jellyfish, keep going, when you see 100,000 jellyfish, keep going, when you see 1,000,000 jellyfish, stop, you're there." This is a unique snorkeling experience! Eil Malk Island Jellyfish Lake is also known as Ongeim'l Tketau.
Blue Holes

#5 - Blue Holes

Palau

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this divesite gets it´s fame out of the experience to drop through one of the little holes into a huge cavern. inside it hope to have bright sumlight from above to maximise the experience. there you have the entrance to thetemple of doom. just enter with an experienced guide to avoid that you don´t find out anymore. Slightly west of Blue Corner
Ngedebus Coral Garden

#6 - Ngedebus Coral Garden

Palau

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in the (early) morning we had 3 eagle rays, leopard shark, turtles, etc. easy to dive but often it depends on what you see to rate it a good spot. normally by livaboard
Shark City

#7 - Shark City

Palau

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Another great site in Palau Thru Ulong Channel to dive site
Zeke Zero

#8 - Zeke Zero

Palau

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Upside down WW2 Zero aircraft Just west of the Harbour entrance and in the vicinity of Short drop off
New Drop Off

#9 - New Drop Off

Palau

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we had a eagle ray and half a dozen bumpheads directly in front of us. we hooked on and watched it for more than 5 mins. furthermore we saw sharks etc. by boat on day trips
Devil Fish City

#10 - Devil Fish City

Palau

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Giant Manta Rays come in for cleaner fish to remove parasites. About an hour by boat from Fish N Fins but very worth it. Well north of West Passage. Devil Fish City is also known as DevilFish City.
Jake Seaplane

#11 - Jake Seaplane

Palau

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Aichi E13A Jake Seaplane North of Arakabesan Island. Her final resting place is about 4 miles west of the bridge joining Babeldaob and Koror
Temple of Doom

#12 - Temple of Doom

Palau

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Not for the faint of heart. A dark cave with one small entrance opening into a huge room. There is a rope to use as a guide back. You nusually swil above and away from it. Do not stir the silt in the bottom. People have died here. By boat from Koror area inside the Blue Holes is a small opening to the cave
LST

#13 - LST

Palau

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The LST was attacked by aircraft from the Carrier Lexington as part of Task Force 58, Operation Snapshot, on July 26 and finished off the following day by aircraft from the Carriers Lexington and Bunker Hill .272 Foot length, 40 Foot beam The final resting place of LST is just North of Ngargol Island near shore and a large piece of rock that has fallen from the island into the water
Helmet

#14 - Helmet

Palau

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The Helmet or Depth Charge Wreck or Helmet lays right side up in 55-100 feet of water, with her stern shallow and her bow deep(about 100 Feet). There are aircraft engines, and many depth charges South side of Malakal Harbor near Japanese Cut and marked with a Buoy. Helmet is also known as Depth Charge Wreck.
Urakami Maru

#15 - Urakami Maru

Palau

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387 Foot length, 52 Foot beam She was attacked by aircraft from the Carriers Hornet and Montarey as part of Task Force 58, Operation Desecrate One, on March 30 and sunk. Her final resting place is the middle of Malakal Harbor, just west of Malakal Island
Zero

#16 - Zero

Palau

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Easy shallow dive for a WW2 zero aircraft. Propeller out of the water most of the time Just inside the western reef on your way to Jellyfish Lake
Unidentified Maru

#17 - Unidentified Maru

Palau

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Small Cargo ship about 130 feet long Her lays on her side. She is at the southern end of Urukthapel Island in an upside-down 'V' formed by the island Unidentified Maru is also known as Unidentified Maru 7.
Nagisan Maru

#18 - Nagisan Maru

Palau

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She was attacked by aircraft from the Carrier Bunker Hill as part of Task Force 58, Operation Desecrate One, on March 30 an hour later aircraft from the carrier Belleau Wood attacked with no hits, and she was finished off the following day by aircraft from the Carrier Yorktown . 362 Foot length, 50 Foot beam Inside the Rock Islands
Siaes Cave

#19 - Siaes Cave

Palau

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One of my favorite dives in the world. Absolutely beautiful. Soft corals abound. Getting through the reef requires experience. A boat driver that has done it many times Siaes Cave is also known as Siaes Tunnel.
Pinchers Lagoon

#20 - Pinchers Lagoon

Palau

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Sandy bottom good for dive training or to have lunch on a mooring ball. Entrance tyo Malakal Harbor
Ngerchong Island

#21 - Ngerchong Island

Palau

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Ngerchong Island Inside and then swimming to the outside of reef can have pelagics and an assortment of other marine life East of German Channel
Ngedebus Wall

#22 - Ngedebus Wall

Palau

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Another great dive site of Palau Southwest of German Channel
Zero Zeke

#23 - Zero Zeke

Palau

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Zero right side up in shallow water Across the very shallow reef a few miles south of the main harbor entrance. This should only be attempted at high tide.
Siaes Corner

#24 - Siaes Corner

Palau

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Great dive often better than Blue Corner with many species of fish and pelagics. perfect finish to Siaes Cave dive if the current is cooperating. Just a short current ride north of Siaes Cave (Tunnel)
Ferns Wall

#25 - Ferns Wall

Palau

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Good dive for Sharks and fish South of Blue Corner and North of Big Dropoff
Dexters Wall

#26 - Dexters Wall

Palau

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Good dive with the option of going deep. Can be a drift dive towards Blue Corner. Soft Corals and fish with sharks.
Ngerchong Outside

#27 - Ngerchong Outside

Palau

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Soft corals, cuttlefish and sharks. Much marine life. East or west side south of Malakal Harbor
Yellow Wall

#28 - Yellow Wall

Palau

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Great wall dive Pelagics, soft and hard corals, sharks and fish Near the southern tip of Peleliu
Buoy #6 Wreck

#29 - Buoy #6 Wreck

Palau

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100 foot unknown Japaneese fishing Boat used as a sub chaser Near the Eastern entrance of Malakal Harbor and the light house
Ngemelis Coral Gardens

#30 - Ngemelis Coral Gardens

Palau

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Beautiful wall dive, corals and big fish East of Blue Corner Ngemelis Coral Gardens is also known as Coral Gardens.
Arakababesang Island

#31 - Arakababesang Island

Palau

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One of the best snorkeling spots on earth. You will wonder "why go SCUBA..." until you do! The Resort here PPR is an aging resort with bad management and bad plumbing and high prices. It waqs nice many years ago. Beach at PPR on Arakababesang Island is also known as PPR- Palau Pacific Resort.
2 Dogs Island

#32 - 2 Dogs Island

Palau

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Baby black tip sharks swim the area. Amazing Japannese WW2 remains middle of Island Southern Rock Islands
Sam's Restaurant Wall

#33 - Sam's Restaurant Wall

Palau

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Banded Sea Snakes, Octopus, giant clams, squid, barracuda and more At the Sam's Restaurant
Lost Lake

#34 - Lost Lake

Palau

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Small opening at this GPS location opens to inside of Island and beautiful Lagoon. South of Malakal Harbor
Barnum's Wall

#35 - Barnum's Wall

Palau

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Soft corals and big fish, clownfish South from German Channel
Peaceful Lagoon

#36 - Peaceful Lagoon

Palau

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Beautiful Lagoon for skindiving and possibly SCUBA. Barracuda sometimes haunt this great spot for off-gassing South and then East out of Malakal Harbor
Peleliu Tip

#37 - Peleliu Tip

Palau

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Great place for offgassing between super dives. Dive training and snorkeling here Southern End Of Peleliu Island
Ulong Island

#38 - Ulong Island

Palau

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Great place to off gass between major dives and snorkel after lunch. Many types of Tropical fish South west of Malakal Harbor
Coastal Patrol Boat

#39 - Coastal Patrol Boat

Palau

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Great snorkel between dives. Small coastal boat sunk in WW2 South of Malakal Harbor
Ulong Channel

#40 - Ulong Channel

Palau

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Great dive for animals, giant clams, rose coeals and so much more From Ulong Island
Urukthapel Island Reef

#41 - Urukthapel Island Reef

Palau

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Shallow reef area, great for offgassing between deep dives. A few banded sea snakes Southern Side of Malakal Harbor near the mouth
Long Beach

#42 - Long Beach

Palau

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A lot of diver training and a great beach for off-gassing between dives. Southern End of 2 dogs Island
Lukes Bank

#43 - Lukes Bank

Palau

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Open water, soft corals, Napoleon Wrasse, sharks, lobster, Humphead Parrotfish Half way between Angaur and Peleliu
Amatsu Maru

#44 - Amatsu Maru

Palau

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502 Foot length, 66 Foot beam 10,000 Ton, Combined Fleet Tanker Stinging Hydroids cover the marker buoy line to the ship. She was attacked by aircraft from the Carrier Enterprise as part of Task Force 58, Operation Desecrate One, on March 30 and finished off the later that day by aircraft from the same Carrier . From the entrance to Malakal Harbor just around the North pincher a few yards. Often a mooring line on her
Peleliu Cut

#45 - Peleliu Cut

Palau

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outstanding spot for experienced divers only!!! lots of current can be expected here as well as lots of sharks. usually grey reef sharks but if you´re lucky you can encounter bull sharks, tiger sharks and even whale sharks or whales. everything is possible here, so have a look into the blue! boat only. sometimes with a day boat, but normally just on request as it is one of the farest spots to get on a day trip. best is a livaboard to explore all the spots around peleliu.
Kamikaze Maru

#46 - Kamikaze Maru

Palau

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Dangerous to Dive Very high pressure tanks for WW2 Torpedoes can and have ruptured like a bomb. She was attacked by aircraft from the Carrier Bunker Hill as part of Task Force 58, Operation Desecrate One, on March 30 and finished off the same day by aircraft from the Carrier Bunker Hill. 370 Foot length, 54 Foot beam Just inside the Rock Islands and South of the Iro (Maru) Kamikaze Maru is also known as Kamakazi Maru.