About Palau

Dive Palau

A breakthrough accomplishment of a new paradise that can be found in the Pacific Ocean, almost 800 kilometers from the east of the Philippines and 3,200 kilometers away from south of Tokyo. Palau is an island realm that has been connected with the United States Trusteeship in the time 1994 and said to be one of the youngest and smallest of all the self-governing states.

The Palau Island is one of the most popular diving places in the whole world. It is located away from the southwest Micronesia, its republic has a group of 343 islands, spread its north to south area it can build the island of Kayangel up to the Angaur Island, with extra five small islands that are often acknowledged to be the southwest islands

The island of Palau’s rich and vigorous reefs can give wealth to the marine life; it also helps in the development of corals and some wrecks. Dives is in easy access below the knee deep water and can push line down to the pits of almost a thousand feet and more.

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It is said that you can a numerous huge pelagic predators, sharks, turtles, dolphins and many other species that are migrating gathers and form their groups in this island. One of the main attractions in Palau is its Rock Islands. The Rock Islands is consists of a group of many rounded, green covered small islands which seems to be floating above the sea water. You can try the boat trip in the island and be amazed to the beautiful white sand beaches in the shades that are best for having a picnic. The underwater view is reserved for snorkelers and divers to found a new heaven for them. Under the water you can find and see the nicely curved drop-offs, blue holes, healthy reefs, white and crystalline cavern and the most attractive part is the reminisce of World War II.

The island of Palau offers a good service to professional divers and make them experienced the real diving practice for them as well as knowing the best place for them. There are almost over a hundred dive place in the island. The Palau has been acknowledged by CEDAM – a group of marine scientists and aquatic conservationists as the number one underwater wonder in the world. You can find more than a thousand kinds of aquatic animals that are staying in the islands; this includes the barracuda, manta rays, sharks and giant clams.

All divers should not let this pass, the experience of diving in the world’s famous rock islands. The experience of wall diving in the popular sites of world like the blue corner, Ngmelis Drop-Off, blue hole and the Peleliu Corner shouldn’t be missed by them. On the other hand, this island is the best for snorkelers because of its clear water and underwater kingdom. There are also some activities that can be done in the place like a tour in rock islands, a visit in stone faces and monoliths of Ngarchelong, a trip to Belau National Museum, helicopter tours, air tours, adventure in Kayaking and experience the scuba diving. A visit in stone faces and monoliths of Ngarchelong will let you experience hiking and camping in many traditional villages of the island and also for you to see the ancient stones that was left by the early Palauans

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Palau Weather

The Palau experiences a tropical climate each whole year around. There will be a yearly approximated temperature of 28 degree Celsius. Rains can occur in the whole year but most of it is in the months of July and October. There will be an average humidity in eighty two percentages. Typhoons will be rare because the Palau is outside the typhoon belt.

Getting There and Around

Citizens of United States don’t need a visa and most of the guests can have their own free 30 days tourist visa upon their arrival. To get there the best way should be by plane. Using plane is natural to most people so this will not be a problem. There will be only one airport available which is Airai that can be found in Babeldaob. Most of the people came from the Continental Micronesia arrives from the daily flights of Guam. These have good ties and connections with Japan and United States as well as Manila of Philippines. Chartered flights are also available from Taipei, South Korea and Japan because of the different operators.

Useful Language

Other than English, Palauan is the language in Palau Island. This language came from the family of Austronesian Languages and is recognized as one of the two languages in Micronesia that belongs to the set of Sunda Sulawesi. Nowadays, most people there used English as their means of communication to understand their guests freely and clearly.

FAQ

Q:Where is Palau?
A:Palau can be found in the Pacific Ocean almost near to Philippines and the southern part of Tokyo, Japan.

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Q:How can I go to Palau?
A:There are some ways to go in Palau. Most people use plane to go in there. There will be airport in Babeldaob which is named as Airai. That will be the only airport that has a flight going to Palau. Try to check their site for further information.

Q:What are the best months to dive and visit the island?
A:Anytime in a year is actually the good time for a visit in Palau. Starting from the month of June up to the start of the month of October, there will be some likely chances of rainy days or rainfalls that may cause some heavy waves and a different flow of current than usual. Palau is very near enough to our world’s equator to be affirmed that it is already outside the typhoon zone of the planet. In a whole year, the very best time to visit and have a dive in the Palau Island will be around the months of November and May.

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