Liveaboard Diving in Palau with Photographer Stephen Wolborsky
Our skiff glides westward through the glassy flat. I can taste the sea. I’m glad I’m in my wetsuit, as the skiff’s speed, combined with the breeze, makes it a little cool.
We are the first dive boat of the day in German Channel. Our “mother ship,” the Ocean Hunter Liveaboard, remains moored at the lagoon end of the channel, near one of the majestic rock islands. We’ve been there since last night and I’d slept soundly after the previous day’s 4 dives. Ahead I can clearly see Ngemelis Island to our 1 o’clock, the outlines of Peleliu to our 10 and, in the distance at 3, the so-called “70 islands” of Ngerukewid.
Ulong Channel, One of Palau's Best Dive Sites
Grey reef and white tip sharks, school of barracudas, jacks, snappers, groupers, spotted eagle rays... Is there a dive site, which has it all? Yes, absolutely!
Let me accompany you to my favorite dive site here in Palau - the Ulong Channel. Starting from the mouth of the channel we will enjoy the first highlight: patrolling grey reef and white tip sharks. With some luck, we can even see a school of baby grey reef sharks. From there we are going to drift into the channel. The channel itself has a sandy bottom, surrounded by a breathtaking coral garden.
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Dive the Chandelier Cave in Palau
Are you ready for your next dive adventure?
Then you shouldn't miss out on one of our famous dive sites here in Palau - the Chandelier Cave. The cave is hidden in one of the rock islands, just 5 minutes away from Fish ’n Fins dive shop, an affiliate of Ocean Hunter Liveaboards Palau. The entrance is shallow (around 4 m/12 feet) and therefore easily accessible. What makes this cave so special are the 4 chambers, each filled with an air pocket. During the dive, we will explore the cave and ascend to each chamber's surface. The ceiling is full of stunning stalactites. You can even take out your regulator and