Why visiting Palau as European in 2021 is COVID-complicated
What happened in the Republic of Palau during the Covid Pandemic?
After the outbreak of the Covid pandemic, the government of Palau behaved, as is so often the case, in an exemplary manner, and immediately took all necessary measures to protect the population from disease and death. As a result, Palau was one of the few countries in the world to show ZERO Covid cases.
Explore the Rock Islands of Palau
The most interesting things you should know about Palau’s world-famous Rock Islands before visiting
The rock islands of Palau are only one of the many reasons to visit the country. Palau has gained a reputation as one of the world's most incredible dive destinations, and with good reason: world-famous dive sites like the Blue Corner and the German Channel are a must-see for every diving enthusiast.
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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