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Palau, Micronesia
 

Palau, known as Belau locally, is an archipelago consisting of several hundred volcanic and limestone islands and coral atolls.  Palau is world reknown for its spectacular underwater life.  Located in the Caroline Islands approximately two hours by air west of Guam, Palau offers interesting topside as well as underwater adventures. The walk along the beaten path to the waterfall is not for the meek but is well worth the effort. Not to be missed is a snorkel trip to the unique saltwater jellyfish lake where snorklers can swim amongst hundreds of stingless jellyfish.  In addition, Palau has a number of interesting World War II wrecks which can be explored underwater.

 

For more underwater images in this region, select gallery number below main image on this page.

 


Arceye hawkfish (Paracirrhites arcatus)

Arceye hawkfish

(Paracirrhites arcatus)

 

Arceye hawkfish (Paracirrhites arcatus)

Arceye hawkfish

(Paracirrhites arcatus)


Ornate butterflyfish (Chaetodon ornatus)

Ornate

butterflyfish

(Chaetodon ornatus)


Bluespine unicornfish (Naso unicornis)

Bluespine unicornfish

(Naso

unicornis)


Yellowstripe snapper (Lutjanus kasmira)

Yellowstripe snapper

(Lutjanus kasmira)

 


Copyright Lily Mak

 

Purple dottyback (Pseudochromis porphyreus)

Purple

dottyback (Pseudochromis

porphyreus)

 

Allard's anemonefish (Amphiprion allardi)

Allard's anemonefish

(Amphiprion allardi)



Puffer



Puffer at

cleaning station



Fusiliers


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