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.