Diving in Palau: Top 10 Best Scuba Diving Spots in Palau

Palau, A Diving Paradise

Palau is an incredible destination in the Pacific, where you’ll find a mesmerising blend of marine life, historical wrecks, and stunning underwater landscapes. Its clear waters reveal a wealth of dive sites, each with its own unique allure. From vibrant coral reefs bustling with colourful fish to encounters with majestic sharks, manta rays, and turtles, Palau offers a rich tapestry of underwater experiences for divers of all levels. Whether you’re a novice or seasoned diver, there’s something here for everyone to enjoy. With its pristine waters and diverse marine ecosystems, Palau beckons adventurers to explore its depths and discover its wonders.

Ready to dive into the adventure? Join us at Solitude Liveaboards for an unforgettable journey in Palau. Our liveaboards,  Solitude One and Solitude Gaia, are your ticket to immersive dive tours that promise exhilarating underwater exploration. Let’s look into this unforgettable experience together.

Top 10 Dive Sites in Palau

Immersed in Jellyfish Lake

Blue Corner

Blue Corner is not just a dive spot; it’s an underwater carnival! Here, the confluence of currents brings in sharks, barracudas, and jackfish schools, turning the waters into a bustling marine highway. Diving along the steep wall, adorned with vivid corals and sea fans, is like floating in a vibrant underwater gallery.

German Channel

At the German Channel, prepare to be awe-struck. This site is famous for manta ray cleaning stations, where you will glide alongside these majestic creatures. Plus, the sandy bottom and coral bommies are like little neighborhoods teeming with sea critters – it’s a whole underwater world waiting to be explored.

Ulong Channel

Ulong Channel is your ticket to an exhilarating drift dive. Picture yourself being gently carried along a garden of soft corals and sea fans, surrounded by a rainbow of reef fish. And just when you think it can’t get any better, you’re greeted by a magnificent lettuce coral garden. Spectacular coral formations everywhere you turn your head!

Jellyfish Lake

Jellyfish Lake is a unique detour from traditional diving. You have probably seen pictures of people snorkeling amidst millions of stingless jellyfish – it’s like diving into a scene of Avatar . This surreal swim is a rare ecological wonder that Palau proudly boasts.

Peleliu Wall

Peleliu Wall offers an underwater mountain range waiting to be explored. Divers here can experience the thrill of encountering pelagic species against a backdrop of a dramatically dropping wall teeming with vibrant sea life.

Ngemelis Wall (Big Drop-Off)

Ngemelis Wall, or the Big Drop-Off, is a vertical underwater playground. This site is a tapestry of rich corals and sea fans stretching down into the depths, making every dive here an adventure into an alien yet beautiful world.

Siaes Tunnel

Oh, Siaes! Yet another magical spot of Palau. The light play inside this underwater tunnel creates an atmosphere that’s out of this world, and the marine life here, from lobsters to rare fish, adds to its almost mystical charm.

Chandelier Cave

Chandelier Cave is an underwater realm of wonders. Diving through this cave system, with its stunning stalactite formations lit by natural light feels like exploring a hidden, submerged castle.

Iro Maru Wreck

The Iro Maru wreck is a dive into history. As you swim through this World War II relic, now a home to diverse marine life and adorned with corals, you can’t help but feel a deep connection and respect for both its past history and its present natural ecology.


Fairyland is as magical as its name suggests. This dive spot, a hidden gem near the Rock Islands, is a serene underwater sanctuary, where colourful corals and playful reef fish, with the occasional visit from a manta ray, create a truly enchanting experience. Take your camera with you!

Immerse Yourself in the Vibrant Marine Life of Palau with Solitude World

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Each of these amazing diving spots in Palau is a unique dot on the archipelago’s vast marine canvas. From the western waters hosting Blue Corner or German Channel to the serene Rock Islands cradling Ulong Channel and Jellyfish Lake, each location promises a distinct dive experience.

The southern sites like Peleliu Wall and Ngemelis Wall show off dramatic underwater landscapes. Siaes Tunnel and Chandelier Cave near Koror are perfect for those looking for a quick underwater escape. The Iro Maru Wreck lies just off Koror, waiting to tell its tale and one of our personal favourites, Fairyland, remains a serene off-the-beaten-path site.

Join Solitude One and Solitude Gaia Liveaboard on this journey through these and more of Palau’s top scuba diving spots. Our expertly curated diving excursions offer unparalleled opportunities to explore the breathtaking underwater landscapes and encounter the diverse marine ecosystems that Palau is renowned for.

Book your Palau scuba diving experience with us today and embark on a journey to discover the wonders of the underwater world like never before. Contact our reservations team for more information or to secure your spot now.