of Palau are its 200 Rock Islands, densely forested limestone
islets of varying sizes and shapes.
Palau's unique geography makes it a divers' mecca. Three major
ocean currents converge there, funneling a wide variety of marine
life: 700 corals and anemones, 1,500 kinds of reef and pelagic
fish, rare chambered nautilus and giant tridacna clams that are
commonly over four feet long and weigh a quarter-ton.
Moreover, Palau Lagoon
encloses dozens of World War II shipwrecks, coral reefs, blue
holes, giant undersea tunnels, stalactite-filled caves and over
60 vertical dropoffs.
Because of the diversity and density of the marine life and the
topography of the islands, Palau is regarded as one of the best
dive sites in the world.
Add clear waters with visibility often more than 100 feet, sea
temperatures that average 82 degrees, some of the least visited
and most romantic islands in the South Pacific.