Amazing diving cruise in Palau surrounded by sharks, mantas, napoleons and nautilus
Amazing diving cruise in Palau surrounded by sharks, mantas, napoleons and nautilus…
The Palau Siren welcomed on board, for this 10 days trip, a group of international divers. After, the briefing and the equipment set up, everyone went early to bed for a good night sleep. On the following day we started with our check dives at Haf Adai wreck and Buoy 6 Wreck. Then, the Palau Siren moved towards Ulong where we dove at Sandy Paradise and Cemetery reef where we dove amoung sharks, snappers, barracudas
The next day, we dove at Siaes tunnel and Siaes corner, where we saw turtles, jacks, sharks, bumphead parrotfish. For the next dive of the day, we went back to Ulong Channel where we say sharks, Napoleon wrasses, schools of barracudas, bumphead parrotfish and even an octopus. After this, it was time to go down to Ngemelis where we anchored at 2 dogs Island. Blue Corner was first on the list where, due to the unusable little current, our guests had the chance to explore the dive site and see all schooling fish and sharks patrolling this dive site. For our second dive, we choose Big Drop Off, a beautiful wall covered with soft and hard corals. At German channel, where even though the mantas didn’t show up, we had a great dive with sharks and lots of schooling fish.
We chose New Drop Off for our first dive of the next day. Thanks to the nice current that we got, we could hook and enjoy the bunch of sharks that were swimming just in front of us. Next on our schedule was Ngemelis wall where we got a school of about 30 juveniles grey reef sharks swimming along the wall. On the way back to the Palau Siren, we spotted a Manta Ray making his way out through German Channel. After lunch, we dove Dexter`s wall and German wall for our night dive.
Before heading to Peleliu, we decided to snorkel at Jellyfish Lake. Once we arrived to the WWII Island, we dove Peleliu Cut where we luckily witnessed a massive school of Red Snappers that was hanging around just at the cut, after they finished spooning at Peleliu corner early morning. We also spotted a school of Bumphead parrotfish, grey reef sharks and a school of jacks. Next was, Orange beach’s beautiful hard coral garden. On our way back to Ngmelis, we spotted a group of pilot whales on the surface near Peleliu Corner. On the following day, a nautilus dive was scheduled at Turtle Cove followed by a dive at Blue Holes. Then back to Blue Corner where this time, we got enough current to hook and enjoy the show. Our night divers, had the opportunity to see at Turtle Cove moray eels, crabs, shrimps, nudibranch, as well as a lion fish and some turtles.
Next on our schedule was Virgin Blue Hole where we saw many nudibranch, lion fish, turtels, sharks and a school of snappers. After this, while some of our guests did our Peleliu Land tour, the rest dove at Barnum’s Wall. For the next dive of the day, in German Channel we saw 3 big mantas feeding above us. As they didn’t go down to the cleaning station, we decided to snorkel with them after the dive. Our adventure was nearly over, and before heading back to Malakal, we went back first to Peleliu where we dove Peleliu Wall and Peleliu Cut, then to Ulong where we dove Ulong Channel. Once back to Malakal, we dove Iro Maru and Chandelier Cave.
Thank you guys for this great cruise. It was fun to have you onboard! I hope to see you soon again!