Palau is an archipelago which is located in the Pacific Ocean around 500 miles east of Philippines. Palau has been rated as the Number 1 Underwater wonder of the World. Also, Palau is one of the world’s youngest and smallest nations. This place is often called as the “cradle of diversity” due to the number of biologically diverse creatures that are found here.
The warm waters of Palau hold the richest and biologically most diverse coral reefs on the planet. Around 700 species of corals and 1500 species of fish have been recorded by marine biologists. These corals which are placed here and the topmost layer which is just few metres below sea-level look like wild flowers that are swaying in the water currents.
At one place particular place of Palau’s waters is the Blue Corner which is named after the deep blue colour of water that is present here. The water currents are very strong in this area and big shoals of fish are attracted here which often may block out the sunlight for the divers. Other than this, Palau has over 80 marine lakes. The most famous of these is the Jellyfish Lake where divers can swim without the fear of being stung by the fish.