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Diving in Koror
When to go to Koror
Koror is a year-round destination with a tropical wet climate. The rainy monsoon season begins in July and can last until October. The high season for diving is from November to May. The average air temperature stays between 26C/78F and 28C/82F. The average water temperature stays between 27C/78F and 29C/84F. The water visibility usually exceeds 30m/98ft. The currents: none to moderate. What to see There is a great diversity of marine life: different species of sharks and turtles, manta rays, lionfish, barracuda and mandarin fish, cuttlefish, giant clams, lobsters, jacks, neon fusiliers, black snapper, colorful anthias and many others.
Scuba diving in Koror
Koror is the largest city in Palau, and serves as the country's main commercial and tourist center. Roman Tmetuchl International Airport is located here. Koror offers a wide variety of water sports such as sailing, fishing, snorkeling, diving, parasailing, surfing, kayaking and jet-skiing to name only a few. From wreck diving, to cave diving, to channel diving, Koror has it all. Most popular dive sites Among popular dive sites the nearest ones are Jellyfish Lake, Ulong Channel, Blue Hole, Chandelier Cave, Helmet Wreck, Iro Wreck, Pincher's Reef (best dived at night) and others. Jellyfish Lake is a unique site - it is filled with nearly 2 million jellyfish. Helmet wreck, an unidentified Japanese cargo ship, sunk in 1944, was only discovered in 1990 at the depth of 15-35m/50-116ft. She only measures a modest 58m/191ft, but there is much to see. It is a fascinating dive where down in the ship's holds, boxes of depth charges, helmet stacks, webbing and 3 large aircraft engines can be found along with some machine guns, rifles, old boots, boxes of shells.