Scuba diving in Shark City

From Boat
Diver level
Average: 49.2 ft
Maximum: 164 ft
Average: 65.6 ft
Maximum: 164 ft
Located on the western reef of Palau, Shark City is finger-shaped and consists of slopes, absolutely vertical walls, and canyons. They drop all the way down to meet the sandy run-off. The reef bends south creating a curve with a large plateau. The currents around this dive site are often strong and irregular, accompanied by open ocean swells.

When to go

Shark City has warm waters for diving all year round. The average air temperature is about 26-30C/79-86F, while the water temperature ranges between 26-27C/79-81F. There is quite a bit of rain during all parts of the year, but June and July are the rainiest months.

What to see

This dive site proves its name by providing the opportunity to see numerous gray reef sharks and great hammerheads. In addition to these giants, divers can be surrounded by schools of barracudas, snappers, butterflyfish, and unicornfish. Lettuce corals around Shark City are full of spotted eagle rays, wrasses, and large parrotfish.

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