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Palau is located in the western Pacific Ocean and consists of hundreds of small islets. On the world map, Palau can be found about 800 kilometers east of the Philippines and 3,200 kilometers south of Japan. The Palau archipelago consists of 356 islands in total, the largest of which is Babeldaob with 396 km². Only eleven of the islands are inhabited. As a travel destination, Palau is still relatively unknown to Europeans – 75 percent of tourists come mainly from Japan, Korea and Taiwan. The remaining tourists come from the USA, Australia, the Philippines and only a small part from Europe. The island state can be assigned to the island region Micronesia. The term Micronesia stands for several independent countries in the Pacific, which form an “archipelago” of over 2,000 tropical islands and atolls over a distance of 4,000 kilometres. The nine archipelagos of Micronesia, each of which has its own language, culture and history, consist of Guam, Palau, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Marshall Islands and Kiribati, and the archipelago of Yap, Chuuk, Pohnpei and Kosrae, grouped together as the Caroline Islands. Palau is best known as one of the most beautiful dive sites in the world through the Rock Islands. The Rock Islands are tropically overgrown mini-islands that rise out of the sea like mushrooms. During a boat trip through this island world or during a sightseeing flight, together with the turquoise-green sea, breathtaking sights arise.

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Palau – Travel Guide, Diving & Things to Do (Micronesia)

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The islands of Palau in Micronesia are one of the most beautiful diving areas in the world. The dreamlike images of the UNESCO World Heritage Rock Islands have certainly been seen by many on the Internet or in reports on television. We spent a total of 12 days on Palau and have summarized in this post everything important (arrival, entry requirements, climate, hotels, attractions, diving) for a holiday in Palau for your own travel planning.

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Palau – Scenic Flight over the Rock Islands & Seventy Islands (Palau)

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Even before our holiday we had seen the pictures of the Rock Islands in Palau in the diving magazines and on the internet, we knew that we really wanted to make a scenic flight over the Ngerukeuid Islands (better known as The Seventy Islands). We think sightseeing flights are just a great opportunity to marvel at our world from above and get a completely different perspective on our earth. For example, we have already made sightseeing flights over the Blue …

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Peleliu – Diving on Palau Island (Palau)

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When we studied Palau before our trip, we often encountered the name Peleliu. Peleliu is a state of Palaus and is located about 50 kilometers southwest of the city of Koror. The island had interested us for two reasons: On the one hand, some of the most beautiful dive sites of Palaus are to be found here and on the other hand you can see some relics from the Second World War.

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Jake Seaplane – Diving at the Plane Wreck (Palau)

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On today’s diving day, when we already had two dives in the southern lagoon, we went back to the diving school of Fish ‘n Fins. Here we briefly loaded new diving bottles onto the boat, because today we wanted to take advantage of the opportunity to do a third dive. This usually goes to Jake Seaplane,just 5 minutes from Koror. We didn’t want to miss that. On Aruba we already had the opportunity to see a plane underwater and were …

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Our China Airlines flight via Taipei to Koror (Palau)

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After our AIDA Caribbean cruise in December, it was now: Finally holidays 🙂 For the next 15 days we chose the island paradise Palau and the big city taipei in Taiwan – a nice combination of island holiday, beach, diving and sightseeing. We have had Palau on our bucket list for a long time. Through a diving magazine, we became aware of the destination, which is located a little remotely in the Western Pacific and is considered one of the …

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