German Channel, Koror Island

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Dive beneath the clear blue of German Channel for enviable views of passing manta rays, tropical fish, and schools of sharks. The channel leads incoming and outgoing tides from the inner lagoon on the island, and its mouth contains abundant and diverse marine life. A range of tour groups offer diving opportunities at the mouth, which remains the only place to explore the waters due to fast currents and a shallow bottom elsewhere. The channel gets its name from the German occupation of Palau, which lasted from 1899 to 1914. Arrange to visit German Channel and other attractions in Koror using our Koror tour planner.
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  • August 16, 2016
    German waterways is in order to transport supplies to ships through the German army, constructed out of a channel. Waterways deep on both sides of the shallow, can see color, very beautiful, fit patted photo on the boat or something, no, don't know what is.
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  • July 28, 2016
    When first I heard mention of the German Channel I immediately thought of Das Boot reruns: The 1980’s subtitled epic adventure of a motley bunch of ruggedly handsome Deutsche submariners scuttling ass...  more »
  • July 10, 2016
    Despite the artificial origin of the channel, it is one of the most interesting places for diving in Palau. Main interest-high chance to see large manta rays, but there are also large concentrations of jack fishes, small reef sharks, picturesque terrain.
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Where to stay in Koror

The town of Koror offers the main bulk of the accommodations available in Palau. With a range of hotels, luxury resorts, and rental apartments, travelers of all varieties, tastes, and budgets will find a base in the town from which to explore the rest of the islands. Book a private, secluded bungalow to get the most from your island holiday.
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