Mandarin Fish Lake, Koror

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Discover a recluse of Palau's diverse marine life at Mandarin Fish Lake. Hidden among rocky outcrops and lush vegetation, the lake gives divers and snorkelers a glimpse of the shy mandarin fish against the white-sand backdrop of the lagoon's floor. If you don't catch sight of the epoynous fish, don't worry: the lake's rich ecosystem supports many other colorful, exotic, and rare species, and the surrounding landscape offers a plethora of photo ops. Mandarin Fish Lake is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Koror Edition.
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  • The fish are there but without a trained eye helping you, the chances of seeing one is slim. The lake however is gorgeous and worth the trip. The coral spectacular.  more »
  • I dove in about 8 feet of water and was able to see multiple mandarin fish alongside Sam's Tours docks. If you dive this would be a very easy sport, they apparently mostly come out around dusk though ...  more »
  • Everyone who snorkel s should visit this marine lake. It gives new meaning to clear water. The quantity and variety are unbelievable  more »

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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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