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Big Drop-off, Melekeok

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Reef Water Body
Plunge beneath the waters at Big Drop-off, a popular dive spot in Palau. Novices will enjoy the rich diversity of marine life on display here, centered around a coral reef that drops down 274 m (900 ft) to the ocean floor. Gray reef, white tip, and leopard sharks are all visible, patrolling the still waters. Look out for stonefish and leaf fish, disguising themselves against the colorful coral. Various tour groups run trips to the dive site, and experienced guides will give you the information you need to have a safe and memorable experience. To visit Big Drop-off on your holiday in Babeldaob Island, and find out what else Babeldaob Island has to offer, use our Babeldaob Island vacation trip planner.
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  • Jacques Cousteau named this site. It was one of his favorite s in all the planet. It was great snorkeling or diving. The corral is every color shape and size. The quantity unsurpassed as is the variet...  more »
  • Please note, this is not off Melekeok on the main island. It is a reef drop off in the Rock Islands. You can only get there by boat, which means going on a tour group or chartering your own. Like all ...  more »
  • This is a popular dive site just south of the German Channel. Location is inside the reef so visibility is not the best. The currents are mild so suitable for beginner divers. Dive depth is 15m and th...  more »