Big Drop-off, Melekeok

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#8 of 11 in Wildlife in Palau
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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  • June 11, 2017
    Egypt to super miesge. Planktonu = La Vela-vela should be visibility = zraloky .... Yes, we have two types of lead. najcastejsie.
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  • April 4, 2017
    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 »
  • January 14, 2017
    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 »

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