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Micronesia :: Palau : Ngerchong Island

Situated inbetween Koror and Peleliu on the east coast, this island has some interesting diving. Because depths and currents are not an issue here, the area is ideal for beginners and photography.

Ngerchong Outside is a gently sloping wall featuring a good variety of soft and hard coral as well as anemones. You can expect to encounter plentiful schooling fish as well as the occasional shark or manta ray.

The Coral Gardens or Ngerchong Inside is probably the best site in Palau for seeing hard corals, with a huge array of staghorn, table and brain coral to be seen. You'll also find large numbers of cuttlefish, sea horses, nudibranches, clownfish and turtles amongst the fish life here.


Depth: 3 - 24m

Viz: 25m+

Currents: Weak

Getting there : Boat 30 mins from Koror

Best months: Dec - June


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