Ngeaur Island Snorkeling
The MOST popular snorkel dive spot in Palau.
Thursday 18 August 2016 06:29 GMT
Southwest of Koror and Peleliu Island, the snorkeling off Ngeaur Island is well known for clear waters and diverse marine life. The Ngeaur Island is within the state of Anguar, so it is sometimes referred to as Anguar Island. The best Angaur snorkeling is off the southwest side of Ngeaur Island at Turtle Reef.
The Republic of Palau consists of 343 islands located in the western Pacific Ocean but only 9 islands are inhabited. They form the southwestern end of the Western Caroline Islands in Micronesia. The country is in a free association with the United States, which provides defense and use of the US Dollar as currency. The islands of Palau are the exposed peaks of an under-sea mountain ridge. These peaks have a protected coral lagoon with an encircling barrier reef. The lagoon waters are known to have excellent water clarity and exceptional marine diversity, which results in Palau archipelago being rated as one of the best snorkeling dive destinations worldwide. During Palau snorkeling, you may encounter colorful pristine coral reefs, giant clams, anemones, sponges, wrasses, parrotfish, triggerfish, cuttlefish, sea turtles, sharks, stingrays and manta rays.
To reach the snorkeling in Palau by air, fly into the Roman Tmetuchl International Airport which is located on Babelthuap Island just north of the town of Airai. It is about 6 miles northeast of Koror. The airport is served by direct flights from Guam, Japan, Phillipines, Taiwan and South Korea. The flights from Guam are served via United Airlines and occasionally stop in the Yap Islands on the way. To reach Guam, there are United Airlines flights from Honolulu. Keep in mind that most flights arrive and depart very early in the morning.
Overall, Ngeaur Island is the 1st most popular snorkel dive spot of all 2 snorkeling dives in Palau.