Tortuga Bay’s annual Thanksgiving trip for 2014 was to the popular islands of Palau.  Our group of 16 spent a wonderful week living on board the fabulous dive boat the Palau Siren. All of our diving was off of their two 28′ tenders.

As typical for Palau, the diving was magnificent.  Palau offers a unique and varied array of diving opportunities.  Of course there is the sheer beauty of the South Pacific and it’s clear waters and vibrant coral.  But Palau offers more in the line of unique attractions such at the Blue Corner and Jellyfish Lake.  It was also a location for some major involvement in WWII and there are several WWII wrecks to dive on and an interesting tour of the island of Pelilu.  

If you haven’t been to Palau we highly recommend you put it on your bucket list.  It is a long way to go, and certainly not the cheapest destination, but we guarantee you will not be disappointed.

 

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Japanese Zero Aircraft

Japanese Zero Aircraft

Gun Bunkers

Gun Bunkers

Large Gun Overlooking Runway

Large Gun Overlooking Runway

Japanese Tank

Japanese Tank

Original Runway on Pelilu

Original Runway on Pelilu

Perfect Photo Op

Perfect Photo Op

Lots of Jelly Fish

Lots of Jelly Fish

They Can't Sting

They Can’t Sting

Snorkeling Jellyfish Lake

Snorkeling Jellyfish Lake

Japanese Command Post

Japanese Command Post

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World Famous Blue Corner

World Famous Blue Corner

Divers all hooked in

Divers all hooked in

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USA Monument on Pelilu

USA Monument on Pelilu

Monument to Marines

Monument to Marines

Nautilus Dive

Nautilus Dive

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Lots of turtles

Lots of turtles

Beautiful soft corals

Beautiful soft corals

Crocodile Fish

Crocodile Fish

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Dive briefing

Dive briefing

The group and crew

The group and crew

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More Blue Corner action

More Blue Corner action

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Manta Ray feeding station

Manta Ray feeding station

Resident Napolean Wrasse

Resident Napolean Wrasse