Australia & the Pacific Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Australia & the Pacific activity »
  1. 1 Help me choose among these Sydney hotels, please
  2. 2 AUSTRALIA
  3. 3 a month in Australia help please
  4. 4 New Zealand and/or Australia - Nature sites, day bus tours?
  5. 5 Choosing Tasmania or Perth/ Margaret River
  6. 6 6 Days South Island Help
  7. 7 Trip Report Zipping through New Zealand with a Fiji Finish
  8. 8 3 1/2 weeks in New Zealand
  9. 9 Help us extend our Dec. Heron Island Tip
  10. 10 2 days in Auckland. what to do
  11. 11 NEW ZEALAND 18 DAYS ITINERARY
  12. 12 Visiting New Zealand/Australia in April
  13. 13 Connection Time at Sydney Airport
  14. 14 Choose a destiation - Oceania Island(s) for 10 day trip
  15. 15 Cairns/Port Douglas from Sydney
  16. 16 Snorkeling in Whitsundays
  17. 17 New Zealand Itinerary
  18. 18 Dining
  19. 19 Where to tay in Apt in Melbourne
  20. 20 Car Hire Insurance Excess in Melbourne
  21. 21 Flights from Ottawa to Sydney to Auckland
  22. 22 Kia Ora Sauvage and/or Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort
  23. 23 Finalizing OZ Itinerary
  24. 24 quick 5 day trip to New Zealand, North Island. Sugestions for our trip?
  25. 25 Cairns to brisbane
View next 25 » Back to the top

Palau Snorkeling vs. Indonesia vs. Thailand

Jump to last reply

We are avid snorkelers and have been to Bunaken, Komodo, Togean in Indonesia; Fiji, Redang and Prehentian Islands off Malaysia, Great Barrier off Lizard Island, Fiji, Belize, Honduras/Roatan and many other Caribbean Islands. We were not that impressed with Fiji, Belize or Roatanor or the other Caribbean Islands, i.e. St.John. compared to the others mentioned above.
We are ready to take a trip to Palau to spend 10 days snorkeling in the Rock Islands and out at the reef and a bit beyond. Some will be done by our chartering a motor boat and a few trips by kayak.
Is Palau as good in variety of coral, fish species and sea anenomes and colors as Indonesia and/or Malaysia? We have to travel 24 hours to get there so we want to assure ourselves that it is the highest quality, other than maybe Raja Ampat, or Papau New Guinea, and hopefully a little different. We are aware of Jelly Fish Lake and were in one small one on the Malaysian peninsula and found it interesting but vibrant colored corals (hard and soft) and a wide variety of fish in depths of 5-15 feet is our primary interest. HELP.

Advertisement