Best way to get to Palau
Posted 17 October 2012 - 06:22 AM
Posted 17 October 2012 - 05:23 PM
There are also several companies flying from Taiwan..
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Posted 17 October 2012 - 10:11 PM
Posted 18 October 2012 - 03:07 AM
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 06:50 AM
I have been to everywhere you listed other than raja. In my opinion, Palau has the most diverse diving. Wrecks, walls, drift, sharks, mantas, jellyfish lake, channels, caves, and not to mention the beautiful topography. Having said that, it isn't the best for any one thing. It's just really good for everything.
Lembeh is tough to beat from a critter standpoint. And in my opinion is the best of all the destinations you mentioned from a photography standpoint. The macro in Palau isn't even in the same discussion as lembeh. Lembeh however, is not diverse in the sense of the type of diving. Basically all muck.
Komodo, personally, I was disappointed in. When I went, I had just come back from lembeh, and so the macro was not as dense and disappointing. Granted I did not goto, horseshoe bay because of wind. The reefs there were better than Palau, but not by much. Palau had much more sharks as well. I didn't feel that Komodo was really great for photographers, as the currents made life hard. Palau has current but a lot of the time you are hooked in and so it's easy. So for me I would repeat Palau before Komodo.
Haven't been to raja but heard it is wonderful. My impression is that it is similar to Komodo for a lush reef standpoint, and based on my experience in Komodo, I am less likely to goto raja soon. the main reason, is that it is hard to get to for me.
Posted 19 October 2012 - 12:21 AM
Posted 19 October 2012 - 12:24 AM