Of my many travels Koror, Palau has got to be one of my favorite destinations. There is not much going on there and the internet sucks but if you are into a laid back place with phenomenal diving and interesting WWII artifacts then this is the place to go. Each year hundreds of thousands of JApanese and Koreans make this place a destination. I have also seen foreigners from all over Europe and other parts of the world but after having been there 4 times myself, it is predominately dominated by the Japanese.
The past few times I have been here I did not got a chance to go see the Jelly Fish Lake (which is one of the only places in the world that such a place even exists) but I made it a point to add it to my list of adventures this time. The cool thing about this lake is that it is full of thousands of jelly fish that have lost their ability to sting. Many years ago the jelly fish drifted through an underwater tunnel into a lake and never quite made their way out. But in this lake they have no natural predators so they eventually lost their ability to sting. Well, thats not entirely true. People who are allergic to them can still be stung but the average person would not feel a thing. Good enough for me. 🙂
Anyway, this is me and Ben at one of the many sites we visited on our all day boat tour. We went to 6 different sites, including the jelly fish lake.
On the boat riding to a new site.
The Rock Islands are sooo cool. And the weather was beautiful on this day so we had smooth seas to skim across all day.
We went to the Giant Clam Sanctuary. Here is a dead one lol
We fed a school of Remora. Strange looking things…
Below is a school of Jack Fish. And lurking so very near (which low key freaked me out) were menacing Oceanic Black Tip Sharks. Yes, sharks were swimming underneath me, we fed them in fact. Correction, I didn’t feed them, our tour guide did. I was swimming furiously the other direction but thats a different story for a different day.
Finally arrived at the Jelly Fish Lake!!!
The jellyfish were so delicate. Unfortunately I killed at least 10 that I can could. Sliced them completely in half. It wasn’t my fault, I swear. I was just swimming but just the movement of my hand through the water was enough to throw them off course and in some cases kill them. Oh well, it was fun swimming there.
We finished up with a World War II wreck that was about 20 feet deep so we could actually swim down to it on one breath of air 🙂
Finishing up the night with shisha and looking over the lagoon. Ahhh life is good.