"Scuba Dive: Palau" Palau Things to Do Tip by bobbynish
Palau Things to Do: 74 reviews and 129 photos
Palau is predominantly a divers destination so you should probably go diving. If you've never been scuba diving this would be a fantastic place to get certified. I would highly recommend Sam's Tours as your dive operator. They are a class act with top notch dive guides, 5 star all the way. Now lets get to the heart of the matter here, there's no such thing as a bad or boring dive in Palau. If you're a diver, you're probably already well aware this fact. If you're not, then get your ass in the water, man. The sheer volume and diversity of wildlife here is mind blowing. You'll see everything from shoals of Jacks and barracuda to Napolean Wrasse and Tiger Sharks. If you're an underwater photographer, this will be heaven for you! Also right next door to Sam's Tours they have a little bar and grill (Bottom Time Bar & Grill). Great place to enjoy a beer and some fresh seafood caught that day, while you wait for your friends to get back from their dives. The calamari was fresh and fantastic.
A side note for things to do... You can go shopping for Palauan wood carvings. They're magnificently hand crafted on fantastic wood, one of Palau's signature items. The larger and more ornate the carving the higher the price. Rumor has it, some are crafted by the local degenerates who were unlucky enough to get busted and thrown in the bighouse. You can actually buy them at the local prison... so i'm told.