Diving in Palau
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Palau Ocean Hunter
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Diving in Palau
|Currency:||United States Dollar|
|Language:||English & Palauan|
|Network Providers:||Palau Telecoms O3b|
|National Airline:||Palau Pacific Airways|
Untamed, peaceful and prestige, three words that will describe Palau. Palau, a country in Oceania, is consisted of more than 500 islands and it is stretching around 459 square kilometers.
Having only three islands inhabited, Palau has just only more than 21,265 population, which mainly speaks either Palauan or English. Roman Catholicism is the dominant religion in the country.
Biodiversity in Palau is well recognized; as a matter of fact, it is renowned as the first Underwater Wonder of the World by National Geographic Society and one of the living “Edens” by Discovery Channel and Readers’ Digest.
There are about 1250 species of plants in Palau whereas, 830 of these are rare. Meanwhile, its fauna consists of 141 species of birds, 5000 species of insects, 46 species of reptiles and amphibians and around 40 species of freshwater fish.
Palau has steady warm climate. High temperature starts at November and ends in April, with a maximum temperature of 32 degree Celsius. Meanwhile, rainy season ranges from July to October. The best season to visit Palau is from September to May, when the seas are calm.
Getting to Palau is quick and easy. The Roman Tmetuchl International Airport is the main airport in the country. In order to get here, there are 5 gateways, and these gateways are the Asian countries near Palau. These are Guam, Manila Philippines, Seoul Korea, Taiwan and Japan.
Regular vaccines are advised to the travelers. Also, sunblock is essential to apply before diving to avoid summer rashes or sunburn. Refrain from drinking tap water and eating plants and mushrooms found in the forests.