Liveaboard Diving in Blue Corner

What to expect on a Blue Corner Liveaboard

Liveaboard diving to the Blue Corner should be on most divers tick list. This Micronesia dive site is a natural corner created in the sea, which borders on the deep open ocean and has been said to be one of the best dive sites in the world. It is located on the South West reefs of Palau islands and on the Northwest end of Ngemelis island. It is located about 46 km (25 mi) from Koror, so it will take between 50 and 70 minutes to reach the site on your Blue Corner liveaboard. The visibility is very much dependent on the currents, with outgoing current lowering the visibility. It ranges between 12 m (40 ft) and 30 m (100 ft). The level of diving depends on the currents which are to be able to change within seconds. The Blue Corner liveaboard you will be going with will know best, but when currents are low even inexperienced divers can dive here. The depth ranges from 8 m (25 ft) to 30 m (90 ft).

What You Can See

Liveaboard diving to the Blue Corner offers a thrilling experience. This dive site provides divers with a lot of different marine species as well as exciting underwater topography. The reef itself is thriving with many variations of hard and soft corals  and it inhabits the largest schools of fish some people have ever seen. It has a sea wall which starts at 10 m (30 ft) and which extends all the way down to 330 m (1000 ft), this wall is covered in colourful corals and numerous Gorgonian sea fans, a spectacular sight. The reef then plateaus at 12m (45ft) to 20m (60ft) so accessible for most divers and this plateau is absolutely covered with massive coral heads and specifically a lot of cabbage corals.

When it comes to marine life, there is a high chance you will firstly see a large variety of species, but also some very spectacular ones. Apart from the extremely large schools of fish, some of the permanent species include Jacks, Barracudas, snappers, Pyramid butterfly fish and the famous in Palau Napoleon Wrasse.

Some other impressive species which are there on a regular basis include Sharks, Eagle rays, Wahoos, Giant Groupers and Green turtles and Hawksbill turtles. These species have become passive minded about divers being about, so they come quite close so a great spot for some underwater photography. Occasionally you can see even more unique species such as Hammerhead Sharks, Whale Sharks, Manta Rays and Marlins.

Getting To Blue Corner

To get to this dive site, or to get to any Micronesia liveaboards which will be visiting this area, then you will need to make your way to Koror , which is the largest city in Palau. The airport is located on the island of Babeldaob which is connected by a bridge to Koror. The airport is called The Roman Tmetuchl International Airport. There are only five destination which have outgoing flights to Palau, so you would have to fly to one of these first; Philippines, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan and Guam. Once in Palau, everything is organised mostly from Koror, and any liveaboards will depart from the Malakal Harbour in Koror.


Blue Corner Diving Reviews

  • 9.4 Superb
  • 30 Verified Reviews
  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Fahdi D
  • France France

Blue corner is amazing, although current can be challenging

Diving Blue Corner in October on the Palau Siren

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Ronald M
  • United States United States

Definitely different. Hooking off and watching the fish go by was interesting, but there was plenty of small stuff on the reef.

Diving Blue Corner in August on the Palau Aggressor II

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Richard V
  • United States United States

OUTSTANDING! Thrilled we got to dive this site multiple times. Never gets old!

Diving Blue Corner in August on the Palau Aggressor II

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Fran G
  • New Zealand New Zealand

So cool hooking in was awesome l.

Diving Blue Corner in August on the Rock Islands Aggressor

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Scott A
  • United States United States

Very nice, strong current but not overwhelming...plenty to see

Diving Blue Corner in July on the Palau Aggressor II

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Tiam Poh L
  • Singapore Singapore

Amazing site. was hoping for stronger current though.

Diving Blue Corner in May on the Palau Aggressor II

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Gene F
  • United States United States

Great! I think I enjoyed the friendly Napoleon Wrasse more than seeing the sharks. Reef hooks are a must!

Diving Blue Corner in April on the Ocean Hunter 3

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Steven H
  • United States United States

The Blue Corner was really fun. Lots of sharks, schooling fish, great current.

Diving Blue Corner in August on the Palau Aggressor II

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Chris H
  • United States United States

Very cool, though I wish the sharks would come closer. They're quite shy in Palau

Diving Blue Corner in December on the Solitude One

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • BYUNGSEOK K
  • South Korea South Korea

had a not so strong current this time but intersted with hook-in diving

Diving Blue Corner in August on the Rock Islands Aggressor

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Shinta Narulita B
  • Singapore Singapore

Excellent - like blue hole most. the experiences of in and out the holes are really nice. especially when going down to the blue hole.

Diving Blue Corner in August on the Rock Islands Aggressor

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Chun Chang C
  • Taiwan Taiwan

Lots of ocean friends here brought me a great memory.

Diving Blue Corner in July on the Palau Aggressor II

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Richard C
  • United States United States

One of my favorite sites of all time!

Diving Blue Corner in May on the Palau Aggressor II

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Michael H
  • Germany Germany

Stunning. So many sharks ...

Diving Blue Corner in February on the Palau Aggressor II

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • CHRISTINA K
  • United States United States

Amazing with all of the sharks

Diving Blue Corner in February on the Rock Islands Aggressor

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • SHELLEY S
  • United States United States

Like walking in space! Very special and so glad we could do it twice!

Diving Blue Corner in December on the Palau Siren

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Michal V
  • Czech Republic Czech Republic

Blue Corner was the best dive site on our trip.

Diving Blue Corner in November on the Palau Aggressor II

  • 8.0 Very good
  • Ewa P
  • Poland Poland

Great - its a nice spot with a lot of sharks. But also lots of people.

Diving Blue Corner in November on the Palau Aggressor II

  • 7.6 Good
  • Christian S
  • Germany Germany

Awesome. It was the best ever. Sharks and turtles everywhere.

Diving Blue Corner in July on the Rock Islands Aggressor

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Marcio C
  • Brazil Brazil

My favourite dive. I got absolutely enchanted about this place.

Diving Blue Corner in June on the Rock Islands Aggressor

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Christophe M
  • France France

Current can be very strong, but you see a lot of sharks, and other hunter.

Diving Blue Corner in July on the Rock Islands Aggressor

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Alexandros K
  • Greece Greece

Very good, dove twice if i remember correctly

Diving Blue Corner in April on the Palau Siren