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The beautifully crafted 40m SY, Palau Siren, was built specially to meet the demanding requirements of divers, to ensure the ultimate liveaboard experience for up to 16 guests.
The Ocean Hunter III is a custom-designed liveaboard, solely to meet the demands of scuba divers. The 29m boat holds 8 spacious cabins, each equipped with private bathroom facilities and AC.
The state-of-the-art liveaboard, the MV Rock Islands Aggressor is a 32m catamaran built for the smoothest exploration of Palau’s crystal clear waters. Dives are conducted from the excellent skiff.Rock Islands Aggressor
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
Amazing site. was hoping for stronger current though.Diving Blue Corner in May on the Palau Aggressor II
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
Exceptionnelle Beaucoup de requins gris de récif Beaucoup de poissons ;Bancs de carangues Gros Napoléons La 2eme plongée : le courant étant tellement fort que la plongée a été arrêtée après 30 minutesDiving Blue Corner in May on the Palau Aggressor II
The Blue Corner was really fun. Lots of sharks, schooling fish, great current.Diving Blue Corner in August on the Palau Aggressor II
Very cool, though I wish the sharks would come closer. They're quite shy in PalauDiving Blue Corner in December on the Solitude One
had a not so strong current this time but intersted with hook-in divingDiving Blue Corner in August on the Rock Islands Aggressor
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
Lots of ocean friends here brought me a great memory.Diving Blue Corner in July on the Palau Aggressor II
One of my favorite sites of all time!Diving Blue Corner in May on the Palau Aggressor II
Stunning. So many sharks ...Diving Blue Corner in February on the Palau Aggressor II
Amazing with all of the sharksDiving Blue Corner in February on the Rock Islands Aggressor
Like walking in space! Very special and so glad we could do it twice!Diving Blue Corner in December on the Palau Siren
Blue Corner was the best dive site on our trip.Diving Blue Corner in November on the Palau Aggressor II
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
Awesome. It was the best ever. Sharks and turtles everywhere.Diving Blue Corner in July on the Rock Islands Aggressor
My favourite dive. I got absolutely enchanted about this place.Diving Blue Corner in June on the Rock Islands Aggressor
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
Very good, dove twice if i remember correctlyDiving Blue Corner in April on the Palau Siren