Welcome to Mandarin Fish Lake, Palau - a must-visit destination for underwater photographers and nature lovers. Our dive site, situated in a serene lagoon surrounded by the famous Rock Islands of Palau, is a unique spot to discover the beauty of Mandarin Fish in their natural habitat.

With Fish ’n Fins, you can explore this stunning dive site and observe these shy, colorful little creatures up close. Our experienced guides will take you on an unforgettable journey through the Mandarin Fish Lake, where you can encounter various marine species and enjoy the tranquility of the crystal-clear waters.

Mandarin Fish are one of the most popular fish species in Palau, and they are often seen darting among the corals in the area. These fish are incredibly reclusive and prefer still waters where they can easily hide among the rocks or corals. However, they are also quite territorial, so once you find them, you can usually find them every evening in the same place.

The Mandarin Fish Lake is a relatively shallow dive site, suitable for novice divers. The site's depth ranges from 3 to 24 feet (1 to 8 meters), and visibility varies between 15 to 40 feet (5 to 13 meters). With no current in the area, diving at Mandarin Fish Lake is a safe and enjoyable experience for all divers.

underwater photo of 2 mandarin fish at night in Palau

As you explore the lagoon's cove, you will encounter two large coral heads rising off the sandy bottom. These coral heads are where the Mandarin Fish reside, and they are the attraction of this area. The fish are very colorful, and they contrast beautifully against the white branches of the coral heads.

To the patient photographer, the rewards of diving in the Mandarin Fish Lake will be worth the wait. The Mandarin Fish can usually be seen only at dusk or on very cloudy days, and they are extremely shy. However, once they get used to the presence of divers and photographers, they become more relaxed and will pose for your cameras.

Our dive shop, Fish ’n Fins, provides a safe and exciting diving experience for all levels of divers. We offer various dive packages and provide all necessary equipment for your dive. Our experienced and knowledgeable dive guides will ensure that you have an unforgettable experience at the Mandarin Fish Lake Palau.

Palau is just a short speedboat ride away from Koror, and with Fish ’n Fins, you can experience the wonders of this beautiful underwater world. Whether you're a seasoned diver or a novice, diving in the Mandarin Fish Lake is an experience you won't forget. Book your diving adventure today and discover the beauty of Mandarin Fish in Palau!