Welcome to Big Drop-Off, the breathtaking dive site that will leave you in awe of the underwater world. Located at the southwest side of Ngemelis Island and just 24 miles away from Koror, Big Drop-Off Palau is a sheer vertical wall that runs along the whole length of the island. This wall drops straight down to 900 feet, making it an irresistible attraction for divers who are passionate about exploring the depths of the ocean.

As you descend into the crystal-clear waters, you'll be greeted by an array of colorful marine life that will make your heart skip a beat. Schools of Pyramid Butterflyfish and Square Anthias gracefully forage for plankton just a few feet from the wall. Soft corals in shades of deep violet and hot pink make an excellent background for spectacular photo ops. Dwarf angelfish such as Coral Beauty, Keyhole, and Gray's dart in and around the coral heads at the top of the reef, while Hawksbill Turtles like to feed and rest on the top of the reef. Keep your eyes peeled for Gray Reef, White Tip, and solitary Leopard sharks that patrol back and forth along the drop-off.

The Big Drop-Off Palau dive is suitable for novice divers, with moderate to no currents. Visibility ranges between 50 to 100 feet, depending on the direction of the tides. Your Fish ’n Fins Divemaster will guide you between 3 to 120 feet and ensure your safety throughout the dive.

underwater photo of a white nudi branch, a chromodoris at the reef in Palau

As you make your way through this stunning dive site, you'll discover fascinating historical artifacts from WWII, such as a chain and ball used to prevent the Japanese from entering the waterway leading to German Channel. Lieutenant Barnum from the US Navy conducted this operation, and the chain and ball remained a mystery for 40 years until newly appointed Admiral Barnum returned to Palau in 1986 and shared his story.

At Big Drop-Off Palau, you can explore the wonders of the underwater world at your own pace. Drift with the current, and admire the sea fans of all sizes that jut out from the wall. Leather corals are abundant in some areas, hiding the underlying reef substrate. If you have a good eye for details, you may spot Leaf fish, Stonefish, and the venomous Lionfish, so ornately camouflaged that they seem to melt into the rocks.

Don't miss out on the opportunity to explore this amazing dive site. Come and experience the beauty and excitement of Big Drop-Off Palau with Fish ’n Fins.