A Stunning Dive Site for Novice to Intermediate Divers - Located just 28 miles southwest of Koror, Ngedbus Wall is a must-visit dive site for all diving enthusiasts. As a novice to intermediate diver, this dive site offers you a unique opportunity to explore the underwater world and get up close with a wide variety of marine life.

Ngedbus Wall is part of a reef system that starts at German channel and runs southwest to Peleliu Corner. Just south of Ngedbus Island is Ngedbus Wall and Ngedbus Corner. The top of this reef starts in just a few feet of water and during extreme low tides the top of the reef will be exposed. Both walls at Ngedbus are sheer drops to approximately 250 feet (80 meters). Where the northern and southern reef walls meet, at Ngedbus Corner, they form a small plateau at approximately 25 feet (8 meters).

The marine life at Ngedbus Wall is nothing short of amazing. Sea fans of all sizes jut out from the sheer reef wall, making an excellent photographic background. Thick and healthy soft corals with colors ranging from deep violet to hot pink are seen everywhere. Many Gray Reef Sharks patrol the walls and circle above the corner. Yellow and white clouds of Pyramid Butterfly fish and myriads of Redtoothed Triggerfish dominate the reef's edge. The plateau and the upper wall are home to large schools of silvery barracudas, rudderfish, and snappers. Spotted Eagle Rays and Napoleon Wrasse are often seen here as well as big pods of Dolphin.

underwater photo of a school of yellow fish in Palau on top of the reef

The diving experience at Ngedbus Wall is unparalleled. The speed and direction of the current here is unpredictable, and it can be very strong at the corner. Your Dive Guide will start the dive somewhere along the eastern or southern edge of the reef. East to West, you will follow the face of the wall to a depth of 60-90 feet (20-30 m) keeping the reef on your left. The reef has a moderate slope littered with broken corals and sand runoffs. After about 10 to 15 minutes into the dive, the topography will change to a sheer wall with colorful soft corals and large sea fans. Eventually, the walls will merge and create Ngedbus Corner. This corner is lively, and lots of action should be expected. If the current is strong, hook on to the plateau at approximately 25 feet (8 meters) and enjoy the show.

If you prefer to dive south to north, this dive starts along the western wall, keeping the reef on your right. The reef is similar in topography and marine life. You will approach the Ngedbus Corner at the end of your dive.

One fascinating fact about the Island of Ngedbus is that it was a military airstrip used by the Japanese before and during WWII. Some remains of the old runways can still be found there, adding a unique historical element to your diving experience.

To make the most of your diving experience at Ngedbus Wall, it is recommended that you have a novice to intermediate diving experience, depending on the current. The top of the reef ranges from 0 to 3 feet (0 to 1 meters) depending on the tide, while the plateau is approximately 25 feet (8 meters). Visibility can range from 50 to150 feet (17 to 50 meters) depending on the direction of the tide.

In conclusion, Ngedbus Wall is a stunning dive site that offers a unique opportunity to explore the underwater world and get up close with a wide variety of marine life. With its unpredictable current and sheer walls, this dive site is best suited for novice to intermediate divers who are seeking a challenging yet.