Known for its strong currents through the naturally occurring channels, this renowned dive site draws crowds seeking an exhilarating drift dive. There’s much to see as you drift along, including gliding sharks, and numerous coral formations. The dive culminates calmly in a picturesque area abundant with huge lettuce corals, potentially the largest known patch in the world. These corals have grown up from the channel’s bottom as high as six metres in places. The folds of the corals provide refuge for the many small reef fish that have made this reef their home.

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  • Title: Desert Rose
  • Creator: Christophe Bailhache
  • Date Created: 2017
  • Location: Ulong Channel, Palau
  • Location Created: Ulong Channel, Palau
  • Rights: © Underwater Earth/Christophe Bailhache. Image partners: Bloomberg Philanthropies and Tiffany and Co. Foundation and Paul G Allen Family Foundation (as part of the 50 Reefs initiative), Google, Panedia, Fourth Element
  • External Link: Underwater Earth 360: Desert Rose

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