Palau is fondly called “the rainbow country” because in that typical tropical island climate it takes but a few minutes to turn from sunshine to rains, and before you have a chance to open your umbrella the rains will stop and the rainbow will be there to greet you with a wide open grin.
Besides seabed creatures, Palau is known for tuna fish and typhoons – both come in abundance. Each year between June and August, under the influence of Pacific air mass many low tropical pressures will be formed around Palau and gradually developed into typhoons and “exported” to Taiwan and the Philippines.
Among the numerous resort islands and diving attractions, why does Palau continue to be one the “Seven Diving Wonders of the World?” No marvel. Palau simply got it made. Its 286 km2 land area has been divided into 280 plus islets scattered around the Southwestern Pacific. Found in this tiny precious region are 200 plus diving attractions, 49 surface diving spots, 1,500 plus species of tropical fish, more than 700 exquisite corals and the only nonpoisonous jellyfish in the whole world.