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Jellyfish Lake

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Address: Koror, Koror Island, Palau
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Saw baby jellies only, due to last years drought!

When we visited this famous lake last May, all the large jellies had died off due to an unrelenting drought in the area. The jellies need nutrients to be washed into the lake... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Arroyo Grande, California
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Zurich, Switzerland
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

not very interesting to visit at the moment. the jellyfish are supersmall so the divecenter didnt offer to go there. since not all of our group had already seen the jellyfish lake we were a bit disappointet. when there are lots of big jellyfish it’s a wonderful place! inform yourself before booking.

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Arroyo Grande, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When we visited this famous lake last May, all the large jellies had died off due to an unrelenting drought in the area. The jellies need nutrients to be washed into the lake from the surrounding hills. This had not happened due to the unrelenting drought last year. We swam to the far end of the lake and saw tiny... More 

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Dublin, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Jellyfish lake is closed now due to the Jelly Fish all dying off. Likely due to over snorkeling and suntan lotion killing the marine life. Let is recharge but there are a ton of great things to do in Palua if you are a water sport person.

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

This was one of the most spectacular, sublime places I have ever visited in the world. The dive shop from Dolphin Bay in Peleliu made sure to arrive early, before any crowds, and we had the lake to ourselves for most of the hour or so we snorkeled through jellyfish. In more than decade of diving, this was the only... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Due to radical changes in weather last year, most of the jelly fish died and it is currently not possible to visit. They are expected to recover again, but it may not be before 2019 according to locals. Hang in, jelly survivors!

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

The tour operators will not visit jellyfish lake at this time because there are no jellyfish. Given that the permit is $100 it is nice that they don't just take your money. I was disappointed as this was the top attraction I wanted to visit while in Palau

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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Easy snorkeling with thousands of painless jellyfish! A bit of a hike (10 mins) up over a rocky trail and steps. Hand ropes available some of the way. 15 min boatride from Sam's Tours.

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

What an experience to snorkel with jellyfish in a lake. It was one of the moment once in a lifetime.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

I was with a group of 12 underwater photographers who spent a week on a live aboard SCUBA diving before doing this on our last day before leaving Palau. This lake was the only reason I decided to go on the trip as I wanted the opportunity to experience such a rare phenomenon. It did not disappoint. After a week... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Jellyfish lake is home to a special variant of jellyfish devoid of stingers, making it a very special spot for snorkeling and shallow free diving. You are literally surrounded by hundreds of jellyfish, all slowly floating toward the sun. BRING A GOPRO FOR THIS ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME EXPERIENCE!!!

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