German Channel
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Peter B
27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Unforgettable experience. We were with Sam't Tours and they knew exactly when we should be at German Channel to enjoy Manta Rays.. and there were a lot of them! They would get really close with their mouth wide open... amazing schools of fish that you cannot see through. It is a must see and must dive. We were several times at German Channel during out 10 day trip and every time it was great success.
Written 28 December 2019
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Anthony D
Eugene, OR519 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
This is where the manta ray cleaning station is . If you dive stay out of the cleaning station . When I went most divers stayed behind the small reef wall and watched and took pics but one dive operation let’s its divers go into the cleaning station and disturbed the rays . We sat and watched as the mantas swam around for about ten minutes . When we left they were still feeding .
Written 21 November 2019
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romtas
Wilfersdorf, Austria203 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Friends
Diving in German Channel was an amazing experience each time I dived there!!!! Each single one of my dives there was rewarded by up to seven show-ups of manta rays. These majestic creatures exude an atmosphere of serenity, peace and tranquility.
Often they are accompanied by sharks.
GO there in any case!!!
Written 19 January 2019
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Rose
Saint Louis, MO441 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Friends
I wasn't too excited to go to German Channel on my last dive as we hadn't seen mantas for 3 years. We went to the cleaning station and Steven pointed in the distance. We bolted towards the shadows. There were three manta rays. The baby was curious about us and came very close to explore. The visibility improved magically. They stayed and we watched in wonder at their grace.
Written 27 April 2018
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ThelastJourneyman
McLean, VA137 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Family
When first I heard mention of the German Channel I immediately thought of Das Boot reruns: The 1980’s subtitled epic adventure of a motley bunch of ruggedly handsome Deutsche submariners scuttling assorted allied ships in the Mediterranean and Atlantic during World War II. My second thought was that of a pant-suited Chancellor Angela Merkel giving some long and detailed speech on the state of the European economy in the Bundestag.

But this was a markedly different German channel, more sound than vision: A massive, manmade water passage joining two remote islands in faraway Micronesia. Created over one hundred years ago, this fritzian furrow is an underwater gully flowing with color in an otherwise monotonic and unimpressive shallow sandy sea. Turns out that the corralled crevasse, originally dredged for commerce, von den Deutschen, has become a fabulous, world-class Scuba diving site.

The walls of the manmade trench appear to have created a near-perfect environment for coral colonies to prosper, and as we know, with healthy, vibrant coral comes almost everything else we want to thrive in our waters. Furthermore, strong ocean currents funnel the water through the trench like a burgeoning monsoon river. This curious combination of rush and reef makes for an aquatic adventure that would impress and excite even Squidward. Never mind the Scuba, just float on the surface with snorkel gear and fly like Eddie the Eagle ray over large diverse coral colonies, shivers of reef sharks, balls of parrotfish, groupies of grouper and regiments of Napoleon wrasse: And some of these fish are pretty darn big. Importantly, have your knowledgeable boat operator drop you at the starting line and follow you all the way to the end so that you can focus exclusively on taking in the world class views below.
Written 28 July 2016
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Caitysue42
Houston, TX99 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2015 • Friends
It's one of the main dive sites in Palau. Decent current so there a good chance of seeing sharks, bumphead parrot fish and other critters. We even saw a manta ray while riding the boat back to home base.
Written 9 September 2015
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Charlene Chew
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia88 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Shallow sandy bottom . There are 2 cleaning stations and can get crowded.

Viz depends , but for our dive, was around 10m.

SMB is useful coz in later part of the dive , one will be drifting along with current.
Written 7 May 2015
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AC C
Stavanger, Norway65 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Family
The whole area is just beautiful. I didn't notice this channel is man made until our tour guide had explained. It is very beautiful down there but meanwhile man can also feel the power of human destruction to the nature.
Written 27 February 2015
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Hashridz
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Friends
We saw marbles rays, white tips, black tips, grey reef sharks and to top it off a huge oceanic manta dropped by to welcome us. All on our 1st dive. We ended up diving here 2 more times. Highly recommended.
Written 15 January 2015
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KileyS93
Doha, Qatar44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2014 • Couples
We saw shark, manta and feather-tailed stingrays. It was quite a drift, as well,since the current was really moving through.
Written 13 September 2014
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