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Underwater Photo Location: Ulong Channel

Underwater Photo Location: Ulong Channel

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This is one of my favorite dives in Palau, and is best done on an incoming tide. Dive starts when you drop down a mooring line and swim with the reef wall on your left until you reach the mouth of the channel wherein you stop and hook in to watch sharks or other big fishes go by. After this, you to the mouth of the channel, an area where currents can range from none to very fast! The channel has a sandy bottom at the center, around 30-40ft in depth, and on both sides, you can see a lot of nice macro life and a lot of sharks too! The most visually stunning part of this dive is the big patch of lettuce coral on the right side as you move along the channel. It is like a huge condominium of fish. If you have to choose another dive site next to Blue Corner, then Ulong Channel must be on your list.
Facts about Ulong Channel
  • It is in Palau
  • Ulong Channel is in the Pacific.
  • The typical depth is 0-30 Metres 0-100 Feet.
  • The typical visibility is 10-30 Metres 30-100 Feet.
Dive types
Liveaboarddayboatwallnightdrift

Marine Life
bigsmallsharksturtlescoral

Diving facilities
airnitroxrepairsinstructionguidedfriendly

Photo facilities
macrowideanglepfriendlyphireinstruction

by Wendy Capili
A very pretty flatworm taken at Ulong Channel with Nikon D80 + 60mm macro + single Ikelite DS51

by Wendy Capili
Taken at Ulong Channel, Palau with NikonD80 + Sigma 15mm + Magic filter

by Wendy Capili
Hawkfish at ulong Channel, Palau Nikon D80 + NIkon 60mm + single Ikelite DS51

by Jun Lao
Siaes Tunnel- Palau watch-> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMYZ7OgIjmE

by Yiu Tin Tang
Gray Sharks ran after us in U-long channel!! so Close... - Canon S95

by Dmitry Vinogradov
Flowers Nikon D2X + 60 mm in Seacam. Subtronik Alfa Pro + Inon Z-220.

by Yiu Tin Tang
Always seen others made this shot, now my turn! Canon 600d, Tokina FE 10mm F3.5 1/200 ISO100

by Tony Cherbas
Big Eyes @ Ulong 2

by Tony Cherbas
Slow Shutter Spin Out

by Stuart Ganz
Red Fish

by John Loving
drift dive in the Ulong channel on a rainy day.
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