Jellyfish Lake / Palau

Gold jellyfish
Jellyfish Lake is a lake that is 30-40min boat trip from Koror island. It is a closed pool where during thousands of years its main dwellers – the golden jellyfish have completely lost their stings as they didn’t have to fight the predators. They spend their days under the sun rays, slowly drifting from one part of the lake to another.
At this remote Pacific island there is an abundance of sunlight that is necessary for golden jellyfish not only for rest, but also to survive as the sun feeds the seaweed that live in the tissues of jellyfish and give them energy.
Every morning, when the dawn enlightens the sky at the east, the jellyfish start swimming to the light and then return to the western coast at dusk waiting for a new day. Jellyfish avoid shadow regions of the lake, where predators live. The size of the jellyfish doesn’t usually exceed 16cm/6in.
Swimming in the lake is available for everyone who can swim, although people who have allergic reactions require defensive swimming suits.

Location: The western Pacific Ocean, in Palau’s Southern Lagoon, between Koror and Peleliu

What to see: Millions of amazing golden jellyfish

Depth: 5-25m/16-82ft

Currents: none

Visibility: 10-30m/32-98ft

Season for diving: All year round. The average water temperature is 26-29C/78-84F.


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