Dive Site: Turtle Cove, Palau

Square spot Anthia at Turtle Cove Koror, Palau. Diving holiday, travel planning tips for Turtle Cove - where, when, who and how

Site Overview

Site Type: Vertical Wall
Depth: Top: 5MMedian: 25MBottom: 30M
Location: On the outer reef south of the German Channel

Description

Turtle Cove is a vertical wall – so not sure why it’s called turtle cove – though we did see turtles toward the top of the reef at the end of the dive.

Turtle at Turtle Cove Koror, Palau. Diving holiday, travel planning tips for Turtle Cove - where, when, who and how

On the wall there are plenty of Gorgonian fans and sea fans generally.  As well as what’s interesting to see on the wall – you’ll see plenty of reef sharks cruising around.

Beautiful sea fans adorn the vertical wall that is known as Turtle Cove Koror, Palau. Diving holiday, travel planning tips for Turtle Cove - where, when, who and how

Also, towards the top of the reef you’ll see plenty of colourful reef fish – even specimens like these so called ‘Brown’ Butterflyfish.  I think they’d used up all the interesting names.

Brown butterflyfish at Turtle Cove Koror, Palau. Diving holiday, travel planning tips for Turtle Cove - where, when, who and how

The most intriguing critter on this dive for me was the Square spot Anthias.  It’s a type of Basslet (Serranidae family).   This little guy probably doesn’t realise he retails for $50-60.  (Hope he never finds out!)

Square spot Anthia at Turtle Cove Koror, Palau. Diving holiday, travel planning tips for Turtle Cove - where, when, who and how