BLUE CORNER IS an action-packed drift packed with marine life, while Chandelier Cave is a shallow, cenote-like limestone cavern; Jellyfish Lake is a surreal snorkel and German Channel is a manta cleaning station. All classic Palau, all completely different.
That said, there are a few things to expect in Palau. This is the open Pacific Ocean, so the visibility is typically excellent, and the currents can often be very strong.
Good visibility means that we have the chance to take on larger scenes than normal and the fisheye will be our go-to lens.
In such clear water, we shouldn’t limit ourselves just to close-focus wide-angle, but instead take on some big-scene wide-angle.
Currents bring reefs to life, but, at the same time, make photography a challenge. I’ve run many workshop trips in currenty locations, and the main thing I’ve learned is that photographers are never happy!