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Mandarin Fish Lake

Koror, Koror Island, Palau
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Hard to spot.

The fish are there but without a trained eye helping you, the chances of seeing one is slim. The... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2017
Pacific Grove, California
Lots of Mandarin's near Sam's Tours docks!

I dove in about 8 feet of water and was able to see multiple mandarin fish alongside Sam's Tours... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2017
Niles, Michigan
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Koror, Koror Island, Palau
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

The fish are there but without a trained eye helping you, the chances of seeing one is slim. The lake however is gorgeous and worth the trip. The coral spectacular.

Thank Jesalee
Reviewed 28 August 2017

I dove in about 8 feet of water and was able to see multiple mandarin fish alongside Sam's Tours docks. If you dive this would be a very easy sport, they apparently mostly come out around dusk though I saw them during the day -...More

Thank Zigmom04
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Everyone who snorkel s should visit this marine lake. It gives new meaning to clear water. The quantity and variety are unbelievable

1  Thank lisa w
Reviewed 10 March 2017

We also asked Sam's Tours to take us here on one of our kayaking snorkeling days. A great choice as even if there had not been any mandarin fish, this would have been one of our top travel experiences ever. So many fish, starfish, neon...More

1  Thank RickMIusa
Reviewed 8 November 2016

I saw so many different species of fish including the beautiful Mandrin fish, also small purplely blue clams, orange star fish and beautiful corals. The colors were amazing.

Thank nanci60
Reviewed 23 June 2016

I went to Mandarin Fish Lake kayaking with my partner. It is an oasis of peace and beauty with excellent snorkelling and birdwatching. We didn't see the mandarin fish unfortunately, yet, the place is worth the visit.

Thank Ali_the_Westie
Reviewed 16 April 2016

We took a kayak tour through Sam's Tours and requested we visit Mandarin Fish Lake so we could take some pictures of the famous mandarin fish! Immediately upon entering the lake with our masks and snorkels, our guide showed us an area in the shade...More

Thank foxegurl266
Reviewed 6 April 2016

The marine lake is very clear and extremely shallow, so it's easy for any snorkeler. Usually you only see Mandarinfish at dusk when they come out to mate, but these were out during daylight hours. They are significantly smaller than what you see on the...More

1  Thank Jdivemaster
Reviewed 13 March 2016

The lake has beautiful and distinct corals, the beautiful Mandarin fish, Upside Down Jellyfish and even Nudibranch! The nocturnal Mandarin fish is out at 11am and if patient, you can photo!!

Thank mommadoc1
Reviewed 23 February 2016

This is a lagoon where u could see the small mandarin fish. I expend like 1 hr looking for the fish and I finally found it. You can also see some other fishes around. The above water view is also nice.

Thank arthalion
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