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Jellyfish Lake

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Address: Koror, Koror Island, Palau
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+680 488 2600

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Saw baby jellies only, due to last years drought!

When we visited this famous lake last May, all the large jellies had died off due to an unrelenting drought in the area. The jellies need nutrients to be washed into the lake... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2017
Arroyo Grande, California
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

If you plan to visit Palau to visit the Jellyfish Lake you may need to reconsider. Due to the drought and El Nino the lake is now devoid of Jellyfish. Hopefully they will recover. There is still great snorkelling and diving in Palau.

2 Thank Judith R
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

I gave this a 'terrible' rating because of the fate of the jellyfish and not for the actual tour. We were told that the jellyfish had died and the lake is now officially closed. There are other pockets of jellyfish apparently but those areas are not open to the public (good thing - let them recover). Good excuse for me... More 

1 Thank Chez-from-Oz
sandy utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

After the drought 2 years ago the jelly fish all died. Slowly they are coming back. Hopefully it won't take longef

Thank lisa w
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37 reviews
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Reviewed 1 April 2017

Due to the drought, and too many tourists, the stress on the jellyfish was too much. It is closed to allow the poor critters a break and a chance, we hope, to recover.

Thank ELizBoston
Zurich, Switzerland
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29 reviews
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

not very interesting to visit at the moment. the jellyfish are supersmall so the divecenter didnt offer to go there. since not all of our group had already seen the jellyfish lake we were a bit disappointet. when there are lots of big jellyfish it’s a wonderful place! inform yourself before booking.

1 Thank Fdaugaard
Arroyo Grande, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

When we visited this famous lake last May, all the large jellies had died off due to an unrelenting drought in the area. The jellies need nutrients to be washed into the lake from the surrounding hills. This had not happened due to the unrelenting drought last year. We swam to the far end of the lake and saw tiny... More 

1 Thank mariposa67
Dublin, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Jellyfish lake is closed now due to the Jelly Fish all dying off. Likely due to over snorkeling and suntan lotion killing the marine life. Let is recharge but there are a ton of great things to do in Palua if you are a water sport person.

8 Thank CSMOHR
Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

This was one of the most spectacular, sublime places I have ever visited in the world. The dive shop from Dolphin Bay in Peleliu made sure to arrive early, before any crowds, and we had the lake to ourselves for most of the hour or so we snorkeled through jellyfish. In more than decade of diving, this was the only... More 

1 Thank BoulderLad
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Due to radical changes in weather last year, most of the jelly fish died and it is currently not possible to visit. They are expected to recover again, but it may not be before 2019 according to locals. Hang in, jelly survivors!

2 Thank Rainman06
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

The tour operators will not visit jellyfish lake at this time because there are no jellyfish. Given that the permit is $100 it is nice that they don't just take your money. I was disappointed as this was the top attraction I wanted to visit while in Palau

1 Thank Daveycp

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