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Mandarin Fish Lake

Koror, Koror Island, Palau
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Some of the best snorkeling on the planet!!

Everyone who snorkel s should visit this marine lake. It gives new meaning to clear water. The... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2017
lisa w
sandy utah

We also asked Sam's Tours to take us here on one of our kayaking snorkeling days. A great choice... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2017
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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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

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

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 26 July 2016

Went here as a part of a kayaking excursion. AMAZING snorkeling all around - super shallow, and we got to see tons of fish! We're divers - and had never seen fish this plentiful while snorkeling. This was our first experience snorkeling/diving in Maldives and...More

Thank xspasticx
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
Reviewed 13 November 2015

I did a Kayak Tour with Blue Planet and Mandarin Fish lake was one of the stops. It was really cool. I'm not used to that mandarin fishes are coming out on daytime. It is really cool to take pictures! It is really shallow and...More

Thank BimBim94
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