German Channel

German Channel
German Wall
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Aerial view of German Channel
LocationKoror, Palau
Nearest landNgemelis Island
Coordinates7°13′38″N 134°17′03″E / 7.22722°N 134.28417°E / 7.22722; 134.28417Coordinates: 7°13′38″N 134°17′03″E / 7.22722°N 134.28417°E / 7.22722; 134.28417
Dive typeOpen-water
Depth range3 to 40 m (9.8 to 131.2 ft)
Average visibility60 ft (18 m)
Entry typeBoat
Bottom compositionSand, coral

German Channel is an artificial channel dug into the Palau's barrier reef in the south-west that connects the lagoon to the Pacific Ocean. The channel was made by the Germans during the time when Palau was a German colony. Presently, it is a popular dive site.[1][2]

See also

References

  1. ^ Rock, Tim (2000). Lonely Planet Palau: Diving & Snorkeling. Pisces Books. p. 144. ISBN 1864500190.
  2. ^ Cook, Ben; Marvin, Lorry; Lathe, Chad; McCrea, Megan; Lejkowski, Christy; Lejkowsk, Rick; Gall, Michael (2010). Micronesia and Palau. Other Places Publishing. p. 234. ISBN 0982261934.
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